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SouthweSt Michigan autoMotive Marketplace ECRWSS Local Postal Customer Special pull out Section October 11, 2014 Paper. News Good our Y POSTMASTER: Please deliver on October 11, 2014 Moody on The Market Karen Garlanger is step-ping it up, big time. The high-ly creative and passionate inte-rior design artist has acquired a vacant building just off of Niles Avenue in the Southtown neighborhood of St. Joseph . That space will become her new design studio, show-room/store and warehouse for Karen Garlanger Designs . The new business will be called Welcome Home featuring Karen Garlanger Design Studio , and will house six professional designers (including Karen herself) and her husband David Schuck , who anchors the business and will manage day to day operations for the showroom and studio. Garlanger and her husband, David, have closed on the deal to purchase the former Ridge & Kramer Auto Parts building at 813 Highland Avenue directly behind the Dunkin’ Donuts shop in St. Joseph. The 6,200 square foot building will house her new Welcome Home center, a full-featured experience center where Karen and her team of designers will offer her own private-label cabinetry, also bearing the Welcome Home label. At the experience center shoppers will be able to work through interior excel-lence from concept to conclusion, including the ability to shop on site for tile, rugs, furniture, acces-sories and beyond. The new Welcome Home will bring to the market a multi-faceted facility complete with showcase space for Karen’s design concepts and products, working offices for the Karen Garlanger Design team members, and even a spa-cious warehouse with loading docks for shipping and receiving on custom orders for clientele of the firm. Karen Garlanger Designs is a boutique design firm established four years ago in 2010, which has grown by leaps and bounds. She has performed her design magic for multiple clients in Michigan’s Great Southwest , the Chicagoland area, and in Northwest Indiana . When she merges her passion for architecture and design, Karen has an incredible knack for creating what she calls “dreamy interiors.” Over the years, her education, worldly travels and work experience have refined her thinking on the definition of “space” and its endless possibilities. Thanks to her refined skills, new life has been breathed into residential and commercial properties for more than a decade. Prior to launching her name-sake business, Karen was with Susan Fredman Design Group of Union Pier . She is a native of St. Joseph who studied interior design at Western Michigan University and architecture at the University of Miami and Andrews University . She holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Architecture from Andrews and is a certified Interior Designer . Karen & David have been scour-ing the landscape for just the right space to anchor their new design studio and showroom, and are excited about the project to convert the former retail auto parts store into a showcase space exhibiting her talents, capabilities and magic. Her outstanding work has appeared in several leading design publi-cations including Woman’s Day magazine and Distinctive Kitchen Solutions . She has also been a featured designer on HGTV ’s website. Karen Garlanger Designs offers a network of talent to bring your vision to llife. Being a full-service boutique firm means they can purchase goods and oversee labor to ensure your experience is both pleasant and rewarding. She is an avowed believer in the collab-orative effort between client and designer, to pro-M oody Pat duce truly meaningful spaces. She understands that used by military and historic re-enactors. They also the success of a project depends on the communica-routinely see hockey and horse equipment, archery tion between the homeowner, designer and contrac-gloves and the like. If there’s one thing they’ve tors. They work diligently toward strong working drawn a bead on, it’s the fact that dogs seem to chew ® teeth on. relationships between all parties to assure the best up literally anything they can get their Dog-damaged items arrive in the shop virtually possible outcome every time. It is clearly working because every single review at her Houzz online every week. As they mark the Gagliardo anniversa-account is a full 5-star rating. So, now the journey ry, Cassandra and Lisa are reminding you to get your begins anew, with tons of work to do to convert the gear ready for the upcoming fall and winter season. building into a first class experience center. Look for They also suggest you repair damaged warmer the new Welcome Home to be open for business sometime shortly after the New Year. In the mean-time, you can reach her design team at (269) 930-2908. Cassandra Lopez is hoping that an upcoming new motion picture will be the hit of the fall season at the box office. Well, what she really hopes is the movie will spike awareness for a trade that she toils in daily right here in Michigan’s Great Southwest. Cassandra and her partner Lisa Hubbs own Gagliardo Shoe Repair on Highland Avenue in Southtown St. Joseph. They are eagerly awaiting the release of the new movie, “The Cobbler,” which