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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Kathy Coon named Realtor of the Year

Kathy Coon named Realtor of the Year

The Metropolitan Consolidated Association of Realtors has named Kathy Coon its 2010 Realtor of the Year and beginning Jan. 1, she will serve as association president. Coon works with Real Living Great Lakes in Rochester. She formerly served as director, vice-president, secretary-treasurer and president-elect for the association.

Collins, Einhorn, Farrell & Ulanoff among best law firms

 Collins, Einhorn, Farrell & Ulanoff, P.C. has been recognized by U.S. News — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in its inaugural rankings. The Southfield-based law firm was listed for this honor as a Tier 1 firm in the Detroit metropolitan rankings in professional malpractice law — defendants; and as a Tier 2 firm in product liability litigation — defendants. The Professional Liability defense team at Collins Einhorn represents professionals in the legal, medical/dental, insurance, accounting, architectural, engineering and real estate fields. Visit

Charter One adds mortgage officer

Marvin Rankin of Canton has joined Charter One as a mortgage loan officer. His office is in Birmingham. He has been in the mortgage business for 22 years and has worked in a wide range of home financing programs, including both conventional and government loans. He specializes in construction financing and is a certified construction analyst.

Mattress to Go donates pillows

Mattress To Go in Shelby Township has donated new pillows to Abigayle Ministries in Sterling Heights through its Mattress To Go’s Comfort for Everyone program. Donations of new pillows are made on a quarterly basis to local shelters for every mattress set purchased at Mattress To Go.

Sheppard joins Murray Percival

Murray Percival, electronics distributor and process specialist, has hired Matt Sheppard as an outside sales representative. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business and has also completed doctorate course work in economics at Wayne State University with a concentration in urban economics and industrial organization.

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