Professional Highlights from the great lakes bat region
Great Lakes Bay Health Centers expanding services in Bay County
Great Lakes Bay Health Centers has acquired the McLaren Bay Psychiatric Associates practice and building at 690 S. Trumbull St. in Bay City.
“We are excited to be able to expand high-quality behavioral health counseling, medication management and substance use disorder treatment to the Bay City community,” said Dr. Brenda Coughlin, president and CEO at GLBHC. “This site, in addition to our already established locations for primary care and dental services, will help us truly change lives because we care.”
Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational to become highest paying non-major, non-tour championship LPGA Tour event
Based on the success of the inaugural event, the 2020 Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational will become the highest paying non-major, non-tour championship tournament on the LPGA Tour. With a $2.3 million purse, tournament officials say the first-place team payout will be $559,000.
This year’s tournament will take place July 13-18, in Midland and offers a format unique to the LPGA Tour, with two-player teams competing in both foursomes and four-ball in a 72-hole tournament.
“I applaud Dow for their efforts with this tournament,” said Dow ambassador and retired LPGA Tour star Suzann Pettersen, who competed in the 2019 tournament. “You wouldn’t know it was a first-year event in 2019, and they are taking all the right steps to keep attracting the most talented golfers and creating a one-of-a-kind competition on the tour.”
The inaugural event brought more than 35,000 visitors to the Great Lakes Bay Region during the course of the event.
“We were incredibly proud to bring the best female golfers in the world to the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational,” said Jim Fitterling, chief executive officer of Dow. “As a company and as an LPGA tournament host, we look forward to continuing our efforts to make this one of the premier stops on the LPGA Tour and hosting visitors from around the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond.”
For more information about the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, visit DowGLBI.com.
Greg Miiller Assumes Role of Vice President of Engineering and New Business Development
Greg Miiller, former vice president of operations for the Savant Group, has been recently named the vice president of engineering and new business development for the Savant Group. “As we have undergone significant growth, Greg’s enthusiasm for creating strong business relationships will continue to expand our business development opportunities in many new markets,” said Rebecca Cox, president of the Savant Group. “We are excited about the possibilities for the Savant Group to contribute toward the technical advancement of new and existing industries.”
Director of Education at Midland Center for the Arts Joins Consortium of
Industry Professionals Representing Michigan Cultural Institutions
Midland Center for the Arts as announced the election of Director of Education Jennifer Kanyo a new board member to the statewide consortium of professionals representing accessibility among Michigan’s cultural institutions. As a board member, Kanyo will serve as communications chair, responsible for maintaining the alliance’s website, newsletter, calendars and social media accounts.
“It is an honor and a privilege to serve on the board for the Michigan Alliance for Cultural Accessibility,” said Kanyo. “Cultural institutions provide such a rich source of connection, meaning-making, creativity and community. It is crucial that we make every effort to promote the resources on accessibility in our state’s cultural institutions for residents and visitors. MACA provides a platform for institutions to work together and to have a collective impact on the communities throughout Michigan.”
To learn more about the Michigan Association for Cultural Accessibility, visit miculturalaccess.org.
Midland Resident honored with Pacesetter Award
Former Bay City resident Dr. Candice Colby-Scott was among honorees recognized with Ferris State University’s Pacesetter Award. The award is given to two people under the ae of 40 who are considered top in their field and demonstrate leadership and service to their professions and their community. Coby-Scott is a board-certified ear, nose and throat surgeon and is now a Midland resident. Michael Crowe of Flint was the second recipient of the Pacesetter Award.
Local Resident opens the region’s first Michigan Craft Hemp Store/CBD store in Midland
Midland resident Steven Scott opened Craft Hemp Co. Nov. 1 at 128 Ashman Circle in Midland. Scott said the company is the region’s first Michigan craft/hemp store. Scott works with hemp farmers to bring their products to retail. “Our focus is on education and quality of life through CBD,” said Scott.
Che Apalache Visits Washington Elementary School in Bay City
In an effort to connect youth in the community with high-quality performing arts experiences, the Midland Center for the Arts brought Latin American string band Che Apalache to the students in Bay City on November 18.
Based out of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Che Apalache presented a sold-out performance at the center, part of the Windows on the World Series, the night prior.
“One of our goals at the center is to provide opportunities for interaction between students and professional artists to facilitate learning, appreciation, imagination and creativity whenever we can,” said Katie Trzaska-Miller, manager of community engagement.
As part of the program, Che Apalache played a series of traditional Latin American songs with a blend of bluegrass music, featuring tight vocal harmonies and stories about their culture. The group was able to teach the students about their instruments, vocal harmony and Latin culture.
To learn more about outreach opportunities at the center, please visit MidlandCenter.org.