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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer See display Ad on Page 9 Paper. News Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on September 8, 2012 September 8, 2012 Volume 13, Ver. 36 on your nomination, Carol…and best of luck in the balloting. Lots of people have been asking…and I have been unable to determine anything absolute at this point, but for all intents and purposes the end of the line seems to have arrived for the crew at Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders on Mall Drive in Benton Township. There’s been some chatter on social media about many folks being greeted by a locked front door and no indication of when a return can be expected. Even dialing the phone number only proffers an open-ended intercept Moody on The Market T he sudden tragic loss of Paul Kosachuk more than 18-months ago still stings for his family, but what is equally unsettling is the fact that a num-ber of people are apparently under the impres-sion that Paul’s death early in 2011 resulted in the closure of his family business. Nothing could be further from the truth. Peerless Canvas Products is still very much alive and thriving after 50-years in operation, and is now a third generation family-owned business. The busi-ness, which has been situated for decades along-side Eagle Point Marina across from Ace Hardware , is still owned by Paul’s widow Barbara and is in the extremely capable hands of Paul’s son, Scott Kosachuk. Launched more than 50 years ago by Scott’s grandfather Anton from his own home in St. Joseph, Peerless Canvas was run for many years by Paul and his brother Bill. In fact, Scott’s Uncle Bill is still in the canvas trade in Coldwater, Michigan where he has operated Heritage Canvas for many years after peeling off from the family business here in Michigan’s Great Southwest. Scott worked side-by-side with his father in the busi-ness for more than 25-years hand-crafting boat tops, mooring-covers, and many other similar products for boaters all across the region. His father’s untimely death was a shock to the entire family, and Scott originally worried if he could carry on without dad at the helm. Not only was he more than capable of continuing the strong family tradition, his first solo job was entrusted to him by a customer who had ordered a com-plete makeover for his 26-foot Maxum power-boat before Paul’s death. Scott still remembers the customer’s reaction and trust when learning of the news. He had already made the down pay-ment on the project and told Scott he completely trusted his expertise. Scott single-handedly cre-ated the new top and sides, the complete enclo-sure…and says the customer was delighted with the results. Crafting canvas for all sizes and styles of boats is an art form that Scott is now teaching to his own children, boding well for a fourth generation to assume the business one day. His 16-year old son Camaron is learning the trade and his 12 year old daughter Rachel has also show interest in the business. Scott and his wife also have two other sons, Brandyn and Noah. His sister, Tina Shane also helps with canvas repair jobs at the shop located at 2355 Niles Road in St. Joseph. Scott was genuinely alarmed recently when a number of people told him they thought the business had folded when Paul died, especially since in March and April he was booking jobs for July and August. He tells me that he often wonders how many potential jobs ended up going elsewhere because of the business closure rumors. At any rate, Peerless Canvas, now one of the oldest continuously operating such shops in the entire state of Michigan is alive and well and ready to go to work for you. You can reach Scott at 429-0600. M oody Pat You and I have the chance to help a local entrepreneur to be tabbed as one of the rising stars in a new generation of small-business owners. Voting is now open at Martha Stewart Living magazine for selection of ten American Makers , and among those under consideration is Michigan Travels Gourmet Specialties. The company, operating under its parent firm of Gift Basket Classics , is located in St. Joseph and is owned and operated by my friend Carol Brandt. The magazine is looking for hidden American MOODY Continued from page 1 L`Yfc&#18;qgm&#18;^gj&#18;d]llaf_&#18;mk&#18;k]jn]&#18;qgm&#18; l`]&#18;hYkl&#18;)1&#18;q]Yjk&#19; Gift Cards Available stars whose work shares the quality, beauty, inspiration and creativity embodied by Martha Stewart herself. 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Moody On The Market

Pat Moody

