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Look for Our Special 4 Page Flyer ECRWSS Local Postal Customer In This Week’s MailMax October 15, 2011 ws Pa per. Ne Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com Continued from page 1 ounces, (equal to a glass of wine) will cost just $5-dollars. They will also sell wine by the glass for the same $5-dollars if you find a favorite. Look for the new Gravity at 10220 Lauer Road in Baroda…that’s about halfway in between where you’ll find Lemon Creek and Domaine Berrien and Tabor Hill and Round Barn. You can expect to find them in the house Fridays and Saturdays from noon until 8pm and from Sunday through Thursday from noon until 6pm. Gravity is wonderfully situated high on a hill overlooking the vineyards and water, and offers seating capacity for well over 60 people. If the name Rockie Rick sounds familiar to you…you might well have used his other great business, Fruitful Vine Tours. You can reach him at Gravity by dialing 471-9463. If you’ve been paying close attention… you’ve undoubtedly seen some of the work under-way converting the western half of the former St. Joe Elks Lodge into a spectacular new space that will soon be introduced to the world as Ryebelle’s Restaurant , on the second floor overlooking Lake Bluff Park and the beaches of Lake Michigan. A new balcony is being constructed along the front of the building, a roof-top deck is virtually complete now, and hiring is fully under-way to staff both the back of the house, and the front side of things at Ryebelle’s. Owner/operator Jim Champion tells me that those interested in working for the new restaurant are invited to stop by the site at 518 Broad Street in downtown St. Joseph in person with your resume and work his-tory to complete an application. The new restau-rant is expected to be up and running about mid-November and will feature steaks, chops, seafood Continued on page 10 POSTMASTER: Please deliver on October 15, 2011 Volume 12, Ver. 42 and they both have serious love affairs with the art of decorating. They and Dennis Benjamin are putting the finishing touches on their new busi-ness in the same space where their father held court for many years. Floor Art has opened for business at 2465 S. M-139 next to River Valley Kitchens in the space previously occupied by Tile Mart & Carpet Unlimited. They are a full-service flooring, wall tile, and back-splash store, featuring carpet, area rugs, and remnants. On the hard-surface side of the house they offer por-celain tile from around the world, glass, close-out specials, hardwood flooring, in-stock stone and laminate flooring. They are planning an official grand opening party in a couple of weeks, and we’ll keep you posted. You can reach Floor Art at 925-2900. After nearly 40 years hovering over the den-tal chair, Dr. Ron Karpanty , a Coloma Dentist for more than three decades, has found a succes-sor for his practice. Dr. Cynthia Liebelt has accepted the challenge following a dozen years of dental practice in Lansing, and will be returning home to take over Dr. Karpanty’s practice. Earlier this week they hosted a community open house at Moody on The Market MOODY A s predicted a couple of months ago when business-man Jim Paul told us about the arrival of the Hair Cuttery in the front lot of the Fairplain Plaza in Benton Charter Township, the final available space in his small strip center has been leased and will soon be the new home to a Batteries Plus franchise owned and operated by William Riedel of Grand Rapids. Batteries Plus is a national chain specializing in both consumer and business-to-business sales of battery, light bulb and related products. There are nearly 500 such stores in 46 states across the union, and our local shop should be ready to open their doors by the middle of November or so. Corporate headquarters for the chain is in Hartland Wisconsin. Riedel already owns several Batteries Plus franchises in the Grand Rapids and Holland markets. Each store carries more than 30,000 top quality prod-ucts and services ranging from ordinary AA and 9-volt batteries to far more complex and specialty batteries for business applications. Each Batteries Plus store also features a Tech Center where bat-tery packs are analyzed, rebuilt, custom-designed, and assembled and a recycling center for exhaust-ed batteries of all types. The new store next to the Hair Cuttery and Game Stop will be at the center of the strip along M-139 in Benton Charter Township. Congratulations to Jim Paul on his continued success in marketing local available business space and bringing new