Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 23, 2014

Business Memoranda: 04/23/2014

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Donations

n Andrew and Amy Kohlmann, owners of Image360 - Traverse City, donated nearly $1,100 to FLOW (For Love of Water), as part of their 2014 Sign & Graphics Recycling Program. Image360 recycled returned signage materials throughout the year and donated a percentage of the original product sale to FLOW, a nonprofit organization working to ensure the waters of the Great Lakes are protected now and for future generations.


n Hats and Haberdashery, founded by Cynthia Koeze, is celebrating 20 years as a successful purveyor of women’s apparel and accessories, evolving from a Suttons Bay shop into a thriving Internet enterprise with worldwide clientele.


n Dewey Insurance Agency has been named the Kalkaska Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year. Local resident and long-time community advocate and volunteer Janet Sieting has been named the Citizen of the Year.


n Sarah Plesha rejoined Peterson McGregor and Associates as a personal lines account manager. She brings almost 18 years of insurance industry experience in sales, underwriting and customer service. Ken Stull joined the sales team in the property and casualty department. He brings 16 years of experience to the agency, primarily in the transportation and manufacturing industries.

n Steve McGregor, of Peterson McGregor and Associates, has been recognized as a 2014 Energi Elite Broker. This award is given to Energi’s Top Producers for their dedication to promoting energy insurance products and services, while also implementing outstanding risk management and safety practices with their policyholders.

n Grand Traverse Legal Support Professionals has installed new officers: president, Donielle Rikli, PP, of Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge PC; vice-president, Jennifer Fauble of Sondee, Racine & Doren PLC; secretary, Jennifer Stratton of Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge PC; treasurer, Jodi Velez of the Law Offices of Paul T. Jarboe; director, Kathy Ann Blunck of Alward, Fisher, Rice, Rowe & Graf PC and parliamentarian, Vickie Hays, PLS, of Sondee, Racine & Doren, PLC.

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