Business

PAMELA DANI

Dani joins staff at Simone Insurance

IRON MOUNTAIN — Pamela Dani has joined the staff at the Simone Insurance Agency in Iron Mountain. Dani, who lives in Hermansville, has been a licensed property, casualty and life agent since 2006. She also offers notary services. “The entire staff at the Simone Agency is thrilled to ...

MATT NORD

Nord named market president at Great North Bank

AURORA,Wis. — Matthew Nord has been hired as the market president for the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin region for Great North Bank. He will provide market-leading service for the bank’s commercial clients as well as developing new long-term business relationships within the ...

Keeping stock market activity in perspective

BY MARC MOGAN The stock market has enjoyed an extended period of strong performance that dates back to the end of the last bear market in early 2009. While stock market performance can be measured in a myriad of ways, it’s the Dow Jones Industrial Average that has surpassed several one ...

Electrical line program open house Thursday

MARQUETTE — The Midwest Skills Development Center will host an open house for the Electrical Line Technician Program from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday. The program is a joint effort between Northern Michigan University, the Lake Superior Community Partnership Foundation and the Midwest Skills ...

ATC issues 10-year plan for electric improvements

PEWAUKEE, Wis. — American Transmission Co.’s 10-year plan for electric grid improvements calls for a mix of new construction and continued asset maintenance to maintain the company’s performance in operations. “Our long-range planning efforts assure the reliability that our customers ...

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A RIBBON CUTTING ceremony was held recently at Starship Enterprises LLC in the Norway-Vulcan Industrial Park. The business has joined the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance and ambassadors were on hand for the ceremony. From left, are ambassadors Suzanne Anderson, Teresa Schettler, and Greta Michaud; Barlow Heider and owner Lee Heider; ambassadors Ray King, Tamara Juul and Corky DeRoeck; and Lynda Zanon, chamber director.

Norway-Vulcan business joins Dickinson Chamber

VULCAN — Starship Enterprises LLC has joined the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance as a new member. A ceremony was recently held at the business attended by ambassadors with the chamber. The business started in 1998, and the main manufacturing building was added in 2002.  Starship ...

PAUL JOHNSON

Johnson promoted to assistant dean at Wayne State University

IRON RIVER — Iron River native Paul W. Johnson has been promoted to assistant dean at Wayne State University. Prior to this promotion, he was the graduate and certification officer at Wayne State. He is the son of Rose M. Johnson of Iron River and the late William J. Johnson. Before ...

Microsoft Excel class offered Oct. 26

IRON MOUNTAIN -- The Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance will be holding a class for Microsoft Excel on Oct. 26, from 8 to 11 a.m., at Forward Financial Credit Union. The class will be geared toward those who have never used Excel up to lower-intermediate skill levels. The class will be using ...

Patricia Staller, left, receives her retirement certificate from Andrea Collins, associate medical center director for Nursing and Patient Care Service at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Staller served in the VA as a social worker for 24 years.

Staller retires from VA Medical Center

IRON MOUNTAIN — After 24 years of federal service, Patricia Staller of Iron Mountain has retired from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center. Staller was born and raised in Fort Atkinson, Wis., and is the daughter of Donald and Marie Peterson.  She graduated from the University of ...

Survey highlights real estate firms’ top challenges, expectations

MARQUETTE —The National Association of Realtors in August released the 2017 Profile of Real Estate Firms, which provides insight into the business characteristics and activity of real estate firms, the benefits and education provided to agents and an outlook for the future. Based on a ...

Patricia Staller, left, receives her retirement certificate from Andrea Collins, associate medical center director for Nursing and Patient Care Service at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Staller served in the VA as a social worker for 24 years.

Staller retires from VA Medical Center

IRON MOUNTAIN — After 24 years of federal service, Patricia Staller of Iron Mountain has retired from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center. Staller was born and raised in Fort Atkinson, Wis., and is the daughter of Donald and Marie Peterson.  She graduated from the University of ...

Survey highlights real estate firms’ top challenges, expectations

MARQUETTE —The National Association of Realtors in August released the 2017 Profile of Real Estate Firms, which provides insight into the business characteristics and activity of real estate firms, the benefits and education provided to agents and an outlook for the future. Based on a ...

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Ribbon cutting at Oak Crest

A ribbon-cutting ceremony recently took place at Oak Crest Golf Course in Norway, attended by members of the club as well as ambassadors with the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance. Oak Crest is a new chamber member. From left are ambassadors Ray King, Joe Testolin, Benji Ryan, Teresa Schletter ...

UP Health System named a screening center of excellence

MARQUETTE— U.P. Health System in Marquette has been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance for its ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening. Low-dose CT screening for lung cancer carried out safely, efficiently and equitably saves tens of ...

Carlos Cantina hosting fundraiser for schools

IRON MOUNTAIN — North Elementary School of the Arts and East Elementary School are partnering with Carlos Cantina in Iron Mountain on a fundraiser for new playground equipment. This is the first community fundraiser for the restaurant. Carlos Cantina will donate 15 percent of all sales, ...

Open house Oct. 12 for electrical line technician program

MARQUETTE — The Midwest Skills Development Center will host an open house for the Electrical Line Technician Program on Oct. 12. The event is planned from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Midwest Skills Development Center, 411 Avenue A in Gwinn. Anyone interested is invited to tour the facility, watch ...

Financial planning for parents who have adult children with special needs

By Marc Mogan If you’re a parent of a child with special needs, you’ve likely dedicated much of your life to researching, providing and advocating for the best care for your child. So naturally, you may worry about what will happen when you are no longer able to supervise your child’s ...

Michigan retail sales get late summer boost

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

THOMAS NIEBRZYDOWSKI HAS opened up the Major 10th Music Studio in the Midtown Mall in Iron Mountain in the kiosk across from the Christopher and Banks store. A grand opening at the studio will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

New music studio in Midtown Mall

IRON MOUNTAIN — The new Major 10th Music Studio will offer private music instruction in its Midtown Mall location in Iron Mountain. The studio is owned and operated by Thomas Niebrzydowski, who has been teaching music for 18 years. The Major 10th Music Studio offer private instruction for ...

ERIN MCCORMICK

McCormick new mBank senior VP

MANISTIQUE — Erin McCormick has been hired as a senior vice president of mBank in branch administration as well as sales officer. His primary office will be in Eagle River, Wis. McCormick will oversee the sales growth and administration of all 23 mBank Branch locations to foster ...