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Client care reps are on the job from 7am until 6pm daily and after hours they maintain a full-service answering team capable of dispatching service teams to repair furnace and air conditioning problems “at the speed of life” around the clock, 24/7. Mann and his crew at Home Comfort Experts signed the paperwork last month to take over the Quality Plumbing lease, and they have purchased the business outright. According to Tammy Stockton , who is Marketing Manager for Home Comfort Experts, the Quality Plumbing name will be retained in the local marketplace, but will integrate heating & air condition-ing services into their stable of expertise. Home Comfort Expert technicians always wear their “Technician Seal of Safety” and identification badges MOODY Continued from page 1 Volume 15, Ver. 49 and the firm assures customers everywhere that all techs undergo background checks and are drug-tested for your peace of mind. You will even receive an email the day before you have a service tech in your home which displays a photo and brief biography of the tech in charge of your project. Additionally, they offer a 100-percent satisfaction guarantee on all service work performed. Anybody in need of heating, cooling or plumbing services has the option of calling Home Comfort Experts or scheduling your appointment online by clicking this link: http://www.homecomfortexpert-sinc.com/click-for-service/ With more than 115 years of expertise in the industry, an iconic staple in the local marketplace is getting rebranded, as a bright new refresher that spells out their future. What we’ve all known for decades as GFS is becoming what it has always been, Gordon Food Service with the full name displayed on the store, the company’s fleet of delivery trucks and beyond. Jim MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, Inc. 2202 Plaza Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Phone: 269.934.7522 FAX: 269.934.3297 email: publisher@farahead.com www.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax Inserts & Promotions •Hardings Friendly Market • Martins Super Markets • Ace Hardware •Tractor Supply • Save-A-Lot Inserts may vary by Zip Code Clinic and other local businesses. You can also select from delectable baked goods, browse unique & useful crafts, plus assorted gifts for all the canine and feline friends on your gift list. As has become tradition, high-lighting the event will be dogs and cats up for adoption wearing their holiday attire and hoping Santa grants their wish for a warm home this Christmas . Refreshments will also be available. One of the pets available for adoption on hand is Wilma . Her early years were not as happy as they should have been. With no foster homes available, she has been living in a ken-nel for nearly three years. The 8-year old is a mix of mostly Pointer with a touch of Pit and is about the size and shape of a Dalmatian . Her fur is almost entirely as white as snow. She loves to snuggle and knows basic commands, is spayed and up-to-date with inoculations and preventatives. While she is good with cats, she pre-fers to be the only dog in the house. A Memorial Tree will also be featured so pet companions no longer with us can be honored & remembered through a donation to the needy pets helped by Animal Aid. Make plans to head in, shake off the cold and warm up your heart. You can see their pets online by clicking the link below: Harbor, MI 49022 http://www.animalaidswmi.com They’re gearing up this week for another celebra-tion in the Village of Baroda ...a town that clearly knows how to party if you’ve ever been to things like BarodaFest, the 4th of July Fireworks, or the Party on the Pavers . This time, it’s their Christmas in the Village celebration and it is coming tomorrow afternoon and evening, Sunday, December 7th. The Baroda MOODY Continued from page 11 Continued on page 10

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Quality Dining of Mishawaka, Indiana is continuing an aggressive campaign to upgrade the quality of their restaurant properties throughout Michigan’s Great Southwest and Northwest Indiana. The restaurant conglomerate, which owns and operates more than 165 Burger King franchise operations across the region, is on a mission to provide substantial upgrades to aging Burger King properties in the system one at a time through dramatic makeovers. Earlier this year they completed such a project in Watervliet at the M-140 restaurant just off the interchange with I-94. Recently, they put the finishing touches on their popular restaurant in the front lot of the Fairplain Plaza. Contracting crews had been on site since the week of October 20th with a full-on upgrade both inside and out. The entire exterior of the restaurant has evolved into a modern, up-to-date, property bearing the latest colors and branding of the national chain, including art deco style lettering over the entrance declaring the restaurant to be “Home of the Whopper.” The Herculean task of updating during some cold, wet, rainy, snow and extremely windy conditions met with success and contractors completed the work on-time despite the aggressive schedule. The restaurant was successful in remaining open through most of the exterior work and was only closed for a handful of days when work shifted to the interior where all new decor was installed including all new tables and seating, remodeled restrooms, and upgrades across the spectrum. Outdoor work included installation of a new dual-lane drive-thru system to help speed service especially during peak traffic hours. New landscaping was also put into place, and the pylon sign which previously had an interchangeable lettering system is now a fully automatic digital sign which can be controlled by computers inside. The Benton Charter Township restaurant is located at 2035 M-139 in front of Target at the Plaza. It is Store #328 in the Quality Dining system. There was no immediate indication from the offices of Quality Dining as to which restaurant in their universe will be next in the upgrade process as the work continues system-wide to effect the up-dating and up-grading of each restaurant owned by Dan Fitzpatrick’s team from Mishawaka.