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Glen Tolksdorf, President Owner,Tolksdorf Realty and Forestry tolksdorf@tolksdorfrealty.com Greg Seppanen, Vice President Assistant Vice President / Trust Superior National Bank and Trust gseppanen@snb-t.com Matt Thyer, Treasurer Owner, Up and Running Technology Solutions matt.thyer@uartechsolutions.com Karin Van Dyke, Secretary Vice President for University Relations Finlandia University karin.vandyke@finlandia.edu Brian Donnelly Branch Manager River Valley Bank bdonnelly@rivervalleybank.com Lisa Dunnebacke Associate Member ladunneb@mtu.edu Darrell Guitar Agent, Century 21 / North Country Agency darrell.guitar@century21.com Beth Hoy Industry Outreach Manager Corporate Partnerships Office of Innovation and Industry Engagement Michigan Technological University elizabeth@mtu.edu Michael Scott Publisher, The Daily Mining Gazette mscott@mininggazette.com

CALENDAR .............................. PAGE 8 ASPIRUS EXPANDS ................... PAGE 10 FINLANDIA RENOVATIONS ........... PAGE 11 BUSINESS SUPPORT & RESOURCES ......................... PAGE 12 PORTAGE HEALTH VENTURE ...... PAGE 13 VIBRANT DOWNTOWNS ............. PAGE 16 MEMBER DIRECTORY .............. PAGE 20 HOUGHTON/KEWEENAW COUNTIES STATISTICS .............. PAGE 33

Participating in community events is a great way to network and create visibility for your company in the community. For more information about upcoming events, check out our calendar: keweenaw.org/business-calendar Let us know if you have an upcoming event you want included on our calendar or in our next newsletter. We are looking for photos of people doing business in the Keweenaw to use on our website and in our newsletters. If you have photos you’d like to share, send them to info@keweenaw.org. Please tell us who took the photo and the area it was taken, so we can give proper credit. Thanks! 3


Glen Tolksdorf President

A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce Members, We all know how fortunate we are to live and do business here in the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula! The Keweenaw is home to a thriving and diverse business community and the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce (KCC) is here to support and develop our local businesses in a variety of ways. The KCC Visitor’s Center is located in the William J. Hodge building by Franklin Square at the entrance to downtown Houghton. The KCC thanks the City of Houghton for the recent updates to the facility, including new information and brochure displays, an array of maps, and pictures of local businesses. Additional “Welcome” and “Open” signs will also be added soon. Make sure to drop off your business brochures to be added to the display! Over the last two years, the KCC’s Board of Directors has met weekly in the absence of an Executive Director. Due to our Board members’ hard work, KCC membership has increased, revenues are up, and the budget is in place to hire a new Executive Director. The position is expected to be filled by May of this year. The most commonly asked question of the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce is, “Why should I be a member?” The answer, in a nutshell, is that a strong Chamber of Commerce membership makes for a stronger local economy. The KCC supports, attracts,

and develops businesses through a variety of resources and events, including: the Visitor’s Center, where we share information with visitors who stop by in person and with outside interests that want to know more about our area via phone or email; Eggs & Issues morning events, with speakers and discussions on topics of interest; Business After Hours, providing opportunities to host informal gatherings at member businesses and network with other members; member workshop support services where experts share valuable management data and skills; golf outings; the website at keweenaw.org; a monthly newsletter; and many other activities. The Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce is here for all its members, and we invite you to take advantage of the many ways we can support and increase your business. Feel free to contact us at (906) 482-5240, by email at info@keweenaw.org, or stop by the Visitor’s Center. Thank you for your support and we look forward to growing together! Sincerely,

Glen Tolksdorf, President Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce

NETWORKING & VISIBILITY Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce lies at the center of our community and offers its members and the community many opportunities for networking and visibility. For specific dates and times of events, please see our business event calendar at keweenaw.org. InBusiness Magazine – Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce and The Daily Mining Gazette partnered to publish this full-color glossy business-to-business publication and directory. 2,000 will be printed and you’ll be able to access the publication right from our website. The content will be fresh and local covering all sectors from technology to tourism. Community Guide – Published annually at the Daily Mining Gazette, this magazine acts as a complete resource to area organizations. Anyone moving or living here will have a copy and your businesses will be visible in the publication. Facebook – Like Us! and stay current with what’s happening 4

in the community. Ribbon Cutting – A ribbon cutting ceremony is a great way to recognize a special event or new business. The Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce is delighted to help your business celebrate with a ceremony, promotion, and ribbon cutting. Eggs & Issues – Eggs & Issues is a forum series that provides Chamber members an excellent opportunity to ask area leaders about the issues affecting the Keweenaw. Each event in the series is highlighted by a guest speaker and allows plenty of time for questions and answers. Business After Hours – Chamber members can host Business After Hours events at their place of business. Business After Hours events are the area’s premier networking opportunities, offering guests the chance to meet people representing products and services in a relaxed, social setting.


