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Moody On The Market

Pat Moody

When the fishing industry tanked in the Indonesian island nation of Bali, aging fishing boats were literally just dragged ashore and left in heaps along the water’s edge. Virtually all of them were hand-crafted from teakwood, and -- while colorfully painted in true island fashion -- they simply turned into salvage. Now...year’s later and thousands of miles away, virtually every stick of wooden furniture inside the amazing new Clifford’s Coffee Canal in downtown Benton Harbor is comprised of reclaimed Bali boats, re-purposed into tables, chairs, wall hangings and even the front counter where you order your favorite espresso, macchiato, latte, or other beverage at one of the coolest, most relaxing and eclectic coffee houses anywhere in the region. Ken Clifford is the owner and operator of this soaring three-story paradise overlooking the long time Benton Harbor Ship Canal along Main Street, directly across the street from the Whirlpool Riverview Campus and hundreds of potential new customers. His daughter, Mary Clifford is the Manager at Clifford’s Coffee Canal where you place your order at the ground floor counter and then wind your way to your favorite little corner whether that’s inside at the colorful tables, on the canal-side deck at the water’s edge, or high atop the rooftop gardens with umbrella tables and a first class view of the canal and its myriad sailboat masts, and beyond to The Inn at Harbor Shores. It has been a considerable journey for Mr. Clifford and company, with construction and permitting taking three years or better at 619 W. Main Street in Benton Harbor. In fact, his original plan was to tag the place as Clifford’s Botanical Cafe & Garden. While his amazing array of floral greenery is shared at every turn of your gaze, it’s the beverages, upcoming menu, and the ambience that are the superstars in this grand equation. Even as the project took three years to complete, it was several years in the planning stages before that, dating back to when Clifford’s Perrenial & Vine business was the original landscaper for the gateway entrances to the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Club at Harbor Shores. He and his wife also created the living roof at the Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone at the Silver Beach Carousel building below the bluff in St. Joseph. His greenery is all cultivated and cared for some 40-miles away in Paw Paw, and customers of the new Clifford’s Coffee Canal who spy something growing in a pot or planter who would like to buy something along those lines can place orders to get great landscaping plants for their own home or garden. Ken’s private home with his wife Connie is on the second level of the three-story tower and, as such, is not accessible to patrons of the coffee shop. However, private parties can lease either the first or third levels for private events and the kitchen crew can cater the event for you as well. Seating on the ground level is available for some 42 guests and another 32 can find a place to sit in the rooftop garden space. Baristas Tracy & Alex will craft your beverage while Chef P.J. handles kitchen duties at the new coffee shop and diner. An outstanding array of breads and pastries can be found in the house daily from the ovens of Bit of Swiss Bakery in Stevensville. For now, there is no table service at Clifford’s Coffee Canal. You simply place your order at the counter and then take your treats to the table of your choice upstairs or down. Tye Saunders of Plainwell is the master craftsman who created several logo table tops and the exterior signage for the new coffee shop. Surrounded by the greenery, the water’s edge, the eclectic furnishings, great aromas emanating from the kitchen, the peaceful setting of the new Coffee Canal is already drawing rave reviews from early-adopters. You can join them, and you’ll find the shop open 6:30am until 3:30pm Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 7:30am until 2:30pm. Sandwiches, smoothies, pastries and other offerings are being tested now to determine which will be the most popular as the kitchen rolls out new offerings down the line. A new website is being crafted and will be released soon. In the meantime, keep tabs on specials and more on their Facebook fan page.

With the apple harvest not far off at all, the crew at Benton Harbor-based KitchenAid is teaming up with Iron Chef Geoffery Zakarian as well as Food Network and Food Network Magazine for their first-ever hashtag-based social media challenge to celebrate culinary creativity and innovation through the timeless ingredient of the apple. Beginning immediately and running through September 14th, the KitchenAid Apple Challenge invites cooks to create an original recipe using an apple as a primary ingredient, and share a photo and description of their recipe using #KitchenAidContest on Twitter or Instagram, or upload it at FoodNetwork.com/AppleChallenge. Eligible participants can win a private cooking lesson with Chef Zakarian, a new suite of black stainless appliances from KitchenAid and the opportunity to have their winning recipe appear in a future issue of Food Network Magazine. Beth Robinson is Senior Manager of Brand Experience for KitchenAid. She tells us, “We’re always looking for new and engaging ways to inspire and challenge our social media communities.” She adds, “Seeing the imaginative ways that cooks use our products is the most gratifying part of developing and launching them.” Four semi-finalists will be chosen to fly to New York City to compete in a cook-off judged by Chef Zakarian. The winner of the challenge will receive a new KitchenAid multi-door refrigerator, double wall oven, fully integrated dishwasher, gas cooktop or range, ventilation hood and the brand’s iconic stand mixer, as well as a private cooking class with Chef Zakarian. Robinson says, “Joining forces with Food Network, Food Network Magazine and Chef Zakarian allows us to tap into the creative energy of a broad base of fans. We’re expecting great participation and lots of new twists on cooking and baking with apples.” To enter, you must submit a photo and description of your original apple dish on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #KitchenAidContest, The deadline is September 14th.

