Business

Retirements at DCHS

Dickinson County Healthcare System recently had a Retirement Tea to recognize those who dedicated huge portions of their lives to DCHS. “It is mindboggling to me when I hear the tenure and longevity of some of our staff members. Several of our retirees have worked for DCHS for more than 40 ...

River Valley Bank names new CFO

WAUSAU, Wis. — River Valley Bank and IncredibleBank has named Glendon Peterson as executive vice president and chief financial officer. In 15 years at the bank, Peterson has had various finance positions, most recently senior vice president-controller. In his new role, Peterson will be ...

Business is growing: Larson’s Greenhouse opens for season

IRON MOUNTAIN — After a long and harsh winter, Rick Larson is enjoying spring. Rick and his wife, Judy, own and operate Larson’s Pine Creek Greenhouse at W6552 Upper Pine Creek Drive in Iron Mountain, which opened for the season April 27. The bright, flowering botanicals the Larsons ...

New agent at Leeds Real Estate

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kelly Challancin has joined the staff at Leeds Real Estate in Iron Mountain. Challancin has 25 years of sale experience across the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin marketing candles and home décor with the direct sales company PartyLite Gifts. She is the eldest of eight ...

Trump’s ‘great patriot’ farmers weather trade war

MADRID, Iowa (AP) — Iowa farmer Tim Bardole survived years of low crop prices and rising costs by cutting back on fertilizer and herbicides and fixing broken-down equipment rather than buying new. When President Donald Trump’s trade war with China made a miserable situation worse, Bardole ...

YMCA opens Little Sparks Child Care Center

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center has officially opened the Systems Control Little Sparks Child Care Center at its location at 800 Crystal Lake Blvd. No. 110. "Adding full-time child care to the YMCA just made sense for us and for the community," said Jonathan Ringel, ...

Dickinson Homes becomes Brew Fest signature sponsor

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson Homes has agreed to be the signature sponsor for the third annual Brew Fest, set for June 8 in Iron Mountain, the Downtown Development Authority has announced. “Sponsors are vital to the success of our events, and we're extremely grateful to Dickinson Homes for ...

Nurses receive recognition at VA medical center, Rhinelander clinic

IRON MOUNTAIN —The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center recently recognized three nurses within its VA health care system with the 2019 Administrator’s Award for Excellence in Nursing, as part of observing National Nurses Week from May 6 to 12. Ann Mattson, who serves in the medical ...

Sandwiches for ‘superheroes’

In honor of National Superhero Day, American Transmission Co. provided the fixings to make about 600 sandwiches for local United Way organizations, writing notes of encouragement for the recipients. The sandwiches were delivered to: Alpha Omega Residential Rehabilitation Center, Caring House ...

DCHS earns Governor’s Award of Excellence

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Healthcare System has received MPRO’s 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence for effective reporting and measurement for outpatient and value-based purchasing in an acute-care setting. More than 130 Michigan hospitals, physician practices, nursing ...

SNBT promotes Durow to CFO

MARINETTE, Wis. — Beth Durow has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer at The Stephenson National Bank & Trust. Durow is responsible for directing recordkeeping and accounting and supervising the accounting and asset/liability management areas, budget preparation, compliance and ...

Dollar General Literacy Foundation offering grants

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation will take applications for youth literacy grants through 10 p.m. Central time Thursday. Youth literacy grants support schools, public libraries and nonprofit organizations in literacy efforts. Funding can be used to purchase new ...

Businesses, VA partner for VA2K

IRON MOUNTAIN — Five local businesses will join the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in support of VA2K, a walk to promote veteran and employee wellness and create awareness about homeless veterans. Coordinators at each business have invited employees to walk a 2k at their facility ...

Business briefs

ELT program has 32 graduates MARQUETTE — The 16th class of electrical line technicians graduated April 26, with 32 students receiving certification. The ELT program is a joint effort between Northern Michigan University, the Lake Superior Community Partnership Foundation and the Midwest ...

DCHS launches Primary Care Center

The Dickinson County Chamber of Commerce and hospital supporters participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday for the new Dickinson Primary Care Center, located in suite 210 of the DCHS Medical Office Building, 1711 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. The center combines pediatric and ...

‘Inflection Point:’ College of Computing established at MTU

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Technological University Board approved three new degree programs Friday. It also passed resolutions in support of dissolving the School of Technology and creating the new College of Computing. “This will be the first college of its kind in Michigan, but most ...

Stephens Real Estate adds Moon

IRON MOUNTAIN — Stephens Real Estate has added Paul Moon as a realtor licensed in Michigan to its office at 1320 Carpenter Ave. in Iron Mountain. Moon studied business management at Ferris State and Wayne State universities and is currently the top sales producer at Northern RV Center, ...

Cook joins First National Bank

IRON MOUNTAIN — First National Bank & Trust has hired Dale Cook as a business banker at its downtown Iron Mountain location. He will work to help businesses plan for current and future needs, including commercial loans, depository and treasury management, as well as establishing and ...

Community sale in Florence

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its annual community-wide rummage and sidewalk sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1 in Florence and Spread Eagle. Community members are encouraged to have their own sale that day and contact the event coordinator to be ...

Foxconn CEO meets with Trump, Wisconsin governor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group leader Terry Gou met privately with Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers for the first time Thursday, a day after Gou recommitted to a massive project in the state following a White House meeting with President Donald Trump. Questions about Foxconn’s ...