Change-Ups: Acosta joins Independent Bank as digital marketing manager

Frank Acosta Jr. is Independent Bank’s new digital marketing manager. He will focus on management of the bank’s website and social media platforms, as well as search engine optimization and search engine marketing.

Change-Ups: Jenks promoted to principal architect

Paradigm Design has promoted senior architect and design director Aaron Jenks to principal architect. Jenks joins the current ownership team including William Brunner, Bill Hadlock, Joe Greco and Dave Hendershott. Jenks will continue to work in the Grand Rapids office and will be responsible for leading the design department and work with the business development team.

Change-Ups: Feeding America West Michigan receives $10,000 grant

Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance have donated $10,000 to Feeding America West Michigan, a nonprofit organization dedicated to gathering and distributing food to relieve hunger and increase food security in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

Change-Ups: Wightman wins Michigan Concrete Association Award

Consulting firm Wightman recently was honored by Michigan Concrete Association with the organization’s Michigan Awards of Excellence in the Structural – Transportation category for its work on the Halbert Road Culvert replacement project.

Change-Ups: Dipiazzo joins Chow Hound as CMO

Dan Dipiazzo has joined Chow Hound Pet Supplies as chief marketing officer. He has more than 30 years of marketing and communications experience. Most recently he spent 16 years as a vice president leading marketing at SeaWorld and Busch Gardens theme parks.

Change-Ups: KCCU’s newest branch receives LEED certification

Kellogg Community Credit Union’s newest branch at 2270 Gezon Pkwy. in Wyoming is LEED-Certified.

Change-Ups: WMTA digital cookbook features West Michigan recipes

The West Michigan Tourist Association has rounded up the area’s best recipes for home cooks to try their hands at.

Change-Ups: King is crowned MSU outstanding alumni

Coleen King, president and founder of King Media, a full-service marketing, advertising, public relations and digital media agency founded in 1999, is the recipient of a 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award by the Michigan State University College of Communication Arts & Sciences.

Change-Ups: Prein&Newhof garners engineering awards

Prein&Newhof recently garnered the Engineering Honorable Conceptor Award and the People’s Choice Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan for its work on Plainfield Charter Township’s Water Treatment Pilot Study for PFAS Removal project.

Change-Ups: Romeo now working for alma mater

Beth Romeo is working for her alma mater. She recently was hired as Olivet College’s new senior director of alumni engagement and annual giving.

Change-Ups: ACOPNE appoints Weykamp public trustee

The Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port and Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE), a national board-certifying agency, has appointed St. Joseph-based Edgewater Resources President Greg Weykamp as public trustee to the board.

Change-Ups: Stockmeyer’s academic paper receives 2020 Cohn Prize

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School professor emeritus Otto Stockmeyer was awarded the 2020 Cohn Prize for Law and Public Policy by The Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters.

Change-Ups: Kent Companies promotes its first female VP

Kent Companies, a third-generation family-owned commercial and industrial construction business, has promoted Leah Gradl to vice president of support operations, becoming the company’s first...

Change-Ups: Nature center now sensory inclusive

Blandford Nature Center is now certified as sensory inclusive. Partnering with KultureCity, the certification process ensures the center’s programs and events are staffed by...

Change-Ups: O-A-K hires project manager with SW Michigan focus

Courtney James comes to Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. with 20 years of construction management and architectural experience, managing projects up to $70 million, with a large...

Change-Ups: Brame named to 2020 Leaders in the Law Class

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Grand Rapids Associate Dean and Professor Tracey Brame has been named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Leaders in the...

Change-Ups: Olsen appointed MLCC chair

Steve Olsen, president of Muskegon-based Northern Machine Tool, has been appointed board chair of the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce. Olsen will provide the...

Change-Ups: Casino promotes Vanderband

Virginia Vanderband was promoted to executive director of operational development and training of Wayland-based Gun Lake Casino. Vanderband started with the casino more than...

Change-Ups: Sutter joins state’s first environmental justice council

Alison Waske Sutter, the city of Grand Rapids’ sustainability and performance management officer, was appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to serve on the state’s...

Change-Ups: Meijer scores 100% on LGBTQ workplace equality

Walker-based Meijer recently received a score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report...