Business

Bay names outstanding staff

ESCANABA — Bay College recently honored its 2018 outstanding staff during a spring awards banquet. Awards went to Rick Hansen, hired in July 2007 as a custodian for Bay College West in Iron Mountain, and Laura Moloney, director of student services at Bay West. Any Bay College employee, ...

River Valley Bank Foundation promotes economic development

IRON MOUNTAIN — River Valley Bank Foundation Inc. has awarded a $3,000 grant to further the goals of the Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance and its efforts to improve the economic future of the area. “We want to thank River Valley Bank Foundation for this generous grant,” ...

Veterans offered free dental care at event June 9 in Marquette

MARQUETTE — Nearly 500 Aspen Dental practices will open their doors Saturday, June 9, to provide free care to as many as 5,000 of the nation’s veterans. Local veterans may call 1-844-277-3646 to schedule an appointment at a participating office. Appointments are required and available ...

DCHS earns high Healthgrades

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System was recognized Tuesday as a recipient of the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award for a fourth consecutive year. The designation recognizes superior performance in hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, ...

Educational program on swine production offered

ESCANABA —Pork producers in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula can attend an educational program offered next week at two U.P. sites by Michigan State University Extension, Purdue University and Michigan Pork Producers Association. “Swine Health Champions—Protecting and Improving ...

RE/MAX office in IM

A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of the newest RE/MAX North Country real estate office at W8640 Collins Road in the cabin next to Kleiman Pump and Well Drilling at U.S. 2 and M-95. RE/MAX North Country now has three locations — Crystal Falls, Iron River and Iron Mountain. ...

Program offered to help businesses trim energy costs

HOUGHTON — Businesses looking to lower their energy bills can now make more informed investment decisions thanks to a grant awarded to the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region. WUPPDR, which received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will pay up to 75 ...

4-H youth benefit from Paper Clover campaign

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Michigan 4-H youth will have opportunities to learn valuable leadership skills thanks to $54,981 donated by Michigan Tractor Supply customers through its Paper Clover program, a biannual fundraising campaign conducted in partnership with National 4-H Council. Earlier this ...

Schuytema named manager at Contrast Coffee

IRON RIVER — Contrast Coffee has hired a general manager at its flagship shop in Iron River. Susan Schuytema brings decades of experience in customer service and hospitality. She has worked as a journalist and most recently as the owner of an award-winning wine shop in west central ...

VA Medical Center in IM cited for environmental sustainability

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center has been recognized with the Greenhealth Emerald Award from Practice Greenhealth, a national organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. The citation is among the Environmental Excellence Awards given each ...

Wild Rivers Realty adds Alwine as agent in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — Hilarie Alwine has joined Wild Rivers Realty & Associates as a real estate agent. Alwine comes from a family with several real estate professionals and has always had an interest in the business, but the timing was not right until now, Wild Rivers Realty stated in a ...

Helping grandchildren save for college in advance

With education costs continuing to soar, many grandparents may be wondering what they can do to help their grandchildren financially in the pursuit of a college degree. If you are a grandparent who has the means to lend support, there are a variety of ways you can do so. The best solution for ...

Klumpp promoted at Great North Bank

FLORENCE, Wis. — Great North Bank has promoted Rosa Klumpp to mortgage lender. Klumpp will serve Florence and the surrounding area residents with home buying and building loans as well as loans for home improvements and remodeling. “Rosa is a great addition to our mortgage team,” ...

Wahoviak joins Pro Health Care

Waukesha, Wis. —Michael Wahoviak, a 2008 Kingsford High School graduate, has joined the Pro Health Care system in Waukesha as a manager of strategy and outcomes. Wahoviak will assist with the development of Pro Health Medical Group’s strategic plan. He will help evaluate opportunities ...

DCHS Intensive Care Unit tribute

State Rep. Beau Lafave, R-Iron Mountain, presented a special tribute certificate Friday on behalf of the state of Michigan and Michigan Legislature to Dickinson County Healthcare System’s Intensive Care Unit. From left are Trenton Rankin, BSN RN CEN, manager of Critical/Intermediate Care and ...

North Farm to host series of short courses

CHATHAM — The primary goal of The North Farm, a collaborative operation supported by Michigan State University-Extension and Michigan State University AgBioResearch located in Chatham, is to support the growth of new farmers producing nutrient-rich food for Upper Peninsula markets. The ...

FITMoney award

CoVantage Credit Union has been honored with a nationally acclaimed Diamond Award. The award was presented by the Credit Union National Association Marketing & Business Development Council, a national network comprised of over 1,300 credit union professionals. CoVantage won in the Financial ...

Caylor earns elite membership in photographers association

ATLANTA, Ga. — Carl Caylor of Photo Images by Carl in Iron Mountain has been named to receive an Elite Plus membership from Professional Photographers of America. Caylor is one of few to earn the Elite Plus membership — another milestone in an illustrious career behind the camera. ...

Orchard retires after 32 years of federal service

IRON MOUNTAIN – After 32 years of federal service, Sandra Orchard of Kingsford has retired from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center. Born in Iron Mountain, she was raised in Kingsford, and is the daughter of Shizuko and (the late) Joseph Patrick.  Orchard graduated from Kingsford ...

Stars Group buys Sky Betting

Canadian online-gambling company Stars Group Inc. says it is buying U.K.-based Sky Betting & Gaming in a deal worth $4.7 billion. Stars Group, which owns PokerStars, said Saturday the purchase will create the biggest publicly listed online-gambling company and make it a bigger player in ...