Business

Gundlach Champion honored for Build Michigan Award

LANSING — Gundlach Champion Inc. of Iron Mountain has won a 2017 Build Michigan Award for construction of the Marquette Municipal Service Center. The award is given every year by the Professional Service Member Provider Council of the Association of General Contractors. State Reps. Sara ...

Is your portfolio telling you to make a change?

The past nine years have been extraordinary for the stock market. From March 2009 to the end of 2017, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose close to 300 percent. In 2017 alone, the index gained more than 21 percent. If you are an investor who has benefited from the extended bull market, ...

Fulks Orthodontics supports YMCA

IRON MOUNTAIN — Fulks Orthodontics is the latest local business to offer support for the Northern Lights YMCA Capital Campaign, pledging $5,000 toward the project. “We thank Fulks Orthodontics for this contribution,” Dickinson Center Director Jonathan Ringel said. “Support from ...

ICU staff at DCHS recognized for rating high in customer satisfaction

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Intensive Care Unit Department at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital has received the Journey to Excellence Traveling Trophy at Dickinson County Healthcare System for posting uniform high scores in the customer satisfaction survey.  The ICU also posted the top box ...

Open house Sunday for new online boutique

Tessa Avenue, a local online boutique that opened in August, will have an open house 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Midtown Mall, 1062 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. Shannon Barnes, the owner of Tessa Avenue and a Michigan State University graduate, offers women and juniors fashion ...

Aspirus IR Clinic grand opening to be March 15

IRON RIVER — Aspirus Iron River Hospital and Clinics has set the grand opening of the new Aspirus Iron River Clinic for March 15. The 24,000-square-foot, two-story medical clinic is on the hospital campus overlooking Ice Lake. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 1 p.m. and a public ...

Kesler recognized with 2017 Gift of Hearing award

IRON MOUNTAIN —The Dickinson Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic, in partnership with hearing aid manufacturer ReSound, recently awarded a free pair of hearing aids to Marshall Kesler of Iron Mountain through its third annual Gift of Hearing initiative. The donation aims to reward an individual who ...

Stephens Real Estate again leads in local property sales for 2017

IRON MOUNTAIN — Stephens Real Estate of Iron Mountain was the top individual real estate office across the board for 2017, according to the Upper Peninsula Association of Realtors’ rankings of 16 local real estate offices. Stephens topped the list for volume with nearly $30 million in ...

When life events affect your benefits

Getting married or divorced, having or adopting a baby and retiring are significant milestones in life. These “qualified life events,” as they are commonly referred to in the insurance industry, may permit you to make adjustments to the benefits you receive through your employer or other ...

Crystal Fresh Market upgrades to energy-efficient refrigeration

CRYSTAL FALLS — A grocer is achieving “cool” new savings with help from Crystal Falls’ locally owned, not-for-profit electric utility. Crystal Fresh Market, a family-owned grocery business with 37 employees, recently replaced all of its 1960s-era refrigeration cases as a part of a ...

IMKCFCU honors employee volunteers

KINGSFORD — Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union recently recognized its employee Volunteer of the Year for 2017 plus two runner-ups. Lydia Krivanek, 2017 Volunteer of the Year, logged 205 hours, many of them making catnip eggs for the Almost Home Animal Shelter. Other ...

Fornetti Dental to offer free care Feb. 17

IRON MOUNTAIN — The John Fornetti Dental Center will host the 12th annual Dentistry From The Heart event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the center, 100 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. Dentistry From The Heart provides free dental care to those in need. Each year since 2001, ...

Tractor Supply donates pet food

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Tractor Supply Co. store in Iron Mountain has donated 60 bags of pet food to the Almost Home Animal Shelter. “More often than not, animal shelters and rescues depend greatly on food donations to support the pets they take in that await adoption,” said Bret Dalton, ...

Five ways the new tax law may affect you

The most sweeping tax reform legislation in decades was enacted into law at the end of 2017. If you pay federal income taxes, you are likely to see an impact this year. As you plan your 2018 tax strategy, here are five key changes to know about the tax reform law: — Tax rates and brackets ...

Dickinson area groups benefit from BOSS/Toro donations

IRON MOUNTAIN — BOSS Snowplow, in partnership with The Toro Company, has contributed more than $18,000 to Dickinson County groups through the annual Toro Product Donation Program. Five Dickinson County organizations were awarded products, including the Dickinson County Bike Path ...

Walker open to paper company tax credits

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that proposed job-retention tax credits for consumer products giant Kimberly-Clark Corp. could be extended to other paper companies if there are "significant opportunities" to retain and add jobs. Walker wants the Legislature to approve ...

Northern Interstate Bank’s School Spirit Checks a boost for boosters

NORWAY — Northern Interstate Bank recently presented the Norway-Vulcan Schools Athletic and Music Booster Clubs with another donation from its School Spirit Checks promotion. The program offers checks that bear the mascots of participating schools. Northern Interstate Bank then ...

White named manager of mBank Aurora branch

MANISTIQUE— mBank recently promoted Lori White to manager of its Aurora, Wis., branch. White has more than 30 years of customer service experience, with 12 of those years at the Niagara and Aurora branches. White also is an active member of her community and a board member for SAY Soccer. ...

Leeds Real Estate has $23.7M in sales for 2017

IRON MOUNTAIN —Leeds Real Estate in Iron Mountain posted more than $23.7 million in sales for 2017, according to the Upper Peninsula Association of Realtors. That represents an 18 percent increase over the previous year and is a new record for Leeds Real Estate, the business ...

Does your portfolio have room for both active and passive investing?

Investors today live in an era offering unprecedented global investment choices, in both active and passive vehicles. Investments in each category have opportunities and challenges for investors to consider when crafting an optimal financial strategy. With so many choices at your fingertips, ...