Business

Schuytema named manager at Contrast Coffee

IRON RIVER — Contrast Coffee has hired a general manager at its flagship shop in Iron River. Susan Schuytema brings decades of experience in customer service and hospitality. She has worked as a journalist and most recently as the owner of an award-winning wine shop in west central ...

VA Medical Center in IM cited for environmental sustainability

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center has been recognized with the Greenhealth Emerald Award from Practice Greenhealth, a national organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. The citation is among the Environmental Excellence Awards given each ...

Wild Rivers Realty adds Alwine as agent in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — Hilarie Alwine has joined Wild Rivers Realty & Associates as a real estate agent. Alwine comes from a family with several real estate professionals and has always had an interest in the business, but the timing was not right until now, Wild Rivers Realty stated in a ...

Helping grandchildren save for college in advance

With education costs continuing to soar, many grandparents may be wondering what they can do to help their grandchildren financially in the pursuit of a college degree. If you are a grandparent who has the means to lend support, there are a variety of ways you can do so. The best solution for ...

Klumpp promoted at Great North Bank

FLORENCE, Wis. — Great North Bank has promoted Rosa Klumpp to mortgage lender. Klumpp will serve Florence and the surrounding area residents with home buying and building loans as well as loans for home improvements and remodeling. “Rosa is a great addition to our mortgage team,” ...

Wahoviak joins Pro Health Care

Waukesha, Wis. —Michael Wahoviak, a 2008 Kingsford High School graduate, has joined the Pro Health Care system in Waukesha as a manager of strategy and outcomes. Wahoviak will assist with the development of Pro Health Medical Group’s strategic plan. He will help evaluate opportunities ...

DCHS Intensive Care Unit tribute

State Rep. Beau Lafave, R-Iron Mountain, presented a special tribute certificate Friday on behalf of the state of Michigan and Michigan Legislature to Dickinson County Healthcare System’s Intensive Care Unit. From left are Trenton Rankin, BSN RN CEN, manager of Critical/Intermediate Care and ...

North Farm to host series of short courses

CHATHAM — The primary goal of The North Farm, a collaborative operation supported by Michigan State University-Extension and Michigan State University AgBioResearch located in Chatham, is to support the growth of new farmers producing nutrient-rich food for Upper Peninsula markets. The ...

FITMoney award

CoVantage Credit Union has been honored with a nationally acclaimed Diamond Award. The award was presented by the Credit Union National Association Marketing & Business Development Council, a national network comprised of over 1,300 credit union professionals. CoVantage won in the Financial ...

Caylor earns elite membership in photographers association

ATLANTA, Ga. — Carl Caylor of Photo Images by Carl in Iron Mountain has been named to receive an Elite Plus membership from Professional Photographers of America. Caylor is one of few to earn the Elite Plus membership — another milestone in an illustrious career behind the camera. ...

Orchard retires after 32 years of federal service

IRON MOUNTAIN – After 32 years of federal service, Sandra Orchard of Kingsford has retired from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center. Born in Iron Mountain, she was raised in Kingsford, and is the daughter of Shizuko and (the late) Joseph Patrick.  Orchard graduated from Kingsford ...

Stars Group buys Sky Betting

Canadian online-gambling company Stars Group Inc. says it is buying U.K.-based Sky Betting & Gaming in a deal worth $4.7 billion. Stars Group, which owns PokerStars, said Saturday the purchase will create the biggest publicly listed online-gambling company and make it a bigger player in ...

Operation Heartbeat

Jayme Petschar, right, a staff member at BOSS in Iron Mountain, donated 20 pounds of can tabs to the Dickinson County Hospital Foundation in support of its Operation Heartbeat program. The program supports the purchase and maintenance of AEDs and defibrillators for local law enforcement and ...

mBank contributes

mBank is pleased to announce its recent donation to Northern Michigan University (NMU) Foundation’s General Scholarship Fund. This $5,000 donation is part of a larger initiative started by mBank titled “Score for Scholarships,” an enterprise to support students at the university. Next ...

‘Loyal to Local’ presentation Tuesday morning at Bay West

IRON MOUNTAIN —What might it take to help revitalize business in the region? One Iron Mountain businessman, working with the Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance, looks to raise at least $25,000 for advertising and other community education efforts toward persuading area ...

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 ...