<br /> <br /> After forty years in the business, a St. Joseph couple is hanging up the tool belt and headed to Big Sky country. Jim & Bev Kotyuk have sealed the deal on the sale of their life-long business to a Mishawka firm and will move to Montana for their retirement years. The Kotyuks, owners and operators of Quality Plumbing Company of St. Joseph, have been banging the pipes for four decades and successfully sold their business enterprise to Home Comfort Experts based in Mishawaka. Home Comfort Experts is a rapidly growing firm launched in 2006 by owner Todd Mann. It’s a family-owned company specializing in offering high quality residential plumbing, heating and air conditioning service and maintenance, indoor air quality products and services, and equipment replacement. Founded in Mishawaka that year, the company began service to not only Mishawaka, but also to the greater South Bend, LaPorte, and Plymouth, Indiana markets as well as in Niles here in Berrien County. Three years later, in 2009, Home Comfort Experts added a second location to serve the Columbia City, Fort Wayne, and Warsaw, Indiana marketplace. The company offers 24/7 service coverage. Client care reps are on the job from 7am until 6pm daily and after hours they maintain a full-service answering team capable of dispatching service teams to repair furnace and air conditioning problems “at the speed of life” around the clock, 24/7. Mann and his crew at Home Comfort Experts signed the paperwork last month to take over the Quality Plumbing lease, and they have purchased the business outright. According to Tammy Stockton, who is Marketing Manager for Home Comfort Experts, the Quality Plumbing name will be retained in the local marketplace, but will integrate heating & air conditioning services into their stable of expertise. Home Comfort Expert technicians always wear their “Technician Seal of Safety” and identification badges and the firm assures customers everywhere that all techs undergo background checks and are drug-tested for your peace of mind. You will even receive an email the day before you have a service tech in your home which displays a photo and brief biography of the tech in charge of your project. Additionally, they offer a 100-percent satisfaction guarantee on all service work performed. Anybody in need of heating, cooling or plumbing services has the option of calling Home Comfort Experts or scheduling your appointment online by clicking this link: http://www.homecomfortexpertsinc.com/click-for-service/ <br /> <br /> With more than 115 years of expertise in the industry, an iconic staple in the local marketplace is getting rebranded, as a bright new refresher that spells out their future.<br /> <br /> What we’ve all known for decades as GFS is becoming what it has always been, Gordon Food Service with the full name displayed on the store, the company’s fleet of delivery trucks and beyond. Jim Gordon is CEO of Gordon Food Service. He says, “Our previous logo was a strong symbol of our brand and has served us well for over two decades, but as our business evolves, we want to make sure that our look does, too.” Thus, the 115 year old company, based in the Grand Rapids suburb of Wyoming, has introduced a new logo, tagline, and name for its stores as part of the evolution of its corporate brand. The most visible change is in the company’s new logo, which shifts from the simple acronym of GFS to spelling out the full company name, with an emphasis on the Gordon family name. Jennifer Batley is North America Senior Manager of Customer Experience for the company. She tells us, “Leading with the Gordon name demonstrates that we’re a family business and a people-focused company, which we know is a part of our story that matters to our customers.” The new logo will soon appear in places like store signage, trucks and various corporate communications. Additionally, GFS Marketplace has been renamed the Gordon Food Service Store. That shift leverages the new logo and shows the connection between the company’s broad-line distribution and stores business. Customers will also notice Gordon Food Service’s new tagline, “Always at your table,” showcasing the company’s readiness to partner with them to achieve their goals. Says Jim Gordon, “Being at our customer’s tables has been true of our organization since 1897 -- and will be true for the next century, too.” Store sign changes, including to the store at 1350 Mall Drive in Benton Harbor, are expected to begin in the spring and will be complete by the end of next year. Product brands and packaging are next expected to change as a result of the corporate brand update. Jennifer Batley says that while the corporate look has changed, customers will find the same products and services they have grown to count on at Gordon Food Service. She adds, “We’re confident our customers will appreciate our more modern and personal look and feel.” A primary service of the long time company is distribution of food and supplies to restaurants and institutions all across the region and the United States. The company also provides extensive delivery and distribution throughout Canada.