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SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN AUTOMOTIVE MARKETPLACE ECRWSS Local Postal Customer SPECIAL PULL OUT SECTION February 22, 2014 Paper. News Good our Y POSTMASTER: Please deliver on February 22, 2014 Moody on The Market I n the final days before he died, Mike Ferris of Ferris Music in downtown Benton Harbor was close to complet-ing negotiations to sell his beloved musical instru-ment business to a couple of businessmen with a plan. Unfortunately, he never had a chance to final-ize the deal before his demise. In the days following Mike’s death, however, his family did successfully consummate the transaction, and the Ferris Music legacy will live on in the form of the upcoming 3 Pillars Music store. Tom Gillespie and Tom Ives , who have known one another for decades now, have purchased the business and inventory of Ferris Music and are currently in the process of converting space in the Brammall Industrial Supply Building in the Benton Harbor Arts District into their new 3 Pillars Music store. The new venture at 196 Water Street will be more than just a musical instrument store, however, as the new owners will capitalize on the resurgence in the vinyl LP record industry which is booming across the nation. Tom Gillespie tells me that the vinyl LP market is soar-ing, driven by a new found interest in product both new and old. The 400% increase in vinyl sales in the last year alone is burgeoning not simply due to audiophiles who swear that music on vinyl is supe-rior to any other media available, but even moreso by young people who recall the record collections of parents and grandparents and marvel at the album art and great music produced by the industry over the years as they discover the art of the music genre. Gillespie and Ives have derived great support and encouragement from Brammall building owner Ken Ankli who has diligently worked within the Arts District over the past several years to create an eclectic village having transformed a major portion of the ground floor into the Citadel Music and Dance Center , the 3 Pillars Gallery and the QuarterNote Lofts rental apartments available on the second floor overlooking the colorful park space at the center of the district. 3 Pillars Music, embod-ied by the music instrument business and new and used vinyl LP records, will replace the 3 Pillars Gallery which has been used sporadically for special events and exhibitions adjacent to the main industri-al supply house at Brammall. Contractors are cur-rently working to make modifications to the space, erecting some new walls and preparing for the early spring arrival of the music center. Mr. Gillespie is no stranger to the retail business, having briefly partnered in the former Sound Wave shop at the corner of John Beers Road and Red Arrow Highway in Stevensville until that coalition broke apart and he moved the shop for a short-lived run to West Main Street in Benton Harbor in space that is now occupied by Subway . He also worked for Electro-Voice of Buchanan for 15 years and was one of the last men standing when that corporation folded. He has since been working for Tele-Rad , an electronics shop on Pipestone in Benton Harbor . He will continue his day time job there and work after hours at 3 Pillars Music once open. Gillespie’s partner, who will run the daytime operation at 3 Pillars, is Tom Ives. Ives has years of retail experi-M oody Pat ence having owned and operated Cellular Choices on State Street in downtown St. Joseph for many years. He is a renowned music historian with an encyclopedic knowledge and a love for vinyl him-self. 3 Pillars Music will buy and sell vinyl, new and old, and will stock at the very least the Top 25 vinyl releases on a regular basis once the store is up and running. Gillespie tells me that contractors will be working steadily over the next several weeks in hopes of opening up shop on or around March 1st, although even he hedges his bets, saying simply “stay tuned” for additional information regarding the opening and establishment of regular hours of operation. A formal Grand Opening celebration will take place later in the spring or early summer. The St. Joseph-based team that is transforming our own waterfront with the striking new Inn at Harbor Shores underway locally is playing a key role in one of the most famous harbors in the world... New York Harbor . Edgewater Resources , MOODY Continued from page 1 www.MailMaxOnline.com headed up by Ron Schults & Greg & Kathy Weykamp , is collaborating with Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York City to create what will be “the calmest marina basin in New York Harbor.” The Edgewater team is working with the park and a wide range of Brooklyn-based community organizations to make boating in New York Harbor more accessi-ble than ever. Their stated goal is to create a beauti-ful boating facility that directly connects Brooklyn