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Carinne tells me that everyone on staff is excited to be able to provide their clients with a stunning update. She loves that they were able to begin with an absolute “blank canvas” and then fine tune and re-work some things to provide a more efficient space than they’d been occupying in their former home at 313 Main Street in St. Joseph. The project got underway back in August and construction crews turned over the keys last week. The new site...just steps away from their old front door...is tagged as 307 Main Street . Carinne says she upgraded many features such as crystal chan-deliers, a ventilated nail area and shampoo lounge. However, they are delighted to also keep some of their original favorite features such as great exposed brick and original distressed wood walls along with eclectic new and antique furnishings from their original home. Carinne tells me that the overall feel of the new Salon DeVoir is “luxurious urban comfort,” and she can’t wait to show it off to everyone. Her staff keeps referring to the new look as “Industrial Luxe.” Sounds very intrigu-ing and spectacular all at the same time. Now that the move has been accomplished and once the staff gets settled, I’ll keep you posted regarding a Grand Re-Opening event coming soon to Salon DeVoir, now in their new digs. You can reach the salon for appoint-ments at 269-429-2022. The powerhouse team that brought the multi-mil-lion dollar success called Furniture/Find.com to America’s home furnishings buyers is throwing its considerable time, talent and treasure behind another revolutionary start up in Michigan’s Great Southwest. My friend Rich Daniels, founder and CEO of RNS Packaging of Dowagiac has crafted a strategic rela-Tanglewood Twin Size Stairway Bunk Solid pine. Includes bunk frame, stairway, guard rail, side rails and slats. 43w 96d 60h. SKU# PWDC051 POSTMASTER: Please deliver on February 1, 2014 SALE! February 1, 2014 $ chestnut ment!0 Moody on The Market 47% off! SKU# PINT073 849 99 Jackson 5-Piece Dining Solid oak. 42” round table expands to 42x60 with leaf. Includes 4 chairs. 5-piece set with castered chairs available for $480 more. drawer storage in stairs! light oak O ccasionally the phone will ring at the Eau Claire Fruit Exchange and a SALE! BUYS! zealous teen will ask if it’s pos-56% off! sible $ for him to 99 cash in some cherries in exchange $ for a watermelon or some such nonsense. While the occa-Find additional companion pieces online! sional prank call is more nuisance than anything else, what really gets Heidi Crowder’s goat is the miscon-ception that so many other people have about the busi-ness in the heart of downtown Eau Claire. Heidi is the Retail Hardware Manager , and she wants everyone to know the business goes far beyond the handling of fruits in Michigan’s Great Southwest , and may very well be the region’s best kept secret . The Eau Claire Fruit Exchange has been located in Michigan’s fruit belt since 1926. That’s 88-years of service ever since a group of growers got together to create a cohesive loca-tion to pack and market their local fruits and vegetables. The exchange has been growing ever since in conjunc-tion with the needs and developments of the surround-ing communities. The exchange is run by a Board of Directors and boasts some 74 stockholders. Inasmuch as the exchange is within a single day’s truck drive from 60-percent of the nation’s population, they are critical to the agriculture industry but go far beyond that arena. The Eau Claire Fruit Exchange has everything from A-to-Z including: Hardware such as Nuts & Bolts, Rope & Chain, Tubing, Sand Paper, Hooks & Eyebolts, Thermometers & Rain Gauges, Fasteners & Cable, Screws, Nails, Wire, and Hinges, Duct tape & Weather Stripping, Hammers & Pulleys, Painting Supplies like Primers & Solvents, Roof Caulks & Adhesives, Brushes & Rollers, Driveway Tools & Ladders’ Paint Mixing & Cleaners, Electrical Supplies including, Fuses & Wire, Plugs & Outlet Boxes, Extension Cords & Circuit Breakers, Conduit Fittings & Terminal Conductors, Light Fixtures & Flashlights, Plumbing Gear such as Pipes & Valves, Clamps & Hose, Faucet Fittings & Drain Cleaners, Toilet & Sink Repair, Custom Pipe Cutting & Threading, Automotive Stuff like Belts & Hoses, Oil & Fluids, Wax & Cleaners, Lawn & Garden Supplies but not limited to Shovels & Gloves, Grass Seed & Fertilizers, Sprinklers & Seeds, Pond & Pool Supplies, Wheelbarrows & Mower Blades, Canning Supplies & Knee pads, Tools including Drills & Drill bits, Sockets & Wrenches, Chisels & Axes, Sanders & Screwdrivers, Heating & Cooling Supplies, for instance Pipe Fittings & Hoses, Dryer Vents & Filters, Fans and more, Animal Supplies such as Birdhouses & Feeders, Rabbit Cages, Straw/Hay/ Shavings, Vet Supplies, Collars/Flea Collars, Pet Snacks/Treats, Horse Halters/Leads/Fly Masks, Wormers & Supplements, Feed for: Bids...cats...cattle...chickens...Deer...dogs... goats...hogs...Horses...sheep..and rabbits. Additionally...they have the gear to support pro-cessors, cold storage, basket and packaging companies, fertilizer and chemical suppliers, and customers of all sorts far & wide. You’ll find pruning gear...picking supplies from buckets to baskets...advertising banners for roadside stands...outerwear for farmers and growers...seeds by the millions...landscaping materials...irrigation sup-Hot TM M oody auburn midnight Pat 199 Diego Queen Size Bed Pine solids & pine veneers. Includes headboard, footboard & rails. 