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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer ws Pa per. Ne Good Your January 21, 2012 www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on January 21, 2012 Volume 13, Ver. 03 Moody on The Market As you have likely heard by now, the space that was the longtime home to The Silver Dollar in downtown St. Joseph is just weeks away from re-emerging onto the scene as a great burger bar in the heart of downtown. Ken Kozminski is in the process of not only re-inventing the magic of “The Buck,” he is re-inventing himself in the process. Ken is a hard-driving, laser-focused, and adventurous guy who recently hung up his spikes after years in the corporate world of publicly traded, internation-ally renowned Journal Communications of Milwaukee. That was the parent to his local IPC Print Services which was sold last year to Walsworth Publishing Company of Marceline, Missouri. Armed with years of valuable experi-ence overseeing a complicated but rewarding business, Ken decided he wanted to get to know still more of the local people. Having served in a leadership capacity as the board chairman for Cornerstone Alliance, he became keenly aware of the local business scene and the service gaps we suffer. In his personal analysis, he felt that the loss of the Silver Dollar was felt far and wide, and the market needed once again to enjoy a locally owned, quality-oriented, family-focused restaurant providing exceptional hamburgers, sandwiches and salads paired with Michigan-made beers and wines in the central business district. Ken fully intends to make the hallmark of his new place, which he is calling The Buck Burgers and Brews, the maximum use of locally grown and produced ingredients. The Buck will once again occupy the historic building at 412 State Street which housed the Silver Dollar for most of its 77-year existence. However, he tells me that his research has shown that the building was also a pool hall and a candy company over the years. If you are familiar with the black-brick window frames that the former Port 412 had uncovered during their renovation of the building several years ago, those will become key memorabilia vignettes sharing the history of the building and the community. Ken walked me through the saw dust and paint buckets pointing out where booths will once again populate the ground floor’s main seating area opposite the original bar. Corrugated silver metal panels with deep red painted accents on the walls will create a great feeling for patrons along with a consider-ably lighter and brighter feel to The Buck. In addition to affordable hand-made hamburgers, Ken’s menu will include sandwiches, unique salads and some other promised great surprises to tantalize your taste-buds. He is working hard to replicate some of the best parts of the former Silver Dollar while taking things to the next level. Most of the seating on the second level will be at high-top tables alongside the metal Continued on page 6 M oody Pat Continued from page 1 new site could not be more fitting, nestled enticed to return thanks to the amazing transfor-wainscoting. Customers will largely be invited amongst some of their absolute favorites, or as mation underway. Dawn is currently working to seat themselves for the dining experience, and they call them “The Crown Jewels of Harbor with the crew at WNIT in the fundraising arena Ken hopes to be up and running by April 1st. He Country.” They point to The Vickers Theatre, a to garner underwriters to help the final editing recognizes that lots of people would love to work mere jaunt across the street, Froelich’s a jaunt in work for the initial series of eight episodes. there, but he’s asking everyone to please hold off the opposite direction, and The Acorn Theater a There are a number of sponsorship levels avail-on applying until February 1st so that contractors double jaunt away as sparking their excitement. able and you can reach Dawn at 259-849-5377 to can finish their work. The liquor license transfer They also cite other newcomers like The Dewey learn how you can become a critical part of this is also critical to his opening and that is under-Cannon Winery and the Journeyman Distillery as historic opportunity. She has done an outstand-way in Lansing. Once the place opens for busi-undeniable proof that true spirit seekers are find-ing job thus far, and just needs a boost to get over ness, initial hours of operation will be set at ing Three Oaks to be truly special. Johnny and the top and on the way. 11am until 10pm Monday through Thursday, A prime example of that transformation is Tina have a combined professional photography 11am until midnight on Friday and Saturday, and experience of more than 35-years, and you can the downtown office of Bryan Tutton. A little 11am until 8pm on Sunday. Hours will be over a year ago Bryan opened his Edward Jones see examples of their outstanding work at the adjusted seasonally. Stay tuned for the arrival of Financial Services office at 185 East Main Street www.borterwagner.com. a great new dining option for all of us! Elsewhere in Harbor Country, there’s a new to a chorus of voices telling him it was “way too Ken and others like him need to get in line owner at The New Buffalo Times Newspaper. It early to move a financial services business” into for Bobby Flay’s “Next Food Entrepreneur Star” appears that 22-year veteran Mary Beth Moriarty downtown Benton Harbor. Conversely Bryan opportunity. A new Food Network series is look-is