Heather Conway Made Committee Chair for Rotary Club of East Lansing Heather Conway, a Certified Public Accountant recently stepped in as committee chair for the Rotary Club of East Lansing’s newest fundraising project, “Pedal for a Purpose.” A long-time member of Rotary, Conway said being a part of the organization allows her to surround herself with people who share a common goal. In addition to her volunteer work with Rotary, Conway is also an active member of the Junior League of Lansing. Conway has also served as a Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Ambassador for 2013, is a board member and the treasurer for both the Rotary Club of East Lansing and the Meridian Area Business Association. M3 Group Names new VP of Business Development; Adds Team Members Tiffany Dowling, President of M3 Group, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Hodges to Vice President of Business Development. Hodges has been with M3 Group since 2009 and has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Before her recent promotion as VP of Business Development, she served as both an account manager and as the media director where she planned local, regional and national accounts and planned media budgets for organizations of all sizes. In her new role, Hodges will lead her sales team by example as she constantly seeks to achieve greater results for her clients. Thanks to the organization’s continued growth Dowling also announced the addition of two new staff members. Brooke Erwin has joined the team as social media specialist and Michael France as a graphic designer. Winners Announced For Seventh Annual MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) announced the winners of the Seventh Annual Student Art Exhibit and honored all who competed at a special ceremony at MSUFCU headquarters on Sunday, March 2. First place in the Juried award category went to Kierstynn Holman from Webberville High School. Second place was awarded to Ian Campa of Haslett High School. Third place went to Dane Porter of Lansing Christian High School. The People’s Choice Award winners all came from Lansing Christian High School. The first place winner was Dane Porter; second place was Rebecca Hull and third place was Nikki Rakestraw. The Social Media Award was won by Jared Eberly from Webberville High School. This year more than 9,000 votes were cast online and at MSUFCU Headquarters. To learn more about all of this year’s exhibit winners, and to view the artwork, visit www.msufcuart.com. Eaton Rapids Recognizes Business & Professional Women’s Club for 50 Years of Giving The city of Eaton Rapids is proud to recognize Eaton Rapids Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW) for celebrating more than 50 years of giving to local women. Over the years, BPW has awarded more than 65 college scholarships to local women who have returned to school in order to make a better life for themselves and their families. Bethany Pena, a Ferris State University pharmacy student, said the scholarship she received in April of 2011 helped her complete her last pre-requisite class so that she could start her program in the fall. This year, BPW will be awarding three $1,000 college scholarships to women over the age of 25, like Pena, who are residents in the Eaton Rapids area and are currently enrolled in an accredited college program. To learn more about the Eaton Rapids BPW scholarship or to download the application, visit www.bpw-michigan.org. YMCA of Lansing Adds New Communications and Events Director The YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing has named Anne Brand Communications and Events Director, a new position for the organization. Brand has been with the Y since October 2012, in the role of Assistant to the President/Special Projects Manager. She has 20 years of experience in corporate communications, community relations and strategic marketing. As the Y’s Communications and Events Director, Brand will be responsible for developing and coordinating efforts to enhance the presence of the YMCA in the community through communications, events, media relations and community development initiatives for the Metro Office and all six branch locations. Brand joined the Y after serving as Marketing Coordinator for Lansing Community College for 10 years. Prior to LCC, she held corporate communications positions with both Accident Fund Company and Citizens Insurance Company of America. Brand holds a B.A. in journalism from Michigan State University.