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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Panera Bread and United Way hold free family fun day

Panera Bread and United Way hold free family fun day
Panera Bread of Southeast Michigan and United Way for Southeastern Michigan will host a free family fun day from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Panera Bread in the Troy Commons Plaza at 823 E. Big Beaver Road. The event is open to all ages. United Way will share information with parents about the free resources available through its Early Learning Communities — a program that helps ensure children start school prepared and ready to learn. Children will have the opportunity to participate in reading activities and craft projects. To learn more about United Way for Southeastern Michigan, visit

Dr. Nouha Alammar joins medical center staff
Dr. Nouha Alammar, D.O., has joined the medical staff of Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center as an ear, nose and throat specialist. She also performs facial plastic surgery. Dr. Alammar received her degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed  a general surgery internship at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center and a residency in ENT in facial plastic surgery at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital’s Warren Campus. She practices with Institute for ENT Surgery, 17901 Hall Road, Macomb Township.

Allstate names agent of the year
Allstate Insurance Company has named John Ivkov of Sterling Heights its exclusive agent of the year for Michigan, in recognition of his superior standards in customer loyalty and dedication to community relationships and business growth throughout 2009. Ivkov’s agency is located at 42770 Van Dyke, Suite 1, in Sterling Heights.

New Dollar General opens
Dollar General is opening a new location on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 33165 23 Mile Road in Chesterfield Township. There will be special deals and prizes at the grand opening. Dollar General Stores offer convenience and value with a selection of national brands and private brands of food, housewares, seasonal items, cleaning supplies, basic apparel and health and beauty care products.

Michael Spillum joins Security Financial Management
Security Financial Management, Inc., a wealth management company located in Clarkston announces that Michael Spillum has joined the firm as a financial consultant. Spillum, also of Clarkston has 19 years of experience in the areas of life, health and long term care insurance as well as annuities and other investment options.

Great Clips opens new location
Great Clips Hair Salon has opened a location at 41713 Garfield Road, Clinton Township. They offer value-priced haircuts for the entire family with no appointments necessary.

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