Business News – April 5, 2023

The Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) appointed two new members to its board of trustees: Mark Miller and Jill Norwood. Miller is a retired General Motors executive who previously served nine years on the CFGF board of trustees and is a member of the community foundation’s Legacy Society. He rejoins the board as co-chair, leading alongside chair Mark Piper. Norwood is a graduate of Flint schools who later taught in Flint for 15 years. Her service with CFGF began with the Fenton Community Fund Advisory Committee , which she joined two years ago.

Rachel Mouser, marketing director for Financial Plus Credit Union – Michigan, has been named the 2023 Marketing Professional of the Year. She helped to coordinate the organization’s first In-Service Day, which took home the Category Best Diamond Award for a One-Time Event.

Keeley O’Neill has become the general manager of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites – Grand Blanc. She previously worked as a sales manager for two Amerilodge Group properties in the greater Flint area.

Mott Community College President Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea was awarded the CEO of the Year Award by the American Association of Community Colleges. The AACC’s CEO of the Year award is given annually to the president of one of the nation’s almost 1,200 community colleges. The criteria for receiving the honor include demonstrated excellence in leadership, service, advocacy, community engagement, commitment to students and employees, strategic planning, and professionalism.

Mott Children’s Health Center was selected as one of the 2023 Best Nonprofits To Work For by The NonProfit Times.

“We are incredibly honored to be included among the 50 best nonprofits to work for in the nation for a third time,” said President and CEO Todd Wiseley. “Our award-winning culture is a reflection of the passion and dedication of our employees to serve the children of Genesee County with excellence.”

Redwood Steakhouse and its brew master Rockne Van Meter received six awards for their beers for Redwood Brewing Co. as well as a Michigan Brewery of the Year 2023 award at the New York International Beer Competition.

Former ROWE Professional Services Company CEO William J. Winiarski received the 2023 Felix A. Anderson Image Award for his many contributions to enhancing the engineering profession. Winiarski won the Vernon B. Spalding Award in 2011, making him the first person to receive both the leadership and image award. ROWE also recently received a Surveying Merit Award for their work on the Memorial Healthcare Neuro/Ortho Wellness Center.

Wade Trim received the Surveying Eminent Conceptor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan for the TCARP Natural Gas Pipeline Construction Survey done in northern Michigan to facilitate a reliable cellular network.

Waste Management has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the 2023 World’s Most Ethical Companies for the 14th time. This honor is given to companies with a commitment to ethical business practices through programs that positively impact employees, communities, and broader stakeholders.

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. have multiple agents who were recently honored by their national franchise organization for outstanding real estate performance in 2022. This includes  Sheldon Wolin (President’s Club – Gold), Kendalyn (Sheila) Ross (Sales Achievement), Amy Garza (Sales Achievement), and Mark Fisher (Sales Achievement).

Dwayne “Wayne the Barber” Harrington, an alum of the Moving Flint Forward Small Business Grant Program, has opened up a new barbershop in downtown Flint. Wayne’s is located at 111 W. 2nd St.