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3 Locations To Serve You! ECRWSS Local Postal Customer www.advancedfamilyeyes.com See our ad on page 9! November 17, 2012 Paper. News Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com Continued from page 1 Rye Whiskey, Roads End Rum, Three Oaks Single Malt Whiskey, Buggy Whip Wheat Whiskey, Michigan Spirit Whiskey, and Featherbone Bourbon Whiskey. Everything about Journeyman is hand-crafted. The original maple factory floors are from the 1800’s…their original concrete bar was hand-crafted in Grand Rapids and has the Journeyman logo etched into the bar top…and they used wood from their fam-ily barn in central Indiana that was once flooring for an early 1900’s schoolhouse. Their unique tasting room also serves a great food menu from Thursday through Monday. They have earned distribution channels for their products in nearly half a dozen states now, and are already faced with expanding their footprint in the building to accommodate their growth. With success like that, there’s little wonder that they even earned a cool mention this fall in the worldwide publica-tion The Economist. This weekend they are celebrating as hosts of the Spirit of Giving Artisan Market which runs today, November 17 th from noon until 7pm and tomorrow the 18 th from noon until 5pm. Culinary delights and live POSTMASTER: Please deliver on November 17, 2012 Volume 13, Ver. 46 Moody on The Market MOODY A s we gear up for the Thanksgiving week holiday period and a whole lot of good food on the fam-ily dinner table…the excitement is almost pal-pable in anticipation of the new Players Bar & Grille in downtown St. Joseph and the great food and fun expected to pour forth from that hot corner. We are all almost guaranteed to barely recognize the former long time home to what was Stooge’s thanks to a massive and substantial makeover by the new owners and operators. Work has been underway in earnest for months now at 221 Main Street across from the BP Service Station . New illuminated exterior sig-nage has gone up on the historic building further heightening the eager questions of “When will you be open for business?” Owners Elizabeth Ziebarth, Bob & Tawn Montgomery are every bit as excited as you are for that defining moment when they swing open the doors. Assuming the final pieces of the puzzle fall into place in a timely manner, and as expected, look for Players to be in play by the end of this month or very early in December. We’ll keep you posted as the opening day approaches. Speaking of exterior illuminated signage going up…one of the most unique and colorful new business signs in the entire region has been cleaned up, touched up, shined up, and put back into place following an extended makeover. Pat Walsh , who owns and operates Walsh Body Shop on South Fair Avenue in Benton Harbor left me a voicemail message last week to tell me that they were finally getting their old Model A back high atop the roof at the collision repair shop. The shop has been known for more than 58 years now as “The Shop With the Car on Top!” For better than a year now the old Model A has been in the shop itself for a substantial rehab, but its back now and lookin’ like a million dollars. Take a drive by and see the colorful new paint job for the nicely restored vehicle at 591 South Fair Avenue , just before the road blends into M-139. Pat and his crew have been per-forming body repair, collision repair, and car restoration services dating back to the early 1950’s for every vehicle imaginable. If you find yourself in need of body work (or at least if your car or truck need body work) give Pat a call any-time at 926-6400 and let them go to work for you. Looks great, Pat! Nice job! It’s been barely a year since the doors opened wide in the tiny but eclectic village of Three Oaks onto what is already becoming leg-end in the form of Journeyman Distillery located in the historic old Featherbone Factory in the center of town. Journeyman’s cast and crew, headed up by owner Bill Welter , recently marked their one-year milestone in early October, but they already have the look and feel of a team of veterans with years of product quality, service and delivery under their belts. They now have nine world class products in the spirit family including Red Arrow Vodka, Billberry Blackhearts Gin, W.R. Whiskey, Ravenswood Continued on page 10 M oody Pat for christMas? toP dollar, hands down! Need extra MoNey SERvING yOu LOcALLy fOR 33 yEARS We Buy old Pocket Watches • NAPIER GOLD 269-927-4012 269-983-2500 A Family Company With Expertise in Precious Metals, Diamonds and Coins JEwELRy REPAIR & RING SIzING AvAILAbLE! Inserts & Promotions music will be available while you search for that and those looking to grow but struggling to find one-of-a-kind