Good News August 2013

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Capitol City Scoop Opens in the Stadium District Downtown’s newest business is bringing a Michigan State University (MSU) favorite to the streets of downtown Lansing. Located at 625 E. Michigan Ave., Capitol City Scoop will be downtown’s only dedicated ice cream shop, offering downtown patrons and visitors a sweet treat just in time for summer. Capitol City Scoop currently offers 12 MSU Dairy flavor favorites including the Sesquicentennial Swirl, Buckeye Blitz, Hoosier Strawberry, Chocolate, Bourbon Vanilla, Frozen Four Slap Shot, Capitol City Sundae, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Butter Pecan, Blue Moon, Honor’s Coffee Toffee, and Orange Sherbet. Flavors will rotate out occasionally to introduce downtown patrons to a variety of flavors. For more information about Capitol City Scoop call (517) 575-6064.   Lansing’s Capital Imaging Earns American In house Design Award Capital Imaging — a business document and graphics printing company specializing in on-demand printing and graphics for small and medium size businesses — has earned the prestigious 2013 American Inhouse Design Award, sponsored by Graphic Design USA, New York, NY. Capital Imaging earned the award for their new branding tool, a graphic book that businesses can use to showcase their services. The award-winning book “Let The Ink Do The Talking” features the many award-winning services that Capital Imaging themselves offers to clients. With the new branding book, Capital Imaging invites clients to Live it, Click it, Book it. “The new branding tool is an exciting way for various organizations to show existing and potential clients what they can achieve,” said Capital Imaging President & CEO Bo Noles. “This book can do what words cannot when it comes to showing off capabilities and expertise in an particular area.” For the eighth consecutive year, more than 4,000 entries were received for the competition from across the country. Capital Imaging reached the highly-selective top 15 percent to be recognized with a Certificate of Excellence. “We are definitely thrilled to receive this honor,” said Noles. “The award truly epitomizes the dedication and skillset of our talented staff. They have a focus of outputting incredibly high caliber work on a daily basis that is second to none.” Capital Imaging has been in business for 18 years on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Kipling Boulevard on Lansing’s Eastside. Along with the photo books, their product list includes business cards, manuals, reports, marketing and sales materials or posters, signs and banners. Lansing State Journal’s People Choice Award-winner, Capital Imaging provides on-demand wide and small format documents and graphics for businesses in a fast, easy and reliable way. For more information visit www.capital-imaging.com.   MSUFCU Branch Office Coming to Mason MSU Federal Credit Union recently held a ground breaking for their future MSUFCU Mason Branch, located between Cedar Street and Jefferson Street in Mason near the Kipp Road exit on US-127; close to the Mason Meijer. Founded in 1937 by a few MSU professors and employees, MSUFCU now has twelve branches, over 175,000 members, more than $2.4 billion in assets, and over 515 employees.   Accounting MOVE Project Highlights Plante Moran as a 2013 Best Public Accounting Firm for Women Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, was recently named by the Accounting MOVE Project as a 2013 Best Public Accounting Firm for Women. The MOVE Project is geared toward retaining women leaders in public accounting and advancing women to partnership. The firms that participated in the benchmarking project were ranked on the range, depth and success of programs and workplace culture proven to remove barriers to women’s success, especially at mid-level and above. The Accounting MOVE Project highlighted Plante Moran for making sure women never fall off the radar screen, even when they cycle through alternative career paths or make the most of the firm’s nationally respected work-life programs. For more than 25 years, the firm’s Personal Tightrope Action, or PTA, Committee has created and facilitated policies and practices to help retain women and working mothers at the firm, encouraging flexible work arrangements and work-life balance. “We want to increase our focus on developing staff faster and better and developing competencies that will allow more women to become partners,” Gordon Krater, managing partner said. “Success will be shown by an increase in the percentage of women partners, women in leadership positions and when Plante Moran has a larger representation of women where there aren’t currently women leaders internally. That will not only define success, but serve as a competitive advantage for the firm and our clients.”  
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