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The end of summer is still technically a couple of weeks at bay, but for most people the celebrations marking the Labor Day holiday pretty well wrap up summer-time fun and new endeavors prevail. We are blessed in the region to still enjoy a sizable con-tingent of men and women who make things with their hands. While it is no secret that manu-facturing employment levels have drifted sub-stantially south, the death of manufacturing is only a myth. In Berrien County we still average nearly a quarter of the overall workforce who are engaged in manufacturing. Nearly one in every four of us who hold a job holds one in the manu-facturing trades. To a lot of people that is a well kept secret because the headlines so often scream about the loss of manufacturing jobs. One small but great example of the hard work that contin-ues to be undertaken every day is the team at Kelm Acubar in Benton Charter Township. In the unassuming building at 1055 North Shore Drive, Andy Bodnar and his veteran team of machinists continually convert massive bars of raw steel into highly-machined shafts for a mul-titude of industries, but most notably for the world of energy. Since 1963 Bodnar’s team has been fine-tuning high-grade steel into such things as pistons and oil-well shafts for experts in the oil and gas fields of North America as well as original equipment manufacturers the world over. Machining massive parts that require toler-ances less than one third the diameter of the average human hair is enough to have you pull your own hair out, but Andy’s team performs so well that some of the pickiest end-users with extremely stringent guidelines now use Kelm Acubar as the gold standard by which all machin-ing companies are measured. The 40,000 square foot plant sports massive lathes, CNC machines, mills, grinders and cranes moving around steel stock weighing tens of thousands of pounds and running up to 42 feet in length. The extreme of those capabilities far surpass most competitors which helps to keep Bodnar’s crew reasonably busy. Yet, it wasn’t without massive re-invention that Kelm Acubar survived when much of the smaller tool & die related work they used to perform faded rapidly from the scene. Working with carbon & alloy steels, stainless steel, cast iron and bronze is heavy duty work, but the fin-ished product often shines like a large work of art. Which is as it should be, because the Kelm Acubar team very much epitomizes the art of manufacturing in Michigan’s Great Southwest. At the opposite end of the spectrum, the operator of a tiny little roadside stand is work-ing diligently to become the gold standard for sunflower growers in the region. Betty & Andy Grootendorst clearly have mastered the art of growing high quality sunflowers. In fact, &#10;&#07;&#07;&#18;&#17;&#15;&#03;&#13;&#19;  &#0c;&#0b;&#07;&#07;&#05;&#04;&#06;&#06;&#04;&#06; *%!&#02;&#0e;&#15; &#0d;&#0d;&#0a;&#08;&#06;&#07;&#0d;&#03;&#05;&#08;&#01;&#04;&#0d;&#0d;&#0d;&#0d;&#0d; &#1b;&#1a;&#19;!&#0f;&#11;&#1c;&#02;&#01;! The Labor Day holiday &#0e;&#02;&#08;&#05;&#0f; &#1a;&#18; ) weekend has arrived in the &#12;&#0c;&#15;!-.!&#05;&#0c; &#1a;&#19;&#18;"! ! &#10;&#07;&#07;&#18;&#17;&#15;&#03;&#13;&#19; M oody &#10;&#0b;&#05;&#06;&#0b;&#02;&#03;&#01; &#1f; %'" "" " &#1a;&#18;&#04;&#08;&#08;&#18; &#14;&#0f;&#0c;&#0e;&#18;&#06; &#0f;&#03;&#07; &#1d;)%0.<;?;><> Pat &#1a;&#02;&#17;&#01;&#1d;&#10; &#07;&#1b;&#0c;&#10;&#1d;&#10;&#0c;&#07;&#01;&#17;&#06;&#0c;&#10; @?.&#0c;&#08;&#17;&#1c;&#1b;&#1c;&#08;&#04;&#17;4.'&#08;&#05;$&#1c;&#04;&#15;.>6&#0c;&#08;&#17;&#1c;&#1b;&#1c;&#08;&#04;.&#11;&#08;&#08;&#1b;&#14;&#0d;&#17;&#1b;. 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Make your plans now, and find the Grootendorst collection and most are pollen-free. weirdest concoctions possible for Wendy to have Thanks to some late plantings, you should be to create behind the bar that day. able to find sunflowers through most of the fall &#0c;&#0d;&#07;&#08;&#10;&#07;&#04;&#01;&#0e;&#04; &#11; Here’s a quick reminder that this week’s at Addy’s for use at parties, fall weddings, class Tri-State Regatta with sailors pouring in from reunions…or “just because!” Later this month Illinois, Indiana and Michigan is one of only a the stand will roll out quality pumpkins, Indian handful of days each year when the public is corn, gourds and cornstalks for fall decorating. invited to The St. Joe River Yacht Club which You’ll find them near the S-curve on Coloma plays host to the grand affair. You are welcome Road if you want to get things started. to attend breakfast, lunch, dinner, the pool, live I wish that I could have given you a heads-music on the lawn and more throughout the day up in time to make one last visit, but the doors of today, Saturday, September 1 st . Check it out…its The Cedar Closet in downtown St. Joseph great fun…especially the Rhumbline Bar ! have closed for the last time. Sole proprietor Another renowned author will show up on Mynell Molsby tells me that she is leaving us to the doorstep of Parable Christian Store & the “jump the broom.” The venerable consignment P Graham Dunn Gallery in Southtown St. shop at 415 State Street burst onto the scene Joseph soon as part of an 11-day book-signing nearly four years ago and never looked back, tour. Award-winning, bestselling author enjoying huge successes along the way. 