handmade item, vintage treasure, additional funding. Entrepreneurs can find out jewelry or unique gift. Then cap off your day what potential lenders look for when making with a taste of one of their fine organic spirits. lending decisions and pick up valuable feedback Admission to the market is free. If you’d like to on their business plan. Current owners can use learn more about Journeyman, which is located the opportunity to meet with lenders and evalu-at 109 Generations Drive in Three Oaks, visit ate their pitch. You will need to be prepared to their website at www.journemandistillery.com. speak with actual lenders by bringing copies of If you click the “Press” button on the top bar, your business plan or your financials for an there’s an outstanding video chronicling the story existing business. You should also be aware of thus far. Congratulations, Bill and crew on a your personal credit history. If you’d like assis-great anniversary and a stellar start in business! tance with your business plan you can contact In Hollywood you don’t typically have to Bob Jones directly at 927-1799, Extension 1148. look very hard to find the paparazzi, but locally Pre-registration for this event is required, and it might be a bit more of a task if you’re not you should do so by December 10 th . You can aware of their relocation. Ali Mashke would pre-register online at http://ow.ly/f25kG or by like for you to know that Paparazzi Hair Studio calling 387-6004. has recently moved to a new site in Stevensville. Nothing says “holiday season” like Anna The new location is 5732 Saint Joseph Avenue Russo Sieber Gallery’s upcoming Food Wine in the downtown district. The salon has been and Music: A Tasting Affair. The event is a given a makeover, there is now a bigger staff and party, but it has a dual purpose of raising funds they’ve added new services as well. Paparazzi for the “I Am the Greatest Project.” For just $55 now offers manicures and pedicures and will you will find yourself in the midst of six differ-soon be offering massages. Paparazzi had been ent themed tables from Spanish, French and located on Niles Avenue across from Milton Italian to New World and Michigan wines as Park until the relocation took place. well as a “La Fine Port and Sweets” table. Each Elsewhere in the salon styling business, table will feature a different regional wine theme Nicole Schmidtman is an up-and-coming hair and small bites that are perfectly paired with stylist new to Salon 1341. That salon can be those wines. Music will be by artist Morgan found at 5788 Cleveland Avenue in Stevensville, Ingle who will perform the “I Am the Greatest” across from Lakeshore High School. Nicole is song that she has written along with her other working hard to establish a client base and she’d original music and classics. Photography love to hear from you at 757-2797. Best of luck, inspired by the project and created by Doug Nicole. Clark will be for sale, along with your oppor-• 10kt, 14kt, 16kt, 18kt, There 22kt is & 24kt Gold • Silver Platinum • Diamonds speculation that Santa Claus • might tunity to pose for professional photographers arrive Gold this evening, Saturday, November 17 th by in & front of the Jewelry project wall for an amazing Estate Jewelry • Dental • Damaged or Broken Gold Silver landing on the roof of The Orchards Mall in keepsake photo. Tickets can be purchased at • Sterling Flatware • Gold Silver Coins • Proof Sets www.brownpapertickets.com/event/292330 or Benton Harbor. His & scheduled ETA is 6pm tonight, and is being billed by mall press agents by calling the gallery at 208-4409. The ARS as Santa’s Magical Arrival. Merchants are sug-Gallery is located in the Benton Harbor Arts gesting you might very well find Mrs. Claus District at 147 Fifth Street, and the event is shopping along with others from the cast of scheduled to run from 6 to 9pm on Friday, characters at Santa’s Village inside the shopping December 14 th . center. Check it out for yourself at 1800 Bridges to Digital Excellence is in the Pipestone Road today and through the holiday middle of the campaign to recruit 100 local 2415 Niles Ave 1261 Napier Ave season. families to earn their 100 Free Computers for If you are an entrepreneur starting a busi-their Holiday Giveaway. The non-profit organi-St. benton Harbor ness or a Joseph current business owner struggling to zation has already donated more than 2,800 Monday -friday -friday find funding to grow, Monday you’ve got a couple of computers to school age children and their fami-10:30am-6:00pm 10:00am-6:00pm weeks to get your paperwork together and then lies. This year they want to expand their Saturday • 11am-3pm Saturday • 11am-3pm you face a unique opportunity to discuss your Computers in the Home program to include a business’ financial