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THE BIG SALE MORE up to Reclining & 70% off! list prices of advertised items  • 3 power reclining seats • 2 storage consoles • cup holders ECRWSS Local Postal Customer See Our Ad On Page 6 & 7 Paper. News Good our Y POSTMASTER: Please deliver on September 6, 2014 September 6, 2014 Dillon 3-Piece Power Reclining Sectional 60% OFF Moody on $ The 1998 Market special purchase -while 300 last! Packed with features! Brushed polyester in sand with mocha accent. Includes dual power reclining loveseat, single power reclining loveseat and wedge. Wall width: 132 each side. 38d 40h. SKU# PNEW021 PILLOW NOT INCLUDED. fl air spa chocolate sale $ THE 63% OFF coffee tan for Diamond Factory Service in BIG Harbor , she’s constantly on the prowl for con-Benton tinuous improvement. These days there’s plenty of All Beautyrest & Sealy Posturepedic on sale! action, too, as the Diamond Factory Service Appliance Showroom has doubled in size and they’re going sale strong. Diamond Factory Service was originally found-99 out as Whirlpool ed back in the 1960’s $ and started Factory Service . While the name has long since % expansions APR changed, have taken place, and the staff has 3 YEARS grown exponentially, the one constant we can all rely on is the landmark building which has been home to the company since day one at 2611 S. M-139 in Benton Harbor, just off of the interchange with I-94 . With an ever-expanding team requiring additional office space, and in-house appliance offerings growing at a steady pace, there’s been a lot of space juggling going on at Diamond Factory Service, and Julie and her colleagues have been at the epicenter of it all keeping the ball rolling, the sales moving, and the service trucks on the road. Diamond Factory Service is first and foremost the go-to team for fast local appliance repair in a five state region including Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Missouri . When the company took over the reins from Whirlpool Factory Service 10-years ago they had eight employees. That crew has now bal-looned to 80 employees as additional service territory has been added and satellite offices established in Chicago, St. Louis and Milwaukee in addition to the headquarters here in Michigan’s Great Southwest . The newly minted appliance showroom has been relocated towards the rear of the building and can now be accessed by the visiting public through the original Parts Department doorway. It comprises 2,000 square feet, which is double the original showcase space else-where in the building. The old space has been converted to additional office use. The appliance showroom fea-tures a full array of major appliances from the Whirlpool family of brands including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Maytag, Amana, Roper, Estate and others. The appliances in stock are typically overstocks, last season’s models, or have minor scratches or small dents, and some are slightly used, sometimes demo models. Diamond Factory Service appliance offerings are all available to the general consuming public. For many years the rumor was that only Whirlpool employ-ees were allowed to shop there, but that is not the case, and the public is invited and encouraged to scope out the offers with oftentimes amazing savings off of regu-lar retail pricing. In the Showroom you will find refrig-erators, washers, dryers, ranges, over-the-range micro-waves, dishwashers and much more. There are often refurbished counter-top appliances in the inventory as well. Whatever you see in the house, however, you will likely need to move quickly on because there is no way to predict what will arrive on the scene or how long it might be in stock. All are simply one-of-a-kind offers in most cases. The Appliance Showroom is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm and occasionally with Saturday hours during Red Tag events. On the other side of the house, Diamond Factory Service technicians work diligently to be the clear cut choice for honest, friendly and professional Chatham Reclining Chair Wright Recliner 33w 41d 39h. SKU# 4600729 Leather-look upholstery. 34w 39d 43h. SKU# 1990134 299 See back page. 99 sale Julie Hannan only is like a 99 motion $ perpetual As $ machine. Genuine leather! 50% OFF bark M oody 51% OFF 50% OFF special purchase— while 500 last! Pat 399 486 Operations Manager Vail Rocker Recliner Genuine leather seating in chocolate. 32w 36d 40.5h. SKU# 1040352 AVAILABILITY IS LIMITED TO IN-STORE, ON-HAND STOCK ONLY. NO WEB ORDERS. QUANTITIES VARY BY STORE. Mattress SALE 349 Parsons Queen Size Bed SKU# PTOP546 Leather-look upholstery in chocolate. Includes headboard, footboard and rails. 63w 96d 46.75h. 0 special interest fi nancing for †See back page.   Porcelain “WOOD” Dog, sand & kid proof. repairs. The team can and does service product from Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Frigidaire, Electrolux, Samsung, and Amana among others. They offer full-line repairs and service on all major appliances from microwaves and ranges to refrigera-tors/freezers and laundry equipment including washers, dryers, front load or top load units. The Diamond Factory Service team is comprised of quality, trained technicians able to diagnose and repair all of your appli-ances. Additionally, they stock most repair and replace-ment parts for the “do-it-yourselfer,” who likes to fix appliances on their own. The Diamond Factory Service website is comprehensive and includes on-line schedul-ing for service calls and some parts access among other offerings. Click the link for access to the site. Swing by the appliance showroom at any time during open hours and find savings of hundreds of dol-lars on