Posts by Amanda Fischer

Potter Park Zoo Invites Families to Boo at the Zoo event

Starting this last weekend, kids of all ages (big and small!) are invited to enjoy an afternoon full of family-fun activities like hayrides, games, an obstacle course, the Boo Tunnel, animal presentations and more! You won’t want to miss out on this October fun at the Zoo! Better yet, by attending you’re supporting animal care and conservation at…

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Foster Smith launches a Cybersecurity Hotline

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the number of reported data breaches and other cybersecurity issues are higher than ever. To help organizations facing these ordeals, Foster Swift Collins & Smith has launched a Cybersecurity Hotline: (517) 371-8275. The Hotline will provide callers (businesses, municipalities and other organizations) with quick access to experienced cybersecurity attorneys…

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First National Bank of Michigan names Daniel R. Smith Intern

Nathan Nagel, a Kalamazoo native and senior at WMU majoring in Finance, received the first Daniel R. Smith Banking Internship awarded by First National Bank of Michigan. The internship, to honor Daniel R. Smith, was announced in December of 2018. This internship will be offered annually to a WMU junior or senior majoring in Business,…

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Marketing Resource Group Announces Business Transition, New Office Location

Jenell Leonard assumes the helm of the 40-year-old PR firm; Tom Shields transitions to Senior Advisor Tom Shields and Jenell Leonard today announced the ownership transition and new office location of Marketing Resource Group, commonly known as MRG. “I have had an extremely exciting and satisfying career serving as the president and owner of MRG…

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Great Lakes Christian College Celebrating 70 Years

WHAT: Great Lakes Christian College celebrates 70 years as a Christian institution of higher learning.  From its humble beginning of twelve students in a log cabin over a generation ago, GLCC has grown to more than 160 students dedicated to preparing themselves for a life of Christian service.  Through the years, the College has kept…

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Collins and Smith Named to SBM Ag Law Council

Foster Swift attorneys Allison M. Collins and Stephen W. Smith have been named to the Council of the Agricultural Law Section for the State Bar of Michigan (SBM). Foster Swift attorneys were instrumental to this section’s formation in 2013. This section strives to improve and expand the knowledge of lawyers who engage in the practice…

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The Importance of Aligning Regional Talent Initiatives

I was privileged to be part of a team of Chamber staff and board members that took a day trip to Indianapolis to meet with representatives of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce. Our trip included Chamber Board President Wendy Hamilton of TechSmith and was organized by board member and former Indianapolis Chamber board member David…

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First National Bank of Michigan Continues to Expand in Downtown Kalamazoo

First National Bank of Michigan (FNBM) announced the October 21st relocation of their downtown branch to 318 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo.   “We are proud to expand our footprint in Downtown Kalamazoo,” stated Dan Bitzer, President and CEO of FNBM. The new branch is adjacent to the local Bank’s current location at 348 West Michigan.  The…

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Association Names Local Agent as Vice President

William G Lemanski, CIC, AIC, API, AAI, AIS, of Meiers Lombardini Lemanski Insurance in East Lansing has been named Vice President of the Michigan Association of Insurance Agents.  Lemanski will work with other officers, members of the board, and association staff to advance the critical role of insurance and essential services provided by independent insurance…

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Michigan College Access Network invests $25,000 over two years to support retention efforts at Wayne State University

Grant will support the launch of the nation’s first micro-scholarship student success initiative LANSING, Mich. — A select group of first-year students at Wayne State University will receive additional support and incentives thanks to a $25,000 Innovative Program Grant over two years from the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN).    The award helps launch the…

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