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 Paper. News Good our Y www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on March 28 2015 March 28, 2015 Volume 16, Ver. 13 Moody on The Market M oody Pat A couple of veteran Chicago brewers have final-ized the deal to acquire the former Bridgman State Police Post and contractors from Benton Harbor have already launched the makeover for what will become the Haymarket Pub & Brewery on Red Arrow Highway a little over a year from now. Brewmaster Pete Crowley and his business partner John Neurauter closed the deal with Lake Charter Township officials recently and immediately dis-patched crews from McGuire’s Professional Construction of Benton Harbor to begin the con-version into a full-scale production brewery. The new venture will join the Haymarket Pub & Brewery in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago, which the two opened five years ago, once the project is complete in the spring of 2016. The future brewery was acquired from Lake Township for $500,000 in a deal originally struck last fall. It will sit on a 17-acre wooded site, and will feature a large outdoor beer garden , as well as space to host a variety of outdoor events. In a blog statement on Haymarket Brewing Company’s own website, Crowley voiced consider-able excitement over the eastward expansion saying, “I’m proud to call myself a Chicagoan and be a part of its great craft brewing scene for over 15 years.” He adds, “During that time I met my business part-ner John Neurauter, who introduced me to beautiful Southwest Michigan. I am looking forward to join-ing a second amazing group of brewers and to be able to call both places my home.” The original Haymarket Pub & Brewery is located at 737 W. Randolph in Chicago, and was opened for business in 2010, specializing in “ Classic Belgian and con-temporary American brewing styles, with an emphasis on hops, barrel-aging and a wide variety of authentic Belgian yeast strains.” The new place will undergo a massive conversion including more than a million dollars in bottling equipment alone. The former State Police Post was built by Lake Township in 1994 for lease to the state of Michigan, but was vacated when budget cuts forced the closure in the fall of 2011. Over the course of a three-year expan-sion plan in Bridgman, Haymarket Brewing projects up to 40 employees on staff with over half of those enlisted as full-timers in the bottling facility. In the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago, the Haymarket Pub & Brewery is housed in a 100-year old building a stone’s throw from a historical marker dedicating the site of the Haymarket Riot of 1886 . Their kitch-en there offers “house-made sausages, smoked meats, specialty pizzas and other handcrafted fare,” according to the online blog. For Crowley’s part, the web defines him as “A highly decorated brewer, having won 70 local, national and international awards for his beers, including medals from the World Beer Cup, Great American Beer Festival , and the Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beer .” His resume lists “Varieties ranging from refreshing Pilsners to hoppy ales and rich Imperial Stouts aged in bourbon barrels, a brewing technique that EDGE RENAISSANCE ATHLETIC CLUB GET THE COMPETITIVE UNIVERSITY PROG R A M SPORTS PERFORMANCE Taking student-athletes to the next level racbh.com CALL 269.927.1129 FOR DETAILS OR TO ENROLL Inserts & Promotions 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&#0e;-AIL-AX/NLINE&#0e;COMsWWW&#0e;FACEBOOK&#0e;COM&#0f;E-AIL-AX s-ARTINS3UPER-ARKETS s(ARDINGS&RIENDLY-ARKET s4RACTOR3UPPLY )NSERTSMAYVARYBY:IP#ODE Continued on page 11

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Pat Moody

A couple of veteran Chicago brewers have finalized the deal to acquire the former Bridgman State Police Post and contractors from Benton Harbor have already launched the makeover for what will become the Haymarket Pub & Brewery on Red Arrow Highway a little over a year from now. Brewmaster Pete Crowley and his business partner John Neurauter closed the deal with Lake Charter Township officials recently and immediately dispatched crews from McGuire’s Professional Construction of Benton Harbor to begin the conversion into a full-scale production brewery. The new venture will join the Haymarket Pub & Brewery in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago, which the two opened five years ago, once the project is complete in the spring of 2016. The future brewery was acquired from Lake Township for $500,000 in a deal originally struck last fall. It will sit on a 17-acre wooded site, and will feature a large outdoor beer garden, as well as space to host a variety of outdoor events. In a blog statement on Haymarket Brewing Company’s own website, Crowley voiced considerable excitement over the eastward expansion saying, “I’m proud to call myself a Chicagoan and be a part of its great craft brewing scene for over 15 years.” He adds, “During that time I met my business partner John Neurauter, who introduced me to beautiful Southwest Michigan. I am looking forward to joining a second amazing group of brewers and to be able to call both places my home.” The original Haymarket Pub & Brewery is located at 737 W. Randolph in Chicago, and was opened for business in 2010, specializing in “Classic Belgian and contemporary American brewing styles, with an emphasis on hops, barrel-aging and a wide