- people on the move
Change Ups: Applied Imaging moving to larger facility
Office technology dealer Applied Imaging will relocate and expand its corporate headquarters this summer. The company recently purchased a more than 60,000-square-foot facility at 5555 Glenwood Hills Parkway SE, with plans to move to the renovated building in July. The new location will also house its customer loyalty center, which will include expanded showrooms and service dispatch, currently located offsite.
Dan Carter Advisors CPA PLC has moved its office to 396 Pettis Ave. SE, Ada.
Hungerford Nichols announced the addition of Aaron Massung, administrative professional, and six tax season interns from local colleges: Brenda Tamez, Zachary Hawkins, Kevin Daihl, Travis Brady, Patty Fredrickson and Rob Brown.
Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk has joined Grand Rapids Symphony as public relations manager. He is the former entertainment writer and classical music critic for The Grand Rapids Press and MLive.
Connie's Cakes in Eastown received the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award 2016. WeddingWire is the largest online marketplace for connecting engaged couples with wedding vendors.
WeddingWire named Donaylle Nicole Hair Studio, Grand Haven, as a winner of its Couples’ Choice Awards 2016 for beauty.
David Kistler has joined First National Bank of Michigan as vice president and commercial banker.
Custer announced the addition of Travis Knapp, networks and unified communications engineer, to its team. He will be involved in designing, implementing and supporting technology solutions related to IT networks.
C.D. Barnes Construction has hired Thomas Berry, program project manager.
The National Association for Business Resources named CSM Group in Kalamazoo as one of the national Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation for 2015.
Rockford Construction announced Tom McGovern has been named chief operating officer. Shane Napper, former executive vice president, will succeed McGovern as president of construction.
Grand Rapids Community College’s accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Music has been renewed for 10 years, the maximum time period possible.
Michigan State University’s Michigan Political Leadership Program announced its 2016 Fellows, including the following from West Michigan: Emily Bridson, Kentwood; Steve Frisbie, Battle Creek; Mark Huizenga, Walker; Khumbo Siwela, Rockford; and Lauren Keck, Joshua Lunger, Thurston Willoughby and Stephen Wooden, all of Grand Rapids.
Success Virtual Learning Centers, in partnership with Hope Academy of West Michigan, has opened a new location in Grand Rapids on Leonard and Fuller, offering students the opportunity to take high school courses via the Internet with the support of certified teachers in its learning center.
Norris, Perné & French announced the appointment of Stephen Wert as its first managing partner. Wert joined the investment counsel firm in 2007 as a portfolio manager and became a partner in 2009.
The city of Grand Rapids has selected Stacy Stout to serve as the new assistant to City Manager Gregory Sundstrom.
Mika Meyers Beckett & Jones attorney Ross A. Leisman was reappointed to the Board of Commissioners for the Kent County Building Authority. His new term goes through Dec. 31, 2018.
Health Intervention Services elected the following to its board of directors: Melanie Glover, legal counsel for Amway, and Ricardo Taverez, outreach director for Madison Square Church.
Dr. Ryan Mitchell of the Bengtson Center has received certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also certified in plastic surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Chuck Reid, owner of the CityFlatsHotel brand, announced CityVu Bistro located atop CityFlatsHotel in Holland will be re-branded as an events and conference space this spring. In addition, CitySen Lounge on the main floor of the hotel will be updated to a fast-casual restaurant environment.
Edify North in Holland announced the addition of Jennifer Toth who will work in its senior account management team. Toth will facilitate the ACA compliance and benefit implementation process for clients throughout the nation.
Salingue Farmers Insurance Agency is relocating from Hastings to Wayland, where it will lease a 2,500-square-foot office space at 201 Clark St.
Dickinson Wright PLLC announced attorney James (Jim) Fisher has joined the firm’s Grand Rapids office as Of Counsel.
Chief Judge Robert J. Jonker announced the appointment of Thomas Dorwin, Clerk of Court for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan.
The Michigan Supreme Court has appointed Warner Norcross partner Jonathan Lauderbach to the state Attorney Discipline Board.
Mika Meyers PLC elected the following lawyers to its management committee for calendar year 2016: chair, Douglas Donnell; Neil Kimball and Ronald Redick.
Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge announced the election of William Jack Jr. as CEO, in addition to new shareholder Aubri Sheremet. Bill Jack is a shareholder in the firm’s Grand Rapids office who previously served as the firm’s CEO as well as the president of the board of directors. Attorneys Peter Boyles, Cheryl Chandler, Patrick Geary, William Jack Jr., John (Jack) Oostema, Mary Pigorsh and Matthew Wikander will serve as 2016 board members.
Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law expanded its criminal defense capability with the hiring of Matthew Borgula, former deputy criminal chief for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, who has joined the firm as a partner. Don Davis, U.S. Attorney for the Western Michigan District until 2012, joined the law firm as Of Counsel.
Star Truck Rentals promoted Heather Kimble to director of human resources.
Vargo, a provider of material handling system integration, has hired Wyoming resident Scott Shaw as director of project management.
Sun Title Agency has relocated to a converted, 3,000-square-foot space at 4600 Ivanrest in Grandville.
Uccello’s Ristorante will mark its 20th anniversary with an anticipated early fall opening of a 5,200-square-foot former Bob Evans restaurant on Stadium Drive in Kalamazoo. The company will work with Treystar and C.D. Barnes Construction on the renovation.
Meijer State Games of Michigan announced its 2015 Athletes of the Year: Aubrey Cohoon (Youth – Figure Skating, Spring Lake); Maddy Frank (Female – Mountain Biking, Walker); Michael Edward Droste Jr. (Male – Tae Kwon Do, Saranac); and the 2015 Volunteer of the Year Isaac Washburn (Grand Rapids).
Worksighted in Holland has hired account executive Wilhelmina Korpi for its sales team in Southwest Grand Rapids, and Jodi Owczarski, account executive, who will be responsible for building a client base in the lakeshore region and leverage vendor and distribution channel partnerships to ensure the best value, pricing and support for customers.