Keweenaw Cash Offers Variety, Flexability In recent years, the popularity of gift cards and gift certificates has continued to grow. But, despite their popularity, there are some drawbacks. One being that, single-business gift cards are limited to the business from which they were issued. The Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce's Keweenaw Cash is an exciting alternative to gift cards with virtually all of the advantages and none of the restrictions. As the name implies, Keweenaw Cash can be used as cash at the more than 500 participating members of the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce. Trina Barrette, Office Manager at the Chamber, said for consumers, Keweenaw Cash makes life a lot easier. “Many people struggle when it comes to gift giving,” she said. “Keweenaw Cash takes away a lot of guess work for the giver and gives the recipient a lot of options.” What sets Keweenaw Cash apart from traditional gift certificates or the newer gift cards is the fact their use isn’t limited to a single business. Barrette said the uses of Keweenaw Cash have expanded far beyond the traditional gift certificate. “People have used them to pay their utility bills or make an insurance payment,” she said. “They’ve even used Keweenaw Cash at local hospitals and doctor’s offices.” Another example of the flexibility of Keweenaw Cash is that they can be purchased in any denomination the consumer needs. “We print them here,” Barrette said, “So we can make any amount no matter how large or how small.” “If someone wants to give a hundred dollars or more, we suggest printing the Keweenaw Cash in smaller denominations. This allows the recipient more flexibility and enables them to use the certificates at several businesses.” Barrette said that not only is Keweenaw Cash accepted by most local businesses, it is the business community itself that is the

biggest user of the program. “Employers such as Portage Health, Aspirus, GS Engineering, and Midwest Loans use Keweenaw Cash quite often,” she said. “They’ve been used as Christmas Bonuses, prizes in silent auctions and other fund raising events, and for employee incentives and awards.” She said Keweenaw Cash is also used as retirement gifts, to mark a milestone, or as part of a welcome package for new hires. While Keweenaw Cash is available from the Chamber all year long, Barrette said there is a noticeable increase around the holidays. “It really is a perfect gift that can be used as cash throughout the Keweenaw.” Barrette said the certificates come in envelopes with a list of all the participating businesses to make it easy for the recipient. To find out more about Keweenaw Cash visit the Chamber office at 902 College Ave. in Houghton, call 906-482-5240, or visit their website: keweenaw.org.

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CHAMBER DUES STRUCTURE SUPPORT • Direct connectivity to small business planners, counselors and local organizations that will help provide resources needed to grow your business • Access to customized insurance options: group healthcare, worker’s comp, auto, and homeowners • Usage of Chamber bulk mailing permit for large direct mail campaigns • Legislative advocacy with local, state, and national governments • Participation in the Chamber’s Keweenaw Cash program • Window decal that demonstrates your community support

ATTRACT • Visibility on the Chambers website membership directory and in the annual InBusiness Magazine • More than 100,000 website impressions a year • InBusiness Magazine’s printed and included in relocation packages • Receive referrals and new customers/clients through recommendations from the Chamber

DEVELOP • GROW YOUR NETWORK AT EVENTS! Business After Hours, Grand Openings, Ribbon Cuttings, Annual Dinner, Eggs & Issues, Golf Tournaments, and more • Advertise to over 20,000 Chamber office visitors with your business brochures • Receive a free subscription to U.P. Business Today • Advertising discounts in Chamber Newsletter, InBusiness Magazine, and U.P. Business Today

COMMUNITY PARTNER $200 (1-9 employees) $400 (10+ employees) $60 Individual $100 nonprofit charity

DEVELOPING PARTNER $800 COMMUNITY PARTNER MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS PLUS… • Listing bolded in online directory and in InBusiness Magazine • Sponsorship of one hole at spring or fall golf tournaments - promote to more than 100 golfers and business leaders • Receive two tickets to Annual Spark Plug Awards Dinner - networking and guest speakers • Recognition as Chamber supporter - business name listed in the Chamber office and at all events • Recognition certificate to display at your business

