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Health fair is March 31

GRAND BLANC — The 5th Annual “Spring Into Health” Natural Health Fair and Expo, coming March 31, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Genesys Banquet & Conference Center, 805 Health Park Blvd. (next to the Genesys Athletic Club). Admission and parking is free. Exhibitors will have products and services to help lead a healthier lifestyle.

Speakers’ topics include a new women’s cardio/weight loss class developed using basic martial arts and other fitness techniques and also Hyperbarics, with a working hyperbaric chamber, and why it is becoming more popular for treating common conditions from autism to stroke, athlete’s training regimen and everyday wellness. Details: Visit www.MHLExpo.com. — G.G.

Fundraiser at McDonalds

BURTON — McDonald’s All-U-Can-Eat Hotcake Supper Fundraiser will be held April 10 and May 8 from 5-7 p.m. at McDonald’s, 2445 S. Center Rd.

Come and get all you can eat hotcakes for only $3. This is a fundraiser for the Faith High School Senior Class. The cost is $3.

Details: Call 810-845-6382. — G.G.

Spartan Stores makes FORTUNE’s most admired

GENESEE COUNTY — FORTUNE Magazine announced Spartan Stores, Inc. has made its list of World’s Most Admired Companies in the Wholesaler: Food and Grocery industry for 2012.

Spartan distributes more than 40,000 corporate and national brand products to approximately 375 independent grocery stores in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. The company operates 96 corporate owned stores in Michigan, including Family Fare Supermarkets, Glen’s Markets, D&W Fresh Markets and VG’s Food and Pharmacy. The company’s VG brand has stores in Davison and Burton.

“We are extremely pleased to be recognized as one of the ‘World’s Most Admired Companies,’” said Dennis Eidson, Spartan’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “This achievement reflects the tremendous dedication and efforts of our associates as we strive to provide the consumer with consistent value and a quality shopping experience at our retail stores as well as provide our distribution customers a differentiated go-to-market strategy and value-added partnership.”

FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Company survey was conducted last fall among top executives, directors and securities analysts in 58 industries. A company’s overall score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be named to the list. A Spartan spokesman noted Spartan Stores was the only company in the state of Michigan in the Wholesale: Food and Grocery industry and one of eight companies in the state to make the list.

The complete list and related story appeared in the March 19 issue of FORTUNE Magazine. — P.F.


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