Business

CPAs offer financial advice for the new year

NEW YORK —The first few weeks of the new year are a perfect time for Americans to ensure their financial house is in good order and set themselves up to achieve their monetary goals. To help Americans best position themselves for the year ahead, members of the American Institute of ...

There’s a brief window to save some cash in 2019

Most financial to-do lists focus on what you need to get done by Dec. 31, but there’s also a brief window early in the new year to save yourself some significant cash. Here are three tasks to consider doing now: AVOID TAX PENALTIES If you live in a high-tax area, have a bunch of ...

Erickson Jewelers gives ring kits to IM, Kingsford Public Safety

IRON MOUNTAIN —Erickson Jewelers in downtown Iron Mountain has joined with Jewelry Innovations to help first responders stay safe while wearing jewelry on the job. The company is providing free silicone rings for police, firefighters and paramedics, along with ring removal tools, ...

Perks and pitfalls: Four things to consider when changing jobs

The days of staying at one job for your entire adult life are largely gone. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average worker stays at each of his or her jobs for about 4 1/2 years, with young employees staying in their jobs about half that amount of time. Not all job changes ...

Farm offices to offer services

WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that many Farm Service Agency offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers. About 2,500 FSA employees will open offices today, Friday and Tuesday, ...

Retirement sweet — and savory

NIAGARA, Wis. — Debbie Kallenbach of Niagara has always had a passion for baking. “I did baking all my adult life,” she said, “but I did it mostly for family and friends.” Kallenbach, who previously worked at Bellin Health in Iron Mountain, was looking to switch things up last ...

Koski retires from VA center

IRON MOUNTAIN — Family nurse practitioner Bonnie Lou Koski of Crystal Falls retired Dec. 31 from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Koski was a U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman from 1975 to 1977, followed by a career in nursing. After serving as a staff nurse at the Crystal ...

Fornetti Dental Center free care event set for Feb. 16

IRON MOUNTAIN —The John Fornetti Dental Center again will participate in Dentistry From The Heart to provide free dental care for those in need Saturday, Feb. 16, at 100 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. Drs. John and Dan Fornetti, along with their team of employees, volunteers and ...

Cottage Food Law classes set

IRON MOUNTAIN — Michigan State University Extension offers several opportunities to learn about what is allowed under the Cottage Food Law, what food safety considerations are, how to prepare your home work space when producing under the law and how to label and market your own ...

Ways to manage finances if single, divorced or widowed

Forty-one percent, or approximately 19.5 million Americans, age 65 and older are single, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Census Bureau.(1) This means a significant number of people are entering or preparing for retirement with a relationship status of single, ...

Kacalo takes the wheel at local City Cab business

KINGSFORD — Edward Kacalo looked forward to working in his garden, a passion project, after retiring with 43 years at Grede Foundries, now AAM Casting. Then a longtime friend had a suggestion. City Cab owner Henry Patrick offered Kacalo the chance to drive part-time. Wanting to stay ...

Aspirus Iron River adds 3-D mammography

IRON RIVER — Aspirus Iron River Hospital has added 3-D mammography technology. Using advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, these exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, hospital officials said in a news release. In conventional 2-D ...

Holiday window contest winner

The ADvertiser in December won the 2018 Downtown Window Decorating Contest, the Iron Mountain Downtown Development Authority announced. The winner will receive a $250 mini grant, as well as an advertising package. The DDA brought back the window decorating contest this year in partnership with ...

Northwoods Manufacturing: Family built metal fabrication business over decades

KINGSFORD — Brian Pipp has a simple answer for how Northwoods Manufacturing in Kingsford found success in the heavy metal fabrication business. “We put out a good quality product on time,” said Pipp, the company’s vice president and general manager, “and we are fortunate to have ...

Aquatics center at Young’s reopens after construction

IRON RIVER — After months of construction, Young’s Golf-Recreation-Dining has reopened its aquatics center. The improvements are part of a long-term plan to update and improve Young’s facilities. The aquatics center offers a large lap pool for exercise with a shallow area for small ...

Tips to minimize emotion, maximize investment returns

Do stock market moves keep you up at night? If so, you’re not alone. Weathering market moves isn’t easy, but successful investors know that a little patience can yield sizeable rewards. Maintaining emotional composure when it comes to your hard-earned money is often easier said than ...

Menominee and Marinette make finals for TV makeover show

MENOMINEE/MARINETTE, Wis. — The twin cities of Menominee, Mich., and Marinette, Wis., could win a $500,000 community makeover through the reality television series, “The Small Business Revolution.” Amanda Brinkman will visit Thursday along with “The Small Business Revolution” team to ...

Bank sets up Bay business scholarship

IRON MOUNTAIN — River Valley Bank recently established a $500 scholarship at Bay College to be awarded to a Dickinson County resident pursuing a degree in business. “We are fortunate to have local businesses that believe in the importance of higher education,” said Nancy Finch, a member ...