Harbor Shores propaganda is constant in Whirlpool's "company" paper, the Herald Palladium. Below are parts of two "golf" articles, each followed by reader comments.
[photo] Karl and Karen Karg of Glen Ellyn, Ill., enjoy hamburgers as they sit in front of a mural at the North Shore Inn Tuesday. The mural was painted by Eric Bradford and was commissioned to celebrate the recent Champions for Change golf match featuring Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Johnny MIller. The restaurant is near the 13th and 14th holes of The Golf Club at Harbor Shores, where the match was played.
Officials, business owners: Harbor Shores golf course grand opening event already paying dividends for area
By Julie Swida-H-P
Friday, September 10, 2010
BENTON HARBOR - The grand opening of The Golf Club at Harbor Shores was more than a fun event that participants and spectators will remember for the rest of their lives, Harbor Shores and other community officials said Thursday.
The event will have a far-reaching effect on the economy and reputation of the Twin Cities area, said the officials, who spoke to reporters at a media roundtable meeting Thursday...
We Liked The Livery Beer Flow Stats wrote on Sep 10, 2010 2:06 PM:
" we liked the Livery increased beer flow stats in the chart that went with the press release, oops, the well researched and sourced "news" story - more drunk drivers for the cops to pull over and generate revenue from. "
Pollyanna Belts Out Kumbayah wrote on Sep 10, 2010 2:07 PM:
" Pollyanna breaks out yet another resounding rendition of Kumbayah. Stenography at its finest. "
Oswald Spengler wrote on Sep 10, 2010 3:02 PM:
" Man, that mural is so cheesy. I hope they haven't gotten rid of the bullfighting scene, with the big 3-D bull! "
Dan Loops wrote on Sep 10, 2010 4:00 PM:
" This is a great thing... But the "participants and spectators will remember for the rest of their lives." comments have to stop. And lets face it, Whirlpool (Kitchen Aid) was not "selected", they bought (they are sponsers) the 2012 and 2014 Senior PGA Championships. Not knocking what this brings to the community. But the bombastic marketing and over the top verbal junk is insulting to most people's intelligence. "
Albaby wrote on Sep 10, 2010 8:30 PM:
" Is the airconditioner a Whirlpool? That's a classy location for the mural. Right uinder the A/C. LOL "
Resident wrote on Sep 11, 2010 9:54 AM:
" As a long time resident and very involved in the development of the Arts District, I take offense that in some way, Harbor Shores had anything to do with that neighborhood coming alive. If it had not been the hard work and personal cost of those who bought and worked their butt off to get the Arts District going, there would be no Arts District. Whirlpool, Cornerstone, Harbor Shores had nothing to do with it. For that matter they did nothing to help other than be a bank and give out loans, and not great ones at that. Cornerstone has lied to many business owners in BH. I personally worked with the Benton Harbor Children's Art Fair for 6 years, Where was Whirlpool then? The District was always alive, now it is just to their benefit to advertise for it. Nothing stopped them from doing it years ago - but there was no benefit for them then. It is not their work - so stop taking the credit. Any place benefits when you have a PR firm working nonstop to promote it. "
Golf challenge by the numbers
Friday, September 10, 2010
BENTON HARBOR - The national spotlight was on Benton Harbor on Aug. 10 as four golf legends played at the grand opening of the Golf Club at Harbor Shores.
About 4,000 people watched as Tom Watson, Arnold Palmer, Johnny Miller and Jack Nicklaus, the course designer, raised $1 million in the Champions for Change golf tournament. The money was given to the Benton Harbor Boys & Girls Club...
Resident wrote on Sep 11, 2010 3:36 PM:
" So how much free food and T-shirts and raffle tickets did you offer to get your statistics up?
Did Harbor Shore's ever get permission slips from the parents of the kids they used for their Earthday photo opportunity? When they had the youth of Benton Harbor cleaning up a known contaminated site adjacent to Jean Klock Park.
They continue to use the youth over and over again to pretend like they are really making a difference. Summer jobs taught them how to push a broom to clean not their streets, but Harbor Shore's streets. Challenging and rewarding work.
It is disgusting to read and reread this crappy PR is to how wonderful this all is. There is definitely better news to report Herald Palladium. Haven't you been bought off enough? Give it a rest with Harbor Shores. It is really nauseating. "