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Mike Walsh and his son Nick and others were busy putting the finishing touches on the space direct-ly across Broad Street from Gallery on the Alley in preparation for the final inspection by the USDA. When they passed muster following that review, the new shop should opened for business over the 4th of July holiday weekend. Creating this new physical shop for Mimi’s Cupcakes has freed up the mini cup-cake truck , which has established a presence in the parking lot with Scooter Joe’s rental business atop the bluff, to broaden its reach across the region. The truck is now free to put in appearances at other sites, special events, parties, meetings, and other occasions in Michigan’s Great Southwest , sharing the Mimi’s brand and goodness in new circles, even as regular customers head to the new shop for their cupcake fix. The cupcakes will continue to be baked fresh daily in the commercial ovens of the main bakery in the Scottdale Triangle near Pater True Value Hardware , and dispatched to both the mini-truck and the new shop in the 600 block of Broad Street . All of the original family recipes including the famous but-tercream frosting crafted by the grandmother of Liz & Emily who brought the cupcakes to the market, are being used by Elvie who admittedly answers to the name “Dessert Queen.” Elvie’s seemingly insatiable appetite for sweets led the former Chicago area fami-ly to relocate to the Lake Michigan shore several years ago to establish Yo-Bubb’s Frozen Yogurt Shop less than a block away from the new cupcake shop. That business is now in the capable hands of the Walshes son, Bobby . Elvie recognized that the sale of Mimi’s in the first place centered on the need to “grow or go,” and told me this spring that she was committed to at least doubling the daily production capacity and hiring additional help from seasoned bakers. Having both a brick & mortar presence and a mobile sales venue will help fulfill that commitment nicely. Stay tuned as the Dessert Queen continues to build a sweet tooth empire! The name Printek has been synonymous with innovative business printing for over 34 years, and now the homegrown-gone-global manufacturer’s ris-ing star will continue to ascend thanks to a newly announced joint venture in the tech industry with another giant in the business, DASCOM Americas Corporation . In the process, Printek founder Tom Yeager will retire and turn over the reins going for-ward, and new jobs will be created. Tom Yeager is founder and CEO of Printek of Benton Harbor . He and Ron Acorn , who is CEO of DASCOM Americas Corporation headquartered in Waynesboro, Virginia , have concluded the deal for the formation of a new joint venture between the two companies called M oody Pat Printek, LLC . Printek, Inc. will be merged into this new company with DASCOM Americas acquiring majority interest. All proceeds from the DASCOM Americas acquisition will be reinvested back into the new venture and Printek LLC and DASCOM Americas will operate as independent and separate companies. The move is designed to enhance both parties’ posi-tion in the global computer printer industry. Yeager says of the deal, “This joint venture with DASCOM MOODY Continued from page 1 Check Out www.MailMaxOnline.com Americas will allow Printek LLC to invest more in R&D and Marketing and push further into the mobile printer markets, while also maintaining their presence in the impact printer markets.” Julie Payovich is President of Printek and President of this new ven-ture. She says, “This combination of DASCOM Americas and Printek LLC will provide our customers with the latest innovative products and service.” She adds, “In addition, we also expect the move to result in greater efficiencies and allow us to significantly increase our market share, with much greater access to international markets for our products.” Ron Acorn at DASCOM says, “This union was formed with Printek, Inc. to help DASCOM Americas broaden its strength in the mobile printer markets outside of North America.” He tells us, “It’s a strategic move that will provide benefits to both parties.” Printek, Inc. will change their name to Printek, L.L.C., and they will maintain and grow their base of operations here in Benton Harbor, including all Engineering, Production, Sales & Marketing, Customer Service, and Accounting functions. This also marks the end of an era for Tom Volume 15, Ver. 28 Yeager who launched the company 35 years ago. Tom says, “This is the ideal time to turn over the reins to a younger, more aggressive team that will be well posi-tioned to capitalize on this new strategic opportuni-ty.” This new team, headed up by Julie Payovich, President, Russ Corace , Executive Vice President, and Chris Yeager , Director of Marketing, will form the management team of Printek, L.L.C., and each will have an ownership stake in the new company. Tom Yeager will no longer be involved with the orga-nization. Proceeds from the transaction will be used primarily to fund the launch of three new products, and to augment present resources with new staff posi-tions. There was no immediate word on how many jobs will be created by the joint venture. Jerry Miller wanted to retire, but he didn’t want his company of twenty years to simply disappear from sight or cease operations so he ended up crafting a deal to sell BTS Telecom of St. Joseph to Indiana Electronics & Communications of Mishawaka . 