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My friends at Austin Tax & Financial are taking up the torch again this year for the 2 nd Annual R.E.A.D.Y. Taekwondo Fundraiser. The big event with Grandmaster Al Smith is scheduled for next Saturday, the 8 th , from 4 until 8pm next to The Livery in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Over the past half dozen years, Al’s unique approach of physical fitness and dis-cipline has proven to be an effective program in increasing student grade levels in the Benton Harbor Area Schools system. For more infor-mation or to buy tickets, contact Tom Austin at 429-1585 or the Grandmaster himself at 325-2930. Great food, beer and wine will all be a part of the party along with live music from Four Spacious Guys, and a live demonstration from R.E.A.D.Y. students. The Livery will also be the focal point for the 6 th Annual Artoberfest 2012 two weeks from today on September 15 th . Things get underway that day at noon and run well into the night with an amazing array of regional talent, brew masters and wineries all in the big parking lot and adja-cent park behind the microbrewery. All proceeds from the event will benefit the New Territory Arts Association . Entry is free from noon until 5pm and $5-bucks each after 5pm. In addition to great refreshments and live entertainment, an art fair will display regional professional and student artists from noon until 7pm. It’s a first class event every year, so don’t miss it! 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Pat Moody<br /> <br /> The Labor Day holiday weekend has arrived in the neighborhood and that means that lots of folks who labor diligently at all lines of work will earn a three-day respite to recharge their batteries and gear up for the work of fall. The end of summer is still technically a couple of weeks at bay, but for most people the celebrations marking the Labor Day holiday pretty well wrap up summertime fun and new endeavors prevail. We are blessed in the region to still enjoy a sizable contingent of men and women who make things with their hands. While it is no secret that manufacturing employment levels have drifted substantially south, the death of manufacturing is only a myth. In Berrien County we still average nearly a quarter of the overall workforce who are engaged in manufacturing. Nearly one in every four of us who hold a job holds one in the manufacturing trades. To a lot of people that is a well kept secret because the headlines so often scream about the loss of manufacturing jobs. One small but great example of the hard work that continues to be undertaken every day is the team at Kelm Acubar in Benton Charter Township. In the unassuming building at 1055 North Shore Drive, Andy Bodnar and his veteran team of machinists continually convert massive bars of raw steel into highly-machined shafts for a multitude of industries, but most notably for the world of energy. Since 1963 Bodnar’s team has been fine-tuning high-grade steel into such things as pistons and oil-well shafts for experts in the oil and gas fields of North America as well as original equipment manufacturers the world over. Machining massive parts that require tolerances less than one third the diameter of the average human hair is enough to have you pull your own hair out, but Andy’s team performs so well that some of the pickiest end-users with extremely stringent guidelines now use Kelm Acubar as the gold standard by which all machining companies are measured. The 40,000 square foot plant sports massive lathes, CNC machines, mills, grinders and cranes moving around steel stock weighing tens of thousands of pounds and running up to 42 feet in length. The extreme of those capabilities far surpass most competitors which helps to keep Bodnar’s crew reasonably busy. Yet, it wasn’t without massive re-invention that Kelm Acubar survived when much of the smaller tool & die related work they used to perform faded rapidly from the scene. Working with carbon & alloy steels, stainless steel, cast iron and bronze is heavy duty work, but the finished product often shines like a large work of art. Which is as it should be, because the Kelm Acubar team very much epitomizes the art of manufacturing in Michigan’s Great Southwest.