needs with a variety of special holiday giveaway to any community both traditional and non-traditional local member in the region. The application deadline lenders. A partnership of agencies will convene has been extended to November 30 th , and those a Meet the Lender forum at Michigan Works! applications are available at the organization’s in Benton Harbor on Thursday morning, E-Thrift Store at 155 W. Main Street in December 13 th , from 9am until noon. The Benton Harbor. There’s still time to get your Michigan Small Business & Technology family’s application turned in. The First Congregational Church on Development Center is teaming up with Michigan Works!, the Haworth College of Niles Avenue in St. Joseph is closing in on their Business at WMU, the U.S. Small Business 81 st Annual Candlelight Christmas Vespers Administration, and the Michigan Economic from the Monday Musical Club. The long-Development Corporation that morning to help Continued on page 12 those who need funding to start their business c oi N collectio We Buy Ns Gold & silver MOODY Continued from page 11 If you’d like to escape Markets from turkey leftovers • Harding’s Friendly MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, Inc. raised $25,000.00 for Y Scholarships last year. 2202 Plaza Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Sunday, December 2 nd with Christmas music from the Monday Musical Chorus, the Traditional Phone: 269.934.7522 Christmas Story read by Bill Downey, gorgeous tional harpist from South Bend, and a sing-email: publisher@farahead.com along for everyone to The Hallelujah Chorus www.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax from Handel’s Messiah. It’s a free old fash-ioned Christmas tradition that is nothing short of spectacular and features a free-will offering for the Goodfellows Fund of Benton Harbor and • Martin’s Super Markets FAX: 269.934.3297 •Tractor Supply Co. harp music by Devon Haupt, a guest interna-standing tradition will begin at 3:45pm on and shopping hysteria, The Box Factory for the Arts might be a good place to start next Saturday, November 24 th at 7:30pm when Lomax Big House performs. They play a variety of musical styles including blues, jazz, bluegrass and folk. The Box is located at 1101 Broad Street in St. Joe. may Tickets are by $10 general admission, $8 for stu-Inserts vary Zip Code dents and seniors, and children under 12 get in free. All the band members hail from West Michigan. See more at www.boxfactoryforthearts.org. That’s it for this week, kids. Have a Happy

Moody On The Market

Pat Moody

As we gear up for the Thanksgiving week holiday period and a whole lot of good food on the family dinner table…the excitement is almost palpable in anticipation of the new Players Bar & Grille in downtown St. Joseph and the great food and fun expected to pour forth from that hot corner. We are all almost guaranteed to barely recognize the former long time home to what was Stooge’s thanks to a massive and substantial makeover by the new owners and operators. Work has been underway in earnest for months now at 221 Main Street across from the BP Service Station. New illuminated exterior signage has gone up on the historic building further heightening the eager questions of “When will you be open for business?” Owners Elizabeth Ziebarth, Bob & Tawn Montgomery are every bit as excited as you are for that defining moment when they swing open the doors. Assuming the final pieces of the puzzle fall into place in a timely manner, and as expected, look for Players to be in play by the end of this month or very early in December. We’ll keep you posted as the opening day approaches.<br /> <br /> Speaking of exterior illuminated signage going up…one of the most unique and colorful new business signs in the entire region has been cleaned up, touched up, shined up, and put back into place following an extended makeover. Pat Walsh, who owns and operates Walsh Body Shop on South Fair Avenue in Benton Harbor left me a voicemail message last week to tell me that they were finally getting their old Model A back high atop the roof at the collision repair shop. The shop has been known for more than 58 years now as “The Shop With the Car on Top!” For better than a year now the old Model A has been in the shop itself for a substantial rehab, but its back now and lookin’ like a million dollars. Take a drive by and see the colorful new paint job for the nicely restored vehicle at 591 South Fair Avenue, just before the road blends into M-139. Pat and his crew have been performing body repair, collision repair, and car restoration services dating back to the early 1950’s for every vehicle imaginable. If you find yourself in need of body work (or at least if your car or truck need body work) give Pat a call anytime