In brief

Outstanding service earns national award

FLINT — Bennett Telephone Answering Service has been honored with the exclusive ATSI 2012 Award of Excellence for the second consecutive year. This award is presented annually by the Association of TeleServices International (ATSI), the industry’s trade association for providers of telecommunications and call center services including telephone answering and message delivery across North America and the UK. Bennett Telephone Answering Service was presented with the award at ATSI’s 2012 Annual Convention held at the Omni Hotel in Orlando, FL. Independent judges are contracted by ATSI to evaluate message services over a six month period. The criteria for scoring include: courtesy, response time, accuracy and overall service to their clients. If the company scores 80 percent or better in ALL categories, they are presented with the coveted ATSI Award of Excellence. The program is now in its 16th year. — G.G

Annie’s Got Her Gun … Now What?

DAVISON TWP. — Camo and Lace invites area women to “Annie’s Got Her Gun….Now What?” to be held on July 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at William’s Gunsight and Outfitters, 7389 Lapeer Rd.

Linda Scheidler, Camo and Lace member, and DNR Conservation Officer, will discuss basic instruction on basic firearms. She will also cover how to choose a firearm that is right for you, and demonstrate the various actions of firearms.

Attendees may bring their own firearm for questions, disassembling and cleaning assistance but they must be unloaded and have the firearm locked for entry into the building. No ammunition is allowed into the building. Class cost is $1 for members and $2 for nonmembers. Registration is required by July 9. Details: Call 810-223-1540 or visit or Camo and Lace on Facebook. — G.G.

Caring Community Credit Unions

GENESEE COUNTY — The 3rd Annual Caring Cummunity Credit Unions Campaign runs through June 29 at several credit unions throughout Michigan.

Recognizing that “Hunger Does Not Take a Vacation,” credit unions across the state are teaming up with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (FBEM) to help fight hunger in the community.

Eleven credit unions in the FBEM service area have stepped forward to help their neighbors in need. Each participating credit union is coming up with creative ideas and fun competition among branches, staff and members to generate donations. For every $1 donated, six meals can be provided to help feed the hungry.

Details: Call 810-396-0217. — G.G.

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