Good News September 2012

LOCAL PHYSICIANS GROUP OFFERS FREE CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING Staff and volunteers of the Alliance Ob/GYN, in partnership with Cap-Lab, Sparrow Health System, Women Working Wonders, and both Ingham and Clinton County Health Departments, have developed a public health program entitled “Pap-O-Rama Saturday,” which will provide free cervical cancer screenings to uninsured women, between the ages of 21 and 64 years, residing in either Ingham or Clinton County. “Pap-O-Rama Saturday” is the first-ever event of its kind within the Greater Lansing Area and Alliance Ob/Gyn anticipates its implementation will grow into an ongoing event for years to come. To register call (517) 853-2330. Participants must register by Thursday, Oct. 18 to get tested during “Pap-O-Rama Saturday,” on Saturday, Oct. 20. For additional information, please visit MOTHER & EARTH BABY BOUTIQUE OPENS STORE NEAR LANSING MALL Mother & Earth Baby Boutique, an eco-friendly baby boutique recently opened its doors in Delta Township at 4601 W. Saginaw, Suite N. This boutique has successfully operated as since July 2011, selling products online and via mom-to-mom sales. In addition to offering quality mother and baby products, the new retail shop will provide classroom space where they can offer a variety of low-to no-cost classes and activities. Mother & Earth can still be found online at and will continue to offer free delivery to busy local families. LOCAL COMPANY GROWING TO INCLUDE STAFF ADDITIONS, COMMUNITY OUTREACH, AND EXPANDED SERVICE AREA DBI … We Do Office recently added several staff members to accommodate for company growth, including the addition of Cindy Kangas as the Director of Marketing. DBI continues to expand its Community Outreach Giving to include the recent sponsorship of Common Ground. Since 1984 Lansing based DBI has prided itself in offering the best customer service, with moreproducts and services than any other office products and furniture dealer in the Mid- Michigan area. Interested applicants may submit a resume to NEWS FROM THE CAPITAL REGION COMMUNITY FOUNDATION The Capital Region Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Robin Lynn Grinnell as the foundation’s new Vice President for Community and Donor Relations. Lynn’s role is a newly created position within he Community Foundation and will focus on fund development and donor cultivation activities. The Capital Region Community Foundation also recently chose Big Brothers Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region as the recipient of its $75,000 impact grant for 2012. BBBSMCR will use the grant for its newly created Tri-County Quality Mentoring Demonstration Project. It will lead a collaboration with the Yes Center in Eaton County, The Turning Point of Lansing and MSU Extension 4-H in Clinton County to match at least 70 new children with one-on-one mentors. The grant requires BBBSMCR to secure an additional $75,000 in matching funds, doubling the grant’s impact to $150,000 for the organization. Money for the grant came from the Greater Lansing Fund and the Community Foundation’s unrestricted fund. For more info visit GREATER LANSING BUSINESS MONTHLY CONTRACTS WITH M3 GROUP Chris Holman, publisher of the Greater Lansing Business Monthly (GLBM) recently announced that he has entered into a publishing contract with Lansing-based branding agency M3 Group. M3 Group is now responsible for editorial and production procedures involving the GLBM. Holman continues to serve as publisher and maintains editorial direction. As part of the contract Emily Caswell, communications team leader at M3 Group and managing editor of Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine, will serve as editor for the GLBM. The GLBM began publication in 1987 and since then has served as the only publication that focuses on business news in the area. The contract also brings production of the Michigan Hospitality Review, a publication of the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association, to M3 Group. For more information about GLBM visit For more information about M3 Group visit MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION (MSUFCU) ANNOUNCES MILLIONAIRE FOR A DAY WINNERS MSUFCU recently named the two winners of its 2012 Millionaire for a Day contest: Cezanne Allen, age 12, from Haslett and Ryan Simons, age 9, from Arlington, Va. The Millionaire for a Day contest was open to MSUFCU Dollar Dog members, ages 5 to 12, who made a deposit of $10 or more between May 1 to 30, 2012. As Millionaire for a Day winner, Allen received star treatment for the day. She was welcomed with a red carpet entrance at MSUFCU’s Headquarters in East Lansing and was escorted in a limousine to various stops throughout the area with her friends and family. Allen was also awarded $150. Simons received $150 deposited to his MSUFCU savings account.

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