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Change Ups: Neurocore hires chief medical officer

April 29, 2016
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Brain performance training provider Neurocore has appointed Dr. Majid Fotuhi as its first chief medical officer. Fotuhi has been a groundbreaking brain health researcher, thought-leader and practicing clinician in the areas of memory and cognitive improvement. Fotuhi will work with Neurocore’s chief science officer Dr. Elyse White on the development of new client programs, the execution of clinical studies, and engaging fellow medical professionals to promote Neurocore’s services and outcomes.


Full Circle Marketing & Design announced the addition of Mike Schurr, creative director.

GreenStreet Marketing & Design with locations in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, has received national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.

Jeff Lambert, founder of Lambert, Edwards & Associates, has been named the 2015 M&A All Star Consultant of the Year by the Detroit chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth. Lambert leads the firm’s transaction communications initiatives, including deal closings, fundraising efforts, follow-on investments and internal/external messaging.


Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra honored principal tubist Robert Whaley for his 50 years of dedication. Whaley was recognized at the KSO’s season finale concert, “Elgar & Stravinsky,” at Miller Auditorium.


The Economic Club of Grand Rapids announced it will present the following awards during its 29th Annual Dinner May 29: to Dan DeVos, chairman and CEO of DP Fox Ventures LLC, the Business Person of the Year Award; and to Mark Murray, vice chairman of Meijer Inc., the Slykhouse Community Leadership Award.

Holland-based Adventurate Founder and CEO Jake Santangelo is the recipient of the Character Award from the West Michigan Character Council for creating SafeWater Flint, an app that helps Flint residents find clean water stations, recycling centers and counseling service centers.

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

Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce’s E-Awards recognized the following 2016 Entrepreneurs of Excellence: Wes Eklund, Fleet Engineers; Chris Witham, Motion Dynamics Corp.; Michael BrowerChad Doane and Joel Kamp, Pigeon Hill Brewing Co.; Kathleen and John Riegler, The Cheese Lady; Mark GongalskiEric Hoffman and Jeff Jacobson, Unruly Brewing Co.; Troy Wasserman and Angie Nelund, Wasserman’s Flowers & Gifts; and Jake Nash, West Michigan Finishes.

U.S. Representative Justin Amash has received the 2016 Thomas Jefferson Award from the International Foodservice Distributors Association for supporting the free enterprise system.


Kentwood Office Furniture announced Tamara Valdiserri has joined the company as senior account manager in the Grand Rapids office.

X-Rite Inc. and its subsidiary Pantone LLC announced a cooperative agreement with HAVI Global Solutions LLC. HGS will support the PantoneLIVE ecosystem for digital color communications as part of its print quality management solution, ColorSentry, a web-based enterprise print and color quality management solution.

Management services provider SMG has launched new mobile apps for Van Andel Arena and DeVos Performance Hall that will enable users to receive event schedules, ticket and seating information, day of event updates and more. Both apps are available on iPhone and Android operating systems and can be found in the App Store and Google Play.


Miller-Davis Co. in Kalamazoo welcomed project superintendents George Bogard, Jim Laughren, Chad Mulder and Kevin Stoll.


Serendipity Media LLC intern Caitlyn Albrant was selected as Outstanding Intern of the Year by Grand Valley State University at its Annual Internship Recognition Luncheon.

Two Grand Rapids Community College student teams each won $1,000 at the MWest Challenge competition: Keyon Hall and Bessie Hall won an Impact Award for The Shop Supermarket proposal for businesses that provides customers with safe and properly equipped workspaces to work on their cars; Khrystal Jackson won an Impact Award for Tech-ulance, a proposal for a convenient phone repair service that makes house calls.

Secchia Institute for Culinary Arts student Nathan Westgage has received Grand Rapids Community College’s Arthur Andrews Award, which goes to the Delta Pi Alpha student with the highest cumulative GPA and greatest number of honor points.


Ottawa County has a chapter devoted to it in the third edition of “The Disney Way” (McGraw-Hill: April 2016). Authors Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson guided nearly all of Ottawa County’s 1,100 employees in 2013 and 2014 through an intense development program to create a culture committed to outstanding customer service.


Bethany Christian Services announced the purchase of property along 52nd Street in Kentwood. It will renovate three existing buildings totaling 25,242 square feet on a 7.24 acre parcel that runs from 930 to 948 52nd St., as well as build new facilities, in an effort to expand services for the Grand Rapids community.


Dickinson Wright PLLC announced attorney Catherine Mish has joined the firm’s Grand Rapids office as Of Counsel.


WZZM 13 has earned three regional 2016 Edward R. Murrow Awards for Investigative Reporting, Sports Reporting and Writing.


The board of directors of the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan has two new members: Sarah Lucas, Networks Northwest, and Jon O’Connor, 1st Ward City Commissioner.


Gov. Rick Snyder announced the reappointments of Aaron Besmer, of Caledonia, to the Michigan Barrier Free Design Board, and Tony Blattner, of Lowell, to the Michigan Apple Committee.


Carmichael Heating & Air Conditioning in Muskegon was recognized with Bryant Dealer’s Tier 2 Medal of Excellence Award; Kidder Heating & Air Conditioning in Marshall for the first time received a Tier 1 Medal of Excellence Award; and Schaafsma Heating & Cooling Inc. in Grand Rapids received a Tier 2 Medal of Excellence.


Van Andel Research Institute has presented scientist Matthew L. Meyerson with the 2016 Han-Mo Koo Memorial Award for his contributions to the understanding of cancer genomics and targeted therapies.


Blue Medora announced CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Blue Medora to its 2016 Virtualization 50 list. The annual list recognizes channel-friendly companies that provide innovative virtualization technology.

MakerSpace, a suite of learning apps that support teachers and students, has been judged a 2016 finalist both as the Best Social Studies Instructional Solution and as the Best Reading/Language Arts Solution.

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