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What Do You See? October 30, 2010 Photo of the Week -Page 2 Moody on The Market Moody Pat Five years ago…a couple of friends teamed up to create a new business in Michigan’s Great Southwest that was ded-icated to providing highly creative and func-tional solutions for clients looking for an architectural design team centered on a col-laborative design approach. Arvin Delacruz and Jeff Anglemyer launched Arkos Design in 2005 and anchored their firm with a depth of experience in innovative design and project management that is clearly evident in every project that they have had a hand in. And…they have had a hand in many stunning projects! Aquick scan of their portfolio upon this 5th Anniversary in business from their quirky and eclectic offices in downtown Niles, reflects excellence at every turn. Their marquee projects include work for Madeleva Hall at Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, the Innovation Café and multiple renova-tions for Zimmer, Incorporated, the IronWorks Restaurant on Kamm Island in Mishawaka, the South Bend Clinic, the St. Joseph County Public Library in German Township, the Eddy Street Commons across from the University of Notre Dame, and the grand new entrance plaza at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac. Those are, however, just a few of their accomplishments in a relatively short life span to date. They have extensive experience with multiple architectural and landscape architectural projects for Notre Dame’s Stayer Center for Executive Education, and substantial work on senior housing projects, private executive-style residential develop-ment and beyond. The team at Arkos is more than just a couple of draftsmen wielding com-passes. They have a full-service design firm laden with Architects, Interior Designers and Landscape Architects. They make it a habit to work in a team-oriented environment with decisions being made as a group rather through some hierarchy. They seek out and respect design talents regardless of individual discipline, and that truly fosters the tight-knit office environment that is readily evident to everyone who walks through their door at 111 East Main Street in downtown Niles. Their Continued on page 9 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 Inserts & Promotions Martin’s Super Market Harding’s of St. Joseph At Home Real Estate Guide Entertainment Pgs 9,10,11 Classifieds 14-18 www.MailMaxOnline.com Volume 11, Ver. 44 s in M Postal Customer POSTMASTER: Please deliver on October 23, 2010

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Five years ago…a couple of friends teamed up to create a new business in Michigan’s Great Southwest that was dedicated to providing highly creative and functional solutions for clients looking for an architectural design team centered on a collaborative design approach. Arvin Delacruz and Jeff Anglemyer launched Arkos Design in 2005 and anchored their firm with a depth of experience in innovative design and project management that is clearly evident in every project that they have had a hand in. And…they have had a hand in many stunning projects! A quick scan of their portfolio upon this 5th Anniversary in business from their quirky and eclectic offices in downtown Niles, reflects excellence at every turn. Their marquee projects include work for Madeleva Hall at Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, the Innovation Café and multiple renovations for Zimmer, Incorporated, the IronWorks Restaurant on Kamm Island in Mishawaka, the South Bend Clinic, the St.<br /> <br /> Joseph County Public Library in German Township, the Eddy Street Commons across from the University of Notre Dame, and the grand new entrance plaza at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac. Those are, however, just a few of their accomplishments in a relatively short life span to date. They have extensive experience with multiple architectural and landscape architectural projects for Notre Dame’s Stayer Center for Executive Education, and substantial work on senior housing projects, private executive-style residential development and beyond. The team at Arkos is more than just a couple of draftsmen wielding compasses. They have a full-service design firm laden with Architects, Interior Designers and Landscape Architects. They make it a habit to work in a team-oriented environment with decisions being made as a group rather through some hierarchy. They seek out and respect design talents regardless of individual discipline, and that truly fosters the tight-knit office environment that is readily evident to everyone who walks through their door at 111 East Main Street in downtown Niles. Their<br /> <br /> Reputation for excellence in client relationships has earned the crew at Arkos Design an inordinately high level of repeat business and dedicated referrals. The company has enjoyed robust growth in their five years on the job, and has fully embraced sustainability through green practices that has resulted in a number of their staff earning LEED Accredited Professional certification. With the outstanding portfolio you will find online at www.arkosdesigninc.com perhaps the only thing that will leave you scratching your head (as I did mine) is how much of their business has been south of the state line. You can reach the Arkos team at 269-683-0000. Happy Anniversary, Arkos! Best of luck as your good fortune continues.<br /> <br /> Loss of the late great Morning Glory Market last November…get ready for an encore with a twist. Lola Yost, who owned and operated the health food store near I-94 and Niles Road, tells me that she is finalizing lease arrangements with Tim & Donna Moynihan for space in their Sheffield Building on Pipestone in downtown Benton Harbor. With a goal to be up and running in that space sometime next month, Lola says that this time the shop will be on a dramatically smaller scale, but will still offer a very similar selection of goods to that which she previously offered. The new store will be called Morning Glory Organics. Lola says she is very excited to get back to doing what she loves most and providing the community with a much-needed service. You can reach Ms. Yost with questions at 269-277-1956 or by email at lolayost@hotmail.com. Stay tuned for more.<br /> <br /> If you are looking for high risk automobile insurance coverage, then you might want to look to Look. That’s right, Ken Kendall’s new agency is aptly named Look Insurance. Offering savings of upwards of $50 per month for even clients with less-thanstellar driving records, Kendall’s new agency was licensed in September and operates daily out of his new office at 1442 E. Napier Avenue in Benton Harbor. Kendall has an aggressive business plan, wherein he is projecting the opening of some 10 to 12 franchise offices over the next decade. He recently told reporters that he selected Benton Harbor because of, “The hometown feeling here. People speak, and you can walk up and down the street and feel comfortable.” To learn more, you can reach Ken at 269-925-2600.