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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Chamber of commerce holds first awards gala

OXFORD
Chamber of commerce holds first awards gala

The Oxford Chamber of Commerce is hosting its first annual Chamber and Community Dinner and Awards Gala at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15.
A buffet style dinner will be served followed by desserts and the awards ceremony. Tickets are $15.
Call 248-628-0410 for reservations or view the Oxford Chamber and Community Dinner on Facebook.

FERNDALE
WYCD Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon raises over $330,000

Capping off its 11th year, the WYCD Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon, held Dec. 9 and 10 raised $338,700 — nearly $50,000 more than in 2009 — for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Over the past decade, WYCD Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon has raised more than $5.5 million from listeners’ donations, benefitting the hospital that treats children suffering from cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

SOUTHFIELD
Your People receives marketing excellence award

Your People, LLC received a 2010 Gold MarCom Award for excellence in marketing. Administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals in Arlington, Texas, the MarCom award recognized the business-to-business marketing booklet created by Your People, LLC, for Acupuncture Healthcare Associates of Michigan, Inc. titled, “Acupuncture and Western Medicine: Complementary Treatments.”

FRASER
zipLogix provides digital signature solution

zipLogix of Fraser has extended its partnership with the South Carolina Association of Realtors. zipLogix is the creator of zipFormÆ 6, a real-estate industry contract software that provides electronic real estate forms and secure signature with zipLogix Digital Ink.
The partnership is a multi-year agreement provided for the association’s 15,000 agents and brokers.
With zipLogix Digital Ink digital signature solution, a document is signed and that digital signature is permanently embedded within the document.
For more information, call 888-318-2660 or e-mail wwaldrep@ziplogix.com.

TROY
Citizens awards Troy’s Hershey Insurance Group

Citizens Insurance Company of America has honored Hershey Insurance Group, Inc., of Troy, with its Top Agency Award for Eastern Michigan. Citizens is a company of The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., a property and casualty insurance provider.

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