LEADERSHIP PARTNER $2,000 COMMUNITY PARTNER MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS PLUS… • Includes up to three branches, associates, or offices listed in bold in online and InBusiness Magazine directories • Sponsorship of one hole at both the spring and fall golf tournaments – promote to over 100 golfers and business leaders • Registration for one team at one golf tournament (spring or fall) • Receive 6 tickets to Annual Spark Plug Awards Dinner – networking and guest speakers

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• Recognition as Chamber supporter – business logo listed in the Chamber office and at all events • Recognition plaque to display at your business • Sponsorship of one Eggs & Issues – recognition in promotion and at event • Quarter page ad in monthly eNewsletter

SUPERIOR PARTNER $4,000 COMMUNITY PARTNER MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS PLUS… • Includes all branches, associates, or offices listed in bold in online and InBusiness Magazine directories • Sponsorship of two holes at both spring and fall golf tournaments – promote to more than 100 golfers and business leaders • Registration for one team at each golf tournament (spring and fall) • Receive eight tickets to Annual Spark Plug Awards Dinner – networking and guest speakers, includes company logo on table • Recognition as Chamber supporter - large business logo listed in Chamber office and at all events • Recognition plaque to display at your business • Sponsorship of two Eggs & Issues – recognition in promotion and at event • Full page ad in the monthly eNewsletter • Logo on the front page of the Chamber’s monthly eNewsletter • Banner ad and hyperlink on home page of the Chamber website


OUGHTON — For one week in June of 2013, Finns, Finnish-Americans, and even those who just wanted to celebrate Finnish culture flocked to the Copper Country for FinnFest USA 2013. The event was a logistical challange with both indoor and outdoor venues spread throughout the area. The success of the event was rewarded as the 2013 FinnFest team was named Person/Project of the Year for the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce annual Spark Plug Awards, presented at a special banquet February 14, 2014. The awards, which recognize leaders in the Keweenaw, are a joint effort of the Chamber, Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance, MTEC SmartZone, and, added as a partner this year, Keweenaw Young Professionals. "I was very honored," said Susie Landers, Managing Director of FinnFest. "However, I feel that the award should be going to the Board, all the committees, and the entire community because they really stepped up for this event. The support was amazing. This

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community has raised the bar for any future FinnFest. It was a very rewarding experience for me, and I'm looking forward to the next time." Other awards went to: Jessie Brassard - Young Professional of the Year MTEC SmartZone, Smart Start Program - Growth Calumet Electronics - Quality Glenn Simula, GS Engineering - Innovation Pettibone - Teamwork Portage Health - Transformation Jon Haeussler - Hancock Sesquicentennial Chair - Community Development Event organizer, Karyn Olsson, called the evening the most popular business networking function of the year. "It's businesses celebrating other great businesses in the community," she said. At the end of the program, organizers recognized the turnover among the business community's leadership with four retiring notables receiving the "Exhaust Award": former Houghton City Manager Scott MacInnes; Copper Country Intermediate School District Superintendent, Dennis Harbour; Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance Executive Director, Phil Musser; and Bonnie Holland, Executive Director for Finlandia University's Jutila Center for Global Design and Business. Les Cook, Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement at Michigan Technological University, presented them each with the award, an oversized plaque with a rusty exhaust pipe. "It ended the evening on a very humorous and fun note," Olsson said.

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Aspirus Keweenaw Expands Services OUGHTON - Officials with Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital saw a need for expanding their services in the Keweenaw. As part of a plan to accomplish that goal, they started construction on a new clinic in Houghton in the fall of 2013. During an official groundbreaking ceremony at the site between Walmart and the Country Inn & Suites, representatives of Aspirus Keweenaw, a Wausau, WI-based Aspirus Network, City of Houghton officials, representatives of Neenah, WI-based Miron Construction Company and about 50 invited guests heard details of the plan for the facility. Before the ceremony began, Chuck needs made necessary by the Affordable Care Act in mind, Nelson, Aspirus Keweenaw CEO; Rick Nevers, Aspirus Vice Nelson said, adding that, “This facility is being designed with President for Marketing and Planning based in Wausau, WI; some flexibility.” and Steve Tyink, Vice President of Business Innovation with Nevers said construction of the new clinic shows the comMiron Construction talked about the new Houghton clinic. mitment Aspirus has to the Upper Peninsula. Nelson said talks about the need to create a new facility “We’re just thrilled to be able to do this,” he said. began more than a year earlier because there was a unique “The new facility will be able to provide various kinds of speopportunity to bring new services to the area. ciality care,” Nevers said. The current Aspirus Keweenaw clinic on Tyink said the design of the clinic Lakeshore Drive on the waterfront in places all services close together reHoughton has outgrown its available space. quiring the least amount of movement “In order for us to grow, we needed a new “In order for us to through the building by patients and care site,” Nelson said. “(With the new clinic) givers. grow, we needed a we’re going to be able to bring a lot of The design also includes ways to reduce functions under one roof.” new site,” the chance of infection. The new 18,000 square foot, $5.4 million “Patient safety is paramount,” he said. facility will have 19 examination rooms, Aspirus Keweenaw CEO ~ “There is room on the site for future exoutpatient therapy, family medicine, pediChuck Nelson pansion, if needed,” Tyink said. atrics, oncology, orthopedics, women’s Construction on the clinic is underway, health, pharmacy, lab, and diagnostic imagand it’s a little ahead of schedule. ing. The facility will be for outpatient services only. “We’re in good shape,” he said. Nelson said Aspirus Keweenaw has three facilities in Lau“Several local subcontractors are working on the project,” rium, one in Lake Linden, and three in Houghton. The partner- Tyink said. ship between what was then Keweenaw Memorial Medical During the ceremony, before introducing the other speakers, Center and the Aspirus system started in 2008. Mike Hauswirth, Aspirus Keweenaw Chief Operating Officer, New employees will be hired for the new clinic, Nelson said said the new clinic will be efficient. although he’s uncertain at this time how many. Design for the new facility was done with the possible future

