LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU’s marketing campaign introducing the credit union’s new “vertical” credit cards has won two gold awards in the 2019 MAC Awards. The national competition recognizes successful marketing efforts by credit unions.
Mark McDaniel, President & CEO, Cinnaire, REO Town, Lansing, MI, drops back into the MBN studio to catch up with Chris Holman and share a periodic update. First, they reacquaint the listening audience with the story, mission and process of Cinnaire and then get into news about Cinnaire launching a new Five-Year Strategic Plan. They also talk about how the Marketplace Apartment Complex is providing mixed-income housing and retail space in Flint, MI, how JPMorgan Chase recently awarded $1.5 Million to pilot program of Cinnaire, the CHN Housing Partners, and how Cinnaire was also recently honored as a 2019 Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Place to Work.
Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Matt Jung, Co-Founder of Comfort Research, of Grand Rapids, MI.
Lorri Rishar, CEO of EDGE Partnerships joined Chris Holman to discuss how Lansing-based Edge Partnerships expands with Chicago office. Lansing-based Edge Partnerships recently announced that a demand for personal, tailored marketing services has prompted the marketing agency’s expansion to Chicago.
Founded in 2007 by business partners Lorri Rishar and Angela Witwer, Edge has grown into a multimillion-dollar agency serving state and national clients. A diversified client base has provided Edge with the ability to not only compete but thrive.“Today’s organizations want personalized marketing, communication and design services,” said Lorri Rishar, Edge CEO. “Our size, agility and experiences uniquely position us to fulfill this demand in Chicago.”
Credit union veteran working to ensure loan services meet current needs across state
LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU has announced the appointment of Jason Smith as chief lending officer.
In this position, Smith serves as principal advisor to the LAFCU CEO and board of directors concerning lending strategies and risk management. The 20-year veteran of credit unions joined LAFCU in 2018 when it merged with Lansing Postal Community Credit Union of which Smith was CEO/general manager. He has been serving as LAFCU vice president of product and strategy.
New salons and spa join market alongside Douglas J Aveda Institute
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Douglas J is pleased to announce the expansion of salon and spa services in Grand Rapids following the acquisition of Phillip Michael Salon and grand opening of a new salon and spa, increasing the company’s presence in West Michigan.
Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Ray Tadgerson. Ray is the former President and CEO of the Lansing-based architecture and engineering firm C2AE. He retired from the company in 2010 and established Tadgerson Consulting later that year. In 2018, after serving on the board of Quality Dairy since 2016.
Justin Tuck will be responsible for operations, including teller and lending functions as well as staff supervision, at the South Lansing and Collins Road branches effective Aug. 12. He’ll also represent LAFCU in the community.
As Human Resources Generalist, Amy Thelen will oversee recruiting, benefits administration and retiree relations.
Deadline for WHEEL Essay entries is Wednesday!
LAFCU is accepting applications for the 2019 Women Helping Educate Every Lady (W.H.E.E.L.) scholarship essay contest through Wednesday, July 31. The 2019 award of $3,000 pushes LAFCU’s six-year award total to $15,000. Listen to the audio included here about that opportunity and other great efforts by LAFCU this month.