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Monday, November 8, 2010

Women in Communications names president

DETROITWomen in Communications names president
Adrienne Lenhoff has been named president of the Detroit Chapter of The Association of Women in Communications. Lenhoff is president of Shazaaam! LLC Public Relations of Novi.

Trott & Trott, P.C. adds two attorneys, receives NARCA award

 Farmington Hills-based Trott & Trott, P.C., announced the addition of attorneys Timothy Chervenak and Jennifer Hawthorne to the firm’s title department. Timothy Chervenak joins Trott & Trott as a title attorney. Jennifer Hawthorne joins Trott & Trott as a title attorney from Hoffert & Associates in Farmington Hills, where she reviewed and assessed property tax assessment notices.
The law firm also has been named the recipient of the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA) 2010 Community Service Award. The Community Service Award, presented annually at the NARCA Fall Conference, is given to the law firm that best demonstrates an implementation of activities and overall firm commitment toward the betterment of its community. In honor of the award, NARCA will donate $1,000 to Trott & Trott’s charity of choice.

Associate attorney picked as vice chair of Bar Association committee

Anthony Bologna, associate attorney with Bloomfield Hills-based Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski, P.C., was elected vice chair of the Condemnation Committee of the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Land O’Frost uses high-tech vision to aid drivers’ safety

Land O’Frost, a leading lunchmeat provider, will be using SafeTraK3 vision system provided by TK Holdings Inc., a North American subsidiary of Takata Corp. The SafeTraK3 vision system is equipped with advanced electronic safety features, including Lane Departure and Driver Alertness Warning systems. Both features can greatly reduce the possibility of accidents or fatalities, plus monitor driver performance.

Steve Wozniak to speak at Macomb Community College

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will discuss the importance of creativity, innovation and education as well as his experiences in the early personal computer industry during a Nov. 12 visit to Macomb Community College. Wozniak’s visit is part of the college’s American Ingenuity: Embracing the Freedom to Dream program series that is ongoing at the Lorenzo Cultural Center through Nov. 21. The Chat with Steve Wozniak begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 with NBC technology reporter Mike Wendland facilitating. Tickets are $15, or $5 for seniors, students and military personnel and can be purchased by calling 586-286-2222 or visiting The presentation will be held at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, which is adjacent to the cultural center, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren.

Real estate forum
convenes at Riverfront
The 24th annual University of Michigan/Urban Land Institute Real Estate Forum will be convened at The Riverfront Center, One Riverfront Center in downtown Flint, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 10 and 11. Registration starts at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided both days of the conference. For information, visit or call 517-403-4469.

Patrick Lynch named funeral director association president
The National Funeral Directors Association has installed Patrick E. Lynch as president. Lynch is owner and operator of Lynch and Sons Funeral Directors of Clawson, one of seven Lynch family-owned firms in the suburban Detroit area.

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