Good News April 2012

McLaren-Greater Lansing Healthcare Foundation Welcomes New Board Members McLaren–Greater Lansing Healthcare Foundation has named the following individuals to its board of trustees: April Clobes, MSU Federal Credit Union; Grace Gibbs, DO, OBGYN at McLaren–Greater Lansing; Darrell Lindman, Fraser, Trebilcock, Davis & Dunlap; Rachel Michaud, Gillespie Group; Charles “Rusti” Owens, C2AE; Charles Taunt, DO, Michigan Orthopedic Center; Christine Tenaglia, DDS; and Lyn Zynda. As new members of the Foundation’s board, this group will help advance the cause of life-saving, life-changing health care in the mid-Michigan community. For more information visit Fitzpatrick joins Independent Bank as Mortgage Loan Officer Deb Fitzpatrick has joined Independent Bank at the 2900 West Road location as a mortgage loan officer at the East Lansing office. She is serving customers in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Livingston and Shiawassee counties. Fitzpatrick is a graduate of Davenport University where she received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. For more information, please visit their website at: Granger Unveils New Brand Associates from Lansing-based Granger educated students from Lansing Post Oak Magnet School at their Wood Road Generating Station, Tuesday, March 13. Using “Layered Landfill Sundaes,” Granger associates illustrated how their landfill gas-to energy programs work. The company also held a press conference to unveil the new brand and tagline “Collecting Tomorrow’s Energy.” “We wanted to do something educational and fun,” said CEO Keith Granger. “This is an opportunity for us to help our current and future customers understand who Granger is and what Granger does.” The new brand reflects a unity between all of these important services. Granger’s Lansing site is just one of its many landfill gas-to-energy programs in communities across the nation, so a brand revamp was necessary to provide cohesiveness, while also aiding in the company’s expansion. “Our new look says so much,” said Granger. “It really helps convey what we do at Granger, and we’re excited to share that with the communities we service.” Visit to learn more. Tiffany Dowling Honored at Inforum Event President and Chief Conversation Starter of Motion Marketing & Media and Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine Publisher Tiffany Dowling was honored at the Mid-Michigan Inner Circle event, hosted by Inforum Michigan on Thursday, March 22 at The Lansing Country Club. Inner Circle honors Michigan’s top women executives and gives women with leadership potential the opportunity to meet and have meaningful small group discussions with powerful business leaders. The event includes networking, lunch and a candid roundtable discussion with all honorees. Other honorees at the Inforum Michigan Inner Circle event include: Laurie Baumer, of Ele’s Place; Michigan Senate Majority Leader Gretchen Whitmer; Dana Malansky, VP of IT and Model office; Jackson National Life Insurance Company; and Melanie Dart of Dart Bank. Junior League of Lansing Elects 2012-13 Board of Directors The Junior League of Lansing (JLL), a non-profit organization of women supporting families and children at risk, announces their 2012-13 Board of Directors.
  • Becky Paalman, nurse at Sparrow Hospital, will serve as President.
  • Ann Vogelsang will serve as President-Elect.
  • Torye Santucci will serve as Communications Vice President.
  • Leslie Donaldson, Executive Director of the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, will serve as Community Vice President.
  • Kate Marchyok, an attorney with Kordenbrock & Associates, P.C., will serve as Education Vice President.
  • Amy Lothamer, co-owner of Lothamer Tax Service, will serve as Fund Development Vice President.
  • Susan Lupo, Accounts Receivable Manager for Lansing Ophthalmology and the Michigan Surgical Center, will serve as Membership Vice President.
  • Nanette Naser will serve as Secretary.
  • Bridget Seitz, a scientist with Michigan State University, will serve as Treasurer
These women will begin their leadership of the Junior League of Lansing in May 2012. Katie Lynwood, an attorney with Bernick, Radner & Ouellette, P.C., was elected Treasurer-elect for 2012-2013. Kim Laforet NameD to Coldwell Banker International President’s Premier Group Kim Laforet, an associate broker with Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood, has earned membership in the company’s International President’s Premier. This award represents the top one percent of all sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system qualified for this distinguished award.

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