to the water and provide opportunities for people of all ages, incomes, and abilities to get out on the water. According to documents filed with the Brooklyn Harbor Master, the new marina being planned (as shown in the architectural rendering accompanying the story at Moody on the Market. com ) will provide berthing for 120 boats ranging in size from 40-feet to more than 80-feet in length. Through a network of local partners in NYC, a com-munity boating program will provide free and low-cost boating opportunities that include kayaking, fishing, and sailing programs. Edgewater Resources Volume 15, Ver. 8 was founded with the specific mission of enhancing communities through their marinas and waterfronts, much as they are doing with the Inn at Harbor Shores in St. Joseph. The Edgewater team has a long history of designing, building and operating such facilities all over the world. The NY Harbor project will be led in the city by Tim O’Brien , a long-time Brooklyn resident and lifelong sailor with experi-ence running waterfront operations in New York Harbor and a passion for promoting community access to the water. Located in the southern portion of the Brooklyn Bridge Park between Piers 4 and 5, the 320,000 square foot marina site is fully per-mitted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the US Army Corp of Engineers . The surrounding park area includes three soccer fields, two playgrounds, and a picnic and barbecue peninsula. The Request for Proposals, issued in September 2013, emphasized the importance of development and design goals consistent with the Park vision, financial and opera-tional feasibility, and the commitment to a strong community boating program. Edgewater Resources was selected at the end of 2013 for the project as the best proposal offered based on the criteria sought by the park authority and harbor master. This the time of year when industry trade BRASS TRANSIT LIGHTWIRE THEATER PRESENTS shows all across the nation are touting new technol-The Musical Legacy THE UGLY DUCKLING & ogy advancements and ways to do old things better of Chicago HAIR than ever. 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In the final days before he died, Mike Ferris of Ferris Music in downtown Benton Harbor was close to completing negotiations to sell his beloved musical instrument business to a couple of businessmen with a plan. Unfortunately, he never had a chance to finalize the deal before his demise. In the days following Mike’s death, however, his family did successfully consummate the transaction, and the Ferris Music legacy will live on in the form of the upcoming 3 Pillars Music store. Tom Gillespie and Tom Ives, who have known one another for decades now, have purchased the business and inventory of Ferris Music and are currently in the process of converting space in the Brammall Industrial Supply Building in the Benton Harbor Arts District into their new 3 Pillars Music store. The new venture at 196 Water Street will be more than just a musical instrument store, however, as the new owners will capitalize on the resurgence in the vinyl LP record industry which is booming across the nation. Tom Gillespie tells me that the vinyl LP market is soaring, driven by a new found interest in product both new and old. The 400% increase in vinyl sales in the last year alone is burgeoning not simply due to audiophiles who swear that music on vinyl is superior to any other media available, but even moreso by young people who recall the record collections of parents and grandparents and marvel at the album art and great music produced by the industry over the years as they discover the art of the music genre. Gillespie and Ives have derived great support and encouragement from Brammall building owner Ken Ankli who has diligently worked within the Arts District over the past several years to create an eclectic village having transformed a major portion of the ground floor into the Citadel Music and Dance Center, the 3 Pillars Gallery and the QuarterNote Lofts rental apartments available on the second floor overlooking the colorful park space at the center of the district. 3 Pillars Music, embodied by the music instrument business and new and used vinyl LP records, will replace the 3 Pillars Gallery which has been used sporadically for special events and exhibitions adjacent to the main industrial supply house at Brammall. Contractors are currently working to make modifications to the space, erecting some new walls and preparing for the early spring arrival of the music center. Mr. Gillespie is no stranger to the retail business, having briefly partnered in the former Sound Wave shop at the corner of John Beers Road and Red Arrow Highway in Stevensville until that coalition broke apart and he moved the shop for a short-lived run to West Main Street in Benton Harbor in space that is now occupied by Subway. He also worked for Electro-Voice of Buchanan for 15 years and was one of the last men standing when that corporation folded. He has since been working for Tele-Rad, an electronics shop on Pipestone in Benton Harbor. He will continue his day time job there and work after hours at 3 Pillars Music once open. Gillespie’s partner, who will run the daytime operation at 3 Pillars, is Tom Ives. Ives has years of retail experience having owned and operated Cellular Choices on State Street in downtown St. Joseph for many years. He is a renowned music historian with an encyclopedic knowledge and a love for vinyl himself. 