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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer LUCKY YOU Sign up before March 31, 2016 and pay a joining fee as low as $ 49! racbh.com | 269.927.1129 Paper. News Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on March 19, 2016 March 19, 2016 Moody on The Market Volume 17, Ver. 12 M oody Pat One Hour Could Change Your Life! T hey’re already planning a company outing to Fifth Third Park this summer at Sun Coast Packaging of Sodus , and for employees of their Grand Rapids division they could practically walk to the game thanks to the company’s newest acquisition. The Sodus-based specialty bag and packaging provider now has a new anchor position for their northern tier having closed on a deal to purchase a building virtually in the shadows of Fifth Third Ball Park in Comstock Park north of Grand Rapids. Company President Fred Grams tells me that when Sun Coast Packaging acquired Shapiro Packaging last September, they weren’t certain where the Shapiro employees would land because the building they had been leasing had been sold, leaving them just nine months to find an alternative. He says his crew had eye-balled two options around the Grand Rapids market as leasing options, and in the final stages he took his wife, Anita , along to make a final run-through and ultimately the decision. He says he was almost certain and ready to sign, but Anita wanted to look at the alternative at 4211 Division Avenue in Comstock Park first. One look and she was convinced that the Division Avenue site was superior in every way. As negotiations advanced, the OPMA Properties building was offered for sale as an option to leasing and they sealed the deal. Chip Bowling of X Ventures , a Grand Rapids-based com-mercial brokerage negotiated the deal for Sun Coast with the team from NAI Wisinski of West Michigan , representing OPMA Properties. Sun Coast now owns the 9,333 square foot building in Comstock Park, a couple of blocks from the minor league baseball park along US-131 . Grams says there are currently four people working out of Comstock Park with plans to hire a fifth in the coming weeks, while the Sodus headquar-ters building is host to 26 employees for the growing company. Sun Coast Packaging is a privately held, family-owned company that moved operations to Sodus a couple of years ago from their birthplace in downtown Baroda , expanding at that point from some 5,000 square feet to more than 300,000 square feet at 4125 Pipestone Road in Sodus. They also have warehouse operations elsewhere in Michigan as well as in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Mississippi and Oregon . The company provides bags and packaging for multiple industries including food industry products for dairy, flour, sugar, spices, batter mix, and nutritional addi-tives...the horticulture industry for potting soil and peat moss...the chemical industry...the landscaping industry for decorative rock & stone packaging, mulch and more...even municipalities for lawn and leaf bags and sand bags for flood control. Additionally, they work extensively in the pet and animal food industries, feed & seed applications, beans, grains, and more. Other uses for Sun Coast materials are metal and foundry businesses, plastics, polypropylene and polyethelene resins, fertilizer sellers and the like. Sun Coast acquired Shapiro last fall to add to the product line-up. Shapiro has been an expert in polypropylene woven bags, pro-duce bags for the food industry, and many products for the retail packaging industry from shipping bags to packaging containers for medicine and food. As was the case in the purchase of Shapiro last fall, terms of the deal for the Comstock Park office complex were not disclosed. Learn more about Sun Coast and their exper-tise by going to their website: www.suncoastpkg.com FREE PHYSICIAN SEMINARS State-of-the-Art Hip and Knee Replacements Kenneth Edwards, MD Tuesday, April 26 Niles District Library Thursday, April 28 Vineland Center, St. Joseph Unusual Uterine Bleeding Alissa Conklin, MD Bobbi Brown, CNM, WHNP Wednesday, May 4 Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet A Woman’s Health Journey as She Ages Alissa Conklin, MD Bobbi Brown, CNM, WHNP Thursday, May 26 Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph Robotic Hernia Repairs Craig Kline, MD Roy Winslow, MD Wednesday, June 15 Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph Register for all these seminars online at www.lakelandhealth.org or call (269) 927-5361 Stay Connected 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.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax • Martins Super Markets • Hardings Friendly Market • Ace Hardware • Harbor Freight Tool Unlock Revelation • Tractor Supply • Save-A-Lot Inserts may vary by Zip Code Continued on page 8

