Business

Good food at ManorCare

The dietary staff at ManorCare Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Kingsford has been recognized for having the top score for food and meals served among the more than 500 sites within the HCR ManorCare system. This is the third year the Kingsford staff has received the award, which is based ...

The Toro Company acquires LT Rich Products

BLOOMINGTON, Minn.— The Toro Company announced Monday it has acquired L.T. Rich Products, a manufacturer of commercial zero-turn spreader/sprayers, aerators and snow and ice management equipment. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. L.T. Rich Products is known for its Z-Spray ...

Stephenson Bank to buy Great North Bank site in Wausaukee, relocate office

MARINETTE, Wis. — The Stephenson National Bank & Trust plans to relocate its Wausaukee office into the Great North Bank Wausaukee branch building at 290 Main St. in Wausaukee, Wis. “After learning of Great North Bank’s plan to close its Wausaukee branch, we were approached about ...

IMKCFCU has annual meeting

KINGSFORD — Members of the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union chose five people Saturday for two-year board of directors terms. A total of 176 members attended the 70th annual meeting in the Kingsford High School auditorium. All five nominees to the board — Nick ...

Range Bank declares dividend

MARQUETTE — Range Financial Corporation, holding company for Range Bank, has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.35 per share payable on March 15 to the shareholders on record on March 1. “This is the first cash dividend declared this year and we are pleased with our financial ...

Bay West opens Career Closet

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Bay College West campus has launched a Career Closet, aimed at helping those seeking or entering a new job to be dressed for the role. This service provides free professional clothing to individuals preparing to interview or in need of bolstering their professional ...

Changing jobs? Four tips to keep financial life on track

The economic expansion in the U.S. since 2009 has presented opportunities for many Americans to explore new job possibilities. If you are among those looking to make a change in your career path, you should know that switching employers can have a substantial impact on your financial life. Here ...

Wisconsin organization works to repurpose wood from urban trees

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin organization is working to connect woodworkers and builders with diseased trees that typically end up in landfills after being cut down. Wisconsin Urban Wood repurposes urban trees that have been taken down because of disease or to make room for new ...

IM’s Sanders tapped for insurance award

LANSING, Mich.— Scott Sanders of Iron Mountain received the Farm Bureau Insurance Elton R. Smith Award at the company’s Multi-Line Marketing Convention on Feb. 16 in Traverse City. The award honors a Farm Bureau Insurance agent who best exhibits commitment to job, community, the insurance ...

Financial advisor Berlinski earns LPL honor

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dick Berlinski, an independent LPL Financial advisor at The Investment Center at Northern Interstate Bank in Iron Mountain, has been included in LPL’s Freedom Club. LPL selects among its more than 15,000 affiliated advisors nationwide for the distinction, based on ...

Capitalizing on company employee stock options

An increasingly valuable form of compensation for many individuals who work for privately-held or public companies is the opportunity to own company stock. This is often made available through an employee ownership plan. If your employer provides you with this benefit, it’s important for you ...

Krist stations take part in MDA Shamrock program

IRON RIVER — More than 75 Krist Food Marts throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan are uniting to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association in its Shamrocks program through March 25 Krist Oil has raised more than $123,000 for the program since 2011, including in excess of $21,000 in ...

Verso reports 4Q, year-end 2017 financial results

MIAMISBURG, Ohio — Verso Corporation on Thursday reported financial results for the fourth quarter of 2017 that included net sales of $639 million, net income of $36 million and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization — or EBITDA — of $65 ...

IC Chamber to host Community Coffee events

IRON RIVER — The Iron County Economic Chamber Alliance will host two public coffee socials where Iron County residents can talk community, workforce, tourism and economic development with trustees and staff. The first is set for 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 26, at the West Iron District ...

Toro Company offers assistance to area non-profits

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The Toro Company has begun taking applications for its annual Product Donation Program, which supports non-profit organizations with equipment to help maintain facilities and aid community beautification efforts through outdoor landscaping or job-skills ...

Packerland, Microsoft to team on broadband expansion

An Iron Mountain company is partnering with Microsoft to get broadband internet access to residents of northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula in the coming years. Using TV white spaces, wi-fi hardware and other technologies, Microsoft recently announced it would work with Packerland ...

New site for Erickson Jewelers

Erickson Jewelers and Gundlach Champion Inc., along with the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance Ambassadors, recently had a groundbreaking for Erickson’s planned relocation to 511 S. Stephenson Ave. in downtown Iron Mountain. “Many of our customers have fond memories of coming here when it was ...

Beltrame retires from Wausaukee Enterprises

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Bob Beltrame retired Feb. 28 as executive director of Wausaukee Enterprises Inc. after 40 years of service. All areas of the organization saw great growth under Beltrame’s tenure and leadership, making positive impacts and outcomes in the lives of the clients served, the ...

Great North Bank adds Ferguson as controller

FLORENCE, Wis. — Great North Bank has hired Sara Ferguson as financial controller for its banks. Ferguson is a certified public accountant with more than 10 years of experience and most recently was a CPA with Anderson, Tackman & Company in Iron Mountain. “She will help us to ...

WPS offers tech college scholarships

GREEN BAY — The Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, in partnership with the Wisconsin Technical College System, is accepting applications for its annual technical college scholarships to high school seniors. This is the 54th year the WPS Foundation has offered the technical college ...