New Holland Brewing, one of the top 50 craft breweries, recently received a Masters Medal from The Spirits Business in the American Whiskey Masters Competition for its Beer Barrel Bourbon, which is aged in new American oak barrels before finishing in the brewery’s Dragon’s Milk barrels. Dragon’s Milk casks offer a smoother, more rounded flavor with hints of vanilla and smooth dark malt. Launched in 2008, the Global Spirits Masters assesses and rewards excellence in the production of spirits from retailers, brands, distillers and blenders around the world.
Lansing-based American Council of Engineering Companies / Michigan announced St. Joseph resident Christophe Cook, consultant Abonmarche, as president 2021-2022 and Jeffrey Schumaker, Fishbeck, as a member of its 2021-2022 Board of Directors.
Kent District Library hiring LuLu Brown as Regional Manager II at Cascade Township and Caledonia Township branches.
The Council of Library Commissioners of the Grand Rapids Public Library appointed Sheila Garcia Mazari as commissioner, substitute Kent sparks, who resigned from the board of directors. Garcia Mazari will occupy the seat until a commissioner is publicly elected in the 2024 elections.
The Western Michigan World Affairs Council announced that his Vandenberg Prize has been awarded to Gen. James N. Mattis, who served as the 26th Secretary of Defense (2017-18).
Arbor Financial Credit Union hiring Mike griffin as a commercial loan officer.
Greg Wierenga joined Consumer credit union as a Mortgage Loan Officer from his Cascade office.
Jeffrey Lumpp, Hylant Group in Grand Rapids, has joined the Lake Odessa-based company Union Bankboard of directors of.
Based on Kalamazoo First National Bank of Michigan appointed Bill Manns, President and CEO of Bronson Healthcare, to its Board of Directors and its Compensation Committee.
Northpointe bench announcement Nathan Smith joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Smith is responsible for overseeing the bank’s accounting policy and strategy, as well as increasing efficiency through accounting workflows.
Elisabeth Noir joined Saint-Etienne school at East Grand Rapids as Director. It was unanimously recommended by the school’s research committee, made up of teachers, parents, parishioners and the school board.
Terra luckett was appointed executive director of the Dutch company’s Children’s After School Achievement program Hope College. Luckett succeeds Fonda Green, who retired this spring after 38 years in college.
Peggy bodinaku, a 20-year veteran of the financial industry, was promoted to Director of Marketing at Amerifirst Mortgage.
The Mortgage Bankers Association announced Mark Jones, co-founder of Amerifirst Mortgage, has been appointed vice-president of the MBA for the 2022 membership year. He should be installed at 108 of the associatione Annual convention in San Diego in October.
The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation recently celebrated its 50e year of service.
Grand Valley State University Michigan Veteran Entrepreneur Lab is the beneficiary of a two years, $ 250,000 grant of the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund It’s okay provide startup training and support to seasoned entrepreneurs in West Michigan, as well as the greater Detroit area, south-central Michigan, Muskegon and the Upper Peninsula.
Hospice Emmanuelthe new members of the board of directors are Thomas W. Czerney and Micah N. Foster.
Health tip in Grand Haven was Mark Spectrum Health Center in Grand Haven.
Holland Home announced Carolyn Flietstra, Executive Vice President, Home and community services, was inducted into the Michigan Homecare and Hospice Association Hall of Fame.
Holland Hospital announced its new specialized care practice and welcomed a specialist in pulmonology and sleep medicine Dale Paste, DO, by the lake. The specialized practice is designed to help people breathe better and rest more easily.
The Saugatuck Douglas Convention and Visitors Bureau Named the Best Beach Town in the Midwest by Midwest Living Magazine
Plachta, Murphy & Associates expanded its current Veterans Disability practice group with the addition of Mark Northrup, a 14-year-old commissioned officer in the United States Coast Guard.
Varnum welcomed seven law students to the firm’s 2021 summer associate program: Amy baddley, Vanderbilt University Law School; Conor Boland, Faculty of Law of the University of Notre Dame; Alexandre bourdeau, University of Notre Dame Droit; William Frush Jr., University of Detroit Mercy School of Law; Michael mcferran, University of Michigan Law School; Elizabeth rasch, University of Michigan Law School; and Aaron Roberson Jr., University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.
LEISURE & LEISURE
The Lowell YMCA announced the investment of the local employer Litehouse Inc. to the name of the future Litehouse Family YMCA at the old Impact Church. Major donors and contributions from local employers have raised over $ 400,000, and less than $ 200,000 remains in the fundraising campaign to begin building renovations and preparation of essential member services.
Reefer Service Inc. of Hudsonville for the second time was named the 2020 Carrier Transicold Dealer of the Year for North America.
The KOA Allendale / West Grand Rapids is now a KOA Holiday, one of over 525 KOA campgrounds open to the public in the United States and Canada, and one of three descriptive brands created to help campers choose the right campground for their camping needs.
Flow-Rite for the fifth year in a row, was named one of West Michigan’s Brightest Companies to Work for by the National Association for Business Resources.
Based in Zeeland Gentex Corp. was named the 2020 Technology and Development Award winner by Toyota Motor Corporation for its superior efforts in innovation and product development.
Allies in action announcement the appointment of the following people to its first board of directors: Nathan Beene, Professional bridge construction services; Greg may, Nexus technology services and X hosting (US); To M Cizauskas, Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority; Sarah chartier, Spectrum health; Kavy Lenon, Meijer; Jason cole, Michigan Minority Contractors Association; and Elizabeth bovard strong, Michigan Builders Exchange.
Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore announced the addition of five board members: Emma Baranowski, AUVESY Inc .; Megan Smith Jovanovic, Lavender legal services; Marie Nader, Ascension Health; Ana Ramirez-Saenz, La Fuente Consulting LLC; and Kevin Yeomans, Township of Allendale Charter.
Jody newman and Laura Moody opened a shelter for injured, neglected and stray cats called West Michigan Second Chance Cats.
The Western Michigan-Indiana Division of the Salvation Army announced the hiring of Jason boeve as Director of Turning Point Programs. Turning Point is a licensed and accredited specialty treatment center focused on the treatment of alcohol, prescription or illicit drug abuse and concurrent disorders.
Based in Western Michigan DO MORE GOOD announced the addition of Delaney mullennix as director of partnerships.
Based in the center of Byron SpartanNash Co. announced the appointment of Douglas hacker as chairman of its board of directors.
West Michigan Sustainable Business hiring Wesley watson as responsible for the engagement. Watson will provide tactical support for the Forum’s growth as a regional and national network, its educational programming and collaborative projects.
Muskegon based Next computer celebrated 20 years of providing managed IT services, cybersecurity, backup-as-a-service disaster recovery, and IT consulting to Midwestern organizations.