65w 89d 52h. SKU# PPROG65 499 FINAL PRICE. NO FURTHER DISCOUNTS. plies...greenhouse supplies...soil testing...plant analy-sis...and more. Beyond all of that, the Eau Claire Fruit Exchange also offers rentals of spreaders, sprayers, rollers and seeders, window and screen repair, key cutting, fence posts, power washer supplies and beyond. Perhaps best of all, the exchange has on-site consultants to help tackle needs large and small. The bottom line is the Eau Claire Fruit Exchange is literally the “Old Fashioned General Store” with things you will rarely find any-where else. The exchange is located at 6486 West Main Street in downtown Eau Claire and is open off! 99 52% Monday through Friday from 8am until 5:30pm and Saturdays from 8am until 2pm. slumberland.com Tears of joy are about 3 ready to take over where tears of sorrow once prevailed. What once housed the Stevensville site of the Florin Funeral Home is near-ing completion in a full conversion to the newest cam-pus for the First Church of God . This will mark the third campus for First Church of God with services set to begin on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 10:30am. Teresa Smithers is in Communications for First Church and she tells me she can practically smell the coffee brewing already inasmuch as the new campus will offer not only great worship services, but also an Infusco Coffee Bar , a KidZone and a great church community. First Church at Stevensville, led by Campus Pastor Chris Spitters , is doing more than restoring a building...their goal is to restore lives. Sharing what God has done over a hot cup of coffee or tea is a welcome thought for many in the congregation and the community as everyone is welcome, especially if you’re in search of a friendly church. The new cam-pus is located at 5767 Red Arrow Highway across from the Grand Mere Inn . First Church is a highly motivated and community active church family that many will recognize as the church that has performed the annual one-day, county-wide volunteer services bash they call “DO Something!” They’ve done some-thing very big for the entire community every year for three years running now. If you’d like to learn more about the church, you can call the church office at 269-honey MOODY Continued from page 1 chocolate Volume 15, Ver. 5 YOU’LL LOVE THE EXTRA MONEY YOU CAN GET FROM Uptown Queen Size Bed Mahogany solids and mahogany veneers. 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Moody On The Market

Pat Moody

Occasionally the phone will ring at the Eau Claire Fruit Exchange and a zealous teen will ask if it’s possible for him to cash in some cherries in exchange for a watermelon or some such nonsense. While the occasional prank call is more nuisance than anything else, what really gets Heidi Crowder’s goat is the misconception that so many other people have about the business in the heart of downtown Eau Claire. Heidi is the Retail Hardware Manager, and she wants everyone to know the business goes far beyond the handling of fruits in Michigan’s Great Southwest, and may very well be the region’s best kept secret. The Eau Claire Fruit Exchange has been located in Michigan’s fruit belt since 1926. That’s 88-years of service ever since a group of growers got together to create a cohesive location to pack and market their local fruits and vegetables.The exchange has been growing ever since in conjunction with the needs and developments of the surrounding communities. The exchange is run by a Board of Directors and boasts some 74 stockholders. Inasmuch as the exchange is within a single day’s truck drive from 60-percent of the nation’s population, they are critical to the agriculture industry but go far beyond that arena.The Eau Claire Fruit Exchange has everything from A-to-Z including: <br /> <br /> Hardware such as Nuts & Bolts, Rope & Chain, Tubing, Sand Paper, Hooks & Eyebolts, Thermometers & Rain Gauges, Fasteners & Cable, Screws, Nails, Wire, and Hinges, Duct tape & Weather Stripping, Hammers & Pulleys, Painting Supplies like Primers & Solvents, Roof Caulks & Adhesives, Brushes & Rollers, Driveway Tools & Ladders’ Paint Mixing & Cleaners, Electrical Supplies including, Fuses & Wire, Plugs & Outlet Boxes, Extension Cords & Circuit Breakers, Conduit Fittings & Terminal Conductors, Light Fixtures & Flashlights, Plumbing Gear such as Pipes & Valves, Clamps & Hose, Faucet Fittings & Drain Cleaners, Toilet & Sink Repair, Custom Pipe Cutting & Threading, Automotive Stuff like Belts & Hoses, Oil & Fluids, <br /> <br /> Wax & Cleaners, Lawn & Garden Supplies but not limited to Shovels & Gloves, Grass Seed & Fertilizers, Sprinklers & Seeds, Pond & Pool Supplies, Wheelbarrows & Mower Blades, <br /> <br /> Canning Supplies & Knee pads, Tools including Drills & Drill bits, Sockets & Wrenches, Chisels & Axes, Sanders & Screwdrivers, Heating & Cooling Supplies, for instance Pipe Fittings & Hoses, Dryer Vents & Filters, Fans and more, Animal Supplies such as Birdhouses & Feeders, Rabbit Cages, Straw/Hay/ Shavings, Vet Supplies, Collars/Flea Collars, Pet Snacks/Treats, Horse Halters/Leads/Fly Masks, Wormers & Supplements, Feed for: <br /> <br /> Bids...cats...cattle...chickens...Deer...dogs...goats...hogs...Horses...sheep..and rabbits.