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What Do You See? Photo of the Week -Page 2 ws Pa per. Ne Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com December 4, 2010 Volume 11, Ver. 49 forced him to move to 1331 M-139. Now, he is extremely excited to join the renaissance in Benton Harbor, by moving to 136 Pipestone Street, Suite 1. Advanced Tech Center provides computer repairs and serv-ice, phone systems, voicemail and web design. Mr. Tisdale continues his pledge to offer the same great service and low prices to the point of offering to beat any local written estimate. He also offers senior citizen and student discounts, and still performs in-home repair, remote assistance and expert business consultation work for computer networking and phone system configurations. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional and you can reach him at 932-3271 or online at www.advancedtechcenter.net. If you’re looking for a special treat for your family or friends this holiday season, or simply want to jazz up your own holiday party…a couple of local sisters are paving the way for a delicious option with their brand new business, Mimi’s Cupcakes! Apparently, the two sisters were so inspired by their mom’s special butter-cream frost-ings , that they elected to share the delight with others through the sale of these grand gourmet cupcakes by going into business together. Known by the grandchildren as Mimi, the mother of Liz Algyre and Emily Halsey can be justifiably proud of the hard work they have put into the enterprise to date. Thanks to the Cottage Food Law enact-ed earlier this year and the assistance of the Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services staff, they have successfully Continued on page 10 Moody on The Market MOODY Continued from page 1 If it hasn’t already come down, don’t be alarmed when you see the disappearance of the striking black and white awning at About Faces Permanent Cosmetics on Lake Shore Drive in St. Joseph. They are not going out of business. In fact, the exact opposite is true. Owner and Operator Diana Graham tells me that her “cute little building” at the corner of Lake Shore Drive and Howard Avenue is literally bursting at M oody Pat M y friends Jose Serna and Jose Estrada are enjoying unbridled success that has led them to expand their empire into Harbor Country. The two recently celebrat-ed their first year anniversary at Joe’s Café and Breakfast House in the Scottdale Triangle across from Pater’s True Value Hardware Store. Now…they have captured the flag at Pablo’s Café Grill & More at the corner of Red Arrow Highway and Three Oaks Road in Sawyer and added it to their stable of offerings. As a result of the new acquisition, the Jose’s will operate breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant which was once known as Horse Feathers. The Sawyer eatery will retain the same Pablo’s name, but will undergo changes to the Joe’s Café and Breakfast House style of operation under the new guys. The transition to the new team was scheduled to be complete coming into this weekend…and you should find them in the house Monday through Thursday from 8am until 9pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 8 until 10 and Sundays from 8 until 4. The restaurant is located at 12857 Three Oaks Road in Sawyer, and you can reach them by phone at 426-8400. Congratulations, guys…on a great new acquisition and your continued success in the hospitality industry! Meanwhile, Joe’s Café neighbor in Royalton Township is marking a milestone of his own. Andy Pavlopoulos owns Mr. Goody’s Restaurant just down the pike a notch and he is celebrating his 6th Anniversary in business. He will launch the celebration this coming Friday evening, December 10th from 5 until 7pm with a visit by Santa. The diner will be offering specials on their most popular menu items throughout the coming weekend as a part of the celebra-tion. Andy tells me that they are also busy taking orders for holiday party catering, but they can always handle additional orders for lots of things including meatballs and cheesy potatoes that melt in your mouth. They have a host of catering options designed to meet all price points and can handle crowds from 20 to 200 people. Give ‘em a shout and let them work magic for your holiday gathering! Continued on page 9 the seams. The amazing support that Diana has enjoyed in her first year in business cou-pled with her expansion of services in recent months has forced her to seek out new quar-ters to conduct her business. She has done so, and is re-locating to 812 Main Street, Suite 3… a short hop from her inaugural location. She will operate from the stately gray home immediately south of The Star Condominium Building. Her spacious new office has a beautiful glass enclosed atrium that was the original home of Tara Florists many years ago, and later housed the first site of Amy Porritt-Pierce’s business. Because Diana has advanced beyond her original plan to offer just permanent cosmetics, she really needed to find new space. Now she has three private treatment rooms and a classroom area for client informational gatherings in addi-tion to that great atrium. With more space she can conduct open houses and classes for professionals in related fields as well. You will