retailers and business services to Michigan’s Great Southwest. Vail Rubber Works continues to grow mar-ket share and will expand their business by con-structing a new roll-processing facility in north-ern Mobile County Alabama. Company President Bill Hanley sent me a note last week reporting that the new 14,800 square foot facility will primarily serve the covered roll-related needs of various flat rolled metal producers in the greater southeastern U.S. marketplace. The com-pany expects to break ground by the end of the month and hopes to have the plant complete by the beginning of April. The 107-year old compa-ny was founded by William A. Vail , who was the great-grandfather of a number of the current shareholders and managers. They specialize in providing rubber and polyurethane roll coverings and related services to the metal and paper indus-tries among others. Besides their local facilities in St. Joseph and Royalton Township, they own and operate another roll processing facility in Middletown, Ohio. Congratulations on your continued success in the world of business! There’s a bright, shiny new stop on the Southwest Michigan Wine Trail! My friend Rockie Rick has officially opened for business at Gravity. The new business features seven wines, and will offer something new to adventurous wine tasters – wines by the flight. You simply tell Rockie and the crew at Gravity which four wines you would like to sample, they will pour double tasting size pours into a four-glass tray which you can then take to your seat to enjoy with your friends. A flight of four wines, comprising 8 total M oody Pat Southwest Michigan’s only local LASER VISION CORRECTION facility. The ophthalmologist that you see preoperatively will be the same one who performs the LASER correction and gives you your post operative care. and thin-crust pizza. The building is undergoing a remarkable transformation. The deck and bal-cony seating will open next spring. Stay tuned for more on the arrival of Ryebelle’s in downtown St. Joe. They have been a couple of the busiest peo-ple in town the past several months, but Jennifer Smith and her sister Alice Edington are throw-ing open the doors onto a brand new venture they are lovingly calling Floor Art. Between them, the sisters boast 40-years of flooring experience MOODY Continued from page 9 What does that mean? If you are not eligible for LASER Vision Correction, you may be a candidate for Implantable Collamer Lenses. the Co find D office You c 468-67 luck g T Servic Cente geted ety of 7 th an Servic ning s teach y second three n on “S how t marke the sa called Paten require will b Unive Napie registe L Wash to ow Broad this m Zom-B hunt. Check N Admir Call today for your FREE SCREENING Appointment! 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Moody On The Market

Pat Moody

As predicted a couple of months ago when businessman Jim Paul told us about the arrival of the Hair Cuttery in the front lot of the Fairplain Plaza in Benton Charter Township, the final available space in his small strip center has been leased and will soon be the new home to a Batteries Plus franchise owned and operated by William Riedel of Grand Rapids. Batteries Plus is a national chain specializing in both consumer and businessto- business sales of battery, light bulb and related products. There are nearly 500 such stores in 46 states across the union, and our local shop should be ready to open their doors by the middle of November or so. Corporate headquarters for the chain is in Hartland Wisconsin. Riedel already owns several Batteries Plus franchises in the Grand Rapids and Holland markets. Each store carries more than 30,000 top quality products and services ranging from ordinary AA and 9-volt batteries to far more complex and specialty batteries for business applications. Each Batteries Plus store also features a Tech Center where battery packs are analyzed, rebuilt, custom-designed, and assembled and a recycling center for exhausted batteries of all types. The new store next to the Hair Cuttery and Game Stop will be at the center of the strip along M-139 in Benton Charter Township. Congratulations to Jim Paul on his continued success in marketing local available business space and bringing new retailers and business services to Michigan’s Great Southwest.