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Lang named CEO at U.P. Health-Portage

HANCOCK - Jeff Lang has joined U.P. Health System - Portage as the new chief executive officer effective March 9.Having nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare leadership, Lang brings a wide range of experience to his new role. He most recently served as CEO at United Hospital District in ...

185 attend U.P. Labor Management conference

HARRIS - There were approximately 185 people in attendance at the U.P. Labor Management Council's 45th annual conference on Thursday, March 5, at the Island Resort & Casino Conference Center in Harris.Management and labor representatives throughout the Upper Peninsula gathered for a day ...

Olaiz joins Savage Mane staff in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN - Natalie Olaiz has joined the staff at The Savage Mane Salon and Day Spa in Iron Mountain as a licensed cosmetologist.She completed her education at Paul Mitchell Academy in Escanaba.While attending school, she was a member of the design team along with receiving advanced ...

Michels to speak at St. Norbert CEO event

DE PERE, Wis. - Pat Michels, president of Michels Corp., will present "The Competitive Advantage of Being a Privately Held Company" as part of St. Norbert College's CEO Breakfast and Strategy Series on Thursday, March 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Butte des Morts Country Club in Appleton, ...

Women honored for volunteer efforts in 2014

KINGSFORD - The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union has selected Lydia Krivanek as their Volunteer of the Year.Krivanek has volunteered countless hours in her community and logged more than 548 hours over the year -that works out to more than 10 volunteer hours per week.She ...

Valiquette named award winner at Bay College for the quarter

ESCANABA - Ann Valiquette was named Bay College's quarterly March - May TORCH Award winner. She is recognized for her work at Bay College."Ann is the director of the business office at Bay College. One example of her outstanding performance was that Ann investigated and sorted through the ...

Loan programs available for Florence businesses

FLORENCE, Wis. - Current Florence County business owners and new entrepreneurs can make use of two loan programs administered by Florence County Economic Development Commission (FCEDC) to help start or grow a business.The Gemstar Micro Loan program can loan $1,000 up to $10,000 at 3 percent ...

Reinventing yourself during your retirement

By Marc MoganRetirement offers people a great opportunity to start something new. In addition, life expectancy trends indicate that an increasing number of baby boomers should be prepared for a long life in retirement.While this is good news, it also creates a few things to think ...

Northern Michigan Bank is Ritz event sponsor Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN - Northern Michigan Bank has signed on as a platinum sponsor of the Casino Royale at the Ritz event Saturday at Pine Grove Country Club, according to an announcement by Lynda Zanon, chamber director."Northern Michigan Bank & Trust welcomes the opportunity to be a platinum ...

O’Reilly opens in Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN - O'Reilly Auto Parts has opened a store in Iron Mountain at 1907 S. Stephenson Ave.O'Reilly Automotive Inc. is one of the largest specialty retailers of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the United States, serving both the do-it-yourself ...

Financial checklist for your 50s

By Marc MoganWhile 50 may be the new 40 in terms of lifestyle, vitality and longevity, it's important to take a more earnest and pragmatic approach toward your long-term financial health than you may have in your 40s. Retirement may have felt far away a decade ago, but now it's approaching ...

U.S. stocks gain as dollar rally wanes

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock market indexes rose on Thursday as a rally in the dollar waned. Financial companies gained after a number of banks got approval from the Federal Reserve to raise dividends and buy back shares.KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed 20 points, or ...

Bay scholarship deadline March 15

ESCANABA - Last year Morgan Delvaux received a Bids for Bay scholarship that was sponsored by Bay College faculty and staff. "After receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Health Science, I realized that I wanted to have a more 'one-on-one' impact with patients and decided to become a ...

Workers quitting jobs to seek out better pay

WASHINGTON (AP) - Quitting your job - all but unheard of during and after the Great Recession - is becoming more common again. That could mean pay raises are coming for more Americans.The trend has already emerged in the restaurant and retail industries, where quits and pay are rising faster ...

Harley-Davidson dealership recognized

PESHTIGO, Wis. - Vandervest Harley-Davidson was awarded the Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Silver Bar & Shield Circle of Achievement award for the 2014 calendar year.Vandervest earned the Silver Circle of Achievement award for the Great Lakes market based on their motorcycle and related ...

AARP free tax assistance

IRON MOUNTAIN - This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program.The local site is at the Dickinson County Library. Call 774-1218 for an appointment or e-mail ...

Former IM resident named director of Shiawassee Health Department

IRON MOUNTAIN - Larry Johnson, formerly of Iron Mountain, was recently named director of the Shiawassee County Health Department in Corunna, Mich.Prior to being named director, Johnson has served as environmental health director since 2008.Johnson has been with the department for 14 years ...

New hospital, brownfield project in Marquette win approval from MSF

LANSING - The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has announced that the Michigan Strategic Fund has approved two community revitalization projects in downtown Marquette, including a new hospital that will be constructed in the heart of downtown.The projects will generate a total ...