Kid Rock given McNamara award in Michigan

By Jonathan BennettRapper Kid Rock was recently presented with the Edward H. McNamara Goodfellow of the Year Award, according to USA Today.This recognition award is presented to an individual who consistently shows their appreciation and support for Detroit. Rock is known for his philanthropic initiatives for the city, as he continues to raise money and make a difference for the children and the community of Detroit, according to the news source.Rock was presented with the aw...
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Couple selected as winners for PACE Award

By Tucker HarringtonJerry and Sue Baily were recently honored by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) with the Professional Achievement and Counseling Excellence (Pace) Clients of the Year Award, for their perseverance in continuing to pay off their large debt.The couple, who is from Jackson, Michigan, was committed to repaying their $92,000, even after Sue was out of work due to injury and Jerry had to obtain a second job just to keep afloat. Instead of filin...
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Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers win Bluegrass Award

By Jonathan BennettSteve Martin, who is most known for his writing and his comedy, is also in a Blugrass band - The Steep Canyon Rangers - which garnered the top award at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards last evening, according to the Associated Press.The Steep Canyon Rangers earned the award for Entertainer of the Year, which goes to the best band to represent the genre."It really means a lot, sort of like winning two Oscars," Martin said afterw...
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Justin Timberlake to receive eco-friendly recognition

By Tucker HarringtonIt was recently announced that singer and actor Justin Timberlake will be receiving the Futures Award during the annual Environmental Media Awards (EMAs), according to the Washington Post.Timberlake will be honored by the Environmental Media Association because of his eco-friendly golf course in Memphis, his dedication to promoting green ideals and his attempt to leave a carbon neutral footprint while he tours, according to the media outlet.The EMA Preside...
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Michelle Williams to be honored at Hollywood Film Festival

By Abigail RichardsThe Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards recently announced that they will be honoring Academy Award-nominated actress Michelle Williams with the Hollywood Actress Award."It is a privilege to honor Michelle Williams for her excellent talent and remarkable career," said Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive director of the Hollywood Film Festival.Williams will be honored for her recent performance in "Blue Valentine" and her...
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Investment management company earns prestigious award

By Tucker HarringtonInvestment management company Dealis Fund Operations was recently honored with SimCorp StrategyLab Growth Management Excellence Awards, which honors companies who acknowledge and reward the best practices within growth management worldwide.Dealis earned this honor for their work in making already successful companies grow into an even bigger company in a risky but innovative way."Dealis has successfully positioned itself as such a specialised service ...
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Offer glass awards for achievements in sports

By Tucker HarringtonThere are a number of recreational sports leagues across the country - basketball, racquetball, baseball, tennis, soccer, golf, kickball, bowling and much more. No matter what you are playing for, a trophy at the end is something to look forward to. Also, offering recognition awards to those who excel at the particular sport could also be a fantastic idea, as it can create even more competition among the people in the league.A great idea for these types of...
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Steve Blair Award announced during sales meeting at John Hancock Funds

By Tucker HarringtonIt was recently announced that John Hancock Funds, a Boston-based mutual funds business, has presented this year's Steve Blair Award to Jeff Duckworth.The award, which is given to a John Hancock Funds employee who exemplifies the same standard and qualities as the late Steve Blair when he held his position as executive vice president of the company, was given to Duckworth, who is the President of Distribution for the company.The Steve Blair Award was ...
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Hyundai recognized by motorist choice awards

By Tucker HarringtonOxnard Hyundai recently announced that the Hyundai Genesis and Elantra garnered Motorist Choice Awards this year.The awards, which are presented by Intellichoice and AutoPacific, were given to these two vehicles in the Luxury Lifestyle and Value categories. These recognition awards are given to cars that have been earned high consumer satisfaction ratings coupled with ownership costs that were less than the owners thought it would be when they originally p...
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Internet Explorer 9 Video earns OMMA Award

By Tucker HarringtonBradley and Montgomery (BaM), an independent advertising agency, was recently awarded a OMMA Award in the Best Video: Brand Integration/Product Placement category for its video for Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 launch.BaM decided to incorporate a YouTube singing sensation, Mike Tompkins, into their video, which helped it reach more individuals, as many already knew who he was. People could only access Tompkins' new videos if they downloaded the...
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