Good News April 2016


Local Meridian Township Business Expanding and Moving

Kellie Murphy, local owner and founder of Kellie’s Consignments, is pleased to announce the address of their brand new store location. Kellie’s Consignments’ new store will be located at 5000 Marsh Road in Okemos, Mich., directly behind Wheat Jewelers and will open in
April 2016.

Thanks to the more than 10,000 consigners and loyal customers, Kellie’s Consignments has outgrown its current location. In an effort to provide the finest and most unique shopping experience in the Lansing area, the new location will offer the space to provide many new services and features two levels for customers to shop and consign.

Kellie’s Consignments currently offers women’s and men’s clothing, furniture, home décor, jewelry, shoes, accessories and much more. Kellie’s offers only the finest new and consigned merchandise to its customers. Kellie’s new location will also be offering a Couture Store. This store will provide fine jewelry, handbags, shoes and accessories. Future plans with the new location will include adding children’s consignment, a wholesale diamond service and a thrift store.

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M3 Group Recognized as 2015 Outstanding Small Business by the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

M3 Group, a Lansing-based, full-service branding and publications agency, was honored by the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce as the 2015 Outstanding Small Business Award winner at the 104th Annual Dinner on Feb. 25, 2016.

The Outstanding Small Business Award honors local small businesses that have excelled in areas including stability, innovation, a commitment to the community, perseverance and a commitment to diversity.

“We are thrilled to have been recognized by the Chamber for all of our hard work and dedication to our clients over the years,” said Tiffany Dowling, president and CEO of M3 Group. “To see the exceptional businesses that have won in the past shows how prestigious this award is to the community and we are grateful to be a part of that list.”

Founded over 13 years ago by Dowling, M3 Group has worked across traditional and non-traditional platforms to deliver clients with creative solutions. The company provides integrated marketing strategies that keep their clients and their bottom line in mind.

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Michigan association executive earns national Political Leadership Award

The head of the Michigan association of state associations, Cheryl Ronk, CAE, CMP, FASAE, was honored with the first ever ASAE Political Leadership Award in Washington D.C. on March 9.

The longtime leader of Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE), Ronk is being recognized for leadership in association grassroots and advocacy. She received the award at the annual American Associations Day, hosted by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. John H. Graham IV, president/CEO of Center for Association Leadership will present the award.

Over a 25-year tenure as MSAE president, Ronk has represented the association sector on legislative initiatives at the state and federal level. She was the only nonprofit professional who participated in the redesign of the Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act. During her career, she has also mentored hundreds of executives to enhance their ability to successfully lead their organizations.

Ronk is one of only two Michigan executives to receive the distinguished designation of ASAE Fellow, which is presented to innovative association leaders.

“I am a strong believer that everyone should be included in our political structure, as voters and advocates for good public policy,” Ronk said. “It’s an honor to be a part of MSAE’s and ASAE’s grassroots network to educate decision makers on the value of associations.” 

MSAE is a not-for-profit membership organization that serves as the association for associations in Michigan. Its mission is to ensure a knowledgeable, professional and successful association community. 

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