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NORTHERN INTERSTATE BANK customer service representative Becky Aderman, right, presents Suzie Sheski of Norway with her $50 travel card from the SHAZAM Escape to Rewards debit card promotion.

Northern Interstate Bank has local winner in debit card promotion

NORWAY — Suzie Sheski of Norway is a monthly winner of the SHAZAM-sponsored Escape to Rewards debit card promotion at Northern Interstate Bank in Norway. She received a $50 travel card as her prize Sept. 29. To win, Sheski just used her Northern Interstate Bank debit card for PIN- and ...

Deadline Tuesday to apply for BCBS grants

DETROIT — Nonprofit agencies throughout the Upper Peninsula are invited to apply for funding to begin new projects or expand existing projects that address critical health care problems in their community. The funding is provided through the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation ...

Insurer Aetna unloads group life, disability for $1.45B

By The Associated Press Aetna, the nation's third-largest health insurer, is selling its domestic group life and disability businesses for $1.45 billion to Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co. Aetna says the cash deal also includes its absence management business and should close next ...

JOAN KIMBALL

Kimball to head Invest UP group

MARQUETTE — Invest U.P., the Upper Peninsula-wide economic development initiative, has a new leader, U.P. native Joan Kimball. Kimball will head the group as its newly appointed executive director. Invest U.P. is a privately funded economic development group focused on reinvigorating the ...

Groups to collaborate on workplace safety, health

LANSING — The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the American Subcontractors Association of Michigan have signed an alliance agreement formalizing a mutual commitment to workplace safety and health. MIOSHA is part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and ...

Maximizing your disaster relief donation

BY MARC MOGAN When natural disasters occur, people want to know how to help and where to donate. Relief organizations need financial donations and volunteers as they ramp up operations in response to a crisis. Organizations can be bogged down by an influx of unnecessary items by well-meaning ...

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A CHECK FOR $8,500 was presented to the Dickinson County Cancer Unit Loan Closet from proceeds of the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk held at Edwards Automotive in Iron Mountain on Sept. 30. Shown here from left making the donation are Cole Smith of Systems Control, Diane Schabo of the Dickinson County Cancer Unit Loan Closet, Wade Edwards of Edwards Chevrolet, Jody Beauchamp and Mick Gayan of First National Bank & Trust, Heather Zahn of Dickinson County Healthcare System, and Amy Ermi of BOSS Snowplow.

Walk raises $8,500 for DC Cancer Unit

IRON MOUNTAIN — The recent Breast Cancer Awareness walk netted $8,500 for the Dickinson County Cancer Unit Loan Closet. More than 560 people took part in the 4-mile fun walk to honor breast cancer survivors and at the same time raise money. The event last year raised $7,586 and had 500 ...

PATTER KELLY

Kelly adds role of corporate secretary at CCI Systems

IRON MOUNTAIN — Patter Kelly has been named corporate secretary in addition to her existing roles in organizational development and executive assistance at CCI’s corporate headquarters in Iron Mountain, company officials said. Kelly has been employed at CCI Systems for 18 years and ...

WILLIAM FAHEY

Fahey named Lawyer of the Year

OKEMOS, Mich. — For the third time, William K. Fahey of Okemos-based law firm Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC was selected by his peers as “Lawyer of the Year” in the latest edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” Fahey is one of two of the firm’s members designated as a 2018 ...

ANGELA VICTORSON

New director joins Superior Health

MARQUETTE — The Superior Health Foundation announces the addition of Angela Victorson of Bark River to its U.P-wide Board of Directors. Victorson, a home mortgage consultant with Wells Fargo in Escanaba, has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry. Victorson has been ...

NMU offers online RN to BSN degree

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University will launch a fully online version of its accredited academic program that enables registered nurses to enhance their career goals by earning a bachelor’s degree, officials announced. The RN to BSN program will combine interactive online nursing ...

ROBERT AMEN

Verso announces board chairman succession plan

MIAMISBURG, Ohio — Verso Corp. has announced that Robert M. Amen, chairman of the company's board of directors, has decided not to stand for re-election at the company’s 2018 annual meeting of stockholders. With that decision, Amen has resigned as chairman of the board effective Oct. 6. ...

Making sure you are ready for a financial emergency

The wrath of natural disasters has been on full display in recent weeks as hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires and floods have ravaged large swaths of the world. While our first thoughts go to the victims of these tragic events and the challenges ahead for recovery, it may also cause you to step ...

BETSY SAWICKY

Gordon, Sawicky earn GRI credentials

IRON MOUNTAIN — Two sales associates with Stephens Real Estate in Iron Mountain have earned the Graduate Realtor Institute, said Sally Blom and Maddy Tousignant, brokers and co-owners of Stephens Real Estate in Iron Mountain. Ryan Gordon and Betsy Sawicky attended a series of more than 90 ...

RUSS KASSIN

New Dickinson EDA establishes funding, sets up 17-member board of directors

By LINDA LOBECK Staff Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — The new Dickinson Area Economic Development Authority appears to be hitting the ground running, ready to begin solving some of the obstacles to expanding and fostering businesses in the region. After kicking off fundraising June 13 at Pine ...

PAMELA DANI

Dani joins staff at Simone Insurance

IRON MOUNTAIN — Pamela Dani has joined the staff at the Simone Insurance Agency in Iron Mountain. Dani, who lives in Hermansville, has been a licensed property, casualty and life agent since 2006. She also offers notary services. “The entire staff at the Simone Agency is thrilled to ...

MATT NORD

Nord named market president at Great North Bank

AURORA,Wis. — Matthew Nord has been hired as the market president for the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin region for Great North Bank. He will provide market-leading service for the bank’s commercial clients as well as developing new long-term business relationships within the ...

Keeping stock market activity in perspective

BY MARC MOGAN The stock market has enjoyed an extended period of strong performance that dates back to the end of the last bear market in early 2009. While stock market performance can be measured in a myriad of ways, it’s the Dow Jones Industrial Average that has surpassed several one ...

Electrical line program open house Thursday

MARQUETTE — The Midwest Skills Development Center will host an open house for the Electrical Line Technician Program from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday. The program is a joint effort between Northern Michigan University, the Lake Superior Community Partnership Foundation and the Midwest Skills ...

ATC issues 10-year plan for electric improvements

PEWAUKEE, Wis. — American Transmission Co.’s 10-year plan for electric grid improvements calls for a mix of new construction and continued asset maintenance to maintain the company’s performance in operations. “Our long-range planning efforts assure the reliability that our customers ...