The sudden tragic loss of Paul Kosachuk more than 18-months ago still stings for his family, but what is equally unsettling is the fact that a number of people are apparently under the impression that Paul’s death early in 2011 resulted in the closure of his family business. Nothing could be further from the truth. Peerless Canvas Products is still very much alive and thriving after 50-years in operation, and is now a third generation family-owned business. The business, which has been situated for decades alongside Eagle Point Marina across from Ace Hardware, is still owned by Paul’s widow Barbara and is in the extremely capable hands of Paul’s son, Scott Kosachuk. Launched more than 50 years ago by Scott’s grandfather Anton from his own home in St. Joseph, Peerless Canvas was run for many years by Paul and his brother Bill. In fact, Scott’s Uncle Bill is still in the canvas trade in Coldwater, Michigan where he has operated Heritage Canvas for many years after peeling off from the family business here in Michigan’s Great Southwest. Scott worked side-by-side with his father in the business for more than 25-years hand-crafting boat tops, mooring-covers, and many other similar products for boaters all across the region. His father’s untimely death was a shock to the entire family, and Scott originally worried if he could carry on without dad at the helm. Not only was he more than capable of continuing the strong family tradition, his first solo job was entrusted to him by a customer who had ordered a complete makeover for his 26-foot Maxum powerboat before Paul’s death. Scott still remembers the customer’s reaction and trust when learning of the news. He had already made the down payment on the project and told Scott he completely trusted his expertise. Scott single-handedly created the new top and sides, the complete enclosure… and says the customer was delighted with the results. Crafting canvas for all sizes and styles of boats is an art form that Scott is now teaching to his own children, boding well for a fourth generation to assume the business one day. His 16-year old son Camaron is learning the trade and his 12 year old daughter Rachel has also show interest in the business. Scott and his wife also have two other sons, Brandyn and Noah. His sister, Tina Shane also helps with canvas repair jobs at the shop located at 2355 Niles Road in St. Joseph. Scott was genuinely alarmed recently when a number of people told him they thought the business had folded when Paul died, especially since in March and April he was booking jobs for July and August. He tells me that he often wonders how many potential jobs ended up going elsewhere because of the business closure rumors. At any rate, Peerless Canvas, now one of the oldest continuously operating such shops in the entire state of Michigan is alive and well and ready to go to work for you. You can reach Scott at 429-0600.<br /> <br /> You and I have the chance to help a local entrepreneur to be tabbed as one of the rising stars in a new generation of small-business owners. Voting is now open at Martha Stewart Living magazine for selection of ten American Makers, and among those under consideration is Michigan Travels Gourmet Specialties. The company, operating under its parent firm of Gift Basket Classics, is located in St. Joseph and is owned and operated by my friend Carol Brandt.The magazine is looking for hidden American stars whose work shares the quality, beauty, inspiration and creativity embodied by Martha Stewart herself. One American Maker will eventually be singled out for introduction to the American Made event in New York City, and appearance in the magazine, and a $10,000.00 cash award to help grow the business. Voting starts September 7th at http://americanmade.marthastewart. com/profiles/carol-brandt-2593.<br /> <br /> If you’d like to see Carol’s line up…go to www.michigangourmettravels.com. You can reach her via phone at 985-9000. Congratulations on your nomination, Carol…and best of luck in the balloting.<br /> <br /> Lots of people have been asking…and I have been unable to determine anything absolute at this point, but for all intents and purposes the end of the line seems to have arrived for the crew at Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders on Mall Drive in Benton Township. There’s been some chatter on social media about many folks being greeted by a locked front door and no indication of when a return can be expected. Even dialing the phone number only proffers an open-ended intercept that implies that the number “has been temporarily disconnected.” I can’t recall ever getting an intercept like that…usually it’s simply a flat-out, “been disconnected.” Nobody, including neighboring businesses can shed any light on the fate of the once-popular diner.<br /> <br /> After 30-years as a leading service technician for Whirlpool Corporation, Anthony Henry retired from that position only to take up the flag for his own business venture. Henry has worked with my colleagues at Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services and the Women’s Business Center to launch his new enterprise, AGH Services. The new venture is a whole home comfort and appliance services company specializing in service repair with expertise in the Whirlpool and Maytag product lines. Anthony is also certified as a vendor for K. M.G. Prestige Property Management. You can reach him for services at 925-0301.