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Change Ups: Legacy Trust showcases modern workspace

February 27, 2015
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Legacy Trust

Legacy Trust now enjoys a modern work environment, thanks to Custer's design, furnishings and technology divisions. Custer provided Legacy Trust, 99 Monroe Ave. in downtown Grand Rapids, a modern and innovative space to meet the needs of employees, clients and professional partners. Meeting enclaves provide space for collaboration and low-paneled workstations complement a culture of teamwork.

ACCOUNTING

Brickley DeLong PC of Muskegon announced Eric Van Dop, Terry Maycroft and Valerie Lewis have been promoted to partner. The firm has hired the following: Michael Glowacki, David (DJ) HendricksonBryan Jacques and Evan Patterson, staff accountants; Brittany Wright, word processor; Shelby Jacobs, administrative assistant; and Jacob Barton, Zachary Meyers and Joseph Nejedo, tax interns.

ADVERTISING

Adtegrity has moved to 35 Oakes St. SW, Grand Rapids. Its corporate headquarters remain at 38 Commerce Ave. SW, No. 200.

ARTS

Students from Kendall College of Art and Design’s Pamella Roland DeVos School of Fashion worked hands-on with choreographer Penny Saunders in the costume creation for her world premiere piece in Grand Rapids Ballet’s Movemedia series.

ASSOCIATIONS

Dr. Debra Swanson, professor of sociology at Hope College, has been elected president of the North Central Sociological Association. She will serve as president during the 2016-17 school year.

AWARDS

Michelle R. Troseth is the recipient of the 2014 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Nursing Informatics Leadership Award.

The Michigan Association of United Ways honored Steelcase Inc., DTE Energy Foundation and Kapnick Insurance Group with the fifth annual Spirit of Michigan Award, which recognizes small, medium and large Michigan companies and institutions that demonstrate community engagement.

Ralph Hauenstein, a former journalist, war hero, entrepreneur and philanthropist, will receive the 2015 Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business Award at Davenport University’s May 8 Excellence in Business Gala.

BANKING

Macatawa Bank has added Joel Norkus, mortgage loan officer. He will be based in the bank’s East Beltline Avenue office.

West Michigan Credit Union announced a new branding image that includes a new tagline and logo using colors that symbolize the West Michigan region.

BENEFITS

Mick Young has joined Mercer as office business leader for health and benefits. Young will focus on leading client service teams, capturing new growth opportunities, and expanding the firm’s presence in health and benefits consulting.

BUSINESS SERVICES

Britt Rosenthal has joined Custer as customer experience receptionist.

DK Security announced the appointment of Jim Fawcett, operations manager for West Michigan. 

CONSTRUCTION

CSM Group of Kalamazoo announced the addition of project director Cliff Kilboy, who will be responsible for overall management of projects and will be in charge of project collaboration between the construction managers, design team and the client.

EDUCATION

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy announced Aquinas College ranks in the top 3 percent of all accounting programs in the country based on the 2014 CPA exam pass rate. Aquinas was one of two schools in the state ranked in the top 20; the other was University of Michigan.

Davenport University has opened a new lounge for veterans in the Robert W. Sneden Center. The Student Veterans of America chapter will utilize the space to bring in corporate community members to speak, host social events and get to know fellow veterans.

Mika Meyers Beckett & Jones PLC attorney Nikole L. Canute has been selected to serve on the board of directors for Lake Michigan Academy, a nonprofit school for children with learning differences.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Jonathan D. Wendt has joined Discovery Financial LLC of Ada as a client services associate.

FOUNDATIONS

Allegan General Hospital Foundation board of directors announced the election of its officers for 2015: chair, Bill Hammer, Allegan Public Schools; vice chair, Lovedia Stap, Chemical Bank; treasurer, Richard Harning, Allegan General Hospital; and secretary, Diane Spruit, Allegan General Hospital.

GOVERNMENT

Ottawa County Register of Deeds technician Mary Beth Rokisky has received the county’s Outstanding Customer Service Award.

Rockford City Manager Michael Young has been named the 2015 president of the Michigan Local Government Management Association.

GRANTS

Grand Rapids Public Museum has been awarded a $27,500 grant from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and $55,000 grant from its Capital Improvement Program to create two sixth-grade classrooms for the Museum School, and to expand gallery space for traveling exhibitions.

INSURANCE

Doyle & Ogden has hired Andrea Kelly, who brings more than 10 years of experience as a personal lines customer service agent.

LEGAL

Barone Defense Firm announced senior trial attorney Michael J. Boyle has become a partner and shareholder with the firm.

Willis Law announced Frank D. Willis, former chief judge of Van Buren County, has joined the firm as chief senior counsel and member of the probate and estates division.

MANUFACTURING

C.K. Technologies LLC has been named one of Navistar International’s 2014 Diamond Suppliers for exceeding the performance expectations for quality, delivery, technology and cost.

MEDIA

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters announced WZZM 13 vice president/director of technology Chuck Mikowski has won its Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award.

NONPROFITS

North Kent Community Services announced the appointment of board members Taryn Chatel and Keith Scott.

The Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan announced the election of its board members and officers. Board members: Jackie Bultman, Ellen Carpenter, Adam Clarke, Scott DeKock, Kim Krause, Kevin Patterson, Rodney Prahl, Scott Timmer, Mia Walker and Bill VanHarken. Officers: president, Meg Derrer; vice-president, Kim Krause; treasurer, Scott DeKock; secretary, John DeBlaay; chair, Brian Moore; and owner/operator representative, Keith Berg.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

SeyferthPR has promoted long-term public relations counselor Tyler Lecceadone from vice president to partner.

PUBLIC SERVICE

Gov. Rick Synder announced the reappointment of Wayne Rodgers of Caledonia to the Michigan Dairy Marketing Committee, and the appointment of Phillip Adler of Greenville to the Michigan Board of Athletic Trainers.

REAL ESTATE

Betten Real Property LLC of Grandville has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire the cantilevered structure at 4404 Central Parkway, Hudsonville, from Erector LLC of Holland. The building will be leased to MFP Automation Engineering of Grandville.

Weichert, Realtors in Grandville welcomed the Platinum Group to the national Weichert franchise network. Craig Van Assen and Jason Van Assen will lead the office now known as Weichert, Realtors - Platinum Group.

RETAIL

Chow Hound Pet Supplies has pledged $20,000 in the form of a matching donation toward the construction of the new Grand Ravines Dog Park in Jenison. The locally owned retailer is accepting donations at all eight locations.

Gotcha Covered of West Michigan has been awarded Best of Houzz by Houzz, a platform for home remodeling and design. The window treatment provider was chosen for the second year.

SPORTS

Sluggers Sports Academy announced a partnership with Fitness and Sports Performance, a local fitness and training facility.

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