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Your ability to score a Mimi’s Cupcake treat almost whenever the whim strikes has become a reality thanks to a new brick & mortar presence for the iconic cupcake team. As was first reported on Moody on the Market. Com a couple of months ago, the burgeoning bakery business was acquired around Valentine’s Day by the Walsh family of Yo-Bubb’s Frozen Yogurt fame. Elvie & Mike Walsh have since leased space in the Splash Photography building at the crossroads of downtown St. Joseph’s central business district to house the new showcase space for the amazingly popular cupcakes perfected by sisters Emily Halsey & Liz Algyre who sold the booming bakery to them. Mike Walsh and his son Nick and others were busy putting the finishing touches on the space directly across Broad Street from Gallery on the Alley in preparation for the final inspection by the USDA. When they passed muster following that review, the new shop should opened for business over the 4th of July holiday weekend. Creating this new physical shop for Mimi’s Cupcakes has freed up the mini cupcake truck, which has established a presence in the parking lot with Scooter Joe’s rental business atop the bluff, to broaden its reach across the region. The truck is now free to put in appearances at other sites, special events, parties, meetings, and other occasions in Michigan’s Great Southwest, sharing the Mimi’s brand and goodness in new circles, even as regular customers head to the new shop for their cupcake fix. The cupcakes will continue to be baked fresh daily in the commercial ovens of the main bakery in the Scottdale Triangle near Pater True Value Hardware, and dispatched to both the mini-truck and the new shop in the 600 block of Broad Street. All of the original family recipes including the famous buttercream frosting crafted by the grandmother of Liz & Emily who brought the cupcakes to the market, are being used by Elvie who admittedly answers to the name “Dessert Queen.” Elvie’s seemingly insatiable appetite for sweets led the former Chicago area family to relocate to the Lake Michigan shore several years ago to establish Yo-Bubb’s Frozen Yogurt Shop less than a block away from the new cupcake shop. That business is now in the capable hands of the Walshes son, Bobby. Elvie recognized that the sale of Mimi’s in the first place centered on the need to “grow or go,” and told me this spring that she was committed to at least doubling the daily production capacity and hiring additional help from seasoned bakers. Having both a brick & mortar presence and a mobile sales venue will help fulfill that commitment nicely. Stay tuned as the Dessert Queen continues to build a sweet tooth empire!<br /> <br /> The name Printek has been synonymous with innovative business printing for over 34 years, and now the homegrown-gone-global manufacturer’s rising star will continue to ascend thanks to a newly announced joint venture in the tech industry with another giant in the business, DASCOM Americas Corporation. In the process, Printek founder Tom Yeager will retire and turn over the reins going forward, and new jobs will be created. Tom Yeager is founder and CEO of Printek of Benton Harbor. He and Ron Acorn, who is CEO of DASCOM Americas Corporation headquartered in Waynesboro, Virginia, have concluded the deal for the formation of a new joint venture between the two companies called Printek, LLC. Printek, Inc. will be merged into this new company with DASCOM Americas acquiring majority interest. All proceeds from the DASCOM Americas acquisition will be reinvested back into the new venture and Printek LLC and DASCOM Americas will operate as independent and separate companies. The move is designed to enhance both parties’ position in the global computer printer industry. Yeager says of the deal, “This joint venture with DASCOM Americas will allow Printek LLC to invest more in R&D and Marketing and push further into the mobile printer markets, while also maintaining their presence in the impact printer markets.” Julie Payovich is President of Printek and President