Category: Associate Members

Associate Member Highlight: The Michigan Association of School Boards

The Michigan Association of School Boards is a voluntary, nonprofit association of local and intermediate boards of education located throughout the State of Michigan.  Their membership is comprised of 600+ boards of education, representing nearly all public school districts in the state. MASB was officially organized in 1949 to advance the quality of public education in… read more

Associate Member Highlight: The Lyman & Sheets Insurance Agency

The Lyman & Sheets Insurance Agency was formed in 1874 by the state’s first insurance commissioner and is a full service insurance firm offering property, general liability, workers’ compensation, builder’s risk, auto, crime, directors & officers liability, professional liability, special event liability, international exposures, fiduciary liability, kidnap and ransom and employee benefits among other insurance… read more

Associate Member Highlight: Speedy Spots

After graduating from Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts (now known as “Specs Howard School of Media Arts”) in Southfield and Siena Heights University in Adrian, Chelsea native Jeff Van Riper spent several years at television and radio stations in Escanaba, Suburban Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Jackson and Alpena. In 1998, Jeff discovered a service niche… read more

Associate Member Highlight: VetBiz Central

VetBiz Central is a non-profit organziation assisting veterans since 2005, serving Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.  The organization helps veterans, active duty, guard, and reserve members in the formation and expansion of their businesses. Services provided include: Entrepreneurial Training and Counseling Networking Opportunities Mentoring Programs and Activities Advocacy Services Procurement Counseling On November 10, 2016, VetBiz… read more

Associate Member Highlight: Good Shepherd Catholic Radio

Good Shepherd Catholic Radio – A Brief History By: Doug Shumard, Good Shepherd Catholic Radio In 1997 there were five Catholic Radio stations in the United States. That number increased to 94 stations in 2005, and to 167 stations on 2010. Catholic Radio in the Jackson-Lansing area began with a meeting of 16 Jackson residents in the spring… read more

Associate Member Spotlight: The Lyman & Sheets Insurance Agency

The Lyman & Sheets Insurance Agency’s early beginnings date back to 1874 when the state’s first insurance commissioner created an insurance agency to serve the needs of the citizens. Today, the Lyman & Sheets Agency is a full-service insurance firm offering property, general liability, workers’ compensation, builder’s risk, auto, crime, directors and officers liability, professional liability,… read more

Associate Member Highlight: Radio Music License Committee (RMLC)

The Radio Music License Committee (“RMLC”) represents the interests of the commercial radio industry (some 10,000 commercial radio stations) on music licensing matters. It is structured as a 501(c)(6) non-profit Tennessee corporation based in Nashville. Its Directors, who volunteer to serve without compensation, reflect a diverse group of station owners and management. The RMLC’s staff… read more

Associate Member Highlight: Comrex

Comrex – Fun Facts: Comrex was founded in 1961. Our first product, designed by Comrex founder John Cheney, was a wireless microphone for use in live television news broadcasts. Since then, we’ve developed state-of-the-art equipment to meet a variety of broadcasting needs. From telephone couplers and hybrids, to POTS and ISDN codecs, to IP-based talk… read more

The Yaffe Group

Associate Member Highlight: The Yaffe Group

By: Mike McClure, Creative Director at The Yaffe Group Our founder, Fred Yaffe, helped Little Caesar’s come up with the “Pizza Pizza” concept. Over half of our staff has been here for more than 10 years, and the majority of them have been here for more than 20 years. Tired of seeing the best advertising… read more