<br /> <br /> Hopefully you’re reading today’s edition in time to take advantage of Wolf’s Marine and Wolf’s Divers Supply’s 4th Annual Flea Market. That big event takes place today, Saturday, September 8th from 9am until 2pm in the boat storage warehouse across the street from the store at 250 W. Main Street in downtown Benton Harbor. The event is open to the public, but is limited to new and used marine items such as boat parts, motors, dive gear, fishing gear and the like. Individual sellers or groups can purchase a table for the day for $20.00. Wolf’s Marine is the Midwest’s largest marine accessory store <br /> <br /> After a long and distinguished career that spanned several industry sectors, my good friend Joen Brambilla is stepping away from the worka- day world and her most recent tour of duty locally with Jack Nicklaus and the Kemper Sports Group at the Golf Club at Harbor Shores. Joen has also been a key contributor to the colorful history of both St. Joseph Today and my team at Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce. She worked for many years in the heart of the financial district in New York City but has long adopted St. Joseph as her home of record. Her husband, Realtor Bill Brambilla and I both know that even though she is now “retired,” it probably won’t be a “forever” thing, and something shiny will likely lure her from the sidelines before we know it. Congratulations, Joen…on your spectacular years of service to our community.<br /> <br /> Also standing down in recent days is Doris Higgins who had served as Executive Director of Volunteer Southwest Michigan up until September 6th. A transition plan is in progress for the center located at 605 Pleasant Street in downtown St. Joseph.<br /> <br /> If you’ve ever enjoyed beer at the dinner table…you’re invited to formalize that feeling with Beer at the Dinner Table – A September 11th Benefit Event. This coming Tuesday, September 11th The Ideal Place restaurant at 212 Territorial Road in the Benton Harbor Arts District will play host to a unique opportunity pairing gourmet cuisine with the beers of Bells Brewery with things getting underway at 6pm. Six beers will be paired with six courses, each incorporating the specific beers in preparation or cooking. For the first time, two specialty beers are being served from Bell’s “pilot” brewery, the Eccentric Café of Kalamazoo. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Camp 911, an organization in the area serving families of first responders. Featured beers will be available for purchase at Lambrecht’s Liquors of St. Joseph where a preview tasting will take place this weekend on September 7th and 8th at the store at 2926 Niles Avenue. The Ideal Place is taking reservations for the benefit dinner at 934-0460.<br /> <br /> The American Heart Association would like to invite you to their 2012 St. Joseph Go Red for Women Luncheon. That event, part of a nationwide movement designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health, will take place on Thursday, September 20th from 10:30am until 1pm at Berrien Hills Golf Club at 690 W. Napier. The event begins with health screenings, exhibit booths and a Diva Salon followed by a keynote speaker and luncheon getting underway at 11:45. Reservations are required by September 14th online at www.stjoegored.org. <br /> <br /> It’s back by popular demand…and should prove to be bigger than even last year’s event. It is the Lincoln Township Community Fun Day next Saturday, September 15th. Hosted at the Township Community Center and Lincoln Township Park on John Beers Road by the Library, the day will host a variety of fantastic entertainment for all ages. The event begins at 11:30am with a parade for all ages, and you are invited to dress up, decorate your bike, bring your pets, and just walk in the parade along the walking path on South Roosevelt Road connecting the library with the community center and park. There will also be children’s games, senior bingo, sporting events, music, magic, arts and crafts, face painting, lots of good food, popcorn and farm produce. Be sure and check out the 3-on-3 basketball tourney sponsored by the Lake Michigan Admirals, rocket launches, hands-on demonstrations, a bike ride and lots more. Don’t miss it!<br /> <br /> Next Saturday (the 15th) is also the big day for Lake Charter Township’s 4th Annual Fall Festival at their township park at 10801 South Gast Road in Bridgman. The festival runs from 8am until 3pm and will include a pancake breakfast, car show, a blood drive, children’s games, soccer tournaments, crafts and farmers markets, food vendors, archery, pedal pull, rooster crowing contest, pie baking competition and many other events. Info and registration are available at www.lake-township.org. <br /> <br /> Dave Ramsey fans…here’s your heads-up regarding his EntreLeadership 1-Day Simulcast at The Chapel coming Friday, September 21st.The live simulcast to hundreds of locations across the country will be showcased locally at The Chapel at 4250 Washington Avenue in St. Joseph beginning at 9:45am that day. It’s an all day affair running until 5pm and is a great opportunity for you to learn from a master businessman and creative leader right here at home.Lessons included in the simulcast include sessions on time management, goal setting, hiring and firing, and much more. Cost is just $39 per person and includes the cost of your workbook and lunch. For tickets point your internet browser to www.yourplacetobelong.com/entreleadership or you can call 429-1041.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great week…shop locally…and we’ll see you again next Saturday, right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce<br /> pmoody@cstonealliance.org<br /> 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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