of this new venture. She says, “This combination of DASCOM Americas and Printek LLC will provide our customers with the latest innovative products and service.” She adds, “In addition, we also expect the move to result in greater efficiencies and allow us to significantly increase our market share, with much greater access to international markets for our products.” Ron Acorn at DASCOM says, “This union was formed with Printek, Inc. to help DASCOM Americas broaden its strength in the mobile printer markets outside of North America.” He tells us, “It’s a strategic move that will provide benefits to both parties.” Printek, Inc. will change their name to Printek, L.L.C., and they will maintain and grow their base of operations here in Benton Harbor, including all Engineering, Production, Sales & Marketing, Customer Service, and Accounting functions. This also marks the end of an era for Tom Yeager who launched the company 35 years ago. Tom says, “This is the ideal time to turn over the reins to a younger, more aggressive team that will be well positioned to capitalize on this new strategic opportunity.” This new team, headed up by Julie Payovich, President, Russ Corace, Executive Vice President, and Chris Yeager, Director of Marketing, will form the management team of Printek, L.L.C., and each will have an ownership stake in the new company. Tom Yeager will no longer be involved with the organization. Proceeds from the transaction will be used primarily to fund the launch of three new products, and to augment present resources with new staff positions. There was no immediate word on how many jobs will be created by the joint venture.<br /> <br /> Jerry Miller wanted to retire, but he didn’t want his company of twenty years to simply disappear from sight or cease operations so he ended up crafting a deal to sell BTS Telecom of St. Joseph to Indiana Electronics & Communications of Mishawaka. The resulting merger provides growth for the Mishawaka firm and stability for the personnel and clients of BTS Telecom here in Michigan’s Great Southwest. Tara Gallagher, Account Exec for Indiana Electronics & Communications tells me that the St. Joe location remains fully operational with all of the tech engineers still on staff, the fleet of service vehicles still on the roads, and even the BTS name remains for the time being. The only change that clients of BTS will see for now is the billing invoices coming from IEC. IEC has been serving the communications needs of the region for 60 years, beginning in 1954. They have a long history of providing customers with quality products and services in telecommunications, structured cabling (as in the wiring of all phones, data, and also fiber optics), and data networking with an emphasis on Local and Wide Area Networks. BTS Telecom has a long history of providing customers with quality products and service in access control (as in keyless entry) and video monitoring as well as telecommunications and structured cabling, so it was a perfect fit for the two to come together.<br /> <br /> BTS has worked with many companies throughout the area, the largest being Lakeland HealthCare. They have also handled work for Coloma Community Schools and the City of St. Joseph. The majority of IEC’s work has been in Northwest Indiana. They performed extensive work for the City of Elkhart, Modineer Corporation in Niles and one of their largest accounts is Urschel Development Corporation in Valparaiso. Business for the combined firm is going strong, but they are always on the lookout for new construction work and companies moving into a new location or considering expansion plans. The firm can handle wiring for data drops for computers and telephones, computer networking and business protection through video monitoring among many other skills. If your business is having call quality issues, can’t access voice mail, have a non-working phone line or your playing phone tag with a co-worker and wasting valuable time, IEC & BTS can assist with upgrades and the latest advancements in technology. Even if you’re unsure where to start or how to implement changes, they can conduct an assessment of your current communications architecture. They pride themselves in being a one-stop shop with professional installation, in-house training, 24/7 emergency service and a fully trained staff to help. You can reach Tara Gallagher for more at 574-254-5504 ext 223.