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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer www.lapitarestaurant.com | ph: (269)982-0982 2019 Niles Rd, St. joseph Mi 49085 Mediterranean Cuisine Paper. News Your Good Continued from page 1 edly premature close thanks to a dearth of busi-ness. Bussing recently introduced his Old World Crepery business to the Mall, taking up a kiosk-style position at the head of the Food Court after a very successful summer run in downtown South Haven . Unfortunately he says, “I did what I could at the (mall) but it’s not a Crepe crowd.” He adds that the fast-food vendors are doing well, “But healthy seems to be out!” He adds, “It was worth a try.” Bussing’s mobile crepery was a big hit on the streets of downtown South Haven over the summer time, but being a sidewalk vendor he was naturally forced to find an indoor location for the winter. He was pretty excited about the new venture at the Mall, but became increasingly disillusioned over dismal sales from his colorful cart there. No word yet on if he’ll attempt to find an alternative indoor loca-tion for the balance of the winter season or just set the business aside until outdoor weather POSTMASTER: Please deliver on January 11, 2014 January 11, 2014 Moody on The Market MOODY www.MailMaxOnline.com returns to Michigan’s Great Southwest. I’ll keep you posted if he does, in fact, land elsewhere through the ice and snow. The company that was founded in Buchanan in 1989 as Express-1 and grew exponentially to the point that it was acquired by Jacobs Private Equity in 2011 and became XPO Logistics , has become an even more formidable player in the world of trucking and logistics year after year. CEO Bradley Jacobs has been a very busy man since taking the reins a couple of years ago, and his latest acquisition was completed last week with the takeover of National Logistics Management (NLM) in Southfield, Michigan from Landstar System, Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida . Jacobs says of the acquisition, “The addition of NLM, the largest web-based expediter in North America , will give us an entry into managed transportation, an area of logistics that has been of keen interest to us for some time. We’ll use NLM to build our position as a top-five expediter by providing customers with precise, web-based capabilities for the bidding, scheduling, shipping and tracking of freight. With the close of this transaction, we’ll be facilitating more than 20,000 deliveries a day compa-ny-wide.” The purchase of the supply-chain business from Landstar cost XPO Logistics $87-million dollars. It’s just the latest in a long string of growth activity since Jacobs took over from St. Joseph’s Mike Welch and his team. Since that time XPO has grown in multiple Volume 15, Ver. 2 venues including the opening of truck brokerage locations in Phoenix, Dallas, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Jacksonville (FL), Whippany (NJ), and Montgomery (AL) …establishment of freight forwarding agents in Des Moines, Newark, Charlotte (NC), Los Angeles, Houston, Kansas City (MO), Nashville, and Montreal … Opening a Southeastern Hub for Expedited Services in Birmingham, AL … Rebranding of Concert Group Logisitics Division as XPO Global Logistics …and acqui-sitions including Continental Freight Services, Inc, Kelron Logistics, Inc, Turbo Logistics, Inc, East Coast Air Charter, Inc, Covered Logistics, Interide Logistics, and 3PD. The publicly traded XPO Logistics is one of the fast-est growing providers of transportation logistics services in North America. They are the fourth largest freight brokerage firm, the leading last-mile logistics provider and a top-five expedit-er. Company headquarters since Jacobs’ takeover of the company has been in Greenwich, Connecticut . State Senator John Proos knows only too well the critical nature of business attraction and job creation in Michigan’s Great Southwest. He has long worked with local economic develop-ment agencies to speed the process when new businesses are being courted for relocation to the region. Now, the Senator has played a key role in helping non-profit economic developers stay in the game. Recognizing that maintaining shov-el-ready sites can be costly for non-profit agen-cies, Proos recently introduced Senate Bill 536 , a measure that would allow local municipal legis-lative bodies to grant tax abatements for five years for those non-profit organizations who intend to hold properties aside for the develop-ment of new business in the community. The local units would not be required to do so, but would be allowed to do so in order to have build-ing sites ready for potential development. After the standard five year abatement, a non-profit Y ou have the rare oppor-tunity to see the car that kept East Germans going for almost 30 years. When the Berlin Wall came tumbling down in November of 1989, a veritable avalanche of these cars descended into West Germany in droves. Best of all, you don’t even have to leave Michigan’s Great