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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer See O Our Ad on P Page 4 May 30, 2015 Paper. News Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on May 30, 2015 Volume 16, Ver. 22 Moody on The Market M oody Pat W hen the PGA of America first burst onto the scene in Michigan’s Great Southwest with the 2012 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid , Cornerstone Alliance invested with several partners in hosting one of the skybox-style hospitality suites situated behind the 15th green at Harbor Shores . Thad Rieder invested a substantial amount of time in showcasing the community and its myriad benefits to corporate site selector Charlie Ruby of Deloitte Consulting . It was anything but a one-off good-time-Charlie kind of encounter. Rieder, who is Business Development Manager for Cornerstone Alliance, launched a full-fledged busi-ness relationship with Ruby and has maintained regular contact with him as various industrial manu-facturing projects have emerged in the pipeline through various connections including those fos-tered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation . Rieder is diligent in his work behind the scenes at Cornerstone, routinely fulfilling requests for proposals from various potential project managers and answering a multitude of questions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the eco-nomic development scene throughout the region. So, when Governor Rick Snyder invited Rieder and Ruby to join the Michigan Summit & Governor’s Reception in New York City recently, both men were there to see what the Governor had to offer, and to help sell the Michigan story. The Snyder contingent took a bit of the Motor City to the Big Apple for an intimate group of state and local eco-nomic developers like Thad to help strategize ways to join forces with site selectors from across the nation, including Charlie Ruby. The Governor, MEDC Chief Steve Arwood and State Budget Director John Roberts led panel discussions, pro-vided one-on-one community snapshots from around the state, and held a reception at the Tribeca offices of Detroit-based Shinola Corporation , a unique manufacturer of designer watches and bicy-cles hand-crafted in the Motor City. Snyder and his Michigan compatriots not only talked with site selectors about bright opportunities across the state, and the state’s ongoing leadership as “America’s Comeback State,” they were also on a mission to genuinely determine how and where Michigan needs to improve in order to continue its drive to return to the role of a Top 10 performer in the nation on multiple fronts as is being sought by the Business Leaders for Michigan group and their Michigan Turnaround Plan . In New York, just as he was preparing to host the site selectors, Snyder reported that unemployment had dropped to its lowest point in 14 years, with nearly 400,000 private sector jobs created and Detroit back on the path to becoming a great city again. Snyder’s statement, released in Lansing went on to say, “Our work is not done and there are still historic issues to solve.” He added, “When I ran for reelection, I promised by fellow Michiganders that the job was not done, that we Vinyl Replacement Windows and Patio Doors Made in Michigan for our Michigan Climate! ‡7LOW
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Moody On The Market

Pat Moody

When the PGA of America first burst onto the scene in Michigan’s Great Southwest with the 2012 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, Cornerstone Alliance invested with several partners in hosting one of the skybox-style hospitality suites situated behind the 15th green at Harbor Shores. Thad Rieder invested a substantial amount of time in showcasing the community and its myriad benefits to corporate site selector Charlie Ruby of Deloitte Consulting. It was anything but a one-off good-time-Charlie kind of encounter.Rieder, who is Business Development Manager for Cornerstone Alliance, launched a full-fledged business relationship with Ruby and has maintained regular contact with him as various industrial manufacturing projects have emerged in the pipeline through various connections including those fostered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Rieder is diligent in his work behind the scenes at Cornerstone, routinely fulfilling requests for proposals from various potential project managers and answering a multitude of questions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the economic development scene throughout the region. So, when Governor Rick Snyder invited Rieder and Ruby to join the Michigan Summit & Governor’s Reception in New York City recently, both men were there to see what the Governor had to offer, and to help sell the Michigan story. The Snyder contingent took a bit of the Motor City to the Big Apple for an intimate group of state and local economic developers like Thad to help strategize ways to join forces with site selectors from across the nation, including Charlie Ruby. The Governor, MEDC Chief Steve Arwood and State Budget Director John Roberts led panel discussions, provided one-on-one community snapshots from around the state, and held a reception at the Tribeca offices of Detroit-based Shinola Corporation, a unique manufacturer of designer watches and bicycles hand-crafted in the Motor City. Snyder and his Michigan compatriots not only talked with site selectors about bright opportunities across the state, and the state’s ongoing leadership as “America’s Comeback State,” they were also on a mission to genuinely determine how and where Michigan needs to improve in order to continue its drive to return to the role of a Top 10 performer in the nation on multiple fronts as is being sought by the Business Leaders for Michigan group and their Michigan Turnaround Plan. In New York, just as he was preparing to host the site selectors, Snyder reported that unemployment had dropped to its lowest point in 14 years, with nearly 400,000 private sector jobs created and Detroit back on the path to becoming a great city again. Snyder’s statement, released in Lansing went on to say, “Our work is not done and there are still historic issues to solve.” He added, “When I ran for reelection, I promised by fellow Michiganders that the job was not done, that we could not be complacent, that it was time to accelerate and get even more done to reinvent our state and create opportunities for our future.” Rieder joined Governor Snyder’s “Relentless Positive Action” campaign, took Charlie Ruby back under his wing, and proceeded to once again point to the wide range of opportunities for businesses large and small, ordinary and extraordinary, to bring new business to the state and capitalize on the quality of life and the knowledge base engendered in one of the largest contingents of skilled engineers anywhere in America. Mr. Rieder works with both attraction and retention efforts for Cornerstone Alliance, routinely working with local manufacturers expanding their business while pitching the region to site selectors like Deloitte Consulting’s Charlie Ruby. Thad and his boss Greg Vaughn were both instrumental in Kay Manufacturing’s decision several years ago to establish a sizable manufacturing facility along Lake Shore Drive in Shoreham, and Rieder also helped shepherd new Industrial Facilities Tax Abatements for Kay when the company grew exponentially last year with sizable new investments and jobs in the community. In the world of economic development the main focus typically runs to location, location, location, and we have solid credentials in that regard, but we’re also fortunate to have a community leader like Thad Rieder who has the governor’s confidence to take him along to New York City to renew the pitch for the mitten state.