the spot. Julie and her pals will take excellent care of you and hope to see you soon. http://www.diamondappliance.com/index-a.html The manner in which the sun burst from behind the storm clouds on a recent afternoon is a perfect met-aphor for the veil that has finally been lifted for the new Hilton Garden Inn of Benton Harbor. Following months of bitter cold temperatures and myriad supply delays for key components at the new Inn, partners Mike & Sam Patel , who are unrelated to one another, were beaming brightly as they showcased their spar-kling new 106 room hotel astride I-94 at Cinema Way . You half expected to see a rainbow erupt into the pic-ture as the rains and wind gave way to a beautiful eve-ning sunshine on the property. I got a whirlwind tour of the new lodging facility from Mike and his contractor Jay Patel (also no relation) of SSC Construction based in Elkhart . I also met the new executive staff selected to run the property next to Celebration! Cinema of Benton Harbor. Here are the key players in the new Hilton Garden Inn who will head up the staff of 40 people working there: General Manager --Cindy King…Ass’t General Manager --Chris Newland… Executive Chef --Mark Smith…Director of Sales --Anne Vonk…Dining Room Supervisor --Shelly Campbell…Executive Housekeeper --Rachel MOODY Continued from page 1 www.MailMaxOnline.com Volume 15, Ver. 36 Mannino. The state of the art hotel sports 106 rooms, three of which are Jacuzzi suites, and 8 are two-room suites with sitting areas. On the ground floor there is a wide-open feel with lots of seating areas for guests and their families, including a large gathering area to the left of the front desk with an over-sized, conference-style table for public get-togethers. The Garden Grille & Bar is to the right of the front desk, featuring a sizable cook-to-order breakfast area and breakfast bar, a sizable lobby bar, and restaurant seating for some 80 to 90 patrons at a time. The Garden Grille Restaurant is open for breakfast & dinner to both guests and the general public at all times and will be open for breakfast Monday through Friday from 6 to 10am and weekends from 7am until 11am. There is no lunch service. Dinner is served 7-days a week from 5pm until 9pm under the watchful eye of Chef Mark Smith and his culinary team. Mark is a recognizable name for those who knew him in his stints with both Point O’Woods Golf & Country Club and The Grille at Harbor Shores . The Garden Bar is open 7-days a week from 5pm to 10pm. The large Chateau Ballroom and smaller Chateau Executive Board Room are available for meetings and special events. The ballroom is a spacious 4,500 square feet with fully automated drop-down video screens and overhead projection systems for four separate screens or the same image can be projected on all four screens. The room can be divided into two smaller spaces if desired. The smaller Executive Board Room also affords overhead projection and a large conference table with first-class seating for 12 to 14 meeting partic-ipants. All of the art in the 4-story hotel was produced by local photographers and artists. A 24-hour Business Center offers two computer work stations with Internet access and printing capabilities. For guest amenities there is an indoor pool and hot tub area with outside umbrella table access, a guest laundry facility with washers and dryers, and a fitness center with all the quality gear one would expect from a top-flight facility. 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Julie Hannan is like a perpetual motion machine. As Operations Manager for Diamond Factory Service in Benton Harbor, she’s constantly on the prowl for continuous improvement. These days there’s plenty of action, too, as the Diamond Factory Service Appliance Showroom has doubled in size and they’re going strong. Diamond Factory Service was originally founded back in the 1960’s and started out as Whirlpool Factory Service. While the name has long since changed, expansions have taken place, and the staff has grown exponentially, the one constant we can all rely on is the landmark building which has been home to the company since day one at 2611 S. M-139 in Benton Harbor, just off of the interchange with I-94. With an ever-expanding team requiring additional office space, and in-house appliance offerings growing at a steady pace, there’s been a lot of space juggling going on at Diamond Factory Service, and Julie and her colleagues have been at the epicenter of it all keeping the ball rolling, the sales moving, and the service trucks on the road. Diamond Factory Service is first and foremost the go-to team for fast local appliance repair in a five state region including Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Missouri. When the company took over the reins from Whirlpool Factory Service 10-years ago they had eight employees. That crew has now ballooned to 80 employees as additional service territory has been added and satellite offices established in Chicago, St. Louis and Milwaukee in addition to the headquarters here in Michigan’s Great Southwest. The newly minted appliance showroom has been relocated towards the rear of the building and can now be accessed by the visiting public through the original Parts Department doorway. It comprises 2,000 square feet, which is double the original showcase space elsewhere in the building. The old space has been converted to additional office use. The appliance showroom features a full array of major appliances from the Whirlpool family of brands including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Maytag, Amana, Roper, Estate and others. The appliances in stock are typically overstocks, last season’s models, or have minor