n Scott Warren, CIC of Farm Bureau Insurance, Traverse City has been honored for his ongoing pledge to education, commitment to excellence and dedication to the insurance profession by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors.
n Fox Motors in Traverse City, Fox Grand Traverse hired Tony Jerome as their new general manager. John Cueter has been promoted to division director of Fox Motors of Northern Michigan and Chicago, including Traverse City, Cadillac, Charlevoix, Marquette, Negaunee and Chicago.
n Breeze Hill Greenhouse in Traverse City has been designated a Proven Winner Garden Center. Employees Kellen Wressell, Lisa Marek, Karen Braun, Jan Grimshaw, Michael Murphy, Molly Fish, Sandy Hill, Carol Morris, Julie Schopieray and Grace Novak received their individual certification.
n Italian-born chef Mario Deruda has been named executive chef of Bella Fortuna North in Lake Leelanau. Deruda, originally from the island of Sardinia, comes to Bella Fortuna with a wealth of knowledge and experience.
n Adam Ela was hired as Shoreline Fruit’s Quality Assurance Manager for its Michigan production facility. He graduated from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey and was Quality Assurance Manager at the Brooklyn Bottling Company in Milton, N.Y.
n The Northwest Michigan Surgery Center marks 10 years of servicing the expanding outpatient needs of Northern Michigan this month. The center has seen the number of patients increase over the years from 5,162 patients serviced in year one to 19,217 patients in year nine.
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