Good News July 2011

Common Ground Announces More Acts Two-time Grammy winner and “NCIS: LA” star, LL Cool J has joined the line up at this year’s Common Ground Music Festival set for July 11-17. Best known for hits such as “Around the Way Girl,” “Mama Said Knock You Out,” “Doin It,” and “Goin Back to Cali,” LL also devotes time to a clothing line, a musician-supportive social media network and promotions for his New York Times best-selling fitness book. Also joining the lineup are Blackberry Smoke, Larry McCray, Peter Rivera, The Verve Pipe, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, David Neil, Duke Tumatoe, Don Middlebrook & Living Soul, Downplay, Tonic, Hot Chelle Rae and Locksley. Already scheduled to play the festival are Trey Songz, Rick Springfield, Burton Cummings, Aaron Lewis of STAIND, Black Stone Cherry, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Theory of a Deadman and Melissa Etheridge. For more info and tickets visit Coffee And Friends Places Second in Barista Competition On May 19, Coffee And Friends Café was proud to be part of the barista competition “MoTown Throwdown” in Ferndale, Mich., where they won second place with their signature drink the Dutch Treat. Not only did the staff win bragging rights for the next year but they also won a $100 giftcard. The Dutch Treat was created by in-house barista Loren Keeney for two of his regular customers, Jim and Lyn. After several weeks of testing, trying and a little mad science, the Dutch Treat was created and then named after Jim and Lyn’s beloved dog Dutch. The Dutch Treat is available for anyone who comes in whether it’s your first time or your 1,000 visit, stop in and check out this award-winning Michigan drink. Coffee And Friends is at 5100 Marsh Road, Okemos. Details: (517) 347-0962. Foresight Group’s Open House a Success Following a ribbon cutting with the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, Foresight Group welcomed more than 400 business partners, customers, family members and friends into their new facility at 2822 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Lansing during their open house on Thursday, July 9. The open house offered all-day tours and Lunch & Learns to their guests, with a celebration after 6 p.m. featuring music from Root Doctor as a thank you to their numerous supporters. The move represents a huge investment into the MLK business corridor. The renovated space, once home to Peckham Industries, now accommodates Foresight Group’s upgraded equipment and brings their services and departments all under one roof. Foresight Group is an innovative print company that has maintained a leading edge in print and promotional technology for more than 100 years. Utilizing cutting-edge equipment and techniques, they produce quality materials for clients who want various printed materials to be eye-popping and effective. Visit Foresight Group’s Facebook, Twitter and website,, or contact Stacey Trzeciak at (517) 485.-5700 ext. 17 for more details. Stylist boosts revenue and flare for Lansing Agency Motion Marketing & Media has hired an account executive to meet growing sales demands. With two degrees under her belt, M3’s Sales Stylist, Stefanie Wieber is the go-to sales person for current trends in marketing. Wieber has a strong business mind to keep her clients’ media competitive. She graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in advertising and earned her cosmetology license from Douglas J Aveda Institute. This dual-degree incorporates business with aesthetics to ensure ROIs are met and brand image is maintained. To learn more about Wieber, check out her bio on M3’s website at M3 is a Lansing-based full service advertising, marketing and PR agency dedicated to helping its clients find their aha moments through integrated strategic planning. Michigan State University Federal Credit Union’s (MSUFCU) Esteemed Board Members Retire and Welcome Elected Members MSU Federal Credit Union’s board of directors congratulated new retirees Nancy Craig, Treasurer, and Ralph Hepp, Ph.D., Director, and welcomed Susan Carter, J.D., and Cheryl Speier, Ph.D., this spring. Craig served MSUFCU’s volunteer board of directors for 31 years and Hepp served for 24 years. Carter is a professor of journalism, communication and law in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at MSU. She has previously served as a secretary of the board of trustees and a special consultant and executive assistant to the president at MSU. Carter was inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame in 2007. Speier is a professor of information systems and the former Associate Dean for MBA and MS Programs at the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at MSU. The National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security have recognized her research teams with funding, and she is also a Senior Editor, and occasional writer, for Decision Sciences, Associate Editor at MIS Quarterly, and IEEE journals. Speier was awarded the MSU University-wide Teacher Scholar award in 2001 and has served on the MSUFCU Supervisory Committee since 2007 and chair since 2009. Details:

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