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Moody On The Market

Pat Moody

Anybody who has ever watched a major motion picture has seen it. Perhaps a Budweiser bottle prominently displayed in a picnic scene or a drive-by scene that lingers on a famous restaurant. Even The Tux Shop logo on the side of a delivery van outside of Las Vegas in the original Hangover movie. In many instances it's the result of Product Placement. By way of example, the wine bottle at the center of a scene could easily have been a bottle from Tabor Hill, Round Barn, Lemon Creek or Karma Vista, Especially in light of the fact that it's a scene from the forthcoming movie The Friend Zone being crafted currently by homegrown professional filmmaker Zaeh Bucholtz. Zach is native to Michigan's Great Southwest, and frequently shoots his projects here in the region for FourFour Pictures. His current project, The Friend Zone, is underway and Zach is working to connect with local businesses to offer his services in exchange for donations to the film's budget. He is in dire need of sponsors to contribute in exchange for product placement, advertisement, commercial videos, producer credits and other similar transactions. In other words, your product or business could be apart of this forthcoming film, which is billed as the classic American love story with a twist. Instead of simply Boy meets Girl, Boy likes Girl, etc... What if Girl doesn't like Boy? What if she loves him as a friend, but nothing more? The result is: The Friend Zone. It's a film about relationships that aren't meant to be, but more importantly it's a story about friendship. You can read the rest of the synopsis and play a role in Zach's new project by clicking the Kickstarter Campaign site below. Zach has achieved nearly a quarter of his $4,000 goal thanks to 15 backers thus far. He has 12 days left in the campaign, but unless they hit the goal, not a dime of the pledged money will be realized. He calls this film his "biggest, sexiest, boldest, and most daring film project to date," featuring an opening sequence shot from a helicopter. Bucholtz himself is the Writer, Director and Producer for the film. He's a talented, up and coming filmmaker, who won an award for Best Comedy for Ann Arborland at the 2013 Young Michigan Filmmakers Festival. Here's the link, which also includes contact information if you'd like to reach Zach for further discussion on Product Placement and such: www.kickstarter.com/projects/ 746732855/the-friend-zone<br /> <br /> If the late winter ice, snow and bitter cold temperatures kept you off the roads and battling cabin fever, your friends at Mid-West Family Broadcasting have an instant cure for anytime you face that situation. Take a shopping trip without ever leaving your home or office. Perhaps you've heard before of the Radio Super Saver program?Well... following a major league makeover and dramatic technological advancements, your digital shopping spree has never been easier, Zack East is Digital Media Manager for Mid-West Family Broadcasting. He and Digital Media Assistant Kathleen Nay recently worked with Engineer Ken Jennings (no, not that Ken Jennings... the cooler, funnier, more-talented one) for several weeks transferring, quality controlling, e-mailing, text-blasting, re-configuring and otherwise streamlining the amazing new portal that speeds your way through the offerings at your fingertips. Zack and crew took the site down a couple of weeks ago and spent an entire weekend moving hundreds of items to the new system, testing the ordering and user experience and more. Mid-West Family's digital marketing arm, Mid-West Digital Marketing (creative, eh?) Spent more than a year perfecting the new system to make your buying experience extremely simple, faster, and especially important: way more mobile-friendly, so you can shop from virtually anywhere. Regarding the makeover, Zack says, "It's been one of my favorite projects to work on in my eleven years at the company practicing digital media." Here are some key features at the all-new Radio Super Saver site: You can buy from your phone or tablet -- the site automatically adjusts to the size of the screen on your device keeping it always readable...You can now sort items by New Additions... by Name...or by Price...You can view Super Saver items by individual category (i.e., Car Care, Entertainment, etc.)...You can pick up items within 1 business day from the office, or have them mailed to you! You can now compare items side-byside... You can save your account information now for rapid checkout every time you use the site... You can create a Wish List so you can share it with friends or family (so they'll know what gifts to get you) or to keep track of items you want to purchase at a later date... You can see the newest items we've released on the Homepage every time you visit... You can buy items at up to 90% off in the Reduced Super Deals section... You can share items via e-mail with friends & family who might also like something from the site... You can access the site at either of the two links below. New items are being added all the time, and the reduced section contains some of the best deals of all. If you are a business owner interested in having your products or services featured on the site with a half-off-deal, you will receive radio commercials equal to the full amount of certificates we put up for sale on the site. If you are interested, contact Diana Davis at ddavis@wirx.com for details on how to participate. New businesses are always being sought for showcasing on the site, and your name and certificate will be featured not only on the site, but also in commercial promos on all six local Mid-West Family broadcast stations as well as in e-mail and text blasts to more than 1,500 current subscribers. Here are the links you can click to start shopping right now: www.radiosupersaver.com or www.radiodiningdeals. com <br /> <br /> As fair weather seasons prepare to boost the crowds in and around South Haven, the South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce hopes to help get the engines of all local businesses firing on all pistons for maximum performance ahead. On Saturday, March 28th, they will host their 2nd Annual Business Expo & Job Fair, sponsored by Consumers Credit Union. There is no cost to attend the event which is poised to showcase more than 75 businesses at the South Haven High School, located at 600 Elkenburg Street in South Haven. The focus of the event is dual-purposed. It is designed to put the spotlight on a wide array of business entities within the Van Buren County community while also affording them the opportunity to recruit for new talent so