stepping aside after collapsing last month from argues that starting a business is like investing in ing for food entrepreneurs who have little-to-no bleeding ulcers. She is also newly engaged the markets. It is now 2012 and his business is prior professional culinary experience who are according to The Chicago Reader, and wants to growing, the economy is improving, Whirlpool planning to open a brick-and-mortar space where explore the world beyond Michigan’s Great is opening a new building down the street, there will be walk-in customers and aiming to Southwest with her new husband. For the Harbor Shores will soon open its new clubhouse open between now and next fall. Those chosen moment, the newspaper has ceased publication, near the Arts District, and the Senior PGA will receive culinary and business coaching from but will return to the racks on March 1st under Championship is just a few short months away. national chef superstar Bobby Flay. Learn how the new management of Dee Dee Duhn. If you As Bryan will tell you, it can be tough, but there to enter by searching Facebook for The Bobby are familiar with Harbor Country and recognize are advantages to getting into a market a little Flay Project. Good luck! that name, perhaps you are a customer of Dee early over waiting until it’s too late. Happy There’s been another branding change at a Dee’s at New Buffalo’s Custom Imports. She Anniversary, Bryan. Keep up the good work! local gasoline service station. The Sunny Spot at Pet lovers across the region have a brand launched that company in the Miller Beach Pipestone and Empire in Benton Harbor, across neighborhood of Gary, Indiana twenty years ago new web-oriented business begun by two local from the former Mercy Hospital building, is now and moved it to New Buffalo 10 years ago. women who want to feed your furry friends with a national brand. The service station and conve-quality, nutritionally satisfying meals ordered in Good luck with your new venture, Dee Dee! nience store had offered generic fueling since it Meanwhile the media clock is ticking for the convenience of your own home. Anne Reitz was built a couple of years ago, but it has now Dawn Delynne Yarbrough following last month’s and Kelly Kuball have fired up the online affiliated with Marathon Oil Company, selling ribbon-cutting for her new Harbor Lights TV engines for www.PetLiveLongerStore.com. At Marathon gasoline. It is the third re-branding in adventure. Dawn has proven herself to be an that web address you can purchase human grade the region in recent weeks. admirable creator, producer and host of excep-dog or cat food and have it delivered right to Professional photographers Tina Wagner tional images from Michigan’s Great Southwest your door. They contend that your pets can live and * Comparison Johnny Borter relocated Harbor based on have mailed check from the their IRS, which normally arrives 18-25 days after IRS acceptance of your return. Normal time to receive a Refund Anticipation Check (RAC) is 7-14 days after IRS as long by eating much because of and lined an joint partnership acceptance. Standard tax preparation fees apply. Free RAC offer applies to has a RAC loaded up onto an outstanding H&R Block Emerald Prepaid MasterCard® for twice Federal-only returns. Fees apply if half state as return is filed or if Country studio the check village of Three Oaks. bank account. RAC is provided as to a paper or direct deposit into another H&R Block Emerald Prepaid MasterCard is issued by, and RAC is provided by, H&R Block Bank, a Federal Savings you Bank, money in the nutritional satisfaction, saving with WNIT Public Television in South Bend to member FDIC. You must meet legal requirements for opening a bank account. A RAC is a bank deposit, not a loan, and is limited to the size of your refund less applicable fees. You can electronically file Borter Wagner Photography, which is headquar-your return and receive your refund without a RAC, a loan or extra fees. is a Her registered trademark of MasterCard International H&R Block License Number: FRA2. Available the process. The Maine main reason these foods are not air MasterCard her work. 30-minute broadcasts feature Incorporated. at participating offices. has Free RAC offer ©2011 tered in Chicago, had a expires local 2/04/12. presence in HRB Tax Group, Inc. the positive progress of the residents and com-available in stores is because the product is never New Buffalo for a number of years, but they munities of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, as more than six weeks old, and contain no chemi-have shifted their focus to a new storefront at 13 told from the point of view of a Benton Harbor cals, no fillers, nothing artificial and always N. Elm Street in Three Oaks. The two say their native who moved away many years ago and was Continued on page 7 MOODY Get MONEY FAST for FREE* Refund Anticipation Check FREE on an H&R Block Emerald Prepaid MasterCard®. Hurry offer expires February 4, 2012. We’re open and ready to talk taxes! BENTON HARBOR 1613 Mall Drive Phone: 269-926-8838 We’ve moved! 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Moody On The Market

