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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

CREW Detroit announces 2011 board of directors

BLOOMFIELD HILLS
CREW Detroit announces 2011 board of directors

Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Detroit announces its new board members for 2011 as it prepares to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the chapter’s founding.
The following CREW Detroit members will serve on the 2011 CREW Detroit Board of Directors:
Marilyn Nix of Bloomfield Hills, principal of Marilyn P. Nix & Associates, LLC will serve as president; Jan Purcell of Bloomfield Hills, employed with eTitle of Troy will serve as director of marketing and communications; Donna Hanson of Lake Orion, CPA, Partner, Plante & Moran, PLLC of Auburn Hills will serve as treasurer; Nicole Dombrowski of Sterling Heights, vice president for Luna Tech Designs, LLC of Plymouth will serve as secretary/communications director; Alicia E. Buisst of Brighton, president for Next Level Consulting of Brighton will serve as Membership Director; Mary LeFevre of Livonia, business development for Turner Construction Company of Detroit will serve as programs director.
Janet Gekiere of West Bloomfield Township, business development and marketing manager for Ronnisch Construction Group of Royal Oak will serve as Outreach Director; Leslie Zawada P.E. of Attica Township, Senior Project Manager for Giffels-Webster Engineers of Rochester Hills will serve as Golf Director; Toni Gasperoni of Shelby Township, sales representative for Landscape Forms, Inc. of Kalamazoo will serve as IMPACT Real Estate Awards Director.
Rachele Downs of Farmington Hills, director of corporate relations of United Way for Southeastern Michigan of Detroit is past president.
Visit www.crewnetwork.org.

MADISON HEIGHTS
Scenic Prop and Design forms relationships with national film, TV and stage union

Hollywood has come knocking for Madison Heights-based, Scenic Prop and Design. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, (IATSE), has formed a manufacturing relationship with Scenic Prop and Design that will make the Madison Heights-based company the only manufacturer in Michigan producing custom prop and scenery applications for set production and application.
IATSE is a “trade union” labor union representing technicians, artisans and craftsperson’s in the entertainment industry, including live theatre, motion picture and television production, and trade shows.
Jonathan Krueger, president and founder of Scenic Prop and Design Scenic has developed specific formulas that IATSE members will help produce from lightweight brick, stone, and tree bark applications to custom effects for film, television and stage.
The alliance was developed between officers at IATSE, along with Scenic Prop and Design managing partners Jack Grushko and Mort Meisner, who also own the Center for Film Studies based in Madison Heights.
Meisner added, “IATSE holds the national contract for film so this incredible association will further develop a manufacturing base here in Michigan and give the necessary infrastructure to supply the Michigan Film Industry.”
For information, call 313-429-5900.

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