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Ski shop has equipped people to play outdoors for decades

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Bittingers have outfitted winter sports enthusiasts for almost four decades at Pine Mountain Ski Shop. The shop’s history goes back even further. After Lavern Trepp founded Pine Mountain Resort in 1939, his wife, Gloria, started selling skiing equipment there the ...

CoVantage CU donation

CoVantage Cares Foundation recently donated $4,000 to the West Iron County Chapter of St. Vincent de Paul Society to be used toward the “Giving Cold Feet the Boot” project. The chapter purchased 160 pairs of boots from Bigari’s Ace Hardware in various sizes for local children and had a ...

Applications open for BOSS Snowplow’s Giving Project

IRON MOUNTAIN — BOSS Snowplow, a division of The Toro Company, is taking applications for its Annual Giving Project, which will award an area non-profit $5,000 and support from BOSS volunteers on the project volunteer day. BOSS Snowplow requires non-profits to apply to be considered. The ...

Operation Action UP to have annual meeting Feb. 13

Operation Action U.P. will have its annual meeting beginning at 8 a.m. Eastern time Thursday, Feb. 13, in the Northern Center Ballrooms at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. The four businesses that will receive the 2019 OAUP Awards of Excellence are Advanced Center for Orthopedics and ...

New business specializes in ‘upcycling’ furniture

The name was coined by accident, they said. A friend asked Vicki and Rob Kuehl what they were going to call the new store they were preparing at 1028 Main St., a former lumber business that most recently was the Norway Deli. It was tough to come up with a proper name, Vicki responded, ...

Buckaroos & Ballerinas store new in mall

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Buckaroos & Ballerinas, a new store in the Midtown Mall owned by Rebecca Klabuhn. Buckaroos & Ballerinas is a children’s boutique offering apparel from newborn to ’tween ...

Neveau retires from Forward Financial CU

NIAGARA, Wis. — Lenore Neveau retired in December after 25 years with Forward Financial Credit Union. Neveau started in 1994 as a part-time teller at the Niagara office. In 1996, she became a full-time teller, a position she maintained before becoming the loan officer at Niagara in ...

Survey of business economists finds slight rise in optimism

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. business economists are slightly more optimistic about economic growth than they were three months ago, and most foresee sales at their companies remaining solid. Those findings emerge from the latest survey by the National Association for Business Economics being ...

GM to invest $2.2B in Detroit to build electric vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is spending $2.2 billion to refurbish an underused Detroit factory so it can build a series of electric and self-driving vehicles, eventually employing 2,200 people. GM said in a statement Monday that the factory will start building the company's first electric ...

Farrington opens Primerica office

IRON MOUNTAIN — Nichole Farrington, a division leader with Primerica Inc., has opened an office in Suite 203A at 333 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. Farrington will offer free weekly financial wellness seminars at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays starting this week through the end of March. These ...

Project Teddy Bear

First National Bank & Trust’s Project Teddy Bear collects new stuffed toys for local area emergency responders, charities, crisis centers and medical facilities to give to children in traumatic or stressful situations. Project Teddy Bear kicked off Dec. 7 with the third-annual ...

Ready for a heavy load

KINGSFORD — A new “premier vehicle” has joined the towing fleet at L.R. Vincent Truck and Service Inc. of Kingsford. The new 60-ton NRC slider on a Western Star chassis arrived early last week. The heavy-duty technology on the 60-ton will reach, lift and pull anything imaginable, ...

Farrington opens Primerica office

IRON MOUNTAIN — Nichole Farrington, a division leader with Primerica Inc., has opened an office in Suite 203A at 333 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. Farrington will offer free weekly financial wellness seminars at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays starting this week through the end of March. These ...

Escanaba mill marks 100 years of making paper

ESCANABA — The Verso Corp.’s Escanaba Mill celebrated a milestone Friday — a full century of making paper. The mill was in use well before paper production began there, according to a Verso news release. “The Escanaba Mill began operating in 1891 as the Escanaba Electric Street ...

Florence business adds U-Haul

FLORENCE, Wis. — Camping in the Clouds at 4080 U.S. 2 in Florence has signed on as a neighborhood dealer for U-Haul Company of Wisconsin. The location, operated by partners Brian and Tracy Huth, will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pick-up for ...

Marquette area women discuss business challenges

MARQUETTE — Starting your own business is challenging, no matter what your gender. Several women entrepreneurs shared their experiences at a “Women in Entrepreneurship” event Thursday at Barrel+Beam in Marquette Township. The event, sponsored by Innovate Marquette SmartZone, featured ...

Ribbon-cutting for Jake’s R & R Tire

The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Jake’s R & R Tire as a member with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Owners Jake and Elizabeth Conery opened at N2960 U.S. 2 in Iron Mountain and can be reached at 906-776-1190. From left are Chamber ambassadors Sharon Miland, Tamara Juul ...

CoVantage Cares effort helps IR, CF groups

ANTIGO, Wis. — The CoVantage Cares Foundation has awarded a total of $382,183 to non-profit groups in communities where CoVantage Credit Union has branches. The funds came from donations by CoVantage Credit Union members, staff and community members who responded to the Foundation’s ...

Wild Rivers Realty adds Hart to staff

IRON MOUNTAIN —Margaret Hart has joined Wild Rivers Realty & Associates. Hart’s real estate career started in 1994 after taking courses through Holloway Institute and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. She is licensed both in Michigan and Wisconsin. She also has worked in the ...

Feed, feeding management workshop set for Jan. 22 in Coleman

COLEMAN, Wis. — Livestock producers in far northeastern Wisconsin faced one of their roughest feed production years in 2019. Most farms now are dealing with feed management issues that can include insufficient feed quantity, lower-than-normal feed quality, mycotoxin presence in stored feed ...