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I’ve always believed that one person can make a huge difference in the lives of others. It can be the smallest act of kindness that motivates a person, gives them hope or provides the nudge they need to succeed. Most of us have this capacity, but it isn’t necessarily why we get out of the bed in the morning. I was challenged recently to define my “why.” It was not as easy as it sounds. I don’t always slow my mind down enough to process the intuitive actions I go through every day. The drive and passion comes from somewhere. There are personal and deeply subconscious reasons that push us to do the things we do. I’m pretty sure our cover woman, Laura Grannemann, has not only defined her “why,” but has encouraged hundreds of others to join her in the noble crusade she’s on. She has worked tirelessly to make a difference in the city of Detroit through her work in Dan Gilbert’s family of companies. Dan has made it his mission to bring the city back and found a kindred spirit in Laura. Her story is inspirational. She has become influential in Detroit, and she’s a beloved daughter of our community. That’s why we have asked Laura to share her story at the first annual Inspiration & Influence awards event Oct. 18. She is a young woman who is passionate about helping individuals and families struggling to keep their homes. She has big plans and is tireless. I encourage you to come out and hear her unique perspective.
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In addition to Laura’s keynote address, we are giving several awards to local women and men who are making a difference each day and doing so without fanfare. It’s time to shed a light on these activities and thank these individuals for the work they do on our behalf. Before we head over to the Crowne Plaza Lansing West to celebrate some inspirational and influential people, we’ll head out to Hawk Hollow Golf Course on Sept. 19 to celebrate the ’80s and our female golfers at the CAWLM Lady Classic. Most of you know that I love the music and total fashion craziness of that decade, so we decided that we would see how our women golfers would respond to a 1980s theme this year. And yes, we’ll be giving a prize for the most decked-out ’80s gear. Don’t worry if you can’t be there, we’ll share those amazing outfits in October’s issue. I’m looking forward to the fall. I hope you are too! ■
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MICHIGAN WOMEN FORWARD NAMES FIVE INDUCTEES INTO WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME
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Two historical and three contemporary women to be recognized. Michigan Women Forward is proud to induct five women into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame. The 35th annual dinner and ceremony will take place on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Kellogg Center and Hotel in East Lansing. The contemporary women inductees include Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the Flint Water Crisis whistleblower, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and chemist Dr. Angela K. Wilson. In the historical category, the Hall of Fame is recognizing Agatha Biddle who negotiated the 1855 Treaty of Detroit and Clara Stanton Jones, the first woman and first African-American to serve as director of a major city public library. The women join 318 other Hall of Fame winners.
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On Tuesday, July 24, the Lansing Board of Water & Light Board of Commissioners elected new officers for 20182019 and welcomed a new member. David Price (at-large) was re-elected as chair and Sandra Zerkle (fourth ward) was elected vice chair. The board also officially welcomed Dion’trae Hayes, representing Lansing Charter Township. Hayes is the supervisor of the township. She served on the Township Board as a trustee for four years while working as the legislative director for Sen. Coleman A. Young II, Detroit. ■
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WOMEN TRAIL BL AZIN G THE INDUSTRY
In an industry that is still heavily male-dominated, CBRE|Martin boasts a group of exceptional women with a wide range of experience and talents representing every aspect of the business, the most of any commercial real estate firm in the area: Jill Green, real estate manager/asset services; Julie O’Brien, senior associate and industrial services team lead; Amy Richter-Perkins, senior associate/retail adviser and Nicole DeMarco, associate/office adviser. They all came from different backgrounds, but when it comes to people and commercial real estate, they definitely share the same passions. These women know the importance of maintaining relationships while utilizing all skill sets necessary to achieve success for their clients. After sitting down with some of the women from CBRE|Martin, it's clear that they have a passion for what they do.
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What about real estate enticed you to enter this field for a career?
success I have is due to all the great mentors in my life." - O’Brien
“It’s a challenging and rewarding career. Every new assignment – whether it’s a property for sale or lease; a buyer or tenant looking for a site – presents a unique challenge or challenges. I love working through those challenges to find the solution to the clients’ needs – whatever they are. The success of closing a deal is not about the fee earned, but the satisfaction of solving the client’s problem.” -Richter-Perkins
How have other women influenced your decision to enter into commercial real estate?
What advice would you give to encourage a young woman to work in Commercial real estate? “Commercial real estate is always looking for women in all roles. It’s more diverse than before, but there is still room for growth. The opportunities are out there if you have the work ethic and patience. There are many roles within the firm that are equally important.” - Green "This business is relationship driven, and if you are willing to work hard and defer gratification, the opportunities are endless. My suggestion to anyone starting out would be to find a mentor in the industry that you admire and can learn from. I believe that the reason I have been able to attain the Nicole DeMarco
The women at CBRE|Martin have become a staple in the Lansing commercial real estate market. Whether it's finding an office building, retail space, industrial warehouse or the need for asset management, the women of CBRE|Martin have you covered. The fullservice commercial real estate company is made up of experts who proudly serve clients in six core lines of business: brokerage, advisory and transaction services, investment properties, asset services, development, and valuation.
