Business

Canadian firm to acquire Holiday Stationstores

By LINDA LOBECK Staff Writer LAVAL, Quebec — A Canadian convenience store chain plans to acquire Holiday Stationstores Inc., including 16 in the Upper Peninsula, according to an announcement by the company. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. will purchase all of the issued and outstanding ...

Pictured from left, are Bob Werner, president of DC Bike Path; Chris Freeman, DC Bike Path director; Paula Craven, DDA program director; Suzanne Anderson, event committee member.

Italian Fest, Tour de Dickinson continue partnership

IRON MOUNTAIN — For the 11th year, committee members for the Tour de Dickinson and Italian Fest are working together to host these events Aug. 12. The Tour de Dickinson bicycle ride will begin at 8 a.m. that Saturday at the bottom of Pine Mountain and is organized and coordinated by the ...

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources field office in Crystal Falls is set for an interior remodeling over the next six to eight weeks.

Michigan DNR remodeling field office in Crystal Falls

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is updating the Crystal Falls field office in Iron County — the first time the office has been substantially renovated since the building was constructed in 1970. “The field office will undergo a complete interior ...

Iron County Economic Chamber Alliance launches redesigned website

IRON RIVER — The Iron County Economic Chamber Alliance launched its revamped and redesigned iron.org website today. The new website features a wide breadth of information and area links. “The website redesign is the first step of our Tourism & Business Development Initiative funded ...

LSSU’s acting president honored by Engineering Society of Detroit

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Engineering Society of Detroit has given its 2017 Outstanding Leadership Award to David Roland Finley for his work as dean of business and engineering at Lake Superior State University. The citation was presented by ESD President Douglas Patton during the ...

Great North Bank expands into Fox Valley

FLORENCE, Wis. — Great North Bank has announced an expansion into the Fox Valley and has hired Tim McKeag as market president for the Appleton, Wis., region. McKeag brings more than 30 years of experience working with small- to medium-sized businesses in manufacturing, ...

Menominee Area Credit Union to merge with CoVantage

MENOMINEE — Members of Menominee Area Credit Union in Menominee have voted to merge with CoVantage Credit Union, to take effect Oct. 1. MACU members June 26 unanimously backed the merger at a special meeting at Menominee High School. Founded in 1954, MACU has about 1,300 members and more ...

Tractor and machinery safety certification training

COLEMANS, Wis. — UW-Extension of Marinette, Florence, and Oconto counties will sponsor a Tractor and Machinery Safety Certification course for youth who are interested in working on their family farms or for hire on other farms. There are four days of instruction that will allow students to ...

CHARLIE VANGINKLE OF Lodal Inc. goes over a project done in partnership with students from the Florence High School Fab Lab. VanGinkle, at left, is shown with students Jay Walstrom, Glenn Berry, Tommy Podnar and Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

Florence students partner with Lodal

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence High School Fab Lab students have partnered with Lodal Inc. of Kingsford to provide lenses for their garbage trucks. Charlie VanGinkle, chief engineer for Lodal, Inc., is a Florence County resident. When the company was struggling to finding a manufacturer to ...

Michigan Freight Plan being updated to meet new requirements

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Transportation's Michigan Freight Plan, a supplement to the 2035 MI Transportation Plan, is being updated to meet new requirements in the most recent federal transportation authorization bill, the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act. The ...

Five steps to retire from business

As a business owner, you’ve poured your time and energy into making your company successful. But how much thought have you given to what will happen when you relinquish this role? Sooner or later, you will step down and hand the reins to someone else. Even if you intend to work for many more ...

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Farmers’ Market Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market will be 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 14 across from the Dickinson County Library. The public is asked to refrain from being in the market area before 8 a.m. to give vendors a chance to set up their products ...

JOAN RECLA, OF the Almost Home Animal Shelter staff, accepts a donation of items and a check for $601 from Dr. John Nowicki of Nowicki Chiropractic & Wellness in Iron Mountain.

Chiropractic practice supports Almost Home Animal Shelter for seven years

IRON MOUNTAIN — For the past seven years, Dr. John Nowicki has supported the Almost Home Animal Shelter in Quinnesec by having a Patient Appreciation Day. The practice is Nowicki Chiropractic & Wellness and is at W8065 U.S. 2 in Iron Mountain. Existing patients were charged $10 ...

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D’Amico offering counseling services in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — Elyse D’Amico is now offering counseling and psychotherapy in Iron Mountain. She is a licensed clinical social worker, who has been working in community mental health for five years. She was born and raised in Denver, Colo., and became a Michigan transplant in 2012. ...

Danielson honored as 30-year member of Society of CIC

KINGSFORD —The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors recently recognized Ross Danielson of Kingsford with a certificate honoring his 30 years of participation in advanced education. Danielson earned the designation through a series of examinations and has maintained his CIC ...

Gains in US home prices cool slightly during April

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a healthy clip in April, though the increase slowed a bit from the previous two months. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index climbed 5.7 percent in April, after increases of 5.9 percent in March and February. ...

Tours planned during private college week at St. Norbert

DE PERE, Wis. — St. Norbert College will offer student-guided campus tours and giving students and their families a chance to meet with staff from the office of admissions during Wisconsin Private College Week set for July 10 through 14. Refreshments will be served. Tours, including a ...

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NMU, Iron County bring broadband to the CF area

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University and the Iron County Board have announced the availability of NMU’s Educational Access Network in the Crystal Falls area. EAN provides broadband internet service through the university’s high-speed LTE wireless network to learners of all ...

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Golf sponsor

Sikora Sheet Metal of Iron Mountain was a platinum sponsor for the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance’s golf scramble at Timberstone Golf Course. The golf event is the second-largest fundraiser by DACA to raise money for giving out traditional and non-traditional scholarships to students ...