Business

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, ...

Strutz named financial advisor at LPL

IRON MOUNTAIN — Heidi Strutz has become a licensed financial advisor with LPL Financial, working in Northern Interstate Bank branch at 1917 N. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. Strutz began working in the financial industry as a client service specialist in 2013 and joined Dick Berlinski ...

Helgren joins Northern Interstate Bank

IRON MOUNTAIN — Jim Helgren has been added as assistant vice president-branch manager at Northern Interstate Bank. Helgren will work out of the Northern Interstate Bank office at 1917 N. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. An Iron Mountain High School graduate, Helgren earned a bachelor ...

Goodman Fire donation

Bruce Mattison, left, of Mattison Insurance Agency of Marinette, Wis., recently presented a $1,000 check to the Town of Goodman Fire Chief Mike Stec. The grant was made available by Mutual of Wausau Insurance Corp. and was among eight grants for 2019. “Local fire departments provide an ...

Three ways business owners can recruit, retain top talent

IRON MOUNTAIN — Savvy business owners realize that recruiting and retaining top talent is a key ingredient in the success of their businesses. While talented employees may be a successful business’s most important asset, losing them could also be its biggest liability. But attracting and ...

Mitchell coming back to DCHS Pediatric Clinic

IRON MOUNTAIN — Physician assistant Vanessa Mitchell rejoined the Dickinson County Healthcare System Pediatric Clinic on March 25. An Iron Mountain native with more than eight years of experience, Mitchell said she “jumped at the idea to return home and raise my kids in the community ...

Tractor Supply has Paper Clover fundraiser for 4-H

IRON MOUNTAIN —Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, has its semi-annual Paper Clover fundraiser going on through Sunday. Donations allow 4-H members to attend camps, conferences and other developmental programs. Tractor Supply customers can participate by ...

Coffeehouse ribbon cutting

Chris Tomassucci/Daily News photo The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Organic Grounds Coffeehouse, which opened in the former Bond Decorating building at 215 E. Hughitt St. in downtown Iron Mountain. Organic Grounds serves organic and fair ...

Wuensch moves DCHS practice to IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System has announced that certified physician assistant George Wuensch has moved his office to Suite 210 of the Dickinson Primary Care Center in the Medical Office Building at the DCHS campus, 1711 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. Wuensch had ...

Bay College sets Career Fair

ESCANABA — Bay College will host a Career and Summer Internship Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time April 3 in the Besse Center at the Escanaba campus. This event is open to all in the region seeking employment or researching careers. Employers will be ready to meet prospective ...

Electrical safety seminar Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Werner Electric Supply, a Wisconsin-based electrical distributor and training partner, will have a NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Seminar from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday at its location at 1400 W. Breitung Ave. in Kingsford. Attendees can learn about arc flash hazards and reasons ...

Beef training session April 9

OCONTO, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Extension Agriculture Agent Sarah Mills-Lloyd will offer a Beef Quality Assurance training session April 9 at the Florence Natural Resource Center, 5628 Forestry Drive in Florence, Wis. Registration will be at 10 a.m., with training to start at 10:30 ...

IM’s Sanders agency makes donations to VA, exhibit at museum

IRON MOUNTAIN — Scott Sanders Agency Farm Bureau Insurance and the Sanders family recently made $1,000 donations to the Kiwanis Aktion Club and the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center. The Kiwanis Aktion Club plans to use the money for an exhibit at the new Imagination Factory Kiwanis ...

Bugby retires from First National in IR

IRON RIVER — First National Bank & Trust has announced the retirement of Gerald Bugby and the hiring of Ryan Meske as new Iron River community bank president. Bugby has overseen Iron River banking functions since 2010. Bugby graduated from Flushing High School in 1974 and Northern ...

Stephens Real Estate has top area office

IRON MOUNTAIN — Stephens Real Estate of Iron Mountain has been named the top individual real estate office for 2018, earning that distinction for the 10th year in a row, according to the Upper Peninsula Association of Realtors’ rankings of 18 area offices. With nearly $27.3 in sales ...

Shopko to close all remaining stores, including Kingford, IR

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Struggling retailer Shopko has announced it will close its remaining 120 stores, including locations in Kingsford and Iron River. The last day for all the sites will be June 16. Other stores in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula include Ishpeming and Manistique. In a news ...

Grant deadlines approaching in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Downtown Development Authority has two available grant programs for businesses located in the downtown district — the Facade Improvement Grant Program and the Downtown Assistance Program grant. Both programs are open for applications now. The Facade Improvement grant ...

‘All kinds of odds and ends’

NORWAY — For the record, the cannabidiol oil sold at GG’s Magical Emporium is not derived from marijuana. It’s a common misconception, store owner Gerald Girard said. Because of that, people think his new business has some kind of illicit edge. CBD oil does offer a number of ...

Why young adults should consider life insurance

If you’re starting your first job, getting ready to buy that starter home or just beginning to make strides on your career path, life insurance may be the furthest thing from your mind. But it could be just what you need to secure your financial future. Many folks in the Millennial ...