stars Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman and Steve Buscemi and chronicles the life of a lonely shoe repairman in New York City . The timing of the mov-ie’s debut is especially rewarding as Cassandra cele-brates her third anniversary in business at the eclectic little shoe repair shop which she and Lisa purchased upon the retirement of a longtime cobbler right here at home. Last Tuesday, October 7th, marked their third anniversary, and Cassandra is hopeful that the movie will drive further visibility to a very viable repair and craft industry, proving that it makes sense to take care of your shoes and leather goods. As she asks repeatedly, “Why replace it if it can still be repaired?” She and Lisa joke that if they had a nickel for every time someone has pleaded, “These are my favorite shoes, please, please save them!” Their store motto is, “If the shoe fits, repair it!” Lisa tells me that 2014 has proven to be a very strong year at Gagliardo this Shoe Repair, as folks arrive on their Present doorstep with a ad to receive wide variety of items to be repaired, from the expect-ed shoes, purses, belts and jackets to all sorts of leather and canvas goods including such diverse items as a hammock, a vintage bellows, and gear MOODY Continued from page 1 www.MailMaxOnline.com MOODY Continued from page 9 Volume 15, Ver. 41 weather items before you put them away, so they’re ready to go again as soon as the proper season cycles around. Additionally, this is a great time to water-proof and/or weatherproof your cooler weather items as you bring them out of hiding for the coming seasons. You’ll find the shop at 810 Highland Avenue , across the street from Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin Robbins . If you’d like additional informa-tion about what Gagliardo can repair or their hours of operation and such, you can visit them online by clicking this link: http://www.michiganshoerepair.com Earlier this year the crew at Cornerstone Alliance introduced a new branding statement replacing more than 20 years of “Building the Community Through Partnerships” with the new “Business Starts Here” statement. Now, the eco-nomic development agency has rolled out a dynamic new web presence designed to reflect that business does, indeed, start here. Inasmuch as the agency serves local business with expansion and retention efforts while driving efforts to attract new invest-ment and new companies to the region, the organi-zation elected to reflect that with their online efforts. 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Karen Garlanger is stepping it up, big time. The highly creative and passionate interior design artist has acquired a vacant building just off of Niles Avenue in the Southtown neighborhood of St. Joseph. That space will become her new design studio, showroom/ store and warehouse for Karen Garlanger Designs. The new business will be called Welcome Home featuring Karen Garlanger Design Studio, and will house six professional designers (including Karen herself) and her husband David Schuck, who anchors the business and will manage day to day operations for the showroom and studio. Garlanger and her husband, David, have closed on the deal to purchase the former Ridge & Kramer Auto Parts building at 813 Highland Avenue directly behind the Dunkin’ Donuts shop in St. Joseph. The 6,200 square foot building will house her new Welcome Home center, a full-featured experience center where Karen and her team of designers will offer her own private-label cabinetry, also bearing the Welcome Home label. At the experience center shoppers will be able to work through interior excellence from concept to conclusion, including the ability to shop on site for tile, rugs, furniture, accessories and beyond. The new Welcome Home will bring to the market a multi-faceted facility complete with showcase space for Karen’s design concepts and products, working offices for the Karen Garlanger Design team members, and even a spacious warehouse with loading docks for shipping and receiving on custom orders for clientele of the firm. Karen Garlanger Designs is a boutique design firm established four years ago in 2010, which has grown by leaps and bounds. She has performed her design magic for multiple clients in Michigan’s Great Southwest, the Chicagoland area, and in Northwest Indiana. When she merges her passion for architecture and design, Karen has an incredible knack for creating what she calls “dreamy interiors.” Over the years, her education, worldly travels and work experience have refined her thinking on the definition of “space” and its endless possibilities. Thanks to her refined skills, new life has been breathed into residential and commercial properties for more than a decade. Prior to launching her namesake business, Karen was with Susan Fredman Design Group of Union Pier. She is a native of St. Joseph who studied interior design at Western Michigan University and architecture at the University of Miami and Andrews University. She holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Architecture from Andrews and is a certified Interior Designer. Karen & David have been scouring the landscape for just the right space to anchor their new design studio and showroom, and are excited