Business

New home sales up in October

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of new U.S. homes edged up modestly in October, led by a big jump in activity in the Midwest.New home sales advanced 0.7 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 458,000, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. That October increase a smaller 0.4 ...

Downtown Christmas Walk set for Dec. 4

IRON MOUNTAIN - The annual Downtown Christmas Walk will be held on Thursday, Dec. 4, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., according to officials with the Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Program.Activities this year include sleigh rides by Bjorkman's, carolers throughout the Downtown area, a ...

Money raised for Caring House during downtown ladies event

IRON MOUNTAIN - The staff at Grayson & Co. Jewelers in Iron Mountain puts together a fund-raiser for the Caring House during the annual Ladies Night event in downtown Iron Mountain.Grayson & Co. Jewelers donated a necklace valued at $531 and a Fossil watch valued at $115 plus ...

Gerflor completes acquisition of Connor Sport International

CHICAGO - Gerflor, a global leader in the design and manufacture of resilient flooring, has announced that it has acquired Connor Sport Court International in a move that will expand the company's global market reach and sports product range portfolio."The acquisition of Connor Sport Court ...

Leonard joins Re-Max North Country

CRYSTAL FALLS - Mick Leonard, a longtime resident of Crystal Falls, recently obtained his real estate license. He is working at RE/MAX North Country in Crystal Falls.Formerly a licensed builder and remodeling contractor in the area until 1994, he later moved to Oklahoma to enhance his career. ...

Northern Wisconsin Economic Development Summit Dec. 4-5

MADISON - Registration is now open for the eighth annual Governor's Northern Wisconsin Economic Development Summit, Dec. 4-5, in Minocqua, Wis.The annual summit provides an opportunity to address the unique challenges and opportunities of Northern Wisconsin's economy through a forum with the ...

Erickson named to IJO review board

SOUTHPORT, Conn. - Sherri Erickson of Erickson Jewelers in Iron Mountain is one of five members of the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO) invited to be part of a review board to select new jewelry lines for inclusion in the organization's Buying Group.IJO is the largest Buying Group in ...

Health care costs in retirement

By MARK MOGANWith all the uncertainties of the future, it's difficult for people to know exactly how much to save for retirement. While it may be relatively easy to gauge how much you'll need for everyday living expenses like food and housing, other expenses such as the costs for health care ...

Moyle recognized for project in Menominee

HOUGHTON - At the annual Excellence in Construction Awards program recently held in Grand Rapids, Moyle Construction was awarded first place for the Enstrom Helicopter Corporation Addition and Renovation project in Menominee.The project received the top award in the category of renovations and ...

Stefanac joins U.P. Rehab Services staff

IRON MOUNTAIN - Paul Stefanac, PT, DPT, has joined the rehabilitation staff at U.P. Rehab Services of Kingsford to provide physical therapy care to the Iron Mountain-Kingsford area."Paul brings his background in acute inpatient care, transitional/sub-acute care, outpatient orthopedics, work ...

Free snow remonal for troops, vets underwritten by BOSS Snowplow

CLEVELAND - In recognition of Veteran's Day, non-profit Project EverGreen's SnowCare for Troops (SCFT) campaign is expanding to serve wounded and disabled veterans.The campaign, underwritten by BOSS Snowplow, has served thousands of active-duty military families in deployment. Eligible ...

Oshkosh Corp. to build plant in Mexico

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) - Oshkosh Corp. is building a $100 million manufacturing plant in Mexico that will employ about 1,000 people.The company's announcement comes as it cuts several hundred jobs in its defense industry division in Oshkosh by year's end. Oshkosh, the largest manufacturer in the ...

Ackerman joins Berlinski Financial

IRON MOUNTAIN - Nicholas Ackerman has joined the Berlinski Financial Services Inc., according to an announcement by Dick Berlinski.Ackerman holds a Series 7 general securities representative registration as well as the Series 66 registration.Ackerman is a lifelong resident of the area and is a ...

Coleman Engineering continues growth, adds 17 to permanent staff

IRON MOUNTAIN -Coleman Engineering Co. has announced the expansion of their staff by 17 employees in 2014.Not only has Coleman increased its permanent staff by 17, but they also employed an additional 16 employees during the summer months. These employees were hired in both office locations in ...