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Chamber of Commerce makes building improvements

The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated Chamber of Commerce Day on Oct. 16 by hosting its own ribbon-cutting ceremony to show off recent building improvements. “With the help of the state of Michigan, we were able to completely replace our U.S. 2 front entrance and doors, which was ...

IM Walmart finishes renovations

IRON MOUNTAIN — As the holiday shopping season approaches, the Iron Mountain Walmart Supercenter has completed a remodel that included a new look for several departments. The renovation was part of Walmart’s plan to spend $56 million in stores across Michigan in 2019 and the ongoing ...

DAEDA to host Careers & Cheers event Nov. 27

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance will host a Careers & Cheers casual networking event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Sol Blu Lounge, 212 E. Ludington St. in Iron Mountain. The alliance invites alumni and former residents visiting for the ...

Business briefs

Bellin bringing surgeon to IM IRON MOUNTAIN — Pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. Patricia McDougall Schick of Bellin Health Titletown Sports Medicine and Orthopedics will see patients at Bellin Health Iron Mountain beginning today. McDougall Schick has spent more than 20 years providing care ...

Log cabin setting for The Chuckwagon

SPREAD EAGLE, Wis. — The Chuckwagon originally started as a tourist camp when it was built just off U.S. 2 in Spread Eagle in the 1930s. The log cabin setting and wildlife mounts inside make for a North Woods look and feel for showcasing its signature burgers and fish fry. “The great ...

Indoor market today in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN —The 2019 Iron Mountain Farmer’s & Artisan’s Indoor Market will be held today and Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Iron Mountain School’s Izzo-Mariucci Center on the corner of Carpenter and West A Street. In 2020 there will be indoor markets from March ...

Chamber celebrates UP Rehab Services in Niagara

The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at U.P. Rehab Services’ new location at 500 Roosevelt Road in Niagara, Wis. The clinic offers physical therapy; orthopedic and musculoskeletal care; rehabilitation for the spine and upper and lower ...

VA nurse retires

Registered nurse Louise Faymonville of Iron Mountain recently retired from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center after almost three decades of federal service. Faymonville, center, received her retirement certificate from Andrea Collins, associate director for nursing and patient care, left. ...

Bay College West to offer new Excel classes in December

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College West in Iron Mountain will offer three workshops in December on how to operate Microsoft Excel at different levels. These classes, to be taught by Lorri Vross, will be Dec. 10, Dec. 12 and Dec. 17. The first class, Basic Excel, will be offered in two parts. ...

Administrator brings a ‘passion for health care’

IRON MOUNTAIN — Chuck Nelson, the new CEO at Dickinson County Healthcare System, plans to lead a “focus forward” as the hospital continues to rebound from financial trouble. At a meet and greet for hospital employees Tuesday, Nelson emphasized the importance of getting to know the ...

New CEO named at UP Health System-Marquette

MARQUETTE — UP Health System announced today that Gar Atchison has been named chief executive officer of UP Health System-Marquette and market CEO of UP Health System, according to a company press release. Atchison replaces Jerry Dooley, who has been serving as interim CEO for UPHS-Marquette ...

Char’s Beauty Bar comes to downtown IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Char’s Beauty Bar, a new salon in downtown Iron Mountain. Owner Charmaine Goodlow has been in the Iron Mountain area for three years and a licensed cosmetologist for 10 years. She has ...

Investment Center ribbon cutting

THE DICKINSON AREA Chamber of Commerce recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Investment Center at Northern Interstate Bank, 1917 N. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. The Investment Center has two licensed financial advisors, Dick Berlinski and Heidi Strutz. Berlinski has been a ...

Stephenson National Bank to mark 145 years

MARINETTE, Wis. — The Stephenson National Bank & Trust on Tuesday, Oct. 22, will celebrate its 145th anniversary with an open house at its office in Menominee and downtown Crivitz, Marinette, Oconto, Pembine and Wausaukee in Wisconsin. Refreshments will be served during bank hours. ...

Tractor Supply has fundraiser to benefit state 4-H programs

IRON MOUNTAIN — Tractor Supply Company is in the midst of its fall Paper Clover campaign, a biannual fundraiser in partnership with National 4-H Council to provide scholarships for 4-H members to attend conferences, 4-H camps and other developmental programs across the nation. This fall, ...

U.P. Labor Hall of Fame announces 2019 inductees

MARQUETTE — Three dedicated local union leaders will join the likes of Dominic Jacobetti, Mike Prusi and Geraldine Defant during a ceremony in the Northern Center Ballroom on Northern Michigan University’s campus at 5 p.m. Eastern time Friday. Stu Skauge, a longtime member of the ...

Changes eyed for Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed overhauling decades-old Medicare rules originally meant to deter fraud and abuse but now seen as a roadblock to coordinating better care for patients. The rules under revision were intended to counter self-dealing and ...

Grant boosts Brick + Mortar project

IRON MOUNTAIN — A new business has opened in Iron Mountain with a new look, helped by a grant from the Downtown Development Authority. Brick + Mortar, at 213 E. Hughitt St., was among four recipients of the Downtown Assistance Program grant earlier this year. The work done by Brick + ...

Two new partners at Coleman Engineering

IRON MOUNTAIN — Coleman Engineering Company has announced that Jim Blondheim and Luke Tomasoski will join John Edlebeck, Jeff Sjoquist and Kevin Trevillian as owners of Coleman Engineering Company. Blondheim and Tomasoski both joined the CEC team in 2006 as project surveyors, where they ...