Business

Messersmith Manufacturing saluted by Michigan Celebrates Small Business

BARK RIVER — Messersmith Manufacturing Inc. of Bark River has been selected as a Michigan Top 50 Company to Watch in 2018. Messersmith Manufacturing is a leader in the biomass boiler system industry. Out of its facility in Bark River, Messersmith designs and manufactures industrial ...

ServSafe class offered

IRON RIVER—Michigan State University Extension will be offering a ServSafe class in Iron River to educate food service managers about food safety practices. Training classes are taught by MSU Extension educators who are certified instructors and exam proctors through the National ...

Stephenson Bank eBranch

Stephenson National Bank & Trust hosted a grand opening celebration at its newly renovated eBranch located inside Witt’s Piggly Wiggly in Crivitz, Wis. From left, are Mike Parnon of BrandPoint Design; Greg Salmen SNBT; Daniel Peterson SNBT president and CEO; Becca Witt, Nick Witt, Bob and ...

Adam new loan officer at IMKCFCU

KINGSFORD — Iron Mountain Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union recently promoted Angela Adam to loan officer. Adam started with the IMKCFCU in 2012 as a teller, then had roles as lobby receptionist, in new accounts, as loan receptionist, in the checking account department and with ...

MDA Shamrocks tradition thrives

IRON RIVER — More than 70 Krist Food Mart locations in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula teamed with customers to raise $25,817 to help free kids and adults from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases that limit strength and mobility. “Krist Oil each ...

‘Stitch it Up’ shop mixes business and fun

IRON MOUNTAIN — Sure, being an accountant and tax preparer will provide a steady income. But the results of your work don’t look as good put up on the wall or across a bed as a handmade quilt. Which is why Robin Rasmussen decided in November 2016 to follow her passion for sewing by ...

FNB employees earn promotions

IRON MOUNTAIN - Five employees have earned promotions to various levels of vice president at First National Bank & Trust, executives at the bank announced. Those promoted include: -- Russell Kassin becomes senior vice president and chief lending officer, responsible for overseeing all ...

Mortgage rates flat to slightly higher

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were flat to slightly higher this week with the spring home buying season well underway. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages edged up to 4.42 percent from 4.40 percent last week. The ...

WPS issues advisory on past-due energy bills

GREEN BAY, Wis. — With the winter moratorium ending soon, Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) is strongly urging customers who have fallen behind on energy bills to catch up now. Customers carrying significant past-due balances are at risk of disconnection starting April 16. Customers with ...

Tavernini Agency recognized by Frankenmuth as ‘Preferred’ partner

FRANKENMUTH — At its recent Executive/Agency Round Table meeting, Frankenmuth Insurance recognized Tavernini Agency of Norway, Michigan as a “Preferred” Partner for 2017. This prestigious distinction is awarded to the top 15 percent of all independent agencies representing the ...

Thrivent assists community project

NORWAY — The UP North Volleyball Club, in partnership with Thrivent Financial, recently held an event to celebrate its season, learn about self-defense, and serve the community. Thrivent Financial’s Claire Valeski invited Michigan State Police to do a presentation on self awareness. In ...

Regional event focuses on craft beer, wine

HOUGHTON — An initiative to promote the burgeoning U.P. craft beer and wine industry is slated for the next Regional Roundtable, the quarterly event of the Western U.P. Regional Chamber Alliance. The event, which will kick-off a planning study to explore the feasibility of establishing a ...

Big Boy opens museum in Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — Big Boy is getting a museum in Ohio. The Cincinnati-based Frisch’s Big Boy double-decker burger restaurant chain today will unveil the museum to a gathering of employees and retirees at the chain’s original Mainliner restaurant. The Mainliner opened in 1939 in Fairfax, ...

Wyndham-owned hotel chains getting brand names tweaked

Some familiar hotel chains are getting their names tweaked. Wyndham Hotel Group announced Tuesday that it’s adding the words “by Wyndham” to 12 hotel brand names. Days Inn becomes Days Inn by Wyndham. Ramada will be Ramada by Wyndham. Super 8 becomes Super 8 by Wyndham. Also getting ...

Clover campaign helps 4-H youth

IRON MOUNTAIN — Starting today, you can purchase a $1 clover at the checkout of your local Tractor Supply Company store as part of the spring 4-H Paper Clover Campaign. The nationwide campaign ends on April 22 and the funds will support 4-H leadership experiences. “For many years, ...

No cellphones

A new tour company called Off the Grid is asking travelers to put cellphones away and not even use them for photos. Off the Grid founder Zach Beattie says he wants the trips to be mindful, unplugged and “very social.”

Donation to UP Honor Flight

Thrivent Financial, represented from left by Stacie Pouliot, Alexandra Pahnke and Brian Pahnke, recently presented Scott Knauf of the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight program with $1,800 raised by member donations through Thrivent’s Choice Dollars Program. UP Honor Flight is a non-profit group ...

Two promoted at Iron Mountain Kingsford CU

KINGSFORD — The Iron Mountain Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union has announced two recent promotions. Donna Tanguay will become vice president after the recent retirement of Debbie Milligan. Tanguay started at IMKCFCU in 2004 as a part-time teller, quickly advancing to full-time. ...

Nurse practitioner to join Kingsford clinic

KINGSFORD — Linda Opsahl, a certified family nurse practitioner with special training in rural health, will join the UP Health System–Kingsford Family Medicine clinic in Kingsford, UP Health System–Marquette has announced. A native of the Kingsford area, Opsahl has been practicing here ...

Sustainable investing: A way to align your values with your investments

For an increasing number of investors, investing is not just about selecting opportunities that do well in their portfolio. It’s about owning investments that also make a positive social impact. Sustainable investing is a growing niche of investment practices designed to help investors ...