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City of Croswell Santa Parade

F&V is showing their support for the City of Croswell by sponsoring their 2019 Santa Parade. The parade is being held on Saturday, November 30th at 6:00pm. The event will feature a downtown family stroll, the parade, bridge lighting, visits … Continued

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Village of Howard City 2019 Adopt-a-Pole

F&V is happy to help the Village of Howard City celebrate this festive time of year by  adopting two poles for their 2019 Adopt-a-Pole Christmas Decoration Program.

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3rd Annual Giving Wednesday

F&V is proud to support Toys for Tots, FISH of Grand Blanc, Lighthouse, SPCA Southwest Michigan, and the American Red Cross during this season of giving. Check out how our employees raised money for these organizations during our third annual … Continued

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Traverse City Helps Move Library

A half dozen Traverse City F&V volunteers lent a hand last Thursday with building bookshelves in preparation for Saturday’s grand opening of the new Springville Township Community Center and Library in the Village of Mesick. The new spacious library, about … Continued

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Kindle Your Christmas Spirit 2019

F&V is a proud sponsor of the horse carriage rides at the 2019 Kindle Your Christmas Spirit! The event will be hosted on December 5, 2019 from 6:00-9:00pm in Berrien Springs, MI. Admission is free and there are tons of … Continued

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2020 Flannel & Furs Fundraiser

F&V is sponsoring and supporting the 2020 Flannel & Furs Fundraiser for the LAFF Pathways. F&V is currently designing a trail portion in Argentine Township. Come out and join us January 29, 2020, for a fun event!

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Hudsonville Community Build: Hughes Park Playground

F&V Senior Associate Don and his wife volunteered for the City of Hudsonville’s Community Build day to help the community build the new accessible playground at Hughes Park. It is important for all children to have a variety of sensory … Continued

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

F&V is proud to support our F&V Women’s Network members as they walk with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer this Saturday, October 19th,  to find a cure to end breast cancer. Donate towards their team: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/FVWomensNetwork 

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Berrien County Youth Fair

F&V and FVOP area proud sponsors and supporters for the Berrien County Youth Fair.

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Benefit Barrel Race Memorial

F&V is a proud sponsor of the Benefit Barrel Memorial Race honoring Vicki Van Velsen and family.

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Grand Blanc Varsity Hockey

F&V is a proud sponsor and support of the Grand Blanc Varsity Hockey team.

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Grand Rapids Sport and Social Club

F&V is proud to sponsor an F&V-staffed kickball team for the fourth year in a row with the Grand Rapids Sport and Social Club.

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Freeland Arts in the Park

F&V is a proud sponsor and supporter of the Freeland Arts in the Park.

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Tawas Football Alumni Golf Outing Sponsorship

F&V and FVOP are proud sponsors of the Tawas Football Alumni Golf Outing. The event helps maintain their annual $1,000 scholarship fund and also help buy football equipment for the kids.

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AuSable River Canoe Marathon

F&V’s sister company FVOP is a proud sponsor of the 2019 AuSable River Canoe Marathon. Good luck everyone!

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Greater Farmington Area Founders Festival 5K Color Run

Staff from our Farmington Hills office participated in the Greater Farmington Area Founders Festival 5k color run this Saturday. It benefited local charities and supported both the city of Farmington and Farmington Hills.

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Music in the Park – Oshtemo

F&V is a proud sponsor of Oshtemo’s Music in the Park. Check out the schedule on their website.

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Allendale Fireworks

F&V is proud to be a sponsor of Allendale Charter Township’s 2019 Fourth of July Celebration!

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City of Dowagiac Fireworks

F&V and FVOP is proud to donate to the Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac for their Independence Day fireworks.

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Dunk A Department Head For Charity

On June 12th, we opened our office to family and friends for a cook-out, tours of our new facility, and a ‘Dunk A Department Head for Charity’ fundraising event. Five Department Heads took a seat in the dunk tank to … Continued

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Cruisin for a Cause

F&V and FVOP are proud sponsors of Cruisin for a Cause.

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Hungerford Nichols blood drive

Several F&V staff participated in the Hungerford Nichols blood drive yesterday. Each pint of blood can help save up to three lives

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Park Clean Up – Oshtemo

At F&V, we believe in giving back to the communities we work in. Our Kalamazoo office spent the afternoon cleaning flower beds, weeding, and mulching at Flesher Field Park in Oshtemo Township.

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Intelligent Transportation Society of America

Last Friday, several of our Farmington Hills staff participated in Intelligent Transportation Society of Michigan (Intelligent Transportation Society of America) 1st Annual Scholarship Fundraising Bowling Tournament at the Perfect Game. Staff enjoyed a great evening of bowling, networking, and, of … Continued

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Degage Ministries Open Door Open Hearts

Several ladies from F&V’s Women’s Network attended Degage Ministries’s Open Door Open Hearts event, which aims to help raise and create safe places for homeless women and families.

