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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer IN BRIDGMAN Pa per. ws Ne Your Good January 14, 2012 www.MailMaxOnline.com Continued from page 1 great success of Arkos Design in Niles. Well, now Arvin Delacruz tells me that the firm’s suc-cess has led to the creation of a second office. That new operation is centered in down-town Mishawaka, Indiana. The architectural design agency now has two “Main Street” offices with the creation of their new space at 117 South Main Street in Mishawaka to go along with their headquarters operation at 111 East Main Street in Niles. You can see more of their work online at POSTMASTER: Please deliver on January 14, 2012 Volume 13, Ver. 02 Moody on The Market MOODY I n a few short days the new occupants of that beau-tiful new brick building at the corner of Lincoln & Niles in St. Joseph Charter Township will be making themselves at home. As the new monument sign out front now tells us, the building will be the new home of St. Joseph Dermatology. The building with a cop-per top will welcome Dr. Bill Dimitropoulos and Dr. Clarence Brown early next month. Both are Board Certified Dermatologists who treat patients suffering all forms of disease of the skin, hair and nails for all ages from children to senior citizens. They are well trained in surgical dermatology, medical dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology. From skin cancer removal to Botox…from Psoriasis to acne…the good doc-tors are ready to assist patients and are accepting appointments for their new center. You can reach them at 428-5199…and the new clinic will be open in February at 2570 W. Niles Road. It will be a quick move, inasmuch as their current practice is only a couple of hundred yards away at the 2500 Niles Road medical center in Suite 11. Congratulations on your stunning new home, gentlemen…and best of luck going for-ward. As we settle into the winter groove in Michigan’s Great Southwest, many of our friends and neighbors with a little vacation time on their hands will be winging their way to warmer climates as an escape. This season, a couple of veteran travel experts have teamed up to create a new business venture called The Kesner Group, offering wholesale vacation condo rentals across the globe. The new own-ers and operators of the Kesner Group are Cindy Jones and Stefani Conner. They concentrate their trade on condominium vacations in the U.S., Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, and Europe. Whether you’re looking to get in a ski trip, plan your Spring Break getaway, or even family reunions, Cindy and Stefani are at the ready with wholesale pricing at hot week rates starting as low as $399.00 for seven nights. Both women are lifelong residents of the local community. Cindy was a top condo sales agent for seven years with a vacation travel club, and Stefani was co-owner of Destinations Unlimited in Coloma as well as a team leader for the vacation travel club. They can also arrange for monthly rates for those interested in extended stay options. You can reach the Kesner Group online at their email thekesnergroup@yahoo.com or via phone week-days from 9am til 6pm at 269-277-6386 or 269-252-6984. A couple of weeks ago I shared with you the M oody Pat TOP Dollar, Hands Down! We Buy Old Pocket Watches NEED EXTRA MONEY? COIN COLLECTIONS Gold & Silv er SERVING YOU LOCALLY FOR 30 YEARS www.arkosdesigninc.com including their recent work at Lake Michigan College’s Napier Avenue Campus. Speaking of that Napier Campus, my friends at Lake Michigan College would like to invite you to their 17 th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Award Ceremony featur-ing Hall of Famer and former Detroit Lion Lem Barney. That affair takes place with a continental breakfast beginning at 7:45am this coming Monday morning, January 16 th in the Mendel Center’s Grand Upton Hall. The event is free and open to the public with the cel-ebration starting at 8:15am. The week-long King celebration continues on Tuesday the 17 th at 12:15pm at the Mendel Center with the program, “What Are You Doing For Others?” That is a keynote speech by the Rev. Kenneth Flowers. The theme continues on Wednesday, the 18 th in the Napier Campus Planetarium at 12:15 with a focus on volunteer opportunities in the area. • NAPIER GOLD 2616 Niles Ave., St. Joseph Mon-Fri 10:30am-6pm, Sat. 11am-3pm LMC will continue the focus on Dr. King next month with the dramatic performance on the Mendel Mainstage of “I Have a Dream” The Life and Times of Martin Luther King Jr. That event is a paid performance with tickets now on sale at the Mendel Center Box Office ranging from $11 to $16 each. The show will be staged at 7pm on Thursday, February 2 nd . With millions of American workers facing the potential missed opportunity to claim up to $5,750.00 in federal income tax because they don’t claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Lake Michigan College is offering free tax preparation services at the M-TEC Center at 400 Klock Road in Benton Harbor. Business instructor Greg Iwaniuk says that the school wants to give back to the community by offering the free service to residents. The first of 17 free walk-in sessions will take place at M-TEC on Saturday, January 28 th from 9am until 1pm. The second is Tuesday, January 31 st from 4:30pm until 8pm. The balance of the free sessions will take place on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings off and on until April 10 th . You will need a photo ID, Social Security cards, and a number of other documents regarding your income and finances. Greg has more informa-tion at 269-695-2949. 