at 926-6400 and let them go to work for you. Looks great, Pat! Nice job! <br /> <br /> It’s been barely a year since the doors opened wide in the tiny but eclectic village of Three Oaks onto what is already becoming legend in the form of Journeyman Distillery located in the historic old Featherbone Factory in the center of town. Journeyman’s cast and crew, headed up by owner Bill Welter, recently marked their one-year milestone in early October, but they already have the look and feel of a team of veterans with years of product quality, service and delivery under their belts. They now have nine world class products in the spirit family including Red Arrow Vodka, Billberry Blackhearts Gin, W.R. Whiskey, Ravenswood Rye Whiskey, Roads End Rum, Three Oaks Single Malt Whiskey, Buggy Whip Wheat Whiskey, Michigan Spirit Whiskey, and Featherbone Bourbon Whiskey. Everything about Journeyman is hand-crafted. The original maple factory floors are from the 1800’s…their original concrete bar was hand-crafted in Grand Rapids and has the Journeyman logo etched into the bar top…and they used wood from their family barn in central Indiana that was once flooring for an early 1900’s schoolhouse. Their unique tasting room also serves a great food menu from Thursday through Monday. They have earned distribution channels for their products in nearly half a dozen states now, and are already faced with expanding their footprint in the building to accommodate their growth. With success like that, there’s little wonder that they even earned a cool mention this fall in the worldwide publication The Economist. This weekend they are celebrating as hosts of the Spirit of Giving Artisan Market which runs today, November 17th from noon until 7pm and tomorrow the 18th from noon until 5pm. Culinary delights and live music will be available while you search for that one-of-a-kind handmade item, vintage treasure, jewelry or unique gift. Then cap off your day with a taste of one of their fine organic spirits. Admission to the market is free. If you’d like to learn more about Journeyman, which is located at 109 Generations Drive in Three Oaks, visit their website at www.journemandistillery.com. If you click the “Press” button on the top bar, there’s an outstanding video chronicling the story thus far. Congratulations, Bill and crew on a great anniversary and a stellar start in business! <br /> <br /> In Hollywood you don’t typically have to look very hard to find the paparazzi, but locally it might be a bit more of a task if you’re not aware of their relocation. Ali Mashke would like for you to know that Paparazzi Hair Studio has recently moved to a new site in Stevensville. The new location is 5732 Saint Joseph Avenue in the downtown district. The salon has been given a makeover, there is now a bigger staff and they’ve added new services as well. Paparazzi now offers manicures and pedicures and will soon be offering massages. Paparazzi had been located on Niles Avenue across from Milton Park until the relocation took place. <br /> <br /> Elsewhere in the salon styling business, Nicole Schmidtman is an up-and-coming hair stylist new to Salon 1341. That salon can be found at 5788 Cleveland Avenue in Stevensville, across from Lakeshore High School. Nicole is working hard to establish a client base and she’d love to hear from you at 757-2797. Best of luck, Nicole.<br /> <br /> There is speculation that Santa Claus might arrive this evening, Saturday, November 17th by landing on the roof of The Orchards Mall in Benton Harbor. His scheduled ETA is 6pm tonight, and is being billed by mall press agents as Santa’s Magical Arrival. Merchants are suggesting you might very well find Mrs. Claus shopping along with others from the cast of characters at Santa’s Village inside the shopping center. Check it out for yourself at 1800 Pipestone Road today and through the holiday season. <br /> <br /> If you are an entrepreneur starting a business or a current business owner struggling to find funding to grow, you’ve got a couple of weeks to get your paperwork together and then you face a unique opportunity to discuss your business’ financial needs with a variety of both traditional and non-traditional local lenders. A partnership of agencies will convene a Meet the Lender forum at Michigan Works! In Benton Harbor on Thursday morning, December 13th, from 9am until noon. The Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center is teaming up with Michigan Works!, the Haworth College of Business at WMU, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation that morning to help those who need funding to start their business and those looking to grow but struggling to find additional funding. Entrepreneurs can find out what potential lenders look for when making lending