Business

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 & ...

DCHS among 100 Great Community Hospitals

CHICAGO — Dickinson County Healthcare System has been ranked among the nation’s 100 Great Community Hospitals by Becker’s Hospital Review for the third year in a row. This list of 100 Great Community Hospitals includes independent community hospitals as well as facilities affiliated with ...

Four steps toward having a confident retirement

The road to retirement is full of twists and turns that can make even the most financially secure person wonder if they saved enough for their next chapter. If you feel similar emotions, know you are not alone. Breaking down your retirement savings into four distinct components can help take ...

Official grand opening Saturday for new Dollar General store

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dollar General’s newest store has opened for business at 1000 N. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. The store’s official grand opening will be 8 a.m. Saturday, with free prizes and special deals. The first 50 adult shoppers also will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card ...

Gunsmith with IM roots returns to area

IRON MOUNTAIN — Tommy Westman had planned to go into the Marines once he graduated from high school. Then, at age 17, his car was rear-ended by another student from his school in Pensacola, Fla., while he was stopped for a vehicle turning ahead of him. It left him with significant back and ...

Lake Shore Systems celebrates 160 years

KINGSFORD — Lake Shore Systems Inc. has been designing and manufacturing equipment for the maritime and mining industries since 1858. The company Thursday marked reaching its 160th years of continuous business operation with a reception for employees, retirees and their families at the ...

Bay College West to offer Leadership Academy

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College West will offer a nine-month Leadership Academy program starting Sept. 13. This program centers on developing meaningful leadership skills, understanding opportunities and challenges facing Dickinson County, and creating occasions for networking. The target ...

Iron Mountain Farmers and Artisans Market open Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The 2018 Iron Mountain Farmers and Artisans Summer Market will be 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking area across from the Dickinson County Library in downtown Iron Mountain. “We are excited to have a new produce vendor. Isaac Begres is our newest, youngest vendor who ...

‘American Pickers’ returning to Michigan

NEW YORK CITY — Know of anyone with a barn or shed that has accumulated vintage items over the decades that’s now filled to bursting? If so, the television show “American Pickers” might want to visit. Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team from the History channel series plan to ...

Almost 80 years in appliances

NORWAY — Peterson Electric in Norway has been selling and servicing appliances for nearly 79 years, and the owners attribute that longevity to dedicated staff and loyal customers. The second-generation family business is led by Jim Peterson and his wife, Debbie. They are Maytag, ...

North Country Website Design joins chamber

CRYSTAL FALLS — North Country Website Design, a website design and social media marketing company owned and operated by Marla Bradley in Crystal Falls, has joined the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance. For the past decade, North Country Website Design helps small businesses and organizations ...

Verso finalist for Governor’s Energy Excellence Award

LANSING, Mich. — Twenty-one businesses, organizations and individuals from across the state, including Verso Paper Co. in Escanaba, have been selected as finalists for the 2018 Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards. The awards recognize people and organizations in Michigan that have taken ...

Children’s Hospital foundation board taps IR native

DETROIT — Iron River native Ryan Ruzziconi has been appointed to its Board of Trustees for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. Ruzziconi was vice president and general counsel at Flint, Michigan-based Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Inc., building and leading the company’s ...

Logging equipment damaged in Iron County

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Iron County Sheriff’s Office seeks assistance in investigating malicious damage to logging equipment that occurred earlier this week near Smokey Lake Reserve. The incident occurred Tuesday night or early Wednesday on Federal Forest Road 3210. “The two pieces of ...

DCH Foundation scholarships

Four Dickinson County Healthcare System employees earlier this month received continuing education scholarships from the Dickinson County Hospital Foundation. The $1,800 Huron Family Memorial Scholarship went to Kim Tobey, while $1,500 Foundation Scholarships were awarded to Heather Marsicek, ...

Leeds adds Lindholm as agent

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kevin Lindholm has become a new agent at Leeds Real Estate, 1114 Carpenter Ave. in Iron Mountain. Lindholm grew up in Quinnesec and is a 2006 Kingsford High School graduate. After earning a bachelor’s degree in facility management and an associate degree in architectural ...

A five-step plan for handling an inheritance

Over the next 30 years, in what is anticipated to be the largest wealth transfer in American history, an estimated $30 trillion is expected to be passed from baby boomers to their children and grandchildren. While the size of inheritances will vary, 53 percent of Americans between ages 25 and ...

Banks in region raise funds for flood relief

Two banks in the region have announced donations made to help with relief efforts in the Copper Country after the devastating flooding that swept through June 17. First National Bank & Trust, based in Iron Mountain, donated more than $2,000 in cash to the Portage Health Foundation through ...

Toro, BOSS offers grants to support outdoor enhancements

IRON MOUNTAIN _ The Toro Company and BOSS Snowplow have launched a new initiative — Land. Water. Thrive. —to help improve water use efficiency, enhance outdoor environments and greenspaces and educate on sustainable agricultural practices. The Toro Foundation will contribute up to $1 ...

Ribbon cutting for EconoLodge

Chris Tomassucci/Daily News photo The Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the renovated and renamed EconoLodge Inn & Suites at 1609 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. Shown, from left, in front are chamber ambassador Ray King; Suzanne Larson, ...