In brief

Getting it right

A brief about Chris McDonald of Designworks Advertising in Grand Blanc on July 5 should have said he was named American Advertising Federation District 6 Governor.— G.G.

Mannor receives accreditation

GRAND BLANC — Patrick Mannor of Michigan Estate Planning Law Center in Grand Blanc received Accreditation by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of General Council.

Mannor is one of only 10 non-attorney “Accredited Agents” in the state of Michigan, and is one of just two such agents in Genesee County.

An Accredited Agent must establish he or she is of good character and reputation, is qualified to render valuable assistance to veterans, and is otherwise competent to advise and assist veterans in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of their claim before The Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Code of Federal Regulations stipulates that no individual may assist Veterans in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for VA benefits unless he or she has first been accredited by The Department of Veterans Affairs for such purposes.

Mannor works with two Accredited Attorneys at Michigan EPLC. Managing Attorney Robert Mannor (Patrick’s brother) and Attorney Jennifer Ackroyd-Fabris are both accredited with the VA as well. They have offices in Grand Blanc, Farmington Hills, and Saginaw.

Details: Call 800-990-6030. — G.G.

AARP taking nominations for social change award

GENESEE COUNTY — AARP Michigan is accepting nominations for the second annual Stephen J. Gools Award, to be given each year to those who have helped to bring about positive social change in the state.

The award honors the life of Steve Gools, former state director of AARP Michigan, who died in 2011. Gools was a man who cared deeply and had a strong passion for improving the lives of others — especially those who were unable to do so alone.

“Steve was dedicated to helping those who could not help themselves,” said Jacqueline Morrison, state director of AARP Michigan. “We’re looking for nominees who would carry on that legacy.”

Last year’s winner was Kim Hodge for her Michigan Alliance of TimeBanks, a service exchange network that features neighbors helping neighbors

Award criteria includes:

• Nominees can be an individual, couple, group or non-profit organization in Michigan and must be at least 18 years of age.

• Nominees must reside in Michigan.

• The work applicants are being nominated for must result in positive social change within the state.

For nomination forms or more information, visit or contact Karen Kafantaris at AARP Michigan at 517-267-8916. Nominations must be received by AARP Michigan by Aug. 31. — G.G.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *