Change Ups: Van’s Delivery earns safety award


Van’s Delivery Service earned the Linda E. Anderson Award from Employers for Better Health & Safety, a nonprofit initiative supported by Certified Risk Architects at Ottawa Kent Insurance in Jenison. The award is given to area employers that provide employees CPR and first-aid training, as well as install heart defibrillators at their businesses. Van’s employees recently underwent hours of training in basic first aid, CPR and use of AEDs.


Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The Grand Rapids firm has been locally owned and controlled since its inception in 1941.


Seven Generations Architecture and Engineering in Kalamazoo announced the additions of project coordinators Eric Phillips and Jim Keefer Jr., and interior designer Stephanie Hall.


Lance Werner, director of Kent District Library, has been named a Mover and Shaker in the library industry by national publication Library Journal.


Grand Rapids Public Museum announced the honorees for the 8th Annual Jay and Betty Van Andel Legacy Awards, which recognizes individuals for positive impact in the community: Jay and Betty Van Andel Lifetime Achievement Award: John C. Kennedy; Dave and Carol Van Andel Leadership Award: Lyman Parks Jr.; and “The Casey” Award: Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens. The awards will be presented at a gala Nov. 10.

Home Renewal Systems LLC received the 2016 Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation for rehabilitating Fremont High School in Fremont into a 38-unit senior housing building.

Michigan Celebrates Small Business announced the following West Michigan companies are recipients of Michigan 50 Companies to Watch awards: Abcor Industries, Holland; BizStream, Allendale; Code Blue Corp., Holland; Inneractive Media, Grand Rapids; IP Consulting Inc., Kentwood; ITC Inc., Holland; Modustri, Grand Rapids; Smart Bottoms, Ada; Stewart Industries LLC, Battle Creek; and The Service Professor Inc., Grand Rapids.


Lake Michigan Credit Union has hired Donna Shene as senior mortgage loan officer servicing the Macomb County area.

Mercantile Bank of Michigan announced the additions to its mortgage team with the appointment of Mike Yates, senior vice president, mortgage sales manager, and Sarah Smith,assistant vice president, mortgage operations manager.


Heather Waller has joined Kentwood Office Furniture’s Grand Rapids office as senior account manager.


For the second year in a row, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry has named Thompson Remodeling the 2016 East Central Regional CotY winner in the Residential Bath $50,001-$75,000 category.


Disher announced the additions of Vicki Zylstra, project manager; Jim Hargrove, product development engineer; and Robert Oswald, program manager.

DMC Design announced the construction of a building that will house its new offices at 523 Ada Drive in the Ada Village re-development.The building is a partnership between Dixon Architecture and DMC Design and will feature two office suites on the second level housing each business. The main level will include two to three retail units.


David Muilenberg of Discovery Financial LLC has qualified for the Top of the Table of the Million Dollar Round Table – The Premier Association of Financial Professionals. Muilenberg is a 33-year MDRT member and 11-time Top of the Table qualifier.

Principal Financial Group announced nine members of the firm qualified for its Premier Club: Conrad Beeler, Richard Diaz, Steven Handeland, Nick McCleary, Kirk Sempsrott, Jon Solitro, Jeff VanStrien, John Woodward and Bill Woodworth. Three members have qualified for Honor Council Award: Ryan Donovan, Ryan Moser and Steve Grimes.


Spectrum Health’s Butterworth and Blodgett Hospitals and Zeeland Community Hospital have been named among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics.


City Flats Hotel in Holland has received an award from Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof for diversifying its workforce by employing adults who have mental illness with the support of Clubhouse employment and recovery centers.Clubhouses are community centers for those recovering from mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and major depression.


Smith Haughey announced the addition of its fifth office, at 170 College Ave., Suite 320, Holland. Attorneys John R. Marquis and Jaron J. Nyhof will join the firm as the backbone of the new office.


Pro-Vision Video Systems in Byron Center has added Jonathan Sessions, video production coordinator, to its marketing team.


First Tee of West Michigan, All Saints Academy,Senior Meals on Wheels and Health Intervention Services have received $5,000 each from Old National Bank’s Choose Your Charity promotion.

Habitat for Humanity of Kent County has appointed Susan Halteman director of development. Halteman has more than 15 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector.


Innereactive Media has been recognized as one of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch for 2016. Winners will be recognized at the 12th Annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business event May 5 in Lansing.


Gov. Rick Snyder announced the reappointment of Christian Meyer of Grand Rapids to the Electronic Recording Commission.


NAI Wisinski of West Michigan has received 12 CoStar Power Broker Awards from CoStar Group Inc., a provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. 


Car dealership Betten announced it changed its name to Betten Baker.

Sales manager Drew Johnson has joined Van’s Sport Center, a Grand Rapids provider of outboard parts and marine parts and accessories.


Andy Vidro, co-director of the Grand Rapids Triathlon and Michigan Titanium Triathlon, has been appointed to the USA Triathlon National Board of Race Directors.


Appropos announced the expansion of its staff to include three new project managers, as well as its new offices at 678 Front Ave. NW, Suite 100, which will bring all its services under one roof. Completion is expected for fall 2016. The expansion results from growing demand for Volta, its product documentation service.

Genius Phone Repair in Grandville will now fix any make and model of desktop and laptop computer, from hardware to software repairs on MACs and PCs.

NeXt I.T., headquartered in Muskegon, announced CRN, a brand of The Channel Co.,has named NeXt I.T. to its 2016 Managed Service Provider 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. 

Open Systems Technologies received the 2016 Outstanding Growth Award from the Association for Corporate Growth West Michigan.

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