Change Ups: Lakeland Health becomes division of Spectrum Health


From left: Loren B. Hamel, president and CEO of Lakeland Health; Dan Hopp, chairman of Lakeland Health’s board of directors; Dick DeVos, chairman, Spectrum Health System board of directors; and Tina Freese Decker, Spectrum Health president and CEO.

St. Joseph-based Lakeland Health now is a division of Spectrum Health and will be known as Spectrum Health Lakeland. It will continue to be governed by a local board of directors that oversees local operations and ensures capital investment and philanthropic efforts. Spectrum Health and Lakeland Health will continue to build on the pediatric and specialty care connections already established and expand the opportunities to share best practices across the entire Spectrum Health system. The partnership also includes Spectrum Health’s MedNow, a telehealth service that allows patients in Michigan quick access to low-acuity primary care on their mobile device.


Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC announced the addition of Spencer H. Hondorp as a staff accountant in its Grand Rapids office. He previously completed three internships with AHP.

Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC celebrated 25 years in business. Since then, the firm has added six locations across the state, including Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Bay City, Grand Rapids, Midland and Owosso.

Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors hired Brett Watson as manager and Tom Caryl as business adviser.

Phil Church joined Baker Holtz’s accounting team.


Outgoing Mercy Health Saint Mary’s CEO Bill Manns and his wife India are the recipients of the 2018 Visionary Award by LINC UP.

The Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan announced Ottawa County employees Reyna Masko and Juanita Bocanegra and retiree Pat Sosa VerDuin were among the honorees of the Statewide Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations in Saginaw. The award recognizes distinguished Latina leaders who have significant involvement in their communities and their chosen professions.

The Ottawa County Road Commission is the winning entry in the Pride of the Fleet competition at the American Public Works Association Midwest Michigan Branch 2018 Snowplow Roadeo. The OCRC’s winning front plow was painted pink, emblazoned with snowflakes and outlined with a pink ribbon with the words “Fight the fight, find the cure” on the plow to reflect October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


Haviland Products Co. promoted Rob Pawson to national sales manager of surface finishing and anodizing; Dan Church as technical manager; and Jim Knape to national sales manager of commodities and contract manufacturing. Ryan Braunschneider transitioned into technical sales; and Rich Held to technical salesman. Laura Jakel was named account manager.

Jenison-based Arrowaste Inc. acquired Bob’s Disposal.


Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University student Danielle Cavinder received the most fan votes during a design contest sponsored by SMG-managed Van Andel Arena and the Pamella Roland DeVos School of Fashion Studies of Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University for her Elton John collection inspired by his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. She received a $1,000 scholarship for her work, and one of her winning garments was displayed backstage near Elton John’s dressing room when he held his concert at the Van Andel Arena.

Michigan Software Labs in Ada announced a partnership with University of Michigan’s Engineering Career Resource Center to help students prepare for careers in software development and increase job opportunities for graduates.

Ola Smith, chair of West Michigan University’s Department of Accountancy, was elected vice chair of the Michigan State Board of Accountancy.

Robert Kaiser, owner and CEO of Troy-based Gallagher-Kaiser Corp. and alumnus of Western Michigan University, transformed the sales lab at WMU’s Haworth College of Business in Kalamazoo with a major gift. The renovated and expanded facility was named the Robert S. Kaiser Sales, Negotiation and Leadership Lab.

Sixteen hundred faith-based educators from across the state recently met at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and DeVos Place Convention Center for the Michigan Association of Non-public Schools (MANS) Education Conference and Expo. The theme is Educating with Passion and Purpose.


Grand Wealth Management hired Anastasia K. Wiese as a financial adviser and Angela T. Ejsmont as the firm’s client service administrator.

Jay Jandasek, senior portfolio manager with BeManaged, recently earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute.

Merrill Lynch wealth management advisers Kimberly Hammond in Muskegon, and Craig Sharp and Brett Howell in Grand Rapids were named to the 2018 Financial Times annual Top 401 Financial Advisors list.


Madcap Coffee Co. opened a new retail space in downtown Detroit, representing its first foray beyond Grand Rapids.


Streamline Healthcare Solutions in Kalamazoo announced a new partnership with Four Winds Hospitals in the state of New York. Streamline’s SmartCare Electronic Health Record platform will assist in meeting Four Winds’ overarching strategic plan of upgrading both hospitals to a common web-based electronic health record platform and drive care coordination and communication.


Bush Seyferth & Paige PLLC opened an office at the Comerica Bank Building, 151 S. Rose St., in Kalamazoo.

Robert C. Hamilton of Holland was selected as the Ottawa County public defender.

Shannon Dykstra joined West Michigan Law P.C. as office manager of its Zeeland location; West Michigan Law P.C. attorney Adam Zuwerink recently moved his Ottawa County office to 109 E. Main Ave. in downtown Zeeland.


Peaches McCahill, of Grand Rapids, was named chair and president of the Iron Belle Trail Fund Campaign board of directors. The board is engaged in securing and developing trail corridors to create a seamless 2,019-mile trail with two distinct routes, one for bicycling and one for hiking, that connects Michigan from Belle Isle in Detroit to Ironwood in the western Upper Peninsula.


Lacks Enterprises Inc. acquired Kansas City, Kansas-based Emergent Carbon Wheels, a carbon fiber composite wheel technologies and manufacturing firm.

Stiles Machinery opened its doors to nearly 100 students from three local high schools during the recent Manufacturing Day to explain career opportunities within the industry.


Greater Ottawa County United Way announced the additions of Jennifer Bryant as campaign associate and Lisa Bassage as administrative assistant.

The Greater Wyoming Community Resource Alliance, a federally recognized nonprofit that has helped fund disaster relief, disability advocacy, school nutritional programming and more in the greater Wyoming community, recently marked its 10th anniversary.

E-Learning business Inno-Versity was recognized by eLearning Industry as one of 10 showcased companies that develop high value eLearning content.


SpartanNash Co. announced the promotion of Joseph McQuesten to senior vice president, center store and fresh merchandising.


River Bank Events and Media LLC announced Amway will be the title sponsor of the River Bank Run in 2019.


Blue Medora announced it has collaborated with Google Cloud to integrate Blue Medora’s Dimensional Data stream into Google Stackdriver. The partnership, which includes certification of the BindPlane Monitoring-Integration-as-a-Service for Stackdriver, is planned to make it easier for customers to take full advantage of Stackdriver’s observability capabilities in large, complex enterprise environments.

Chris Dumond joined OST as product manager to its OpenDigital team in the firm’s Grand Rapids office.

EarthTronics in Muskegon introduced its Night Sky High Lumen Post Light LED Series to replace high-intensity discharge lamps for sidewalks, walkways and site lighting. The new LED series features an umbrella opening action of the LED lobes that enable the installer to properly focus light down onto the pavement and can assist in meeting dark sky requirements.

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