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Look for Our Special 4 Page Flyer ECRWSS Local Postal Customer In This Week’s MailMax October 8, 2011 Pa per. ws Ne Your Good www.MailMaxOnline.com virtual whirlwind ever since! They are the beautiful sisters who not only share a great smile with everybody they meet…they bring smiles to the face of every customer they greet. They are the ladies behind Mimi’s Cupcakes , those outstanding fresh cupcakes with lush, butter-cream frosting that have been the hit of farmers markets, corporate meetings, birthday celebrations and all kinds of special occasions. They asked me to share with the world their thanks to folks like Dr. Gyl Kasewurm’s Professional Hearing Services (where they have been known to sell dozens of their sweet treats) , the Cornerstone Small Business Services team, and Stella Event Design, as well as their hundreds of valued customers who have made their business and their dreams become reality. In celebration of their milestone, Liz and Emily offer you a special 20% discount for all cupcake orders placed and picked up or delivered between October 10 th and October 15 th . You can order online at www.mimis-cupcakes.com or call them at 930-1554. Congratulations! Happy Anniversary. At the other end of the scale, it was an October 1 st day 35 years ago that the crew established operations at the South Shore Health & Racquet Club on Tennis Court in St. Joseph. The bi-centennial year of 1976 was the time when seven local tennis enthusi-asts pieced together their cash to create the new club. The center added aquatic facilities in 1998, greatly expanded their fitness center in 2009, and to this day still offer a massive POSTMASTER: Please deliver on October 8, 2011 Volume 12, Ver. 41 the offices of Wilber & Townshend, P.C. Linda has been named a Principal with the accounting firm located in the Edgewater neighborhood of St. Joe. She will be in charge of Tax Management services for the firm, and will assume administrative duties in the local office on Renaissance Drive. They also have offices in Jenison, outside Grand Rapids. Kudos, Linda! In case you missed the recent news…the beautifully restored Jean Klock Park Beach enjoyed a super-star summer with more than 17,000 vehicles passing through the gates from May through September. Nearly 14,000 of those were from non-residents who have dis-covered the remarkable jewel that has been nicely polished. The result was more than $113,000.00 in revenue to the City of Benton Harbor through parking fees alone. The New Buffalo Business Association and Four Winds Casino are cranking up the fun machine in Harbor Country today as hosts to the 5 th Annual New Buffalo Harvest & Wine Fest running from noon until 10pm in Lion’s Park adjacent to the boat launch and beach parking lot in downtown New Buffalo. A copious farmers market, world-class wines, tasty restaurant samplings, hayrides, a pump-kin patch and more are all on the docket for today, Saturday, October 8 th , 2011. Vintners from Round Barn, Free Run, Lemon Creek and Domain Berrien will all be on hand, along with live musical performances and more. You can learn more online at www.newbuffalo.org. Continued on page 12 Moody on The Market MOODY Continued from page 1 By Bob Wagner’s measure, “Everybody needs a pink house!” But, what Bob needs even more is more parking and easier access to his booming Napier Gold business, so he’ll be offering you the opportu-nity for both in the next couple of months. If you are in the market for some commercial space and would like to be the next occupant of “The Pink House,” you might want to get into contact with Bob one of these days because he and the Napier Gold crew will be re-locating this fall to new space a couple of blocks away at the corner of Napier and Niles in Southtown St. Joseph. There’s still a lot of remodeling and prep work to get ready for the new site, because it has been home to The Car Connection for quite a few years now. Mike Wheeler was the owner of that prime corner lot and successfully operated the Car Connection there for many years, but he has elected to convert his business into a Virtual Showroom wherein he will shop vir-tually worldwide for the car, truck, SUV, van or motorcycle of your dreams and deliver right to your door. A lot of folks have been asking both me and Mike if he has gone out of business, and the answer is a resounding “NO!” Mike is currently in the process of establishing a website to host his virtual show-room detailing his capability to use his wide-spread industry contacts to help you find the make, model, size, shape, and color vehicle you have always wanted. Now his “Car Connection” will likely be more distinctly true than ever before as he scans the globe for the perfect match for you. Until he has finalized those plans for the virtual showroom website, he is still very much working every day to find cars for friends, acquaintances, business peo-ple and you. You can reach Mike at any time by dialing 921-3516. He’ll get right on the task of finding the ideal vehicle for your needs. Meanwhile, back at the corner of Napier & Niles, Mr. Wagner will be perform-ing the extreme makeover to showcase his Napier Gold exchange business. His first shop along Napier near the Orchards Mall will remain in business as well, keeping things operational there and providing two options for customers as is the case currently. Bob tells me that it will probably be a couple of months before everything is ready for the con-version and the move…and we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, keeping in mind that “everybody needs a pink house,” one will likely become available right about the time of the Napier Gold move…so think about it and call Bob at 