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What Do You See? Photo of the Week -Page 2 Pa per. ws Ne Your Good www.MailMaxOnline.com February 19, 2011 Volume 12, Ver. 7 merchants. Since the program got started in 1982 they have managed to raise more than $8.2-million dollars! See…You CAN lend a hand! A fundraiser of another sort is taking place tomorrow…Sunday, February 20th at the • 2603 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, MI in Hartford. It is a American Legion Hall fundraiser to benefit the family of Tonya Howarth who was murdered last month. A $5-dollar donation covers your food cost at the 3-6pm event. Live music, food, a 50/50 raffle, and an auction are all a part of the effort to cover the cost of funeral expenses for the young woman’s family. Any help that you can offer is appreciated. The Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel’s Berrien County Chapter will offer two $750-dollar Beverly Pringle Scholarships for the coming fall semester. Each will go to a student who will be a senior enrolled in the field of education who will be student teaching during the upcoming school year. You must be a graduate of a Berrien County high school and be attending a Michigan college or university with a “B” average. Applications are available by request from apply buczwin@sbcglobal.net. You must return *Some restrictions the app by April 9th. Good luck. Meanwhile, the Lakeshore Excellence Foundation is seeking nominations for its 5th Annual Lakeshore Distinguished Alumni Award. If you know of a person who gradu-ated from Lakeshore, Baroda or Stevensville ten or more years ago who demonstrates a high level of achievement in their field, you are asked to consider nominating them. Especially if they exhibit leadership, character, and ser-vice at work in their community or in a civic organization. Applications are available online at www.l-e-f.org. They will be accepted until the 1st of March. The Bridgman Foundation for Educational Excellence has awarded 10 Innovation Grants consisting of a variety of projects that involved the Arts, Arithmetic, Science, History and Reading. In all, over a thousand students attending the Bridgman Elementary, Middle and High School have benefitted. Grants consisted of a trip to visit the Art Institute of Chicago, and a trip to the Southwest Michigan Symphony among other rewards. This is the third round of inno-vation grants that teacher have been given the opportunity to apply for. Congratulations! That’s it for this week’s edition of MailMax… please remember to shop locally , and we’ll see you next Saturday right here in your mailbox once again with Moody on the Market! Pat Moody Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cstonealliance.org 269-925-6100 ext. 216 Moody on The Market Jim Frazier has been in the jewelry business for more than two decades, and he has just expanded his reach into the Paw Paw Lake neighborhood. Jim and his wife Gloria Frazier have owned and operated Vincent J. Jewelers for 23 years now, and they just felt that this was a good time to fill an unmet need in their own neck of the woods. The couple operated for a number of years in South Haven before moving their business to Dowagiac. Now they have set up shop in downtown Coloma with a new venture they are calling Got Gold? The shop is a full-ser-vice jeweler offering estate jewelry and they are buyers of gold. The store at 228 Paw Paw Avenue in Coloma joins their enterprise at 118 South Front Street in downtown Dowagiac. Jim tells me that the Frazier’s inherited the Coloma building from their par-ents, and saw a need for a full-service jeweler in the community, so they are growing once again. Gloria also is a successful Realtor working for Coldwell Banker Town & Country Real Estate in Coloma. Congratulations on your new venture, hope your Valentine weekend was a solid one for both the new shop and your anchor operation. Best of luck going forward. Robert J. Flood used to be part owner of a large cabinet fabrication firm. For twenty years he worked diligently to hone and devel-op skills and processes in the manufacture of custom cabinetry and counter tops on a large scale. It was not unusual at all for the firm to deliver projects of half-a-million dol-lars and more, since they worked in the fields of commercial and medical cabinetry along with their residential jobs. Eventually, Robert decided he’d like to get back to his roots of a high-quality customer-focused small shop. That’s when he elected to break away and launch his role as R.J. Flood Professional Contractor & Woodworker. Based in Stevensville, he has all of the most modern equipment in a high-quality shop on the vil-lage’s north side. He still does residential work as well as commercial and medical industry jobs, and offers a website that show-cases his handiwork. He runs all aspects of Continued on page 9 M oody Pat Dr. Flood’s Vision Center 269-408-8762 www.govision.com Eye Injury -Glaucoma Dry Eyes -Infections Dr. Robert Flood $45 Eye Exam* SPECIAL We Have Sunglasses Sunglasses Sunglasses 269-408-8762 • 2603 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, MI www.govision.com Inserts & Promotions Ha rding’s Friendly Markets Martin’s Super Market Papa Vino’s Roger’s Foodland Hospice at Home Inserts may vary by ZipCode ECRWSS Postal Customer his operation as he takes what he has learned over the past two decades to new heights. You can see photographic evidence of his work at www.rjflood.com. He often uses exotic woods like antique heart pine from reclaimed wood in old factories. He also does cabinet modifications for the Whirlpool Executive Appliance Program, and projects for Lakeland HealthCare and local doc-MOODY Continued from page 1 POSTMASTER: Please deliver on February 19, 2011 MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, Inc. can pick up and carry up to 50-tons on Plaza its CJ or Jim at 926-9600. Let them handle the 2202 Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 forks up to 16-feet off of the ground. task for you. Phone: Additionally, it can carry 75-tons on its lifting I’ve 269.934.7522 used this forum on at least one other hat at the top of the machine up to 25-feet off occasion to brag about the skills, talents and FAX: 269.934.3297 of the ground, and as much as 25-tons on its accomplishments of Mark Fick, the Tennis email: publisher@farahead.com custom rigger’s boom up to 35-feet off of the Director at South Shore Health & Racquet •www.facebook.com/eMailMax ground. They selected www.MailMaxOnline.com the device largely to Club near Shoreham. Well…it’s time to roll assist in their business shift from machinery his name onto the docket once again, inas-sales to overhead crane sales and machin-much as he has been awarded the 2010 ery moving. What they now do is go into a Michigan Tennis Professional of the Year

