Change Ups

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


Change Ups: Ferris moves HQ to former American Seating site

January 18, 2019
Ferris Coffee & Nut’s moved its headquarters to the former American Seating Building at 839 Seward Ave. NW. Read More

Change Ups: Retired bank VP publishes fifth novel

January 11, 2019
Michael Lindley, retired senior vice president of marketing, communications and community relations for Huntington Bank, published his fifth novel titled, “A Following Sea” (Sage River Press). Read More

Change Ups: Hoekwater appointed WM Legal Aid executive director

January 4, 2019
The Legal Aid of Western Michigan board appointed Pamela Hoekwater as the organization’s executive director. Read More

Change Ups: Redick joins Greater Ottawa County United Way

December 28, 2018
Alexa Redick is Greater Ottawa County United Way’s new development associate. Her responsibilities include the growth of planned giving and major donor giving, as well as annual campaign support. Read More

Change Ups: Foundation raises $25,000 to support autism charity

December 21, 2018
The Clays-for-Kids Foundation marked its 20th annual Clays-for-Kids Clay Shoot recently at the Kent County Conservation League. Read More

Change Ups: Nichols joins economic development nonprofit

December 14, 2018
The Right Place Inc., a regional nonprofit economic development organization, hired Jodi Nichols to serve as the business development coordinator for Lake and Oceana counties. Read More

Change Ups: Wolverine launches interactive display at airport

December 7, 2018
Rockford-based Wolverine Worldwide installed a 47-foot interactive display at Gerald R. Ford International Airport that offers digital touchscreens that conveys information for travelers such as weather conditions and local event calendars. Read More

Change Ups: Forrester earns Conservation Member of Year Award

November 30, 2018
Allmon Forrester, John Ball Zoo’s director of facilities, planning and sustainability, recently received the Conservation Member of the Year Award from the Aquarium & Zoo Facilities Association. Forrester’s peers nominated him because of the strides he’s made in water consumption reductions, implementing green roofs and green walls, and installing geothermal technology. Read More

Change Ups: FSU increases fundraising goal to $115 million

November 23, 2018
Ferris State University has reached 97 percent of its fundraising goal with nearly $78 million raised by Ferris alumni, faculty and staff, friends, corporations and foundations. Launched in November 2017, the Now & Always campaign set a goal of $80 million to be raised by June 30, 2019. Read More

Change Ups: McNeely Cobham selected as GRCC’s chief equity, inclusion officer

November 16, 2018
B. Afeni McNeely Cobham will serve as Grand Rapids Community College’s chief equity and inclusion officer. Read More