<br /> <br /> Additionally...they have the gear to support processors, cold storage, basket and packaging companies, fertilizer and chemical suppliers, and customers of all sorts far & wide.<br /> <br /> You’ll find pruning gear...picking supplies from buckets to baskets...advertising banners for roadside stands...outerwear for farmers and growers...seeds by the millions...landscaping materials...irrigation sup- Plies...greenhouse supplies...soil testing...plant analysis... and more.<br /> <br /> Beyond all of that, the Eau Claire Fruit Exchange also offers rentals of spreaders, sprayers, rollers and seeders, window and screen repair, key cutting, fence posts, power washer supplies and beyond. Perhaps best of all, the exchange has on-site consultants to help tackle needs large and small. The bottom line is the Eau Claire Fruit Exchange is literally the “Old Fashioned General Store” with things you will rarely find anywhere else. The exchange is located at 6486 West Main Street in downtown Eau Claire and is open Monday through Friday from 8am until 5:30pm and Saturdays from 8am until 2pm.<br /> <br /> Tears of joy are about ready to take over where tears of sorrow once prevailed. What once housed the Stevensville site of the Florin Funeral Home is nearing completion in a full conversion to the newest campus for the First Church of God. This will mark the third campus for First Church of God with services set to begin on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 10:30am.Teresa Smithers is in Communications for First Church and she tells me she can practically smell the coffee brewing already inasmuch as the new campus will offer not only great worship services, but also an Infusco Coffee Bar, a KidZone and a great church community. First Church at Stevensville, led by Campus Pastor Chris Spitters, is doing more than restoring a building...their goal is to restore lives.Sharing what God has done over a hot cup of coffee or tea is a welcome thought for many in the congregation and the community as everyone is welcome, especially if you’re in search of a friendly church. The new campus is located at 5767 Red Arrow Highway across from the Grand Mere Inn. First Church is a highly motivated and community active church family that many will recognize as the church that has performed the annual one-day, county-wide volunteer services bash they call “DO Something!” They’ve done something very big for the entire community every year for three years running now. If you’d like to learn more about the church, you can call the church office at 269- 983-1524 or visit them online at www.myfirstchurch. com. They are also active on Facebook.<br /> <br /> Carinne DeVoir is as giddy as a little girl...and understandably so. She and her colleagues recently packed up their business and moved lock, stock and curling irons to their new quarters for Salon DeVoir.It’s not likely they needed a full-tilt moving van or anything... because they literally moved right next door. Carinne tells me that everyone on staff is excited to be able to provide their clients with a stunning update. She loves that they were able to begin with an absolute “blank canvas” and then fine tune and re-work some things to provide a more efficient space than they’d been occupying in their former home at 313 Main Street in St. Joseph. The project got underway back in August and construction crews turned over the keys last week. The new site...just steps away from their old front door...is tagged as 307 Main Street. Carinne says she upgraded many features such as crystal chandeliers, a ventilated nail area and shampoo lounge.However, they are delighted to also keep some of their original favorite features such as great exposed brick and original distressed wood walls along with eclectic new and antique furnishings from their original home.Carinne tells me that the overall feel of the new Salon DeVoir is “luxurious urban comfort,” and she can’t wait to show it off to everyone. Her staff keeps referring to the new look as “Industrial Luxe.” Sounds very intriguing and spectacular all at the same time. Now that the move has been accomplished and once the staff gets settled, I’ll keep you posted regarding a Grand Re-Opening event coming soon to Salon DeVoir, now in their new digs. You can reach the salon for appointments at 269-429-2022.<br /> <br /> The powerhouse team that brought the multi-million dollar success called Furniture/Find.com to America’s home furnishings buyers is throwing its considerable time, talent and treasure behind another revolutionary start up in Michigan’s Great Southwest.My friend Rich Daniels, founder and CEO of RNS Packaging of Dowagiac has crafted a strategic relaTionship with Precept Partners, LLC of Buchanan to give his innovative new product, FunPak custom- shaped premium packing materials, a substantive boost in the marketplace. The team at Precept is comprised of Internet strategists and web-developers with deep xperience in the online world. Led by Stephen Antisdel of Buchanan, the team founded FurnitureFind.com in 1996, guided the company through a period of rapid growth, successfully navigated the dot-com bubble and emerged as leaders in their industry group online. After selling the company to a venture capital