Southwest to get a peek at this remarkable vehicle, because it’s on display right now inside The Orchards Mall of Benton Harbor . The folks at Dr. ZZZZ’Z Mattress Center in the Mall have placed the vehicle on display for a limited engagement. The car is a 1986 Sachsenring Trabant P601S , produced in the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) from 1963 to 1991 when Germany reunit-ed. They are extremely rare in the U.S. In fact, there are only two of them in all of Michigan . The average East German resident had to wait about 18-years for one of these cars. By way of exam-ple, the one in front of Dr. ZZZZ’Z was ordered in 1968 and the proud owner was not able to obtain delivery until October of 1986. The Trabant was East Germany’s answer to the Volkswagen Beetle , but was never improved beyond going to a small VW engine for the final year of production. The car has been pampered its entire life and has never seen snow or ice. The vehicles all sport a very unique drive-train with only a modest 600cc 2-stroke engine and a mea-sly 27-horsepower. When running, it sounds like an outboard engine or a snowmobile. Check it out, up close and personal, during this limited engagement in front of Dr. ZZZZ’Z Mattress Center in the Mall. Following a brief foray into the dinner busi-ness, a Stevensville restaurant is going back to its roots. Management at The Galley Grill on Red Arrow Highway revealed at the end of the year that they will discontinue their dinner service effective immediately. In a statement to Facebook fans, management announced that they will revert back to their normal hours of 6am to 3pm daily. The restaurant began as a breakfast, brunch and lunch establishment in mid-June and added dinner service in early October. Following that experiment of just under three months, the restau-rant will go back to what made them successful in the first place. The restaurant burst onto the scene with a huge flurry of rave reviews through online comments from Facebook fans and became well known for huge meal portions, especially during the breakfast service. The family run operation, owned and operated by Tony, Mike & John Mamouzellos , is located at 4296 Red Arrow Highway in the building in front of the Super Eight Motel . Chris Bussing had planned to spend his entire winter season inside at The Orchards Mall , but he tells me now that he is angling for an early exit. If you want one of his delicious trade-mark crepes you might have to act very fast. Bussing tells me that his Orchards Mall Food Court venture will likely come to a decid-Continued on page 10 M oody Pat Wishing You Peace, Joy & Health In the New Year, we hope you will take a few minutes to reflect on the blessing of vision. 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You have the rare opportunity to see the car that kept East Germans going for almost 30 years. When the Berlin Wall came tumbling down in November of 1989, a veritable avalanche of these cars descended into West Germany in droves. Best of all, you don’t even have to leave Michigan’s Great Southwest to get a peek at this remarkable vehicle, because it’s on display right now inside The Orchards Mall of Benton Harbor. The folks at Dr. ZZZZ’Z Mattress Center in the Mall have placed the vehicle on display for a limited engagement. The car is a 1986 Sachsenring Trabant P601S, produced in the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) from 1963 to 1991 when Germany reunited. They are extremely rare in the U.S. In fact, there are only two of them in all of Michigan. The average East German resident had to wait about 18-years for one of these cars. By way of example, the one in front of Dr. ZZZZ’Z was ordered in 1968 and the proud owner was not able to obtain delivery until October of 1986. The Trabant was East Germany’s answer to the Volkswagen Beetle, but was never improved beyond going to a small VW engine for the final year of production. The car has been pampered its entire life and has never seen snow or ice. The vehicles all sport a very unique drive-train with only a modest 600cc 2-stroke engine and a measly 27-horsepower. When running, it sounds like an outboard engine or a snowmobile. Check it out, up close and personal, during this limited engagement in front of Dr. ZZZZ’Z Mattress Center in the Mall.<br /> <br /> Following a brief foray into the dinner business, a Stevensville restaurant is going back to its roots. Management at The Galley Grill on Red Arrow Highway revealed at the end of the year that they will discontinue their dinner service effective immediately. In a statement to Facebook fans, management announced that they will revert back to their normal hours of 6am to 3pm daily. The restaurant began as a breakfast, brunch and lunch establishment in mid-June and added dinner service in early October. Following that experiment of just under three months, the restaurant will go back to what made them successful in the first place. The restaurant burst onto the scene with a huge flurry of rave reviews through online comments from Facebook fans and became well known for huge meal portions, especially during the breakfast service. The family run operation, owned and operated by Tony, Mike & John Mamouzellos, is located at 4296 Red Arrow Highway in the building in front of the Super Eight Motel.