3 Pillars Music will buy and sell vinyl, new and old, and will stock at the very least the Top 25 vinyl releases on a regular basis once the store is up and running. Gillespie tells me that contractors will be working steadily over the next several weeks in hopes of opening up shop on or around March 1st, although even he hedges his bets, saying simply “stay tuned” for additional information regarding the opening and establishment of regular hours of operation. A formal Grand Opening celebration will take place later in the spring or early summer.<br /> <br /> The St. Joseph-based team that is transforming our own waterfront with the striking new Inn at Harbor Shores underway locally is playing a key role in one of the most famous harbors in the world...New York Harbor. Edgewater Resources, headed up by Ron Schults & Greg & Kathy Weykamp, is collaborating with Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York City to create what will be “the calmest marina basin in New York Harbor.” The Edgewater team is working with the park and a wide range of Brooklyn-based community organizations to make boating in New York Harbor more accessible than ever. Their stated goal is to create a beautiful boating facility that directly connects Brooklyn to the water and provide opportunities for people of all ages, incomes, and abilities to get out on the water. According to documents filed with the Brooklyn Harbor Master, the new marina being planned (as shown in the architectural rendering accompanying the story at Moody on the Market. Com) will provide berthing for 120 boats ranging in size from 40-feet to more than 80-feet in length. Through a network of local partners in NYC, a community boating program will provide free and lowcost boating opportunities that include kayaking, fishing, and sailing programs. Edgewater Resources was founded with the specific mission of enhancing communities through their marinas and waterfronts, much as they are doing with the Inn at Harbor Shores in St. Joseph. The Edgewater team has a long history of designing, building and operating such facilities all over the world. The NY Harbor project will be led in the city by Tim O’Brien, a long-time Brooklyn resident and lifelong sailor with experience running waterfront operations in New York Harbor and a passion for promoting community access to the water. Located in the southern portion of the Brooklyn Bridge Park between Piers 4 and 5, the 320,000 square foot marina site is fully permitted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the US Army Corp of Engineers. The surrounding park area includes three soccer fields, two playgrounds, and a picnic and barbecue peninsula. The Request for Proposals, issued in September 2013, emphasized the importance of development and design goals consistent with the Park vision, financial and operational feasibility, and the commitment to a strong community boating program. Edgewater Resources was selected at the end of 2013 for the project as the best proposal offered based on the criteria sought by the park authority and harbor master.<br /> <br /> This the time of year when industry trade shows all across the nation are touting new technology advancements and ways to do old things better than ever. Whirlpool Corporation is certainly among them, and one of the many recent advancements they are sharing with the world is a partnership with Honeywell. Engineers at Whirlpool have announced implementation of the use of Honeywell’s Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) into their environmentally responsible and energy efficient insulation used in all U.S.-made refrigerators and freezers. The global warming potential of the new foam blowing agent is 99.9-percent lower than 245fa, the most common foam blowing agent widely used within the U.S. industry. The result is a more environmentally-responsible household refrigerator. The conversion of all U.S. manufacturing centers is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year and the impact to the global warming effect will be the equivalent of removing more than 400,000 cars from the road. Joseph Liotine is President of Whirlpool’s U.S. operations. He says, “Whirlpool Corporation and Honeywell believe we have responsibility to be as proactive as we can to preserve our environment, and meet the demands of our consumers.” He adds, “By introducing this new insulation