927-4012. Stay tuned! I have a couple of business anniversaries at opposite ends of the spectrum to share with you this week. On October 1 st a year ago my friends Liz Algyre and Emily Halsey stepped into the world of business and it has been a Continued on page 10 M oody Pat Before you head off to Harbor Country, don’t forget to get into the act with the Great Pumpkin Rotary River Race this afternoon from noon until 3pm along the Margaret Upton Arboretum in St. Joe. You could win a cool grand if your pumpkin floats past the finish line first. You can also decorate a pumpkin at the Krasl decorating tent. It’s all courtesy of the Benton Harbor Sunrise Rotary Club. The Southwest Michigan Newcomers Club will host their annual Fall Welcome Dinner this coming Monday, the 10 th , at the First Congregational Church on Niles Avenue in St. Joe. Showtime is 6:30pm, and it’s all designed to give relatively new folks to the area a chance to step out and learn more about the club and its offerings. If you’d like to go and haven’t registered yet, call 281-3887 ASAP so they can assure enough food for everyone. Meanwhile, planning is running full tilt for the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church MOODY Continued from page 11 Designer Frames • Comprehensive Eye Exams Eye Injury • Glaucoma • Dry Eyes Infections • Contact Lenses • Latest Technology 24 Hour Emergency Care array of programs in racquet sports, fitness, and aquatics. They are renowned for their summer-long Dynamite Sports Camps, focus on tons of family activities, and are also fully engaged in many community events where they stay actively involved. Congratulations to John Phillips and the entire crew on 35 great years of service to a grateful communi-ty. John’s wife, Lesa Phillips is the Marketing & Sales Manager for Williamson Employment Services in St. Joseph and she tells me that her office has selected Johnny Woods and Eric Bandera as Staffing Employees of the Year, while their Niles office selected Richard Warner. The team members were selected in recognition of the recent celebration of National Staffing Employee Week, which pays tribute to the million Americans who are employed by staffing firms every day. Frequent flyers in the neighborhood seek-ing new options for moving about the country will be happy to learn that a new federal grant for the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport is designed to attract airlines with a southern hub, such as Dallas. Word is that discussions with several airlines are underway, but there is no guarantee that the grant will be successful in attracting new service. American Airlines is one of the carriers mentioned by officials from the airport, but there’s no word on how soon such a contract could be estab-lished and service launched. I’ll keep you posted. Congratulations are in order for Linda Cooper, a Certified Public Accountant in of Glendora’s Chicken Dinner. That’s hap-For a Reason” fund helping local residents pening on Wednesday, October 19 th with sit-obtain breast-screening services administered tings at 5:30, 6:15, and 7pm. The dinner is by the Lakeland Health Foundation. Groups sponsored by the Trinity Ladies League, and from youth to adult will be taking part in the event with prizes, raffles, a lunch menu, con-you can call Shirley for tickets at 422-2685. A classic tilt of the fall season each year cessions, health information booths and more pits Michigan vs. Michigan State and that as organized by the Kicker Chicks of SW matchup next weekend in East Lansing will Michigan. Check it out at the club just off of be a major focal point for the 1 st Annual M-139 between St. Joe and Berrien Springs. That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great YMCA Strong Kid’s Tailgate Party, next Saturday, October 15 th . It’s a family friendly weekend…and I hope to see you all at the Chamber of Commerce event, open to everyone, to help raise money Cornerstone Dr. Robert Flood O.D., P.C. Fall the 11 th from 4 until for the Y’s Strong Kid’s Annual Campaign. Trade Fair on Tuesday, Eye Injury -Glaucoma Dry card Eyes -Infections Take the entire family to enjoy football related 7pm. Your business is your admission to games, family contests, best tailgate chili con-this free business showcase event for adults in test, face-painting, great food, prizes and the Grand Upton Hall at Lake Michigan more. The whole affair takes place at the College! YMCA at 3665 Hollywood Road in St. Joseph from 11am until 2pm. Cost is just $6 a piece Pat Moody or $12 bucks per family up to 5 in the family Executive Vice President of with $2 for each additional person. Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce Pete & Nancy Racine and the kids at pmoody@cstonealliance.org The Readiness Center would like to invite 269-925-6100 ext. 216 you to Sunday Supper on October 23 rd from Inserts & Promotions 4pm until 7pm. Everything is included from • Harding’s Friendly Markets cocktails and appetizers to dinner, dessert and MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, the tip in the Inc. ticket price of $125 per guest. • Roger’s Foodland The best part is that every penny goes to The 2202 Plaza Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 • by Martin’s Super Markets Readiness Center. Reserve your space Phone: 269.934.7522 sending payment to The Grande Mere Inn, • Von Tobel Lumber & Hardware FAX: 269.934.3297 5800 Red Arrow Highway, Stevensville, no th later than October 17 . Then simply call them • Pater True Value email: publisher@farahead.com at 429-3591 by October 21 st to identify the Inserts may vary by Zip Code www.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax time you wish to dine. The entire staff has graciously volunteered their time for this great special event. The mission of the center is to provide educational programs for low-income Dr. Flood’s VISION CENTER www.govision.com 269-408-8762 • 2603 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, MI