If you count yourself among those who have long lamented that the hours didn’t match up with your chance to hit the popular Harbor Dogs & Sliders to grab some goodness, your wish has finally come true. New expanded hours and Saturdays have been added into the mix by the owners and operators there, giving you that long-awaited chance. Kim & Rod Curley, Elton Mann and Anthony Orlando launched Harbor Dogs & Sliders in mid-July last year to rousing acclaim, and they’ve been churning them out ever since. Their colorful little emporium of hot dog and slider greatness has been extremely well-received, but folks with short lunch hours who weren’t able to get there have been yearning for longer hours since the beginning.When I ran into the crew at the BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival in St. Joseph, Kim promised some good news and she followed through with the scoop. Harbor Dogs & Sliders, located at 325 W. Main Street in Benton Harbor, will now be open for business Monday through Friday from 10:30am until 6pm and will also add in Saturday hours from 10:30am until 3pm each week. They have also opened the patio outside, and will erect their colorful sunshades. There’s also excellent news on the catering front from Harbor Dogs & Sliders in that you can now arrange to have a Hot Dog & Slider Bar at Graduation Parties this season, through the team’s 325 West Catering Company unit. You can also include pulled pork, backdoor BBQ, Graduation Cakes and more. They have assembled special Graduation Menus that are now available for pickup at the restaurant, or you can e-mail the request for one to harbordogsandsliders@yahoo.com and Kim will get one shot right back to you in a jiffy. If you’re not familiar with the Harbor Dogs & Sliders brand, they are an eclectic bunch with all sorts of hot dog and slider recipes. Take a look at their menu by clicking the link below and check them out. You can also call ahead for take-out opportunities at 269- 252-5030. Up until now the restaurant was exclusively a lunch opportunity, closing down daily at 2:30 and no Saturday option so this is a huge change for existing and future fans who will finally have a chance to check them out for dinner or for a Saturday lunch. Here’s the link: www.harbordogsandsliders.com
The evolution of Travis Struble is a great story, as he continues to wend his way into the lives and times of many happy homeowners and businesses looking for that extra something to make the neighbors wonder where the heck you got your green thumb from. Travis Struble’s story really starts in earnest in the small local town of Millburg, where, at the age of 12, an elderly German lady from the other side of town hired him to do a little yard work. Eventually that led to him maintaining not only her yard, but her garden and other plantings.Not too long after that Mr. Struble’s brother, Dennis, became the first, non-family member, fulltime employee of the de la Foret family at Nature’s Way Landscaping in Stevensville. Just being around Dennis advanced Travis’ strong and unique passion for plants. Even though he handles dozens, if not hundreds, of varieties of plantings in his work, Travis unabashedly declares that his favorites are hydrangeas and Knockout Roses. His role as The English Gardener was launched in 1984 when he provided maintenance service to many clients across the region. That continued until 1995 when he entered the world of landscape design and installation.In 2004 he broke off into both landscape work and began his own retail nursery. Now, he’s somewhat returning to his roots by returning his full attention to design and installation work, where he has the majority of his experience. Because of his extensive experience, Travis offers a full 2-year guarantee on all of his plants and his workmanship, taking extreme pride in the quality of his work. One of the true advantages he has, after working the retail nursery industry for a decade, Travis has developed a strong network of vendors who provide him the opportunity to literally hand pick the very best for his clientele. With his connections, his knowledge, and his meticulous attention to detail, clients are typically amazed at the quality of the plantings he can bring to a project. He tells me, “With the thousands of plants I get to choose from each time, I can pick nothing but the very best for my clients.” Mr. Struble pays particularly close attention, as well, to the hybrid growers who are constantly working overtime to develop new products and he follows closely to find unique new plants that some other places might never have access to. Now known as The English Gardener Landscape Design, you can contact Travis by phone at 269-470-6622, or you can follow his latest projects, offerings and more online through his Facebook fan page which is linked below. Best of all, Travis Struble and The English Gardener Landscape Design offer 100-percent satisfaction on every project. Take a look at what he has to offer clients every today: facebook.Com/pages/The-English- GardenerDesign-and-InstallationQuality-Work- Done-With-Pride/570422959721110?fref=ts