Moody<br /> <br /> As you have likely heard by now, the space that was the longtime home to The Silver Dollar in downtown St. Joseph is just weeks away from re-emerging onto the scene as a great burger bar in the heart of downtown. Ken Kozminski is in the process of not only reinventing the magic of “The Buck,” he is reinventing himself in the process. Ken is a harddriving, laser-focused, and adventurous guy who recently hung up his spikes after years in the corporate world of publicly traded, internationally renowned Journal Communications of Milwaukee. That was the parent to his local IPC Print Services which was sold last year to Walsworth Publishing Company of Marceline, Missouri. Armed with years of valuable experience overseeing a complicated but rewarding business, Ken decided he wanted to get to know still more of the local people. Having served in a leadership capacity as the board chairman for Cornerstone Alliance, he became keenly aware of the local business scene and the service gaps we suffer. In his personal analysis, he felt that the loss of the Silver Dollar was felt far and wide, and the market needed once again to enjoy a locally owned, quality-oriented, family-focused restaurant providing exceptional hamburgers, sandwiches and salads paired with Michiganmade Beers and wines in the central business district. Ken fully intends to make the hallmark of his new place, which he is calling The Buck Burgers and Brews, the maximum use of locally grown and produced ingredients. The Buck will once again occupy the historic building at 412 State Street which housed the Silver Dollar for most of its 77-year existence. However, he tells me that his research has shown that the building was also a pool hall and a candy company over the years. If you are familiar with the blackbrick window frames that the former Port 412 had uncovered during their renovation of the building several years ago, those will become key memorabilia vignettes sharing the history of the building and the community. Ken walked me through the saw dust and paint buckets pointing out where booths will once again populate the ground floor’s main seating area opposite the original bar. Corrugated silver metal panels with deep red painted accents on the walls will create a great feeling for patrons along with a considerably lighter and brighter feel to The Buck. In addition to affordable hand-made hamburgers, Ken’s menu will include sandwiches, unique Salads and some other promised great surprises to tantalize your taste-buds. He is working hard to replicate some of the best parts of the former Silver Dollar while taking things to the next level. Most of the seating on the second level will be at high-top tables alongside the metal Wainscoting. Customers will largely be invited to seat themselves for the dining experience, and Ken hopes to be up and running by April 1st. He recognizes that lots of people would love to work there, but he’s asking everyone to please hold off on applying until February 1st so that contractors can finish their work. The liquor license transfer is also critical to his opening and that is underway in Lansing. Once the place opens for business, initial hours of operation will be set at 11am until 10pm Monday through Thursday, 11am until midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 11am until 8pm on Sunday. Hours will be adjusted seasonally. Stay tuned for the arrival of a great new dining option for all of us!<br /> <br /> Ken and others like him need to get in line for Bobby Flay’s “Next Food Entrepreneur Star” opportunity. A new Food Network series is looking for food entrepreneurs who have little-to-no prior professional culinary experience who are planning to open a brick-and-mortar space where there will be walk-in customers and aiming to open between now and next fall. Those chosen will receive culinary and business coaching from national chef superstar Bobby Flay. Learn how to enter by searching Facebook for The Bobby Flay Project. Good luck!<br /> <br /> There’s been another branding change at a local gasoline service station. The Sunny Spot at Pipestone and Empire in Benton Harbor, across from the former Mercy Hospital building, is now a national brand. The service station and convenience store had offered generic fueling since it was built a couple of years ago, but it has now affiliated with Marathon Oil Company, selling Marathon gasoline. It is the third re-branding in the region in recent weeks.<br /> <br /> Professional photographers Tina Wagner and Johnny Borter have relocated their Harbor Country studio to the village of Three Oaks.Borter Wagner Photography, which is headquartered in Chicago, has had a local presence in New Buffalo for a number of years, but they have shifted their focus to a new storefront at 13 N. Elm Street in Three Oaks. The two say their New site could not be more fitting, nestled amongst some of their absolute favorites, or as they call them “The Crown Jewels of Harbor Country.” They point to The Vickers Theatre, a mere jaunt across the street, Froelich’s a jaunt in the opposite direction, and The Acorn Theater a double jaunt away as sparking their excitement.They also cite other newcomers like The Dewey Cannon Winery and the Journeyman Distillery as undeniable proof that true spirit seekers are finding Three Oaks to be truly special. Johnny and Tina have a combined professional photography experience of more than 35-years, and you can see examples of their outstanding work at the www.borterwagner.com.