Staff Updates

Muskegon Lakeshore’s “Future 15”

The ‘Future 15’ are celebrated and recognized as up and coming young professionals that are making a difference along the Muskegon Lakeshore. The public is allowed to nominate anyone under age 40 who lived or worked in Muskegon County and excelled within their places of employment and in the community.  There were about 50 nominations that came in this year. There is a six-member panel that whittled down the nominees to a list of 15 up-and-coming leaders.

Kerry Halloran, supervisor and CPA, was recently named a Muskegon Lakeshore’s “Future 15”. Muskegon has a very close business community.  According to the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, this list is compiled of up and coming young professionals in the area. selection committee in Muskegon consisting of seven young professionals that were among the 2013 Future 15 award recipients, determined who this years ‘Future 15’ would be.  She was recognized at the Business After Hours Event held at the USS Submarine Museum in Muskegon on June 19. See attached flyer for more details.

2014 Future 15 Flyer 2 – Jun)

Don DeLong’s Trip to Uganda

This February, Don DeLong had the opportunity to take a trip to Uganda. This was his third trip there, as he is involved in the Gulu Uganda Country Dairy Project.  This project aims to help the people of Uganda produce quality milk and improve nutrition and build business. He spent the majority of the trip at the farm; however, he took a Gorilla trekking excursion at Gwindi National Park. Below are a few pictures from his trip. To learn more about the Gulu Uganda Country Dairy Project, we invite you to visit their Facebook page.



Brickley DeLong 5/3rd River Bank Run Team

History of the 5/3rd River Bank Run:  When Frank Cashman from the Grand Rapids Track Club approached Marty Allen, then Marketing Director for Old Kent Bank, in the mid 1970s about initiating a local road race, Allen was intrigued. Cashman worked out what he felt was the perfect distance, a 25K that started and finished in downtown Grand Rapids and Allen pledged the funding. In 1978, just over 1,000 runners took to the streets on the second Saturday of May for the first annual Old Kent River Bank Run.  In 2001, Old Kent Bank merged with 5/3rd Bank, and the race was renamed to showcase its new owner and called the 5/3rd River Bank Run.

This year, we decided to put together a 5K Team for the 5/3rd River Bank Run. There were 9 employees from Brickley DeLong that ran the 5/3rd 5K and one ambitious employee who ran the 5/3rd 25K (Patrick Mutchler).


Andrea, Anne, Paul, Sharon, Ed, Ann, Chris and Kirk

Sharon and Ann

Anne and Ann

Mark and his wife Jennifer with Ronald McDonald

Ann, Anne, Chris, and Sharon