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Renovations to Start in Spring ANCOCK — Renovation work on the former Hancock Middle School paused for most of the winter months, but it’s expected to pick up again in the spring, according to Curt Hahka. Hahka, who is Finlandia University’s Director of Facilities, said a new fire warning system, which includes strobe lights, alarms, and emergency lighting, is completed in the building. “It’s up to fire code now,” Hahka said. In 2009, Finlandia received the building, which opened in 1923 as Hancock Central High School and the former Condon Field, now MacAfee Field, in exchange for providing Hancock Central High School graduates who qualify to attend the University with tuition remission. The building will eventually house classrooms for the University’s College of Health Sciences. “We’re into this for about half a million (dollars) so far,” he said. OHM Architects, Engineers and Planners in Hancock is doing the engineering for the renovations of the building. It’s hoped work can begin on the classrooms on the third and fourth floors in the spring, Hahka said, depending on when funding can be found for the work. “We’ve been hitting a little bit of this at a time,” he said. “We’re looking at getting the rooms up to par.” New carpeting and new windows are planned for the third and fourth floor classrooms, Hahka said. Besides the fire warning system, the building’s roof was recently re-covered with a fire resistant material. New seats were installed in 2012 in the second-floor auditorium, and more seating is planned. It’s uncertain what, if anything, will be done to the gymnasium, also on the second floor. There is a small kitchen next to the gym. The auditorium, gym, and kitchen can all eventually be used for community events. There could possibly be a storefront on the second floor, as well. Hahka said Finlandia President Philip Johnson would like the partial coverings currently on the building’s windows removed to provide a full view from inside the building. “We’re looking at doing whatever it takes to make (the facade) fit its era,” he said. On the third and fourth floors, Hahka said there will be separate, stand-alone heating systems. “We’re looking at upgrading from steam to a hot water system,” he said.

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It was hoped classes would have started already in the building, but Hahka said work is slowed by lack of funding. “We wanted to be farther along than we are,” he said. Fredi DeYampert, Finlandia Vice President for Academic Affairs, said the plan is to move classes from the main campus gradually. The Physical Therapist Assistant and Medical Assistant programs would move first and the Nursing program would be last. There will be small, medium, and large-sized classrooms to fit the needs of particular classes. When the move will start isn’t certain, however, DeYampert said. “It’s unknown at this time,” she said.