about the project to convert the former retail auto parts store into a showcase space exhibiting her talents, capabilities and magic. Her outstanding work has appeared in several leading design publications including Woman’s Day magazine and Distinctive Kitchen Solutions. She has also been a featured designer on HGTV’s website. Karen Garlanger Designs offers a network of talent to bring your vision to llife. Being a full-service boutique firm means they can purchase goods and oversee labor to ensure your experience is both pleasant and rewarding. She is an avowed believer in the collaborative effort between client and designer, to produce truly meaningful spaces. She understands that the success of a project depends on the communication between the homeowner, designer and contractors. They work diligently toward strong working relationships between all parties to assure the best possible outcome every time. It is clearly working because every single review at her Houzz online account is a full 5-star rating. So, now the journey begins anew, with tons of work to do to convert the building into a first class experience center. Look for the new Welcome Home to be open for business sometime shortly after the New Year. In the meantime, you can reach her design team at (269) 930- 2908. <br /> <br /> Cassandra Lopez is hoping that an upcoming new motion picture will be the hit of the fall season at the box office. Well, what she really hopes is the movie will spike awareness for a trade that she toils in daily right here in Michigan’s Great Southwest. Cassandra and her partner Lisa Hubbs own Gagliardo Shoe Repair on Highland Avenue in Southtown St. Joseph. They are eagerly awaiting the release of the new movie, “The Cobbler,” which stars Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman and Steve Buscemi and chronicles the life of a lonely shoe repairman in New York City. The timing of the movie’s debut is especially rewarding as Cassandra celebrates her third anniversary in business at the eclectic little shoe repair shop which she and Lisa purchased upon the retirement of a longtime cobbler right here at home. Last Tuesday, October 7th, marked their third anniversary, and Cassandra is hopeful that the movie will drive further visibility to a very viable repair and craft industry, proving that it makes sense to take care of your shoes and leather goods. As she asks repeatedly, “Why replace it if it can still be repaired?” She and Lisa joke that if they had a nickel for every time someone has pleaded, “These are my favorite shoes, please, please save them!” Their store motto is, “If the shoe fits, repair it!” Lisa tells me that 2014 has proven to be a very strong year at Gagliardo Shoe Repair, as folks arrive on their doorstep with a wide variety of items to be repaired, from the expected shoes, purses, belts and jackets to all sorts of leather and canvas goods including such diverse items as a hammock, a vintage bellows, and gear used by military and historic re-enactors. They also routinely see hockey and horse equipment, archery gloves and the like. If there’s one thing they’ve drawn a bead on, it’s the fact that dogs seem to chew up literally anything they can get their teeth on. Dog-damaged items arrive in the shop virtually every week. As they mark the Gagliardo anniversary, Cassandra and Lisa are reminding you to get your gear ready for the upcoming fall and winter season. They also suggest you repair damaged warmer weather items before you put them away, so they’re ready to go again as soon as the proper season cycles around. Additionally, this is a great time to waterproof and/or weatherproof your cooler weather items as you bring them out of hiding for the coming seasons. You’ll find the shop at 810 Highland Avenue, across the street from Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin Robbins. If you’d like additional information about what Gagliardo can repair or their hours of operation and such, you can visit them online by clicking this link: http://www.michiganshoerepair.com <br /> <br /> Earlier this year the crew at Cornerstone Alliance introduced a new branding statement replacing more than 20 years of “Building the Community Through Partnerships” with the new “Business Starts Here” statement. Now, the economic development agency has rolled out a dynamic new web presence designed to reflect that business does, indeed, start here. Inasmuch as the agency serves local business with expansion and retention efforts while driving efforts to attract new investment and new companies to the region, the organization elected to reflect that with their online efforts. The site, anchored at www.cstonealliance.org as always, is aligned with the Cornerstone Alliance 2014-2016 three-year Strategic Plan. Online visitors will find the site easy to navigate and broad-based enough to reach the multi-audience base of the organization.