“Numerous women in my personal and professional life encouraged me to go into the commercial real estate field. All the women in the office have been invaluable resources that have provided me with advice and support to pursue
this career. While the women at CBRE|Martin have impacted my decision in so many ways, it would be unfair to leave out the men that have also influenced my commercial real estate endeavors. I am fortunate to be aligned with two leading experts in my field (Eric Rosekrans and Thomas Jamieson), and I am privileged to call them my mentors.” -DeMarco What are some of your favorite aspects of working in commercial real estate?
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“My favorite part of the job, other than the relationships, is being a problem-solver. I feel like I’m putting a puzzle together, looking for the right fit for each of my client’s needs.” -O’Brien What can one expect when working with CBRE|Martin? “What CBRE|Martin offers that differentiates us from our local competitors, is that our professionals specialize in industrial, office or retail service lines. This allows us to provide the best experience and market data to our clients.” -Richter-Perkins ■ Alicia Finch is a journalism graduate of the University of Akron and is now residing in Mason. When not playing with her yorkie poo, she enjoys her coral reef tank and all things fitness related.
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DRESS TO FEEL GOOD ON THE INSIDE BY BRE TARKANYI As I walked through the heart of the small town of Mason, Michigan, and opened the door of the cozy boutique on the corner street, I was immediately greeted by a smiling face and a sign that read “Be You tiful.” The modern but rustic look of the store had an immediate homey feeling that welcomed all its guests. In addition to the décor, the clothes hanging on the racks surrounding me were just as gorgeous as this charming boutique paradise, owned and managed by Cori Thackery. Her love for fashion began back when she was in high school, tearing out pages of the September Vogue to hang on her walls. Upon graduating, she received her master’s degree as a K-12 reading specialist and began a teaching job. While working, Thackery began selling clothes and jewelry to her friends. “When I first started, I had two different styles of sweaters that I sold and thought, ‘I’ll buy these
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sweaters, sell them and then I’ll reinvest that money,” she explained.
business, and it’s visible in the way she talks about her satisfied customers.
After her second child, she took a leap of faith, turning her small business of selling sweaters to her friends into an online clothing shop, Sweetlees Boutique, with a larger demographic of customers ranging from teenagers to women in their 70s and 80s. After the abundant success of her clothing sales online, she opened a warehouse on Cedar Street before moving into her current brick-and-mortar shop in downtown Mason.
“I love seeing how good a woman feels when they have clothes that fit them right. It does so much more than just help your appearance; it makes you feel good on the inside,” Thackery said.
The clothes in her store are a representation of Thackery herself and engulf her passion, creativity, and ability to choose items in which customers feel and look their best. Her passion for clothing has played an enormous role in the success of her
As the boutique continues to grow and solidify its place in the community, Thackery plans to start designing her own clothing to put in the store. While she continues to set new goals for the local business, her store serves as a constant reminder to take a leap of faith and do something that you’re passionate about. “I’ve met so many people through this opportunity and have many customers that have become close friends. It’s just so much more than selling clothes; it’s a whole experience. I love it,” she said. ■
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TRENDS BY SUSAN COMBS
As a business coach listening to my clients’ stories, I frequently listen for themes. What’s showing up in several areas? As a provider of leadership training and a manager of corporate mentor programs, it’s my role to listen for trending topics among my clients. Here are three concepts that I have been hearing a lot about this past year:
Death of the annual performance review
2. A stampede of millennials
Managers around our region are rejoicing at the demise of the annual performance review. Employees are pretty happy about it, too. Gone are the days of trying to remember what you accomplished last January (for both employee and manager). Now, performance reviews occur much more frequently in the form of check-ins – biweekly, monthly or quarterly. This allows for a quicker course correction if needed and also for real-time celebrating of wins. The once-a-year report has evolved into more of a
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“living document” with goals and activities being recorded and tracked in real time. This change is termed continuous performance management. It helps an organization become more agile and able to respond more quickly to changes in the business environment.
3. Workday: A shiny new tool
It’s official – millennials are now the largest generational cohort in the workplace, coming in at 37 percent. Gen Xers are next at 35 percent, followed by baby boomers at 27 percent. (The newest generation, Generation Z, is starting to enter the workplace now and tally one percent thus far.) With so many millennials in the workplace, they are driving the need for career paths. They want to know how to grow in an organization, what skill sets are needed to move up the corporate ladder and where the opportunities lie for them to make their mark.
Although this cloud-based tool has been around for a decade, I am hearing of more local companies using it to get better analytics and drive better performance. Workday combines finance and HR into one seamless system. As the competition for talent continues to heat up, a system like Workday will help businesses track retention rates for the different areas of an organization. And it gives fast-growing companies a way to get a handle on their people data, which may have previously been kept on different systems, making it hard to analyze and decipher. ■ Susan Combs, MBA and Professional Certified Coach, works with clients to enhance their leadership and communication skills. Combs manages four corporate mentor programs, the Athena Win Executive Connections groups and the Leadership Lansing program. For more info visit SusanCombsCoaching.com info.