they'll be up to full speed for the spring and summer tourist seasons in the waterfront community. Visitors on the 28th will find a whole host of business offerings from home and garden establishments to the more nuts and bolts businesses of real estate, insurance and finance agencies. Officials from the chamber have characterized the show as both a community event to let people know what kind of businesses, services and products are available in the community and a job fair at the same time offering up seasonal and permanent job options. The chamber is especially hopeful for a large contingent of job-seeking college students and others eager to work. Officials are encouraging prospective employees to bring along copies of their resumes and dress appropriately to make a solid first impression with potential employers, especially in light of the fact that some may actually conduct face-to-face interviews on the scene. The Business Expo & Job Fair is scheduled to run from 10am until 3pm on Saturday the 28th, and visitors will find entrepreneurs with sample products and sample foods on hand along with multiple demonstrations and occasional door prize drawings. Additional information can be found on the South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce website by clicking the link or by calling 269-637-5171.Www.SouthHavenMI.com<br /> <br /> The retirement of Emil GalLay will leave a void at Gateway Services of Benton Harbor, but members of the board of directors are hopeful the impact will be minimal now that they have found Gallay's successor. Timothy Smith from Paw Paw will take the helm at the human sendees agency, bringing with him considerable experience in the field. Gallay is retiring after five years in the Director's chair, and Smith will take over the reins following his hiring by the board as the organization's next Executive Director. Smith brings more than 15 years of experience to the table. Experience in serving individuals with developmental disabilities and as a case manager, quality improvement coordinator, and program director. He most recently served as Program Director for Consumer Services, Inc., a mental health services provider in Grand Rapids. Prior to that position, Smith was Program Director of Developmental Disability Services for Allegan County Community Mental Health Services. Mr. Smith is a graduate of Spring Arbor University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and his Masters in Counseling. He, his wife and two sons reside in Paw Paw. Marjorie Tardiff is Chair of the Board at Gateway Services. She says, 'The Gateway board and staff wish Emil all the best in his well-deserved retirement. He has built a solid foundation for Gateway and we look forward to its continued growth toward fulfilling our mission under Tim's leadership." Thanks to Smith's hiring his transition with Gallay is expected to be virtually seamless, as he gets right to work on organizational management and issues. Gateway is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the quality of life and level of independence of individuals with disabilities and barriers through vocational opportunities, therapeutic services, training and other supports with the goal to enhance the participant's "Max-Ability" and level of independence. You can learn more by clicking the link, http:// gatewayvro.org <br /> <br /> Now that Lake Michigan College has launched the Great Lakes Wine Institute, the Midwest's first commercial teaching winery, they're stepping up to the window to increase the quality of wine service at establishments all across the region. LMC is offering a Wine Service Workshop on Monday, March 30th and again on Monday, April 13th from 1-3 pm each time at the Mendel Center on the Napier Avenue Campus. This introductory class will teach winery and hospitality staff how to execute wine service that meets guest expectations. The specialized training will cover grape varietals and their origins, professional serving tools and their usage, how to properly open and hold a bottle, and how to determine the order of pour. This class is appropriate for new employees, summer staff, or employees who do not have wine service experience. Under age 21 employees are welcome as no wine will actually be consumed as a part of the training. The Wine Service Workshop is instructed by Ruth Ryberg, a Certified Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine. In addition to her work at Lake Michigan College, Ryberg has taught wine classes for Michigan State University and VESTA. She has worked as a Sommelier, wine buyer, and consultant for businesses including Plank's Tavern at the Inn at Harbor Shores, The Bistro on the Boulevard, and Martin's Supermarkets. The workshop will be held in the North Seminar Room at the Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College's campus at 2755 E. Napier Avenue in Benton Harbor. The cost is $25. To register, click the link or call (269) 926-6832 if paying by credit card. You can discover additional Community Education Series workshops at lakemichigancollege.edu/ce. Here's the link for registration: www.lakemichigancollege.edu/wtd <br /> <br /> Lisa Gawron and Jessica Conrad spent enough summers in Harbor Country to figure out quickly that they wanted to launch their own business in this little slice of paradise. They have accomplished that dream and hope you will come and share it with them. The two first-time entrepreneurs have established The Hidden Gem... a unique gift shop... at 122 N. Whitaker Street in New Buffalo. Gawron & Conrad purchased the building on North Whittaker and worked around the clock to get things up and running. As they worked through the set-up stage, the two friends and business partners headed to the Women's Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance for guidance and assurance regarding their business planning. Lisa calls the experience "Fantastic!" She says, "The WBC team gave us the information we needed to get started, and was always available to answer the many questions that we had." She concludes, "We really don't know how we could have been able to launch our business without them." The Hidden Gem provides customers with unique gifts, handmade crafts, and all sorts of accessories for the home. There's also a special "Kiddie Corner," in the house. You will find the doors open at The Hidden Gem daily from 10am until 6pm and can reach them by phone at 269-469-8060. Look for them online through their Facebook page at The Hidden Gem New Buffalo.<br /> <br /> That's it for this week, folks. See you Saturday right 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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