M3 Group Welcomes New PR Specialist M3 Group, a full-service branding agency, recently hired Tom Crawford as Public Relations Specialist. Crawford brings more than 30 years of experience as a communications professional encompassing PR, advertising sales, daily newspaper reporting, radio, television and social media. “We are excited to welcome Tom to the M3 Group team,” said M3 Group President and CEO Tiffany Dowling. “To have someone at our agency with such a wealth of knowledge and experience is extremely valuable to our clients. I am confident that he will continue the tradition of outstanding PR at M3 Group as well as expand our public relations department.” Crawford previously worked for 25 years as Corporate Communications Executive at Photo Marketing Association International, a trade organization serving the photo imaging industry. He worked three years as a sportswriter in the Houston, Texas area, and has five years of experience as a sports talk radio co-host for The Jack & Tom Show in Lansing. “I am absolutely thrilled to be part of M3 Group,” Crawford said. “Just into my second week of work it’s easy to recognize this is one talented, hardworking staff that is truly passionate about the projects they embrace.” Along with traditional public relations efforts, Crawford will work on proactive PR strategies for M3 Group’s clients. M3 Group is a full-service branding agency rallying together to move businesses forward. For more information on M3 Group, visit www.m3group.biz. Local Motivational Speaker Releases Book Tom Matt, founder of Boomers Rock recently released his book, Maximize Your Quality of Life: The 200% Solution to positive reviews. Matt also started his daily radio program on 1080 am Monday through Friday at 8 p.m. Matt’s message is one of inspiration whether you are a Boomer or not. Learn more about Boomers Rock at www.boomersrock.us. News from CARQUEST Dick Seehase, owner of the mid-Michigan CARQUEST The Parts Place stores has been named president of the Capital Area Quality Deer Management Association Branch. The Capital Area Branch serves Ingham County to insure the future of Whitetail deer, its habitat and our hunting heritage. The Capital Area QDMA and the Eaton County QDMA raised $11,000 at the Future of Deer Hunting Local Banquet Fundraiser which was held on Saturday, Feb 2.. Funds raised will be used to promote branch activities. Gary Fish, was recently named store manager at CARQUET The Parts Place in Charlotte. Fish has been part of the CARQUEST family since 2010. Art@Work Now on Display Peckham, in collaboration with Michigan State University’s (MSU) Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH) and the College of Engineering have created a dynamic public arts project entitled Art@Work. Art@Work is a mosaic of individual pieces created collaboratively by Peckham client artists, community artists and university students. More than 100 individual pieces are in the first installation, resulting in a display of art measuring nearly 60 feet wide and 25 feet tall. The final display will include enough art pieces to cover a 200 by 40 foot wall. The display is at Peckham, Inc., 3510 Capital City Blvd., Lansing.