<br /> <br /> Ask anyone about the Dog Days of Summer and you’ll get a knowing nod of recognition. Perhaps less familiar but still important to dog lovers everywhere is the more recent creation of the Dog Days of December, centered around a couple of exciting events this weekend. Animal Aid of Southwestern Michigan will open the doors onto their 24th Annual Holiday Open House today, Saturday, December 6th, at 1pm just ahead of the Annual St. Joseph Today Reindog Parade. You and your dog are cordially invited to The Whitcomb Senior Living Center at 509 Ship Street in downtown St. Joseph. The event will run from 1pm until 4pm, which will be showtime for the annual parade through downtown St. Joseph. Organizers from Animal Aid encourage you to wander through a land filled with gift-giving ideas and the annual Silent Auction including a host of items and gift cards from FuzzyButz Pet Bakery, Dr. Ed Blesy of St. Joseph’s Animal Wellness clinic and other local businesses. You can also select from delectable baked goods, browse unique & useful crafts, plus assorted gifts for all the canine and feline friends on your gift list. As has become tradition, highlighting the event will be dogs and cats up for adoption wearing their holiday attire and hoping Santa grants their wish for a warm home this Christmas. Refreshments will also be available. One of the pets available for adoption on hand is Wilma. Her early years were not as happy as they should have been. With no foster homes available, she has been living in a kennel for nearly three years. The 8-year old is a mix of mostly Pointer with a touch of Pit and is about the size and shape of a Dalmatian. Her fur is almost entirely as white as snow. She loves to snuggle and knows basic commands, is spayed and up-to-date with inoculations and preventatives. While she is good with cats, she prefers to be the only dog in the house. A Memorial Tree will also be featured so pet companions no longer with us can be honored & remembered through a donation to the needy pets helped by Animal Aid. Make plans to head in, shake off the cold and warm up your heart. You can see their pets online by clicking the link below: http://www.animalaidswmi.com <br /> <br /> They’re gearing up this week for another celebration in the Village of Baroda...a town that clearly knows how to party if you’ve ever been to things like BarodaFest, the 4th of July Fireworks, or the Party on the Pavers. This time, it’s their Christmas in the Village celebration and it is coming tomorrow afternoon and evening, Sunday, December 7th. The Baroda Township Hall & Fire Station at 9891 First Street in downtown Baroda will come alive with a whole host of fun activities from story time to the arrival of Santa Claus. From 4pm until 6pm on Sunday, December 7th, enjoy any or all of these fun things for the entire family: Light supper provided by friends from the Round Barn Public House & St. Johns Church…Crafts for the Kids sponsored by friends at Honor Credit Union of Stevensville…Face Painting by Funny Face Painting sponsored by the Baroda Area Business Association… Story Time by friends at the Lincoln Township Library…Cookies, Treats & Hot Cocoa provided by Hometown Deli and the Baroda Area Business Association and friends…Santa Claus and his helpers from Chemical Bank in Baroda, arriving at 5pm…the Tree Lighting Ceremony & Christmas Caroling in front of the Fire Station at 4:45pm.<br /> <br /> For additional information or if you have any questions you can reach Tina at 269-422-1779. Get your Christmas mojo on with the Village of Baroda tomorrow afternoon and evening.<br /> <br /> If you’ve been searching for longtime local Optometrist Dr. John North recently, you can find him comfortably ensconced at Dr. Robert Flood’s Vision Center on Niles Avenue in Southtown St. Joseph. For those unaware, Dr. North recently closed his office in St. Joseph and joined the team at the Vision Center, where he welcomes former and current patients as well as taking on new patients as well. You can reach the good doctor by calling 269-408-8762 and asking for Dr. North to arrange for an appointment.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, folks. Please remember to continue to Shop Local throughout the remainder of the holiday season. There’s more here than you know. Safe travels to you, and we’ll see you next Saturday right here in MailMax, or get regularly new stories every day online at www.MoodyontheMarket.com. There are many pictures, videos and weblinks there to give you the rest of the story, and many stories never make it to print because there’s just not enough space, and because of timeliness in the grand scheme of weekly deadlines. Plus, you can access stories at any time 24/7 and find past stories through the search box in the upper right-hand corner of the website.<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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