scratches or small dents, and some are slightly used, sometimes demo models. Diamond Factory Service appliance offerings are all available to the general consuming public. For many years the rumor was that only Whirlpool employees were allowed to shop there, but that is not the case, and the public is invited and encouraged to scope out the offers with oftentimes amazing savings off of regular retail pricing. In the Showroom you will find refrigerators, washers, dryers, ranges, over-the-range microwaves, dishwashers and much more. There are often refurbished counter-top appliances in the inventory as well. Whatever you see in the house, however, you will likely need to move quickly on because there is no way to predict what will arrive on the scene or how long it might be in stock. All are simply one-of-a-kind offers in most cases. The Appliance Showroom is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm and occasionally with Saturday hours during Red Tag events. On the other side of the house, Diamond Factory Service technicians work diligently to be the clear cut choice for honest, friendly and professional <br /> repairs. The team can and does service product from Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Frigidaire, Electrolux, Samsung, and Amana among others. They offer full-line repairs and service on all major appliances from microwaves and ranges to refrigerators/ freezers and laundry equipment including washers, dryers, front load or top load units. The Diamond Factory Service team is comprised of quality, trained technicians able to diagnose and repair all of your appliances. Additionally, they stock most repair and replacement parts for the “do-it-yourselfer,” who likes to fix appliances on their own. The Diamond Factory Service website is comprehensive and includes on-line scheduling for service calls and some parts access among other offerings. Click the link for access to the site. Swing by the appliance showroom at any time during open hours and find savings of hundreds of dollars on the spot. Julie and her pals will take excellent care of you and hope to see you soon. Http://www.diamondappliance.com/index-a.html <br /> <br /> The manner in which the sun burst from behind the storm clouds on a recent afternoon is a perfect metaphor for the veil that has finally been lifted for the new Hilton Garden Inn of Benton Harbor. Following months of bitter cold temperatures and myriad supply delays for key components at the new Inn, partners Mike & Sam Patel, who are unrelated to one another, were beaming brightly as they showcased their sparkling new 106 room hotel astride I-94 at Cinema Way. You half expected to see a rainbow erupt into the picture as the rains and wind gave way to a beautiful evening sunshine on the property. I got a whirlwind tour of the new lodging facility from Mike and his contractor Jay Patel (also no relation) of SSC Construction based in Elkhart. I also met the new executive staff selected to run the property next to Celebration! Cinema of Benton Harbor. Here are the key players in the new Hilton Garden Inn who will head up the staff of 40 people working there: General Manager -- Cindy King…Ass’t General Manager -- Chris Newland… Executive Chef -- Mark Smith…Director of Sales -- Anne Vonk…Dining Room Supervisor -- Shelly Campbell…Executive Housekeeper -- Rachel Mannino. The state of the art hotel sports 106 rooms, three of which are Jacuzzi suites, and 8 are two-room suites with sitting areas. On the ground floor there is a wide-open feel with lots of seating areas for guests and their families, including a large gathering area to the left of the front desk with an over-sized, conference-style table for public get-togethers. The Garden Grille & Bar is to the right of the front desk, featuring a sizable cook-to-order breakfast area and breakfast bar, a sizable lobby bar, and restaurant seating for some 80 to 90 patrons at a time. The Garden Grille Restaurant is open for breakfast & dinner to both guests and the general public at all times and will be open for breakfast Monday through Friday from 6 to 10am and weekends from 7am until 11am. There is no lunch service. Dinner is served 7-days a week from 5pm until 9pm under the watchful eye of Chef Mark Smith and his culinary team. Mark is a recognizable name for those who knew him in his stints with both Point O’Woods Golf & Country Club and The Grille at Harbor Shores. The Garden Bar is open 7-days a week from 5pm to 10pm. The large Chateau Ballroom and smaller Chateau Executive Board Room are available for meetings and special events. The ballroom is a spacious 4,500 square feet with fully automated drop-down video screens and overhead projection systems for four separate screens or the same image can be projected on all four screens. The room can be divided into two smaller spaces if desired. The smaller Executive Board Room also affords overhead projection and a large conference table with first-class seating for 12 to 14 meeting participants. All of the art in the 4-story hotel was produced by local photographers and artists. A 24-hour Business Center offers two computer work stations with Internet access and printing capabilities. For guest amenities there is an indoor pool and hot tub area with outside umbrella table access, a guest laundry facility with washers and dryers, and a fitness center with all the quality gear one would expect from a top-flight facility. Every guest room in the house has Keurig coffee machine service for one-cup creations of your morning coffee or tea choice, and, as is the case in every Hilton Garden Inn in the nation, guests checking in have Hilton signature cookies and lemonade at their disposal at no charge. Inasmuch as the Inn is a non-smoking facility, the only place for staff & guests to light up is in a brick pavilion to the left of the front door that is lighted for night-time activity and sports an overhead heating element for use in the colder winter months. The Hilton Garden Inn is now open and ready for business, taking reservations and such. Staff is planning for a formal Grand Opening at a later date to be determined.