firm, they launched Precept in 2003 to share what they learned about growing a successful online business with other companies. Since then they have been strategic investors, consultants, web developers and marketers for dozens of clients across multiple industries. Now, they are working to weave that same magic for Mr. Daniels by investing in RNS Packaging and focusing on assisting in his bid to scale FunPak distribution geographically as they work to serve new niche markets with an improved Internet presence and some targeted online marketing. Daniels tells me that he is excited, “To continue expanding our company with Precept’s Internet expertise, technology and resources.” He says that to-date, FunPak Premium Packaging has protected more than 50,000 packages in their biodegradable packing material in just the first six months of production. Together they see huge growth potential for FunPak “dog bones” as the preferred, ecologically sound, cost effective alternative to Styrofoam packing peanuts and plastic air pouches. Rich designed, developed, and patented the FunPak brand of loose-fill packing materials. As a veteran of Desert Storm, he hires veterans to manufacture, package and deliver FunPak products from multiple locations including Boston, Los Angeles, and Cincinnati. I have regularly shared updates with you regarding FunPak’s creation and successes on Moody on the Market, and this is a huge new boost for the product. Precept’s Chief Technology Officer is Jeffrey Antisdel. He says, “We see an important growth opportunity for RNS and FunPak. Rich has developed an innovative packing alternative that’s better for the planet and safe for pets and kids. We think it makes a lot of sense. We’re looking forward to working with him to continue building a great brand and company.” Terms of the investment remain confidential. The new and improved website for the innovative FunPak materials can be seen by clicking this link: http://www.thefunpak.com. <br /> <br /> Next time your travels take you to or through South Bend Airport and you have a baffling question, simply stop by the brand new Information Center.The folks at SBN are expanding their customer service with the new office located near the baggage claim area across from the airport’s gift shop. Mike Daigle is the Executive Director at SBN. He says, “It made sense for us to move the Information Center from the east end of the terminal to a more visible location and expand the hours to be open to serve all of our customers.” He says airport customer service representatives are now available to offer assistance to travelers daily prior to the first scheduled departure through the last scheduled arrival. He adds, “Our customer service reps are now much more visible to every airline passenger traveling from SBN. This is another way we continue to improve the overall experience and convenience of flying from South Bend. We look forward to providing top notch service to all our customers.” South Bend Airport’s three air carriers provide nonstop flights to nine cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Myers/ Punta Gorda, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Orlando/ Sanford, Phoenix/Mesa, and Tampa Bay/St.Petersburg with connections worldwide. The SBN multi-modal terminal serves over one-million air, rail and bus passengers each year.<br /> <br /> If you’ve been assigned a role on the nominating committee for a non-profit board of directors...or you’re just looking to beef up the crew you’ve already got on your board, there’s an ideal seminar today from the people at SCORE of Michigan’s Great Southwest.Armed with a goal of helping your non-profit board to operate more efficiently and effectively, the team at SCORE brings you this unique opportunity today, Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 10am until 12:30pm.Site of the session is the Norris Room at the St. Joseph Public Library at 500 Market Street in St. Joseph. Dr. Marc Hardy is the Director of Nonprofit Executive Education at Notre Dame. He will offer ideas, examples and tips on who to ask to be your board member, how to find and approach effective contributors, and ways to manage your board to get the best possible result for your organization. Dr. Hardy holds a PhD from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and has taught non-profit leadership and management at IU and Butler University as well as led or served on the board of several non-profits. Nonprofit managers and staff seeking more effective ways to reach a more productive board are invited to register their attendance by logging on to www.kalamazoo.score.org (local workshops).Fee for the workshop is $20 per attendee and includes all course materials. SCORE offers free business counseling and advice to any business in any stage of development from startup to mature. For membership or local mentoring services, contact the local SCORE offices at info@scorekazoo.org. <br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great weekend… see you Saturday here in MailMax!Daigle is the made sense the east end and expand customers.” He are now daily prior to scheduled <br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Morning Radio Personality<br /> WSJM Radio<br /> moody@wsjm.com<br /> (269) 925-1111

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