<br /> <br /> At the opposite end of the spectrum, the operator of a tiny little roadside stand is working diligently to become the gold standard for sunflower growers in the region. Betty & Andy Grootendorst clearly have mastered the art of growing high quality sunflowers. In fact, they sell their product to a few florist shops, some fruit stands, and naturally for their own small roadside operation of Addy’s Sunflowers & Pumpkins. The name of the stand honors their 15-year old daughter, Addy Grootendorst, who plays a major role in the operation. There are several varieties of sunflower in the Grootendorst collection and most are pollen-free. Thanks to some late plantings, you should be able to find sunflowers through most of the fall at Addy’s for use at parties, fall weddings, class reunions…or “just because!” Later this month the stand will roll out quality pumpkins, Indian corn, gourds and cornstalks for fall decorating. You’ll find them near the S-curve on Coloma Road if you want to get things started.<br /> <br /> I wish that I could have given you a headsup in time to make one last visit, but the doors of The Cedar Closet in downtown St. Joseph have closed for the last time. Sole proprietor Mynell Molsby tells me that she is leaving us to “jump the broom.” The venerable consignment shop at 415 State Street burst onto the scene nearly four years ago and never looked back, enjoying huge successes along the way. Mynell loves the fact that the space morphed from a retail space to a community place leading to dozens of friendships, hours of laughter and a solid measure of love. The shop wrapped up its great run at the close of business on August 29th and will be dearly missed by myriad fans.<br /> <br /> Another era of a different sort comes to a close almost directly across the street from The Cedar Closet a week from Tuesday when you have the chance to bid a fond farewell to my friend Wendy Dant Chesser of Cornerstone Alliance. The Buck Burgers & Brew at 412 State Street will host a farewell of sorts on September 11th from 4pm until 8pm when Wendy will serve as your Celebrity Bartender at The Buck. Former Cornerstone Board Chair Ken Kozminski, who owns The Buck with his wife Dayna, will donate 10% of the food and drink proceeds for that entire day to Cornerstone Alliance. Make your plans now, and find the weirdest concoctions possible for Wendy to have to create behind the bar that day.<br /> <br /> Here’s a quick reminder that this week’s Tri-State Regatta with sailors pouring in from Illinois, Indiana and Michigan is one of only a handful of days each year when the public is invited to The St. Joe River Yacht Club which plays host to the grand affair. You are welcome to attend breakfast, lunch, dinner, the pool, live music on the lawn and more throughout the day today, Saturday, September 1st. Check it out…its great fun…especially the Rhumbline Bar!<br /> <br /> Another renowned author will show up on the doorstep of Parable Christian Store & the P Graham Dunn Gallery in Southtown St. Joseph soon as part of an 11-day book-signing tour. Award-winning, bestselling author Beverly Lewis is making a Midwest swing in promotion of her new book The Bridesmaid. That is the second stand alone novel in her series Home to Hickory Hollow. Lewis has sold nearly 17-million copies of her books and is one of the top-selling authors in the inspirational market. The book goes on sale on September 11th, and Lewis will be at the local store at 7pm on the evening of Friday, September 14th. Parable can be found at 2913 Niles Avenue in St. Joseph. <br /> <br /> Local franchise holder Julie Wuerfel is understandably tall in the saddle this week with word from Inc. Magazine that her company, Mosquito Squad of Southwest Michigan is part of one of the nation’s fastest growing businesses for the second consecutive year. Especially in the wake of growing West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease reports across the region, Mosquito Squad is happy to be America’s largest mosquito elimination and tick control brand. The company has racked up a 3-year sales growth of 460% and ranks 758th on the list of 5,000 companies. In fact, it is now the 21st fastest growing franchise company on the list from Inc. Congratulations, Julie…and thanks for helping to keep us safe.