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Business Support & Resources Listed below are the key local organizations that provide resources and business counseling to entrepreneurs and small business. MTEC SmartZone (SZ) — MTEC SmartZone is one of 14 SmartZones in Michigan. MTEC SmartZone helped create more than 250 direct jobs in eight years through programs and support to entrepreneurs and small businesses in the technology sector. In addition, MTEC SmartZone has created a new business model for Fortune 500 Companies, allowing them to access Michigan Tech’s student engineering talent. This model has brought jobs back from overseas and benefited companies like Ford Motor Company and GE Aviation in many ways. phone: 906.487.7000 website: mtecsz.com Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA)— Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance takes a leadership role in Houghton, Keweenaw and Baraga Counties, helping expand and diversify the area’s economic base. KEDA designs and implements proactive, sustainable programs focused on retaining and expanding existing firms, starting up new businesses, attracting entrepreneurs and companies to the Keweenaw, and initiating projects that create conditions for future economic growth. Phone: 906.482.6817, website: kedabiz.com Entrepreneur Support Center (ESC) — ESC is a resource center that provides entrepreneurs with a place to work, direct guidance from business counselors to foster ideas, and start and develop businesses into companies that create jobs for the local community. ESC has helped launch about two companies a month since it opened in April 2011. Phone: 906.487.7004, website: escenter.biz Jutila Center for Global Design and Business (JGDB) — Jutila Center for Global Design and Business utilizes direct assistance from its host, Finlandia University, and area collaborators to help stabilize management and accelerate the growth of young businesses. In 2013, over twenty service and retail businesses occupy the Jutila Center for Global Design and Business. From wellness and design services to insurance, music studios, commercial photography, engineering, and software development, these innovative businesses are here to serve you. sports industries. phone: 906.482.5300, website: finlandia.edu/jutila 12

Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) — SBDC provides a broad range of support services to local companies through local business counselors housed at KEDA and Michigan Tech, regional business counselors based in the Escanaba SBDC office, and technology company specialists located throughout the state. Phone: 906.789.0558, website: misbtc.org/UpperPeninsula Michigan Works! Western U.P. fosters economic development and supports full employment for residents of its six county region. Through Michigan’s Workforce Development System, employers and job seekers can access timely, relevant professional development opportunities. Phone: 906.482.6916, website: wupmwa.org Superior Innovations at Michigan Technological University (SI) — SI is a private, for-profit company established by Michigan Tech under the non-profit Michigan Tech Entrepreneurial Support Corporation (MTESC). Both MTESC and SI serve as tools to help transition early stage discoveries from university labs into successful commercial enterprises. phone: 906.487.2228 website: superior-innovations.com Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region (WUPPDR) — WUPPDR provides a wide range of services including technical assistance to local units of government, grant writing and administration. Fostering stable and diversified economies in the Western Upper Peninsula, WUPPDR also serves as the regional clearinghouse for Federal and State funded programs. Through this role, WUPPDR enhances intergovernmental coordination and encourages opportunities for public comment on projects of regional significance. Entrepreneurs and small businesses can access further assistance from any of the business consultants and professionals listed in our membership directory. phone: 906.482.7205, website: wuppdr.com

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A Venture for Portage ANCOCK — A process which began more than two years ago has been finalized and now a joint venture between Portage Health and for-profit Tennessee-based Life Point Hospitals is in effect. In January 2012, President and CEO Jim Bogan and the Portage Health Board of Directors began the process to find another health care system to partner with to help with capital improvements and provide financial support needed for the changes, which would be brought about by the implementation of the Federal Affordable Care Act. Also, the hospital was financially sound at the time and could negotiate from a position of strength. Eventually, four systems were chosen as possible partners. That was trimmed to two candidates and finally LifePoint was chosen as the best fit for Portage Health. Bogan said he’s very pleased the joint venture with LifePoint is completed. “This is a happy day,” he said, at the time. The joint venture had to be approved by the office of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and Bogan said that was done Nov. 27, 2013. Bogan said the joint venture is going to benefit not only Portage Health, but the community it serves as well. “It’s going to provide the opportunity to excel and make even better the services we offer the community,” he said. “With the partnership with LifePoint, Bogan said,” Portage Health will be able to recruit more physicians and expand care, particularly in urology, cardiology, and behavioral health which will be a new service for the health care system.” The agreement includes $60 million in capital investments from LifePoint and Portage Health over the next 10 years. LifePoint will provide $48 million and Portage Health will provide $12 million. Bogan said LifePoint was chosen in part because its ideals are the same as those held by Portage Health, including commitment to preserve jobs, dedication to a collaborative relationship with the medical staff, dedication to quality of care and service to patients, and the importance of local governance. Although the partnership is 80/20, governance will be 50/50. LifePoint will eliminate Portage Health’s long-term debt, also, Bogan said. The agreement included a major investment in a new, locally-governed charitable foundation, which Bogan said will replace the former Portage Health Foundation. Its Board members have been