<br /> <br /> Vail Rubber Works continues to grow market share and will expand their business by constructing a new roll-processing facility in northern Mobile County Alabama. Company President Bill Hanley sent me a note last week reporting that the new 14,800 square foot facility will primarily serve the covered roll-related needs of various flat rolled metal producers in the greater southeastern U.S. marketplace. The company expects to break ground by the end of the month and hopes to have the plant complete by the beginning of April. The 107-year old company was founded by William A. Vail, who was the great-grandfather of a number of the current shareholders and managers. They specialize in providing rubber and polyurethane roll coverings and related services to the metal and paper industries among others. Besides their local facilities in St. Joseph and Royalton Township, they own and operate another roll processing facility in Middletown, Ohio. Congratulations on your continued success in the world of business!<br /> <br /> There’s a bright, shiny new stop on the Southwest Michigan Wine Trail! My friend Rockie Rick has officially opened for business at Gravity. The new business features seven wines, and will offer something new to adventurous wine tasters – wines by the flight. You simply tell Rockie and the crew at Gravity which four wines you would like to sample, they will pour double tasting size pours into a four-glass tray which you can then take to your seat to enjoy with your friends. A flight of four wines, comprising 8 totalounces, (equal to a glass of wine) will cost just $5-dollars. They will also sell wine by the glass for the same $5-dollars if you find a favorite. Look for the new Gravity at 10220 Lauer Road in Baroda…that’s about halfway in between where you’ll find Lemon Creek and Domaine Berrien and Tabor Hill and Round Barn. You can expect to find them in the house Fridays and Saturdays from noon until 8pm and from Sunday through Thursday from noon until 6pm. Gravity is wonderfully situated high on a hill overlooking the vineyards and water, and offers seating capacity for well over 60 people. If the name Rockie Rick sounds familiar to you…you might well have used his other great business, Fruitful Vine Tours. You can reach him at Gravity by dialing 471- 9463. <br /> <br /> If you’ve been paying close attention… you’ve undoubtedly seen some of the work underway converting the western half of the former St. Joe Elks Lodge into a spectacular new space that will soon be introduced to the world as Ryebelle’s Restaurant, on the second floor overlooking Lake Bluff Park and the beaches of Lake Michigan. A new balcony is being constructed along the front of the building, a roof-top deck is virtually complete now, and hiring is fully underway to staff both the back of the house, and the front side of things at Ryebelle’s. Owner/operator Jim Champion tells me that those interested in working for the new restaurant are invited to stop by the site at 518 Broad Street in downtown St. Joseph in person with your resume and work history to complete an application. The new restaurant is expected to be up and running about mid- November and will feature steaks, chops, seafood and thin-crust pizza. The building is undergoing a remarkable transformation. The deck and balcony seating will open next spring. Stay tuned for more on the arrival of Ryebelle’s in downtown St. Joe.<br /> <br /> They have been a couple of the busiest people in town the past several months, but Jennifer Smith and her sister Alice Edington are throwing open the doors onto a brand new venture they are lovingly calling Floor Art. Between them, the sisters boast 40-years of flooring experience and they both have serious love affairs with the art of decorating. They and Dennis Benjamin are putting the finishing touches on their new business in the same space where their father held court for many years. Floor Art has opened for business at 2465 S. M-139 next to River Valley Kitchens in the space previously occupied by Tile Mart & Carpet Unlimited. They are a fullservice flooring, wall tile, and back-splash store, featuring carpet, area rugs, and remnants. On the hard-surface side of the house they offer porcelain tile from around the world, glass, closeout specials, hardwood flooring, in-stock stone and laminate flooring. They are planning an official grand opening party in a couple of weeks, and we’ll keep you posted. You can reach Floor Art at 925-2900.<br /> <br /> After nearly 40 years hovering over the dental chair, Dr. Ron Karpanty, a Coloma Dentist for more than three decades, has found a successor for his practice. Dr. Cynthia Liebelt has accepted the challenge following a dozen years of dental practice in Lansing, and will be returning home to take over Dr. Karpanty’s practice. Earlier this week they hosted a community open house at the Coloma Public Library, and you can now find Dr. Liebelt ensconced in her new dental office at 292 W. St. Joseph Street in Coloma. You can reach the good doctor via telephone at 468-6794. Congratulations to both…and best of luck going forward!