to our refrigerators, we’ve taken steps to reduce global warming potential, the most significant contributor to environmental impact for refrigerators without compromising quality or the energy efficiency of our appliances.” This is the first use of the innovative blowing agents in home appliances. Through the partnership Whirlpool is the world’s first home appliance manufacturer to begin implementing Honeywell’s new Solstice blowing agent in its foam insulation. The company has already voluntarily begun phasing out its use of hydroflorocarbons (HFCs) in its U.S. refrigerators and freezers utilizing the co-developed foam that provides more energy efficiency than commonly used hydrocarbons and the lowest global warming potential in its class. Andreas Kramvis is President & CEO of Honywell Performance Materials & Technologies. He says, “Whirlpool is a world-class company that is leading the way with highly efficient, environmentally friendlier products, and that is reflected in their choice of Honeywell Solstice LBA for their new line of refrigerators.” He adds, “We are pleased to see Whirlpool at the vanguard of the global effort to combat climate change while retaining the high performance that consumers have come to expect from their products.” <br /> <br /> The popularity of the Southshore Concert Band is becoming legendary. With that thought in mind, you will do well to reserve your seats now for a major show they are producing less than a month from now on the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Mainstage. Under the direction of Conductor Dale L. Reuss, the Southshore Concert Band will present a “Big Band Spectacular” from the Mainstage on Sunday, March 9, 2014 beginning at 2pm. Tickets are just $10-each and they are available for purchase now. The band will present a stage production with music from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s guaranteed to delight every audience member in attendance. The first half of the show will be “Letters to the Homefront,” and every selection will be taken from the World War era and will be introduced with brief quotations from real letters exchanged between soldiers from Michigan’s Great Southwest serving overseas and their loved ones back here on the homefront. The second half of the show will feature Big Band music from later decades after WWII with a variety sure to please the audience. This stage production will have Big Band music, instrumental solos, and vocalists all from across the region. Tickets are available now at the Mendel Center Box Office by calling 269-927- 1221, or by calling Maxine Brown at 269-470-2262. <br /> <br /> Businesses and individuals in Michigan’s Great Southwest are being invited to play a role in an amazing opportunity coming up for the Lakeshore High School Marching Band. Many across the region are aware that the outstanding musicians who comprise the band have been invited to take part in the 70th Anniversary of D-Day this June in Normandy, France. Only three bands in the entire U.S.A. have been invited to represent our Veterans and the nation at this noteworthy event. Last November, the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors was approached by the “Michigan Remembers” Chair, Eric Bauchet, to ask for help in filling the financial gap for this historical trip in order to send as many band members along as is possible. The Lakeshore Board was honored to be a part of such a grand affair and as such is hosting the Red, Black, and White Gala on Saturday, March 22nd at Santaniello’s Restaurant. Part of that evening’s events is an auction. That’s where you come in. The goal of the evening is to raise $10,000.00 for the band to help close their financial gap of more than $90,000.00. The Chamber is asking for items valued at $200.00 or more, but will not turn away any items that might be offered their way. If you have nothing that you feel fits the criteria, monetary donations are equally acceptable and welcome. All funds donated will be combined to acquire additional auction items unless otherwise specified by the donor. Because of the short time involved, the Chamber is asking that all donations or commitments for donations be made by this weekend if at all possible. You can direct questions or send or deliver auction items or donations to: Tina Boehm, Clerk…Village of Baroda…9091 First Street, PO Box 54…Baroda, Michigan 49101 or by email: clerk@barodavillage.org or by phone at 269- 422-1779 or 269-408-6862.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Please remember to Shop Locally…there’s more here than you know! We’ll see you next Saturday right here in MailMax… and 24/7 online at www.MoodyOnTheMarket.com, where you will find more stories than we have space to share here.<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Morning Radio Personality<br /> WSJM Radio<br /> moody@wsjm.com<br /> (269) 925-1111

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