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Employees of the Verso Quinnesec Mill made a donation to three area United Ways as a part of the 2018 campaign. Making the check presentations, from left, are Rachael Butler and Dawn Lindstrom of Verso; Mike Glodowski, Verso mill manager; Barb Messer, executive director United Way of Dickinson County; Julie Mallard, executive director United Way of Delta County; and Mark Pontti, Brian LaBrash, LeeAnn Johnson and Patrice Wartick of Verso.

Verso Corp. and employees support United Way, pledging over $40,000

QUINNESEC — The United Way Fundraising Committee from Verso Corp.’s Quinnesec Mill presented three local United Ways with symbolic checks totaling $41,434 on behalf of the mill’s employees. The Quinnesec mill campaign committee reached out to every employee to encourage workers to help ...

SOL BLU LOUNGE at 200 E. Ludington St. recently made several exterior improvements with the help of funding from the Downtown Assistance Program, a new grant established by the Iron Mountain Downtown Development Authority.

DDA starts second grant program

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain Downtown Development Authority has established a second grant, the Downtown Assistance Program, for businesses in the district. The new grant aims to maintain and enhance downtown Iron Mountain properties and businesses and promote further growth and ...

Dawidowski retiring from Range Bank; Frost named successor

MARQUETTE — Danny Dawidowski, senior vice president and trust and wealth management officer, will retire from Range Bank effective March 30, after 42 years of service to the financial industry. The Board of Directors has announced that Jack Frost, senior vice president and relationship ...

Bay College to offer monthly nurse assistant training

ESCANABA — Bay College in January will begin providing nurse assistant training on a monthly basis. The Certified Nurse Assistant training aims to provide skills and processes necessary to become a certified nurse assistant. After completing the training, students will qualify to take the ...

ATTENDING THE DICKINSON Area Chamber Alliance Ambassadors’ recent ribbon-cutting ceremony for Ninas are, from left, ambassadors Suzanne Anderson, Trisha Peterson, Teresa Schettler and Ben Ryan; Cliff Dom and Annie Rugg, Ninas owner Meagan Philipson and her grandmother, Luanne Dom; ambassadors Patti Schneider and Joe Testolin; and Chamber Director Lynda Zanon. (Chris Tomassucci/Daily News photo)

Chamber welcomes new shop Ninas

IRON MOUNTAIN —The Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance Ambassadors hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate Ninas, a new drive-through business on Iron Mountain’s north side that specializes in Mexican-style dishes. Owner Meagan Philipson said Ninas started operating in the Iron ...

Small Business Saturday event set in Iron County

IRON RIVER — The Iron County Economic Chamber Alliance will host the first Iron County Small Business Saturday event in collaboration with the nationally recognized “Shop Small” campaign on the traditional Saturday after Thanksgiving. Among a number of special holiday shopping incentives ...

First National Bank to host customer appreciation day

IRON MOUNTAIN —First National Bank & Trust will host a customer appreciation day Friday, Dec. 1, as it continues to mark 130 years of business as one of the oldest and largest independently owned banks in the Upper Peninsula. First National Bank & Trust has recognized this 130th ...

Answers to fundamental retirement questions

Most hardworking Americans dream about retirement. Yet the road to retirement can raise questions along the way. If you wonder when, where, why or how to fulfill your retirement goals, you are not alone. Here are some common inquiries my team hears from clients who are planning for this major ...

SoftBank to invest in Uber

DETROIT (AP) — Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank has reached a deal with Uber to invest billions in the ride-hailing giant. Uber Technologies Inc. confirmed the investment in a statement Sunday without giving details. But a person briefed on the deal told The Associated Press that ...

The Iron Mountain Farmer’s & Artisan’s Winter Market will be held from 9 a.m. to noon today at the Izzo-Mariucci Center.

Winter market opens today in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain Farmer’s & Artisan’s Winter Market will be held every second Saturday of the month beginning today, through April, from 9 a.m. to noon. The market is held at the Iron Mountain School’s Izzo-Mariucci Center on the corner of Carpenter and West ...

A RIBBON-CUTTING ceremony took place recently at Westman Precision Firearms with ambassadors from the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance in attendance — from left are ambassadors Corky DeRoeck, Trisha Peterson, Patti Schneider and Greta Michaud; Tom Westman, Tommy Westman and Theresa Westman of Westman Precision Firearms; and ambassadors Teddy Izzo, Ben Ryan, Joe Testolin, Lynda Zanon and Suzanne Anderson.
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Westman Precision Firearms opens on the north side of Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — A ribbon-cutting ceremony recently took place at Westman Precision Firearms in Iron Mountain, attended by the owners and ambassadors with the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance. The business is near the intersection of M-95 and U.S. 2 on Iron Mountain’s north side. Westman ...

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New physician at Bellin Health in Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dr. Andrew Poulos has joined the staff at Bellin Health in Iron Mountain. He offers expertise in several areas including children and infants, chronic disease management, disease prevention, health maintenance, concussions, minor skin procedures, joint injections and ...

Economic development board will see full Foxconn contract

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The head of Wisconsin’s economic development agency said Friday the full board will be allowed to review a proposed $3 billion contract with Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group before voting on it. The move comes after mounting pressure on the Wisconsin ...

Assistance available for energy bills

MADISON — As the winter heating season approaches, Wisconsin Public Service reminds customers that energy assistance applications now are being accepted by the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program. WHEAP, directed by the Wisconsin Department of Administration, provides qualifying ...

GEI acquires Inland Seas Engineering

TRAVERSE CITY — GEI Consultants Inc., a geotechnical, environmental, water resources, ecological science and engineering firms, announced the acquisition of Inland Seas Engineering, a Traverse City-based engineering consulting firm. GEI Consultants has offices locally at 990 Lalley Road ...

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Gala West sponsor

Catie Schultz, left, owner of Grayson Jewelers, is shown with Nancy Finch, a member of the Bay College Foundation Board. Grayson Jewelers is a sponsor for Gala West, which will be Friday at Bay College West in Iron Mountain. Schultz donated a ladies’ watch to include in the silent auction at ...

Working part-time in retirement can affect your finances in surprising ways

By Marc Mogan Traditionally, retirement means leaving the workforce to pursue decades of relaxation. However, today’s retirees and pre-retirees are reshaping what it means to leave the workforce. Retirement may be an opportunity to pursue a small business, start consulting or land a side ...

US wages and benefits grew 0.7 percent in third quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. workers’ wages and benefits grew faster in the third quarter, adding to recent signs that American workers are seeing their pay climb. The Labor Department said Tuesday that total compensation was up 0.7 percent from July through September after growing 0.5 percent ...

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Bimbo’s under new ownership

A ribbon-cutting ceremony recently took place at Bimbo’s in Iron Mountain, attended by the new owners as well as ambassadors with the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance. “Bimbo’s has been a huge part of the Iron Mountain’s North Side history. It is our intent to carry on the traditions ...