<br /> <br /> Sarah Jollay and her friends want you to simply slow down. They want you to enjoy. Enjoy life, enjoy the beauty of the region, enjoy the fruits of their labors, and above all Enjoy The Emerald Avenue. Jollay is President of an eclectic group of businesses calling themselves the Emerald Avenue. It’s a collection of family-owned farms, wineries and small businesses based in the region who are working daily to help you experience the rich flavors, engaging history and natural beauty of the region. I recently received a hand-delivered cardboard box at my desk that contained a unique array of pieces inside showcasing the Emerald Avenue experience ranging from a small glass bottle of “fresh air,” to dried cherries from Jollay Orchards and a compass dedicated to helping me find my way to the Emerald Avenue. Jollay and her colleagues are tireless promoters of the entire region, but most specifically their collection of properties that are destination attractions in their own right. Her hand-signed letter accompanying the things gathered into the box was a personal invitation to visit and experience the amenities of the Emerald Avenue business community. She knows very well that I have been to all of the businesses engaged in the effort, but wanted me to see the customized invitation she and her friends were making to other members of the regional media market. The Emerald Avenue mantra to “Slow Down. Enjoy.” is prevalent in all of the marketing tools the group has created including everything from business cards and visitor center rack cards to a highly professional 12-page magazine-style brochure on hefty card stock with lush photography and colorful descriptions of each of the properties that is party to the Emerald Avenue collaboration.<br /> <br /> Current members of the Emerald Avenue collection include the following: 12 Corners Vineyard at 1201 North Benton Center Road in Benton Harbor… Contessa Wine Cellars at 3235 Friday Road in Coloma…Fruit Acres Farm Market & U-Pick at 3452 Friday Road in Coloma…Grandpa’s Cider Mill at 2941 Friday Road in Coloma…Jollay Orchards at 1850 Friday Road in Coloma…Journeyman Distillery at 109 Generations Drive in Three Oaks…Molter Family Orchards at 6740 North Branch Road in Benton Harbor… and Piggott’s Farm Market & Bakery at 3824 East Napier Avenue in Benton Harbor. Along the Emerald Avenue, visitors can discover succulent fruits, savory vegetables, organic whiskeys, oakaged wines and verdant valley views among the collection of family-owned farms and unique, small businesses. Each destination is conveniently located off of I-94 in Southwest Michigan. The partners in this effort all believe in hard work, local food, great wine, organic cocktails, artisan goods, farmers markets, community, and fresh fruits and vegetables. They feel that slowing down to enjoy all of these simple things in our lives is important. The whole Emerald Avenue collaboration began two years ago with a Farmers Market Promotion Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They all strive to work together to leverage the natural tourism that we enjoy in the region. For my money...I think they’re not only achieving all of their goals and more, but they’ve clearly hit a home run when it comes to putting the spotlight on Michigan’s Great Southwest and specifically this magnificent stretch called the Emerald Avenue. So, if your bucket list includes making dinner from scratch, becoming a wine aficionado, finding a new signature drink, playing a backyard game, enjoying a picnic, digging into nature, taking a sip of summer, savoring summer’s flavor, or simply slowing down to enjoy...plan your trip by visiting the Emerald Avenue online by clicking this link right now: http://www.TheEmeraldAvenue.com <br /> <br /> While the destination attractions among us deliver lots of happy visitors to the shores of Lake Michigan, the wine trail, our parks, museums, shopping districts and more, they can also attract people who don’t think twice about leaving behind something more than just their vacation dollars. They oftentimes contribute to our roadside trash line. A key proponent of resolving that trash line and keeping his corner of the world clean is Glenn Youngstedt. Glenn is the Volunteer Corps Coordinator for Lincoln Charter Township, and he’s a got a job for you. Youngstedt hopes to see your smiling face on Saturday, September 20th to help resolve the aftermath of a summer of fun in and around his beloved Exit 23 along I-94 in Stevensville. That’s the day set aside for the next trash clean up at Exit 23, and Youngstedt can use your help in the process. Volunteers should meet at the Lincoln Township Hall at 8:30am on the 20th for the mandatory MDOT safety briefing, and the distribution of safety vests and trash bags. Please plan to wear long pants, leather shoes, gloves, a hat and sunblock. All volunteers must be 12 years old or older. The Lincoln Township Hall is located at 2055 W. John Beers Road behind the Township Library building.<br /> <br /> See you Saturday here in MailMax and online 24/7 at www.MoodyontheMarket.com . <br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Morning Radio Personality<br /> WSJM Radio<br /> moody@wsjm.com<br /> (269) 925-1111

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