n The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification has certified Brett DeGroot, of Bay Area Clean Care in Traverse City, as a certified carpet cleaning technician.
n Sherry Galbraith is the Traverse City Area Chamber’s new director of membership, and will head up the chamber’s upcoming membership drive this fall. Galbraith joined the chamber staff in January 2012 as an account representative.
n Smith Haughey has announced that the peer-review publication “Best Lawyers” has included four Traverse City attorneys as part of The Best Lawyers in America 2014. The honored lawyers include George Bearup who practices in trusts and estates; Peter Boyles for insurance law; Charles Judson in government relations practice and Ronald Schuknecht who specializes in bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization litigation-bankruptcy.
n Northwestern Bank announced that Zachary Hegg has joined the bank as assistant vice president and commercial lender for the Traverse City and Cadillac markets.
n Cherry Wings Realty agents, Christine Stalsonburg and Karmin Philp, will serve on the board of directors of the Ryan Patrick Kennedy House, a PTSD Wellness Center dedicated to heroes with PTSD, to be located in Traverse City.
n The following Benzie County Chamber of Commerce members have received a nomination for the Outstanding Business of the Year award: Betsie Bay Furniture, Big Bob’s Up North Outfitters, Central State Bank, Greenpoint Flyers Association, Grow Benzie, Hometown Towing and Recovery, Honor Building Supply, Honor Trading Post, Labadie’s Summer Place Casuals, Lake Ann Grocery, McDonald’s of Benzonia, Michigan Legacy Art Park, Port City Smokehouse, Roadhouse Mexican Bar and Grill, Stapleton’s Corner Market, Webber Benefits Group and Wolfe Outfitters.
n Hamilton Farm Bureau will begin serving its customers and owners under the name CHS effective Sept. 1.
n Wayne Wire Cloth Products in Kalkaska has received special recognition from Northwest Michigan Works!. The company was recognized for its success as an employer and Michigan Works! partner. Michigan Works! has helped Wayne Wire recruit and hire machinists, resistance welders, management level staff, and production workers. The company has used the Michigan Works! on-the-job training program and supported a recent just-in-time training program by opening their doors to students for a tour. Wayne Wire has hired 13 new employees in the past year and is beginning a registered machining apprenticeship program to meet their future needs.
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