CHANGE-UPS

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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.

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