The Do's and Don'ts
BY DEIDRE DAVIS
OF USING HOME EQUITY
If you are thinking about making home improvements or funding your child’s education, tapping into the equity in your home can be a good way to access cash quickly. Often a homeowner’s most valuable asset, home equity is the difference between what your house could sell for and what you owe on the mortgage. If you need to borrow money against this asset, financial institutions may lend you money using your home as collateral.
A home equity loan makes sense if you need a large amount all at once for a specific project. A HELOC might make more sense if you need to borrow smaller amounts over a longer period, such as a term of five or 10 years, followed by a repayment period of up to 20 years.
Benefits Homeowners who want to budget for exact monthly payments may prefer a home equity loan. Because your home acts as collateral for the loan, home equity loans usually have lower interest rates than credit cards and other types of unsecured debt. Also, limited tax deductions may be available for home equity loans, such as if you use the loan to complete capital improvements. Always consult a tax professional to determine your exact tax situation.
Borrowers tend to use their home equity to cover large expenses such as home repairs, home improvements, weddings, college tuition, purchasing a second home or consolidating high-interest loans. For those scenarios, borrowing equity from your home may be a good choice.
Options There are two ways you can borrow against your property:
One benefit of using a HELOC is that the interest compounds only on the amount you draw, not the total equity available in your credit line. You may also have flexibility of paying interest-only payments during the draw period.
• A home equity loan lets you borrow a lump sum and pay it back over a fixed term at a fixed interest rate (like a mortgage or car loan).
• Eligibility requirements • Loan limits • Interest rates • Fees • Customer satisfaction ratings To get the best loan for your needs, consider how much money you really need and how you plan to use it. Include interest rates, fees, monthly payments, and tax advantages as you weigh your options. Many financial institutions offer home equity products, including MSUFCU. Take a look at msufcu.org for more information. ■
For those who don’t want to tie up their equity for a five- to 30-year term or who want the option to take out money multiple times, home equity loans may not be a good fit. This is where a HELOC may make more sense.
The best home equity lenders have a transparent and efficient application process and can clearly explain the options available to borrowers. You can also check with the Better Business Bureau for more information about lenders you are considering. When comparing home equity lenders, be sure to review:
• A home equity line of credit (HELOC) works like a revolving line of credit, so you’re preapproved for a certain amount of money. You can borrow the funds (up to your limit), then repay and borrow again as often as you like during the loan term. It has an adjustable rate that changes based on the rate it is tied to, such as the prime rate or London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR).
Deidre Davis is the Chief Marketing Officer at MSU Federal Credit Union. MSUFCU’s headquarters are at 3777 West Road East Lansing, MI 48823. Contact Deidre at firstname.lastname@example.org or (517) 664-7877.
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CREATIVE SOUL Despite a plethora of articles and books on the topic of obtaining work/ life balance, most of us still can’t turn off and relax. For entrepreneurs, it can be especially challenging to strike a balance that allows for creativity and productivity. Social media and technology make it even more difficult, as for many it is a key component to their business, and they feel compelled to be on it all the time.
Honoring yourself The expectation of working night and day even leaves some creatives feeling a little guilty for taking a break. And when it comes to self-care, it’s usually not even part of the equation. As women, it is so important that we honor ourselves and our needs, so we can lead full lives and have successful careers. For creatives, this is especially true, as that honoring is where the seeds of creativity live and bloom.
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TIPS FOR FINDING BALANCE AND CREATING FLOW
Minding the time While it takes a great deal of creativity to run any business, women who are visual artists, poets, writers, musicians, etc. rely on their creativity and artistic talent for everything they do, so they need to be especially mindful of balancing their lives, their work and their “me time.” Those with artistic leanings know that creativity typically has an agenda of its own. It isn’t always there, flowing and productive, and that can be stressful, especially if there is a deadline looming. The flipside is creative overdrive. The excitement of a new project suddenly throws them into high gear, and before
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Avoiding the crash Most of us find creative highs satisfying and certainly productive, even when we are organizing cupboards at midnight, but eventually the crash will come. As Ariana Huffington, author and CEO of Thrive Global notes, "When we take care of ourselves, we are more effective, we are more creative and we are more successful in a broad definition of the word." Self-care should not be an afterthought, or even worse, something we feel we don’t have the right to. Incorporating those things into your life that nurture and fulfill you will help your work become more enjoyable and your creativity flow more freely. To help you get started, here are a few useful tips.
Tip # 1: Change your perspective If you work in the same space all the time, your creativity can become hindered. Sometimes new surroundings can bring a fresh perspective and new flow to your work. When you are feeling stuck in your space, try heading to a local coffee shop or moving your work outside. Or just take a step away for a bit. Stretch a little, look out the window. Find a different view. Tip #2: Declutter and organize For many creatives, working on a project is much easier if the space around them is clean and
organized. Plus, it can be frustrating when you are trying to work and you are slowed down by not being able to find the tools needed for creating your magic. The more organized you are, the more precious time you save to relax, hang out with friends or go on a date with your significant other.
