Good News June 2011

Tobi Lyon is the New Face for Business Development at C2AE C2AE, a full-service architectural, engineering and planning design firm is pleased to announce the recent hire of Tobi Lyon, CAE, CFRE. Lyon joins C2AE as a Business Development Manager, bringing with her an impressive background and experience in healthcare philanthropy, association management, finance and sales. “Tobi’s outgoing personality and drive to succeed will have a tremendous effect on our ability to bring in new business and expand our presence in several key market areas within the firm,” said Rusti Owens, business unit leader for C2AE. Lyon has received several professional honors and awards throughout her career. Just last year she was named as one of the “10 Over the Next 10” award winners from the Lansing Chamber of Commerce. Lyon is also an active volunteer for numerous nonprofit organizations in the Lansing community. For more information, visit or call (866) 454-3923. Independent Bank receives Financial Literacy Award Independent Bank has been recognized for its 2010 financial literacy efforts by the Michigan Bankers Association with the 2011 MBA Financial Literacy Award. Independent Bank reached more than 20,000 individuals through its financial literacy efforts. The bank educated students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Bank associates also hosted an all-day event for high school seniors covering planning for the future, balancing a checking account, budgeting, borrowing money, protecting yourself from identity theft and working in the financial industry. For more info visit Cooley Law School Stadium Receives SERF Certification The outfield isn’t the only thing that’s green at Cooley Law School Stadium. The building recently earned certification by the Society of Environmentally Responsible Facilities (SERF). SERF certifications provide property owners an opportunity to highlight their commitment to environmental responsibility. SERF awards certifications to buildings that meet their set of green industry building and management standards. Headquartered in East Lansing, SERF is a national organization of property owners promoting Practical Environmental Stewardship. For more information, call (517) 337-8367 or visit New Monthly Show Filmed at Perspective2 Studio in Old Town Beginning last month 6 in the City, an hour-long show featuring the six women who anchor at 6 News on WLNS, is being filmed at Perspective2 Studio in Old Town in front of a live audience. Viewers will have the chance to see the women in a relaxed environment, discussing what it’s like to be a mother, sister, wife and friend. They’ll also introduce viewers to people in the community. Filming in Old Town will give the 6 in the City anchors access to some of Lansing’s cultural opportunities that can only be found in Lansing’s arts and entertainment district. For more info visit MSUFCU Experiences Immense Growth In order to better serve growing membership, MSU Federal Credit Union was pleased to hire many new employees in 2010. Eighty-three hires were welcomed to MSUFCU, with a total of 27 new positions created. “With the opening of new branches, creation of new positions, expansion of departments, and the progress of the management development program, it’s not hard to believe that MSUFCU is able to grow,” said April Clobes, MSUFCU’s Executive Vice President, “MSUFCU has been able to expand despite the tough economic times due to outstanding member service coupled with low cost products and services.” Common Ground Announces Acts Lansing, get ready to rock during the annual Common Ground Music Festival set for July 11-17. The Common Ground Music Festival line-up this year includes 80s pop, 60s/70s rock, country and new rock. Tickets are on sale now. The lineup is as follows: Monday, July 11 Trey Songz; Tuesday, July 12 Rick Springfield and Burton Cummings; Wednesday, July 13 Charlie Daniels Band and Aaron Lewis of STAIND; Thursday, July 14 Lynyrd Skynyrd; Friday, July 15 Theory of a Deadman and Black Stone Cherry and Sunday, July 17 Melissa Etheridge. For tickets or more information visit Attorney Archana Rajendra joins Foster Swift Foster Swift Collins & Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Archana Rajendra. Rajendra has substantial experience preparing and litigating appellate, insurance defense and workers’ compensation cases. She received her law degree from Indiana University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University. Foster Swift is a full service law firm founded in 1902. For more information visit

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