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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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Hackett Auto Museum names new Board member

MAY 11 - The Hackett Auto Museum selected Ed Konrad to its Executive Advisory Committee. Konrad is an avid student of history and a member of the collector car hobby. He has enjoyed a long career in the banking industry and currently serves as Vice President of Finance for CP Federal Credit Union.

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American 1 Credit Union is Presenting Sponsor at Hot Air Jubilee

MAY 10 , 2018 – The 2018 Hot Air Jubilee will return to Ella Sharp Park July 20-22 with more than 25 balloonists from across the state of Michigan. Hot Air Jubilee spokesman Jeff Knapp announced the Jubilee is partnering with American 1 Credit Union for the first time as the Presenting Sponsor. “American 1 is providing the stability of a three-year presenting sponsor agreement, and we are excited to have them onboard.” Knapp also announced that, “Once again we are pleased that Ella Sharp Museum and Hammond Propane are both returning as Gold Sponsors; their contributions and dedication to the Jubilee are extremely important to the success of this event. Ella provides the perfect venue, and Hammond generously donates the propane for our balloonists.”

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