- Lee Hornberger of the Arbitration and Mediation Office of Lee Hornberger has become a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council of the State Bar of Michigan.
- Terrie Lockwood, the owner and manager of Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home in Grayling, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association (MFDA).
- Sara Ann Busby, certified kitchen designer, has opened a new showroom at 811 South Garfield after 25 years based in Elk Rapids. She has been designing kitchens and baths throughout the United States for more than 30 years. Joining Sara Busby Design as showroom manager is 25 year design veteran Cathleen Elkington.
- The Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District, in partnership with the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce and the TBA Credit Union, are honoring ten education professionals who have demonstrated outstanding contributions and dedication to their schools, students, peers, school families, and communities. The honorees are: Dave Clark, school psychologist, TBA-ISD; Don Freed, school counselor, Traverse City Central High School; Marge Gatzke, kindergarten teacher, Interlochen Community Elementary School; Shane Harrison, science teacher, Pathfinder School; Monique Mansfield, school-based occupational therapist, TBA-ISD; Ginny Newman, school counselor, GTACS, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Middle School; Marci Perthes, school counselor, Traverse City East Middle School; Kim Prisk, business and accounting teacher, Traverse City West Senior High; Margie Tropf, kindergarten teacher, Northport Public Schools; Fred Wille, teacher consultant, Suttons Bay Public Schools.
- The Edward Lowe Foundation named Cherry Capital Foods one of the 50 companies to watch in Michigan for 2013. Evan Smith, Cherry Capital Foods’ chief of operations, accepted the award in May during the Michigan Celebrates Small Business award gala at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan. Michigan 50 Companies to Watch is an awards program discovering and celebrating the second-stage companies that make an impact in their markets, in their communities and in the state. Nominees are chosen based on being enterprises known for their marketplace performance, innovation, philanthropy and corporate culture.
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