Tip #3: Get away If you are feeling overwhelmed or your creative juices aren’t flowing, it may be time to get away and put your work behind you for a while. Take a few days off and go somewhere - stay with a friend, go for walks, go out for dinner, sleep in and don’t think about your work at all. When you return, you will feel refreshed and able to approach your project with new eyes. Or, designate a day or time that is just for you, and protect it. Make it “your time” and don’t budge or compromise on it. Tip #4: Indulge in creative pastimes Aside from your own work and projects, find time to engage in other creative pursuits that bring you joy, but that don’t come with a deadline or other pressures. Take a walk in nature and snap some photos, prepare a delicious home-cooked meal, get out the crayons and coloring books or make a dream board. These are all activities that allow you to be creative but are also relaxing and meditative. Tip #5: Set boundaries In order to keep the creative flow going, it is important to create some boundaries. This is especially true for those creatives who are also mothers or caregivers and engaged in their
communities through volunteering and other activities. Often, we find ourselves having a difficult time saying “no.” While we want to help others and spend time with family and friends, it is important that you don’t say “yes” to everything; if you do, you will never have time to say “yes” to yourself.
Tip #6: Eat, drink and be merry You need to feed yourself in all of the important areas. Drink a liter of water a day, eat healthy fresh foods that nourish you, find time to laugh with family and friends, dance, listen to music. Enjoy. Making balance a priority and something that you work toward achieving every day will help you to set boundaries and protect the things that are important to your well-being and your success. Now is the time to put yourself on the to-do list. ■
Dawn Gorman lives in Lansing’s Old Town and is the communications and events manager at the Arts Council. She loves festivals and arts events and loves to connect over creative ideas.
My mom and I have been trying to find a creative use for my grandma’s old china for years. With an incomplete set and sentimental value, selling wasn’t an option; however, creating something out of the pieces was always on our minds. We finally took the leap this summer and committed to creating updated serving dishes, jewelry holders and organizational pieces out of the much-loved pieces. Now we can enjoy them on a daily basis and use them in much more practical ways at family gatherings. We hope you find a little inspiration and maybe find a new use for something you’ve always loved. Happy crafting!
What you'll need ● Plates and bowls of desired sizes and design ● Spacers – be creative! (We used small vases, but cups, candle holders or stacked items that provide stability will work) ● E6000 glue in a clear finish
What to do 1. Clean all items thoroughly with hot soapy water and wait till dried thoroughly 2. Play with arrangements, try a few different sized plates together. Play with stacking bowls on top or off-centered. Be sure not to stack items too high or in a way that will create a lack of balance.
3. Place a glue at the base of your first space and start to stack using glue to adhere each dish and spacer. Give each layer a chance to dry before you move to the next.
4. Dry thoroughly for at least 24 hours before use. Always hand wash. 5. Optional: Add beads, marbles or in empty vase spacers to add a little extra detail! ■ Ami Iceman-Haueter is the brand manager at M3 Group. Iceman-Haueter is a graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in creative advertising.
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SuccessStories TO LIVE BY If you’re a businesswoman, chances are you get exhausted, discouraged and sometimes anxious. The reasons could be too much business, not enough business or a long string of culprits in between. Here are two success stories to get you out of bed on those mornings when you just want to hide under the covers. Wild Friends is a nut butter company founded by two best friends, Erika Welsh and Keeley Tillotson, along with Tillotson’s father, Bruce. It all started in 2011 when the women were roommates at the University of Oregon. They shared a passion for peanut butter and started whipping up their own more healthful versions with unique flavors such as cinnamon raisin. Before they knew it, they were making nut butter by night and selling it by day. They sold to their friends and at farmers markets and soon realized they barely had time for school. The pair landed on Shark Tank just before the start of their junior year then decided to forego college in favor of their business. Four years after Shark Tank, sales were projected at $7 million, and retail chains Whole Foods, Kroger and Costco were watching. More investors got involved, and Tillotson’s father started traveling around the country getting Wild Friends onto more store shelves. Wild Friends jars sport the face of a winking chipmunk, and today’s flavors include almond cashew, organic honey sunflower and, for those with more conventional tastes, good old creamy peanut butter. Now consider the story of Sara Blakely, inventor of the women’s undergarment Spanx. In her early 20s, Blakely was employed selling fax
machines, and at age 25 was the company’s national sales trainer. Blakely’s inspirations for Spanx were Florida’s heat and humidity, and her employer’s policy requiring that women employees wear pantyhose. By age 27, Blakely was investing $5,000 of her own money toward research and development of the product that would one day be Spanx. But when she introduced her idea to male-dominated hosiery mill representatives, she was rejected every time. One day, one of those reps called her back, admitting that his daughters changed his mind. One of the most memorable product demos of all time has to be the one Blakely performed in a ladies’ room when she slipped into a pair of Spanx in front of a Nieman Marcus buyer. Soon, Spanx were in more stores, and Blakely sent some to Oprah Winfrey, leading to Winfrey’s November 2000 pronouncement of Spanx as a “Favorite Thing.” It was around this time that Blakely quit her day job. Of course, there was more to it than that, but you get the idea. In 2014, Forbes listed Blakely as the 93rd most powerful woman in the world.
