Good News February 2012

Lauren Evans Moves to Evening News WILX-TV recently made changes to their anchor line-up. Beginning Jan. 16 David Andrews took over anchor responsibilities for WILX’s top-ranked New 10 Today morning newscast. Lauren Evans, who previously held that position, is now on the evening news, teaming up with Jason Colthorp, Andy Provenzano and Tim Staudt to anchor News 10 at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. Evans, who grew up in Birmingham, Mich. came to WILX in 2008. Michigan State University Federal Credit Union Raises Money for the Capital Area United Way MSU Federal Credit Union staff cares about making a difference in our community and are dedicated to supporting many local organizations and charities. In 2011, MSUFCU employees raised $41,921.24 for the Capital Area United Way (CAUW), an organization that addresses a wide range of needs in our community. MSUFCU’s United Way Committee is comprised of staff members from each department who focus their efforts on maximizing donations through engaging and enjoyable events. The ATM/Visa, Adjustments, Specialty and Support Services and Payment Services departments wanted to try and fundraise additional money to put in their basket. To raise this money, these departments decided to auction off a goat from Andy T’s Farm. Unlike regular auctions, MSUFCU staff members were encouraged to vote for their favorite co-worker, manager and vice-president. The cost of one vote was $1. Sara Dolan, MSUFCU Vice President of Finance and Adjustments, came in first place with an astounding 195 votes. Dolan decided to let the goat go back to live at Andy T’s farm. More than $450 was raised for the CAUW through this internal fundraiser helping MSUFCU staff raise more than $41,000 for CAUW. Call For Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame Nominations Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 class of the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame. The Hall commemorates women of this state who have distinguished themselves in one or more fields. Candidates for admission to the Hall of Fame may have been born in Michigan or achieved prominence within the state or have been a resident of the state for an extended period after achieving prominence elsewhere. A nominated woman may be living or deceased. Women’s organizations may also be nominated. All nominations must be submitted by mail on approved nomination forms, found online at For more info (517) 484-1880. The deadline for submissions is March 21, 2012. Twenty-Five Mid-Michigan Charities to be Honored at the Big Bang-Quet The University Club is giving you a chance to vote for your favorite charity now through Friday, March 16. The Club allowed members to vote 25 Mid-Michigan charities into the running, and now the public decides who will win the grand prize — a $10,000 credit for a fundraising event at the University Club. Through a partnership with the Capital Region Community Foundation, voting takes place online. Each vote costs $5 and, although only one charity will receive the grand prize, all charities will receive the money they earn through votes. A final vote and the Big Bang-Quet, which is open to the public, takes place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. To see a complete list of charities involved or place your tax-deductable vote visit Mason Area Chamber Names Goebel to Board Trinesha Goebel, insurance agent, trainer and State Farm associate since 1989, has been named to the 13-member board of directors of the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce. She has been actively involved in community activities, including the Chamber’s business-to-business and business-to – consumer expos and events. She is a graduate of Olivet College with a degree in business and insurance. Married for 19 years, she is also a mother of two. Trinesha Goebel has been part of the Chamber since she opened her agency. She begins her Board service immediately and will serve until the next regular MACC board election in November 2012. She will be eligible to stand for re-election that time. Old Town Welcomes new Executive Director The Old Town Commercial Association (OTCA) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Louise Gradwohl to the position of Executive Director. Gradwohl, previously the Communications Coordinator with the OTCA, will be in charge of continuing implementation of Michigan Main Street Program, while fulfilling the mission and vision of the OTCA through her efforts in community development and revitalization. Before joining the OTCA, Gradwohl worked as an Assistant to the Public Relations Manager at Wharton Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, she was an Assistant Producer on Michigan’s Morning Show with Michael Patrick Shiels. BRD Printing Aquires EP Images On Jan. 1 BRD Printing Incorporated acquired the assets of EP Images. EP Images has a reputation in the Lansing area as a quality print services company. The addition of their experienced personnel to BRD’s talented staff should greatly increase BRD’s capability to serve the needs of their clients. This acquisition is one more step in BRD’s process of developing the most technologically advanced and experienced full-service printers in Mid-Michigan. The combination of increased professional staff and broadened customer base will translate into better quality control, faster turn times and more cost effective pricing structures for all BRD customers. The corporate name remains BRD Printing Incorporated, office and production facilities will continue to be at 912 W. St. Joseph, Lansing. EP Images will be a division of BRD. For more information call (517) 372-0268.

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