In brief

Yeo & Yeo promotes Ziola

FLINT — Yeo & Yeo, CPAs announces Ashley Ziola has been promoted to the position of Staff Accountant.

Ziola provides audit services in the firm’s Flint office. She is completing a bachelor of business administration from The University of Michigan-Flint, majoring in accounting and finance.

She is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ziola is also a member of the Genesee Regional Young Professionals.— G.G.

Tapco Group partners with Habitat for Humanity

FLINT — In just one week, a brand new affordable home will be built for a hardworking Flint family as the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity, professional home builder volunteers and building material donors including the Wixom, MI-based Tapco Group® come together this week.

The Flint home is part of a national Habitat for Humanity Home Builders Blitz goal to build 250 homes across 25 states. The goal for this sustainable, energy-efficient home is to be among the first Energy Star 3.0 rated homes in the Midwest. Envy Homes and Obertein Construction are leading the Flint Blitz build, with many more local building professionals volunteering skilled labor for all facets of the rapid-fire project.

In a survey of Habitat homeowners, prior to buying their affordable Habitat home, just 31 percent took part in “green” efforts; the number rose to 71 percent once the owners moved into their homes.

Nationally, the Builders Blitz will bring the total to more than 1,000 houses built or renovated through a trio of national Habitat Home Builders Blitz events. In 2006, 722 homes were completed in the inaugural event, and 263 homes in 2008.

For information, to donate or to volunteer, visit — G.G.

King Par to hold benefit for Whaley Center

— King Par LLC has announced the 2nd annual King Par Classic for the benefit of Whaley Children’s Center. The event will be held on June 25, at Warwick Hills Country Club in Grand Blanc.

This exceptional golf venue was the site of the PGA Tour Buick Open for 50 years. Now, many in the community will experience this pristine course while benefiting the worthy cause of Whaley Children’s Center.

This year’s event will differ from last year’s event in that there will be two separate tee times held on the same day. There will be a four person scramble in the morning with breakfast and lunch provided and awards going to the top men’s, women’s and mixed teams, and then an afternoon Pro/Am with lunch and a dinner featuring Celebrity Guest Host Mickey Redmond.

King Par is continuing to accept donations and corporate sponsorships, with levels ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 for major sponsorships and $300 for hole sponsorships. Major sponsors currently include Patsy Lou Williamson, Colston Financial, Orion Energy Systems, and King Par LLC.

Registration is currently open while spots last. The entry fee is $300 per player for the morning scramble, and $450 per play for the afternoon Pro/Am Event.

Details: Go to or call 888-502-GOLF.— G.G.

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