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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Oakland County earns assessors' award

Oakland County earns assessors' award
Oakland County’s Equalization Division has garnered The Michigan Assessors Association 2010 Distinguished Assessment Jurisdiction Award because of its online personal property filing system. This is the first time the county has received this recognition.
The system, created in collaboration with the Department of Information Technology, allows those who pay taxes on machinery and equipment to file online rather than fill out and mail forms to the county. It allows taxpayers to file or amend their personal property statements from year to year. It also improves the efficiency of Equalization Division employees who do not have to open envelopes, sort and file thousands of tax filings.
Oakland County’s online personal property filing system will serve as a model for future online property tax filing improvements by the Equalization Division. To view the form, visit

Allstate recognizes agents in county
Allstate Insurance Co. recognized local Allstate agency owners for outstanding customer service and business results in 2009. Inner Circle Conference Award winners include: Kevin Mlynarek for his Oxford and Lake Orion locations, Brian Seiferlein for his Southfield location and Scott Urquhart for his Milford location. Inner Circle Award winners represent only 3 percent of Allstate Insurance agencies and personal financial representatives nationally to reach this level of achievement.
Allstate also recognized the following with the Chairman’s Conference Award: Eric Carl, James Carson, Duane Elkins, Bruce Faber, Shirl Crowe-Gondek, Eric Semer, Richard Spano and Scott Tharp.
President’s Conference Award recipients are Thomas Attard, Steve Craft, Marty Gross, Claudia Lynn-Haluska, William Harb, Steven Lynch, Skip Sampson, Mark Smith, Matt Smith and Kelly Weaver. Visit

Former graduate returns to high school
Renee Rudzewicz, a 1999 graduate of Regina High School, has returned to her alma mater in Warren as director of admissions and public relations.
Rudzewicz has a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in Ohio and has worked in advertising, marketing, public relations and website content. She resides in Sterling Heights.

Total Health Systems adds new chiropractor
Total Health Systems Multi Specialty Clinic has added Dr. Nicholas Winkler, D.C., as their newest chiropractic associate. Dr. Winkler has an extensive background in rehabilitation and therapy and has worked with athletes of all ages, ranging from the age of 7 to college athletes and semi-professionals. He is skilled with many techniques and works on developing new active strength training and advanced endurance training protocols. The clinic has locations in Clinton Township and Chesterfield Township.

Dr. Swetech awarded Physician of the Year
Dr. Stephen M. Swetech D.O. FACOFP, who practices at 43600 Garfield Road in Clinton Township, was awarded the 2010 Osteopathic Physician of the Year at the recent Michigan Osteopathic Family Physicians conference in Thompsonville. Stephen M. Swetech Medical Center P.C. also earned the designation as Patient Centered Medical Home from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan in July.

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