Business

Author to have book signing Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — A book signing will take place at the newly restored Vintage Sundries, 211 E. Hughitt St. in Iron Mountain. Author and Iron Mountain graduate Sally Bartolameolli will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. to sign her two non-fiction books and to visit with local residents. A ...

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ATTENDING THE RIBBON-cutting marking the membership of the AT&T Store with the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance are, from left, Lynda Zanon, chamber director; ambassadors Jim Lin Yu, Teresa Louys in front and Julie Cowling in the back; Chris Porter, owner; Katie Cowling cutting the ribbon; Melissa Maki from the Gliks store; ambassadors Suzanne Anderson, Tamara Juul, Ben Ryan and Teresa Schettler; Michael Truong of Nail Design; and Regina Freudinger, ambassador.

AT&T store in IM joins chamber

IRON MOUNTAIN — The AT&T Store in the Midtown Mall in Iron Mountain is a member of the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance and participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by chamber ambassadors and store officials. The AT&T Store of Iron Mountain is a place for consumers, ...

SASHA DIXON

Dixon joins staff at Mande Insurance

IRON MOUNTAIN — Sasha Dixon has joined the staff at Mande Insurance & Investment Solutions in Iron Mountain as an administrative assistant. She has three years of experience as an administrative assistant. Mande Insurance & Investment Solutions offers homeowners and auto insurance, ...

MICHELLE BAL

Bal new mortgage, commercial lender at NMB office in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — Michelle Bal has jointed the regional staff at the Northern Michigan Bank & Trust office in Iron Mountain, according to an announcement by the bank directors. Bal will be a mortgage/consumer lender at the bank. She is a graduate of Michigan Technological University with ...

Permit needed to rent out house, cabin to tourists

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection requires a permit for all lodging facilities in Wisconsin, including renting out homes and cabins to tourists. Lodging facilities come in many forms. Although not an all-inclusive list, common examples ...

Michigan retail sales down in July

LANSING — Michigan retailers reported a slight drop in sales activity for July over a month ago, but they’re optimistic that the next three months will be better, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of ...

Caylor-Construction

YMCA supporters

Caylor Construction received a banner showing their level of support for the recently completed YMCA annual campaign, which provides scholarship opportunities to ensure that all are provided an opportunity for health and wellness. The YMCA once again exceeded their annual campaign goal for ...

BRETT FRENCH

UPPCO hires new VP of development

MARQUETTE — Energy industry expert Brett French has been appointed vice president of business development and communications for Upper Peninsula Power Company. French, a long-time resident of Ishpeming, comes to UPPCO from American Transmission Company where he spent the past 16 years ...

Preparing portfolio for retirement

By MARC MOGAN Think about this analogy: When an airplane is preparing to land, it doesn’t descend 30,000 feet in a matter of seconds. Rather, it happens gradually. The pilot adjusts to the landscape and weather conditions to assure a soft landing. In the years leading up to retirement, you ...

NABA puts on contest to support businesses, Lions

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Area Business Association recently sponsored a contest, “Roaring into Summer,” to promote local businesses and support t he Niagara Lions Club. The contest involved customers visiting NABA member businesses and taking a selfie with a traveling stuffed lion. ...

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THE DICKINSON AREA Chamber Alliance recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for new member Pure Water & Air of Iron Mountain. Shown here, from left, are Lynda Zanon, chamber director; ambassadors Robert Whitens, Corky DeRoeck, Sharon Miland and Ben Ryan; BreAnne Gendron, team leader; Danielle LeBlanc, owner; Gauge Herbert, the owner’s son; ambassador Ray King; Angel Hebert, the owner’s daughter; and ambassadors Tamara Juul and Teresa Schettler. Not pictured is owner Dale LeBlanc.

Pure Water & Air joins chamber

IRON MOUNTAIN — Pure Water & Air has joined the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance. A ribbon-cutting ceremony recently took place with chamber ambassadors as well as business officials in attendance. Pure Water & Air is at 200 Fairbanks St. in Iron Mountain and can be reached by ...