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In a few short days the new occupants of that beautiful new brick building at the corner of Lincoln & Niles in St. Joseph Charter Township will be making themselves at home. As the new monument sign out front now tells us, the building will be the new home of St. Joseph Dermatology. The building with a copper top will welcome Dr. Bill Dimitropoulos and Dr. Clarence Brown early next month. Both are Board Certified Dermatologists who treat patients suffering all forms of disease of the skin, hair and nails for all ages from children to senior citizens. They are well trained in surgical dermatology, medical dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology. From skin cancer removal to Botox…from Psoriasis to acne…the good doctors are ready to assist patients and are accepting appointments for their new center. You can reach them at 428-5199…and the new clinic will be open in February at 2570 W. Niles Road. It will be a quick move, inasmuch as their current practice is only a couple of hundred yards away at the 2500 Niles Road medical center in Suite 11. Congratulations on your stunning new home, gentlemen…and best of luck going forward.<br /> <br /> As we settle into the winter groove in Michigan’s Great Southwest, many of our friends and neighbors with a little vacation time on their hands will be winging their way to warmer climates as an escape. This season, a couple of veteran travel experts have teamed up to create a new business venture called The Kesner Group, offering wholesale vacation condo rentals across the globe. The new owners and operators of the Kesner Group are Cindy Jones and Stefani Conner. They concentrate their trade on condominium vacations in the U. S., Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, and Europe. Whether you’re looking to get in a ski trip, plan your Spring Break getaway, or even family reunions, Cindy and Stefani are at the ready with wholesale pricing at hot week rates starting as low as $399.00 for seven nights. Both women are lifelong residents of the local community. Cindy was a top condo sales agent for seven years with a vacation travel club, and Stefani was co-owner of Destinations Unlimited in Coloma as well as a team leader for the vacation travel club. They can also arrange for monthly rates for those interested in extended stay options. You can reach the Kesner Group online at their email thekesnergroup@yahoo.com or via phone weekdays from 9am til 6pm at 269-277-6386 or 269- 252-6984.<br /> <br /> A couple of weeks ago I shared with you the Great success of Arkos Design in Niles. Well, now Arvin Delacruz tells me that the firm’s success has led to the creation of a second office.<br /> <br /> That new operation is centered in downtown Mishawaka, Indiana. The architectural design agency now has two “Main Street” offices with the creation of their new space at 117 South Main Street in Mishawaka to go along with their headquarters operation at 111 East Main Street in Niles. You can see more of their work online at www.arkosdesigninc.com including their recent work at Lake Michigan College’s Napier Avenue Campus.<br /> <br /> Speaking of that Napier Campus, my friends at Lake Michigan College would like to invite you to their 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Award Ceremony featuring Hall of Famer and former Detroit Lion Lem Barney. That affair takes place with a continental breakfast beginning at 7:45am this coming Monday morning, January 16th in the Mendel Center’s Grand Upton Hall. The event is free and open to the public with the celebration starting at 8:15am. The week-long King celebration continues on Tuesday the 17th at 12:15pm at the Mendel Center with the program, “What Are You Doing For Others?” That is a keynote speech by the Rev. Kenneth Flowers. The theme continues on Wednesday, the 18th in the Napier Campus Planetarium at 12:15 with a focus on volunteer opportunities in the area.<br /> <br /> LMC will continue the focus on Dr. King next month with the dramatic performance on the Mendel Mainstage of “I Have a Dream” The Life and Times of Martin Luther King Jr. That event is a paid performance with tickets now on sale at the Mendel Center Box Office ranging from $11 to $16 each. The show will be staged at 7pm on Thursday, February 2nd.<br /> <br /> With millions of American workers facing the potential missed opportunity to claim up to $5,750.00 in federal income tax because they don’t claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Lake Michigan College is offering free tax preparation services at the M-TEC Center at 400 Klock Road in Benton Harbor. Business instructor Greg Iwaniuk says that the school wants to give back to the community by offering the free service to residents. The first of 17 free walk-in sessions will take place at M-TEC on Saturday, January 28th from 9am until 1pm. The second is Tuesday, January 31st from 4:30pm until 8pm. The balance of the free sessions will take place on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings off and on until April 10th. You will need a photo ID, Social Security cards, and a number of other documents regarding your income and finances. Greg has more information at 269-695-2949.<br /> <br /> Entrepreneurs across the region have long bemoaned the meager opportunities for venture capital on the local scene. A new partnership between Fifth Third Bank and the Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services team may help that scene greatly. The new credit opportunity for under-served entrepreneurs will offer loans from $500 to $5,000.00, although larger amounts may be considered. The money can be used to purchase business equipment, supplies, materials, inventory and some working capital. You can learn more about this exciting new opportunity by contacting the Small Business Services team at 925-6100.