Business

Keys to having successful financial conversations when you’re engaged

While money is a leading cause of marital strife, a recent Ameriprise study found that nearly seven in ten couples say they have good financial communication. Before wedding planning kicks into high gear, make conversations about your finances a priority. Taking the time today to talk through ...

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Employees donate

The staff members at BOSS Snowplow in Iron Mountain recently donated several pounds of can tabs to the Dickinson County Hospital Foundation in support of the Operation Heartbeat program, which provides for the purchase and maintenance of AEDs and defibrillators in the area. Shown, from left, ...

DR. JOHN BIRGIOLAS

Pain awareness seminar with Dr. Birgiolas Sept. 19

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dr. John Birgiolas, a board-certified pain medicine physician at Spine Pain Diagnostics Associates, will be the featured speaker at a Pain Awareness Seminar at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Forward Financial Community Room. During the seminar, Birgiolas will talk about the ...

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Anniversary winners

The grand prize winner from the Sunshine Travel & Tours 20-year anniversary drawing was Krystal DeWitt, left, shown here accepting her two charter air seats on Funjet Vacations to Mexico or Jamaica from Michelle Valeski, owner of the business. Other prize winners were Holly Wahlstrom, a ...

Frankenmuth recognizes Miller Agency partnership

FRANKENMUTH — At its recent executive/agency round table meeting, Frankenmuth Insurance recognized The Miller Agency of Iron Mountain, as a Preferred Partner for 2016. This distinction is awarded to independent agencies who’ve demonstrated commitment to providing exceptional service, ...

Author to have book signing Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — A book signing will take place at the newly restored Vintage Sundries, 211 E. Hughitt St. in Iron Mountain. Author and Iron Mountain graduate Sally Bartolameolli will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. to sign her two non-fiction books and to visit with local residents. A ...

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ATTENDING THE RIBBON-cutting marking the membership of the AT&T Store with the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance are, from left, Lynda Zanon, chamber director; ambassadors Jim Lin Yu, Teresa Louys in front and Julie Cowling in the back; Chris Porter, owner; Katie Cowling cutting the ribbon; Melissa Maki from the Gliks store; ambassadors Suzanne Anderson, Tamara Juul, Ben Ryan and Teresa Schettler; Michael Truong of Nail Design; and Regina Freudinger, ambassador.

AT&T store in IM joins chamber

IRON MOUNTAIN — The AT&T Store in the Midtown Mall in Iron Mountain is a member of the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance and participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by chamber ambassadors and store officials. The AT&T Store of Iron Mountain is a place for consumers, ...

SASHA DIXON

Dixon joins staff at Mande Insurance

IRON MOUNTAIN — Sasha Dixon has joined the staff at Mande Insurance & Investment Solutions in Iron Mountain as an administrative assistant. She has three years of experience as an administrative assistant. Mande Insurance & Investment Solutions offers homeowners and auto insurance, ...

MICHELLE BAL

Bal new mortgage, commercial lender at NMB office in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — Michelle Bal has jointed the regional staff at the Northern Michigan Bank & Trust office in Iron Mountain, according to an announcement by the bank directors. Bal will be a mortgage/consumer lender at the bank. She is a graduate of Michigan Technological University with ...

Permit needed to rent out house, cabin to tourists

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection requires a permit for all lodging facilities in Wisconsin, including renting out homes and cabins to tourists. Lodging facilities come in many forms. Although not an all-inclusive list, common examples ...

Michigan retail sales down in July

LANSING — Michigan retailers reported a slight drop in sales activity for July over a month ago, but they’re optimistic that the next three months will be better, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of ...

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YMCA supporters

Caylor Construction received a banner showing their level of support for the recently completed YMCA annual campaign, which provides scholarship opportunities to ensure that all are provided an opportunity for health and wellness. The YMCA once again exceeded their annual campaign goal for ...

BRETT FRENCH

UPPCO hires new VP of development

MARQUETTE — Energy industry expert Brett French has been appointed vice president of business development and communications for Upper Peninsula Power Company. French, a long-time resident of Ishpeming, comes to UPPCO from American Transmission Company where he spent the past 16 years ...

Preparing portfolio for retirement

By MARC MOGAN Think about this analogy: When an airplane is preparing to land, it doesn’t descend 30,000 feet in a matter of seconds. Rather, it happens gradually. The pilot adjusts to the landscape and weather conditions to assure a soft landing. In the years leading up to retirement, you ...

NABA puts on contest to support businesses, Lions

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Area Business Association recently sponsored a contest, “Roaring into Summer,” to promote local businesses and support t he Niagara Lions Club. The contest involved customers visiting NABA member businesses and taking a selfie with a traveling stuffed lion. ...

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THE DICKINSON AREA Chamber Alliance recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for new member Pure Water & Air of Iron Mountain. Shown here, from left, are Lynda Zanon, chamber director; ambassadors Robert Whitens, Corky DeRoeck, Sharon Miland and Ben Ryan; BreAnne Gendron, team leader; Danielle LeBlanc, owner; Gauge Herbert, the owner’s son; ambassador Ray King; Angel Hebert, the owner’s daughter; and ambassadors Tamara Juul and Teresa Schettler. Not pictured is owner Dale LeBlanc.

Pure Water & Air joins chamber

IRON MOUNTAIN — Pure Water & Air has joined the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance. A ribbon-cutting ceremony recently took place with chamber ambassadors as well as business officials in attendance. Pure Water & Air is at 200 Fairbanks St. in Iron Mountain and can be reached by ...

NEW SPEECH LANGUAGE pathologist Christine Harkness discusses her plan for therapy with Dorothy Carlson at the Iron County Medical Care Facility.

Harkness joins ICMCF as new speech pathologist

CRYSTAL FALLS — Christine Harkness has joined the staff at the Iron County Medical Care Facility as a speech language pathologist, Harkness has 35 years of experience and a strong dedication and passion to her profession. A native of Hancock, she has always had ties to the U.P. With ...

GABRIELLE REVORD

Revord coming to Julie’s dance studio

KINGSFORD — Gabrielle Revord will join the Julie’s Top Hat Dance Studio creative team starting in September. Revord will be choreographing and instructing two new styles of dance at Julie’s Top Hat Dance Studio. These styles include hip hop and a contemporary/lyrical combination class. ...

Michigan adopts new licensing system for nurses

LANSING — Michigan’s 190,000 licensed nurses now will use a state-of the-art system for the entire licensing process allowing them to enter the nursing profession sooner and more efficiently. LARA’s Bureau of Professional Licensing has launched a new online portal —the Michigan ...

THE PRIZE WINNERS at a diabetes prevention event hosted by Dickinson County Healthcare System’s Diabetes and Wellness Center were, from left, Joyce Butsic, three-month YMCA membership; Karen Wertanen, Fitbit watch; and Omar Flores, $100 Econo Foods gift card.

DCHS center hosts diabetes prevention, education event

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System’s Diabetes and Wellness Center recently hosted a diabetes and risk assessment event at the center, located in the Northern Lights YMCA building on Crystal Lake Boulevard, The goal of the center is to provide information, risk ...