Good News February 2013

YAC of Capital Region Community Foundation Awarded College Positive Community Grant from the Kresge Foundation Greater Lansing continues to grow as a “college positive” region thanks to a College Positive Challenge Grant supported by the Kresge Foundation and administered by the Council of Michigan Foundations. The Capital Region Community Foundation’s YAC was awarded $2,500 and will match the grant with $2,500 from unrestricted grant dollars in its youth fund. The Capital Region Community Foundation’s YAC will partner with Lansing College Access Network (LansingCAN) to conduct three interactive “College Knowledge Seminars” for first-generation, low-income and youth of color in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties. One seminar will be held in each county. The seminars will focus on completing the FAFSA, applying for scholarships and adjusting to college climate. For more info, visit Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau Retains Exclusive DMAP Accreditation The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce that it has successfully achieved re-accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP). The GLCVB was the first CVB in the state to receive this esteemed designation back in 2007. DMAP is an international accreditation program developed by the Washington, D.C.-based Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI). By holding the DMAP accreditation, destination marketing organizations (DMOs) communicate to their community, buyers and potential visitors that their DMO has attained the highest measure of excellence. M3 Group Announces New Brand M3 Group invites businesses and organizations to Brand Forward. In an effort to practice what they preach M3 Group, a full-service branding agency in Lansing, recently underwent a rebranding process. M3 Group invites everyone to check out their newly updated website, take note of their enhanced logo, swing by their offices at 614 Seymour Ave. to meet the team behind some of the most effective branding projects to come out of the mitten state and, most importantly, join in on the Brand Forward revolution. M3 Group is a full-service branding agency rallying together to move businesses forward. For more info please visit Local Moving Company Hires New Move Consultant Two Men and a Truck, a home and business moving company, is pleased to announce the addition of a new employee at the Lansing office. Amanda Wilson of Holt was recently hired as a move consultant. Her primary responsibilities include working with customers to set up and facilitate residential moves. Wilson is a graduate of Mason High School and is currently studying Business Administration at Lansing Community College. For more information call (517) 485-4545 or visit Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) Announces 75th Anniversary Contest Winners Throughout 2012, MSU Federal Credit Union offered a variety of special promotions, events and giveaways to celebrate its 75th anniversary. MSUFCU recently announced the winners of its two 75th anniversary grand prizes: Polina Naumova, who won a $7,500 Classic Travel vacation package, and Michael Huschke, who won a $7,500 gift card to Wheat Jewelers. Naumova, a freshman at Michigan State University, and Huschke, of Midland, Mich., were announced as contest winners at MSUFCU’s 75th anniversary member event. For more info visit CASE Credit Union and Option 1 Announce Collaboration CASE Credit Union and Option 1 Credit Union have announced that they will share a branch facility in East Lansing beginning in early 2013. This sharing of the branch, located at 2400 West Road in East Lansing, is a unique opportunity for both credit unions. By sharing this branch, CASE Credit Union will maintain its presence near the Meijer store on Lake Lansing Road. And, Option 1 Credit Union has found the right business to fill space too large for its needs. Option 1 Credit Union will open two new branch locations, one on Lake Lansing Road, near the West Road facility, and one on Hagadorn and Lake Lansing Road. Option 1 Credit Union will share the West Road branch with CASE Credit Union until their move to the new locations. For more info, visit or Local Wellness Expert Publishes Cookbook Local Wellness Leadership Coach Jenn Dubey, founder and president of Evolve Corporate Wellness, announced that her latest cookbook — Evolving Your Favorite Classics — is now available for purchase. Including 50 recipes — most with eight ingredients or less and taking only about 20 minutes to prepare — the cookbook includes everything from unique smoothie options to homemade protein bars to her famous black bean burgers. The cookbook contains real-life tips on healthy eating and contains a staple shopping list. For more info or to purchase the book visit

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