Business

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 ...

LiUNA Local 1329 to sponsor 2019 Italian Fest in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Downtown Development Authority has announced that Laborers’ International Union of North America, or LiUNA, Local 1329 will be the signature sponsor for the 13th annual Italian Fest. “Italian Fest is one of the major fundraiser events for the DDA, and without a ...

Sikora Sheet Metal growing in downtown IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — When Sikora Sheet Metal became available in 2016, Craig and Angela Harris jumped at the chance. “What was really appealing about this place was the history here. Being in business since 1946, with only two owners, that told us a lot about the business. You could feel the ...

Foundation scholarships at DCHS

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation Scholarship Committee recently awarded four scholarships to Dickinson County Healthcare System recipients. The Huron Family Memorial Scholarship was started by the Huron family to honor the family’s dedication to community medicine. It is awarded to ...

Mueller joins Bellin Health in Oconto, Marinette clinics

OCONTO — Bellin Health Oconto and Bellin Health Marinette have added orthopedic specialist Dr. James Mueller. Mueller, who is board certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship-trained in hand surgery, offers expertise in, among others: General orthopedic surgery for all ages, hand ...

Farmer’s market on Saturday in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN—The next Iron Mountain Farmers & Artisans Summer Market will be held Saturday. The market will run every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon through Oct. 12. The market, located across from the Dickinson County Library, is managed by Nancy Schaub together with the Farmer’s ...

Whitmer appoints energy-efficiency leader to Public Service Commission

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday named an energy-efficiency and sustainability official to Michigan’s regulatory body that oversees utilities and telecommunication companies. Tremaine Phillips’s six-year appointment to the three-member Public Service ...

Verso awards craftsman scholarships

QUINNESEC —The Verso paper mill in Quinnesec has awarded three Verso Skilled Craftsman Scholarships valued at $12,000 each to local high school seniors who will attend the Industrial Automation and Controls Engineering Technology program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, ...