-- Lindy Ann Mills is the new hearing instrument specialist at Miracle-Ear in Traverse City. Mills travels to Honor, Suttons Bay, Kalkaska, Mancelona and Bellaire on a monthly basis to take care of individuals with hearing needs in those areas.
-- The City Opera House Heritage Association and managing partner, Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, welcome Debbie Hershey to the City Opera House team as director of development.
-- Tammy Ensman is now an independent contractor with Travel Quest travel agency.
-- The Northwest Chapter of Michigan Society of Medical Assistants has elected new officers: Mistie Atkins, CMA (AAMA), president elect, is employed at Munson Family Practice as a clinical certified medical assistant.
Cheryl Bouschor, CMA (AAMA), president, is employed at Pulmonary and Critical Care as a certified professional coder/certified medical assistant.
Tracie Hardy, CMA (AAMA), recording secretary, is employed at the office of Robert S. Portenga, DDS, MS and Integrity Medical Management Solutions as a certified medical assistant.
Marcia Karpinski, CMA (AAMA), corresponding secretary, is employed at West Front Primary Care as a certified medical assistant.
Angie Day, CMA (AAMA), treasurer, is employed at Michigan Blood as a certified medical assistant.
-- The Northern Michigan Chapter of the International Administrative Professionals has announced that chapter member and immediate past president Wendy Gauthier, CAP-OM was elected to the Michigan Division IAAP board.
-- Harbor Arthritis/Lifestyle Center has opened an outreach clinic in Traverse City. They will be seeing patients in the office of Mary Clifton M.D., 800 Cottageview Dr., Suite 1080B, one day a month.
Recognition & Achievement
-- Melinda Study of Gaylord has received a Conservation Innovation Grant from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to demonstrate the use of improved technology and approaches for the small scale agricultural producers. The project will include the use of passive solar heat collection, water conservation and produce production making use of seasonal tunnels and existing farm buildings.
-- Crystal Mountain has been recertified by the Michigan Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program. A nationally recognized program, the MTESP was developed at Michigan State University in 1997 to advance environmental stewardship and increase compliance of Michigan's turfgrass industry.
-- Traverse Bay Farms won two honors in the 2013 Scovie Awards competition. They earned first place in the process salsa, fruit category for Red Raspberry Salsa and third place in barbecue sauce, fruit based for Red Raspberry BBQ Sauce.
-- Edson Farms Natural Foods will be one of more than 1,500 grocery retailers across North America participating in the third annual Non-GMO Month — a celebration of people's right to choose food and products that do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).