find the atrium entrance to About Faces at the rear of the building with lots of safe and well-lit parking. Diana’s move will allow her to continue to serve clients with the finest in permanent cosmetics, healthy skin for life, and electrolysis permanent hair removal. Congratulations, Diana on your growing enterprise! Also on the move is Michael Tisdale and his Advanced Tech Center. Michael tells me that his outstanding growth in busi-ness has warranted yet another move. He returned back home several years ago to care for his aging mother, and set up operations in his own home at first. Later, growth issues MOODY Continued from page 9 everything in the golf shop of anywhere from 10 to 30-percent. All winter long you can work on your golf game with their new launched their new venture from home. In indoor Vector fitting and simulation sys-essence, they will bake to order gourmet cup-tem. For that matter, you can even take les-cakes in both regular and “mini” sizes with sons this winter! Check it out…and tell Jeff the option of delivery right to your door. that I said “hi!” Among their unique creations you will find Here’s an important heads up for the Willie Wonka, which is a chocolate cup-you…for the first time in decades, a new cake covered with rich chocolate butter-date and location have been chosen for the cream frosting, the Little Miss Sunshine, a 52nd Annual Women’s Service League luscious lemon cupcake covered with lemon Charity Ball! For seemingly forever, the butter-cream frosting, and the Cookies & black tie event has taken place during the Cream , which is an Oreo chocolate cupcake first week of December, however the date for covered with crushed Oreo butter-cream this edition of the grand event is now frosting and topped by an Oreo. The ladies February 5, 2011 at the Cravings hope to “bring you a smile with every bite!” Ballroom (the former Elk’s Lodge) in To check out their offerings, pricing and downtown St. Joseph. All proceeds from place your order, point your browser to the event are earmarked for the Berrien www.mimis-cupcakes.com or contact Liz & County Council for Children , an important Emily at 269-930-1554. Best of luck, ladies! organization that helps kids in need of coun-Here’s a unique opportunity to settle in seling and support. Tickets will go on sale for a little holiday cheer with a special soon, and Dawn Williams tells me that you Candlelight Dinner one week from tonight can find out more on their website at on Saturday, December 11th from 5 until www.womensserviceleague.org for addition-9pm inside the warmth of Expressions Café Inserts & Promotions al information. The event is still definitely on…we just wanted to clarify the date Super Market MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, Inc. change Martin’s for those who were confused or mis-informed. 2202 Plaza Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Harding’s of St. Joseph Looks like the Great Halloween Candy Phone: 269.934.7522 Buy Back was another rousing success this Ace Hardware FAX: 269.934.3297 year in Bridgman. Dr. Neal Smith and his colleague Dr. Ryan Thomas at Bridgman email: publisher@farahead.com At Home Estate Guide Family Dental Real Care apparently collected www.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax more than 400 pounds of candy to be dis-patched to troops overseas by local Blue Star Mothers. The dentists paid $1-dollar for on Main Street in downtown Benton Harbor. Expressions owner Julie O’Malley promises a delicious, relaxing and intimate candlelight dinner complete with soup or salad, your choice of entrée, dessert and a complimentary beverage. Space is limited so you will want to make your reservations soon. They will start taking reservations for as early as 5pm and the last seating of the night will be at 7:30pm. You will find Julie and her crew at 213 East Main Street, next door to the Vincent Place in the heart of downtown Benton Harbor. You can reach her at 926-7185. Just because the weather has changed and your local golf club has closed for the season doesn’t mean you have to give up working on your game. Jeff & Jen Terry note that the Sunset Coast Golf Center is still open for business and will be open throughout the winter season on the week-ends. In fact, from now through the holidays the center on Niles Road at Maiden Lane will be open Wednesday through Sunday for holiday gifts. Jeff’s offering savings on POSTMASTER: Please deliver on December 4, 2010 Postal Customer

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<b>Pat Moody</b><br /> <br /> My friends Jose Serna and Jose Estrada are enjoying unbridled success that has led them to expand their empire into Harbor Country. The two recently celebrated their first year anniversary at Joe’s Café and Breakfast House in the Scottdale Triangle across from Pater’s True Value Hardware Store. Now…they have captured the flag at Pablo’s Café Grill & More at the corner of Red Arrow Highway and Three Oaks Road in Sawyer and added it to their stable of offerings. As a result of the new acquisition, the Jose’s will operate breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant which was once known as Horse Feathers. The Sawyer eatery will retain the same Pablo’s name, but will undergo changes to the Joe’s Café and Breakfast House style of operation under the new guys. The transition to the new team was scheduled to be complete coming into this weekend…and you should find them in the house Monday through Thursday from 8am until 9pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 8 until 10 and Sundays from 8 until 4. The restaurant is located at 12857 Three Oaks Road in Sawyer, and you can reach them by phone at 426-8400. Congratulations, guys…on a great new acquisition and your continued success in the hospitality industry!