Ever since Helen Fasano had to depart her inaugural home for The Petz Carlton on the periphery of Harbor Shores, she’s been anxious to find the perfect place to relocate her doggie-daycare business.She has finally struck gold and is now heralding the impending arrival of both The Petz Carlton and Healing Paws Therapy Dogs at 113 Hawthorne Avenue in St.Joseph.Helen tells me that she has signed the lease and officially takes over the property on Monday, but will be performing a bit of a makeover before officially opening at that site on the south side of the city in late June. The new Petz Carlton site has a large outside place space for dogs that is half cement and half grass, and big blue pools for lots of great summertime fun. Additionally, there is a huge indoor space for training and this will mark the first official Healing Paws office space since inception. The Healing Paws project has grown exponentially over the past 36-months and is routinely utilized by Lakeland HealthCare, PACE, the Sonya Ansari School for Autism, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor, and a new pilot program launched this month in Niles, working with autistic adults. The new Petz Carlton will also feature a small retail shop with “fun jewels” for the puppies and kitties, and by the end of summer will also add grooming capabilities. Plans are underway for a small open house for people to stop by on Thursday, June 25th and more details on that will be forthcoming. Congratulations, Helen, on acquiring a great new space for The Petz Carlton and Healing Paws Therapy Dogs. If you’d like to reach Helen you can do so by dialing 269-934-7389. You can also track the progress online with The Petz Carlton Facebook fan page. Look for the sign at 113 Hawthorne in St.Joe.

Samrosetta Hardnett is certainly not new to the stying salon business, but she is brand new to the world of salon ownership and she hopes that you’ll join her in the heart of downtown Benton Harbor at her new Beyond Basics Salon at 88 West Main Street in the central business district. Hardnett cut the ribbon recently on her new full-service salon with the assistance of the Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance and her mentors and guides from the WBC, SCORE of Southwest Michigan and the blessing of the City of Benton Harbor. Samrosetta has been engaged in the beauty industry for 25 years and a licensed hair stylist for 15 of those years. It was her long-running experience in tandem with her passion for people that led her to the decision to take up the recent POWER classes offered at Cornerstone and then establish her own salon in the city. She worked with the Small Business Services team and the WBC to get her business launched following her 11-week studies.She told those in attendance at the ribbon-cutting, “The guidance and expertise that I have received from the Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services and Women’s Business Center has been tremendous.” She added, “The workshops and resources they offer are invaluable to anyone starting a business.” Hardnett’s mission at Beyond Basics is to “Revive, Renew and Relax.” She offers an array of services including haircuts for men, women and children, textures, perm waves, relaxers, straighteners, full-head weaves, shampoo, blow-dry, and conditioning treatments. Additionally the new salon offers hair color treatments, highlights and manicures. You will find the new salon at 88 West Main Street across the street from Abonmarche Consultants, with hours of 7am to 7pm Tuesday through Saturday by appointment, however walk-ins are welcome. You can learn more or get your questions answered by dialing Beyond Basics at 269-363-4555.

That’s it for this week. See you Saturday right here in MailMax and online 24/7 at www.MoodyontheMarket.com .

Pat Moody
Morning Radio Personality
WSJM Radio
moody@wsjm.com
(269) 925-1111

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