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They’re already planning a company outing to Fifth Third Park this summer at Sun Coast Packaging of Sodus, and for employees of their Grand Rapids division they could practically walk to the game thanks to the company’s newest acquisition. The Sodus-based specialty bag and packaging provider now has a new anchor position for their northern tier having closed on a deal to purchase a building virtually in the shadows of Fifth Third Ball Park in Comstock Park north of Grand Rapids. Company President Fred Grams tells me that when Sun Coast Packaging acquired Shapiro Packaging last September, they weren’t certain where the Shapiro employees would land because the building they had been leasing had been sold, leaving them just nine months to find an alternative. He says his crew had eyeballed two options around the Grand Rapids market as leasing options, and in the final stages he took his wife, Anita, along to make a final run-through and ultimately the decision. He says he was almost certain and ready to sign, but Anita wanted to look at the alternative at 4211 Division Avenue in Comstock Park first. One look and she was convinced that the Division Avenue site was superior in every way. As negotiations advanced, the OPMA Properties building was offered for sale as an option to leasing and they sealed the deal. Chip Bowling of X Ventures, a Grand Rapids-based commercial brokerage negotiated the deal for Sun Coast with the team from NAI Wisinski of West Michigan, representing OPMA Properties. Sun Coast now owns the 9,333 square foot building in Comstock Park, a couple of blocks from the minor league baseball park along US-131. Grams says there are currently four people working out of Comstock Park with plans to hire a fifth in the coming weeks, while the Sodus headquarters building is host to 26 employees for the growing company. Sun Coast Packaging is a privately held, family-owned company that moved operations to Sodus a couple of years ago from their birthplace in downtown Baroda, expanding at that point from some 5,000 square feet to more than 300,000 square feet at 4125 Pipestone Road in Sodus. They also have warehouse operations elsewhere in Michigan as well as in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Mississippi and Oregon. The company provides bags and packaging for multiple industries including food industry products for dairy, flour, sugar, spices, batter mix, and nutritional additives... the horticulture industry for potting soil and peat moss...the chemical industry...the landscaping industry for decorative rock & stone packaging, mulch and more...even municipalities for lawn and leaf bags and sand bags for flood control. Additionally, they work extensively in the pet and animal food industries, feed & seed applications, beans, grains, and more. Other uses for Sun Coast materials are metal and foundry businesses, plastics, polypropylene and polyethelene resins, fertilizer sellers and the like. Sun Coast acquired Shapiro last fall to add to the product line-up. Shapiro has been an expert in polypropylene woven bags, produce bags for the food industry, and many products for the retail packaging industry from shipping bags to packaging containers for medicine and food. As was the case in the purchase of Shapiro last fall, terms of the deal for the Comstock Park office complex were not disclosed. Learn more about Sun Coast and their expertise by going to their website: www.suncoastpkg.com

He’s got the perfect name for a parts guy. Bolt. Now, after thirteen years at the helm as site manager, and years of moving a lot of nuts, bolts, fenders and more, Josh Bolt has ratcheted his way to full-tilt ownership of a familiar and historic local business which bears his own name going forward. Since 2002 Josh Bolt managed the original Territorial Road location of August Pohl Auto Wreckers, founded 95 years ago in 1921. Those 13-years in charge were the perfect breeding ground for his takeover last summer when he purchased the 10,000 square foot warehouse from Mike Lieberman who has shifted his focus to a major new recycling center in Berrien Springs. Bolt has re-branded the 6-acre salvage yard and warehouse at 2670 Territorial Road as Josh’s Auto Parts, where he continues to maintain a top quality business in the tradition of August Pohl and company. Josh is a graduate of St. Joseph High School and Michigan State University. He purchased the building, yard and full inventory from Lieberman and opened up shop as Josh’s Auto Parts at mid-summer last year. He tells me that the shop continues to specialize in late model foreign and domestic recycle car parts including engines, transmissions, tires, rotors, doors, fenders, and virtually everything in between. As has been the case for decades, most cars on the premises are purchased through insurance auctions, although Josh also buys cars through private owners as well. While the specialty of the house is late model auto parts, Josh also carries a wide selection of parts for older vehicles and always back their used parts with an industry-standard 30-day standard warranty and the opportunity for nationwide shipping. Josh’s Auto Parts inventory can be viewed online at either of the links below by a simple click through. You’ll find Josh and his crew in the house weekdays from 8am until 5pm and on Saturdays from 8am until noon EST. The phone number at the shop is 269-925-3800. Delivery is available within Berrien County and shipping is available to any other location in the United States. You are encouraged to call regarding delivery, inasmuch as delivery for larger items depends on location and delivery routes. Here’s the link to the online inventory: car-part.com Here’s the link to Josh’s website: www.joshsautoparts.com

Back when the Edgewater neighborhood of St. Joseph was in its infancy, a young woman with a heart of gold stepped up to the plate ready to get a hit. Reality is that young Renee Willemin, now Renee Borah, scored more than a simple hit. She connected for a grand slam with a hugely successful business that continues to grow and thrive in the Edgewater neighborhood, and has always been her style, she’s sharing her 13th Anniversary in business with the entire Great Lakes community. Thirteen years ago this spring, Renee and her colleagues threw open the doors onto the amazing, hip, beautiful decor of her Affinity Salon and Spa, and they’ve never looked back, making continual new advances all along the way. This spring they are hosting a 5K Run/Walk event to benefit The Alliance for the Great Lakes. More on that in a moment. Affinity Salon & Spa in the Edgewater Center at 439 Upton Drive between M-63 and Tiscornia Beach in St. Joseph is a premier full service Aveda Concept Salon offering relaxation and distinctive beauty services literally from head to toe all under one roof. The contemporary design of the Affinity Salon & Spa is home to professionals ready to help you look and feel your very best. Their full slate of services includes hair cutting, coloring, perming, straightening (both permanent & temporary), formal styles, manicures, pedicures, facial & body waxing, skin care, massage and more. You can learn more about Renee’s first-class offerings, products and more with this link: www.affinity-salon-spa. com. Meanwhile, back at the race...Renee is calling it the 2016 Run to Your Mother 5K. The race is a chiptimed 5K Run/Walk with a free 1K fun run for kids on Saturday, April 23, 2016 with the proceeds targeted to the Alliance for the Great Lakes. Here’s a link for information and registration for the big event celebrating Affinity Salon & Spa’s 13th Anniversary in business: runsignup.Com/Race/MI/StJoseph/RunToYourMother5K.