decisions and pick up valuable feedback on their business plan. Current owners can use the opportunity to meet with lenders and evaluate their pitch. You will need to be prepared to speak with actual lenders by bringing copies of your business plan or your financials for an existing business. You should also be aware of your personal credit history. If you’d like assistance with your business plan you can contact Bob Jones directly at 927-1799, Extension 1148. Pre-registration for this event is required, and you should do so by December 10th. You can pre-register online at http://ow.ly/f25kG or by calling 387-6004. <br /> <br /> Nothing says “holiday season” like Anna Russo Sieber Gallery’s upcoming Food Wine and Music: A Tasting Affair. The event is a party, but it has a dual purpose of raising funds for the “I Am the Greatest Project.” For just $55 you will find yourself in the midst of six different themed tables from Spanish, French and Italian to New World and Michigan wines as well as a “La Fine Port and Sweets” table. Each table will feature a different regional wine theme and small bites that are perfectly paired with those wines. Music will be by artist Morgan Ingle who will perform the “I Am the Greatest” song that she has written along with her other original music and classics. Photography inspired by the project and created by Doug Clark will be for sale, along with your opportunity to pose for professional photographers in front of the project wall for an amazing keepsake photo. Tickets can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/292330 or by calling the gallery at 208-4409. The ARS Gallery is located in the Benton Harbor Arts District at 147 Fifth Street, and the event is scheduled to run from 6 to 9pm on Friday, December 14th.<br /> <br /> Bridges to Digital Excellence is in the middle of the campaign to recruit 100 local families to earn their 100 Free Computers for their Holiday Giveaway. The non-profit organization has already donated more than 2,800 computers to school age children and their families. This year they want to expand their Computers in the Home program to include a special holiday giveaway to any community member in the region. The application deadline has been extended to November 30th, and those applications are available at the organization’s E-Thrift Store at 155 W. Main Street in Benton Harbor. There’s still time to get your family’s application turned in. <br /> <br /> The First Congregational Church on Niles Avenue in St. Joseph is closing in on their 81st Annual Candlelight Christmas Vespers from the Monday Musical Club. The longstanding tradition will begin at 3:45pm on Sunday, December 2nd with Christmas music from the Monday Musical Chorus, the Traditional Christmas Story read by Bill Downey, gorgeous harp music by Devon Haupt, a guest international harpist from South Bend, and a singalong for everyone to The Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. It’s a free old fashioned Christmas tradition that is nothing short of spectacular and features a free-will offering for the Goodfellows Fund of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph. Get it on your calendar so you don’t miss out. <br /> <br /> If you’d like to get your body ready for that Thanksgiving feast later this week, the Niles- Buchanan YMCA and 1st Source Bank hope to see your smiling face and your running shoes this Thursday for the 31st Annual Thanksgiving Day Run. There’s a 1 mile Fun Run, a 5k Run and Walk and a 10k run. Showtime is 8am Thanksgiving Day. You can register online at www.nb-ymca.org and save money by paying $25 or register at the Y for $30.00. The race raised $25,000.00 for Y Scholarships last year. <br /> <br /> If you’d like to escape from turkey leftovers and shopping hysteria, The Box Factory for the Arts might be a good place to start next Saturday, November 24th at 7:30pm when Lomax Big House performs. They play a variety of musical styles including blues, jazz, bluegrass and folk. The Box is located at 1101 Broad Street in St. Joe. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 for students and seniors, and children under 12 get in free. All the band members hail from West Michigan. See more at www.boxfactoryforthearts.org. <br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a Happy Thanksgiving…and please remember to help your friends and neighbors on Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, and all through the holiday season by Shopping Locally!! See you next Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Executive Vice President of<br /> Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce<br /> pmoody@cstonealliance.org<br /> 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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