<br /> <br /> For site selectors and locational advisors nationwide, the updated and streamlined site quickly showcases the area’s business assets as launched directly from the home page. It quickly presents the value of the community for the next venture of any interested site selector. It can even drill down to several dozen potential sites for their business, both shovel ready and otherwise. Meanwhile, local business entities can establish a better understanding of the myriad ways in which the Cornerstone Alliance Business Development Team can assist with talent attraction, training issues and ways to grow their business. The Quality of Life story touts Michigan’s Great Southwest as a dynamic place to live, work and play. Even Cornerstone investors of a certain level get a prominent place on the home page with a direct link to their own websites, while potential future investors can learn the benefits that accrue to that role and how to craft their investment in the future of economic development in the local community. Like any good corporate website, you can also learn more about the background of staff and the governance team at Cornerstone Alliance through the “Meet our Team” and “Board Leadership” sub-tabs on the site. To see the new Cornerstone Alliance website, click the link: http://www.cstonealliance.org <br /> <br /> The Greenbush Brewery team in Sawyer is grinning broadly now that their newly created Greenbush Annex can actually sell you some beer. Licensing approval from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission was completed, and the Greenbush Annex is now not only open for business, but also able to sell you beer. You can purchase Greenbush products for consumption on premise, buy them to go, or enjoy spectacular fall weather and sit outside in the Annex Beer Garden and work your way through the line-up of stellar micro-brews. As reported last month at Moody on the Market.com, you can now get your Greenbush fix on both sides of the street in downtown Sawyer. The new Annex is a combination merchandise shop, deli, beer-garden and more. The Annex first opened for business six weeks ago, but had to settle for being a deli and souvenir shop for the most part until now. The Annex required different and additional licensing from the main taproom and that is what held things up until now. Inasmuch as the brewmaster typically arrives on great weather days to crowds lined up down the streets waiting for the gates to be unlocked, the Greenbush Annex will hopefully help ease the crunch and allow still more fans to enjoy the Greenbush line up. You’ll find it at 5870 Sawyer Road in downtown Sawyer, directly across the street from the taproom and brewhouse. At the Annex you will find a broad array of Greenbush branded merchandise including all sorts of clothing, growlers, glasses and more. For those with an affinity for charcuterie, a deli case filled with artisanal meats and cheeses and even some pickled veggies await your perusal. The meat & cheese boards are great mix n’ match opportunities for sampling fans who know how great they can be in concert with some of the incredible craft brews being conjured up by the Greenbush brew-team. The new Annex is open from 11am until 10pm Sunday through Thursday and 11-to-11 on Fridays and Saturdays. It was handcrafted by skilled workers to represent the hand-crafted brews they continue to manufacture daily. The Greenbush story is an amazing tale of a rapid rise dating back to before the brewery opened for business in June of 2011. Multiple expansions, inclusion of the Greenbush Brisket Van and now the Greenbush Annex & Beer Garden have studded the story line like an ongoing dream come true. In addition to the taproom and annex, Greenbush now distributes craft beer throughout the state of Michigan, into metro-Chicago and Northwest Indiana as well.<br /> <br /> The Power in Motion competitive gymnastics team needs to raise about $2,500 for competitive team fees. Fortunately, they’ve found a delicious way to make that happen and for the next couple of weeks they’re hopeful you’ll get on board with a team that is helping them to “rise” to the occasion. Kim Thumm is Vice President & Fundraising Coordinator for the Power in Motion Parent Group, and she says if you’ve never tried Butter Braid Pastries, you’re in for a treat. From now through October 19th, competitive team gymnasts and their parents are offering up the frozen pastry dough in a variety of mouth-watering fillings in hopes of achieving their goals. The famous sweet dough pastries, hand-braided around such fillings as cinnamon, cream cheese, and a variety of fruit fillings are all ready for baking. You simply pull one out of your freezer, let it thaw and rise, and then bake it up for a memorable experience. Butter Braid brand products have been a pillar of quality in the fundraising industry for more than 17-years with the mission of helping non-profit groups raise money for their worthy causes. With a goal of $2,500, each gymnast hopes to sell a total of 15 pastries, and your support is appreciated. Orders can be placed by contacting one of the gymnasts or by calling Kim at 269-932-2868, or emailing her at kim.thumm@att. net. The Power in Motion gymnasts will pick up the ordered inventory on November 7th and deliver to all supporters soon after.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, folks. Have a great weekend and we’ll see you Saturday here in MailMax, and 24/7 online 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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