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Jim Frazier has been in the jewelry business for more than two decades, and he has just expanded his reach into the Paw Paw Lake neighborhood. Jim and his wife Gloria Frazier have owned and operated Vincent J. Jewelers for 23 years now, and they just felt that this was a good time to fill an unmet need in their own neck of the woods. The couple operated for a number of years in South Haven before moving their business to Dowagiac. Now they have set up shop in downtown Coloma with a new venture they are calling Got Gold? The shop is a full-service jeweler offering estate jewelry and they are buyers of gold. The store at 228 Paw Paw Avenue in Coloma joins their enterprise at 118 South Front Street in downtown Dowagiac. Jim tells me that the Frazier’s inherited the Coloma building from their parents, and saw a need for a full-service jeweler in the community, so they are growing once again. Gloria also is a successful Realtor working for Coldwell Banker Town & Country Real Estate in Coloma. Congratulations on your new venture, hope your Valentine weekend was a solid one for both the new shop and your anchor operation. Best of luck going forward.<br /> <br /> Robert J. Flood used to be part owner of a large cabinet fabrication firm. For twenty years he worked diligently to hone and develop skills and processes in the manufacture of custom cabinetry and counter tops on a large scale. It was not unusual at all for the firm to deliver projects of half-a-million dollars and more, since they worked in the fields of commercial and medical cabinetry along with their residential jobs. Eventually, Robert decided he’d like to get back to his roots of a high-quality customer-focused small shop. That’s when he elected to break away and launch his role as R.J. Flood Professional Contractor & Woodworker. Based in Stevensville, he has all of the most modern equipment in a high-quality shop on the village’s north side. He still does residential work as well as commercial and medical industry jobs, and offers a website that showcases his handiwork. He runs all aspects of his operation as he takes what he has learned over the past two decades to new heights. You can see photographic evidence of his work at www.rjflood.com. He often uses exotic woods like antique heart pine from reclaimed wood in old factories. He also does cabinet modifications for the Whirlpool Executive Appliance Program, and projects for Lakeland HealthCare and local doctors’ offices. In addition to his website contact, you can reach Robert at 269-930-3608. Incidentally, he also knows how to express his talents musically, as a member of the Art Gomperz Band with Jenna Mammina.That’s the group that created a Bev Hahn memorial CD this past year to honor the memory of their good friend and fellow musician. One of the songs on that CD was number 35 on the country music charts of Ireland, and the disc was CD of the Month in the Netherlands last summer. Just last week another song on the disc reached #9 on the charts in Italy. They are just launching their American campaign release and are hoping for a big summer here in the states.<br /> <br /> Local tool and die shops and other manufacturers who occasionally find the need to move around extremely large pieces of machinery now have an extremely capable partner in the form of the guys who own and operate Highland Machinery & Crane in the Cornerstone Industrial Park in Benton Harbor. One of the partners in the firm, C J Pawlowski tells me that they recently acquired a substantial new fork lift device called a Tri-Lifter. Essentially, the device can pick up and carry up to 50-tons on its forks up to 16-feet off of the ground. Additionally, it can carry 75-tons on its lifting hat at the top of the machine up to 25-feet off of the ground, and as much as 25-tons on its custom rigger’s boom up to 35-feet off of the ground. They selected the device largely to assist in their business shift from machinery sales to overhead crane sales and machinery moving. What they now do is go into a plant and purchase and take down overhead cranes and support systems, bring it back to their Berrien County warehouse, modify, upgrade and refurbish items as necessary, and then fit the crane and support system package to the next user’s application. Thanks to the Tri-Lifter, the Highland team can now perform tasks such as setting a milling machine…flipping & setting a tall press… or placing molds & dies in and out of large molding machines. For the most part they can handle any task involving a large lift capacity and high lift heights. If your company has a need for those capabilities…call CJ or Jim at 926-9600. Let them handle the task for you.<br /> <br /> I’ve used this forum on at least one other occasion to brag about the skills, talents and accomplishments of Mark Fick, the Tennis Director at South Shore Health & Racquet Club near Shoreham. Well…it’s time to roll his name onto the docket once again, inasmuch as he has been awarded the 2010 Michigan Tennis Professional of the Year title by the United States Professional Tennis Association. Mark was given the award recently at the Midwest USPTA Convention in Indianapolis. This is the second time he has picked up that award, having won the title back in 2008. It is no small honor, either, since he was up against 100 other Michigan pro’s considered for the award this year. He was also a featured speaker at the conference, presenting “Keeping it Real, and Jedi-Mind Tricks.” Mark has been the South Shore Pro since 2007. If you’d like to learn from this outstanding professional, feel free to contact the club at 429-2101 or stop by 3630 Tennis Court in St. Joe. Congratulations, Mr. Fick!