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seated and its effects will be felt immediately. The Foundation will hold the hospital’s 20 percent interest in the joint venture, will be involved with assuring compliance with the agreement, and will accept contributions and distribution of earnings to support community needs. The Portage Health Foundation Board of Directors announced recently it has received an initial deposit of approximately $32 million dollars and has named Kevin Store of Houghton as the Executive Director of the reconstituted Portage Health Foundation. “We are very pleased to begin moving forward with the Foundation,” said Lennon Mattila Hughes, Chairperson of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. “We have a lot of work ahead of us as we begin to reorganize the Foundation and prepare for it to reinvest into our community.” Hughes said that the Foundation is moving forward with caution and is taking appropriate steps to ensure the assets will be managed properly, as the Foundation has potential capitalcall responsibilities as the 20 percent minority owner of the recent joint venture. “The Foundation will have limitations as to how much it will be able to invest in the community and those parameters have yet to be determined.” Hughes added. LifePoint Hospitals operates 60 hospital campuses in 20 states. The company headquarters is in Brentwood, Tenn. Its website is LifePointHospitals.com. Other than banners at the various Portage Health sites in Hancock, Houghton and Lake Linden, Bogan said there will be no physical change to any of the buildings. “Business will continue to be Portage Health,” he said. 13


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“We’re building a lot of services in one convenient location,” he said. “We need to expand. We’re growing.” Dan Dahlquist, President of the Aspirus Keweenaw Board of Directors, said the board is very supportive of the new clinic. “We’re very excited about this opportunity,” he said. “It’s been a long time coming.” Scott MacInnes, who was Houghton’s City Manager at the time, said at the ceremony that members of the city council wanted a first-rate medical facility in the city, which they think is needed to attract people to and keep them in the area. David Voss, President and CEO of Miron Construction, said the company has been working with Aspirus for years. “We really think this building will be a showcase,” he said. Jerry Luoma, Aspirus Keweenaw Medical Director, said the

new clinic will greatly benefit patients. “This is all about improving the way patients get health care,” he said. Dave Nelson, Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital Upper Peninsula Marketing Lead, said on March 11, the clinic is expected to be operational in late May. “Construction of Aspirus Houghton Clinic is 100 percent on track with the official opening scheduled for early June,” Nelson said. “Most of of the basic clinic functions are targeted to start up at the end of May followed by the comprehensive services bundle to be fully operational by June 6. A cross-functional team of doctors, nurses, and clinic administrators have been intimately engaged with Miron Construction and other local contractors with excellent results so far.”

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$145.4 million into the economy in 2012, 97 percent of it spent in Michigan. Michigan Tech is the largest employer in the Keweenaw with nearly 1,400 employees. Portage Health is second, employing 800. The report showed an additional $86.6 million in non-payroll spending, including support for research, instruction and academic support, student services, facilities operation, athletics, and construction. Student spending—including room and board, off-campus rent and food, books, supplies and clothing, and off-campus entertainment—accounted for another $102.2 million in spending in 2012. “Michigan Tech is a key economic driver in its community and for Michigan, as are the other state universities,” Mroz said. “This report shows our universities are important contributors to jobs and prosperity in our State,” said Mroz at a news conference in Lansing. The Presidents’ Council, State Universities of Michigan commissioned AEG to do the study and produce the report. Highlights of the report can be found at www.pcsum.org. Michael Boulus, Executive Director of the Council, said the report, which has county-by-county detail of enrollment, spending, and alumni residency shows that Michigan universities drive local economies in many ways. Highlights of the report are available at www.pcsum.org


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The Copper Country’s Vibrant Downtowns

Downtown Houghton HOUGHTON — Connected by the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and more than 150 years of history, Houghton and Hancock offer delights of many kinds for visitors. Houghton and Hancock will be collaborating on an event linking the two cities on the first weekend in August, said Susie Landers, Director of Business Development for Downtown Houghton. While details are still being fleshed out, Landers said the tentative theme is “Fun on the Canal,” with vendors along the Houghton and Hancock waterfront and water races. “I feel we need to start working together for both of our downtowns to become stronger,” she said. “Collaboration in the community is always key.” The first weekend in August, not coincidentally, is also when Michigan Technological University alumni come back to visit.

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After working closely with Winter Carnival and the Women in Engineering convention, Landers said the event should provide excitement and activities for returning graduates — which in turn might inspire even more follow-up trips. “That’s another reason we want to do it then, to highlight our community in the hopes that people will come back in different times when they see all the things you can do,” Landers said. “We’ve got options on the water, trails, biking, so many things. This is a great opportunity to highlight our community to our visitors.” People who want to get involved with the event can contact Landers at 370-3110 or Mary Kaminski of the Hancock Downtown Business Association at 482-2422. Houghton is the largest city in the Copper Country on the Keweenaw Peninsula and is the county seat of Houghton County. Houghton was named after Dou-

