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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer See page 9 March 30, 2013 Paper. News Your Good www.MailMaxOnline.com Continued from page 1 ter and predictable warehousing location. Team Hanson’s decision has been validated for the third time in five years now with the announce-ment recently that Phase 3 expansion of the company’s massive temperature-controlled Chicago Consolidation Center in Hobart, Indiana begins immediately. It’s a 100-thou-sand square foot expansion with 12,000 new pallet positions, 14 “in-swing” dock doors and energy-saving LED lighting due to be completed POSTMASTER: Please deliver on March 30 , 2013 Volume 14, Ver. 13 Blossomtime Grand Floral Parade and their Commodore Brenda Nieb will be featured in the parade as a Hometown Dignitary. Next up after that is the June 15 th celebration of the Rhumbline Regatta in this great year of cele-bration. Congratulations SJRYC! She hasn’t been in operation nearly as long as the yacht club, but local business woman Madelaine Batson of St. Joseph is marking a milestone of her own in the form of her 20 th Anniversary in business as Happy Paws Pet Sitting service. Madelaine actually ended up in the business when her own pet sitter suddenly quit the business a couple of decades ago. She realized that not only was she disenfranchised, but so were many others. Happy Paws Pet Sitting will take care of your dogs, cats, fish, birds, iguanas and other pets when you are unable to. She will perform dog-walking chores as well, and will go to your house to handle the tasks that you can’t get to. She has many refer-ences available, and will assist with vacation pet service, too. If you’re busy at work and need someone to let the dog out on a daily basis, Madelaine is at the ready to help out. Give her a call at 983-3785 or by cell at 930-8962. If you’re still struggling with plans for your Easter dinner , it might not be too late to call our friends at The Vineland Center in St. Joseph. Chef Don and his team are busy preparing a Gourmet Easter Brunch that includes cinna-mon-glazed, sliced smoked ham, Italian roasted chicken, All-American meatloaf, Vineland’s famous oven-fried chicken, Scottish Whiskey smoked salmon, a salad bar, desserts, coffee, hot tea and lots of surprises. There are two seatings to choose from including 11:30am and 1:30pm… Moody on The Market MOODY N ot even the winter weather holdout could top the smile generator early this week for the crew at Jollay Orchards along the Emerald Avenue in Coloma when Celebrate Michigan came call-ing with some major league news. The 155 year old farm has been named one of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch for 2013. How many 150+ year old companies can stake that kind of claim? Collectively the 50 companies to be cited at award ceremonies in May enjoyed more than $333-million dollars in total annual revenue and are projecting to add 360 new jobs this year to the Michigan economy. Companies on the list are known for their marketplace performance, innovation, philanthropy, and corporate culture. Congratulations to all of our friends at Jollay Orchards on the well-deserved recognition. A couple of guys known as Badboys CNC Router & Plasma Cutting are having so much fun cranking out the product that they are open-ing up a retail shop to market their handiwork to anyone and everyone interested! Dick Onweller and Bill Church will throw open the doors Monday, April 1 st , on their brand new Fun Shapes & Crafters Mall in Stevensville. The new store, located at the corner of Red Arrow Highway and John Beers Road alongside The Postal Connection, will feature Fun Shapes in the form of everything for kid’s rooms to man-caves and even your yard. They’ll offer 3-D puzzles of 23 different dinosaurs, animals, cars, ships, dragons and much more. They are all made of indestructible plastic and the dinosaurs range from a foot high to more than 6-feet high. They’ll also tee up numbers, letters, ninjas, zom-bies, horses, monkeys, and just about anything that you can imagine or request. Also in the off-ing are lots of options in signage and wall art, including custom work at affordable prices. You can even request custom-themed kid’s rooms combining letters and words, FatHead graph-ics, silhouette shapes and more. Or…how about acrylic night lights with a choice of colored LED lights and designs for both kids and adults? You’ll want to stop back often because they’ll be creating something new virtually every week for mom, dad, kids, grandparents and you. Look for the Badboys to be “in the house” from 11am until 4pm every day Monday through Saturday. As a result of this new venture, Dick will no longer swing the hammer for One Man and a Hammer , but he thanks his many past customers for their business. It’s going to be a truly one-of-a-kind store for all of Michigan’s Great Southwest , so make plans to swing by and check it out for yourself. When Hanson Logistics of St. Joseph made the decision barely five years ago to build a substantial consolidation center on the east side of Chicago , there was some head-scratching in the logistics industry over the selection of such an unorthodox site. The company admitted that they were breaking new ground with regard to a traditional refrigerated warehousing service cen-Continued on page 10` M oody Pat Event! Savings Spring Now Th ro u g h Ap r il 3 0 t h Save An Additional 10% STOREWIDE ON ALL APRIL PURCHASES!