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Blood Center of Michigan

Traverse City staff answered the emergency call for blood Thursday by each giving a pint at the Elks Club Lodge. Each donation can save three lives. Versiti Inc. Blood Center of Michigan staff drew the blood. The Blood Center announced … Continued

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2019 Indiana Regional Future City Competition

Shout out to F&V’s Jay Stankiewickz who volunteered this Saturday to judge the 2019 Indiana Regional Future City Competition! The Future City Competition gives 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students the opportunity to imagine, research, design, and build cities of … Continued

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Adopt-a-Family 2018

‘Tis the season of giving and perpetual hope. F&V is proud of staff’s giving spirit this holiday season by supporting several wonderful causes. Several of our offices adopted families for the holidays from United Way Heart of West Michigan and … Continued

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No Shave November

No Shave November was a hair raising success! Over $2,000 and a lot of awareness were raised during the month of November. Many cancer patients lose their hair, so we’re proud of our staff for embracing their hair to support … Continued

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100,000 Thank Yous

F&V is proud to support the 100,000 Thank Yous campaign. Staff got crafty over lunch and made over 160 cards to thank the troops! The cards will be delivered overseas to the troops to brighten their day and let them … Continued

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2nd Annual Spirit Week, Day 3

F&V staffers showed off their crazy socks and giving spirit for our “Giving Wednesday” charity raffle. Each donation gave staffers a chance to win cool gift cards, live up to our culture principle of “we care and help give back … Continued

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Ayden Project

For the second year, F&V is proud to partner with the Ayden Project to collect blankets for the homeless in Grand Rapids. Big thanks to staff and our friends at Ricoh for your generous donations because as Ayden would say, … Continued

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SWIM – CPU Build

This week, F&V staff in Grand Rapids partnered with SWIM to help produce 30 Chlorine Producing Units (CPUs). The CPUs will be distributed in places such as India, Nicaragua, Liberia, and Hati to help provide clean water for their residents. … Continued

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Stuff the Bus 2018

It’s a great day to ‘Stuff the Bus’ with the Heart of West Michigan United Way! The school supplies raised will ensure that local students start their new school on the right foot. Thanks to F&V staff and our friends … Continued

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Grand Rapids Sport and Social Club

F&V is proud to sponsor an F&V-staffed kickball team for the third year in a row with the Grand Rapids Sport and Social Club.

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SWIM – CPU Build

F&V staffer, Rich Grant, took S.W.I.M (Safe Water International Ministries) on the road for #EarthDay to help Traverse City staff assemble another 30 CPUs! Water and environmental sustainability go hand-in-hand. Over one billion people worldwide are fighting for basic access to water and … Continued

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Adopt-a-Family 2017

F&V offices donated many gifts for local children in need this Christmas! Grand Blanc and Farmington Hills united to support Fish of Grand Blanc and Adopt A Family for the holiday season. Grand Rapids also adopted a family through the Heart of … Continued

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F&V Culture: Spirit Week, Day 3

At F&V, “We do care and help others in our communities and at work.” That’s why this 3rd day of Spirit Week, in support of promoting F&V’s culture, and upcoming holiday season, our offices have found local charities and families … Continued

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SWIM – CPU Build

S.W.I.M (Safe Water International Ministries) ambassador KC Gilchrist visited F&V headquarters in Grand Rapids today to thank two dozen F&V volunteers who built 50 CPUs (Chlorine Producing Units) that were distributed to villages in Nepal, Uganda, Kenya, Congo, Haiti and … Continued

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Ayden Project

F&V staff joined in the Ayden Project to donate blankets because “everyone deserves to be warm.” Over 700 blankets were distributed to those in need. One F&V staffer said, “It was truly a blessing to witness the joy on the faces of … Continued

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School Supply Santa

F&V staff in Grand Rapids volunteered to help School Supply Santa, with sorting, counting and bagging a wide variety of donated school supplies. “When I heard that children are going back to school without the necessary supplies, it really touched my … Continued

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Stuff the Bus 2017

Stuff the Bus Success! Much-needed school supplies for elementary and middle school students in Kent County were picked up at F&V’s headquarters on Tuesday morning as part of the annual Stuff the Bus collection drive, sponsored by Heart of West Michigan … Continued

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Pioneer Days – Croswell

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out City of Croswell’s Pioneer Days for crafts, cars, cardboard boat races, contests and more this Friday and Saturday! F&V is proud to support this wonderful community event.

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Grand Rapids Sport and Social Club

F&V is proud to sponsor an F&V-staffed kickball team for the second year in a row with the Grand Rapids Sport and Social Club.

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Goodwill Northern Michigan – Run for Shelter

A dozen F&V staff and family members ran for shelter Saturday to support Goodwill Northern Michigan in Traverse City. The non-profit organization, which offers programs and services that support the basic needs including the Goodwill Inn, hosted the 5K Run/Walk for … Continued

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F&V helps sponsor “No Water, No Beer” event

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA) hosted a night of celebrating the value of water last Thursday at Founder’s. The “No Water, No Beer” event, which was attended by leaders in engineering and … Continued

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2017 Pioneer Group Chamber Open Sponsorship

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Yesterday was a wonderful day for golfing at the 2017 Pioneer Group Chamber Open! F&V is proud to have sponsored a hole and see the City of Big Rapids take a break from the green to pose with our sign

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2017 Pioneer Group Chamber Open!

