Business

JAMES BRUNER

Bruner named project manager at J. Carey Inc.

CHANNING — James “Bruno” Bruner has joined the staff at J. Carey Inc. of Channing as their new project manager. Bruner has more than 20 years of experience as an arborist and has performed safety and assistant superintendent roles on numerous projects across the country. These ...

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VAMC retirement

After 10 years of federal service, Bessie King-Brightman of Iron Mountain retired from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. King-Brightman, right, received her retirement certificate from Andrea Collins, left, associate director for nursing and patient care. ...

Northern Initiatives makes 1,000th business loan

MARQUETTE — Northern Initiatives has closed its 1,000th loan. This mission-based small business lender was founded by Northern Michigan University in 1992 and began small business lending in 1994, with the aim of building more diverse and resilient rural communities. Reaching this level ...

Agricultural, food processing grant proposals due by Nov. 7

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development is now accepting proposals for a competitive grant program aimed at helping promote and enhance Michigan's $101.2 billion food and agriculture industry. The Value-Added Grant Program is intended to help expand ...

Put financial affairs in order after loss of spouse

BY MARC MOGAN The passing of a spouse can take a heavy emotional toll on anyone. Especially early on, newly bereaved widows or widowers may find it difficult to get through each day, much less focus on items that involve paperwork and investments. But, while everyone grieves differently ...

Registration now open for financial literacy summit

MADISON — Registration is now open for the seventh annual Wisconsin Summit on Financial Literacy to be held Oct. 13, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The conference is geared toward supporting K-12 teachers, community outreach educators, and workplace professionals who have an interest in ...

Artist picked to improve park in Marquette

MARQUETTE (AP) — An architect and sculpture artist has been selected to create a seating area and entranceway for the Father Marquette Park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Ryan Brayak of Escanaba was chosen from nine submissions to complete the $30,000 project in Marquette, The Mining ...

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The Norway Veterinary Clinic has opened at 1105 Seventh Ave., available to provide services Monday through Thursday. Staff at the new clinic includes, from left, Anne Hicks, receptionist; Rebecca Rock, veterinary technician; Laura Johnson, veterinary assistant; and Dr. Jordan Hughey, veterinarian. The state-of-the-art facility is a companion to the Iron Mountain Animal Hospital.

Norway Veterinary Clinic opens

NORWAY — The Norway Veterinary Clinic is now open at 1105 Seventh Ave. in Norway as part of the long-standing Iron Mountain Animal Hospital that has been serving the area since 1972. Making the announcement about the new clinic, Dr. Brian Scott and his wife, Michelle, as well as the entire ...

Beginning farmers workshop in Escanaba

ESCANABA — A workshop designed for beginning farmers to provide an introduction for working with U.S. Department of Agriculture to access Farm Bill programs will be 4 to 7 p.m. Eastern time Friday at the Delta County MSU Extension Office, 2840 College Ave. in Escanaba. Special programs for ...

New York tabloid sold to Tronc

NEW YORK (AP) — The owner of two of the country’s largest newspapers has purchased the Daily News, a New York tabloid famous for generations of hard-punching reporting and irreverent headlines but that has struggled recently to find its place in the digital age. Chicago-based Tronc Inc., ...

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Service recognized

Char Liebergen Photo Kerry Grippen, left, and Charles Aichner were recently honored by Forward Financial Credit Union for their many years of service to the credit union and its members. Grippen was recognized for his 40 years of service on the board of directors and Aichner who has been a ...

Tourism workshops in Iron River, Marquette

IRON RIVER — Understanding Tourism for Michigan Communities is a free workshop that will be offered in Iron River on Sept. 7, and in Marquette on Oct. 4, sponsored by the Michigan Tourism Strategic Plan 2012-2017. The workshop targets elected officials, organizations, businesses and ...

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Campaign support

State Farm insurance agent Jon Lasater, left, and his staff display their banner level support for the recently completed YMCA annual campaign which provides scholarship opportunities to ensure that all are provided an opportunity for health and wellness. The YMCA once again exceeded their ...

KEN SEAVOY

Seavoy included in edition of Best Lawyers in America

MARQUETTE — Attorney Kenneth J. Seavoy has been selected by his peers to be included in the 2018 edition of the Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of trusts and estates. Seavoy is a shareholder in the Marquette law firm of Kendricks, Bordeau, Adamini, Greenlee & Keefe, P.C. ...

Keys to having successful financial conversations when you’re engaged

While money is a leading cause of marital strife, a recent Ameriprise study found that nearly seven in ten couples say they have good financial communication. Before wedding planning kicks into high gear, make conversations about your finances a priority. Taking the time today to talk through ...

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Employees donate

The staff members at BOSS Snowplow in Iron Mountain recently donated several pounds of can tabs to the Dickinson County Hospital Foundation in support of the Operation Heartbeat program, which provides for the purchase and maintenance of AEDs and defibrillators in the area. Shown, from left, ...

DR. JOHN BIRGIOLAS

Pain awareness seminar with Dr. Birgiolas Sept. 19

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dr. John Birgiolas, a board-certified pain medicine physician at Spine Pain Diagnostics Associates, will be the featured speaker at a Pain Awareness Seminar at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Forward Financial Community Room. During the seminar, Birgiolas will talk about the ...

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Anniversary winners

The grand prize winner from the Sunshine Travel & Tours 20-year anniversary drawing was Krystal DeWitt, left, shown here accepting her two charter air seats on Funjet Vacations to Mexico or Jamaica from Michelle Valeski, owner of the business. Other prize winners were Holly Wahlstrom, a ...

Frankenmuth recognizes Miller Agency partnership

FRANKENMUTH — At its recent executive/agency round table meeting, Frankenmuth Insurance recognized The Miller Agency of Iron Mountain, as a Preferred Partner for 2016. This distinction is awarded to independent agencies who’ve demonstrated commitment to providing exceptional service, ...