About Us

2011 Cornerstone Platinum Award Winner

Living the Good Life in the Great Southwest Michigan

Be Our Guest Housing Specialists have deep roots in our community. The five of us will offer you a superb range of knowledge of the area and of all the many fun things to do. We are sport enthusiasts so you can always strike up a conversation with us about sailing, boating, golfing and diving.

As local business owners, we are members of the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce and other business organizations that provide us unparalleled connections to other local businesses. Joan and Nancy are Cornerstone Chamber Ambassadors and are eagerly involved in activities that promote Southwest Michigan.

When planning your trip contact us to help you find homes that best suit your needs or your organization’s guests. We tour the properties listed on our site to assure that the interests of both Hosts and Guests will be met and every detail is fulfilled.

2012 Cornerstone Chamber Platinum Award Winner

2012 Cornerstone Chamber Platinum Award Winner

We will also supply contacts for on-site certified chefs, restaurant reservations, golf tee times and other hospitality needs.

Be Our Guest Michigan, LLC is owned and operated in Benton Harbor/St. Joseph by:

Nancy McDonnall – Owner of NMAC Marketing Consultants, she is grateful to Whirlpool Corporation for bringing her to this great area from the corn fields of Indiana. Nancy also has worked locally as a real estate agent and owned her own real estate agency. She manages her own real estate rentals and understands the needs of renters and rental owners.

Joan Walters – Owner of JR Walters Resources, Joan’s experience in human resource management and tradeshow management and promotion gives her first-hand experience in providing both individual and corporate solutions for small and large events. Along with her partner, John Bolger, she owns a number of rental properties in the area that keeps both in touch with the local housing market.

Joan and John were long-time residents of Kalamazoo. Over the years they took day trips to the lakeshore and finally decided to make a permanent move to the Big Lake. They spent two years visiting and evaluating the many lakeshore communities. They decided on St. Joseph/Benton Harbor because of the area’s thriving year round activities with great shopping , friendly people, and a solid economic base.

John Bolger – John has a wealth of experience in owning and renting apartments and homes. His past experience includes LTC insurance brokerage ownership, real estate sales, supervisory leadership, tradeshow management and promotion and employee recruiting. John knows how to find the right options for local Hosts and Guests.

Judy Cannan – As a certified PMP, Judy is organized and an outstanding problem solver. Longtime Chicago residents, Judy and Bob Walck purchased a second home in southwest Michigan in 2001. After moving to Michigan full time, utilized their knowledge of the market to start Harbortown Concierge, a company which serves the second home owner market in maintaining and renting their homes along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Bob Walck – Bob currently is an agent for Coldwell Banker Advantage in Stevensville, MI. He knows the local housing market and through Harbortown Concierge, he has developed a wide range of contacts to assist his clientele. Previously Bob was a media professional in Chicago and Seattle.

The great photography on this site is generously donated by local amatuer photographers. We would like to thank our friends Sheila Miller, Brian Lieberg, and Jennifer Lehner for allowing us to use their photos.

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