<br /> <br /> Chris Bussing had planned to spend his entire winter season inside at The Orchards Mall, but he tells me now that he is angling for an early exit. If you want one of his delicious trademark crepes you might have to act very fast. Bussing tells me that his Orchards Mall Food Court venture will likely come to a decid edly premature close thanks to a dearth of business. Bussing recently introduced his Old World Crepery business to the Mall, taking up a kioskstyle position at the head of the Food Court after a very successful summer run in downtown South Haven. Unfortunately he says, “I did what I could at the (mall) but it’s not a Crepe crowd.” He adds that the fast-food vendors are doing well, “But healthy seems to be out!” He adds, “It was worth a try.” Bussing’s mobile crepery was a big hit on the streets of downtown South Haven over the summer time, but being a sidewalk vendor he was naturally forced to find an indoor location for the winter. He was pretty excited about the new venture at the Mall, but became increasingly disillusioned over dismal sales from his colorful cart there. No word yet on if he’ll attempt to find an alternative indoor location for the balance of the winter season or just set the business aside until outdoor weather returns to Michigan’s Great Southwest. I’ll keep you posted if he does, in fact, land elsewhere through the ice and snow.<br /> <br /> The company that was founded in Buchanan in 1989 as Express-1 and grew exponentially to the point that it was acquired by Jacobs Private Equity in 2011 and became XPO Logistics, has become an even more formidable player in the world of trucking and logistics year after year. CEO Bradley Jacobs has been a very busy man since taking the reins a couple of years ago, and his latest acquisition was completed last week with the takeover of National Logistics Management (NLM) in Southfield, Michigan from Landstar System, Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida. Jacobs says of the acquisition, “The addition of NLM, the largest web-based expediter in North America, will give us an entry into managed transportation, an area of logistics that has been of keen interest to us for some time. We’ll use NLM to build our position as a top-five expediter by providing customers with precise, web-based capabilities for the bidding, scheduling, shipping and tracking of freight. With the close of this transaction, we’ll be facilitating more than 20,000 deliveries a day company- wide.” The purchase of the supply-chain business from Landstar cost XPO Logistics $87-million dollars. It’s just the latest in a long string of growth activity since Jacobs took over from St. Joseph’s Mike Welch and his team. Since that time XPO has grown in multiple venues including the opening of truck brokerage locations in Phoenix, Dallas, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Jacksonville (FL), Whippany (NJ), and Montgomery (AL)…establishment of freight forwarding agents in Des Moines, Newark, Charlotte (NC), Los Angeles, Houston, Kansas City (MO), Nashville, and Montreal… Opening a Southeastern Hub for Expedited Services in Birmingham, AL… Rebranding of Concert Group Logisitics Division as XPO Global Logistics…and acquisitions including Continental Freight Services, Inc, Kelron Logistics, Inc, Turbo Logistics, Inc, East Coast Air Charter, Inc, Covered Logistics, Interide Logistics, and 3PD. The publicly traded XPO Logistics is one of the fastest growing providers of transportation logistics services in North America. They are the fourth largest freight brokerage firm, the leading lastmile logistics provider and a top-five expediter. Company headquarters since Jacobs’ takeover of the company has been in Greenwich, Connecticut.<br /> <br /> State Senator John Proos knows only too well the critical nature of business attraction and job creation in Michigan’s Great Southwest. He has long worked with local economic development agencies to speed the process when new businesses are being courted for relocation to the region. Now, the Senator has played a key role in helping non-profit economic developers stay in the game. Recognizing that maintaining shovel- ready sites can be costly for non-profit agencies, Proos recently introduced Senate Bill 536, a measure that would allow local municipal legislative bodies to grant tax abatements for five years for those non-profit organizations who intend to hold properties aside for the development of new business in the community. The local units would not be required to do so, but would be allowed to do so in order to have building sites ready for potential development. After the standard five year abatement, a non-profit Would also have the option to apply for a two-year extension