<br /> <br /> One of the most dynamic entrepreneurs in the market today has garnered first round approval to take the next step toward her third major expansion in as many years. Marydawn Taggart, who owns and operates Maddog 5/1 Revolutionary Fitness in the Benton Harbor Arts District, has twice outgrown the space that she has occupied for her powerhouse training programs that continue to attract an exceptional amount of interest and ever-increasing participation. Now, she’s preparing to revolutionize her business by growing into a sizable new space in the heart of St. Joseph. Taggart appeared before the St. Joseph City Commission on June 25th seeking re-zoning on a building she is buying from Paul & Kim Landeck of Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant. The property at 715 Broad Street was originally built as a replacement for the former Pine Pub Restaurant in St. Joseph. In order to legally occupy that location she needed re-zoning approval from CO-B Commercial Office to D Downtown. Marydawn’s business is a boutique style fitness studio where men and women seek out and find innovative, challenging workouts designed to improve their overall fitness in an individual or group environment. She launched the business in January of 2011, and enjoyed stellar success. When she outgrew her space at 226 Territorial Road in the Benton Harbor Arts District, she doubled her space by taking over the building next door. That was in November of 2012. Now, she has outgrown the confines of her building entirely and has been seeking space to relocate. Currently she occupies 5,000 square feet. The Broad street Building, one block off of Main Street in the shadows of City Hall, is fully 8,000 square feet, giving her an expansion comprising more than 3,000 square feet for the burgeoning business. Maddog 5/1 features 8 certified trainers six of whom are also personal trainers for many individuals. Marydawn says she looks forward to having the additional space in an entirely different location which will help to expand her Express Workout and Lunchtime Workout programs as well as early morning, afternoon, and evening classes along the way. She told commissioners that she boasts clients across the region from Union Pier to South Haven and is eager to get started with this new project. She told me at the meeting that she would like to be up and running at the new site by this November. City Commissioners gave unanimous approval to the first hearing on re-zoning and welcomed Maddog 5/1 to the community.<br /> <br /> Hundreds of friends of Tom Neubauer gave him a striking send off recently with an extremely colorful send up at the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival in Bridgman. The Weko Beach parking lot became an instantaneous Beach Ball Bash with dozens of balls, all bearing Tom’s likeness, the years of his alltoo- brief lifetime, and the words, “In loving memory of one of the brightest lights in the universe” were unleashed into the crowd. Tom Neubauer was Benton Harbor born and bred and was the original producer of the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival, an annual affair that has grown to be one of the largest such festivals of its kind anywhere. Neubauer’s company, Bear Creek Events was the producer of many outstanding events both here in Michigan’s Great Southwest and throughout Chicago. Sadly, Tom was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and underwent surgery and various treatments leading everyone to believe that all would be well. Then they found a spot on the outside of his liver, conducted more treatments and discovered in the spring of 2013 that there was nothing more that could be done to save his life. Nevertheless, Tom got up every day and lived life to its fullest, pledging to live every day as if it would be his last. He ventured out with his son Jackson to pick apples in the fall before his death on November 17th. He died on the porch of his beloved Union Pier home surrounded by friends and family. Not willing to let his legacy fade away, friends including Millicent Huminsky from the SW Michigan Tourist Council in Benton Harbor, decided to create a huge send off and send up at this year’s Wine Festival. Dozens of colorful beach balls bearing Tom’s image were gathered in a loose netting in front of the entertainment stage at the festival and during a break in the music, the festival stage was officially named the Tom Neubauer Stage in his honor, and will forever be known as such, as the balls were dispatched into the crowd. A stage in Chicago has been named in his honor as well.<br /> <br /> The beach ball send off provided by Huminsky’s organization, a major sponsor of the annual event, was a way to recognize Tom and say goodbye to a friend of tourism who will never be forgotten.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great week and we’ll see you Saturday in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Morning Radio Personality<br /> WSJM Radio<br /> moody@wsjm.com<br /> (269) 925-1111<br /> <br /> Read more at www.MailMaxOnline.com

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