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Change Ups: Heritage Pointe draws medical service providers

August 26, 2016
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First Companies recently finished construction of the Heritage Pointe complex, 2144 E. Paris Ave., a 42,792-square-foot Class A medical office building that is more than 75 percent leased to medical service providers. The medical corridor along East Paris continues to attract doctors and medical businesses because of its visibility and access for patients, according to First Companies CEO Jeff Baker, whose company purchased the land, brought together buyers and investment groups and managed construction of the shell and tenant build-outs.

ADVERTISING & MARKETING

GreenStreet Marketing and Design, with offices in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, announced Laura L. Hosler purchased the company.

ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING

WBK Engineering LLC announced it has opened its third office location, at 14250 Beadle Lake Road, Suite 120, Battle Creek.

AWARDS

Chris Youngs of Hastings received the 2016 Michigan Department of Transportation Director’s Award in the professional-supervisor category for outstanding service.

The City of Grand Rapids’ Environmental Services Department has been proclaimed a 2016 Utility of the Future Today for exceptional performance from the inaugural Utility of the Future Today program.

Great Lakes Systems Inc. in Jenison is the recipient of the 2015 Summit Award from Johns Manville Roofing Systems. 

The Michigan Department of Transportation’s M-231 project in Ottawa County has earned the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ 2016 America’s Transportation Awards regional award in the Quality of Life/Community Development-Large category.

BANKING

Anna Castillo-Martin has joined Independent Bank’s residential lending team as a senior residential loan officer. Castillo-Martin will originate first and second mortgages for residential lending in Allegan, Barry, Kent and Ottawa counties.

First National Bank of Michigan welcomed Sue Edwards as vice president and branch manager, and Steve Piper as senior vice president and chief credit officer at the bank’s downtown Kalamazoo location.

West Michigan Community Bank announced Larry Rosendale joined the bank as vice president-mortgage loan originator in Jenison and surrounding areas.

BUSINESS SERVICES

Dominic Boggiano has joined Rua Associates LLC as a market development specialist.

Grand Rapids Metrology Inc. has acquired the Michigan operations of West Virginia-based Kanawha Scales and Systems. GRM operates five facilities in Michigan (Grand Rapids, Romulus, Bay City, Benton Harbor and Battle Creek).

New York-based High Road Capital Partners announced its portfolio company All Integrated Solutions has acquired Grand Rapids-based Great Lakes Fasteners Corp., a distributor of fasteners and industrial components and provider of vendor-managed inventor programs to original equipment manufacturers.

CONSTRUCTION

Bruce Heys Builders in Ada announced the addition of finish carpenter Matthew Cole.

Morris Builders Inc. in Rockford has been identified as a Client Experience Leader in a recent article in Qualified Remodeler Magazine and in partnership with QuildQuality Inc.

DESIGN

Disher announced the additions of Marcus Krosschell, machine-product development engineer; product development engineers Bryan Molloseau, Jonah Heemstra and Martin Hewitt; and Dave Harkey, electronics engineer-software

EDUCATION

Grand Rapids Public Schools has opened its new school, the Grand Rapids Public Museum School, on the fourth floor of the Grand Rapids Public Museum. A ribbon-cutting ceremony capped off more than $4.5 million in renovations to enhance the cutting-edge instructional model of the Museum School that was developed by a team of experts from Grand Valley State Universities College of Education, Kendall College of Arts and Design, the Grand Rapids Public Museum and GRPS. The instructional model incorporates the museum exhibits, archives and the entire downtown area.

Grand Rapids Public Schools recently acquired 54 Jefferson, the City of Grand Rapids’ original public museum facility, and will renovate it to accommodate high school students in grades 9-12.

The Critter Barn announced its intent to build an educational Critter Farm east of 80th Avenue and north of Felch Street in Zeeland Township.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Baker Holtz has hired Melissa Graveling as senior associate.

Greenleaf Trust announced the additions of Hanna Channell, wealth management assistant, and Adam Suwyn, wealth management associate; as well as the promotions of Salena Al-Saadi to CRM engineer; Nicole Asher to vice president, senior wealth management advisor; Jim Gray to chief strategy officer; Dan Haines to investment strategist, senior fixed-income analyst; Nick Juhle to vice president, director of research; Mark Jackson to senior wealth management advisor; Steven Phillips to wealth management advisor; and Katherine Szymanski to associate fiduciary administrator. Julie Mentzer received the Certified Professional Receptionist designation.

Steve Jones and Jim Voogd have joined the Principal Financial Group-Grand Rapids as financial representatives and Principal Securities Registered Representatives.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Tripelroot brewery in Zeeland recently held its first annual Mudflap Alley Cat, a casually competitive event where teams followed clues to different locations around Zeeland as a benefit to Susan G. Komen.

GRANTS

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services announced it received a $75,000 grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to support its Hearing Assistive Technology program.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek announced it has awarded a $100,000 grant to the American Dental Education Association Minority Dental Faculty Development and Inclusion program to continue diversity leadership training for allied dental professionals in an effort to address oral health disparities experienced by vulnerable children and their communities. The funding completes a two-year grant.

The Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator in Ottawa County has received a $55,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to enhance its marketing, outreach and training efforts.

HEALTH

Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery announced it offers non-invasive CoolSculpting for fat reduction and ZWave, which uses high-energy shockwaves to stimulate collagen and destabilize fat.

The National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy in St. Joseph announced it reached an industry milestone by certifying more than 20,000 wound care clinicians.

INSURANCE

Thum Insurance Agency LLC announced an internal staff promotion of Melissa Thum to president.

LOGISTICS

The Marathon Petroleum Co. LP’s Terminal Transport & Rail facility in North Muskegon received the Michigan Voluntary Protection Program Star Award from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration for workplace safety and health excellence.

West Michigan International/K&R Truck Sales of Grand Rapids has been recognized by International Truck as a Diamond Edge Certified dealer, based on parts and service metrics and customer wait times.

MANUFACTURING

Blackford Capital announced the acquisition of Chesterfield-based Davalor Mold Corp., a manufacturer of injection molded plastic products.

Spectrum Industries is the recipient of the General Motors’ Supplier Quality Excellence Award for 2015.

PUBLIC SERVICE

Gov. Rick Snyder announced the reappointment of Ron Sabin of Byron Center to the State Fire Safety Board; and Sonjalita Hulbert of Kalamazoo and Jacob Maas of Grand Rapids to the Commission on Community Action and Economic Opportunity. Jerry Suter of Ada has been appointed to the Michigan Beef Industry Commission.

REAL ESTATE

NAI Wisinski of West Michigan assisted pool design and general contractor TorresWorks Construction to find its new headquarters location at 5090 West River Dr., Comstock Park; it also assisted in selling two offices, at 2504 Ardmore and 2505 Burton, to local investor Tony Pearson.

TECHNOLOGY

Level Data in Kalamazoo announced Austin (Jorts) Jorritsma has joined its team to further develop the organization’s most recent solution, the State Data Validation Suite. Jorritsma has experience working in both the technology and education sectors.

Worksighted in Holland has promoted Natalie Pifer to account executive for the Lakeshore North team serving Grand Haven, Muskegon, Ferrysburg and Norton Shores.

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