* late this summer. With this addition the center balloons to 11-million cubic feet devoted to high-volume throughput, including flexible rack-ing for quick-pick consolidation and cross-dock-ing of temperature-controlled food products for the Midwest. They call it their Velocities Multi-Vendor Consolidation program , designed to be a solution to the on-demand complexity of filling multiple product frozen food orders shipping to major retail, wholesale and food service distribu-tion centers throughout the U.S. Congratulations to the entire Hanson team on rapid growth once again. This will be a milestone summer for the St. Joseph River Yacht Club as they celebrate 100 years on the water. Tucked alongside the West Basin Marina in St. Joe inside the former U.S. 9 TH District Lighthouse Depot , the club, which has a growing waiting list for membership, now boasts more than 500 members. The club was founded in 1913 and was launched with just 20 members and annual dues of $2.00 each, follow-ing a $5.00 initiation fee. A Centennial book is in progress to celebrate both the history of the club and recipes enjoyed by members over the years. It will be available around the end of the summer season. The club hosts many social events and themed parties throughout the season, conducts sailing regattas and races each summer, and is the first destination annually in the Tri-State Regatta . The restaurant and bar at the club are managed by Dan & Debbie Smith who had run The Establishment in Benton Harbor for many years. They provide a full luncheon and dinner menu for members and guests. They also feature weekly TGIF Friday Buffets. The club will feature a centennial float in the May 4 th a $ C a h S K w y L C r s a t 2 b i d m y h f t G n j a *in-stock only-now thru April 30th…Not applicable to prior sales. 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Not even the winter weather holdout could top the smile generator early this week for the crew at Jollay Orchards along the Emerald Avenue in Coloma when Celebrate Michigan came calling with some major league news. The 155 year old farm has been named one of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch for 2013. How many 150+ year old companies can stake that kind of claim? Collectively the 50 companies to be cited at award ceremonies in May enjoyed more than $333-million dollars in total annual revenue and are projecting to add 360 new jobs this year to the Michigan economy. Companies on the list are known for their marketplace performance, innovation, philanthropy, and corporate culture. Congratulations to all of our friends at Jollay Orchards on the well-deserved recognition.<br /> <br /> A couple of guys known as Badboys CNC Router & Plasma Cutting are having so much fun cranking out the product that they are opening up a retail shop to market their handiwork to anyone and everyone interested! Dick Onweller and Bill Church will throw open the doors Monday, April 1st, on their brand new Fun Shapes & Crafters Mall in Stevensville. The new store, located at the corner of Red Arrow Highway and John Beers Road alongside The Postal Connection, will feature Fun Shapes in the form of everything for kid’s rooms to mancaves and even your yard. They’ll offer 3-D puzzles of 23 different dinosaurs, animals, cars, ships, dragons and much more. They are all made of indestructible plastic and the dinosaurs range from a foot high to more than 6-feet high. They’ll also tee up numbers, letters, ninjas, zombies, horses, monkeys, and just about anything that you can imagine or request. Also in the offing are lots of options in signage and wall art, including custom work at affordable prices. You can even request custom-themed kid’s rooms combining letters and words, FatHead graphics, silhouette shapes and more. Or…how about acrylic night lights with a choice of colored LED lights and designs for both kids and adults? You’ll want to stop back often because they’ll be creating something new virtually every week for mom, dad, kids, grandparents and you. Look for the Badboys to be “in the house” from 11am until 4pm every day Monday through Saturday. As a result of this new venture, Dick will no longer swing the hammer for One Man and a Hammer, but he thanks his many past customers for their business. It’s going to be a truly one-ofa- kind store for all of Michigan’s Great Southwest, so make plans to swing by and check it out for yourself.