<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, Joe’s Café neighbor in Royalton Township is marking a milestone of his own. Andy Pavlopoulos owns Mr. Goody’s Restaurant just down the pike a notch and he is celebrating his 6th Anniversary in business. He will launch the celebration this coming Friday evening, December 10th from 5 until 7pm with a visit by Santa. The diner will be offering specials on their most popular menu items throughout the coming weekend as a part of the celebration. Andy tells me that they are also busy taking orders for holiday party catering, but they can always handle additional orders for lots of things including meatballs and cheesy potatoes that melt in your mouth. They have a host of catering options designed to meet all price points and can handle crowds from 20 to 200 people. Give ‘em a shout and let them work magic for your holiday gathering!<br /> <br /> If it hasn’t already come down, don’t be alarmed when you see the disappearance of the striking black and white awning at About Faces Permanent Cosmetics on Lake Shore Drive in St. Joseph. They are not going out of business. In fact, the exact opposite is true. Owner and Operator Diana Graham tells me that her “cute little building” at the corner of Lake Shore Drive and Howard Avenue is literally bursting at the seams. The amazing support that Diana has enjoyed in her first year in business coupled with her expansion of services in recent months has forced her to seek out new quarters to conduct her business. She has done so, and is re-locating to 812 Main Street, Suite 3…a short hop from her inaugural location. She will operate from the stately gray home immediately south of The Star Condominium Building. Her spacious new office has a beautiful glass enclosed atrium that was the original home of Tara Florists many years ago, and later housed the first site of Amy Porritt-Pierce’s business. Because Diana has advanced beyond her original plan to offer just permanent cosmetics, she really needed to find new space. Now she has three private treatment rooms and a classroom area for client informational gatherings in addition to that great atrium. With more space she can conduct open houses and classes for professionals in related fields as well. You will find the atrium entrance to About Faces at the rear of the building with lots of safe and well-lit parking. Diana’s move will allow her to continue to serve clients with the finest in permanent cosmetics, healthy skin for life, and electrolysis permanent hair removal. Congratulations, Diana on your growing enterprise!<br /> <br /> Also on the move is Michael Tisdale and his Advanced Tech Center. Michael tells me that his outstanding growth in business has warranted yet another move. He returned back home several years ago to care for his aging mother, and set up operations in his own home at first. Later, growth issues forced him to move to 1331 M-139. Now, he is extremely excited to join the renaissance in Benton Harbor, by moving to 136 Pipestone Street, Suite 1. Advanced Tech Center provides computer repairs and service, phone systems, voicemail and web design. Mr. Tisdale continues his pledge to offer the same great service and low prices to the point of offering to beat any local written estimate. He also offers senior citizen and student discounts, and still performs in-home repair, remote assistance and expert business consultation work for computer networking and phone system configurations. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional and you can reach him at 932-3271 or online at www.advancedtechcenter.net.<br /> <br /> If you’re looking for a special treat for your family or friends this holiday season, or simply want to jazz up your own holiday party…a couple of local sisters are paving the way for a delicious option with their brand new business, Mimi’s Cupcakes! Apparently, the two sisters were so inspired by their mom’s special butter-cream frostings, that they elected to share the delight with others through the sale of these grand gourmet cupcakes by going into business together. Known by the grandchildren as Mimi, the mother of Liz Algyre and Emily Halsey can be justifiably proud of the hard work they have put into the enterprise to date. Thanks to the Cottage Food Law enacted earlier this year and the assistance of the Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services staff, they have successfully Launched their new venture from home. In essence, they will bake to order gourmet cupcakes in both regular and “mini” sizes with the option of delivery right to your door. Among their unique creations you will find the Willie Wonka, which is a chocolate cupcake covered with rich chocolate buttercream frosting, the Little Miss Sunshine, a luscious lemon cupcake covered with lemon butter-cream frosting, and the Cookies & Cream, which is an Oreo chocolate cupcake covered with crushed Oreo butter-cream frosting and topped by an Oreo. The ladies hope to “bring you a smile with every bite!” To check out their offerings, pricing and place your order, point your browser to www.mimis-cupcakes.com or contact Liz & Emily at 269-930-1554. Best of luck, ladies!