Adjust-Ups: Burger King taps Fragel as HR director

Grand Rapids resident Deb Fragel has been appointed director of human assets for 26 West Michigan-region Burger King restaurants a short while ago acquired by Factorial Cafe Holdings LLC. Fragel will be responsible for main the path of human resources, which include tradition, improve administration, and recruiting and hiring for Factorial Holdings’ 26 Burger King places. She will aid ramp up hiring a lot more than 150 employees at all ranges this spring at all 26 restaurants in West Michigan. Fragel was formerly with Illuminate-HC/SKLD and was the manager of HR compliance and worker relations.


Pennell CPA employed employees accountants Haris Delkic, Alissa Molina and Danielle Nauta.


Progressive AE hired marketplace professional Tim Bradshaw as municipal exercise chief.


Hope School in Holland’s generation of Larissa FastHorse’s “The Thanksgiving Play” was selected for presentation for the duration of the recent Area 3 Kennedy Heart American College or university Theater Festival.

The Grand Rapids Public Library will honor its sesquicentennial in 2021. Considering that 1871, the library has furnished the city with outstanding provider, ground breaking applications and expansive collections. It will be a yearlong celebration, culminating in a birthday celebration on Dec. 21, 2021.


Joseph L. Rivet, Rivet Health Regulation PLC in Norton Shores, was not long ago named to the Nationwide Compact Company Association Management Council, the nation’s oldest modest-company advocacy business that operates on a staunchly nonpartisan foundation.

The director of Wedgwood’s Autism Middle for Little one Progress, Candice Lake, was appointed president of the Michigan Conduct Evaluation Companies Affiliation.

Company Services

Used Imaging obtained Lasers Resource, a Grand Rapids-based managed print expert services expert. All Lasers Resource spots will now operate underneath the Applied Imaging brand name and their shoppers have accessibility to Used Imaging’s array of products and solutions and providers.

Muskegon-based Geerpres not long ago released its UVairo UV-C Air Sanitizer, which delivers an energetic layer of security and self-assurance versus airborne viruses to make sure people today are secure indoors and in shared areas these as a doctor’s place of work, daycare facility, cafe or manufacturing facility.

2/90 Sign Units named Chris Douma president. 

The Grand Rapids Chamber welcomed Emily Smith to its expertise progress crew in the recently designed position of inclusion manager. She is accountable for supporting range, equity and inclusion occasions, and programming including the Institute for Therapeutic Racism, OutPro, and the Variety & Talent Sequence and Summit.


Holland-dependent Lakewood Development celebrated its 50th anniversary. Proven in 1971 by two Holland locals working out of their homes, the company has considering that developed to in excess of 40 staff members serving all of West Michigan.

Education and learning

Davenport College named Amy Mansfield dean of the Donald W. Maine College of Business and the College of Technological innovation. She will be accountable for furnishing management for Davenport’s business and know-how programs, like degrees this sort of as accounting, internet marketing, personal computer science and cyber protection.

Junior Accomplishment of the Michigan Fantastic Lakes introduced the addition board member Pamela S. Ries, senior vice president and main human methods officer of Spectrum Overall health Technique.


ASTI Environmental has been chosen to supply as-essential experienced environmental providers to the metropolis of Grand Rapids. The agreement consists of lead paint inspection, danger evaluation and clearance exams of guide paint, dwelling dust and soil.


Kalamazoo-primarily based Imperial Beverage celebrated 20 several years of providing tens of 1000’s of shops all through the point out with beer, wine and spirits manufactured in Michigan, across the place and all around the world.

Governing administration

Curt A. Reppuhn has been appointed to serve as the city of Grand Rapids’ deputy comptroller.

Point out Sen. Roger Victory announced he will chair the Senate Judiciary and Community Security Committee and provide as assistant greater part whip for the 101st Legislature.

The town of East Grand Rapids picked Shea Charles as city supervisor. Charles previously served as Howell’s town manager for 15 several years.


Gage Cannabis Co. opened its sixth provisioning at 3075 South Peregrine Highway in Grand Rapids, adjacent to Celebration Cinema North.

Holland Property’s dementia coalition workforce is the receiver of LeadingAge Michigan’s 2020 Foremost-Edge Care and Providers Award and Rob Fox, director of nursing at Breton Woods, was awarded the LeadingAge Michigan Shining Star Award.

Spectrum Wellness Helen DeVos Children’s Healthcare facility celebrated 10 years of its iconic blue developing currently being a world-renowned landmark on the Medical Mile. The 14-tale, $286 million clinic opened on Jan. 11, 2011, with t
he support of far more than $103 million in contributions from additional than 6,000 donors. It is a person of just 220 children’s hospitals in the nation.

Spectrum Overall health bid adieu to board users Richard M. (Dick) DeVos Jr., The Windquest Team, past chair of the board and a board member due to the fact 2010 Michelle L. Van Dyke, Coronary heart of West Michigan United Way, a board member since 2011 and Mehmood A. Khan, Everyday living Biosciences Inc., a board member due to the fact 2017. Becoming a member of the board are Doug DeVos, Amway board of administrators, and Philomena V. Mantella, Grand Valley State College.


Janet Korn, govt vice president at Knowledge Grand Rapids, was elected 2021 president of the Michigan Affiliation of Convention & Customer Bureaus.

Lisa Mize, interim executive director of The Saugatuck Douglas Spot Convention and Customer Bureau, has been appointed to direct the CVB as government director.


Dykema introduced Len Wolfe started off his a few-12 months time period as chairman and chief executive officer of the business. Wolfe succeeds Peter M. Kellett, who served as chairman and chief govt officer due to the fact 2012.

Decide Jon Hulsing of the Ottawa County Circuit Courtroom has been elected vice-chairperson to the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission.


Dynamic Conveyor Corp. celebrated 30 yrs of conveyor production. The business has developed to grow to be a chief in the layout and making of progressive conveyor methods to the areas producing, packaging and food items processing industries.

MetaOps was featured on Production Technological know-how Insights Magazine’s Prime 10 listing in its include tale, “Top-Tier Interim OpEx Talent Where and When Desired.”


Dégagé Ministries announced longtime govt director Marge Palmerlee retired and Thelma Ensink succeeded her in the exact same role.

West Michigan Heart for Arts + Technological know-how welcomed to its board: president: Tim Williams, Meijer Michelle Meulendyk-Yost, Amway Omar Hall and Gilda Gely, Davenport College. WMCAT also celebrated longtime board member Garrick Rochow in his occupation milestone of succeeding Patti Poppe as president and CEO at CMS Vitality and Shoppers Electrical power in December 2020. He has been on the WMCAT board due to the fact 2015.

West Michigan Partnership for Small children introduced its acceptance of the Prepared by 5 Early Childhood Millage resources, which will be employed to introduce a new trauma-knowledgeable parent engagement method and six new occupation roles.

Serious ESTATE

In spite of the pandemic challenges and a 6-7 days shutdown of in-particular person actual estate excursions and agent functions previous March and April, nearby and relatives-owned Greenridge Realty celebrated the near of its 40th calendar year with report gross sales — very well over $1 billion in shut sales quantity for the 3rd consecutive 12 months — and surpassing $1 million in donations as a result of its nonprofit arm, The Desire Staff Basis.