of the exemption if necessary. Proos tells us, “This is about giving local officials the ability to work together with charitable community development organizations to achieve the goal of bringing new entrepreneurs and jobs to Michigan. I sponsored this bill to give local officials a tool they can use to support non-profits that develop properties for the purpose of attracting new businesses and jobs to the community.” Ron Kitchens is President of such an organization in the form of Southwest Michigan First. He testified last month in a legislative committee hearing with Proos in support of the legislation, saying, “In every community, there is a piece of property that needs some refurbishing and could become a great location for a new business. This bill will facilitate that greatest force for change: a well-paying job.” The bill has been approved the by Senate and has been sent to the Michigan House of Representatives for further consideration.<br /> <br /> Craig Carlson can’t keep a secret...but, then he really doesn’t want to in this case because he’s inviting everybody in for the 23rd year running to a very special event. Carlson’s been busy “spilling the beans” on social media for several weeks now after launching a “mysterious tease” about dueling bartending talent, and now he wants the world to know that his Annual Ray Carlson Memorial Special Kids Sunday event is on the way. Craig has a special place in his heart for special needs children. You see, he was born in 1958 with his feet facing backward. He says that doctors operated on him, sent him home, and told his parents he would never walk. Through eight years of therapy his mother massaged his feet three times a day for half an hour at a time as he screamed in pain. By the age of eight...he was able to walk. Sadly, throughout the entire ordeal the only people who ever asked if they could help were the folks from the St. Joseph Elks Lodge. His dad wasn’t even a member, and he continually declined their help. Today, Craig is a proud member of the St. Joseph-Benton Harbor Elks Club having joined in 1991 to the same club where his father had become a member. The same year that Craig joined, his father died...and he has been hosting the annual kids’ event ever since to try to help kids. Over the past 22 years the event has raised more than $47,500.00 to send children to diabetes camp, build wheel chair ramps, purchase special equipment, glasses, and much more. All are things desperately needed by families with special needs children. This year’s event is expected to be as large as ever with dueling bartenders working to earn your tips for the fundraiser on Sunday, January 19, 2014 from noon until 9pm. The party takes place at the Elks Club at 601 Riverview Drive in Benton Harbor overlooking the St. Joseph River and is open to the general public. Prizes, an auction, a cash bar, full buffet, 50/50 drawings and more are all a part of the big event. All proceeds go directly to the physically and mentally challenged youth of Berrien County as the entire event is 100% volunteer operated.<br /> <br /> There’s a group of folks around here who want to run retiring Lakeshore Coach Denny Dock out of town! Actually, what they’re really looking to do is create a Vacation Fund to give to the coach as a retirement gift. Spearheading at least a portion of that effort are Mario & Melanie Abbott...the owners and operators of Passeero’s Pizza in St. Joseph. Mario played for Coach Dock in 1993 when he was a senior at Lakeshore High School. That was the year that Lakeshore enjoyed their first ever undefeated season. The Abbott’s are hosting a buffet-style all-you-can-eat benefit of sorts to help other alumni in donating to a Coach Dock Vacation Fund. The event will take place this evening, Saturday, January 11, 2014, from 6pm until 8pm at Passero’s, located at 2108 S. Cleveland Avenue, just off the intersection of Cleveland and Hilltop across from Martin’s Super Market of St. Joseph. For just $9.99 you will be treated to an all-you-can-eat buffet including pizza, sandwiches, dessert sticks, and breadsticks. Most of the proceeds will go to the vacation fund, as a huge thank you to the coach. Lakeshore alums were e-mailed notice of the event, but everyone is welcome to join in the party in honor of Coach Denny Dock for his many years of dedicated service to the Lakeshore Public School District.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, folks…don’t forget you can see all of these stories and many, many others that there just is not room to print here in MailMax by pointing you internet browser to www.MoodyOnTheMarket.com. There’s something new there every day, including on the weekends, including many photos, updates on legislation and more. Please remember to shop locally, and we’ll see you again next Saturday right here in MailMax.<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Morning Radio Personality<br /> WSJM Radio<br /> moody@wsjm.com<br /> (269) 925-1111

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