<br /> <br /> My friends at Austin Tax & Financial are taking up the torch again this year for the 2nd Annual R.E.A.D.Y. Taekwondo Fundraiser. The big event with Grandmaster Al Smith is scheduled for next Saturday, the 8th, from 4 until 8pm next to The Livery in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Over the past half dozen years, Al’s unique approach of physical fitness and discipline has proven to be an effective program in increasing student grade levels in the Benton Harbor Area Schools system. For more information or to buy tickets, contact Tom Austin at 429-1585 or the Grandmaster himself at 325-2930. Great food, beer and wine will all be a part of the party along with live music from Four Spacious Guys, and a live demonstration from R. E.A.D.Y. students.<br /> <br /> The Livery will also be the focal point for the 6th Annual Artoberfest 2012 two weeks from today on September 15th. Things get underway that day at noon and run well into the night with an amazing array of regional talent, brew masters and wineries all in the big parking lot and adjacent park behind the microbrewery. All proceeds from the event will benefit the New Territory Arts Association. Entry is free from noon until 5pm and $5-bucks each after 5pm. In addition to great refreshments and live entertainment, an art fair will display regional professional and student artists from noon until 7pm. It’s a first class event every year, so don’t miss it!<br /> <br /> Also coming to The Livery on Thursday, September 13th from 5 until 10pm is the 2nd Annual REACT Thyroid Foundation Fundraiser. Live music, beer specials, gift basket raffles and a 50/50 drawing are all part of the show during September which is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month.<br /> <br /> If you’re still pumped up by the inspirational gold-medal American performance at the recent summer games, make plans now to head to Harbor Country for a bit of an encore. The 2012 EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour arrives on the beaches of New Buffalo next Saturday, September 8th, from 10am until 6pm. The free national event will feature 12 professional teams competing in “City vs. City”-style sand competitions for more than $2,500.00 in cash and prizes. The event is sponsored by the New Buffalo Business Association, Sparkling ICE and Kings Hawaiian Bread.<br /> <br /> If an air show of sorts gets your motor running, get Sunday, September 30th on your personal event calendar for the Andrews University Airpark Fly-In Drive-in and Pancake Breakfast. The Department of Aviation is inviting pilots and non-pilots alike to turn out for this annual event from 8am until noon that day. With more at www.andrews.edu/aviation/flight/events. Or you can call to 471-3120.<br /> <br /> There are currently 3,000 Michigan patients awaiting a life-saving or life-enhancing organ or tissue transplant…and they are the focus of next Saturday’s (9/8/12) 13th Annual Baroda 5K Run/Walk at Hess Lake Park as a part of Barodafest. It’s a family event that starts at 8:30am followed by a kid’s fun run at around 10am. Register ahead at www.barodavillage.org and follow the links for Barodafest. All funds raised go to the Edward F. Heyn Memorial Scholarship Fund at Lake Michigan College for students in medical science.<br /> <br /> The inaugural Harbor Authors Festival & Book Fair is coming next Saturday, the 8th, to the Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library in St. Joseph. From 10am until 4pm sixteen area authors will be on hand reading excerpts from their books, and hosting workshops.<br /> <br /> Next Sunday, the 9th, you will have another opportunity to visit Barbara & Ron Weirich’s extraordinary Lake Cliff Gardens. I have it on good authority that the Friends of the Lincoln Township Public Library will host the annual garden tour next Sunday from 9am until 5pm. Tickets are $10 each and available at the Library, with proceeds benefitting the library’s summer reading program and other special programming.<br /> <br /> Finally…Avid local runner Steve Silcox is looking for your help and your vote to make it into a future issue of Runner’s World magazine. From today through the 16th vote for his “Run to Your Happy Place” photo taken at Jean Klock Park which you will find on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brooksrunning. His photo is titled Dune Run by the Lake. Steve thanks you, I thank you…and best of luck in the competition Steve.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a superb holiday weekend…shop locally for back to school supplies…and we’ll see you again Saturday, right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cstonealliance.org 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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