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Change Ups: Total Health facility breaks ground

April 17, 2015
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Chiropractic groundbreaking

Total Health Chiropractic broke ground recently on a 14,000-square foot facility at 2172 East Paris Ave. in Kentwood. First Companies Inc. is constructing the facility that is slated to be completed in late summer. The new building is designed to expand Total Health’s programs and services, specifically in the areas of pain relief, rehabilitation, spa services weight loss and body contouring.

AWARDS

Author Martin L. Shoemaker of Hopkins was honored during the 31st annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt franchisee of Holland and Grandville Jeremy Latchaw received the 2015 Hope College Young Alumni Award for his outstanding achievements post graduation. He is a 2000 graduate of Hope College.

Robin Goodfellow Designs of Holland has been selected to receive the Michigan Small Business Development Center’s Best Small Business Award based on its success in creating jobs, increasing sales, improving its business strategy and its involvement with the MSBDC.

ARTS

Grand Rapids Art Museum announced its theme for ArtPrize 2015 will be Nature/Nurture.

BANKING

Lake Michigan Credit Union has hired Andrew Clarkson, mortgage sales manager for the Greater Grand Rapids area.

Macatawa Bank of Holland welcomes Scott Sharda, mortgage loan officer in its Grand Rapids market.

BUSINESS SERVICES

West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced it has appointed Jorge Gonzalez executive director.

Paul Lippens has joined McKenna Associates, with offices in Northville and Kalamazoo, as a transportation planner. He previously was director of planning for Active Transportation Alliance in Chicago.

Michigan Office Solutions has been recognized for the fifth consecutive year as one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the Michigan Business & Professional Association.

CONSTRUCTION

C.D. Barnes Construction has again been chosen by Milestones Child Development Centers to build a school-age childcare building at its Caledonia location. C.D. Barnes also announced the hiring of Michael VanHouten as a member of the estimating and project management teams.

Triangle Associates has hired Nicholas Ballou, assistant project manager, and Teresa Riley, project administrator.

EDUCATION

David Van Wylen of the St. Olaf College biology faculty has been named dean for the natural and applied sciences at Hope College. He begins his duties at Hope July 1.

Grand Valley State University announced the appointment of Jason Franklin as the first W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy chair at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy. Franklin will assume the position June 1.

FOUNDATIONS

Jill M. May has joined the Frey Foundation as a program officer, and Lynne J. Ferrell has been promoted to senior program officer.

HEALTH

Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan was named one of West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2015. OAM has received this award each year since 2011.

HUMAN SERVICES

D.A. Blodgett—St. John’s announced the appointment of members to its board of directors: Kathy Holt, Ryan Holtz, India Manns, Michael Nelson and Cindy VanGelderen. Board officers elected are: chairperson, Charles W. Lott; vice chairperson, Jim Weaver; treasurer, Ronald J. Knauss; and secretary, Sonali Allen.

LEGAL

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP for the 13th consecutive year has been named one of West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

MANUFACTURING

Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing announced the appointment of Tom Ross as CEO. Ross joined the company in January 2013.

Perrigo Co. PLC has hired Barret Bloenk as associate director, corporate accounting, for the finance team in Allegan.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Lambert, Edwards & Associates announced the promotion of Jeremy Bakken to senior director.

PUBLIC SERVICE

Gov. Rick Snyder announced the reappointment of Mark Boonstra, of Holland, to the Michigan Judges Retirement Board; the reappointment of Luis Tomatis, of Grand Rapids, to the Certificate of Need Commission; and the appointment of Timothy Raymer, of Grand Rapids, to the Michigan Public School Employees’ Retirement System Board.

Grand Rapids Police Chief David Rahinsky announced the appointment of Sergeant Terry Dixon as public information officer to bridge the gap of communication with the community and foster transparency in the police department.

PUBLISHING

Eerdmans Publishing announced four of its books are finalists in the 17th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards: “The Right Word” by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet; “Crazy” by Linda Vigen Phillips; “The Big Book of Slumber” by Giovanna Zoboli and illustrated by Simona Mulazzani; and “Way Below the Angels” by Craig Harline.

REAL ESTATE

The Hinman Co. of Portage has promoted Bryan Gruizenga to service supervisor, and has hired Eric Harmsen, property manager, and Valery Young, regional associate of leasing and marketing.

RE/MAX of Michigan in Portage has become the first in the nation to expand its RE/MAX Design Center with automation. It includes a complete digital and print marketing package automatically delivered to the listing agent.

NAI Wisinski of West Michigan and 10 of its professional brokers were recognized as a 2014 Power Broker by CoStar.

RETAIL

Goodwill Industries has broken ground on its 19th store. It is located at Knapp’s Corner. The 14,000-square-foot store is slated to open in September 2015. Pinnacle Construction Group is leading the build-out and remodels for Goodwill.

SPORTS

Grand Rapids Griffins announced Tom McCollum has been named IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year for his contributions to the Grand Rapids community during the 2014-15 season.

TECHNOLOGY

Blue Medora announced the release of its Management Pack for Citrix Systems XenDesktop.

The Channel Company and CRN Magazine has for the second year in a row selected Open Systems Technologies for the Managed Service Provider Elite 150 of the 2015 Managed Service Provider 500 list.

U.S. Signal has expanded its portfolio of Cisco Powered Services with disaster recovery as a service so it can provide customers with a wider range of cloud capabilities to help them increase their business agility.

TRANSPORTATION

Executive Air Transport Inc., a fixed base operator at Muskegon County Airport, announced Terry Boer has acquired the company from Rex Vanderlinde.

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