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Change Ups: Twisted Hot Yoga to open third location

September 6, 2019
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Twisted Hot Yoga’s third location at 3339 Century Center St. SW in Grandville was formerly a photography studio. Significant renovations included installation of a custom heating, humidification and ventilation system, knocking down and adding new walls, adding new flooring and painting. The yoga room is approximately 1,200 square feet. The lobby is about 1,000 square feet, which will feature retail items such as mats, towels and clothing, and a vanity station where yogis can freshen up after class. The new location is projected to open Sept. 20.

ACCOUNTING

Plante Moran announced Jesse Richardson and Matthew Kelly were made partners. Richardson is based in the firm’s Grand Rapids office and Kelly in the Kalamazoo office.

ARTS

Noted researcher and local historian Carl Bajema donated 1,570 volumes of collected articles on the history of railroads, logging, the environment and social history to the Grand Rapids Public Library's History and Special Collections department. The collection represents over three decades of work.

AWARDS

Cornerstone Alliance, an economic development agency in Berrien County, and Holt Bosse, a Benton Harbor-based full-service marketing agency, announced they have received a 2019 Gold dotCOMM Award by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals for the Cornerstone Alliance website, cstonealliance.org.

Holland-based Hops’ The Trumpet Burger was selected among the top five winners of the James Beard Foundation’s Fifth Annual Blended Burger Project among nearly 500 participating restaurants nationwide.

Peckham Inc., a nonprofit community vocational rehabilitation organization, was recognized as a certified gold-level Veteran-Friendly Employer by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

BANKING

Community Shores Bank in Muskegon marked its 20-year anniversary.

West Michigan Community Bank announced the additions of Kirsen Doolittle as VP trust officer and Cathy Bekken as client service administrator, both in the downtown Holland office.

BUSINESS SERVICES

Nick Wassenaar joined JetCo Solutions as a research specialist, who will assist clients by identifying opportunities to sell to the government.

EDUCATION

Baker College was designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The Diocese of Grand Rapids announced the hiring of area principals: Kristina Martinez-Precious, San Juan Diego Academy in Wyoming; Linda Olejnik, St. John Vianney School in Wyoming; and Katie Doyle, St. Mary’s School in Spring Lake.

ENERGY

Great Lakes Energy announced incumbent John LaForge of Delton was re-elected to represent District 9.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Ada-based USA Financial chief marketing officer Mark Mersman was named one of three finalists for the WealthManagement.com 2019 Broker-Dealers Chief Marketing Officer of the Year Award. Winners will be announced at the WealthManagement.com awards ceremony in New York City on Sept. 12.

HEALTH

Allegan General Hospital welcomed orthopedic surgeon Josh Natali to its medical staff.

Dr. Tandy Champion joined Metro Health-University of Michigan Health’s Grandville primary care location. She specializes in internal medicine and pediatrics.

Sunset Legacy Foundation announced it raised $500,000 that will allow Waterford Place Memory Care in Jenison to remodel 40 studio-style homes, create two courtyards and continue to offer SAIDO Learning, a revolutionary cognitive program that has shown to improve resident performance

LEGAL

Baar & Lichterman PLLC in Grandville announced Kris N. Johnson joined the firm as an associate attorney.

Jonathon J. Andersh joined Miller Johnson as an associate in the firm’s Grand Rapids office, working in the business section and in the real estate practice group.

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP attorneys DeAndre’ Harris and Laura Jeltema were selected to participate in the nine-month Leadership Grand Rapids and five-week Emerging Leaders programs.

MANUFACTURING

Multi-Automatic Tool & Supply acquired Belding-based Belding Tool & Machine, a CNC manufacturer of custom-made parts, precision fixtures and details, creating synergy and resulting in a more widely expanded and competitive product offering.

NONPROFITS

Dégagé Ministries announced Spencer Haworth joined its staff as donor relations officer.

The Pregnancy Resource Center of Grand Rapids hired Karley Wood as its medical services manager. She will oversee all of the PRC’s medical offerings, including pregnancy and ultrasound services, as well as STD/STI testing and treatment. Wood previously was a nursing supervisor with Spectrum Health Butterworth Emergency Department.

REAL ESTATE

James Shafer joined Coldwell Banker AJS-Schmidt’s Rockford office as sales manager.

RESTAURANTS

Meritage Hospitality Group Inc. announced the launch of its own newly created breakfast concept Morning Belle, a light, garden-themed, sit-down restaurant, operating in the rapidly growing family dining space. The focus is on delicious breakfast foods, fresh juices and cocktails. The first location will open Sept. 25 in Grand Rapids. Morning Belle will be open every day 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Watermark Properties and RedWater Restaurant Group opened the RedRock Grilled LiveGolf Lounge at Macatawa Golf Club, 4600 Macatawa Legends Blvd. in Holland. The facility includes a 350-seat grand ballroom, 60-seat event space, the RedRock Grille with indoor and outdoor dining areas, and the LiveGolf Lounge with four high-definition official PGA Tour and Golf Channel simulators.

RETAIL

K&R Truck Sales and Idealease of West Michigan’s annual charity campaign raised $12,000 for three local charities: Be Nice, Gilda’s Club and Outdoor Discovery Center each received $4,000.

Six new retailers joined Shops at CenterPoint, Colliers International West Michigan announced: T-Mobile, MOD Pizza, Lands’ End, Carhartt, Vitality Bowls and European Wax Center.

SPORTS

Gymco Inc. announced the additions of Sandy Severn as director of licensed programs and Courtney Leeper as gymnastics director.

Battle Creek-based Kellogg Co. announced it’s the title sponsor of the newly named Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl. The postseason contest will feature a power-five matchup between members of the ACC and Pac-12 on Dec. 31 at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, and will be televised for the 52nd consecutive year on CBS. The agreement between the Sun Bowl Association and Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes was brokered by Denver-based Impression Sports & Entertainment.

TECHNOLOGY

EarthTronics in Muskegon introduced two new energy-efficient, High Output High Bay Fixtures, featuring an integrated microwave sensor capable of providing daylight harvesting, step dimming and motion sensitivity to maximize energy savings.

US Signal announced new enhancements to its Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service with Zerto offering, including self-management, enterprise license mobility, multicloud replication and stretch layer 2 failover. The enhancements provide customers with options for additional protection against common IT issues, such as outages and downtime due to human error, malicious threats, bad patches and natural disasters.

TRANSPORTATION

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority Board announced Torrance Richardson as its president and CEO. Richardson most recently served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, which oversees three airports in Central Ohio.

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