Business

IMKCFCU awards four scholarships to 2018 grads

KINGSFORD — The Iron Mountain Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union in Kingsford has awarded $500 scholarships to four recent high school graduates in the area. The scholarships were established in 2012 to honor outstanding students at their respective schools. The recipients ...

Ryan receives teaching award from Michigan State University

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dr. Adam Ryan of Dickinson County Healthcare System recently was presented with the Michigan State University Excellence in Teaching Award. The MSU College of Human Science’s Class of 2018 chose Ryan for the award in appreciation and recognition of his dedication and ...

FireBrick now open at Young’s

IRON RIVER — Young’s new pub-style restaurant, FireBrick Bar & Grill, had its grand opening earlier in June. This is the first time in almost 10 years Young’s has offered full-service dining, with a new menu created by Executive Chef Kevin Amelio. The opening marks a milestone in ...

Cattlemen’s Summer Round-Up coming to Escanaba

ESCANABA — Cattle producers will gather in Escanaba on Friday and Saturday for the annual Michigan Cattlemen’s Association Summer Round-Up. The event is hosted by local cattle producers as an opportunity to learn and network. A pre-event reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at ...

Planning for retirement when you don’t have kids

Couples who don’t have children tend to have more financial flexibility to pursue their own goals throughout life and in retirement. But this flexibility doesn’t mean they don’t need to manage their future financial, health and legacy needs. If you are child-free and preparing for ...

BOSS employees tapped for Everyday Hero Award

IRON MOUNTAIN — BOSS Snowplow employees Val and Korey Carlson recently were recognized with the Everyday Hero Award from The Toro Company for their many volunteer hours logged with the Goodman-Armstrong Creek Rescue Squad in Wisconsin. Since 2005, the Everyday Hero Award has recognized ...

Family nurse practitioner Opsahl joins UP Health clinic

KINGSFORD — Linda Opsahl, a longtime family nurse practitioner in the area, has taken her talents to the UP Health System-Kingsford Family Medicine Clinic. “I’m too young to stop working,” Opsahl said, “and I really love what I do.” Opsahl has been in nursing for 45 years, with ...

Four ways to boost the impact of personal charitable giving

If philanthropy is part of your financial strategy, you may want to think outside of the box and look for methods of giving that go beyond traditional monetary donations. Recent changes in the tax landscape may also be a reason to take another look at how you give financially. Here are four ...

Baer promoted to president of Lasco

MARQUETTE —Robert Baer has had the interim tag taken off his title, becoming president of Lasco Inc. as of June 1. Baer started his 22-year career at Lasco as a computer operator while still in high school and then attending Northern Michigan University. In 2003, he was selected to be ...

Shepich joins Aspirus Iron River

IRON RIVER — Iron County native Dr. Sharon Shepich has been added to the team of family practice providers at Aspirus Iron River Hospital and Clinics. Shepich will practice at both the Crystal Falls and Iron River clinics. She has more than 20 years of family medicine experience. She has ...

Toxic heavy metals found near sand mine spill

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has found elevated levels of toxic heavy metals, including arsenic, in the wake of a frac sand mine spill that sent millions of gallons of sludge into a Trempealeau River tributary near Whitehall in western Wisconsin.

Wisconsin may get $150M soybean crushing facility

WAUPUN, Wis. (AP) — Developers plan to build a $150 million soybean processing plant at an industrial park in eastern Wisconsin. Waupun officials announced the project developed by the Wisconsin Soybean Crushing Plant in a news release Wednesday, The Daily Citizen reported . Crushing ...

UPHP taps Bicigo as operating officer

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Health Plan has named Melanie Bicigo as its chief operating officer. Long-time UPHP President and CEO Dennis Smith announced his retirement late last year, effective July 1, starting a series of moves at UPHP. Melissa Holmquist was named Smith’s successor as ...

Aspirus to sponsor Iron County farmers markets

IRON RIVER — Aspirus Iron River Hospital and Clinics will partner with the Iron County Farmers Market for the summer season. Aspirus will sponsor the markets in Crystal Falls and in Iron River. As an advocate for health and wellness, Aspirus recognizes the importance of eating healthy, ...

BNI Mining for Business joins Chamber

IRON MOUNTAIN — Operating locally since 2014, BNI Mining for Business is an international network with local businesses in each chapter. Current membership is about 15 for a weekly networking meeting with the purpose of giving and receiving referrals. “Our guests are always impressed ...

New laws establish Michigan Craft Beverage Council

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed House Bill 4667 and Senate Bill 440, which will change the name of the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council to the Michigan Craft Beverage Council. The bills also will expand the council to include Michigan wine, beer, hard cider and spirits. The ...

McCoy Group acquires John Deere locations from Nortrax

Dubuque, Iowa — McCoy Group, Inc. a family-owned company based in Dubuque, is expanding its business base with the purchase of seven John Deere Construction and Forestry stores serving the Upper Peninsula, northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. The acquisitions from Nortrax Inc. takes ...

Galaxy Detailing specializes in cleaning

IRON MOUNTAIN —The Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance Ambassadors recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for new member Galaxy Detailing at 212 Woodward Ave. in Iron Mountain. Owned and operated since 2014 by Troy LaFave, Galaxy Detailing specializes in exterior services such as hand ...

Hospital Week honors at DCHS

During National Hospital Week earlier this month, Dickinson County Healthcare System honored its employees with a special annual banquet at Mike’s On Main in Norway.

Dagenais chosen as Bay College Distinguished Alumnus for 2018

ESCANABA — Mike Dagenais has been recognized as the Bay College Distinguished Alumnus for 2018 by the college’s Alumni Association. A Delta County native, Dagenais graduated from Escanaba High School in 1978 and earned an associate in arts degree from Bay College in 1981. Dagenais has ...