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Good News for November 2013


Sign outside of REACH Studio Art Center marks future expansion.
Sign outside of REACH Studio Art Center marks future expansion.

REACH Studio Art Center Hosts Ribbon Cutting
Art lovers, parents, students, volunteers and more gathered on Wednesday, Oct. 23, for a ribbon cutting celebration at REACH Studio Art Center. After searching high and low for a new, larger location, staff at REACH made the decision that “there’s no place like home” and bought property next door to their current location in Lansing’s REO Town in August thanks to a grant from the Capital Region Community Foundation. The new center takes REACH’s square footage from 1,100 square feet to 9,500 square feet. Visit REACH at 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing, or online at www.reachstudioart.org.
NUTRIMOST Ultimate Fat Loss System Opens Near Frandor
Dr. Denise Rassel, D.C. and her staff are happy to announce the opening of the Nutrimost office at 535 N. Clippert St., Lansing.
Nutrimost has been a proven all natural fat loss program that guarantees a minimum of 20 pounds lost in 40 days.
Nutrimost is able to zero in on the reasons that are keeping the fat stored rather than off your body. There are no prepackaged foods to buy. There are no medications, hormones or shots to take. The program includes an educational class, a qualification process and a computerized electro frequency test.
CMS Energy Announce Legal Department Changes
CMS Energy and its principal subsidiary, Consumers Energy, recently announced the following personnel changes:
Jim Brunner, currently senior vice president and general counsel and a 36-year employee, will assume the role of chief legal counsel, handling special legal projects as identified by the Chief Executive Officer. A Spring Lake native, Brunner is a University of Michigan graduate with degrees in engineering and law.
Cathy Reynolds, currently vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary, is promoted to senior vice president and general counsel. Reynolds, a 34-year employee, is responsible for the legal department and all legal matters affecting CMS Energy and Consumers Energy. A Jackson native, Reynolds has a bachelor of science degree from Michigan State University and law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
Melissa Gleespen is promoted to vice president and corporate secretary, responsible for securities law matters, corporate records, investor services and corporate secretary functions. Gleespen earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University Extension School and earned her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law.
For more information on CMS Energy, please visit their website at: www.cmsenergy.com
Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Pizza Welcomes New Staff
Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Pizza is proud to welcome several new members to its team.
The chain recently opened its 13th location in Hartland and is adding corporate and local staff to accommodate for growth.
Julian Copsey was hired as Chief Operating Officer and President. He is responsible for development, training, operations, labor, franchisee development, branding and general management responsibilities.
Brian O’Hara is the Director of Operations. He spends much of his time travelling to store locations for training and support. He will oversee all store operations.
Hilary Dulany was hired as the Branding Management Director. She is working on several projects including a new menu roll-out.
New National Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Cindy Kangas, comes from a nonprofit and local marketing background. She created the Corporate Responsibility Initiative and works one-one-one with franchisees to oversee their marketing campaigns.
Nick Neveau has been promoted to General Manager of the Lansing store. In addition, he oversees the corporate menu and franchisee food preparation training.
The team joins Co-Owners and CEOs Chuck Senatore and George Kurajian; Regional Director of operations, Tom Bosch; and CFO Rachel Meadows.
Follow Tony Sacco’s events and new menu releases on their website www.tonysaccos.com.
Ele’s Place Receives Grant from Capital Region Community Foundation
Ele’s Place, a healing center for grieving children and teens, has received a grant from the Capital Region Community Foundation’s unrestricted fund. The $12,800 grant will help Ele’s Place expand and enhance its bereavement support group program by underwriting the cost of two children’s grief support groups for one year.
The Capital Region Community Foundation is a public resource for donors, professional advisors, non-profit agencies, municipalities, corporations and others who have questions about how to achieve their charitable goals. For more information about the CRCF, visit www.crcfoundation.org.
Since 1991, Ele’s Place has provided grief support services at no cost to families whose children, ages 3-18, are grieving the death of a parent, sibling or other loved one. Ele’s Place supports an average of 350 children plus their family members each week through its Lansing, Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids branches. Ele’s Place also provides support programs in schools and serves as a resource and referral agency for anyone who wants to help a grieving child. For more information, visit www.elesplace.org.
Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau Welcomes New Staff Member
The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce it has hired Emily Miller as Marketing Communications Coordinator.
Miller is a graduate of the University of Tampa with a bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations.


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