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Measure, “Everybody needs a pink house!” But, what Bob needs even more is more parking and easier access to his booming Napier Gold business, so he’ll be offering you the opportunity for both in the next couple of months. If you are in the market for some commercial space and would like to be the next occupant of “The Pink House,” you might want to get into contact with Bob one of these days because he and the Napier Gold crew will be re-locating this fall to new space a couple of blocks away at the corner of Napier and Niles in Southtown St. Joseph. There’s still a lot of remodeling and prep work to get ready for the new site, because it has been home to The Car Connection for quite a few years now. Mike Wheeler was the owner of that prime corner lot and successfully operated the Car Connection there for many years, but he has elected to convert his business into a Virtual Showroom wherein he will shop virtually worldwide for the car, truck, SUV, van or motorcycle of your dreams and deliver right to your door. A lot of folks have been asking both me and Mike if he has gone out of business, and the answer is a resounding “NO!” Mike is currently in the process of establishing a website to host his virtual showroom detailing his capability to use his widespread industry contacts to help you find the make, model, size, shape, and color vehicle you have always wanted. Now his “Car Connection” will likely be more distinctly true than ever before as he scans the globe for the perfect match for you. Until he has finalized those plans for the virtual showroom website, he is still very much working every day to find cars for friends, acquaintances, business people and you. You can reach Mike at any time by dialing 921-3516. He’ll get right on the task of finding the ideal vehicle for your needs. Meanwhile, back at the corner of Napier & Niles, Mr. Wagner will be performing the extreme makeover to showcase his Napier Gold exchange business. His first shop along Napier near the Orchards Mall will remain in business as well, keeping things operational there and providing two options for customers as is the case currently. Bob tells me that it will probably be a couple of months before everything is ready for the conversion and the move…and we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, keeping in mind that “everybody needs a pink house,” one will likely become available right about the time of the Napier Gold move…so think about it and call Bob at 927-4012. Stay tuned!<br /> <br /> I have a couple of business anniversaries at opposite ends of the spectrum to share with you this week. On October 1st a year ago my friends Liz Algyre and Emily Halsey stepped into the world of business and it has been a Virtual whirlwind ever since! They are the beautiful sisters who not only share a great smile with everybody they meet…they bring smiles to the face of every customer they greet. They are the ladies behind Mimi’s Cupcakes, those outstanding fresh cupcakes with lush, butter-cream frosting that have been the hit of farmers markets, corporate meetings, birthday celebrations and all kinds of special occasions. They asked me to share with the world their thanks to folks like Dr. Gyl Kasewurm’s Professional Hearing Services (where they have been known to sell dozens of their sweet treats), the Cornerstone Small Business Services team, and Stella Event Design, as well as their hundreds of valued customers who have made their business and their dreams become reality. In celebration of their milestone, Liz and Emily offer you a special 20% discount for all cupcake orders placed and picked up or delivered between October 10th and October 15th. You can order online at www.mimis-cupcakes.com or call them at 930-1554. Congratulations! Happy Anniversary.<br /> <br /> At the other end of the scale, it was an October 1st day 35 years ago that the crew established operations at the South Shore Health & Racquet Club on Tennis Court in St. Joseph. The bi-centennial year of 1976 was the time when seven local tennis enthusiasts pieced together their cash to create the new club. The center added aquatic facilities in 1998, greatly expanded their fitness center in 2009, and to this day still offer a massive Array of programs in racquet sports, fitness, and aquatics. They are renowned for their summer-long Dynamite Sports Camps, focus on tons of family activities, and are also fully engaged in many community events where they stay actively involved. Congratulations to John Phillips and the entire crew on 35 great years of service to a grateful community.<br /> <br /> John’s wife, Lesa Phillips is the Marketing & Sales Manager for Williamson Employment Services in St. Joseph and she tells me that her office has selected Johnny Woods and Eric Bandera as Staffing Employees of the Year, while their Niles office selected Richard Warner. The team members were selected in recognition of the recent celebration of National Staffing Employee Week, which pays tribute to the million Americans who are employed by staffing firms every day.<br /> <br /> Frequent flyers in the neighborhood seeking new options for moving about the country will be happy to learn that a new federal grant for the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport is designed to attract airlines with a southern hub, such as Dallas. Word is that discussions with several airlines are underway, but there is no guarantee that the grant will be successful in attracting new service. American Airlines is one of the carriers mentioned by officials from the airport, but there’s no word on how soon such a contract could be established and service launched. I’ll keep you posted.