In my former role as head of the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce, it was always amazing and somewhat mystifying to me when I discovered manufacturing companies procuring items from suppliers half-way across the nation or better when a comparable, perhaps cheaper or even better option was literally several miles away. It was always rewarding to link those in need with those providing solutions right here in our own backyard. Fortunately, Cornerstone Alliance is rolling out exactly that sort of opportunity this fall through a first-class Buyer’s Summit at Harbor Shores. Berrien County’s premiere economic development organization is partnering with Pure Michigan Business Connect in early October to host the Michigan’s Great Southwest Buyer’s Summit at The Inn at Harbor Shores. Pure Michigan Business Connect is a public- private initiative developed by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. On October 8, 2015, Cornerstone Alliance will host the invitation- only summit designed to connect buyers representing companies in Michigan’s Great Southwest with Michigan-based suppliers. The buyer’s summit is a targeted experience aimed at helping Michiganbased procurement teams to meet price-competitive, quality-driven Michigan suppliers and satisfy current and future needs. Businesses who will be meeting with suppliers at this summit represent defense, education, healthcare, hospitality, and manufacturing disciplines. During the event, buyers will be active in securing solutions for a variety of their specific needs as they meet face-to-face with potential suppliers. Greg Vaughn is Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Business Development at Cornerstone Alliance. He tells us, “Strengthening our state’s supply chain by pairing buyers with suppliers in this format is a great opportunity for keeping the dollars within the State of Michigan.” He adds, “We want Berrien County businesses to minimize procurement costs, as they meet and develop relationships with Michiganbased suppliers. We are delighted to facilitate these match-making introductions through this event.” The Cornerstone Alliance Business Development team has secured the needs of the buyers. The Pure Michigan Business Connect team has now opened the application to suppliers throughout Michigan. Suppliers are encouraged to complete an online application at the link below. Applications are being accepted through September 6, 2015. Supplier applications will be reviewed by the PMBC team, and matched up to the buyer companies’ needs. Those supplier companies that meet the procurement criteria will receive an invitation from the PMBC by mid to late September. For additional information, you can contact Cornerstone Alliance at 269-925-6100 or by email at info@cstonealliance.org.

It’s not only one of the coolest and most colorful sights along the Lake Michigan shore each summer, it’s also one of the biggest sailing parties in the entire region...and it’s just a few short weeks away as summer begins to fade. It’s the Tri-State Regatta hosted by the St. Joseph River Yacht Club. Coming over the Labor Day holiday weekend, the Tri-State is one of the great sailing traditions on Lake Michigan. The big event begins on the Friday of Labor Day weekend when hundreds of sailors and more than a hundred sailboats depart Chicago’s Columbia Yacht Club for the race across the lake. The annual ritual has boats arriving in the St. Joe harbor anytime from about midnight Friday until around noon on Saturday, all depending on the weather, lake conditions and wind speeds. Arrival times are typically based on the size of the craft, weather conditions and the skill of the crew involved, but handicaps are also taken into account so that smaller craft have an equal opportunity to exhibit their own crew’s prowess. On Saturday of the Labor Day weekend, the City of St. Joseph, St. Joseph Today and the St. Joseph River Yacht Club all open their arms to embrace the visiting sailors to enjoy an afternoon at the club and around town, wandering the brick-lined streets of the city’s central business district, the sailing festival along the Margaret B. Upton Arboretum where many of the sailboats dock and raft off of one another, and along Lake Bluff Park for the Farmers Market and other events. There will also be a volleyball tournament at the nearby Tiscornia Beach. Then, too, depending on the roughness of the ride, some will just hunker down for a while to recover from the rigors of the race. The race from Chicago to St. Joe is administered by the Columbia Yacht Club in Chicago, in partnership with the SJ River Yacht Club. The current format, with the Friday night race to St. Joseph, a Sunday race to Michigan City and a Labor Day return to Chicago, has been in place for well over 70 years now. The Michigan City Yacht Club sponsors the second leg, and the Jackson Park Yacht Club sponsors the race back home. Some of the earliest competitive sailing between the Columbia and St. Joseph Yacht Club fleets date back to the early 1900s. All of the yacht clubs have noted that the long relationship between the clubs is sincerely valued. Typically about a dozen or so boats from St. Joseph travel to the historic Columbia site to compete in the race. The St. Joseph River Yacht Club sponsors the annual party said by many to be “the best regatta party on the Great Lakes.” It is open to the public for everyone to enjoy on Saturday, September 5th. It’s one of only three occasions annually when the club is open to non-members. The day starts at 7am with an all you can eat pancake breakfast. Burgers and hotdogs are available at noon. There will be a fantastic dinner of grilled steak, chicken or vegetarian from 6pm until 9pm. The entertainment starts with Mike Talbot out at the Rhumbline Bar from 2 until 3pm. The popular band Libido Funk Circus takes the main stage from 8pm until midnight for a great night of music and dancing. Food and drink tickets can be purchased at the door. The party takes place rain or shine under the big top.

The entire SJ River Yacht Club party is driven by volunteers who donate many hours to assure the celebration maintains its reputation as the coolest place to be on a hot Labor Day weekend. The crowds of people that come to see the boats and enjoy the overall atmosphere each year help shape a great evening for everyone. The Yacht Club is located at 1 Lighthouse Lane in St. Joseph on the north side of the St. Joseph River.

That’s it for this week, kids. 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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