<br /> <br /> Elsewhere in Harbor Country, there’s a new owner at The New Buffalo Times Newspaper. It appears that 22-year veteran Mary Beth Moriarty is stepping aside after collapsing last month from bleeding ulcers. She is also newly engaged according to The Chicago Reader, and wants to explore the world beyond Michigan’s Great Southwest with her new husband. For the moment, the newspaper has ceased publication, but will return to the racks on March 1st under the new management of Dee Dee Duhn. If you are familiar with Harbor Country and recognize that name, perhaps you are a customer of Dee Dee’s at New Buffalo’s Custom Imports. She launched that company in the Miller Beach neighborhood of Gary, Indiana twenty years ago and moved it to New Buffalo 10 years ago.Good luck with your new venture, Dee Dee!<br /> <br /> Meanwhile the media clock is ticking for Dawn Delynne Yarbrough following last month’s ribbon-cutting for her new Harbor Lights TV adventure. Dawn has proven herself to be an admirable creator, producer and host of exceptional images from Michigan’s Great Southwest and has lined up an outstanding joint partnership with WNIT Public Television in South Bend to air her work. Her 30-minute broadcasts feature the positive progress of the residents and communities of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, as told from the point of view of a Benton Harbor native who moved away many years ago and was Enticed to return thanks to the amazing transformation underway. Dawn is currently working with the crew at WNIT in the fundraising arena to garner underwriters to help the final editing work for the initial series of eight episodes.There are a number of sponsorship levels available and you can reach Dawn at 259-849-5377 to learn how you can become a critical part of this historic opportunity. She has done an outstanding job thus far, and just needs a boost to get over the top and on the way.<br /> <br /> A prime example of that transformation is the downtown office of Bryan Tutton. A little over a year ago Bryan opened his Edward Jones Financial Services office at 185 East Main Street to a chorus of voices telling him it was “way too early to move a financial services business” into downtown Benton Harbor. Conversely Bryan argues that starting a business is like investing in the markets. It is now 2012 and his business is growing, the economy is improving, Whirlpool is opening a new building down the street, Harbor Shores will soon open its new clubhouse near the Arts District, and the Senior PGA Championship is just a few short months away.As Bryan will tell you, it can be tough, but there are advantages to getting into a market a little early over waiting until it’s too late. Happy Anniversary, Bryan. Keep up the good work!<br /> <br /> Pet lovers across the region have a brand new web-oriented business begun by two local women who want to feed your furry friends with quality, nutritionally satisfying meals ordered in the convenience of your own home. Anne Reitz and Kelly Kuball have fired up the online engines for www.PetLiveLongerStore.com. At that web address you can purchase human grade dog or cat food and have it delivered right to your door. They contend that your pets can live twice as long by eating half as much because of the nutritional satisfaction, saving you money in the process. The main reason these foods are not available in stores is because the product is never more than six weeks old, and contain no chemicals, no fillers, nothing artificial and always Carry a 30-day money back guarantee. Check the website yourself and be introduced to Life’s Abundance Premium Health Food for pets with only fresh, natural, wholesome ingredients. You can also reach them by phone at 269-252-7100.Anne, by the way, knows a thing or two about quality food, inasmuch as she is the longtime owner and operator of Caffe Tosi in downtown St. Joseph.<br /> <br /> Golfers who curse the snow can finally scratch their winter itch thanks to the new Sunset Coast Golf Center Winter League 2012. My friend Jeff Terry tells me that this single-man, stroke-play league runs 8-weeks with 9-hole rounds at the Sunset Coast golf simulator just off the intersection of Niles Road and Maiden Lane in St. Joseph Charter Township. Competition on world class courses via the simulator gets underway January 25th. You can register for full league play or only play one week if you wish.Action takes place weeknights at 5:15pm and 7:00pm. Call Jeff today to learn more at 269- 408-8424.<br /> <br /> Winter does have its delights though, and one of them comes your way tonight, Saturday, January 21st, with the Lake Michigan College Winter Delights Festival of Wine, Food and Jazz.This is the 3rd Annual version of that great event and runs from 5 until 9pm tonight in the Grand Upton Hall of the Mendel Center. The musical backdrop for the event is Jazzmin II, featuring local musician Steven Reed. The highlight of the show is the more than 20 Michigan wineries with both winemakers and winery reps on hand to talk about their wines. Tickets at the door are $20 each, and local restaurants will be selling tapastyle samples as well.<br /> <br /> L. C. Maynard of Derby Coins & Collectables and Maycom Communications has asked me to add his voice of thanks to those who engaged the “Shop Local Campaign” this holiday season. He tells me that they, like many downtown St. Joe merchants, had a promising season and even though they have changed their business over the years, local residents have been great to work with and highly supportive. Thanks for sharing,L. C. <br /> <br /> That’s all the time and space for this week, kids. Have a great weekend, continue to shop locally, and we’ll see you next Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cstonealliance.org 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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