Business

Life support class at Bay

ESCANABA — Bay College Training and Development will offer Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday at the center, 2000 N. 30th St. in Escanaba. This course is designed to teach a wide variety of health care professionals how to recognize ...

Bay to host safety conference

ESCANABA — The 19th annual Upper Michigan Safety Conference will be Friday, April 26, at Bay College in Escanaba. The full-day conference offers workplace safety and health presentations for all industries. Featured speaker is author Silouan Green, who survived a jet crash while in the U.S. ...

How not to break the bank on TV streaming services

NEW YORK (AP) — With more TV streaming services than ever before, from newcomers like Disney Plus to stalwarts like Netflix, consumers may feel the ideal viewing experience is finally at hand. Americans have, on average, three streaming video subscription services, according to a recent ...

Verso hires interim CEO

MIAMISBURG, Ohio —Verso Corp. has announced that B. Christopher DiSantis will step down as president and chief executive officer and member of the Verso Corporation board of directors effective Monday. Leslie Lederer, former chairman, interim president and CEO of Catalyst Paper Co., has ...

Solberg’s: Longtime landmark Felch supper club has new owners

FELCH TOWNSHIP — Ownership might have changed, but the name and menu will remain the same at Solberg’s Bar and Grill in Felch. Robert Smith, who grew up on Felch Mountain, officially took title of the popular supper club in northern Dickinson County about two weeks ago, after finally ...

Husing retires after more than four decades with VA system

IRON MOUNTAIN — After 43 years of federal service, Tracy Husing retired March 29 from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Husing began her VA career in February 1975 at the Cleveland VA, Brecksville Division, as a file clerk in psychology service. She also worked at ...

Niagara native wins national award for geriatric research

MADISON, Wis. — Dr. Amy Kind, associate professor of medicine-geriatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, is the American Geriatrics Society’s 2019 recipient of the AGS Thomas and Catherine Yoshikawa Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement for ...

What might be missing from your financial strategy

While the 1990s were a time of growth and prosperity, more recent economic events have reminded us of the importance of protecting what we have. Which is why it may be time to consider a product that’s often overlooked in the financial planning process: life insurance. It may not be trendy, ...

United Way contribution

LaFaive Oil Co. in Norway is donating $10,000 to the United Way of Dickinson County Inc. “We feel this is a very good charity and is good for our community,” the company said. “It is a way to help a large number of residents of our community with one donation.” From left are Donna and ...

Bay College to offer pre-robotics program

KINGSFORD — Matt Barron, vice president of Academic Affairs at Bay College and Kimberly Muller, dean of the College of Innovation and Solutions at Lake Superior State University. have signed an articulation agreement for students pursuing an associate of science degree in pre-robotics ...

Bikes for Easter Egg Hunt

Forward Financial Credit Union recently donated four bicycles for the Norway Community Easter Egg Hunt, set for Saturday, April 20. At right is Rob Langsford, president and CEO of Forward Financial Credit Union, with Char Liebergen, executive assistant and public relations. The 25th annual Egg ...

IMKCFCU hosts annual meeting

KINGSFORD — Three board members were elected to two-year terms on the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union board of directors at the 71st annual meeting March 16. Four nominees were running for the three seats: Katherine Barnes, Steve Mulka, Dan Wentarmini and James ...

UPCC names Apprentice of the Year

HARRIS — An Escanaba man has been chosen as Upper Peninsula Apprentice of the Year. Dejian Dean belongs to International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 906. Other finalists were Joe Beaudry, IBEW Local 906, and Ethan Ledford, Carpenter/Millwright Local 1510, both of ...

MSU Extension to offer UP Food Summit on commercial food operations May 17

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Michigan State University Extension will host a UP Food Summit on how to start a food business from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central time Friday, May 17, at Bay College West, 2801 U.S. 2 in Iron Mountain. This free event will feature experts on the regulatory, business, equipment ...

Business briefs

Produce safety training offered The Michigan State University Extension will offer a Food and Drug Administration-defined Produce Safety Alliance Grower Food Safety Modernization Act certification course next week in two Upper Peninsula locations. The sessions will be Tuesday at the ...

Advocate Aurora Health assumes full ownership of Bay Area Medical

MARINETTE, Wis. — Advocate Aurora Health announced Tuesday the health system has assumed full ownership of Bay Area Medical Center, renamed Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area. “This is a great day for the hospital, our team members and the community,” said Ed Harding, president of ...

UP power plants online, operating

MARQUETTE — WEC Energy Group’s subsidiary, Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corp.,began commercial operation of the A.J. Mihm Generating Station and the F.D. Kuester Generating Station in the Upper Peninsula on Sunday. The natural gas-powered generating stations replace the energy ...

DCHS recognizes medical social workers

IRON MOUNTAIN —Dickinson County Healthcare System and its patients and their families are helped every day by a team of experienced social workers. In the medical arena, social workers interact with a variety of patients including: the elderly, cancer patients, chronically ill ...

Career Fair at Bay College

ESCANABA — Bay College is hosting a Career and Summer Internship Fair held at the Escanaba campus on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time in the Besse Center. This free event is open to the community. More than 40 area businesses will be in attendance representing a wide variety ...

One sweet business

IRON RIVER — Ken Willis was a journeyman boilermaker when he and his girlfriend, Felicia Galdeen, learned they were expecting a child. Boilermaker work requires weeks away from home. So Willis, 28, decided to turn back to the Willis Lumber Company, a sawmill he owns with his brother, ...