Business

DION TARSI HAS joined the staff at Total Car Care in Iron Mountain.

Tarsi joins Total Car Care in Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dion Tarsi is a new employee at Total Car Care in Iron Mountain, but he is no stranger to working on all kinds of vehicles. Tarsi has 40 years experience as a mechanic and was the owner/operator of D’s Auto for more than 10 years. His background also includes 21 years ...

New delivery service opens in Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — A new delivery service, DASH Delivery & Errand Service, is now open in the Iron Mountain area. This service will deliver take-out, groceries and other goods to local residents and businesses. Darren Morin and Stacy Haack of Iron Mountain are co-owners of DASH Delivery ...

Forestry teacher workshop offered

IRON MOUNTAIN — Forestry today is much more than logging, and sustainable management includes much more than timber. Linking two key Michigan resources, teachers and forests, makes sense to both the Michigan Forest Association (MFA) and MSU Extension. The 2017 Forestry Teacher Workshop is ...

U.S. home prices rose at fastest pace in three years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. homes prices rose steadily upward in February as more homebuyers chased fewer available properties. The Standard & Poor’s CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index increased 5.8 percent in February, the most in 32 months. Home sales got off to a strong ...

Retirement saving for the self-employed

By Marc Mogan The choice to become self-employed can be a fulfilling journey but it comes with many responsibilities. Entrepreneurs just starting out are in control of virtually every aspect of their business, which includes their retirement. If you are self-employed or thinking about making ...

JOSH BLUMENSAADT AND Lynn Martinson display the medallions they received for being recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Staff at Bay College.

Blumensaadt, Martinson honored at Bay College

ESCANABA —Bay College honored its 2017 Outstanding Staff — Josh Blumensaadt and Lynn Martinson — during an awards banquet April 18. Blumensaadt was hired in November 2011, working as a technical support specialist at the Bay West Campus in Iron Mountain. Two years later, he ...

DALE STROMBERG OF Advanced Clean Care in Iron River shows his recent certification in water damage restoration. He received this credential after attending a seminar through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration.

Stromberg receives certification in water damage restoration

IRON RIVER — Dale Stromberg of Iron River has received certification from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification in water damage restoration. Stromberg, owner of Advanced Clean Care, attended a water damage restoration seminar March 28-30, in Roselle, ...

AMY SUNDQUIST

New business development specialist at OSF

ESCANABA — Amy Sundquist has been named the new business development specialist/analyst with OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group. Within this role, she will act as the key resource and liaison for business development, communication, information and problem solving and will ...

Watch for risks to retirement

BY MARC MOGAN If you’re in or nearing retirement, you’re likely thinking about it as a time to relax, check items off your bucket list and enjoy what you’ve earned. But from a financial standpoint, it’s important not to get too comfortable. Once you leave the workforce, you will ...

USDA offers home repair loans in U.P.

EAST LANSING —The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development is currently accepting applications from very low income families for home repair loans in all 15 Upper Peninsula counties. “These loans can help cover the cost of fixing the roof, windows and other needed maintenance,” said ...

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Ribbon cutting

A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of the recently renovated Aurora Liquors building in Aurora, Wis. Attending the event were ambassadors with the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance. Shown here, from left, are Jean O’Dette, Trisha Peterson, Sandy Petroff, Tamara Juul, Kim Greiser, ...

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Schenden joins staff at Danielson

KINGSFORD — Jacob Schenden has joined the staff at Danielson Insurance Agency Inc. in Kingsford as an account manager in the commercial lines department. He graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in economics and has been a licensed insurance agent since 2013. ...

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DDA unveils logo, website with a new look

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain Downtown Development Authority has redesigned their logo and website, which showcases a fresh look for the organization, officials said. “The DDA’s mission is to create a vibrant downtown in Iron Mountain by promoting economic growth through organizing ...

Lac Vieux Desert Resort & Casino’s new food court has opened. Shown here, from left, at the new area are Gary Murrey, general manager and Jeff Astemborski, food and beverage director.

Lac Vieux Desert Resort opens new food court and espresso bar

WATERSMEET — Residents of the Upper Peninsula should prepare themselves for a new flavor in town. Lac Vieux Desert Resort and Casino has announced the opening of a new food court inside the casino. The new food court menu features fresh farm-to-table ingredients, along with specially ...

UPPCO warns customers about phone scammers

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Power Co. is urging its customers, including business customers, to be aware of scammers who may call them posing as UPPCO representatives. Recently, several customers have reported being contacted and informed that they owe money to UPPCO and will have their ...

Five tips new investors should know

By Marc Mogan If you are just getting started on investing, it’s important to get a grasp on the basics. A proper perspective from the beginning may improve your opportunities for long-term investment success. Here are five concepts that can be helpful for new investors to understand: 1. ...

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Mower donated to TRICO

TRICO Opportunities Inc. received a donation of a TimeCutter Riding Mower from BOSS Snowplow as part of the TORO Giving Program. Shown here with the mower, from left, are Sarah Suchovsky, TRICO Community-Based Employment program manager; April Rugg, TRICO lawn crew job coach; and crew members ...

Edwards Automotive of Iron Mountain is donating  “Get Well Kits,” displaying a super hero or princess theme, to be shared with pediatric patients at Dickinson County Healthcare System. Each box features items such as the book “Peanuts: Be Brave,” a super hero cape, coloring book, crayons, toothbrush, teddy bear, princess crown and fuzzy socks.

Children receive ‘Get Well Kits’ from Edwards

IRON MOUNTAIN — Edwards Automotive has set out to make a difference in the lives of children being admitted to Dickinson County Healthcare System. The dealership is donating 48 “Get Well Kits” displaying a super hero or princess theme to be shared with pediatric patients. Each ...

Heating aid available — UPPCO

MARQUETTE — With the winter heating season coming to an end, Upper Peninsula Power Company reminds customers who have difficulty paying their energy bill to contact the utility as soon as possible to arrange for payment and ensure continuity of service. UPPCO’s Customer Contact Center ...

VanAire expands ownership

GLADSTONE — VanAire Inc. announced this week that Tony Lambert and Eric Miller have been added as owners of the Gladstone-based manufacturing company. The two join Bill VanDeVusse, who has owned the company since 2014. Lambert is a graduate of Bay College and has been with the company since ...