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Change Ups: Mel Trotter accepting food for holiday baskets

November 8, 2013
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Mel Trotter Ministries is collecting food for Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for people in need. The nonprofit Christian ministry’s goal is to collect 35,000 pounds of nonperishable food items to fill 1,200 holiday meal boxes and supplement the food pantry. Food items may be dropped off in the blue barrels at Mel Trotter Ministries, 225 Commerce Ave. SW, its four retail stores, or at participating Biggby Coffee or Chemical Bank locations. Details: meltrotter.org/brown-bag-food-drive.

ADVERTISING & MARKETING

Adrienne Asselmeier has joined the marketing team of Cull Group as a digital marketing strategist.

ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING

Progressive AE announced C. Jonathan Clark, AIA, EDAC, has earned the certification of the American College of Healthcare Architects.

TowerPinkster announced the addition of Adam Doubblestein, principal-in-charge/project manager, and Ryan Archer, designer.

AWARDS

Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Michigan has awarded Vos Glass Inc. two 2013 Awards of Excellence for exterior and interior glazing of Gordon Food Services’ corporate offices.

BANKING

Joel Redeker has been named senior vice president of equipment finance at The Bank of Holland.                                                                                                          

Lake Michigan Financial Corp. announced it has appointed Garth Deur chief executive officer.

Northpointe Bank announced the relocation of the Grand Haven loan center to 506 Miller Drive.

CONSTRUCTION

C.D. Barnes Construction announced Elite Baseball and Softball has selected it to construct its new 47,700-square-foot training center at 5920 Clyde Park Ave. in Wyoming.

G.O. Construction, the joint venture team comprised of GDK Construction, of Holland, and Owen-Ames-Kimball Co., of Grand Rapids, announced it has been hired to manage the $31 million Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts project at Hope College. The 64,000-square-foot construction development marks the third project it will oversee for Hope College.

Orion Real Estate Solutions announced the addition of public relations coordinator Jason Wheeler.

EDUCATION

Grand Rapids Community College, in partnership with Safety Technology USA, announced it has become the first training provider in the United States to be awarded Global Wind Organization accreditation to deliver basic safety training to wind-farm workers.

Miller Johnson attorney Craig H. Lubben was named vice-chair of the Calvin College board of trustees.

HEALTH

Michelle Troseth has been selected chair of the Academy of Nursing’s Expert Panel for Information & Technology. Troseth is the chief professional practice officer for Elsevier Clinical Solutions and campaign chair for the Bonnie Wesorick Center for Healthcare Transformation at Grand Valley State University’s Kirkhof College of Nursing.

National Research Corp. has recognized Spectrum Health with the 2013 Consumer Choice Award, as the most preferred hospital for overall quality and image in two West Michigan markets: Grand Rapids and Holland/Grand Haven.

Northern Physical Therapy announced the additions of Lisa Ripka, occupational therapist, Coopersville clinic; Corey Kuipers, physical therapist, Coopersville and Grant clinics; Katie Bryan, patient care specialist, Coopersville clinic; and Jenni Marlette, patient care specialists, Cedar Springs clinic.

Paul Peabody has joined Bronson Healthcare as vice president, information technology, and chief information officer.

HUMAN SERVICES

Women’s Resource Center, 678 Front NW, Suite 180, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with an open house.

Varnum attorney Tim Lundgren has been elected to the board of directors of The Arc Kent County, a nonprofit, charitable organization that advocates for the rights and full participation of children and adults with intellectual and other related developmental disabilities.

LEGAL

Heidi Lyon, a partner with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, has been named chair of the law firm’s professional staff committee. The firm alsoannounced the addition of attorneys Racheal E. Fox, Amy L Fredrickson, Patrick M. Gunton, Kelly R. Hollingsworth and Ford J. Turrell.

Miller Canfield announced it has been selected 2013 Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year by the Legal Aid and Defender Association.

LOGISTICS

Bryan Duncan has been hired as a senior account executive in Wynright Corp.’s new Grand Rapids office, 701 Three Mile Road, Walker.

MANUFACTURING

Tubelite Inc. announced the appointment of Glen Barfknecht to vice president of operations.

PUBLIC SERVICE

Gov Rick Snyder announced the appointment of David Worthams, of Kalamazoo, to the Michigan Board of Real Estate Appraisers.

RETAIL

Cabela stores nationwide, including the Grandville store at 3000 44th St., are honoring all veterans and active duty military and reserve, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel from Nov. 11-12 with the Hometown Heroes discount. Those who present service identification to a cashier will receive a discount on virtually everything in the store.

Dollar General announced the opening of a new store at 3607 68th St., Caledonia.

SERVICES

SERVPRO of the Lakeshore announced Julio Zavala and Ryan Hobbs have qualified as certified water damage restoration technicains. Also, Mary Wetmore has joined the company as a commercial marketing representative.

SPORTS

West Michigan Sports Commission announced the inaugural Meijer State Games of Michigan’s 2014 Winter Games will have a line-up of 12 sports: basketball, BMX-indoor, bowling, ice hockey, fatbike, racquetball, rowing-indoor, ski and snowboard, speed skating, snowball softball, snowshoe/trail run and wrestling.

TECHNOLOGY

Service Express Inc. announced the addition of Allison Totten, customer support coordinator; Katie Davidson, sales development representative; Katy Ballema, contract billing specialist; and Tricia Schupra, contract pricing specialist.

Star Logic Solutions LLC announced it has added a drop-off computer repair service, and the additions of new employees David Wesley Anderson and Lee Tennille.

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