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of St. Joseph Sale Dates: Aug 8 Thru Aug 14, 2010 Sale Price Effective Monday, Aug 9 through Sunday, Aug 15 This Weekend Visit the 2010Parade of Homes MailMax on page 7 CLASSIFIEDS Pages 10-14 ..Pg 9 Moody on The Market Pat Moody When Jack Nicklaus tees it up this com-ing week with his long time friends and com-petitors Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, and Johnny Miller, he will have plenty of com-pany along for the ride. By the time you add in the various volunteer marshals, security folks, golf officials and others to the 2,500 ticket-holding spectators, there will be nearly 3,000 people on hand to witness history in the making with the Official Grand Opening of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Harbor Shores. Most of those fans will be visiting the Harbor Shores Resort for a Day near the club’s first tee and driving range. I bring this to your attention because I want to publicly thank the tremendous out-pouring of support for this project by mem-bers of the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce. As most of you know, my day job after I get off the air at WSJM Radio is running the Chamber side of the house at Cornerstone. We teed up an opportunity for our members to be a part of the “welcoming effort” for the huge Champions for Change Skins Game this week. The Chamber ordered 3,000 recyclable tote bags for distri-bution at the Resort for a Day site, and invited members to ride along inside that tote with coupons, offers, and other gifts for the spectators at the big event. Our members clearly rose to the occasion, giving us the Herculean task of assembling more than 40 items into those 3,000 gift bags. These are the folks who jumped on board with us: South Shore Health & Racquet Club, EVE, Scott Berry Promotions, Petersen Computer Consulting, VonTobel Lumber & Hardware, WSJM Radio, Competitive Continued on page 8 Your Good News Paper. www.MailMaxOnline.com Vote for Your Favorite Photo Caption Online! visit www.MailMaxOnline.com The Doublemutt Twins Happy faces all around at the Save-A-Stray Adoption Day. Photo by Darlene Miller St. Jospeh Please send your favorite horizontal photo with a brief description to MailMax at 2202 Plaza Drive, Benton Harbor, MI 49022 or email attached photo to Photos@FarAhead.com ATTN: MAIL SUBMISSIONS: If you would like your photo(s) returned, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your photo submission. For further information on the 2010 Parade of Homes contact the Southwestern Michigan Home Builders Association at (269) 473-5035 Or visit our website at www.SWMHBA.com Aug 7, 2010 Read all about it inside today’s Postal Customer POSTMASTER: Please deliver on Aug 7, 2010

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When Jack Nicklaus tees it up this coming week with his long time friends and competitors Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, and Johnny Miller, he will have plenty of company along for the ride. By the time you add in the various volunteer marshals, security folks, golf officials and others to the 2,500 ticket-holding spectators, there will be nearly 3,000 people on hand to witness history in the making with the Official Grand Opening of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Harbor Shores. Most of those fans will be visiting the Harbor Shores Resort for a Day near the club’s first tee and driving range. <br /> <br /> I bring this to your attention because I want to publicly thank the tremendous outpouring of support for this project by members of the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce. As most of you know, my day job after I get off the air at WSJM Radio is running the Chamber side of the house at Cornerstone. <br /> <br /> We teed up an opportunity for our members to be a part of the “welcoming effort” for the huge Champions for Change Skins Game this week. The Chamber ordered 3,000 recyclable tote bags for distribution at the Resort for a Day site, and invited members to ride along inside that tote with coupons, offers, and other gifts for the spectators at the big event. <br /> <br /> <br /> Our members clearly rose to the occasion, giving us the Herculean task of assembling more than 40 items into those 3,000 gift bags. These are the folks who jumped on board with us: South Shore Health & Racquet Club, EVE, Scott Berry Promotions, Petersen Computer Consulting, VonTobel Lumber & Hardware, WSJM Radio, Competitive Edge, Williamson Employment Services, All Eyes, Best Way Disposal, Honor Credit Union, Papa Vino’s Italian Kitchen, HoneyBaked Ham & Café, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph Public Schools, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Lakeshore Shell, Splash Photography with Tucker, United Federal Credit Union, Gift Basket Classics, Chemical Bank, Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club, CORE Real Estate, Southwest Michigan Tourist Council, Lake Michigan College, Sport