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So, on those mornings when you think you just don’t have what it takes, spread some Wild Friends nut butter on your toast, pull up your Spanx and get back out there. ■ Teece Aronin is an artist, blogger and columnist that writes for the Oakland Press and is the Featured Writer for October at TrueHumor.com. Her artwork is available at the Redbubble. com store and you can read her blog at ChippedDemitasse.BlogSpot.com
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Let the knowledgeable and friendly attorneys and staff at Grua, Tupper & Young, PLC, help you navigate the complexities of the legal system. With roots dating back to 1950, Grua, Tupper & Young, PLCâ€™s attorneys draw upon decades of experience to provide each client with the specific skills and personalized professionalism that he or she requires. Out of our office in Lansing, we provide competent and comprehensive legal services in many practice areas, including Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration and Litigation, Real Estate Law, Family Law, Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense, Business Law, Personal Injury, Employment Law, Bankruptcy, and Collections. The national law directory of Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Grua, Tupper & Young, PLC, its highest rating for law firms. Grua, Tupper & Young, PLC, is also registered in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys. Get our experience and knowledge on your side. Call us at (517) 487-8300, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit our website at wedolawinlansing.com, or check us out on Facebook.
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COLORING CORNER BY JEANETTE WUMMEL
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Jeanette Wummel is a graphic design specialist at M3 Group. She loves all things whimsical, vintage and geeky. She enjoys creating art; with a passion for drawing and painting. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her rescue dog, Peaches. CAWLM.COM
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You know what they say, “Don’t just dress for the career you have, dress for the career you want.” That’s not always easy if you are on a budget. Kellie’s Consignments comes to the rescue with clothing for work - from business casual to bigmeeting business dresswear. Shop Kellie’s for suits, pants, skirts, shoes and blazers. Don’t forget to accessorize with a statement piece that shows a touch of personality or a lighter piece for just a pop of color. Big bags are also the way to go when carrying all you need for the office. When it comes to getting you ready for work, Kellie’s knows you mean business, and they’ve got you covered! ■
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DIRECTIONS 1. Mix mayo and dried tomatoes in a bowl. Spread evenly over one side of each tortilla, making sure to leave about a ¾ inch border. 2. Layer spinach, onions, cheese, red pepper and bacon evenly. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. 3. Add diced onion and green pepper followed by milk and cheese. 4. Secure with toothpicks in your team colors and enjoy! ■
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QUICKEN LOANS VICE PRESIDENT IMPROVES LIVES IN MICHIGAN AND BEYOND BY AMI ICEMAN-HAUETER There are two words that describe Laura Grannemann perfectly: inspirational and influential. Grannemann, vice president of strategic investments for the Quicken Loans Community Fund, is a powerhouse of passion, education, dedication and kindness, and she pours herself into her work to make a difference for people throughout the country. Grannemann attended Georgetown University. She had plans to travel the world and saw her future-self landing in China. However, as she looked at the big picture, she found that the passion she had to effect change in an international setting could be put to work domestically and something drew her back. “I expected that I would leave East Lansing and go to China. We had taken a trip when I was 15 and I fell in love with the country,” Grannemann said. “I thought the space was incredible, and I wanted to pursue my career there. As I learned more about international development, though, I realized that the same dynamics existed here and that I could make more impact where I had a community to support me.”
as a Band-aid solution, Grannemann believes more people should see it as an opportunity to address an issue at its core. “We don’t invest in a superficial way and we aren’t just writing checks. You can’t solve any of these problems in a silo. It takes nuanced communication and collaboration, some level of policy expertise and creative solutions,” Grannemann said. “We run into challenges, but we are committed to finding the best solution, and we focus on that.” Grannemann credits her experiences growing up for her deep-founded belief in community development and change making. She uses her experiences and education to fuel her as she seeks new ways to motivate her team and create lasting impact for the communities she serves.
“East Lansing was a fascinating place to grow up. It’s such a diverse area with a really interesting mix of people. And being around that really fueled my passion for building equity and creating platforms for all voices to be heard,” Grannemann said. “Our trip to China gave me a whole new perspective on how big the world is. It gave me a passion for learning language and working to understand other human beings and other perspectives. It made me think differently. I still use that today.” At just 26 years old, Grannemann has already made quite a name for herself. She works diligently to make sure that issues, rather than her age, take center stage and offers advice to those who may be in the same position.
