Good News: June 2010

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[Fulton Award of Excellence Goes to Three HGB Employees]

Three Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital (HGB) employees were honored recently with a Fulton Award of Excellence for their exceptional contribution to the success of HGB:

• Clinical award: Melanie Shehan, registered dietitian
• Non-clinical award: Michelle Cooper, nursing administration secretary
• Leadership award: Teresa Rose, nursing administration

Although dozens of employees were nominated by their peers, supervisors and customers, these three recipients were chosen after being evaluated objectively from anonymous nomination forms with all names removed. The award is based on three important criteria: consistent and outstanding customer service skills; innovation and creativity at work; and willingness to go beyond the call of duty.

Any employee or manager with at least one year of service with HGB is eligible for nomination.

[Midway Engravers Changes Name to Midway Rotary Die Solutions]

Midway Engravers, a Michigan-based manufacturer of rotary cutting dies for the converting industry, has formally changed its name to “Midway Rotary Die Solutions,” effective February 1, 2010.

For over 35 years, the Midway name has been associated with the highest quality rotary dies. A passionate customer focus has earned Midway a reputation for exceeding expectations time after time.

The current facility in Williamston, MI, has been home to Midway since 1990. An expansion project in 2008 more than doubled the manufacturing space and production capacity. New state-of-the-art equipment and technologies have also been added, further expanding die-making capabilities. Midway can now produce dies up to 20 inches in diameter for up to 36-inch web widths. Learn more at www.MidwayRotary.com.

[LEPFA Reaches 100 Percent Occupancy Goal for the New Lansing City Market]

Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities (LEPFA), the nonprofit management authority for Lansing Center, Lansing City Market and Cooley Law School Stadium, announced that the new, downtown riverfront Lansing City Market is operating at 100 percent capacity.

Less than 100 days after its “soft” opening, all available spaces within the new, riverside building have been leased.

[TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Donates more than $28,000 to the American Cancer Society]

The American Cancer Society is pleased to accept a generous donation of $28,186 from the Lansing-based international moving company TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. The company, which is the nation’s largest and only franchised moving company, has supported the American Cancer Society as its national charity of choice since 2000. This donation brings the company’s total contributions to the American Cancer Society to $277,423 through 2009. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® donates a portion of every move completed by the franchise system to the American Cancer Society.

[American Cancer Society Offers Summer Camps for Young Cancer Survivors]

With the school year winding down and summer quickly approaching, many children look forward to heading off to camp for a week of outdoor activities and fun with new friends. But, for children with cancer, a week at camp may seem impossible.

Cancer survivors between four and 15 years of age are invited to take part in one of two camping programs offered free of charge by the American Cancer

Society, Great Lakes Division. Young Camper’s Day is a one day program offered for children 4 to 6 years old and will be held on Sunday, June 20. Camp Catch-A-Rainbow is a week-long summer camping experience held June 20 to 25 for children between the ages of 7 and 15. Both the Young Camper’s Day and Camp Catch-A-Rainbow programs are held at the YMCA Storer Camps near Jackson, MI, where children have access to activities such as swimming, horseback riding, canoeing, arts and crafts, and much more.

[GLCVB Celebrates 50th Anniversary]

The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is celebrating 50 years in existence.

The GLCVB was founded in 1960 with a singular mission; to promote the region as a desirable convention and tourism destination. While the core mission has remained the same, the GLCVB has evolved and grown over the last 50 years from a staff of two to 25 employees and encompasses the work of the Greater Lansing Sports Authority and Team Lansing Foundation.

[WKAR Radio Talking Book Becomes WKAR Radio Reading Service]

WKAR Radio Talking Book, a free radio information service for Mid-Michigan’s visually and physically challenged residents, will change its name — after 36 years — to WKAR Radio Reading Service (RRS), effective October 1, 2009.

The program’s name change reflects the wide variety of materials that the service’s corps of volunteer readers present daily, including newspapers, magazines and best-selling books.

Currently, more than 1,000 individuals enjoy the benefits of having a special WKAR RRS receiver in their homes as well as those residing in more than 300 extended care facilities throughout the Mid-Michigan area. The majority of WKAR RRS listeners are over 65, with 80 percent living independently. WKAR RRS listeners enjoy the program’s unique news and information service that is designed to meet the interests and needs of today’s visually and physically challenged community.


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