Fit Athletics, Kilwin’s Chocolate Fudge & Ice Cream Shop, City of St. Joseph, Harbortown Concierge, Wightman & Associates, Einstein Consulting & Executive Coaching, Coldwell Banker Advantage Real Estate, Perennial Accents, Budget Blinds, JR Walters Resources, Cassava Latin American Cuisine, Jaqua Realtors, Sound Advice, and Silver Beach Carousel. What’s especially gratifying is the fact that there was a very short ramp on the preparation for the concept, and these folks and their vendors helped to make it happen on a very fast turn-around. With everything from coupons for free rounds of golf to calendar magnets, pens, tape measures, and other great offers, guests of the tournament will get a treasure trove from the Chamber and its members this week.<br /> <br /> Thanks for the outstanding support!<br /> <br /> Watching good golf being played has a tendency to drive spectators to seek out their own opportunity to chase the little white ball…and there are a couple of upcoming opportunities for you to do just that and benefit others in the process.<br /> <br /> The Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan will host their 2nd Annual Charity Outing this coming Friday, August 7th at Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club in Benton Harbor.<br /> <br /> The organization will host an 8am shotgun start and costs just $300 per team. Edgewater Bank’s Bobbi Smith is working publicity for the event, and hopes to top the 10 teams that participated last year in the inaugural event. You can call Steve at 757-2426 if you’d like to play or help out this great cause.<br /> <br /> A little more than a month later…Lake Michigan Hills will play host to the Annual Soup Kitchen Classic, benefitting the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen’s efforts. Friday, September 10th is the date of the big event, and the crew is also looking for hole-sponsors and gift donors in addition to seeking players for the outing. It is a major fundraiser to help serve hot meals daily to the hungry in our community.<br /> <br /> Cost to play in the event is $75 per player, and you can learn more by contacting Ken Clark at 927-8174 or Debbie Gillespie at 926-4293. It’s always a fun tournament, and they hope to have you sign on today!<br /> <br /> Coming soon to downtown Benton Harbor: Murfee’s Boutique! By the middle of the month, expect to find Ethel Golliday in the house at 82 W. Main Street in the city with ladies fashions, specializing in extra style for plus-size women. She will also offer smaller sizes…and plans to be open Tuesday through Friday from 10:30am until 6:30pm, Saturdays from 10:30 til 4:30, and closed Sundays and Mondays. I’ll keep you posted on her planned opening about mid-August. Stay tuned!<br /> <br /> When the summer of 2010 draws to a conclusion, so will the long and satisfying career of St. Joseph Attorney Creighton Klute. Klute, who has been a partner in the law firm of Klute Miller Johnson for many years, will wrap up his 38-year legal career on October 1st when he retires to the sidelines. His partners, Mark Miller and John Johnson will continue the practice, and welcome into the fold Rein Schroeder, whose specialty has covered estate and succession plans for clients in both Indiana and Michigan. Creig tells clients that he and his wife hope to enter a new chapter in service as they leave the law. Congratulations, Creig…and best wishes for a long and restful retirement.<br /> <br /> Studio I, a local business that has been serving local cancer survivors for more than 20-years has just taken a quantum leap in the growth of their business, thanks to a once in a lifetime opportunity afforded them in Northern Indiana.<br /> <br /> Studio I is owned and operated by Sharie Conard, and specializes in hair and breast prosthetics and mastectomy apparel for those undergoing cancer treatments. In June of this year, Michiana Hematology-Oncology group of Northern Indiana invited Sharie to open a branch location in their all new, state-of-the-art, cancer treatment center in Mishawaka. That new 50,000-square foot facility is nearing completion across from the new St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. The new center opens for business this coming Monday, and inside will be Studio I with the same look and feel of their current location in St. Joseph. In addition to that facility, Sharie’s crew will also service the group’s five other regional cancer centers through satellite operations in each facility. Those facilities are in South Bend, Elkhart, Plymouth, LaPorte, and in Niles here in Michigan. Needless to say, Studio I is extremely excited, honored and humbled by the trust being placed in them through this substantial new enterprise. Shari assures us all that even though they are growing into a regional powerhouse, they will continue to serve the local community from their current site on Paulmar Avenue in St. Joe. Congratulations on your meteoric growth this year!