Business

DCHS, KHS continue sports medicine partnership

KINGSFORD — Dickinson County Healthcare System and Breitung Township Schools have extended their decade-long sports medicine partnership three more years through 2022. Through this partnership, physicians and athletic training therapists from the DCHS orthopedic and physical therapy team ...

State sets local land banks in Dickinson, two other counties

LANSING, Mich. — The State Land Bank Authority has announced the creation of county land banks in Dickinson, Eaton and Huron counties. Creation of these land banks will provide these counties with additional tools to assist in returning vacant and blighted property back to productive ...

CCI has fun for a good cause

CCI Systems Inc. had its annual summer “parking lot” employee appreciation event July 24, this year with a rodeo theme. As part of the event, employees could nominate supervisors for a turn under a splash bucket. They then could make a donation to benefit a cause or charity of their choice ...

DCHS adds family medicine, pediatric specialist Howell

IRON MOUNTAIN — Korby Howell, a certified physicians assistant, will join Dickinson County Healthcare System with a practice at the Dickinson Primary Care Center in Iron Mountain. As a family medicine and pediatric specialist, Howell can provide health care services for all ages. “I ...

Nord named Embers CU’s commercial lending manager

MARQUETTE — Embers Credit Union has added Matt Nord as manager of commercial lending. Nord, a native of Iron Mountain, has spent the past decade in a variety of banking roles, most recently as market president-Upper Peninsula for Great North Bank in northern Wisconsin. He received his ...

Dickinson Homes pushes limits on what modular homes can be

KINGSFORD — Evo Santoni started Dickinson Homes in 1970 with the desire to build people a better place to live. Now run by the second and third generation of the family, Dickinson Homes design and builds custom modular homes in Michigan, Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota, expanding on what ...

Wild Wild West Tobacco

The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Wild Wild West Tobacco in Iron Mountain. From left are Suzanne Larson, chamber executive director; chamber ambassadors Trisha Peterson, Larry Lambert and Ray King; store manager Kindra Williams; store employees ...

YMCA child care center earns three-star rating

IRON MOUNTAIN — Systems Control Little Sparks Child Care Center at the Northern Lights YMCA has earned a three-star rating from Great Start to Quality, in what was the state agency’s first-ever review of the new facility. Great Start to Quality measures the quality of early childhood ...

Manager at First National Trust earns CTFA certificate

IRON MOUNTAIN — Mike Flannery, a fiduciary manager at First National Trust & Wealth Management, recently was awarded the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor professional certification from the American Bankers Association. “Earning the CTFA certification validates Mike’s experience ...

Shelter donation

Almost Home Animal Shelter recently received $4,146.36 from Tadych’s Family Market from the store’s Econo Cares program in May. Andilee Conery, right, of the shelter receives the check from Angela Treiber, program coordinator. For more information on how non-profit organizations can benefit ...

Automation company moving to Port Huron

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — An engineering company is moving to Port Huron’s industrial park. R & E Automated Systems plans to create 176 new jobs and invest $14.4 million over the next five years. The Michigan Strategic Fund and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation said they ...

UP Sport & Spoke opens in downtown IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — U.P. Sport & Spoke recently had its grand opening at 627 S. Stephenson Ave. in downtown Iron Mountain. Owners Anthony and Aimee Tatangelo of Iron Mountain basically took over the business after Rick and Becky Mortl retired and closed the doors on Mortl’s Sports Center ...

CCI’s Packerland Broadband adopts new name of Astrea

IRON MOUNTAIN — Packerland Broadband, a division of Iron Mountain-based CCI Systems Inc., has changed its name as of Monday to Astrea. Over the past decade, the division has grown its products to include offering internet, television and phone. Today, it services more than 60 small ...

Diamond award given to Simone Insurance Agency

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Simone Insurance Agency recently qualified for the Diamond Club Award that is offered by The Frankenmuth Insurance Company. To earn the award, the agency’s performance in 2018 was evaluated on criteria such as growth, policyholder retention and superior service to ...

Celebrating a half-century

Ford Motor Company’s Chicago Regional Sales and Service Manager Ivan Boykin, right, recently presented Larry Juul of Town & Country Sales with an award honoring the 50 years his family has operated a Ford dealership. The business now is at W7600 U.S. 2 in Quinnesec.

Tariff worries escalate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest tariffs President Donald Trump plans to impose on Chinese goods would cost U.S. households an average of $200 a year, some economists estimate, and would start to bite consumers and retailers just as the holiday shopping season begins. That cost would come on ...

Tadych honored by Wisconsin Grocers Association

The Wisconsin Grocers Association has recognized Dave Tadych of Tadych’s grocery stores with the Excellence in Operations Award for his contributions to the grocery industry in Wisconsin. Tadych, an Iron Mountain resident and general manager of six Tadych’s stores, learned of the award in ...

Holiday Inn Express honored

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Iron Mountain, 1535 N. Stephenson Ave., has received the 2018 Intercontinental Hotel Group’s Quality Excellence Award for superior levels of service. The honor recognizes the hotel owners in 2018, Ardis Inc., general manager Renee Fehr and all of the ...

Business briefs

Promotion for Niagara native MILWAUKEE — Andrew Leatherman, formerly of Niagara, Wis., has been named director of inpatient services at Ascension St. Francis Hospital in Milwaukee. Leatherman graduated from Niagara High School in 2004, then attended Mount Mary University and Columbia ...

Cabinet member visits Calumet Electronics

CALUMET — Calumet Electronics’ commitment to boosting the area and the domestic electronics industry has attracted notice nationwide — including a visit Tuesday from a U.S. Cabinet member. Chris Pilkerton, acting administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, toured the ...