26 Jul, 2024
South Saginaw Corridor Attracts Businesses
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South Saginaw Corridor Attracts Businesses

Bliss Bridal Boutique recently moved to 1908 South Saginaw.

Bliss Bridal Boutique recently moved to 1908 South Saginaw.

Dan Chalk/Midland Daily News

The South Saginaw Road corridor in Midland recently welcomed several relocated businesses, and new businesses will soon be arriving as well.

Bliss Bridal Boutique, originally opened in October 2021 at 133 East Main Street, has now moved to 1908 South Saginaw Road, next to Gourmet Cupcake Shoppe.

Hannah’s Flowers recently moved from Midland Towne Center on Washington to the intersection of South Saginaw and Haley.

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On the other side of Saginaw, a sign beckons foodies to the grand opening of Genji Japanese Steakhouse at Pi’s at 1815 South Saginaw.

A few blocks north, at the intersection of South Saginaw and Washington streets, construction is underway on Tommy’s Express Car Wash.

Meanwhile, a store called ReClaimed Creativity is opening in Midland Towne Center, which had its grand opening on July 10. The store does consignment, resale, donations and recycling. They also plan to raise funds for community groups.

In the Circle area, Midland Monuments recently moved from 2901 Ross Court to 2510 Ashman Street.

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Warner Norcross + Judd’s Cook, Giunta Named One of the Leading Bankruptcy Law Firms

Susan M. Cook and Rozanne M. Giunta of Warner Norcross + Judd LLP have once again been recognized by Lawdragon as one of the nation’s top 500 bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers.

Cook and Giunta are listed in the U.S. Guide, which recognizes lawyers “who can make all the difference for a company, debtor or creditor and have done so repeatedly.” Lawyers are nominated by their peers and colleagues for the distinction and then verified through independent research.

Cook was recognized for her work in bankruptcy and corporate restructuring, particularly litigation. Giunta was recognized for her work in bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency.

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Cook is a lawyer with nearly 45 years of experience in bankruptcy, corporate reorganization, commercial litigation and business transactions. She has represented financially distressed companies of all types, including automotive, healthcare and hospitality, in both bankruptcies and out-of-court reorganizations. She has represented both buyers and sellers in business sales, with a particular focus on the purchase and sale of financially distressed businesses. She regularly represents automotive customers and suppliers in financially distressed supply chain matters. This is the third time she has received this distinction.

Giunta is a partner with more than 45 years of experience representing secured creditors, debtors and creditor committees, and trustees in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 proceedings, loan restructurings, preferential claims defense, collection actions, foreclosure actions, and related matters. Prior to formal filings, she works with companies to structure transactions to anticipate bankruptcy issues. This is the fourth time she has received this distinction.

Both Cook and Giunta have been recognized for multiple years by Best Lawyers and Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine. Additionally, Cook was named Troy 2021 Bankruptcy Litigation Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers, a distinction Giunta received in 2018. Giunta was also named a Top 50 Women Attorney in 2023 by Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine.

Peterson joins Isabella Bank as vice president and chief marketing officer

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Neil McDonnell, President of Isabella Bank, is pleased to welcome Lori Peterson as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Peterson will oversee the day-to-day operations of the bank’s marketing and community relations functions.

“I am excited to have Lori join our team. She has extensive knowledge and experience in both marketing and financial services and is a great fit for Isabella Bank. We look forward to the future as Lori helps build and deepen the Bank’s relationships with our customers and communities,” said McDonnell.

Peterson’s extensive experience includes providing marketing and creative solutions to a variety of companies for more than 20 years. She spent six years in financial services as Director of Creative Services at Brookstone Capital Management, a registered investment advisory firm in Illinois.

Peterson most recently led the marketing and branding department in the College of Education and Human Services at Central Michigan University.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University and is an American Marketing Association Certified Marketer in Digital Marketing Professional and a Digital Marketing Institute Certified Digital Marketing Professional. She lives in Mount Pleasant.

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Bridgewater Joins Small Business Association of Michigan Board

Anne Bridgewater of AIM Targeted Intelligence in Midland has joined the board of the Small Business Association of Michigan for a three-year term.

Erick Stewart, owner of LAGNIAPPE Strategic Consulting in Battle Creek, will serve as chairman of SBAM’s board for the 2024-2025 fiscal year.

“SBAM is honored to have small business leaders from across Michigan’s industries and geographies working together to ensure small business success,” said SBAM President and CEO Brian Calley. “Our board will work together to address the challenges and opportunities that exist for small businesses across the state. We appreciate their commitment and willingness to serve on our board.”

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Bay County to launch new internet domain
Bay County will move from a .net domain to a .gov domain for email, and the county website will become

This domain change is being made in conjunction with established cybersecurity practices. Registration as a .gov domain requires an entity to provide evidence to the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency that it is registering on behalf of a legitimate local, county, or state government.

The new .gov domain also makes it harder for scammers and government impersonators.

This change will not disrupt access to valuable resources, services, and information. Downtime will be minimal and functionality will not be impacted. It is recommended that you update your bookmarks, tabs, and other materials to reflect the change on, and
Email addresses will be instead of

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The County will remove all appearances of and emails in publications, notices, and materials available to the public.

If you have information about a local business, email Editor-in-Chief Dan Chalk at [email protected].