<br /> <br /> The Overflow Christian Community Development Association (OCCDA) has<br /> <br /> Swung open the doors onto a massive new store in the former K-Mart Plaza behind Applebee’s Restaurant in Benton Township. The name of the new shop is the Mosaic Resale & Resource Center. It’s not just a name, though, because the 7,000 square foot store is, in fact, both a resale store and a family resource center focused on strengthening families for success. Co-Executive Director Stefanie Sawyer tells me that they are one of two programs run by the OCCDA. The other is called Harbor Shine Landscape & Snow Removal, which is a youth employment and mentoring business. Mosaic plows all of the profits from their store directly back into supporting the growing ministries of OCCDA. The center is not only a retail store, it is also equipped with a living room in which visitors can enjoy free Wi-Fi, a free cup of coffee and quality clothing, furniture, housewares, and more. You’ll find them “in the house” Tuesday through Friday from 10am until 7pm, and Saturdays from 9am until 3pm. Feel free to stop by, and please understand that they also accept donated items for those looking to feel good about being a part of empowering the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph community.<br /> <br /> Also on the resale front, the team at Bridges to Digital Excellence recently cut the ribbon on their new eThrift Store at 175W. Main Street in downtown Benton Harbor. In essence, the crew at BDE has expanded their recycling operations to include reselling usable electronics. The group’s boss, Doug Chapman says that in the recycling industry, the most responsible form of recycling is reusing. The new eThrift Store is open weekdays during normal business hours, and is operated by sales associate Lori King. Check it out when you get a chance.<br /> <br /> We helped cut the ribbon last weekend on the return of Anytime Fitness of Stevensville, as Katherine Meek and her crew hosted a grand re-opening of their new facility at 5643 Cleveland Avenue in Lincoln Township. The 24-hour co-ed fitness franchise was recently forced out of its previous home to make room for the construction of the MailMax for Michigan’s Great Southwest New Martin’s Supermarket in Stevensville. Right now, the colorful new center is located behind the old Martin’s store, but once the new supermarket is completed and the old unit torn down, you will get a great view of the new strip center at the back of the property. If you’d like to learn more, stop by the bright, shiny new center or call Katherine at 429-1222. Congratulations, Katherine!<br /> <br /> Kimberly DeFields opened her new Holistic Foundations Personal Growth Services last spring, but was limited in the number of clients she was able to handle at that time. Now, she is ready for her Grand Opening on Thursday, November 4th from 9am until noon and again from 3 until 7pm. You’ll find Kimberly’s center in the Fister Real Estate Building at 815 Main Street, Suite 4A in St. Joseph. Her service provides a unique array including hypnotherapy for personal growth, phobias, relaxation and the like, surgical and healing support, life coaching, and energy psychology. She also offers holistic tutoring, which can be beneficial to any student, but was particularly developed for those with ADD/ADHD, and other issues. Kimberly holds a degree in Psychology and several professional certifications, and she hopes to see you at the Grand Opening event this week. You can call her at 269-408-8773.<br /> <br /> Lakeshore High School will be the site of the hugely successful Halloween Safety Zone tomorrow night (Halloween Night) from 6 until 7:30pm in the parking lot at Al Stockman Stadium at Cleveland Avenue and John Beers Road in Stevensville. More than 1200 kids showed up last year as the Event gets bigger all the time. Costumed children travel from “trunk to trunk” of participating family cars with a trophy being awarded to the Best Decorated Trunk, and street entertainment for those in line. To learn more go to www.lakeshoreplace.org.<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, Dr. Neal Smith and Dr. Ryan Thomas of Bridgman Family Dental Care are asking your consideration in helping your kids to select a few of their favorite snacks and then turning in the rest of their candy for a nice cash prize in The Great Halloween Candy Buy Back! That event, on Monday, November 1st from 4 until 6pm, will take place at their offices at 9151 Red Arrow Highway in Bridgman. Kids 12 and under are invited to cash-in unopened candy at the rate of $1-dollar per pound, with a 5-pound maximum, with the bought-back candy then being shipped by the dentists to overseas troops in the U.S. Military. Kids will also be rewarded with a free toothbrush and a goody bag while supplies last. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to participate. Last year the event generated nearly 420 pounds of candy sent to our troops. You can learn more at www.napdentistry.com.<br /> <br /> Speaking of our troops, don’t forget that Lest We Forget will host the annual Patriotic Concert on the Mendel Main Stage next Sunday, November 7th at 2pm. Doors open at 1:30pm and this 5th annual event will feature the talents of the Southshore Concert Band under the direction of Dale Reuss. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door, or $5 for students 18 and under. You can get them from Lest We Forget members, or at Martins Supermarket in St. Joseph or the Mendel Center Box Office. The next night, John Register, Director of the U.S. Olympic Paralympics program will deliver a presentation on “Hurdling Adversity” in the group’s Patriot Speaker Series at Lake Michigan College at 7pm on Monday, November 8th.<br /> <br /> How good are you at sticking a dollar bill to the ceiling tiles at Keeler Keg & Kitchen? Take a fistful of dollars with you to the popular eatery at the corner of Territorial Road and CR 687 in Keeler this whole week and help raise money for the Sister Lakes<br /> <br /> Business Association who will use the funds to help local families during the holidays. From now through November 7th, the restaurant and bar will feature daily games and prizes, unique food and drink specials and more. Take along non-perishable food donations and earn a free appetizer. The food donations will go to the food pantry in Hartford. On the 7th, a “Take Down Party” will cap the event with the removal of the dangling donations. Hope you can help out this great cause, the “Stick Up for Kids!”<br /> <br /> That’s all the time and space again this week, kids. Have a great Halloween Weekend, party safe, watch out for the kids, and shop locally, as always! See you next Saturday, right here in MailMax!

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