And create an impact she has. Since joining Quicken Loans four years ago, Grannemann and her team have been able to enact real change in Detroit neighborhoods. Through programs run by the Quicken Loans Community Fund, 100 homes have been rehabbed, over 15,000 households have avoided tax foreclosure and the city has seen 500 new homeowners in just a year and half of the fund’s existence. “I got into this work because I am incredibly passionate about simplifying the complex systems that undermine our ability to realize equal opportunity,” said Grannemann. “Many of the challenges that Detroit faces like tax foreclosure, the job market, and the education system, are examples of the types of systems that need to be broken down through innovation and, eventually, policy change.
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“In my opinion, there is no better place to engage in innovative public-private partnerships and equitybuilding work than from a business perspective. We can bring so many resources to bear – team member time and talent, financial resources, technology, policy advocacy, and even our ability to hire local residents, ” she added. Grannemann and the Quicken Loans Community Fund show no signs of slowing down, she’s only just begun her journey to create change and maintain it. While philanthropic work often gets categorized CAWLM.COM
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“My age has posed challenges, but I have worked hard to build relationships internally and externally and project the way I’d like to be treated. I would tell those who are in a similar position to be prepared. Know what you want to get out of a conversation and be the most knowledgeable person in the room,” Grannemann said. “In many cases, you have to prove that you should be taken seriously and work to build that reputation and those relationships. Don’t let it deter you. It will pay off in the long run.” Grannemann doesn’t take her role in effecting change – or her role as a leader – lightly. She works to empower others and influence the outcome, and through her efforts and her selfless work she has seen incredible results, but this is only the beginning. “I think the definition of success to me is two things. First, understanding and addressing the root of the challenges we face as a community,” Grannemann said. “Second is empowering others to do the same.” Laura Grannemann will be joining the Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine team at this year’s Inspiration and Influence Awards as the keynote speaker Oct. 18. To hear more about her incredible story and passion for community development, purchase your tickets at cawlm.com. ■ Ami Iceman-Haueter is the brand manager at M3 Group. Iceman-Haueter is a graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in creative advertising.
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THE PARADE OF MOUTH RINSES:
prescribed by your dentist and only for therapeutic short-term use. Fortunately, a safer long-term antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory rinse, with wa combination of medical grade oils, is now available. Be wary of rinses that claim to lighten — they don’t. Be even more wary of rinses that claim to take the place of brushing. These add detergents or surfactants that make your teeth feel slippery instead of fuzzy, but they don’t remove plaque!
SWISHING OFF THE CLAIMS BY DR. SUSAN MAPLES So, you bought mouthwash that claimed to freshen breath, kill germs, prevent cavities, whiten teeth and give them that just-polished feel. Sounds like a dream come true, doesn’t it? Well, like most dreams, some of it is grounded in reality and the rest is fantasy. It’s true that rinsing your mouth, even with plain water, causes the plaque to absorb water and swell. That makes it easier to remove the plaque with a brush and floss. But the teeth and mucosa (gums and wet skin) absorb this chemical storm also. Picture teeth as a bundle of microscopic glass straws that suck up the surrounding liquid, and the mucosa as a sponge that absorbs some of product into your body. So, if you’re buying a commercial or prescription rinse, be discriminating.
Let’s face it, most people buy a mouthwash to cover bad breath. The results are short-lived because none of the commercial rinses address the underlying cause of continual bad breath. For persistent odor problems consult your dentist to look for signs of gum disease (rotting flesh smell), cavities (rotting tooth smell), food impaction (rotting food smell), smoking-related gum disease (rotting smell) or other oral infections such as candida. For the just-aftera-meal breath freshener, my patients are enjoying peppermint beadlets, a small burst of medical-grade essential oil that lasts longer and contains no chemicals. For germ-killing rinses, we turn mostly to an ingredient called chlorhexidine, which can be
And, if you suffer from tooth decay, a disease called caries, you can benefit from therapeutic levels of fluoride, a higher level than is allowed in the overthe-counter rinses. Aside from prescribing a rinse, your dentist can help you with a plan to turn this terrible disease on its head. Remember, we don’t solve tooth decay with a drill and fill — we must unravel all causative factors like sugar consumption, dry mouth, acid reflux, acidic drinks, foods and plaque control. If you settle on any rinse other than water for longterm use, please avoid those containing alcohol. Alcohol is considered a co-carcinogen, meaning it acts synergistically with other cancer promoters like HPV (human papilloma virus) and tobacco. ■ Dr. Susan Maples is a dentist in Holt. She is also a speaker, health educator and author of "BlabberMouth!" 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth Can Tell You to Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life. Reach her at Susan@DrSusanMaples.com
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The college instituted a number of changes this summer to give students more individual attention. When a student is admitted to the college, an academic success coach is assigned to the student based on their intended area of study. Success coaches specialize in the LCC programs and curricula in these areas and students will have the same success coach throughout their LCC experience. The success coach will connect oneon-one with students before class registration to discuss their academic plan, identify potential barriers to success, and connect them with additional resources for success. Students also take a career assessment prior to enrollment to help them discover careers and academic pathways that match their skills and interest. While some students choose to take general education classes without deciding on a major, others do not have the time or financial resources to take classes at leisure. The career assessment helps students decide on a program and not waste time and money on courses that will not count toward their intended degree or certificate. Previously, the college utilized developmental education, which is a common model nationally. Under this framework, before students could earn credit toward their degree, they had to enroll in classes that prepared them to tackle college-level coursework. These classes cost students time and money, but did not move them any closer to graduation. Today, LCC is saving developmental education for students who need the most intensive preparation. Its new goal is to get students into college-level coursework as soon as possible, and then provide extra support to help them succeed, Pogoncheff said.
