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Change ups: Watermark Grille to be redesigned, renamed
RedWater Restaurant Group is redesigning its Watermark Grille in Cascade, including a new restaurant concept and doubling the size of the banquet space. Work is slated for completion by late spring. Plans include a 100-seat open-design restaurant and lounge, central stone fireplace and indoor/outdoor seating, a 48-seat wine room and an expanded outdoor covered patio with fire pits. A new name for the restaurant is part of the new development.
ADVERTISING & MARKETING
Boileau Communications Management LLC won one gold and two silver ADDY awards for creative video work at the 2014 West Michigan ADDY Awards.
ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan honored firms for excellence during its awards ceremony at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids. West Michigan firms honored included Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering, which received both engineering and surveying Eminent Conceptor awards. Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber and HH Engineering LTD both received Engineering Honorable Conceptor awards.
Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber Inc. announced it has launched a new website at ftch.com that features intuitive, streamlined navigation.
Inforum has appointed Catherine Rogg vice president, corporate engagement. The new position is based in Inforum’s Grand Rapids office.
Brian Brookman, executive chef at Holland Home’s Fulton Manor, has received the Chef of the Year Award from the American Culinary Federation, Greater Grand Rapids Chefs Association. The award is presented annually to a culinarian who demonstrates commitment to the food service industry through personal and professional development, leadership and support to fellow culinarians.
Scott Seifferlein, owner of GrandRapidsGolfLesson.com, has launched a new company, BusinessGolfSpeaker.com, to help companies become more profitable with business golf and client appreciation.
Dan Vos Construction Group has completed a new 5,231-square-foot veterinary hospital for Drs. Tanya Fraser, Kim Ernst, Emma O’Brien and staff. The animal hospital is located at 6161 Lake Michigan Drive in Allendale. The hospital outgrew its previous location at 6857 Lake Michigan Drive.
Van Wyk Risk & Financial Management announced the promotions of David J. Hop to president; and Alison L. Van Wyk and Eric B. Van Wyk to executive vice president. The three comprise the ownership team. Additionally, Jeffrey J. Bucek was promoted to COO.
Stifel announced the promotion of Barth Roberts to senior vice president/investments.
Jeanne Bolhuis has been promoted to administrator at Bronson Healthcare Midwest.
Mercy Health Saint Mary’s has earned Advanced Certification in Heart Failure from The Joint Commission, becoming the first hospital in the area and the second in the state to do so. The certification is granted to hospitals providing safe, high quality of care, treatment and services to patients with heart failure.
Richard Leach, an expert in genomic medicine, has been named to the board of directors of Grand Rapids’ Empirical Bioscience, formerly known as Syzygy Biotech.
Spectrum Health’s Brain & Spine Tumor Center is offering Tumor Treating Fields therapy, a fourth treatment option for patients with glioblastoma multiforme, the most common and aggressive recurring malignant primary brain tumor in humans.
Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites in Kalamazoo received Hotel of the Year and Sales Team of the Year awards at the Carlson Rezidor annual business conference in Minnesota.
D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s announced the addition of Julia A. Guevara, Grand Valley State University, and Carlye Klimek, BDO Seidman, to its board of directors.
North Kent Community Services announced its 2014 executive committee: president, Linda Southwick; vice president, Kristin E. Britt; secretary, Gerry Brom; treasurer, Karen Vander Meulen; and clergy representative, Robert Eckert. Board of directors are: Thomas Arends, Paul Berkenpas, Bryant D. Fravel, Jon Gamm, Peggy Helsel, Larry A. Hulst, Jason Parker, Ken Syrba and Ben Taylor.
Dickinson Wright PLLC announced ALM, publishers of American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel, has named the firm a Top Ranked Law Firm for Intellectual Property Law.
James R. Brown, member of Mika Meyers Beckett & Jones PLC, was selected by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a 2014 Leader in the Law.
LEISURE & RECREATION
Fox Powersports announced the acquisition of Chicago Harley-Davidson and Lake Shore Harley-Davidson, both located in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. The dealerships were purchased from New Orleans, La.-based Revolution Motorsports.
UPS announced 52 drivers from Michigan are among 1,519 newly inducted worldwide into its Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.
Ranir LLC announced Greg McCormick has joined the company’s global leadership team as senior vice president of marketing and business development.
The Kent County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to appoint Mandy Bolter, of Cascade, to the vacant District Five seat. Bolter replaces former Commissioner Sandi Frost Steensma.
Gov. Rick Synder announced the appointments of Luis Avila, of Grand Rapids, and Kara Morley-Smolek, of Ada, to the Michigan Board of Medicine.
Colliers International/West Michigan was recognized by the Commercial Alliance of Realtors for leading sales and leasing in Grand Rapids. Realtors who received recognition: Biggest lease retail: associate, Mark Ansara, and principal, Colin Kraay. Biggest sale industrial: president/CEO and principal, Duke Suwyn; principal, John Kuiper; principal, Steve Marcusse; and Colin Kraay. Biggest sale multi-family: Colin Kraay and sales associate, Michael Visser. Biggest sale office: Colin Kraay and associate, David Wiener. Biggest sale retail: Mark Ansara and Colin Kraay.
Gotcha Covered of West Michigan has been awarded Best of Houzz by Houzz, a collaborative platform for home remodeling and design. More than 16 million monthly Houzz users chose the window treatment provider for the award.
I3 Business Solutions announced the additions of Jennifer Reed, full-time finance and accounting personnel, and Sue Pastunink, who will work part-time in a variety of functions including payroll administration, human resources and benefits management, banking and accounts payable.
NeXt I.T. has received a Managed Service Provider Pioneer 250 Award for its approach to managed services that puts end-user customers in the best position to improve efficiencies, cut costs and speed time to market for products and services.