Category: Associate Members

Associate Member Highlight: Maner Costerisan

Founded in 1906, Maner Costerisan is a full-service public accounting and business advisory firm dedicated to providing quality and reliable services, targeted to specific client needs. Over the years, they have grown into the largest locally-owned firm in mid-Michigan, serving clients of all sizes and across a range of industries. With a staff of more than 100… read more

Associate Member Resource: Thanksgiving Tips from the Michigan Restaurant Association

The Michigan Restaurant Association (MRA), an associate member of the MAB, is pleased to provide you with some facts and information for use in your news and programming this Thanksgiving season: Thousands Dine Out for Thanksgiving in Michigan – download here. Six Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips – download here. The MRA is the recognized leader… read more

Associate Member Highlight: HOMTV’s Internship Program Celebrates 35 Years!

By: Brandie Yates HOMTV Internship Coordinator and 2007 HOMTV Alum They say everything gets better with age and the HOMTV Internship Program is no exception. In 1981, interns began working at the station making 2016 the 35th year of the program. HOMTV’s Internship Program is like no other, providing hands-on training and experience to those wishing to… read more

Associate Member Highlight: WTHS-FM (Hope College)

WTHS 89.9 FM started as a science experiment in 1956 when students Richard Brockmeier and Jack Hellriegel transmitted a signal from their dorm room through the wiring of the then new Kollen Hall on the Hope College campus. Today, WTHS, “The Voice of Hope College,” celebrates 60 years of broadcasting along the lakeshore from Grand… read more

Associate Member Highlight: The Michigan Association of School Boards

The Michigan Association of School Boards is a voluntary, nonprofit association of local and intermediate boards of education located throughout the State of Michigan.  Their membership is comprised of 600+ boards of education, representing nearly all public school districts in the state. MASB was officially organized in 1949 to advance the quality of public education in… read more

Associate Member Highlight: The Lyman & Sheets Insurance Agency

The Lyman & Sheets Insurance Agency was formed in 1874 by the state’s first insurance commissioner and is a full service insurance firm offering property, general liability, workers’ compensation, builder’s risk, auto, crime, directors & officers liability, professional liability, special event liability, international exposures, fiduciary liability, kidnap and ransom and employee benefits among other insurance… read more

Associate Member Highlight: Speedy Spots

After graduating from Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts (now known as “Specs Howard School of Media Arts”) in Southfield and Siena Heights University in Adrian, Chelsea native Jeff Van Riper spent several years at television and radio stations in Escanaba, Suburban Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Jackson and Alpena. In 1998, Jeff discovered a service niche… read more

Associate Member Highlight: VetBiz Central

VetBiz Central is a non-profit organziation assisting veterans since 2005, serving Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.  The organization helps veterans, active duty, guard, and reserve members in the formation and expansion of their businesses. Services provided include: Entrepreneurial Training and Counseling Networking Opportunities Mentoring Programs and Activities Advocacy Services Procurement Counseling On November 10, 2016, VetBiz… read more

Associate Member Highlight: Good Shepherd Catholic Radio

Good Shepherd Catholic Radio – A Brief History By: Doug Shumard, Good Shepherd Catholic Radio In 1997 there were five Catholic Radio stations in the United States. That number increased to 94 stations in 2005, and to 167 stations on 2010. Catholic Radio in the Jackson-Lansing area began with a meeting of 16 Jackson residents in the spring… read more