<br /> <br /> The Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services team and the Women’s Business Center are conducting three new seminars targeted at helping small business owners in a variety of ways. The first is scheduled for November 7th and is focused on “How to Price Your Service-Based Business.” It is a 90-minute evening session beginning at 5:30pm designed to teach you a fair but profitable pricing model. The second session runs during the same time period three nights later on November 10th and will focus on “Social Media Marketing.” You will learn how to utilize the latest social media outlets to market your business. The third session is set in the same time period on November 16th and is called the “How, When, What & Why of Patents & Copyrights.” Each of the sessions requires pre-registration, costing $15 each, and all will be conducted at the Western Michigan University Southwest Campus at 2785 E. Napier Avenue in Benton Harbor. You can register for any or all by calling 925-6100.<br /> <br /> Looks like Captain Kirk’s Coloma Car Wash is about to come under attack! According to owner Pat Rose, an attack of Zombies in Broad Daylight is slated to get underway at 11am this morning, Saturday, October 15th, featuring a Zom-B-Que, candy for the kids, and a zombie hunt. They will even wash your car for a buck! Check it out…in downtown Coloma today.<br /> <br /> Next Saturday, The Lake Michigan Admirals will conduct their final try-out game at Michigan Lutheran High School at 6pm and you get to help determine the final team roster. Coaches and team owners have agreed on 20 players that excelled in previous try-outs, and now they need to narrow the field to the final 12 roster spots for the coming season. It’s the Black VS Gold Game. Tickets are just $5 at the door. Learn more online www.lakemichiganadmirals.com. <br /> <br /> Earlier that day the St. Joe Bears Boys Basketball Team hopes to see your smiling face during their Blow-Out Sale Fundraiser from 8am until 2pm at the St. Joe High Cafeteria. Included in the sale are lots of great items including sporting goods, designer clothing, toys, home décor, furniture, art work, books, spirit wear, electronics, collectibles and more! Simply use the Lakeview Avenue entrance for this cashonly sale, wherein all proceeds go to the boy’s basketball program. Check it out!<br /> <br /> More than 1200 kids showed up last year for Lakeshore High School’s Halloween Safety Zone, and organizers tell me they are preparing for even bigger numbers this year. Halloween night from 6pm until 7:30pm…the Lakeshore High School Stadium parking lot will provide a fun environment for children trick or treating from vehicle to vehicle with decorated trunks, pick-up trucks, and more. A trophy will be offered up again for the Best Decorated Trunk, and street entertainment for people waiting in line has been added this year. If you’d like to see more…go to www.lakeshoreplace.org. <br /> <br /> It’s also that time of year for the Women’s Service League’s Annual Operation Coats Drive. You are asked to search your closets, attics, basements and beyond for warm coats, hats, and mittens in good, clean condition to warm Those in genuine need. The drive began on October 6th and continues through November 7th with more than 30 local businesses who have set up boxes to collect your donations. They are at many businesses, churches, libraries and schools around Berrien County. During the period from October 24th through the 30th our local Dairy Queens in St. Joseph and Stevensville are donating 20% of sales to Operation Coats as well. Just mention the program when you place your orders that week.<br /> <br /> Finally...a reminder that today, Saturday, October 15th, is Fall Kiwanis Pancake Day at the Whitcomb in St. Joseph. Members of the local Kiwanis Club will offer up their annual treats from 8am until 1pm thanks to donations from Country Kitchen of Benton Harbor and Hardings Supermarket in St. Joe. Your $5 admission goes to fund playground equipment at Kiwanis Park, Riverview Park and the Tot Lot at Pixley & Botham in St. Joe. Don’t miss it!<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great weekend…and we’ll see you next Saturday once again right here in MailMax!<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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