LCC CREATES SUPPORT STRUCTURES TO HELP NEW STUDENTS SUCCEED It’s no secret that high school graduates sometimes struggle with the transition to college-level coursework. This problem can be especially acute at community colleges, which admit anyone willing to learn. Lansing Community College’s newest initiative grapples with this problem by overhauling how it helps students achieve.
LCC sees getting students ready to get the degree as part of its mission, provost Elaine Pogoncheff said. “Our objective is to have students enroll in a collegelevel course with academic support in their first semester at LCC, rather than have to pass a series of developmental education courses before being allowed to enroll in college courses,” she said.
LCC’s efforts are a proactive response to a national problem facing college-bound students. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, students enrolled at two-year public institutions nationwide paid more than $920 million out-ofpocket for developmental education in 2013-14, and two out of five students enrolled at two-year colleges accrued debt. For many LCC students and other two-year college students, time and money are limited resources. At LCC, the transition away from developmental education stems from the LCC Board of Trustees’ adoption of the Six Core Principles for Transforming Remediation in January 2018. These principles were based upon successful models in redesigning developmental education and issued by the education organizations Achieving the Dream, American Association of Community Colleges, Charles A. Dana Center of the University of Texas, Complete College America, the Education Commission of the States, and Jobs for the Future. The college plans to complete the overhaul of its approach to developmental education and fully integrate its support initiative by fall 2020. For the upcoming fall semester, incoming students will benefit from the new admissions process, personalized success coaching and increased academic support. CAWLM.COM
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EVENTS SEPTEMBER 5 Lansing Brew Run, Lansing The Lansing Brewing Company, Playmakers and Gillespie Group are hosting the Brew Run & Walk series, a monthly run/walk series that starts and ends at the LBC. Participants will be able to win prizes, earn free swag and enjoy a night at their new favorite watering hole.Visit lansing.org/event/ lansing-brew-run/16257/ for more information.
SEPTEMBER 7 Free Lunch Friday at Kellie’s Consignments, Okemos Free Lunch Friday is the first Friday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pass out your business cards, shop our sales and enjoy lunch. RSVP is necessary as it lets them know how much food to prepare. The event is on Eventbrite. Visit kelliesconsignments.com for more information.
SEPTEMBER 8 Capital City Comic Con, Lansing Capital City Comic Con is back. The 2017 Capital City Comic Con hosted 1,500 participants at the Breslin Student Events Center on the campus of Michigan State University and featured comics, games, cosplay, contests, artists, special guests and more. Visit capcitycomiccon.com for more information.
SEPTEMBER 16 World Rhino Day, Lansing To celebrate World Rhino Day, Potter Park Zoo is offering a behind-the-scenes look at its black rhino exhibit. Zookeepers will guide you into the exhibit holding area and show you the work that goes into the care and preservation of these amazing animals. Visit lansing.org/event/world-rhino-day/16710/ for more information.
SEPTEMBER 19 Apple Festival, Lansing The Allen Farmers Market is open Wednesdays year-round. Celebrate the beginning of fall harvest at the Apple Festival, featuring locally grown apples and apple cider in addition to the array of local food products. Visit allenneighborhoodcenter. org/market/ for more information.
SEPTEMBER 20 Harris Nature Center: Chipmunk Story Time, Okemos Preschoolers and elementary-age children can join Chickory and Hickory Chipmunk for nature stories along with games, a craft or a walk. Visit meridian. mi.us for more information.
SEPTEMBER 21-22 Old Town Blues Fest, Lansing The free Old Town Blues Fest brings together the best blues artists from Lansing and across the country. Music workshops, a beverage tent and ethnic food are featured. Visit oldtownbluesfest. com for more information.
PRIME Music Festival, Lansing
From the producers of Lansing’s Common Ground Music Festival and the Columbus, Ohio-based Breakaway Music Festival brand comes the multigenre PRIME Music Festival–Michigan at Adado Riverfront Park. Visit lansing.org/event/primemusic-festival/16953 for more information.
Walk to End Alzheimer's, Lansing
Shaka SUP Racing presents the second annual Paddle for YOUR Cause event in Greater Lansing supporting the Kennedy Tennant Memorial Fund, Young Survival Coalition, Ingham County Animal Shelter and Make-A-Wish Michigan. Visit shakasupracing.com/event-registration-1.html for more information.
American Heritage Festival, Lansing
Capital City Dragon Boat Race, Lansing Dragon boats are long, slim, open boats used in China and made in traditional designs of various sizes and lengths. The crew use singleblade paddles to drive the boat forward, a method of propulsion common to many other paddle watercraft around the world. Visit capitalcitydragonboat.com more information.