NEW SPEECH LANGUAGE pathologist Christine Harkness discusses her plan for therapy with Dorothy Carlson at the Iron County Medical Care Facility.

Harkness joins ICMCF as new speech pathologist

CRYSTAL FALLS — Christine Harkness has joined the staff at the Iron County Medical Care Facility as a speech language pathologist, Harkness has 35 years of experience and a strong dedication and passion to her profession. A native of Hancock, she has always had ties to the U.P. With ...

GABRIELLE REVORD

Revord coming to Julie’s dance studio

KINGSFORD — Gabrielle Revord will join the Julie’s Top Hat Dance Studio creative team starting in September. Revord will be choreographing and instructing two new styles of dance at Julie’s Top Hat Dance Studio. These styles include hip hop and a contemporary/lyrical combination class. ...

Michigan adopts new licensing system for nurses

LANSING — Michigan’s 190,000 licensed nurses now will use a state-of the-art system for the entire licensing process allowing them to enter the nursing profession sooner and more efficiently. LARA’s Bureau of Professional Licensing has launched a new online portal —the Michigan ...

THE PRIZE WINNERS at a diabetes prevention event hosted by Dickinson County Healthcare System’s Diabetes and Wellness Center were, from left, Joyce Butsic, three-month YMCA membership; Karen Wertanen, Fitbit watch; and Omar Flores, $100 Econo Foods gift card.

DCHS center hosts diabetes prevention, education event

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System’s Diabetes and Wellness Center recently hosted a diabetes and risk assessment event at the center, located in the Northern Lights YMCA building on Crystal Lake Boulevard, The goal of the center is to provide information, risk ...

Bay College Bookstore prepares for the start of the fall semester.

Bay College Bookstore offers used books, digital options

ESCANABA — As Bay College students prepare for the start of another academic year, the Bay College Bookstore team is ready to support student success with a range of course material affordability options, including used books, text rental, digital content and price match. As part of ...

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A GRAND OPENING and ribbon cutting ceremony marked the opening of a new business in Iron Mountain’s downtown — Consignment Mamas LLC. Shown here from left in the front row are Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance ambassador Greta Michaud; Lynda Zanon, chamber director; ambassador Trisha Peterson; Alicia Hebert, Carson Hendricks, Braeden Hendricks, Gavin Hendricks, Mackenzie Maenpaa, Jordan Maenpaa, and ambassadors Terese Schettler and Tamara Juul. In the second row from left are co-owners Danielle Hebert; Cassondra Hendricks holding her daughter Natalie, and Ashley Maenpaa. In the back row is Patrick Hendricks.

Consignment Mamas opens in downtown Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — Consignment Mamas LLC is a locally owned business in the heart of downtown Iron Mountain. The business is owned by three friends who came together to make this all possible. Consignment Mamas main goal is to keep money in the community. “We hope that by opening this ...

Bay offers nurse aide training

ESCANABA — Bay College is offering a 120-hour nurse aide training program beginning Aug. 22. The nurse assistant training program provides classroom instruction and hands-on clinical training to prepare students to qualify for the State of Michigan CNA examination. Bay College’s nurse ...

KRISTIN SOMMERFELD WITH her graduation certificate after completing the MCA Leadership Development Institute program in Thompsonville, Mich. She is executive assistant and human resource manager for the Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency.

Sommerfeld attends leadership institute

KINGSFORD — Kristin Sommerfeld recently completed the MCA Leadership Development Institute program. She is the executive assistant and human resources manager for the Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency. The course she took is an innovative learning experience aimed at strengthening ...

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THE EDWARD JONES office, with financial adviser Matt Lockhart, has become a member of the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance. At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, from left, are Lynda Zanon, chamber director; ambassador Trisha Peterson; Lockhart; branch office administrator Carrie Schalow; and ambassadors Teresa Schettler and Sally Blom.

Edward Jones office joins Dickinson Area Chamber

IRON MOUNTAIN — A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the addition of the Edward Jones office in Iron Mountain, with financial adviser Matt Lockhart, to the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance. The office includes, in addition to Lockhart, Carrie Schalow as branch office administrator. Edward ...