<br /> <br /> When Hanson Logistics of St. Joseph made the decision barely five years ago to build a substantial consolidation center on the east side of Chicago, there was some head-scratching in the logistics industry over the selection of such an unorthodox site. The company admitted that they were breaking new ground with regard to a traditional refrigerated warehousing service cen- Pat ter and predictable warehousing location. Team Hanson’s decision has been validated for the third time in five years now with the announcement recently that Phase 3 expansion of the company’s massive temperature-controlled Chicago Consolidation Center in Hobart, Indiana begins immediately. It’s a 100-thousand square foot expansion with 12,000 new pallet positions, 14 “in-swing” dock doors and energy-saving LED lighting due to be completed late this summer. With this addition the center balloons to 11-million cubic feet devoted to high-volume throughput, including flexible racking for quick-pick consolidation and cross-docking of temperature-controlled food products for the Midwest. They call it their Velocities Multi- Vendor Consolidation program, designed to be a solution to the on-demand complexity of filling multiple product frozen food orders shipping to major retail, wholesale and food service distribution centers throughout the U.S. Congratulations to the entire Hanson team on rapid growth once again.<br /> <br /> This will be a milestone summer for the St. Joseph River Yacht Club as they celebrate 100 years on the water. Tucked alongside the West Basin Marina in St. Joe inside the former U.S. 9TH District Lighthouse Depot, the club, which has a growing waiting list for membership, now boasts more than 500 members. The club was founded in 1913 and was launched with just 20 members and annual dues of $2.00 each, following a $5.00 initiation fee. A Centennial book is in progress to celebrate both the history of the club and recipes enjoyed by members over the years. It will be available around the end of the summer season. The club hosts many social events and themed parties throughout the season, conducts sailing regattas and races each summer, and is the first destination annually in the Tri- State Regatta. The restaurant and bar at the club are managed by Dan & Debbie Smith who had run The Establishment in Benton Harbor for many years. They provide a full luncheon and dinner menu for members and guests. They also feature weekly TGIF Friday Buffets. The club will feature a centennial float in the May 4th Blossomtime Grand Floral Parade and their Commodore Brenda Nieb will be featured in the parade as a Hometown Dignitary. Next up after that is the June 15th celebration of the Rhumbline Regatta in this great year of celebration. Congratulations SJRYC!<br /> <br /> She hasn’t been in operation nearly as long as the yacht club, but local business woman Madelaine Batson of St. Joseph is marking a milestone of her own in the form of her 20th Anniversary in business as Happy Paws Pet Sitting service. Madelaine actually ended up in the business when her own pet sitter suddenly quit the business a couple of decades ago. She realized that not only was she disenfranchised, but so were many others. Happy Paws Pet Sitting will take care of your dogs, cats, fish, birds, iguanas and other pets when you are unable to. She will perform dog-walking chores as well, and will go to your house to handle the tasks that you can’t get to.She has many references available, and will assist with vacation pet service, too. If you’re busy at work and need someone to let the dog out on a daily basis, Madelaine is at the ready to help out. Give her a call at 983-3785 or by cell at 930-8962.<br /> <br /> If you’re still struggling with plans for your Easter dinner, it might not be too late to call our friends at The Vineland Center in St. Joseph. Chef Don and his team are busy preparing a Gourmet Easter Brunch that includes cinnamon- glazed, sliced smoked ham, Italian roasted chicken, All-American meatloaf, Vineland’s famous oven-fried chicken, Scottish Whiskey smoked salmon, a salad bar, desserts, coffee, hot tea and lots of surprises. There are two seatings to choose from including 11:30am and 1:30pm… and large parties are welcome. Cost for adults is $20 and kids under 12 get in for $12.00 each. Call soon and see if there is still space available at 556-9901, Extension 7 for reservations.