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The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide. Alzheimer’s disease is the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. Visit lansing.org/event/2016-walk-to-endalzheimers/18227/ for more information.
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Woldumar Nature Center invites you to its free 2018 American Heritage Festival, which features local vendors, demonstrators and performers celebrating local history and traditions. This event features tours of the Moon Log Cabin, horsedrawn wagon rides, pontoon boat rides on the Grand River, kid crafts and more. Donations will be requested at certain activities as a fundraiser for Woldumar programs. Vendors, musicians and demonstrators are needed and can email rentals@ woldumar.org. Visit lansing.org/event/americanheritage-festival/17034/. for more information. ■
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MY COMMUNITY ELE’S RACE 5K RUN-WALK RAISES NEARLY $75,000
In all 897 runners and walkers registered for Ele’s Race 5K presented by Jackson National Life Insurance Company Saturday, July 28. More than 130 volunteers gave their time as well, as the event helps provide support groups for 150 grieving children or teens over the next year. Those who want to continue to support Ele’s place can visit elesplace.org. ■ Thumbs up from this participant
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Participants of all ages enjoyed the day
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MY COMMUNITY LANSING JAZZFEST
EAST LANSING POLICE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE
Old Town’s Lansing JazzFest returned for its 24th year featuring local favorites along with regional and national acts. The event also offered food and craft vendors, a beverage tent, KidzBeat children’s activities and a pre-festival jam. ■
Approximately 350 community members came out for the East Lansing Police Department's second open house on the evening of Thursday, July 26. The event allowed community members to engage with the men and women who work to keep the East Lansing community safe. There were station tours, jail tours, visits with the ELPD K9 Unit, police vehicles, hot dogs, popcorn, a dunk tank and more. ■
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PHOTOS PROVIDED De'Sean Jones on sax
Attendees crowded the streets for Jazzfest
Alex White on drums
New Orleans-based Cindy Scott and guitarist Brian Seeger have been performing together for more than a decade
The ELPD K9 Unit was on hand for the open house
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MY COMMUNITY COSPLAYERS GET GEEK’D
Lansing’s newest pop culture convention, the Get Geek’d Expo Comic-Con, took place July 28-29 at the Lansing Center. The event featured cosplayers, video games, comics, face painting, celebrities and more. The Get Geek’d expo team reported a great turnout for its first year, and planned improvements are already in the making for next year. ■ PHOTOS PROVIDED
Con attendee Casey Wummel searching through comics for new treasures
East Lansing's finest served food to attendees
Children had the chance to meet the officers they admire
Cosplayer dressed as Planet Hulk
Cosplayer dressed as the sea witch from "Little Mermaid"
Cosplayers dressed as the Goblin King and Sarah from the "Labyrinth"
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Dr. Susan Maples is a 30-year clinician who leads a total health practice dental care in Holt, Michigan. She is one of the Top 25 Women in U.S. dentistry and also one of the Top 8 Innovators in Dentistry. Dr. Susan is co-author of Blabber Mouth, 77 secrets only your mouth can tell you to live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life. Dr. Susan is the co-investigator for an award-winning study on detecting diabetes in the dental office.
On weekends, Tate spends time with her children, grandchildren or other family members. She also enjoys camping, hiking and visiting the beaches of Lake Michigan.
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Matt Eyde is a member of the George F. Eyde family team. He earned his BA from the University of Iowa and spent several years in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles before returning home to Lansing. Matt takes great pride in being a part of the family business, along with servicing the professional needs of the Greater Lansing Area. If you are interested in commercial, residential, or retail space, Matt will do his best to provide you with the best location to conduct your business.
Liliana Torres supports employees in MSUFCU’s Call Center to ensure each member experiences superior service. Her team performs account transactions, opens new accounts, and processes loan applications for members calling from all over the world. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University, and is currently a facilitator in Exito Educativo, a partnership-based after-school program promoting academic success for area Latino families
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JODI WILLIAMSEN, RN, CNM
We are excited to introduce our new health services director, Ehrin Huhn. Huhn is a licensed practical nurse with over 7 years of experience in the memory care industry. She has a passion for providing direct care and advocating for those who have been affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Her belief is that in order to provide the best quality of care to those we serve, staff must possess a strong knowledge base and understanding of the dementia disease process. Her compassion, attention to detail and team approach will help to assure that our community environment resembles a comfortable home-like setting: a place where residents are part of our family. During her spare time, Huhn enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.
Jodi Willamsen is originally from the Detroit area and currently resides in Jackson after spending 22 years in Brighton. She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from Loyola University of Chicago and her master’s degree in midwifery from the University of Michigan. Willamsen believes strongly that all women should be involved in decisions about their own health and care. She enjoys teaching her patients about their care options for every stage of their lives, the OB side of women’s healthcare and getting to know her patients and their families. Willamsen is joining our CenteringPregnancy team as a centering facilitator.
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