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Michigan answering service recognized for excellence

JULY 5, 2018 - Ambs Call Center In. announced it has been honored with the exclusive ATSI 2018 Award of Excellence. The annual award is presented by the Association of TeleService Internal (ATSI), the Trade Association of telecommunications, call center services, and answering service across North America and the UK.

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Health Department promotes tobacco-free holiday

JUNE 29, 2018 - In honor of Independence Day, the Jackson County Health Department and the Jackson Tobacco Reduction Coalition encourage tobacco users to seek help with quitting tobacco, and begin a tobacco-free life. 

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Michigan — killing more than 16,200 Michigan residents each year. In Michigan, 5,200 youth become new regular, daily smokers each year, and more than 1/3 of these children will die prematurely as a result, according to the Health Department. Tobacco use causes premature death and disease including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and respiratory disease. However, it is never too late to quit using tobacco, and quitting results in immediate and long-term health benefits. 

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Great Lakes Caring CEO Adam Nielsen named a 2018 Glassdoor Top CEO

June 20, 2018 – Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice Chief Executive Office Adam Nielsen, has won a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award honoring the Top CEOs in 2018.  Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, released its annual report recognizing the Top CEOs, which highlights top leaders employees love working for in countries throughout North America and parts of Europe.

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American 1 Credit Union awards scholarships

JUNE 5, 2018 - American 1 Credit Union has awarded 10 high school graduates from southern Michigan with $1,000 scholarships for their commitment to altruism and community service.

American 1 offered the awards through their annual Community Involvement Scholarship Program. Each student who applied submitted an essay on the benefits of altruism and how the student has impacted his or her community through their involvement. The scholarships are funded through American 1’s Skip-a-Pay program, where credit union members can choose to skip one month’s loan payment for $25. The $25 fees are then used to fund the scholarship program.

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The Lost Railway Museum receives a grant from Consumers Energy Foundation

JUNE 4, 2018 – The Lost Railway Museum received a $25,000 grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation. These funds will support the continued restoration of Interurban Car #29 and Car #47, development of educational programs and marketing the museum to the community. The museum welcomed its 5,000th guest since its opening in July 2017.

Most Interurban systems started in the late 19th century and only operated until the late 1920’s. A very short lifespan for such a significant industry that grew quickly and died just as fast. Most people alive today have never heard of the Interurban system. It is the Lost Railway.

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Schaub named to American 1 Credit Union board

JUNE 4, 2018 - Linda Schaub, Executive Director of Development for Spring Arbor University, has accepted an appointment to the Board of Directors of American 1 Credit Union. Schaub was appointed to fill a vacated board seat.

“We are excited to welcome Linda Schaub to our Board of Directors. Her expertise and personal involvement in non-profit work gives her a great understanding of how boards work. She will serve the credit union and its members very well,” commented Former Senator Philip E. Hoffman, American 1 Credit Union Board Chairman.

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City of Jackson receives certification as Redevelopment Ready Community

MAY 29, 2018 – For establishing a solid foundation to attract private investment and further build on municipality assets, the city of Jackson has been awarded Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) certification, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced. Jackson is in full alignment with the RRC best practices and the city is poised to attract and support private investment.

The MEDC will hold a formal presentation of the RRC Certification Award during a city council meeting which begins tonight at 6:30pm, at Jackson City Hall, 161 West Michigan Ave.

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Jackson Friendly Home to hold ribbon cutting for modernized facility

MAY 26, 2018 - The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce announced the Jackson Friendly Home (JFH) ribbon cutting on Friday, June 1, at 435 W. North Street Jackson, MI 49202 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. The ribbon cutting is at 9:45 a.m.

“Over the last three years, the Jackson Friendly Home has made substantial progress in modernizing the facility. The addition of our new elevator and generator has been life changing for the women of the home. The new elevator replaces the elevator that was installed in the 1940’s," said Administrator Sarah Slamer-Wasil. She thanked the Weatherwax Foundation, Mary Thompson Foundation, Samuel Higby Camp Foundation, and the Hancock Foundation, as well as Covalle Architectural Group and Collins Design Build for helping realize our vision for this project.


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Get ready for Paws in the Park

MAY 15, 2018 - Cascades Humane Society is busy preparing for Paws in the Park, one of its biggest fundraisers of the year. This is a dog walk-a-thon through Cascades Falls Park on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

This year the Carnival theme continues complete with carnival games, a dunk tank, balloon twisting, professional face painting, and 3 free performances by the Detroit Circus. “We are excited to have the Detroit Circus performers back, doing their juggling, stilts work, and acrobatics. We hope everyone will stay after the walk to watch one of their free performances” says Heather Leszczynski, Executive Director. In addition to the carnival atmosphere, this family friendly event also includes lots of vendors to shop, food for purchase courtesy of the Jackson Breakfast Rotary, and a human-dog photo booth.

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