WARREN, Mich., January 18, 2013 – Celebrating the life and vision of its late founder Sam Cupp, who passed away unexpectedly last June, Winning Futures will honor two local professionals and a local company for their impact on business and their communities during the organization’s annual Corks and Forks event on Feb. 9. Winning Futures CEO Kristina Marshall made the announcement.
“We will be honoring T. Michael Ansley, President and CEO of Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc., and Linda Orlans, CEO of eTitle Agency and SRG Global,” said Marshall. “They are shining examples of Sam’s love of business and passion for giving back.”
T. Michael Ansley opened his first Buffalo Wild Wings (BWW) location in Michigan in 1999. Today, Ansley operates 45 Buffalo Wild Wings and Bagger Dave’s restaurants in Michigan, Florida, Illinois and Indiana. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Restaurant Association.
A respected attorney, entrepreneur, public speaker and community leader, Linda Orlans is a lifelong resident of Michigan. She has built a successful enterprise of companies that includes Orlans Associates, PC; eTitle Agency, Inc.; Orlans Moran, PLLC; Gross Polowy Orlans, LLC; and Atlantic Law Group, LLC.
In honor of their corporate commitment to the community, SRG Global, a Guardian Industries company, is receiving Winning Futures’ Company of the Year Award. SRG Global is a global leader in coated plastic parts for the automotive, commercial transportation and household appliance industries.
Ansley, Orlans and SRG will receive their awards at a special reception preceding Winning Futures’ Corks and Forks charity wine tasting event on Feb. 9, 2013. The reception begins at 5 p.m. at The Reserve at Big Rock Chop House in Birmingham, Mich. Tickets are still available for $150 and include admittance to the Corks and Forks VIP Pre-Party as well as general admission to the event. The event will include more than 40 wines, martinis, a strolling dinner and dancing. For more information or to buy tickets call 586-294-8449 or click here.
Winning Futures is an award winning nonprofit organization that makes a difference in the lives of young people by offering school-based mentoring programs and workshops for middle school and high school students in Southeast Michigan. Its programs focus on the life skills of character value identification, goal setting, career preparation, and strategic planning. Founded in 1994 by entrepreneur Sam Cupp, Winning Futures now partners with organizations throughout the country to implement our life skills workbooks and activities. For more information, visit www.winningfutures.org or call 586-294-8449.