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Change Ups: Spectrum dedicates renovated, expanded rehab center

September 2, 2016
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Spectrum Health dedicated its expanded and renovated Spectrum Health Rehab and Nursing Center, 4118 Kalamazoo Ave., originally built in 1964. The facility includes the latest in innovative design concepts to create an environment of healing for rehab patients, while providing a home-like environment for long-term residents.The Rehab and Nursing Center serves 700 patients each year and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for brain injury and stroke.


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


The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra announced the promotion of Daniel Brier as its resident conductor. Brier previously was assistant conductor in 2014 following a national search.

Myway Mobile Storage announced it will sponsor the Unity Musical Festival in 2017. The 2016 Festival was the sixth year the company participated as a corporate sponsor.


APICS The Grand Rapids Chapter announced its 2016-17 board of directors: president, Jim Boes; president-elect, Anant Gohil; past president, Dan Braun; vice president of finance, Catherine Bosscher; vice president of marketing, Ron Kopp; in-house/continuing education director, Tod Schwartz; public certification education director, Shridhar Bhat; membership director, Jerry Bays; PDM/special events director, Tracy Knuff; director-at-large, Randy Gilbert; director-at-large/marketing committee, Andrew Cleary; director-at-large/membership committee, Derek Wood; director-at-large students, Melanie Murphy; and director-at-large students, Paula Downs.

The Institute for Supply Management — Greater Grand Rapids announced its 2016-17 board of directors: president, Thomas Cole; past president, Lois DeHaan; first vice president, Andrew Roman; second vice president, Angela Smith; third vice president and membership chair, John Grygiel; secretary, Laurene Garchow-Packer; treasurer, Anthony Garwood; and webmaster, Kip Smalligan.


Applied Imaging president John Lowery was named Ernst and Young LLP 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year for the Michigan/Northeast Ohio region in the Business Services category.

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce announced the top ten finalists for the 2016 ATHENA Young Professional Award: Carlye Allen, East Grand Rapids Public Schools; Lisa Anderson, Grace's Table; Mercedes Barragan, Spectrum Health; Afton DeVos, Kids' Food Basket; Sonja Forte, Baxter Community Center; Rachel Hood, Chase Park Grants; Celeste Sanchez Lloyd, Spectrum Health — Strong Beginnings; Sara Marie Moylan, Shefit, Inc.; Stacy Stout, City of Grand Rapids; and Amanda Williams, Williams Distributing/Kitchen & Bath. The selected award recipient will be named from among the top ten finalists at the Sept. 15 ATHENA Award Celebration.

Ottawa County clerk employee Rachell Genesky is the recipient of the county’s quarterly Outstanding Customer Service Award.


Genius Phone Repair opened its first store on the Grand Valley State University campus at The Marketplace, 1 Campus Dr. in Allendale.


Miller-Davis Co. in Kalamazoo announced the promotions of Jack Abate and Michele Wreggelsworth as project executives.

Kalamazoo-based StructureTec marked 25 years in business, formed a new subsidiary, Building Products Group, with offices in Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, and added new product offerings.


Creative Studio Promotions was named No. 447 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies in the U.S.


FormulaFolio Investments was ranked 15th fastest-growing company in America on the 2016 Inc. 500 list.


Blue Star Mothers of America is the recipient of a $30,000 donation from the SpartanNash Foundation to renovate Kozy Korners, a recreational room for veterans living at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans that is used when family and friends visit, for special events and as a safe haven.

The Community Music School in Battle Creek was awarded $2,500 from Post Consumer Brands for tuition support.

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation awarded $30,000 to the Spectrum Health Foundation for continuation of the Spectrum Health Healthier Communities Youth Tobacco Prevention program.


Mika Meyers PLC announced Best Lawyers in America named Douglas A. Donnell as Grand Rapids’ 2017 Environmental Lawyer of the Year and Larry J. Gardner as Grand Rapids’ 2017 Oil and Gas Law Lawyer of the Year.

Rhoades McKee welcomed Hal Ostrow as shareholder and member of its business practice group.

Verity Law PLC attorneyJay Rosloniec was appointed president of the board of directors of the Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan; associate attorney Lisa Nugent was appointed to the Grand Rapids Young Professionals Network board as co-director of the social events committee.

Price Heneveld LLP announced the addition of patent agent Dr. Ryan J. Flaherty, who Flaherty joined the boutique intellectual property law firm as a technical specialist in February 2016 immediately following his Ph. D. in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame.


Food Logistics named Columbian Logistics Network to its 2016 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list.

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 was recognized by International Truck as a Diamond Edge Certified dealer, based on parts and service metrics and customer wait times.


CK Technologies, a business unit of Cascade Engineering, announced the promotion of Tony Kramer to president of the company. He replaces Christina Keller, who becomes president of the Cascade business team.

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


Alternatives in Motion has appointed to its board: Jeff Kramer, Shelly Loose, Mark Brant and Tyler Losinski.


NAI Wisinksi of West Michigan assisted in selling two parcels of vacant land near the emerging Switch campus at the former Steelcase Pyramid. Both properties sit on the east side of Broadmoor Ave. between 52nd and 60th streets. Grand Hospitality Management intends to build a Holiday Inn Express on the 5.47-acre parcel and a Marriot Hotel on the 2.76-acre parcel.


Varsity News Network announced Hap Klopp, founder of The North Face, has joined its strategic advisory board.


Worksighted in Holland has earned its fifth consecutive ranking in the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies. Worksighted is listed as 3,246 and is among eight other Michigan companies celebrating five-year listings.

Holland-based Evoqua Water Technologies’ Separation Technologies business has launched a new hydraulics system called the J-Power Mark V hydraulics system designed to be the standard hydraulic system on all small to-medium sized JWI brand J-Press filter presses sized from 630-1,200 millimeters.


The Michigan Smart Coast in Ottawa County has launched its website,, to connect early-stage professionals to career and lifestyle opportunities with cost of living information, community descriptions, products made in the region and links to temporary housing to attract young professionals to the area.

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