Good News for July 2016


Laurel Salon Celebrates New Location in Okemos

After nearly five months of construction and renovation, Laurel Salon celebrates its new location at 2395 Jolly Road in Okemos, new team members and brand new services to now offer guests.

The newly renovated salon features more than 4,000 sq. ft. of space that includes modern design elements that complement the amenities located throughout the salon such as a large open floor plan along with a mini gym and six spa rooms, all filled with natural light to add to the relaxing ambiance.

“Our guests are loving our open feel, natural light and the wide range of services we now offer at our new location,” says Janae Fredline. “Each team member we have is so talented, has great energy and is truly guest focused. It has been a great adventure so far.”

Laurel Salon welcomes three new team members including hairstylist Candace Baxter, esthetician and Reiki Master Mary Ofoli. The growing salon now has a team of 10 and will continue to hire hairstylists with capacity to add eight more stylists.

Laurel Salon is also currently hiring massage therapists. Laurel Salon offers haircuts, color, reflexology, manicures and pedicures, customized skin care services, massage, wax removal, Reiki energy balancing, nutrition services and personal training.

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Habitat for Humanity Capital Region to Acquire Scott Center

Habitat for Humanity Capital Region is excited to announce that it has been selected by the City of Lansing Parks and Recreation through a formal request for proposal (RFP) process to acquire the Scott Center for $1, currently located at the southwest corner of S. Washington Avenue and W. Malcolm X Street in REO Town, Lansing.

Under the plan announced, Habitat for Humanity will acquire the Scott Center for $1 from the City of Lansing. The City has pledged to transfer a two-acre parcel of land located on Martin Luther King Boulevard between Lenawee and Hillsdale streets, subject to the master plan being approved. The BWL has pledged $100,000 to help fund the relocation of the structure, while earmarking any unspent balance of the $100,000 for site preparation and to jump-start the project.

Pending the approval of the BWL’s master plan for a new substation, Habitat for Humanity plans to renovate the Scott Center that’s been relocated to the lot on MLK and convert the property into 3-4 condo-style, affordable housing units. This will provide the gateway for the development of 18-20 units in total. Habitat for Humanity will contribute $300,000 toward the renovation and will also seek HOME and CDBG funds through the City of Lansing.

With public interest in mind, Habitat will retain as many of the Scott Center’s features as possible such as the winding staircase, subject to current building code. The Scott Center’s English Tudor-style exterior will serve as inspiration for the entire proposed development. Although the exteriors of the properties will celebrate a similar style, the proposed properties will be modern energy efficient homes.


LAFCU awards $5,000 in scholarships to Mason, Owosso high school seniors

LAFCU has awarded the 2016 “Write to Educate” $2,500 college scholarships to two high school seniors bound for Lansing Community College (LCC) and Baker College of Owosso this fall.

Mason High School senior Jenelle McCoy, daughter of Kevin and Lynn McCoy, of Mason, will pursue an Associate in Arts at LCC with the intention to transfer to a four-year college to complete a bachelor’s degree, majoring in sports management.

Owosso High School senior Kaycee Ogle, daughter of Jeffery and Kimberly Ogle, of Owosso, will pursue a bachelor’s degree in pre-occupational therapy at Baker College to become an occupational therapist.

As a part of their scholarship awards, McCoy and Ogle each selected a charity to receive a $500 donation from LAFCU. McCoy chose the Greater Lansing Food Bank; Ogle supported the food and nutrition programs at the Salvation Army Owosso.

The scholarship recipients were selected based on a one-page essay about an improvement the applicant could implement at their high school before they graduate that would also benefit the community.

Applicants for the LAFCU Write to Educate scholarship must be a senior in a high school within the LAFCU service territory, which includes the counties of Barry, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Livingston, Montcalm and Shiawassee. They must also be planning to attend LCC or Baker College’s Owosso campus.


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