variety of authentic Belgian yeast strains.” The new place will undergo a massive conversion including more than a million dollars in bottling equipment alone. The former State Police Post was built by Lake Township in 1994 for lease to the state of Michigan, but was vacated when budget cuts forced the closure in the fall of 2011. Over the course of a three-year expansion plan in Bridgman, Haymarket Brewing projects up to 40 employees on staff with over half of those enlisted as full-timers in the bottling facility. In the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago, the Haymarket Pub & Brewery is housed in a 100-year old building a stone’s throw from a historical marker dedicating the site of the Haymarket Riot of 1886. Their kitchen there offers “house-made sausages, smoked meats, specialty pizzas and other handcrafted fare,” according to the online blog. For Crowley’s part, the web defines him as “A highly decorated brewer, having won 70 local, national and international awards for his beers, including medals from the World Beer Cup, Great American Beer Festival, and the Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beer.” His resume lists “Varieties ranging from refreshing Pilsners to hoppy ales and rich Imperial Stouts aged in bourbon barrels, a brewing technique that has put Crowley on the national beer map for his pioneering work with the specialty." Haymarket's "The Defender" American Stout captured Gold Medals last year at both the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival. In Bridgman the Haymarket Pub & Brewery will include a taproom and kitchen serving those same wood-fired pizzas and house-made sausages in addition to the production brewery on site. McGuire's contracting teams have begun the build out process, and we'll keep you posted on progress for the new arrival of the Haymarket Pub & Brewery in Michigan's Great Southwest.<br /> <br /> There was once a best-selling book, movie and perhaps even a song titled "Please, Don't Eat the Daisies!" Well, Gale Rue from Stevensville hopes you forget that notion because she's crafting some pretty delectable "daisies," or at least "floral" displays that are not only edible, they are decidedly delicious! Gale is the proprietor of the all-new Edible Arrangements store in the Orchards Park Shopping Center on Mall Place just down the strip from the Secretary of State's Office in Benton Harbor. She quietly opened the doors recently and a few days later celebrated a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Women's Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance. Bored with her former secretarial life, Gale was on the prowl for "something fun to do." That's when she stumbled onto a franchise opportunity with the crew at Edible Arrangements, and she instantly fell in love with the concept. She told me that she "loves the creativity of the Edible Arrangements concept and line-up" and couldn't wait to get her new business underway with the help and guidance of the crew at the Women's Business Center. Edible Arrangements features a colorful and broad array of offerings from fresh fruit arrangements displayed in the style of gorgeous floral bouquets to chocolate dipped fruits, salads, sundaes and parfaits, even fresh fruit smoothies, and fresh-squeezed and blended drinks prepared right on the spot. With the backing of a nationwide franchise operation, her outstanding offerings can be delivered on the same-day ordered in many cases whether you're delivering here at home, or on the other side of the country. There are options for virtually every occasion, with all sorts of ideas both in her mini-cat-alogs, online, and directly from her menu board inside the shop. Edible Arrangements hours of operation will run from 8am until 7pm Monday through Friday, from 8am until 5pm on Saturday and from 10am until 3pm on Sundays. You can reach the shop by phone at 269-926-9300, and follow their story on their Facebook page as well.<br /> <br /> When Susan Mason decided to head off a midlife crisis by stepping out of number crunching and into retail she vowed to commit to local talent on virtually every front. True to form, she shared a litany of local vendors, artisans, contractors, and others who have become critical to the establishment of her dynamic new and unique women's boutique in the heart of St. Joseph's central business district. Mason and her family cut the ribbon on her new Friends by Design at 318 State Street in St. Joseph recently, and within minutes her cash register began to ring as the more than two dozen onlook ers from the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony began to buy clothing and accessories from her outstanding line-up. <br /> <br /> Mason hails from Southeast Michigan and was shopping in downtown St. Joseph last year when she discovered the former Eve Boutique, owned and operated by Rachel Arent. She was so enamored with the town, the shop and with Arent's customer service technique that she bluntly asked if she could buy the business outright. She and Rachel cut a deal, and the rest is history. The two actually share New Year's Day as birthdays and Rachel has signed on to remain in a consultant's role for a year to help Friends by Design to succeed where her Eve Boutique was highly successful for more than a dozen years. Susan says from her logo design to the carpeting on the floor everything about her business is very localized. DeZignwright crafted