glass Houghton, an American geologist and physician renowned for his exploration of the Keweenaw Peninsula. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,708. It has been listed as one of the “100 Best Small Towns in America.” The City of Houghton is home to Michigan Technological University, Portage Lake Golf Course, Dee Stadium, the Nara Nature Trails, Carnegie Museum, Kestner Waterfront Park, West Houghton Neighborhood Park, East Houghton Waterfront Park, and a lakefront hiking trail. It also has a vibrant downtown of shops, restaurants, and venues featuring live music and entertainment. The West Houghton Park, has an outdoor ice rink and lawn tennis courts. Along Portage Lake is the Raymond Kestner Waterfront Recreation Area, the principal feature is a large “Chutes and Ladders” playground. It also includes Houghton Beach. Along the waterfront, in the area that used to be occupied by the railroad tracks, runs the flat, paved Waterfront Trail for bikers and pedestrians. At one end of this trail is the Houghton RV Park

and at the other end the Nara Nature Park. Midway along this corridor is Mattila Square. Princess Point is also along this trail. Veterans Park is just across from the Portage Lake Lift Bridge from Hancock and contains the memorial to the Houghton Company, which fought in the Civil War. Houghton is the headquarters for Isle Royale National Park. The Portage Lake Lift Bridge connects Houghton and Hancock, by crossing over Portage Lake, which is part of the river and canal system that crosses the entire peninsula. The Portage Lake Lift Bridge is the world’s heaviest and widest double-decked vertical lift bridge. Its center span lifts to provide 100 feet of clearance for ships. Since rail traffic was discontinued in the Keweenaw, the lower deck is used to accommodate snowmobile traffic in the winter. This is the only land based link between the north and south section of the Keweenaw Peninsula, and is crucial. Hancock is the northernmost city in Michigan. The population as of the 2010 census was 4,634. It is the sister city of Porvoo, Finland. The city was named after John Hancock. Points of interest include the Community Arts Center, featuring a large gallery and studios on Quincy Street. Also on Quincy Street are Finlandia University, the Finnish American Heritage Center and North Wind Books all


Downtown Hancock in one convenient complex. Finlandia University, is the only Finnish college in the United States and the only private college in the Upper Peninsula. Begun in 1896 as Suomi College, the school became a fouryear university in 1996. Enrollment has increased in recent years to almost 600. The Finnish American Heritage Center houses changing exhibits of Finnish, Finnish-American, and regional artists and other subjects related to that culture. An extensive archive in the lower level serves anyone interested in Finnish-American roots. Located next to the Finnish American Heritage Center is North Wind Books, now owned by Finlandia University. The store has select general reading and children’s books in addition to its regional specialties: Finnish and Finnish-American books, history and literature of the Upper Great Lakes and Upper Peninsula, including maritime, Native American, copper

mining, nature, and the environment. Additional attractions in Hancock include the Keweenaw Coop Natural Foods & Groceries, Temple Jacob, McLean State Park, Mont Ripley Ski Hill (owned and operated by Michigan Technological University), Porvoo Park on the waterfront, and the Hancock Recreation Area, featuring 28 acres of beach and campground, and the Quincy Mine Hoist Association. A short drive north from Hancock are the communities of Calumet and Laurium. Although each has a relatively small downtown in terms of geographical size, there are no shortages of shops, restaurants, and recreational activities. Laurium features fine dining, a bowling alley, two venues for live music, antique shops, a craft shop, full service building supply, a family medical clinic, Michigan's northern-most hospital, and much more.

Downtown Calumet is a delight for both visitors and residents alike, abounding with gift shops, antique stores, and specialty stores such as art galleries and copper gifts. Like Laurium, Calumet offers great dining, an abundant night life, and fascinating historical sites! Downtown Calumet is the focal point of the Keweenaw National Historic Park. The former Union Building has been transformed into an ultra modern Visitor's Center which tells the story of the copper mining heritage of the Keweenaw. In addition to the plentiful retail opportunities, both communities are alive with one festival or activity after another. Largely through the efforts of awardwinning Mainstreet Calumet, the Village hosts the start and finish of the CopperDog 150 sled dog race, fast becoming one of the premiere races in the Midwest, Pasty Fest, Heritage Days, First Friday art events, Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon, and more. Laurium's Lazy Days of Laurium has positioned itself as a "mustdo" summer event. The fun doesn't stop in the winter as the Swedetown Hill

and ski trails, Calumet Colloseum, and Gipp Arena provide ample sledding, skiing, hockey and skating for all levels of expertise. For more than a hundred years, the Calumet Theatre has been and continues to be a venue for world-class entertainers as well as school and community stage productions and concerts. Perhaps the most unique downtown you’ll find is at the very tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula, in Copper Harbor. As the name implies, the community was once an important copper shipping port. Today, visitors from throughout the country flock to take advantage of recreation, relaxation, and shopping. The area abounds with hiking, world class moutain biking, ATV, cross country skiing, and snowmobile trails, boating, complete with dramatic views of Lake Superior, Lake Fanny Hooe, and more. Copper Harbor is the home of Fort Wilkins Historic State Park and the gateway to Isle Royale National Park via the Isle Royale Continued on Page 20