<br /> <br /> One of the key community leaders who helped the region to shine in preparation for the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid last year is working to assure that we look our best for visitors of all stripes every year. Glenn Youngstedt now sports the title of Lincoln Charter Township Volunteer Corps Coordinator, and he has asked for my help in recruiting you for Exit 23 Clean-Up Dates this spring and summer. On Saturday April 13th and again on July 20th and September 21st, your assistance is requested is the clean-up efforts at Exits 23 and 22. You can sign up at the township office by calling 429-1589. A mandatory safety briefing will begin at 9am on April 13th followed by distribution of safety vests and trash bags. You must be at least 12 years of age to participate, and you should wear long pants, a long sleeve shirt, a hat, gloves, and leather shoes. (No sandals or flip-flops will be allowed.) If you have questions, you can call the township or you can reach Glenn at 861-2886. He is also encouraging neighboring St. Joseph and Benton Townships to join the effort by cleaning up Exits 27 through 30 as well.<br /> <br /> Youngstedt and his volunteer corps will actually be getting a jump on this year’s celebration of Earth Day, which will be celebrated on Monday, April 22nd. Also getting a jump will be The Social Justice Coalition which will host an Earth Day Celebration at 6pm on Saturday, April 20th at the Pilgrim Congregational UCC Church at 1200 W. Glenlord Road in St. Joseph. That celebration is free and will begin with an Interfaith Earth Blessing followed by a reception for an all-ages art exhibition and a film screening of “The Harvest/La Cosecha.” Check it out for yourself, free of charge.<br /> <br /> The Center of the World Woodshop Showroom has issued a call for woodworkers to participate in its 10th Woodworkers with the Blues Show on Saturday, June 22nd. That show will feature a woodworkers’ show, demonstrations, presentations, a woodworkers’ flea market, and live music. All woodworkers are invited to participate in the show. Registration fees range from $20 to $35 and are now being accepted. Go to www.centeroftheworld.net to download a registration form and flier, or you can call 269-469- 5687. You’ll find the shop at 13400 Red Arrow Highway in Harbert.<br /> <br /> Elsewhere in Harbor Country, my colleagues at Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services and the Women’s Business Center are establishing a partnership with the Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce to set up a satellite office and Business Resource Center at 15311 Three Oaks Road in Chikaming Township. Designed to provide on-site counseling for start-up businesses, entrepreneurs and established businesses, the center will also administer loans through a Microloan program.<br /> <br /> Online registration is now underway for the Brookview School 5K Run coming Saturday, April 20th…and early registrants will earn a $2-dollar discount off the entry fee if completed by 3pm on April 19th. The event begins at 8:30am that day with a 1K Kid’s Fun Run, followed at 9am by the 5K. Walkers are also welcome and Cycle-Re-Cycle will sponsor at “Bicycle Rodeo” for children of all ages. If you have questions, many answers can be found online at www.brookviewschool.org or by calling Tracy Jennings at 757-6476.<br /> <br /> YogaMaria…also known as Maria Rosner, Yoga Instructor, has asked me to invite you to a free screening of the film, “Temple Grandin” at Celebration Cinema in Benton Harbor on Tuesday, April 9th at 6pm. As a part of Autism Awareness Month, Maria will introduce the film being offered free of charge to the first 150 in attendance, and will moderate a Q&A session after the film. The film offers insights into the world of a singularly gifted woman, taking the audience inside her mind with a series of snapshot images that trace her self-perceptions and journey from childhood through young adulthood to the beginning or her career and beyond while sharing the challenges faced by those living with autism. Maria is the parent of a young adult with autism, herself, who met the woman behind the story several times and is an impassioned advocate for those living with the condition.<br /> <br /> Incidentally…a quick heads up for fans of The Bistro on the Boulevard in St. Joseph. The crew there is taking advantage of Spring Break Week to conduct some major renovation work in their kitchen…so the restaurant will be closed from Monday, April 1st until 5pm on Friday, April 5th. Just thought you might want to know ahead of time.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. I hope you enjoy a Happy Easter! Please remember to shop locally for all of your Easter offerings… don’t forget to take part in my online survey regarding the Senior PGA and we’ll see you again next Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Executive Vice President of<br /> Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce<br /> pmoody@cornerstonechamber.com<br /> 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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