Business

Five Social Security questions

There’s no question that Social Security is a cornerstone of retirement income for many Americans. Yet, deciding when to take Social Security benefits is something that many people struggle with. As with most financial decisions, the right move depends on a variety of factors unique to each ...

Foxconn, companies to create fund

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group will partner with three major Midwestern companies to create a $100 million fund to help launch technology startups around the world, the companies announced Tuesday. The Taiwanese electronics giant, Advocate Aurora Health, Johnson Controls and ...

‘We brew with a purpose’

ALPHA — The new Alpha Michigan Brewing Company definitely is a home-grown operation. A local farmer supplies barley and oats and they incorporate the local grain into the beer. “We try to use local products in our beer if we can. Almost all of our hops come from the Michigan Hop Alliance ...

IM-based air service to start Lansing same-day shuttle

IRON MOUNTAIN — Northern Airways, a division of Kubick Aviation Services, plans to offer a same-day air service shuttle from the Upper Peninsula to Lansing beginning in September. Northern Airways developed the air shuttle after business and industry professionals indicated a strong need in ...

Ready to soar

The seven-story-tall RE/MAX balloon was in Iron Mountain on Aug. 8 to promote the new RE/MAX North Country Iron Mountain office at W8640 Collins Road. It took an hour to inflate the 57-foot-wide balloon; team pilot Jody Leatherberry and his son, Eric, then began taking children and adults up ...

Van Osdol joins Great North Bank in Aurora as market president

AURORA, Wis. — Kim Van Osdol has been added as a market president at Great North Bank in Aurora. Van Osdol most recently was senior vice president of business services with Community First Credit Union in Appleton, Wis. He has more than four decades of experience in the banking industry, ...

Aspirus IR a ‘critical-access hospital to know’

IRON RIVER — Aspirus Iron River Hospital recently was named by Becker’s Healthcare as a 2018 “critical-access hospital to know,” a list that highlights 66 of the nation’s more than 1,300 certified critical-access hospitals. Critical-access hospitals have 25 or fewer inpatient beds, ...

Toro to expand Wisconsin facility

MADISON, Wis. — The Toro Company is expanding its Tomah, Wis., facility, a move that should create 35 new jobs, state officials said. “Companies have a choice when they are looking to expand, and we’re pleased The Toro Company has chosen to make this investment right here in ...

New MSU Extension office site

The Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Michigan State Extension in Dickinson County, which moved its office from Norway to room 121 on the Bay College West campus in Iron Mountain. From left are alliance ambassadors Joe Testolin, Ben Ryan and Sandi White; ...

IM Tractor Supply to host pet adoption, supplies drive

IRON MOUNTAIN — Tractor Supply Company in Iron Mountain will host a pet adoption and pet supplies drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday as part of Out Here With Animals, a month-long event for animals of all kinds and the people who care for them. Community members and their leashed, ...

How to make the most of a side business

It can be personally and financially rewarding to earn extra cash doing something you enjoy. If you are one of the many Americans supplementing your paycheck by running a small business, here are some tips to help you profitably manage your side gig: Make your business official: Consider ...

Switch on to hobbies only at Superior shop

IRON MOUNTAIN — While floor coverings might get first billing in the name, Superior Carpet and Hobby Shop at 102 W. Ludington St. in Iron Mountain is ready to focus on the hobby side of the business. Owner Mark Wiederrecht said he is phasing out the carpets and floor coverings. “The hobby ...

US dialing back push to conserve oil

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs. The position was outlined in ...

Award for OB/GYN at DCHS

The Dickinson County Healthcare System OB/GYN staff, along with Michigan-Wisconsin Family Practice Associates, has earned the 2018 Maternity Care Excellence Award from the Economic Alliance for Michigan, a nonprofit group comprised of Michigan’s largest employers and unions. The new award, ...

Aspirus Iron River to offer hospital telehealth service

IRON RIVER — Aspirus Iron River Hospital is joining with iNDIGO Health Partners, a leading private hospital medicine group based in Traverse City, to provide telehealth hospitalist services for night coverage starting Aug. 8. Working with onsite staff, iNDIGO telehealth providers will see ...

Taking money for providing a bed to travelers? Check if a permit is required

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection requires a permit for all lodging facilities in the state. Lodging facilities come in many forms. Although not an all-inclusive list, common examples of lodging facilities requiring a permit include ...

New owners at Timber Products

IRON MOUNTAIN — Timber Products of Iron Mountain had a ribbon cutting Tuesday to introduce new owners Adam and Sarah Buchcuski. Located at 611 Industrial Drive, Timber Products was founded in 1991 and handles a variety of local and over-the-road markets. Timber Products offers 25 trucks and ...

Bellin Health adds Massabni in cardiology

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Dr. Edgar Massabni has joined Cardiology Associates of Bellin Health. Massabni is board-certified in internal medicine, interventional cardiology and cardiovascular disease. He offers expertise in these areas, among others: general cardiology services; vascular disease ...

CentralAlliance, CoVantage credit unions to merge

ANTIGO, Wis. — Members of CentralAlliance Credit Union have voted overwhelmingly to merge with CoVantage Credit Union, effective Jan. 1. The merger already had been approved by regulators. Founded in 1934, CentralAlliance Credit Union has about 5,200 members and nearly $80 million in ...

SNBT offers sessions on understanding credit reports

MARINETTE, Wis. — Credit scores affect many aspects of life, including interest rates on large purchases, obtaining loans, renting an apartment and even applying for a job. Keeping a close eye can also help prevent identity theft. All are reasons why The Stephenson National Bank & ...