Business

From receptionist to co-owner: Sielaff flies high at Orbit Technology

IRON MOUNTAIN — Amanda Sielaff “wears a lot of hats” at Orbit Technology in Iron Mountain. Sielaff manages the service department, handles the bookkeeping and as a certified copier technician occasionally finds herself repairing machines. She was a single mom when she started at Orbit ...

US Special Delivery earns safety award

KINGSFORD — US Special Delivery recently received the Acuity Insurance Safety Award, given to businesses that are exemplary in their partnership with Acuity to help ensure a safe workplace. “US Special Delivery has always prided itself on maintaining an excellent record for workplace ...

Lamirand joins Bellin Health IM clinic

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Bellin Health Iron Mountain clinic has added pediatrician Dr. Thomas Lamirand. Lamirand has expertise in newborn and infant care; care of children with chronic medical needs; care of hospitalized children and newborns; and vaccine promotion, along with other areas of ...

Bay College offers conference for dental professionals May 17

ESCANABA — A new Bay College Dental Conference will take place from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time Friday, May 17, at the M-TEC building of Bay College in Escanaba. The conference, submitted to the Michigan Board of Dentistry for seven continuing education hours, will feature two ...

Stephens Real Estate under new ownership

IRON MOUNTAIN — Stephens Real Estate is celebrating 40 years in business with a new owner. Ryan Gordon, who joined the sales team in 2015, took ownership of the company Feb. 26, with Sally Blom and Maddy Tousignant staying on as full-time associate brokers. Jerry Stephens opened Stephens ...

Regulators OK solar projects to quadruple Wisconsin capacity

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Regulators have approved two solar farms that they say will more than quadruple Wisconsin’s solar capacity. The Public Service Commission approved the projects 2-0 last week. One farm near Two Rivers will have a 150-megawatt capacity. The other will be located in ...

Dental center offers screenings

IRON MOUNTAIN – The John Fornetti Dental Center will host a free Oral Cancer Screening Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, at the John Fornetti Dental Center, 100 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. According the American Cancer Society, about ...

Keeping a Step Ahead

IRON MOUNTAIN — For almost 15 years, Step Ahead has outfitted working men and women with the right apparel to get the job done within “a good 100-mile radius” of Iron Mountain. “We have people that come from Escanaba, Crandon, Beecher, Pembine, Sagola, Iron River,” said manager ...

United Way donation

Range Bank recently made a corporate donation to the 2019 United Way of Dickinson County campaign. Range Bank also does an annual employee campaign to benefit the United Way, which helps fund non-profit agencies that are used by over half the residents of our area.

UGL clinic in IR adds NP Bennett

IRON RIVER — Heather Bennett, a nurse practitioner, has joined the Upper Great Lakes’ Ice Lake Family Health Center in Iron River. Bennett was born and raised in Iron River. She earned a bachelor of science in nursing degree at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, followed by a master of ...

Life support class at Bay

ESCANABA — Bay College Training and Development will offer Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday at the center, 2000 N. 30th St. in Escanaba. This course is designed to teach a wide variety of health care professionals how to recognize ...

Bay to host safety conference

ESCANABA — The 19th annual Upper Michigan Safety Conference will be Friday, April 26, at Bay College in Escanaba. The full-day conference offers workplace safety and health presentations for all industries. Featured speaker is author Silouan Green, who survived a jet crash while in the U.S. ...

How not to break the bank on TV streaming services

NEW YORK (AP) — With more TV streaming services than ever before, from newcomers like Disney Plus to stalwarts like Netflix, consumers may feel the ideal viewing experience is finally at hand. Americans have, on average, three streaming video subscription services, according to a recent ...

Verso hires interim CEO

MIAMISBURG, Ohio —Verso Corp. has announced that B. Christopher DiSantis will step down as president and chief executive officer and member of the Verso Corporation board of directors effective Monday. Leslie Lederer, former chairman, interim president and CEO of Catalyst Paper Co., has ...

Solberg’s: Longtime landmark Felch supper club has new owners

FELCH TOWNSHIP — Ownership might have changed, but the name and menu will remain the same at Solberg’s Bar and Grill in Felch. Robert Smith, who grew up on Felch Mountain, officially took title of the popular supper club in northern Dickinson County about two weeks ago, after finally ...

Husing retires after more than four decades with VA system

IRON MOUNTAIN — After 43 years of federal service, Tracy Husing retired March 29 from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Husing began her VA career in February 1975 at the Cleveland VA, Brecksville Division, as a file clerk in psychology service. She also worked at ...

Niagara native wins national award for geriatric research

MADISON, Wis. — Dr. Amy Kind, associate professor of medicine-geriatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, is the American Geriatrics Society’s 2019 recipient of the AGS Thomas and Catherine Yoshikawa Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement for ...

What might be missing from your financial strategy

While the 1990s were a time of growth and prosperity, more recent economic events have reminded us of the importance of protecting what we have. Which is why it may be time to consider a product that’s often overlooked in the financial planning process: life insurance. It may not be trendy, ...

United Way contribution

LaFaive Oil Co. in Norway is donating $10,000 to the United Way of Dickinson County Inc. “We feel this is a very good charity and is good for our community,” the company said. “It is a way to help a large number of residents of our community with one donation.” From left are Donna and ...

Bay College to offer pre-robotics program

KINGSFORD — Matt Barron, vice president of Academic Affairs at Bay College and Kimberly Muller, dean of the College of Innovation and Solutions at Lake Superior State University. have signed an articulation agreement for students pursuing an associate of science degree in pre-robotics ...