×

Business

41 Lumber to open IM showroom

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Upper Peninsula company 41 Lumber is adding a showroom in downtown Iron Mountain that will provide guidance on renovating kitchens, bathrooms and other interior spaces. “We are really excited to branch out and expand. It’s going to be an extension of our showroom ...

Orion Hunting Products is IM’s newest manufacturer

IRON MOUNTAIN — As a youngster, like many others in the Upper Peninsula, Beau Anderson hunted out of scaffolds and blinds built by his father. “Dad was a carpenter, but they were a little rough — ‘Yooper built’ — you might say,” he said. Decades later, back in his home town ...

Hold the celebration: Virus pushes back Venue 906 opening

KINGSFORD — Venue 906 had been slated to open this month, a setting to celebrate weddings and other special events. Then COVID-19 emerged and the governor shut down most activities in Michigan, including construction, as part of a stay-at-home order to try to contain spread of the ...

New pros on duty at ‘timeless’ Pine Grove

IRON MOUNTAIN — A new group has come on board to operate and take care of one of the oldest golf courses in the region. Pine Grove Country Club in the past year has ushered in a new office manager, course supervisor and a married couple that became head golf professional and teaching ...

Dream store: Brick + Mortar mixes clothing, horticulture, gifts

IRON MOUNTAIN — Three years ago, Mike Pearson envied that his wife, Kate, was doing what she loved every day at her The Good Earth Salon in Iron Mountain. Now he, too, has his dream job. The Pearsons last summer purchased the former Vintage Sundries Antiques storefront at 213 E. ...

Wimpy’s opens on Superior Avenue in Crystal Falls

CRYSTAL FALLS — Locals fondly remember The Bacco’s Cafe and Tavern, Sparky’s Bar and Grill, Miller’s Bar and Grill, O’Malley Bar and Grill, and Generations as regular sites to socialize in the heart of the city. Now Wimpy’s Pub is at that same 329 Superior Ave. location in ...

DCHS earns distinction as top rural hospital

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System has earned a number of elite recognitions over the past year, including a Top Rural Hospital designation from the Leapfrog Group, an award that went to only 18 facilities nationwide from a pool of 2,000. In addition to the honor from ...

Aspirus provides specialized wound care

IRON RIVER — Aspirus is calling special attention to local services that can offer hope and healing to people living with and suffering from chronic wounds. A 2018 retrospective analysis of Medicare beneficiaries identified that roughly 8.2 million people had wounds with or without ...

UP Sport & Spoke makes move in downtown

IRON MOUNTAIN — U.P. Sport & Spoke didn’t need to look far to find a larger building for their expanding business. After opening at 627 S. Stephenson Ave. in the summer of 2019, owner Anthony Tatangelo located a new space only a block away at 527 S. Stephenson in downtown Iron ...

Astrea — formerly Packerland Broadband — expands its service area

IRON MOUNTAIN — Founded in 2007 as Packerland Broadband, Astrea continues to grow. A division of CCI Systems Inc. in Iron Mountain, the company now serves more than 60 communities throughout Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula, offering internet, TV and phone connections. Astrea also has ...

mPower provides new GIS solutions for municipalities

IRON MOUNTAIN — Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Iron Mountain, mPower Innovations is a leader in the geospatial industry. Earlier this year, mPower was featured in the Michigan Municipal Electric Association's monthly Currents publication for its geographic information system ...

We Energies notes safety milestone

IRON MOUNTAIN — The last time the We Energies meter service team based out of Iron Mountain experienced a lost-time injury, Lyndon B. Johnson was president. The year was 1965. “Fifty-five years without a lost-time injury in any sector of the utility business is a notable ...

Hillcrest commerce: NWTC explores options for Aurora center

AURORA, Wis. — The Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s Woodland Regional Learning Center in Aurora continues to look at options to best use its space in the former Hillcrest Elementary School. Sally Miller, regional manager for the center, indicated they are in the process of ...

DCHS conducts survey

IRON MOUNTAIN – Dickinson County Healthcare System is asking residents in Dickinson County, Florence County and the surrounding areas to take part in an important community-wide survey. This survey will take the pulse of current health care services and help improve services in the future ...

Kaczmarek new president at Gundlach Champion

IRON MOUNTAIN — Stanley “Stan” C. Kaczmarek has been promoted to president of Gundlach Champion Inc. Kaczmarek began his career at GCI 22 years ago as an estimator. He was promoted to chief estimator and was responsible for all preconstruction services. In 2019, he was promoted to ...

Gyms adjust to new space, cleaning requirements

Editor’s note: Much of the nation has been shut down over the past two-plus months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But now the economy is reopening, and businesses of all types are quickly ramping up for what they hope will be a busy summer season that will return them to some sense of ...

Legislature OKs bills to help small breweries grow

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Small breweries could sell and deliver more craft beer to stores without having to go through Michigan’s three-tier system for alcohol distribution under legislation that advanced to the governor’s desk on Wednesday. The Senate voted unanimously in favor of the ...

Beaches begin to reopen as states ease restrictions

Editor’s note: Much of the nation has been shut down over the past two-plus months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But now the economy is reopening, and businesses of all types are quickly ramping up for what they hope will be a busy summer season that will return them to some sense of ...

Dulce Nulla wins DDA contest, shop space

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dulce Nulla Gourmet Desserts has been selected to set up shop at 415 S. Stephenson for one year rent-free, thanks to a Downtown Development Authority contest. The Business IDEA Contest searched for serious entrepreneurs who were ready to take a business idea to the next ...