<br /> <br /> Attention Harbor Country: Pull the gown and tux from your closet and put on your dancing shoes! It’s just about time for the New Buffalo Business Association’s annual Second Season Ball – A Chocolate Fantasy! It’s the highlight of the Winter Fest in New Buffalo and it’s coming on Saturday, February 4th as a black-tie optional event and one major party. Following an open bar for the first hour featuring signature Chocolate Martinis and appetizers from local restaurants comes a full-service dinner and chocolate- lovers dessert bar. Then, dance the night away to music from Impact 7. New this year is a photo booth from instant memories. Things get underway at 6pm at the Heston Hills Banquet Center in LaPorte, Indiana, and tickets are $75 each at 888-660-6222. Check it out!<br /> <br /> To condition your body for all that chocolate intake, the Physical Fitness/Wellness Department of Lake Michigan College is sponsoring the 2012 Southwestern Michigan Dump Your Plump Contest. I told you about the impending return a couple of weeks ago, and informational meetings are set for the Napier Campus on the 17th, the Niles Campus on the 19th, the South Haven Campus on the 23rd and back at the Napier Campus on the 25th. All meetings start at 5pm and the contest itself will run from February 9th through April 20th. Your team can range anywhere from 4 to 10 people and the cost is just $25 per person. If you have questions, you can reach Don Alsbro at 921-7176. Good luck!<br /> <br /> The Women’s Service League of Berrien County is putting the finishing touches on planning for their 53rd Annual Charity Ball slated for Saturday, February 4th at the Cravings Ballroom in downtown St. Joseph to benefit the Jay’s Kids Fund. Named in honor of Jay Gargano who died at the age of 15 from a rare form of brain cancer, the endowment fund was formed by Jay’s desire to help other children with cancer. Showtime for the ball is 7pm with a cocktail hour followed by dinner and dancing at the black tie optional event. The ticket deadline is at hand…so visit www.womensserviceleague.org immediately to be a part of it.<br /> <br /> Wedding World 2012 presented by Mid- West Family Broadcasting is rapidly approaching! It’s two weeks out, coming Saturday, January 28th at the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center’s Grand Upton Hall with fashion shows in the Hanson Theater. More than 50 vendors providing everything from Catering, Floral Services, Banquet Halls and Wedding Gowns to DJ Services and Limos will be on hand along with over $3,000 dollars in door prizes including a Honeymoon Cruise from Cruise Planners/Advantage Travel. Brides can register for free online at www.983thecoast.com.<br /> <br /> If you’re already married, or not getting married anytime soon, but still would like to enjoy some fun that Saturday the 28th, the Baroda Blossom Queen Committee would like to invite you to take part in their new Scrap-AThon Fundraiser at the Baroda American Legion Hall. That event will run all day from 8am until 10pm and your $35 entry fee includes an 8-foot table, lunch and dinner, and free water and coffee. Call today at 422-2745 to reserve your spot at the Baroda Queen Scrap-A-Thon.<br /> <br /> My friends at the Berrien Community Foundation have asked me to alert you to the return of the “Heart of Cook” Grant Program application process. Applications are now being taken with a deadline of February 8th for grants focused on educational projects, human services programs that support families, and environmental protection and preservation projects. The program is funded by the men and women from Indiana Michigan Power Company’s Cook Nuclear Plant, where employees comprise the grant review committee. Last year’s project contributed $53,000.00 to 37 non-profit programs. Applications and guidelines can be found online at www.berriencommunity.org. Good luck.<br /> <br /> A new video conference on Love & Respect is coming to Bridgman’s Immanuel Lutheran Church on Friday and Saturday February 10th and 11th according to Pastor Jon Benewald. Based on the best-selling book, Love & Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, the conference is a dynamic, high-energy, practical seminar designed to help couples and singles achieve the relationship of their dreams. You can register online at www.loveandrespect.com. Doing so by January 30th will save you $5.00 off the fee which goes up at the first of February.<br /> <br /> If Anna Russo Sieber has her way, this will be a not-so-boring winter in the Benton Harbor Arts District. She has just rolled out her exciting new class line-up at The ARS Gallery with some new offerings like Detox Yoga…Mosaic Bottles & Boxes…Painted Panels and more, and lots of old favorites like the Art of Entertaining, Cabernet & Canvas, and a children’s mixed media class on Saturday mornings. Let the gallery keep you warm, art-educated, and happy this winter. Check the line-up yourself online at www.annarussoart.com. <br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great weekend…and we’ll see you again next Saturday right here in MailMax !<br /> <br /> Pat Moody <br /> Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce <br /> pmoody@cstonealliance.org 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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