In brief

Department of State offices to be closed for 4th of July

LANSING — Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds residents that all offices and the Office of the Great Seal will close July 3 in observance of Independence Day. Secretary of State SUPER!Centers that normally offer Saturday hours will be closed on July 4.

The Secretary of State’s Office mails notices to motorists 45 days before their driver’s license or license plates expire to give them ample time to renew. Licenses and plates that expire on a day when state offices are closed, such as a holiday or weekend, can be renewed the following day without penalty. offers a convenient alternative for renewing license plates, driver’s licenses and state ID cards. Online license plate renewal allows customers to “print-ngo” by printing a copy of their new registration to use until their tabs arrive in the mail.

License plate tabs can also be renewed at Self-Service Stations, many of which are available around the clock. Visit the Branch Office Locator at SOS to find a Self-Service Station near you.

With the exception of holidays, offices are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Smaller offices may close for the lunch hour. On Wednesdays, most offices are open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., with those in city centers open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. PLUS offices and SUPER!Centers are open from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Wednesdays. SUPER!Centers also provide Saturday hours from 9 a.m.-noon. — G.G.

Hurley Medical Center website earns honors

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center was presented with a Silver StevieĀ® Award in the Best Interface Website Design category during The 13th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago this week. Hurley was up against Effective UI, Capitol One and the Wynn of Las Vegas. Effective UI won the Gold and the Wynn and Capitol One both received a Bronze.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations — public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. More than 200 executives worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners during a gala banquet June 22 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel.

More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, and Human Resources Department of the Year, among others. Hurley Medical Center was nominated in the Best Interface Website Design category. — G.G.

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