<br /> <br /> Here’s a unique opportunity to settle in for a little holiday cheer with a special Candlelight Dinner one week from tonight on Saturday, December 11th from 5 until 9pm inside the warmth of Expressions Café on Main Street in downtown Benton Harbor. Expressions owner Julie O’Malley promises a delicious, relaxing and intimate candlelight dinner complete with soup or salad, your choice of entrée, dessert and a complimentary beverage. Space is limited so you will want to make your reservations soon. They will start taking reservations for as early as 5pm and the last seating of the night will be at 7:30pm. You will find Julie and her crew at 213 East Main Street, next door to the Vincent Place in the heart of downtown Benton Harbor. You can reach her at 926-7185.<br /> <br /> Just because the weather has changed and your local golf club has closed for the season doesn’t mean you have to give up working on your game. Jeff & Jen Terry note that the Sunset Coast Golf Center is still open for business and will be open throughout the winter season on the weekends. In fact, from now through the holidays the center on Niles Road at Maiden Lane will be open Wednesday through Sunday for holiday gifts. Jeff’s offering savings on everything in the golf shop of anywhere from 10 to 30-percent. All winter long you can work on your golf game with their new indoor Vector fitting and simulation system. For that matter, you can even take lessons this winter! Check it out…and tell Jeff that I said “hi!”<br /> <br /> Here’s an important heads up for you…for the first time in decades, a new date and location have been chosen for the 52nd Annual Women’s Service League Charity Ball! For seemingly forever, the black tie event has taken place during the first week of December, however the date for this edition of the grand event is now February 5, 2011 at the Cravings Ballroom (the former Elk’s Lodge) in downtown St. Joseph. All proceeds from the event are earmarked for the Berrien County Council for Children, an important organization that helps kids in need of counseling and support. Tickets will go on sale soon, and Dawn Williams tells me that you can find out more on their website at www.womensserviceleague.org for additional information. The event is still definitely on…we just wanted to clarify the date change for those who were confused or misinformed.<br /> <br /> Looks like the Great Halloween Candy Buy Back was another rousing success this year in Bridgman. Dr. Neal Smith and his colleague Dr. Ryan Thomas at Bridgman Family Dental Care apparently collected more than 400 pounds of candy to be dispatched to troops overseas by local Blue Star Mothers. The dentists paid $1-dollar for MailMax for Michigan’s Great Southwest Each pound of candy donated to the cause back on the Monday after the Halloween holiday. Some of the kids not only donated their candy, but even returned the money awarded them to help pay for shipping costs to the troops. Nice work everyone!<br /> <br /> Families looking for local holiday excursions might want to check out some of the fun exhibits at The Box Factory for the Arts on the Broad Street Hill in St. Joseph. According to Executive Director Mike Murphy, the Riverwalk Gallery is featuring five model trains, a pond with radio-controlled boats, and many displays of trains, boats and planes. The exhibits are free to view each day and the trains are rolling on the weekends, each Saturday from 10am until 4pm, and Sundays from 1 until 4pm from now through January 2nd. Create a little holiday magic and some great family memories for your crew!<br /> <br /> Our friends at the Water Street Glassworks will be hosting their Annual Fired Up! Fall Semester Exhibit and Reception next Saturday, December 11th, from 6:30pm until 8:30pm at 140 Water Street in the heart of the Benton Harbor Arts District. For the unaware, the Fired Up! Program is an after school venture housed at the Glassworks for Benton Harbor teens. Through the program, teen students have the chance to learn about and practice the art of glassblowing, fusing, bead-making, and stained glass work. The show next Saturday, is open to the public and will feature the work of fully 28 students. There will also be live demonstrations, and everyone who attends will be treated to homemade chili and other refreshments. It is one of the Top 50 After School Arts Programs for Youth in the entire nation. Take time to check it out for yourself this coming weekend!<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids! Shop Local…and enjoy the spirit of the holidays. See you next Saturday, right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody <br /> <br /> Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce <br /> <br /> Pmoody@cstonealliance.org <br /> <br /> 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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