Tim Cribley, a bus driver for the Hudsonville School District, was named the first Bus Guardian Hero by the global transportation company CalAmp. Cribley received $ 1,000 for leading contributions to local pantries and for prioritizing student safety in reopening schools. Cribley sets up a table called the “Giving Table” in the Hudsonville Schools bus garage, where canned and dry food donations are made. He then delivers the food to smaller pantries. He has been a driver for five years and was selected from more than 900 nominations.
Baker Holtz, Chartered Accountant and Consultant rented Jennifer Dougherty as marketing manager.
ADVERTISING & MARKETING
Elyse Flynn joined The picture shop as art director and graphic designer.
Additional loan projects rented Jake Stidham as the agency’s account leader.
ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING
Progressive AE called Bill Culhane a director of the company
The Grand Rapids Public Museum announced a rare discovery made in its collections – 69 black and white photographic magical lantern slides that the Tuskegee Institute (now known as Tuskegee University) made around the turn of the 20th century. The private, historically black university is located in Tuskegee, Alabama, and is known for its first President Booker T. Washington, home of World War II scientist George Washington Carver and the Tuskegee Airmen.
Based in Holland D’s auto and truck repairs received the Shop4D Top Performing Shop Award 2020 for its strategic business practices. Awards are given based on customer ratings and several business growth metrics.
The Gerald R. Ford International AirportThe project for the renovation and expansion of the terminal apron received the Engineering Merit Award 2021 from the American Council of Engineering Companies. The project – carried out in collaboration with the Livonia-based engineering, architecture and construction company C&S Companies – was selected from 32 submissions. The recognition is part of the American Council of Engineering Companies, or ACEC, Engineering and Surveying Excellence Awards competition.
The Michigan Economic Developers Association announced State Rep. Mark Huizenga and Sen. Sean McCann are recipients of his Legislative Economic Development Champion Awards for promoting economic development work. Huizenga was selected for supporting Good Jobs for Michigan and the Going Pro Talent Fund; and McCann for his heritage protection advocacy and leadership role in restoring Michigan historic tax credit.
based in Hudsonville West Michigan Community Bank announced the addition of Dan Pickard as EVP / Chief Lending Officer.
Kalamazoo based Consumer credit union announced the additions Steve Glascock as head of the new Grand Haven office opening this summer; and Brett Clark as a mortgage loan officer.
Lake Odessa-based Union Bank appointed Chris Fluke as deputy chairman of the board of directors and promoted Rose Willson as Deputy Vice President, Marketing Officer.
The Arbor Financial Credit Union Board presented Arlene Horton, Vice President for Talent Strategy and Organizational Culture, with the 2021 James E. Fetterolf Distinguished Service Award during its 86th annual meeting
Ingrid Reineking joined Kentwood office furniture‘s Grand Rapids office as senior designer.
Talent strategy company AEBetancourt was placed 28th on the 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest list by Inc. magazine.
Zach Morris, Managing Director of Paw Paw-based Van Buren Market, was named one of the 40 under 40 nationwide economic development in 2021 by International development consultant.
Sarah Gray became the deputy headmaster of the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids.
UBS Wealth Management USA Financial advisor Michael Toth was named a Forbes / SHOOK Best-in-State Wealth Advisors 2021. Toth is one of 5,000 (of 32,775 nominees) on the list.
Ann Arbor based Michigan Hospice welcomed WOOD-TV’s eightWest co-host / director of WOTV4 Women’sLive Local Give Local Jordan Carson and Miller Johnson attorney Johnson Ryan Duffy to his board of directors.
Catherine (Cathy) Skene joined Foundation of the Holy Mary as director of special gifts.
The city of Wyoming called John McCarter as deputy mayor.
Hope network was awarded a $ 50,000 grant under the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s National Paralysis Resource Center 2020 High Impact Priority Quality of Life Grant program. Hope Network will use the funds to work with individuals with spinal cord injuries leading to quadriplegia to help those individuals find employment through Hope Network’s Neuro Rehabilitation Return To Work program.
Muskegon based Love N Grace healing centers received a $ 4,675 grant from the Community Foundation for Muskegon County to support its Empowered Kids – Go Pro and Grow program.
Spectrum health has been named a Tree Campus Healthcare facility by the Arbor Day Foundation to help transform the health and wellbeing of the community and ultimately save lives through the health benefits of trees.
Coldbrook Insurance Group GMBH rented Paul Reinke as an agent; Johnny Nutter as an Account Executive; Tracie Rosenthal as Account Manager in the Personal Lines division; and Alaina Van Houdt as an account manager.
Natalie H. Winquist joined Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge as an associate in his Grand Rapids office and joined the firm’s medical malpractice defense practice group.
Parment law in Muskegon announced that its Community Partner for 2021 is Muskegon Young Black Professionals, a networking group dedicated to empowering community by providing social connectivity and professional development opportunities for Muskegon Black Professionals.
Wardrop & Wardrop-PC announced Robert F. Wardrop II was elected president; Thomas (Mac) M. Wardrop, Vice President and Denise D. Twinney Treasurer of the company.
Warner Norcross + Judd partner Jonathan P. Kok was named a Michigan Go To Lawyers by Michigan Lawyers Weekly for 2021, a professional nominee award.
LEISURE & RECREATION
The Ottawa County Parks & Recreation Commission recently bought 5.5 acres on Black River Court adjacent to Hawthorn Pond Park from Holland Township, as well as another property on Macatawa Greenway running along the Macatawa River at 96. connected isthe Avenue. The property includes nearly 150 meters of river bank and about 2.5 hectares of floodplain.
FOX 17 recently received three Broadcast Excellence Awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters: Best Breaking News, for reporting on protests in Grand Rapids; Best news reporter for Lauren Edwards; and Best Newscast, again for reporting protests in Grand Rapids.
Darius D. Mitchell was named Director of Housing and Economic Security at the West Michigan Urban League.
Hope network called Floyd Booker to the new position of Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
The Pregnancy Resource Center elected the following persons as officers to the board: Chairman Jason Granger, Granger Group; Deputy Chairman Adam Barr, Friedenskirche; Treasurer Rick Rusthoven, Sylvan Learning Centers; and secretary Lynn Prince, Grand Rapids Community College.
West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology announced its new President and CEO, Jamon Alexander.
Resource center for women announced the appointment of three new board members and the very first male chairman of the board: Richard Spruit, Grand Rapids Metrology, Chairman; Lori Houghtaling, Amway; Adam Sturdivant, Drew, Cooper & Anding; and Danielle Williams, AmplifyGR. Tatum Hawkins was hired as director of development and communications.
Byron Center-based SpartanNash announced the promotion of. at Todd Riksen as Vice President, Corporate Controller.
Chase Kushak joined New standard, a cannabis retailer, as COO.
MicroVisions Inc. rented Chris buys as IT security and compliance administrator.