Change Ups

Submit announcements concerning personnel changes, new businesses, changes of address, etc. to bjchangeups at grbj.


Change Ups: Couple receives Boy Scouts' highest national award

October 24, 2014
The Boy Scouts of America presented Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School assistant dean Tracey Brame and her husband, Kenyatta Brame, an adjunct professor at WMU-Cooley, the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award, its highest national award, recognizing outstanding service by an individual or organization in support of youth from a low-income background. Read More

Change Ups: Posh Petals opens in remodeled storefront

October 17, 2014
Elizabeth Schenk launched her business, Posh Petals, as a home business but recently opened a remodeled storefront at 2050 Plainfield Ave. NE. Read More

Change Ups: Local artist named OPA president

October 10, 2014
Professional Grand Rapids artist Kenneth Cadwallader has been named president of the Oil Painters of America, a not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,600 artists throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Read More

Change Ups: Platt appointed GRAM's chief curator

October 3, 2014
Ron Platt is the newly appointed chief curator of Grand Rapids Art Museum. Read More

Change Ups: GVSU appoints 2014-15 artist-in-residence

September 26, 2014
Grand Valley State University has selected internationally recognized visual artist Nayda Collazo-Llorens as the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Distinguished Artist-in-Residence for the 2014-15 academic year. Read More

Change Ups: New shareholders elected at accounting firm

September 19, 2014
Adriane Schrauben and Doug Schmitt were recently elected shareholders with Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors. Read More

Change Ups: Agency’s top administrator announces retirement

September 12, 2014
D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s President and CEO Sharon Loughridge plans to retire in February 2015. Read More

Change Ups: Cooley Law student earns Great Deeds Award

September 5, 2014
Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Center for Ethics, Service and Professionalism presented the Student Great Deeds Award to Sarah Miller. Read More

Change Ups: Borroughs launches modular cabinet line

August 29, 2014
Kalamazoo-based Borroughs Corp.’s new line of modular drawer cabinets predominantly are for businesses where space is at a premium or the need to improve security or parts retrieval times is vital. Read More

Change Ups: WMU Sangren Hall earns LEED gold

August 22, 2014
Western Michigan University’s 230,000-square-foot Sangren Hall on the Kalamazoo campus was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Read More