<br /> <br /> The crew at Keller Williams Realty has taken another step into the electronic age with a new mobile application that will allow potential buyers to find real estate listings on a smart phone. Additionally, utilizing an Open House Search, buyers can find open houses while traveling in their car, can send an agent a text message directly from their electronic listing, and access property searches at www.mobile.kw.com. Give it a whirl while you’re out and about. Incidentally, the crew at Keller Williams is congratulating associate Fred Fahrberger for being voted a “Culture Icon.” So what does that mean? A Culture Icon is defined as someone who continuously goes above and beyond to help other agents, and exhibits upstanding character with honesty and integrity. Fred has to be deeply honored, inasmuch as it was fellow associates at the KW Market Center who voted for him. Nice work, Fred!<br /> <br /> The folks at Muday’s Sewing Center in St. Joseph measure up to those standards as well, at least in the eyes of MailMax reader Sandra Thurlow. Sandra tells me that every time she uses Muday’s for sewing machines or vacuum cleaners she is very thankful that we have such competent and caring people in our area. “What a relief to visit them rather than to have to go to another area,” writes Sandra. “I am so glad that they are here both for purchasing and repair, because you can actually try an item out in the store before making your purchase.” That, she contends, isn’t offered by most stores any more.<br /> <br /> Congratulations to the Muday crew on quality of customer service in a race-around world.<br /> <br /> Earl Koch recently moved his family from Texas back to his home region of Michigan’s Great Southwest, and that makes it a big win for Earl and his cousin Jon Koch at City Auto & Tire on Main Street in downtown Benton Harbor. Earl has hired on as Shop Manager at City Auto, and that allows Jon to get back to working full time in the firm’s shop. Earl now handles the day-to-day front of the house operations.<br /> <br /> City Auto & Tire recently returned to its roots at 245 W. Main, across from Wolf’s Marine, making room for the newly expanded 6-Degrees Re-Sale Shop. You can still reach Jon, Earl and the team at 934-9772.<br /> <br /> Once Jon’s got your car up and running again…the folks at Captain Kirk’s Coloma Car Wash want to make it worth your while to visit this weekend’s Coloma Glad-Peach Festival.<br /> <br /> Anytime one of the folks from the car wash is on hand, simply give them a dollar and you’ll get a car wash! As has become tradition, runners in the Saturday morning races will get a free spraydown, and the kids are invited by for free candy while it lasts during the weekend. If you are lucky enough to run into Josh the Attendant, You’ll earn a free car wash. Be on the lookout, though, because he’s not always there. Boaters are also invited to use the car wash to clean their boats when going from one lake environment to another to prevent the spread of zebra mussels!<br /> <br /> New at the car wash, Bay 1 takes debit and credit cards, Bays 2 and 4 accept tokens. Watch for more still to come from the Coloma Car Wash at 131 Washington Street in Coloma.<br /> <br /> There are 11-hundred fire hydrants in Lincoln Township. Trust me…you don’t have to count them, they already have. What they would like for you to consider, however, is helping to paint them. Glenn Youngstedt, the Lincoln Township Volunteer Coordinator, is looking for local residents willing to take on the task of getting all 1,100 of those hydrants painted. The township fire department provides the paint, appropriately dubbed “Lancer Red,” in color.<br /> <br /> They also provide a wire cleaning brush and a paint brush. Glenn and his team are looking for volunteers willing to “adopt” hydrants in their neighborhood to clean and paint. You can reach Glenn at 428-2787 or 861-2886 to sign on to the project. You can also reach him by e-mail at glennyoungstedt@aol.com to arrange for your assignment. They are also encouraging service clubs and other organizations to consider volunteering their time and talent. Neighbors helping neighbors – you have to love it! Give him a call and sign on today!<br /> <br /> From the e-Mailbag: Hello Pat…I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the article you wrote in the June 12th MailMax about my new business. Since then, I have received numerous calls and started to build a repeat customer base. This is Great! I love meeting new people and my goal is to help people as much as I can. Thanks again, Deb Megna, R&D Residential Cleaning & Maintenance. Happy to help get the word out, Deb. Keep up the good work!<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. See you at the Chalk the Block Festival and other great events!<br /> <br /> Have a great weekend!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cstonealliance.org 269-925-6100 ext. 216<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />

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