Good News: July 2010


Williamston Chamber Announces Member of the Year

The Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce would like to announce the selection of Rosemary Philip as the 2010 Chamber Member of the Year.

Philip was a partner in the Sign of the Pineapple Antiques when it opened in 1979 and has been in the antique business in Williamston since that time. Currently, she and her husband, Roger, are owners of Sign of the Pineapple. She also currently serves on the Williamston Depot Museum Board of Directors.

Philip has worked diligently for the benefit of the Chamber and the community in general. Thank you, Rosemary Philip, 2010 Chamber Member of the Year, for your dedication, contributions and service to the Chamber and the community!

Arts Council of Greater Lansing Awards $5,000 to Local Artists

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing is pleased to announce the selection of five local artists as recipients of the Arts Council’s Individual Artist Grant program with cash awards of $1,000 each. Each recipient was selected based upon the merit of his or her proposed project.

Award recipients in the emerging artist category are Linda Beeman and Janel Schultz. Three local artists were also awarded grants for their projects in the established artist category, Barbara Hranilovich, Diane Newman and Matthew Boonstra.

M3 Wins Four Top Awards for Creative Marketing

Motion Marketing & Media (M3) received four Pinnacle Awards at the 2010 PACE Awards ceremony hosted by the Central Michigan Public Relations Society of America (CMPRSA) on Wednesday, April 28, at 11:30 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel.

Each year, the CMPRSA PACE Awards recognize the outstanding work produced by our region in the field of public relations. The Pinnacle Awards are considered the highest honor of each category, and are awarded based on research, implementation and measurable results of each PR tactic or campaign.

The PACE Awards M3 received are the Marketing Business to Business for its agency rebranding, Electronic Media for the online components of its rebranding, Media Kit for the Silver Bells in the City media kit, and Special Events for the 2009 Hike for Hospice campaign.

Bridging Solution for Mid-Michigan and the Autism Community

Essence of Behavior, LLC, an autism advocate, is inspiring local area individuals and businesses to educate themselves about how autism is affecting our community. Founder Nichole Martin has launched the Autism Alliance Partnership, in which businesses educate themselves about autism and, as a result, are able to provide tailored services to local area families who are raising children diagnosed with ASD. The first round of trained businesses in the Autism Alliance Partnership consisted of photographers, financial advisors, health and wellness consultants, and a promotional product specialist.

Martin is a newly licensed DIR/floortime home consultant who was trained under Dr. Richard Soloman, MD, and The P.L.A.Y. (Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters) Project. She is now available to serve families in Clinton, Eaton and Ingham County.

Martin has eight years of practical field experience, working with children diagnosed with autism ages 3 to 26. She has worked in a variety of settings including in homes, schools and residential settings. Martin has a dual Bachelor of Arts (2004) degree in psychology and criminal justice from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI, and a Master’s degree (2006) in forensic psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. She founded Essence of Behavior, LLC, in November 2009.

AL!VE Receives Award for Community Relations

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital in Charlotte received a Pinnacle Award in Community Relations and Best of Show for AL!VE: Phase One at the recent PACE Awards, presented by the Public Relations Society of America — Central Michigan Chapter. AL!VE: Phase One entailed the research, planning and implementation of a quiet communications and development initiative to support the eventual construction of a new healthpark — AL!VE — in Charlotte.

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital also recently launched its new branding campaign: Together in Health. The campaign seeks to build name recognition for the hospital beyond Charlotte, raise awareness of the award-winning capabilities of the hospital and build relationships with members of its target communities. Together in Health can be found on TV, billboards, radio, newspaper, theater and regional health and women’s publications. A comprehensive public relations component is also underway.

Construction University Draws Thousands at Be A Tourist In Your Own Town

More than 5,000 attended Construction University at Be A Tourist In Your Own Town on Saturday, June 5.

The University educated residents about how the Lansing Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Program is making Lansing cleaner and greener by reducing the overflow of combined sewage into the Grand and Red Cedar rivers. Tourists had the chance to get their pictures taken with the CSO Control mascot, Swish the Fish, play fun games and experience the thrill of being behind the wheel of a big construction truck. Learn more about Swish the Fish and the CSO Control Program here.

Kids Always Count Campaign Wins Award for Rathbun Public Relations

Carrie Rathbun Hawks, APR, president of Rathbun Public Relations, accepted an Award of Excellence in Public Affairs for Kids Always Count in Laingsburg at the recent PACE Awards, presented by the Public Relations Society of America — Central Michigan Chapter. Kids Always Count was a highly successful sinking fund millage renewal campaign which Rathbun co-chaired in a pro bono capacity in 2009. The millage passed by a four-to-one margin, making it the most successful millage vote in the state in that election and breaking all local records for voter turnout and support in a school millage vote in the City of Laingsburg.

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