Yesterday was a wonderful day for golfing at the 2017 Pioneer Group Chamber Open! F&V is proud to have sponsored a hole and see the City of Big Rapids take a break from the green to pose with our sign.

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Humane Society of West Michigan

F&V staff fell into “Puppy Love” for our February Fundraiser for the Humane Society of West Michigan. Staff donated food, toys, blankets, paper towel and other essential cat and dog supplies in order to help “promote the humane treatment and responsible … Continued

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Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

F&V staff in Grand Blanc volunteer to sort through donated food and non-food items to help those in need through via the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The food bank is a network of over 415 non-profit food providers, who together, … Continued

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Focus on Ferals

Feral and stray cats and kittens need love, and F&V staff are helping them receive it through volunteer efforts with Focus on Ferals. With a mission to treat all cats with the respect and compassion they deserve, volunteers feed, clean and … Continued

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Father Fred Foundation

F&V’s Traverse City Office and their #Socktober donation drive was a perfect match! They raised more than $150 in socks and toiletries for the needy families of Father Fred Foundation to bundle up for a warm, healthy winter.

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Habitat for Humanity of Kent County

Habitat for Humanity of Kent County helps families attain the dream of homeownership. F&V staff recently helped with construction of a Kent County home, including a shed for the backyard!

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West Michigan AWMA Scholarship

The West Michigan Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association (WM-AWMA) is pleased to announce the availability of up to four individual scholarships, each in the amount of $2,500, to be awarded to selected college juniors, seniors, and graduate … Continued

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ICCF Inner City Christian Federation

F&V Grand Rapids staff, along with the help of Ricoh USA & The Phelps Group, fell head over heels for our Socktober donation drive. Staff donated plenty of socks, canned goods, non-perishable items and hygiene products for homeless families at ICCF Inner City … Continued

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Stuff the Bus 2016

The students of William C Abney Academy will be heading back to school in style with an abundance of school supplies and backpacks. F&V teamed with our neighbors at Ricoh to donate school supplies so WCAA K-8th graders will have everything they’ll need for … Continued

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Mid-Michigan Honor Flight

Yesterday F&V staff served as a guardian to a World War II Veteran through Mid-Michigan Honor Flight. Guardians provided care and safety to 63 Veterans for a trip of a lifetime from Lansing to Washington DC to tour many of … Continued

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Portland Downtown Block Party

We’re proud sponsors of the Portland Downtown Block Party! happening next week. Do you have your calendar marked? For more information on the event check out their website: http://portlandmainstreet.org/ho…/2016-downtown-block-party/

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Feed My Starving Children

F&V staff have been volunteering the last four years to package life-saving meals to people who need them worldwide, through the Feed My Starving Children MobilePackTM event held at Bella Vista Church in Rockford. The meals consist of protein, vegetables, soy and … Continued

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Calvinist Cadet Corps

F&V staff volunteer efforts include counseling youth twice a month in the Calvinist Cadet Corps program at a local church. The ministry program helps boys in grades 2-8 grow in faith through Bible lessons while developing new skills. Activities range … Continued

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Operation Santa Claus

The holidays bring out the best in all of us! For the past few years, F&V staff has volunteered with Operation Santa Claus Grand Rapids, Michigan. Kids put together their holiday wish list and volunteer “shoppers” go out to make … Continued

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F&V Wraps up Food Drives

That’s a wrap! Today marked the end of our food drives in Grand Rapids and Traverse City. Hundreds of pounds of food items, personal items and cash were collected to be donated to either Mel Trotter Ministries or the Father Fred … Continued

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Food Drives

That’s a wrap! Today marked the end of our food drives in Grand Rapids and Traverse City. Hundreds of pounds of food items, personal items and cash were collected to be donated to either Mel Trotter Ministries or the Father Fred Foundation.Thank you … Continued

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Pee Wee Flint Jr Firebirds 

F&V’s volunteer efforts hit the ice as an assistant coach and team manager for the Pee Wee Flint Jr Firebirds A hockey team. The sixth-year volunteer says it’s all about sharing the love of the game

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Port Austin Reef Light House Association

Over the past two summers, F&V staff took their volunteer efforts up to the Thumb to assist with the restoration of the Port Austin Reef Light House Association. Providing manual labor to replace glass panes in the optical room and … Continued

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Portland’s New Pavilion on the Horizon

Portland residents will soon have another source of pride with the completion of the Red Mill Pavilion. Located on North Water Street, the timber-framed pavilion is a two year labor of love and will soon be home to Portland’s Farmers … Continued

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F&V Sponsors Fourth Annual “Wine the Walk” – Portland, MI

Portland Main Street’s fourth annual “Wine the Walk” on Saturday, Aug. 16, in downtown Portland was a rousing success. With an estimated crowd of over 500 people once again attending, this event brought energy and enthusiasm to the downtown Portland … Continued