<br /> <br /> Congratulations are in order for Linda Cooper, a Certified Public Accountant in The offices of Wilber & Townshend, P.C. Linda has been named a Principal with the accounting firm located in the Edgewater neighborhood of St. Joe. She will be in charge of Tax Management services for the firm, and will assume administrative duties in the local office on Renaissance Drive. They also have offices in Jenison, outside Grand Rapids. Kudos, Linda!<br /> <br /> In case you missed the recent news…the beautifully restored Jean Klock Park Beach enjoyed a super-star summer with more than 17,000 vehicles passing through the gates from May through September. Nearly 14,000 of those were from non-residents who have discovered the remarkable jewel that has been nicely polished. The result was more than $113,000.00 in revenue to the City of Benton Harbor through parking fees alone.<br /> <br /> The New Buffalo Business Association and Four Winds Casino are cranking up the fun machine in Harbor Country today as hosts to the 5th Annual New Buffalo Harvest & Wine Fest running from noon until 10pm in Lion’s Park adjacent to the boat launch and beach parking lot in downtown New Buffalo. A copious farmers market, world-class wines, tasty restaurant samplings, hayrides, a pumpkin patch and more are all on the docket for today, Saturday, October 8th, 2011. Vintners from Round Barn, Free Run, Lemon Creek and Domain Berrien will all be on hand, along with live musical performances and more. You can learn more online at www.newbuffalo.org.<br /> <br /> Before you head off to Harbor Country, don’t forget to get into the act with the Great Pumpkin Rotary River Race this afternoon from noon until 3pm along the Margaret Upton Arboretum in St. Joe. You could win a cool grand if your pumpkin floats past the finish line first. You can also decorate a pumpkin at the Krasl decorating tent. It’s all courtesy of the Benton Harbor Sunrise Rotary Club.<br /> <br /> The Southwest Michigan Newcomers Club will host their annual Fall Welcome Dinner this coming Monday, the 10th, at the First Congregational Church on Niles Avenue in St. Joe. Showtime is 6:30pm, and it’s all designed to give relatively new folks to the area a chance to step out and learn more about the club and its offerings. If you’d like to go and haven’t registered yet, call 281-3887 ASAP so they can assure enough food for everyone.<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, planning is running full tilt for the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Of Glendora’s Chicken Dinner. That’s happening on Wednesday, October 19th with sittings at 5:30, 6:15, and 7pm. The dinner is sponsored by the Trinity Ladies League, and you can call Shirley for tickets at 422-2685.<br /> <br /> A classic tilt of the fall season each year pits Michigan vs. Michigan State and that matchup next weekend in East Lansing will be a major focal point for the 1st Annual YMCA Strong Kid’s Tailgate Party, next Saturday, October 15th. It’s a family friendly event, open to everyone, to help raise money for the Y’s Strong Kid’s Annual Campaign. Take the entire family to enjoy football related games, family contests, best tailgate chili contest, face-painting, great food, prizes and more. The whole affair takes place at the YMCA at 3665 Hollywood Road in St. Joseph from 11am until 2pm. Cost is just $6 a piece or $12 bucks per family up to 5 in the family with $2 for each additional person.<br /> <br /> Pete & Nancy Racine and the kids at The Readiness Center would like to invite you to Sunday Supper on October 23rd from 4pm until 7pm. Everything is included from cocktails and appetizers to dinner, dessert and the tip in the ticket price of $125 per guest. The best part is that every penny goes to The Readiness Center. Reserve your space by sending payment to The Grande Mere Inn, 5800 Red Arrow Highway, Stevensville, no later than October 17th. Then simply call them at 429-3591 by October 21st to identify the time you wish to dine. The entire staff has graciously volunteered their time for this great special event. The mission of the center is to provide educational programs for low-income parents and their pre-school through grade five children with the goal of fostering selfesteem in both parents and children by offering a variety of educational opportunities in a setting wherein they can be successful. Your support is greatly appreciated…and you’ll get a great Sunday supper out of the deal as well!<br /> <br /> The St. Joe Kickers Sport Club will be the scene next Saturday, the 15th, of a Ladies 4-v-4 Indoor Soccer Tournament as a part of the Kick for the Cure. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the “Squeeze ‘em For a Reason” fund helping local residents obtain breast-screening services administered by the Lakeland Health Foundation. Groups from youth to adult will be taking part in the event with prizes, raffles, a lunch menu, concessions, health information booths and more as organized by the Kicker Chicks of SW Michigan. Check it out at the club just off of M-139 between St. Joe and Berrien Springs.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great weekend…and I hope to see you all at the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce Fall Trade Fair on Tuesday, the 11th from 4 until 7pm. Your business card is your admission to this free business showcase event for adults in the Grand Upton Hall at Lake Michigan College!<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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