the logo, Karen Garlanger Designs helped with interior design, Art & Image created signage, Williams Buildings assisted with build-out, Chase is her bank, Passaro, Kahne & Taylor handle legal issues, and other local companies provided electrical work, carpeting, paint, wallpapering, insurance, advertising and more. Friends by Design specializes in women's clothing, accessories, and handbags for the discerning female. Susan says, "The clothing is updated classics with a bit of flair and character. Each piece is carefully chosen with the view that every woman has her own sense of style, and she knows what works best for her." She brings to the trade a multitude of retail experience with giants like Lord & Taylor and Marshall Field's on top of the eighteen year career in the financial services sector. St. Joseph Mayor Pro-Tem Fran Chickering welcomed Mason and her shop to the central business district and thanked her for transforming the shop into her own brand and style. She told the new shop keeper, "Remember, City Hall is right around the corner if you ever..." at which point Mason pleaded, "Stop giving me parking tickets!" The crowd laughed, ventured out into the snow for the ribbon cutting, returned for refreshments and immediately got into the swing of things, shopping like Mason hoped they would. <br /> <br /> Steve Murray is a proud man. It's in his DNA. It's an inseparable part of his persona. It doesn't hurt at all that his pride is clearly justifiable when he continues to earn nationwide recognition year after year for his team's accomplishments at Express Employment Professionals of St. Joseph. Murray and his crew have won Inavero's Best of Staffing Client Award for the sixth consecutive year...an accomplishment that less than 2-percent of all the staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada can claim. The Best of Staffing awards are presented annually by Inavero, in partnership with CareerBuilder, and the recognition is the nation's only satisfaction award recognizing exceptional client service within the staffing industry. This marks the second year in a row that Express Employment Professionals, anchored at 3260 Niles Road in St. Joseph, has been named as an Inavero Best of Staffing Diamond Award Winner for achieving the honor for five consecutive years. Murray's business is a franchise of Express Employment Professionals nationwide circuit and he says, "We are proud and honored to be recognized for our customer service efforts in this way." Staffing firms competing to make the Best of Staffing Client list undergo a rigorous client survey process followed by careful analysis of responses to determine satisfaction levels in every case. Murray says, "We are seeing more and more companies incorporate staffing services into their hiring strategies." He adds, "Due to a shift in hiring strategies and increased demand for talented job candidates, companies who use staffing firms expect impeccable service more than they ever have before, and that's what Express delivers." Inavero designs and manages satisfaction surveys and analyzes feedback from more than half-a-million staffing firm clients and talent each year, and serves as the American Staffing Association's exclusive research partner. On a national scale, Express Employment Professionals generated $2.85-billion in sales and employed more than 456,000 people last year. The firm ranks as the largest franchised staffing company and the second largest privately held staffing company in the United States. You can learn more about Express Pros in St. Joe by clicking this link or by calling 269-408-1980. Stjosephmi.expresspros.com <br /> <br /> Nancy Brzezinski from the Lakeshore Lions has asked me to let you all know about their annual Easter Egg Hunt coming up on Saturday April 4th at the Roosevelt School playground for the children in the Stevensville area. It will be held at 11:30 a.m. for children up through the age of 10, rain or shine. Check it out.. .and enjoy the day from the Lakeshore Lions Club.<br /> <br /> The Baroda Lions Club, meanwhile, is hosting an annual All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast for the Baroda Queen Committee. That event will be held on Saturday, April 18th from 7am until 11am. Carry-outs are available as well. The event takes place at St. John's Lutheran Church at 9193 Cleveland Avenue in Baroda and is just $6 for adults and $3 for kids 5-and up, while kids 4 and under eat free.<br /> <br /> The Lincoln Township Volunteer Corp has scheduled Exits 22 & 23 road clean dates for Saturday, April 11, July 18 and September 26. Volunteers are asked to sign up by either visiting or calling the Lincoln Township Office at 429-1589. Volunteers will meet at the township hall at 9:00 AM for the mandatory safety briefing and distribution of safety vests and trash bags. All volunteers must sign a release and waiver form. All volunteers must be 12 years old or older. Proper attire is long pants, long sleeve shirt, leather shoes, hat and gloves. If volunteers have questions they can call the township office or Glenn Youngstedt at 861-2886.<br /> <br /> That's it for this week, folks. Have a great weekend, please shop locally for your Spring Break clothing and gear, Easter fun and more. and we'll see you next Saturday right 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<br /> Read more at www.MailMaxOnline.com

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