The ever growing presence of the Harbor Shores brand in Michigan’s Great Southwest will pick up a new member of the family this spring in the form of the forthcoming Rise & Vine inside The Inn at Harbor Shores. The best part of that plan could be in the hands of skilled illustrators and/or design artists willing to enter the competition to design a new logo for the shop in the next month. Rise & Vine is slated to become the latest amenity at The Inn at Harbor Shores this spring where facilitators will brew coffee beans by day and offer up sophisticated grapes by night. Management at The Inn at Harbor Shores say that both guests of the resort facility and the public alike will enjoy the new space located on the first floor with access from both the lobby of the hotel itself or a separate entrance leading directly to the parking lot. Rise & Vine is designed to be a coffee shop, a retail space and a wine tasting center where you can sip, sit and savor the beverage of your choice. Interestingly, the successful creator of a new logo for Rise & Vine will enjoy half-priced coffees for a full year there, earn an overnight stay at The Inn at Harbor Shores, $100 in credit toward food & beverages at Plank’s Tavern, the ground floor restaurant at The Inn, and...of course...bragging rights for successful creation of the new logo for years to come. You have until the March 18th deadline to submit your proposed artwork to management at The Inn at Harbor Shores. Before you begin free-handing your potential design, take a look at the rules by clicking the link below as there are standards you will have to meet. The Harbor Shores Resort community continues to grow exponentially in the community of Michigan’s Great Southwest with amenities that include golf, a pro shop, a marina, hotel, banquet & meeting facilities, spa and fitness offerings, multiple private home development neighborhoods, condo options, restaurants and bars, walking trails and more. Here’s the link for the contest rules: www.innatharborshores.com/logocontest.html.

Overflow Church, 300 E. Napier, Benton Harbor has some exciting news they have asked me to share with you. They are having their Resurrection Sunday (Easter Sunday) service at the Mendel Center Mainstage at Lake Michigan College next Sunday, March 27, at 10:30am. (Doors open at 10:00am.). Everyone is invited to this service of praise and worship which will feature a special live performance, live worship band, praise dancers, a message of hope in the Word, and baptisms! Their other exciting news is that, due to steady growth, they need more room! Overflow is expanding to a 3rd Sunday service at a new venue, beginning April 3 at 11:11am. This service will be at Fairplain Presbyterian Church, 210 W. Napier, Benton Harbor. Fairplain Presbyterian Church will graciously share their church home for this new weekly service. Overflow Church will still have two Sunday services at the 300 E. Napier, main campus every Sunday at 9:01am and 11:11am. The new venue at Fairplain Presbyterian will allow them to reach more people through live and video messaging. If anyone has any questions about the Resurrection Sunday service or the new service beginning in April, please call the church office at 269-926-1191.

Andrews University invites the community to attend the 2016 Easter Passion Play taking place on Saturday, March 26th in Berrien Springs. Registration begins at 9:30am and rotations continue every half-hour throughout the day, with the last rotation beginning at 5pm. Spanish rotations will also be offered. Admission is free, but reservations are required. The Passion Play is a 90-minute walking and standing tour that takes place indoors and outdoors and is geared for all ages. Reserve your place now at www.andrews.edu/passionplay. In 2003 the University first presented its Passion Play, and it continued annually until 2013 when it took a brief hiatus due to lack of funding. Thanks to the generosity of several sponsors, the play is now back and ready to transport attendees back in time to follow in the steps of Christ during his life, death and resurrection. Hundreds of volunteers from the campus and community lend their time and talent to making the Passion Play a success. For many it is an enriching experience.

With an ever-increasing footprint in the business, the Michigan winemaking industry was tabbed last year as a “Wine State to Watch.” The impact of the Southwest Michigan Wine Trail continues to grow with new wineries coming on line every year, and now the region will be well-represented in Lansing thanks to a gubernatorial appointment for Baroda Winemaker Matthew Moersch. Governor Rick Snyder has appointed Moersch to the 12-member Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council, and re-appointed three other members of that panel which is housed in the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. In addition to the assignment for Moersch, Snyder re-appointed Michael Brenton of Haslett, a worker’s comp defense attorney; Steve Massie of Grand Rapids, Director of Merchandising of Direct Store Delivery for Meijer; and Taylor Simpson of Lake Leelanau of Good Harbor Vineyards. Moersch is Partner & Senior Manager of Entente Spirits, which owns and operates Round Barn Winery, the Round Barn Public House, and Round Barn Brewery & Distillery. He also is a co-owner of Grape & Grain Tours which was launched in 2012.

That’s it for this week. See you Saturday right here in MailMax!

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

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