Change Ups: HGTV host partners with Lake Michigan Credit Union



Builder/carpenter and HGTV host Carter Oosterhouse has formed a marketing partnership with Lake Michigan Credit Union. The Traverse City native will become the “face” of LMCU. The promotional campaign will include TV, radio, print, outdoor, point of sale, Internet, social media and member communications and will include a $25,000 Home Makeover Giveaway.


H&S Companies announced 2013 marks the 30th anniversary for the Michigan-based firm.

Layna Buthker has joined Baker Holtz, CPAs and Advisors, as an associate.


Greenlight Marketing of Traverse City was honored with six ADDY Awards: four Gold, one Silver and a Special Judges.

Marketing communications/PR firm Boileau Communications Management LLC won a Gold ADDY and Best of Show at the 2013 ADDY Awards for its interactive 2012 Annual Report for Holland Board of Public Works.

Office Products Marketing & Advertising Inc. announced Andrea Stone has been appointed account executive.


Bill Zaske has joined TowerPinkster as project manager for higher education.

C2AE announced the additions of Cory Davis, project manager; Tim Cane, architectural designer; Jennifer Middlin, marketing coordinator; and Trystin Vanderstelt, marketing coordinator.


Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan has honored Varnum with the 2013 President’s Corporate Leadership Award in recognition of the law firm’s long-standing relationship with CLF through attorneys’ activities in its Metro Detroit office.

West Michigan Environmental Council volunteer Peter Boogaart is the recipient of the Outstanding Earth Steward Award from Michigan Interfaith Power and Light.


Lake Michigan Credit Union announced Lisa German and Greg Runnels have joined as loan officers for its Holland/Lakeshore office.


Jeanne B. Carlson of Novi and James F. Hettinger of Fennville have been elected to serve for 2013 as chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Western Michigan University board of trustees.


URS Corp. Great Lakes earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ 47th annual Engineering Excellence Awards for it Wadhams Road Bridge replacement project in St. Clair.


IBS Financial Group announced the addition of ERISA 3(38) fiduciary services for retirement plan sponsors, available for advisory relationships only.


Physical therapist Julie Blodgett has joined Northern Physical Therapy.

Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital announced Karen McPhee, superintendent of the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, and Dr. Carole Montgomery, vice president of access and coordination of care for the Spectrum Health Hospital Group and Spectrum Health Medical Group, have joined its board of directors.


Photographer Christine Gribble has completed Special Kids Photography of America training, intended to make photographers’ interaction with special needs children successful.


Graves & Co. announced Anthony B. Grossa has earned his Licensed Insurance Counselor designation, and the addition of June E. Andersen as an account assistant.


Chambers USA 2013 has recognized Warner Norcross & Judd LLP as a leading law firm in Michigan in banking and finance, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, employee benefits and executive compensation and commercial litigation. Ten attorneys also were recognized: James H. Breay; Douglas A. Dozeman; Richard A. Kay; Anthony J. Kolenic Jr.; Mary Jo Larson; John H. McKendry Jr.; Robert H. Skilton III; George L. Whitfield; Lisa B. Zimmer; and Stephen C. Waterbury.

Hilger Hammond announced attorney Mark Rysberg was sworn into the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, enabling the firm to expand its capacity to represent clients in the Federal Court system.

McShane & Bowie PLLC announced the addition of Tom J. Hillegonds as an associate attorney who will work in the firm’s business and corporate, tax planning, tax exempt organizations and estate planning practice groups.

Rhoades McKee PC shareholder Bruce A. Courtade has been recognized by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of its 2013 Leaders in Law.

Sarah K. Willey, administrative member of Miller Johnson, Kalamazoo, has been accepted into the 2013-2014 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program.

Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge attorney D. Adam Tountas was named to the American Society of Legal Advocate’s list of Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, in addition to accepting a membership invitation to the society.

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP announced partner Scott Keller has been named chair of its technology and intellectual property group.


Supply Chain Solutions Inc. announced it has entered a five-year agreement to lease a 38,500-square-foot warehouse in Lafayette, Ind., to better serve client SMG – Shandong Special Industry Group Co. LTD of China.

The Michigan Chapter of the Warehousing Education Research Council announced its 2013 board of directors: president, Randall Gilbert, Stockbridge Consulting Group; vice president, James LeSarge, Dematic Corp.; treasurer, Philip Roy, Stockbridge Consulting; secretary, Marc Gordon, Egemin Automation; Eastern Michigan program director James LaRue; and Western Michigan program director, Donna Randall.


Perrigo announced the addition of Rob Somers, global environmental health and safety director, and the promotion of Corey Berkimer to operations management trainee for the packaging team.

RoMan Manufacturing announced the appointment of Paul Doyle, principal of Paul T. Doyle & Associates LLC, to the board of directors.

Weber Specialties, Kalamazoo, is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a 30,000-square-foot expansion on a 8.5-acre site across from its headquarters. The company employs 65 in metal stamping, tool and die, assembly, fabricating, welding and powder coating occupations.


Amway and Allen Communication Learning Services are recipients of Media Corp. Inc.’s Omni Intermedia Awards for an interactive e-learning product knowledge training for Amway’s Artistry brand.


Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Adoptive Family Support Network’s Executive Director Betsy Boggs to the newly streamlined Child Abuse and Neglect Task Force.


RE/MAX of Michigan recognized RE/MAX United in Rockford as the recipient of the outstanding new franchise for Michigan. Kim Maggini, operations manager, was one of three finalists for outstanding administrator of the year. Also, Tina Johnson and Greg Liszewski have joined the company as Realtor sales associates.


C/D/H announced the addition of Neil Sly as a consultant for the collaboration service area to assist with its SharePoint projects.

NuWave Technology Partners announced the promotion of Chuck Elenbaas to director of operations. Elenbaas will lead the team responsible for next-level business solutions to NuWave’s customers statewide.


The Michigan Department of Transportation Office of Aeronautics recognized URS Corp.-Great Lakes for its design work on a runway project on Mackinac Island.


Discover Kalamazoo sales manager Nate Melvin has earned the designation of Certified Meeting Professional from the Convention Industry Council.

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