Business

BARBARA CROMELL

First National taps Cromell as new senior accountant

IRON MOUNTAIN — First National Bank & Trust has hired Barbara Cromell as senior accountant. She will maintain the bank’s system of accounting records and a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results and ...

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New attorneys’ office in IM to focus on elder law

IRON MOUNTAIN — Sturgul & Long has opened a new law office at 209 E. Hughitt St. in Iron Mountain. Sturgul & Long is an elder law office that focuses its practice exclusively on estate planning, nursing home planning, Medicaid planning, asset protection and Medicare. Attorney Paul ...

DR. CYNTHIA LASECKI

Lasecki new CMO for Bellin Health

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Family practice physician Dr. Cynthia Lasecki has been chosen to become chief medical officer with Bellin Health. “Dr. Lasecki brings incredible passion and energy to whatever she does,” said George Kerwin, Bellin CEO. “Her commitment to her fellow medical ...

Rivard named interim GM at Young Rec Complex

IRON RIVER — The Young Charity Trust has appointed Jason Rivard as interim general manager for the George Young Recreational Complex in Iron River. Rivard is a long-time employee who most recently was assistant manager. “Jason’s experience, leadership and enthusiasm were critical in ...

Consider these five steps before buying a business

There are 28 million small businesses in the U.S. that employ over 120 million people, according to the Small Business Association1. For many, owning a small business starts with creating a plan and building it from the ground up. However, buying a business may have advantages you haven’t ...

RANGE BANK RECENTLY became a title sponsor of the 2018 Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance’s annual event, Casino Royale at the Ritz. From the left are Benjamin Wood, Range Bank Community Bank president; Kandace Smith, Range Bank customer service; Christopher DeRoche, Range Bank vice president and loan officer; Ritz Committee members Teresa Schettler, Barb Bigelow, Julie Olson and Lynda Zanon; and Suzanne Anderson and Todd Lysinger, co-chairpersons for the event.

Range Bank added as title sponsor for Ritz event

IRON MOUNTAIN —Range Bank will be a title sponsor of the 2018 Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance’s annual event, Casino Royale at the Ritz, set for March 10 at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain, chamber Director Lynda Zanon announced. “I am proud to be involved with this excellent ...

What will you do with your income tax refund?

The average refund for individual income taxpayers who received one for the fiscal year ending in September 2016 topped $3,000, according to the IRS.1 If you expect to receive a refund on your 2017 tax return, will you save or spend it? While you may be tempted to indulge, consider using the ...

Orientation sessions set for Step UP program

The Michigan Small Business Development Center has launched Step UP Your Business, a program created to assist entrepreneurs in starting and growing their businesses in communities affected by the Empire Mine closure. This program is designed specifically for residents in Marquette, Iron, ...

WANDA ROELL

Credit union promotes Stanchina to loan officer after Roell retirement

KINGSFORD — The Iron Mountain Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union has promoted Diane Stanchina to loan officer after the recent retirement of long-time employee Wanda Roell. Roell joined the staff at the credit union as a teller in 1990. She was a receptionist in the visa ...

DAEDA to host Meet and Greet

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance has scheduled a Meet and Greet from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Pine Grove Country Club, 1520 W. Hughitt St. in Iron Mountain. The event will introduce Lois Ellis, the recently hired director of the Dickinson Area ...

Schenck to have ‘Efficient Government’ workshop at Bay West on Feb. 8

IRON MOUNTAIN — Schenck will host a workshop, “Essentials for an Efficient Government,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Bay West College campus, 2801 N. U.S. 2 in Iron Mountain. Cost is $50 per person, which includes seminar materials, continental breakfast and ...

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A decade in business

Mande Insurance & Investment Solutions celebrated 10 years in business with a cookout this past fall at their office on the corner of H Street and River Avenue in Iron Mountain. From left are Kathy Boyle, Sasha Dennocenzo, John Mande, Staci Mande and Natalie Bellmore. The business is an ...

YMCA adds personal trainers

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Program Center has added five new personal trainers to its staff for 2018. The new trainers include Heather Zahn, Samantha Rebarchak, Brady Goldschmidt, Jeannette Sword and Deann Windell. Since the American College of Sports ...

Range Financial posts higher dividend for final 2017 quarter

MARQUETTE — Range Financial Corporation, the holding company for Range Bank N.A., declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.35 per share payable on Dec. 15, 2017, to the shareholders of record on Dec. 1. This dividend marks an increase of 5 cents per share over the $1.30 per share dividend ...

How to set financial goals for 2018 that can be kept

Setting New Year’s resolutions is a tradition for millions of Americans who see Jan. 1 as a fresh start. However, we all know how easy it is to have resolutions fall to the wayside as the year progresses. Fortunately, if the goal you have in mind is a financial one, there are ways you can ...

From left are recent Dickinson County Healthcare System retirees and their years of service: Tina Beaudoin, 23 years; Bonnie Krznarich, 13 years; Leanne Formolo, 25 years; Janis Strand, 17 years; Illene Zoppetti, 25 years; Diane Granquist, 30 years; Sandra Adams, 31 years; Fran Lovel, 18 years; Shelly Groeneveld, 38 years; Mary Opolka, 37 years; Mary Spera, 13 years; Deborah Johnson, 34 years; Cecelia Bussiere, 37 years; Keith Swanson, 40 years; and Sheryl LeBombard, 34 years. Not pictured are Pamela Freeman, 40 years; Sherri Porter, 40 years;  Diane Hansen, 37 years; Cheryl Gardipee, 33 years; Carla Swanson, 32 years; Lauri Kopp, 28 years; Debra Bartnikowski, 23 years; Cindy Rudd, 23 years; Diane Erickson, 16 years; Darlene Hawley, 16 years; Guy Kay, 16 years; and Kristine Heirman, 13 years.

Retirees saluted at Dickinson Healthcare

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System recently honored more than two dozen departing employees with its annual retirement tea. The ceremony celebrated 27 retirees in all, with a tenure ranging from 40 to 13 years of service. “It is truly amazing when you look at the ...

JESSICA MAXSON

Maxson joins sales team at Stephens Real Estate

IRON MOUNTAIN —Stephens Real Estate of Iron Mountain has announced the addition of Jessica Maxson to its full-time sales team. A lifelong resident of the area, Maxson graduated from Bellin College of Nursing in 2004 and had a career as a licensed registered nurse. “Despite being ...

IM-K credit union to have annual meeting

KINGSFORD — The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union will have its 70th annual membership meeting at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in the Kingsford High School auditorium. Officers and committees of the credit union will present members with reports and business items to ...

CF native Holmquist to succeed Smith as CEO at UPHP

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Health Plan President and CEO Dennis Smith has announced he will retire in July after 15 years with UPHP, to be succeeded as CEO by Melissa Holmquist, currently UPHP chief operations officer and a Crystal Falls native. Smith has been CEO of UPHP since April 2003. ...

VA Medical Center retirements

After 39 years as a registered dietician, Nancy Whitens of Hermansville retired Jan. 3 from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. She started her VA career in Iron Mountain in June 1979 and worked as a clinical dietitian, providing acute and nursing home inpatient and ...