<br /> <br /> Licensed Massage Therapist Bethany Hunt recently returned to Michigan’s Great Southwest, and now she has joined About Faces at 812 Main Street in St. Joseph where she specializes in the Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy technique along with Swedish Massage and Hot Stone Therapy. Bethany is a 2001 graduate of The Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics. She utilizes medical stretching to improve a client’s range of motion, as well as acupressure for those suffering sinus problems. She also tells me that she has found Trigger-Point Therapy to be very effective in helping work out knots and kinks encountered from stress or even from simply sitting at your computer for extended periods of time. This month and next she is offering a $20-discount on your first visit for a one-hour Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage. You can schedule an appointment with her at 932-8913.<br /> <br /> If you haven’t already heard the news, Perry & Annette Ballard have stepped away from the world of marketing, having retired after 33 years in business at Perry Ballard Incorporated in St. Joe. The ad agency was founded in 1977, and the two have now formally retired, having sold the business to Gary Tipton. Ballard’s first office was a guest room at his house in Benton Harbor, but he eventually built the agency into a regional powerhouse, earning a great deal of respect in the industry along the way. While they have stepped out of the limelight, and are taking a well-deserved rest on the sidelines…I have it on pretty good authority that Mr. Ballard will not be content to do crossword puzzles or take up cross-stitch. Look for proof of that in a coming edition of Moody on the Market. Stay tuned.<br /> <br /> Ballard’s old stomping grounds is just a couple of hundred yards from the waterfront holes of The Golf Club at Harbor Shores, where they are celebrating a great new bit of recognition from Golf Digest Magazine and the Golf Course Superintendent Association of America. The Jack Nicklaus Signature course has been cited as recipients of Golf Digest’s Environmental Leaders in Golf Award. That award recognizes golf course superintendents and their courses for overall course management excellence in the areas of resource conservation, water quality management, integrated pest management, wildlife/ habitat management, and education and outreach. The award was presented earlier this month to Brad Fry in Orlando, Florida. Outstanding work to General Manager Ross Smith and the entire Harbor Shores team!<br /> <br /> Local students from the community’s Catholic schools have kicked off their Annual You Can Lend a Hand Coupon Book Sale once again. Catholic schools from Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana are hoping that you will get involved again this year with their friends at Quality Dining, representing all of the local Burger King, Chili’s and Papa Vino’s Restaurants. A total of 29 schools will participate in the fundraising campaign which provides great benefit to book buyers as well as the schools thanks to the generosity of the participating merchants. Since the program got started in 1982 they have managed to raise more than $8.2-million dollars! See…You CAN lend a hand!<br /> <br /> A fundraiser of another sort is taking place tomorrow…Sunday, February 20th at the American Legion Hall in Hartford. It is a fundraiser to benefit the family of Tonya Howarth who was murdered last month. A $5-dollar donation covers your food cost at the 3-6pm event. Live music, food, a 50/50 raffle, and an auction are all a part of the effort to cover the cost of funeral expenses for the young woman’s family. Any help that you can offer is appreciated.<br /> <br /> The Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel’s Berrien County Chapter will offer two $750-dollar Beverly Pringle Scholarships for the coming fall semester. Each will go to a student who will be a senior enrolled in the field of education who will be student teaching during the upcoming school year. You must be a graduate of a Berrien County high school and be attending a Michigan college or university with a “B” average. Applications are available by request from buczwin@sbcglobal.net. You must return the app by April 9th. Good luck.<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, the Lakeshore Excellence Foundation is seeking nominations for its 5th Annual Lakeshore Distinguished Alumni Award. If you know of a person who graduated from Lakeshore, Baroda or Stevensville ten or more years ago who demonstrates a high level of achievement in their field, you are asked to consider nominating them. Especially if they exhibit leadership, character, and service at work in their community or in a civic organization. Applications are available online at www.l-e-f.org. They will be accepted until the 1st of March.<br /> <br /> The Bridgman Foundation for Educational Excellence has awarded 10 Innovation Grants consisting of a variety of projects that involved the Arts, Arithmetic, Science, History and Reading. In all, over a thousand students attending the Bridgman Elementary, Middle and High School have benefitted. Grants consisted of a trip to visit the Art Institute of Chicago, and a trip to the Southwest Michigan Symphony among other rewards. This is the third round of innovation grants that teacher have been given the opportunity to apply for. Congratulations!<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week’s edition of MailMax…please remember to shop locally, and we’ll see you next Saturday right here in your mailbox once again with Moody on the Market!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Executive Vice President of<br /> Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce<br /> pmoody@cstonealliance.org<br /> 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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