Business

Norway student awarded

Lake Superior State University student Patti Goudreau, right, of Norway, accepts the Lukenda School of Business Outstanding Transfer Student Award from business professor Dr. Linda Schmitigal-Snyder, left, during an annual recognition dinner held in Sault Ste. Marie. The award, given out to a ...

Stephanie Nocerini joins Investment Center in CF

CRYSTAL FALLS - Stephanie Nocerini, LPL financial adviser, has joined local financial services firm, The Investment Center, located at the First National Bank of Crystal Falls.The addition of Nocerini will help The Investment Center grow and expand its depth of services while also allowing it ...

Branstrom named Bay’s 2015 Alumni of the Year

ESCANABA - Gladstone native Arthur Branstrom was named Bay College's 2015 Distinguished Alumni of the Year, according to an announcement by the Bay College Alumni Association.Branstrom was acknowledged at Bay College's Awards Dinner held on April 28.After graduating from high school, Branstrom ...

Doda receives certification as Avery Dennison wrap installer

FLORENCE, Wis. - Ryan Doda, of Xcell Graphix & Signs, has become an Avery Dennison certified wrap installer.Doda passed Avery Dennison's rigorous written and hands-on vehicle graphics installation exam.Ryan physically demonstrated his wrap installation skills and expertise by passing ...

IM native receives Distinguished Alumni Award from LSSU School of Business

SAULT STE. MARIE - Lake Superior State University's Lukenda School of Business has presented its 15th Distinguished Alumni Award to Heather (Benjamin) Verhagen, a senior manager at the big four international professional services firm Deloitte and Touche LPP in Milwaukee.Verhagen accepted her ...

Miller Agency named a Five Star Agency

IRON MOUNTAIN - Fremont Insurance, a Michigan-exclusive property and casualty insurance carrier, has announced that The Miller Agency in Iron Mountain, has been named as one of the company's Five Star Agency award winners."Congratulations to the entire Miller Agency team on achieving this ...

Former Aurora resident manages historic Cape Cod movie house 

CHATHAM, Mass. - A soon to be 100-year-old movie theater on Cape Cod is undergoing a revival under the management of a Dickinson County area native. Kevin McLain serves as executive director of the Chatham Orpheum Theater, which operates as an independent and non-profit cinema. The two-screen ...

Pepin joins Voya Financial Advisors, Danielson Insurance

IRON MOUNTAIN - Ryan Pepin, a financial professional from Iron Mountain, has joined Voya Financial Advisors, a leading independent broker-dealer with a comprehensive array of financial services and products. He will be working out of the Danielson Insurance Agency in Kingsford."In joining Voya ...

Brewers’ vice president commencement speaker May 17 at St. Norbert College

DE PERE, Wis. - Marti Wronski, vice president and general counsel for the Milwaukee Brewers, will be St. Norbert College's commencement speaker on Sunday, May 17, at 1:30 p.m. in Schuldes Sports Center on the college's De Pere campus.Wronski will also receive the President's Medal.Jay ...

UPHS-Marquette receives Organ Donation Award

MARQUETTE - U.P. Health System - Marquette has been named recipient of the University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation Award of Hope.The Award of Hope recognizes the comprehensive work of hospitals that achieve or exceed "true conversion rate" goals for organ donation. True conversion ...

Bay College honors outstanding educators

ESCANABA - Bay College honored its 2015 Outstanding Part-Time Educators at a recently awards dinner.The Don Johnson Agency/MEEMIC Insurance Agency sponsored the Outstanding Educator Awards.To receive consideration for the award, faculty were nominated by a colleague, student, or someone from ...

Choszczyk joins U.P. Dance Academy

KINGSFORD - Deborah Choszczyk has joined the staff U.P. Dance Academy in Kingsford.Choszczyk has been teaching ballet, modern/contemporary, ballroom, musical theater and highland dance for more than 40 years in the private and public education sectors including K-12 and higher education.She ...

Tourism conference May 27 in Escanaba

ESCANABA - The 2015 Uppertunities Tourism Conference will be held on Wednesday, May 27, and now is the time for Upper Peninsula regional business owners to register themselves and their employees for this event.This one-day conference, designed for both tourism and non-tourism businesses, will ...

Johnson receives award from WSU

IRON RIVER - Former Iron River resident Paul W. Johnson was the recipient of the 2015 Academic Award from Wayne State University in Detroit.Johnson is the graduate and certification officer at Wayne State, where he was been employed at for 10 years.Prior to taking that position, Johnson was ...

Day named new BPM mill manager

PESHTIGO, Wis. - Ryan Day as its new paper mill manager at Badger Paper Mills (BPM), according to a company announcement.He will oversee all aspects of the paper manufacturing process of the mill's paper machines.During his career at BPM, he served as process engineer, technical manager and ...

Financial checklist for your 60s

By Marc MoganOutside of your 20s, your 60s may be one of the decades in which you face the most significant lifestyle and financial changes so it's normal to experience mixed emotions about money and retirement. You've either reached the traditional retirement age or are almost there and may ...

Nominations sought for NWTC Alumni Award of the Year

GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Alumni Association is currently seeking nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award.Nominees must have graduated from NWTC, and will be considered based on their professional accomplishments, community service, and contribution ...

Verso Corp.’s Quinnesec mill earns state Prosperity Award

LANSING - Upper Peninsula hiring and employment successes were among those celebrated recently by the Michigan Works! Association at its second annual Prosperity Awards.Michigan Works! The Job Force Board worked with Verso Corp., one of the local honorees, to identify and hire qualified ...