Good News December 2012

St. Vincent Catholic Charities Welcomes New Director of Development Cindy Herfindahl joined the St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ (STVCC) team this November. After 28 years working in higher education development at Michigan State University, Herfindahl changed her focus to sharing her skills with Lansing area non-profits in fund development. Her goal was to work in an organization that helps children and families. In her new role, Herfindahl will help strengthen St. Vincent Catholic Charities development efforts through cultivating stronger community partnerships. Herfindahl is a graduate of Michigan State University as is her husband, John Melcher and son, Austin. Her daughter Annie is a senior at MSU. Granger Combines Operations with Mid-Michigan Rubbish and 5 Gs Disposal Granger is pleased to announce it is combining operations with Mid-Michigan Rubbish and 5 Gs Disposal. With the addition of customers and resources from these two local trash companies, Granger will expand its service territory further to the east, south and north. Granger has had a long-standing relationship with Mid-Michigan Rubbish. Mid-Michigan Rubbish has approximately 5,000 stops per week, including residential, commercial and recycling customers. Mid- Michigan Rubbish’s service territory includes stops in Stockbridge, Dansville, Pinckney and Webberville. 5 Gs Disposal has approximately 1,500 customers in Gratiot County, which Granger will also incorporate into its operations. The current owner of 5 Gs, Joe Gostomski, will join the Granger team when the transition occurs. Granger has added new drivers, customer service representatives and trucks to ensure all Granger customers receive the highest standard of service. A local, family-owned waste collection company, Granger provides waste hauling, disposal and recycling services and produces renewable energy from landfill gas. Visit to learn more. P Squared Wine Bar Now Open Lansing’s first wine bar, P Squared, celebrated its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 7. P Squared, located at 107 S. Washington Square, Lansing, offers a unique menu, daily wine specials and an intimate venue. Downtown’s newest business has already been embraced by the community. P Squared Wine Bar was created by two local entrepreneurs focused on offering a diverse selection of wine with a strict “No-Snobs-Allowed” policy. “We wanted all wine lovers to have a place where they could relax after a long day, celebrate special occasions with friends and not feel intimidated when they want to try something new,” said co-owner Paul Bussard. “We hope that P Squared will serve as an oasis for wine lovers, right here in the heart of the Capital City.” Not only will P Squared focus on serving up great wine, they also place an emphasis on delivering high-quality food. Their lunch combos pair a choice of a half sandwich with a soup or salad, in addition to a side option, as well as a glass of wine. For those on the clock, diners may also select a soda or iced tea to complement their combo instead of wine. For more information about P Squared Wine Bar visit New Lingerie Boutique Opens in Okemos Curvaceous Lingerie, which opened its doors on Monday, Nov. 12, offers brides a local place to find the hard-to-find styles they crave. Founded by bridal consultant Lauren Long, who said she was tired of referring customers out of the area for lingerie, has designed the space to fulfill a huge gap in the Lansing/Okemos market offering. Bras for the hard-to-fit woman, bridal boudoir outfits and foundational garments such as SPANX will be prominent. Matching bra and panty styles, special occasion wear, slips and even bridal party gift ideas and accessories will be mixed in. Long has worked as the Manager of The Wedding Bell for several years now, and the business relationship between her and the bridal salon owner, Katie Love, dates back to 2001. When Long told her of the lingerie idea, it was Love’s idea to open Curvaceous inside the existing store. For more information email or find Curvaceous Lingerie on Facebook, at Visitor Information Center Opens In East Lansing The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce the opening of a second visitor information center in the region. A location is opening in East Lansing, directly across from the new Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum on Grand River Avenue. The Visitor Center opening is a proactive response to the influx of visitors expected at the Broad Museum and the ever-increasing number of international students and their families on Michigan State University campus. The staffed, 400 square-foot center will have visitor information pertaining to the entire Greater Lansing region and will also have the ability to showcase special events and projects. The first of these projects will be select pieces from an exhibit hosted by the city of East Lansing and the East Lansing Public Schools entitled, “Color Our World: East Lansing Welcomes the Broad.” A ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Thursday, Nov. 8. For more information about the GLCVB please visit or phone (517) 487-6800.

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