Good News September 2011

Three Lansing-Area Nonprofits Awarded Impact Grants by the Capital Regional Community Foundation In its third year awarding Impact Grants, the Capital Region Community Foundation has chosen the Allen Neighborhood Center, REACH Studio Art Center and the Greater Lansing Food Bank to receive grants totaling $189,280. The Allen Neighborhood Center will use the $75,000 grant to open a regional food resource center that will enable the Allen Street Farmers Market to become a year-round market, build an incubator kitchen for use by food entrepreneurs and provide storage for harvest from projects such as the Hunter Park Community GardenHouse, Urbandale Farm and others. REACH Studio Art Center will use its $75,000 grant to move to a larger facility that likely will more than triple its existing space in south Lansing’s REO Town. The Greater Lansing Food Bank’s grant of $39,280 will be put toward the purchase of refrigerators and freezers for many of the food bank’s pantries and agencies, which will enable the food bank to make larger, less-frequent deliveries, thereby saving money. Now, in its third year of existence, the special $75,000 Impact Grant was awarded to three charitable organizations in mid-Michigan. (Please note: The Greater Lansing Food Bank requested the grant amount they were awarded.) Learn more about the Community Foundation online at, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @givelansing. CAWLM Adds to Team The newest addition to the team at Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle (CAWLM) is Account Executive Marilyn Hamlin. A Ferris State University Grad, Hamlin has more than a decade of direct sales experience. Known at the office for her multi-tasking ability and high-energy, this one is a force to be reckoned with. From scoring major sales for Motion Marketing & Media and CAWLM, to organizing contacts and following-through on promises, you can always count on Marilyn to finish what she starts. Her keen business mind and down-to-earth people skills make her the perfect exec to help clients understand how their business should be positioned in the market. Catch her on the road or in the office, she’d love to talk to you about media placement for your business, (517) 203-0123. Local Dentist was Featured Speaker at International Event Okemos dentist Dr. Christine Tenaglia DDS, was a featured speaker at the International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics Conference in San Diego, California in late July. Tenaglia, who has practiced in the Lansing area for 19 years, addressed more than 200 cosmetic dentists and renowned oral health care professionals from around the world. She discussed effective methods for making the public aware that modern technology and new, advanced techniques have changed conventional dentistry. Dentists who pursue continuing education and update their practices can now provide more effective and comfortable procedures for patients, said Tenaglia, who studies the latest high-quality standards in oral health at the acclaimed Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and implements them in her practice at the corner of Okemos and Bennett roads. For more information, call (517) 347-6733 or visit Eight Women to Be Inducted Into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame A world ranked wrestler, a Hispanic community leader, and a Michigan Supreme Court Justice are among the notable women selected by independent juries for induction into the 2011 class of the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame. The women will be honored at a benefit dinner on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing. The 2011 Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame honorees in the Contemporary Category are:
  • Dr. Lois A. Bader
  • Jumana Judeh
  • Justice Marilyn Kelly
  • Edelmira “Delma” Lopez
  • Kary Moss
  • Rose Mary C. Robinson
  • Tricia McNaughton Saunders
The Hall of Fame honoree in the Historical Category is:
  • Valeria Lipczynski
The Philip A. Hart Award is presented annually to male citizens who have demonstrated a unique understanding and support of women’s issues and concerns and have contributed to the advancement of women’s rights and interests. This year’s recipient is Scott Burgess, Community Relations & Advertising Specialist for the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America. The induction ceremony will be held at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center located at 55 South Harrison Avenue, East Lansing. A reception will begin at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. and the ceremony at 7 p.m. Event reservations ($125/person) and information about sponsorships and advertisements will be available at or by calling (517) 484-1880, extension 203. Mid-Michigan Creative Alliance Elects New Board The Mid-Michigan Creative Alliance (formerly Lansing Advertising Club) elected its new board in June and celebrated with a Meet the Board Social on Thursday, Aug. 4 in REO Town’s Art Alley. Elected into executive roles are Katie Wittenauer (President) from Impression 5 Science Center, Julie Becker (Vice President) from Motion Marketing & Media, Denise Weston (Treasurer) from Michigan Association of Broadcasters and Dottie Zimmerman (Secretary) formerly from CiesaDesign. Other elected board members include Chrissy Greenough (Programming Chair), Justin Bugsy Sailor (Membership Chair), Alyson Newby (Communications Chair), Jessy Harger (Website Chair), Henry Brimmer (Student Chair), Emily Brozovic and Carly Schiff (board members at large). Dominic Cochran from Ahptic Film and Digital will serve as the Past President for one year. For more information or to purchase a membership to the Mid-Michigan Creative Alliance, visit

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