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Eagle Harbor Continued from Page 17 Queen Ferry. Natural beauties such as the Estivant Pines, Manganese Falls, Hunter’s Point, and more offer great vacation and recreation activities. The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, golf course, and recreational facilities were built during the Great Depression as a Civil Works Administration project and are still alive and vibrant

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today. While it may be small, Copper Harbor’s downtown is a truly one-of-a-kind shopping experience with more than two dozen stores and shops offering unique gifts. The area’s restuarants feature some of the finest dining in the region and lodging options range from the basic to the sublime. Overseeing activities is the Copper Habor Improvement As-

sociation, a volunteer group founded in 1971. Not only does CHIA work to promote the business climate in the Harbor area, they sponsor activities designed to keep the community alive and vibrant year round. Winter activities include holiday tree lighting, an ice fishing tournament, antique snowmobile run, cross country skiing, Mount Boheimia ski hill,

and of course the northern stop of the CopperDog 150 sled dog race. In the spring and summer you’ll find birdwatching activities, golf and fishing tournaments, motorcycle rallies, and a July 4 parade and fireworks display that is the envy of much larger communities. For more information on Copper Harbor and CHIA activities, visit copperharbor.org.

500 Campus Drive, Hancock 482.1000 www.portagehealth.org

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SUPERIOR PARTNERS ASPIRUS KEWEENAW LAURIUM CLINIC & HOSPITAL and all affiliate locations indicated by an * Chuck Nelson, CEO 205 Osceola Street, Laurium 337.6560 www.aspiruskeweenaw.org CITY OF HOUGHTON Eric Waara 616 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 482.1700 www.cityofhoughton.com PORTAGE HEALTH and all affiliate locations indicated by an # Jim Bogan 20

UPPER PENINSULA POWER COMPANY Jay Ringler 18494 Canal Road, Houghton 487.5000 www.uppco.com WALMART #2192 Mike Palek 995 Razorback Drive, Houghton 482.0639 www.walmart.com

LEADERSHIP PARTNERS FESTIVAL FOODS / PATS FOODS Ben and Joe Campioni 47401 Highway M.26, Houghton

FINLANDIA UNIVERSITY Philip Johnson 601 Quincy Street, Hancock 487.7344 www.finlandia.edu MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY Glen Mroz 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton 487.1885 www.mtu.edu NORTHERN HARDWOODS John Kentola 45807 Highway M-26, SouthRange 487.6400 www.northernhdwds.com RIVER VALLEY BANK 56500 US HWY 41, Calumet

SUPERIOR NATIONAL BANK Dave Vlahos 235 Quincy Street, Hancock 482.0400 www.snb-t.com

DEVELOPING PARTNERS MICHIGAN TECH EMPLOYEES FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Duane Aho 700 Sharon Avenue, Houghton 482.5005 www.mtefcu.org PORTAGE HEALTH FOUNDATION Kevin Store


Members 405 Quincy Street – Suite 405, Hancock 523-5920 RANGE BANK Tim Baroni 56730 Calumet Avenue, Calumet 337.2022 www.rangebank.com

COMMUNITY PARTNERS 41 LUMBER Daryll Williams 47577 N.US Highway 41, Houghton 482.2300 www.41lumber.com 41 LUMBER Al Butkovich 212 Lake Linden Avenue, Laurium 337.0110 www.41lumber.com 5TH AND ELM COFFEE HOUSE Frank Fiala 501 Elm Street, Calumet 281.2897 www.5thandelmcoffeehouse.com 700 CALUMET ECONOMY BED & BREAKFAST Jeanie Lebel – Rabitoy 700 Calumet Street, Lake Linden 553.5797 www.700calumetecon omybnb.com

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483.0820 www.americanforestmanagement.com AMERICINN LODGE AND SUITES Diane Peterson 56925 S. Sixth Street, Calumet 337.6463 www.americinn.com/hotels/MI/ calumet ANDERSON WELDING & MANUFACTURING,INC. Ron Anderson 41315 HWY US 41, Chassell 523.4661 www.tallhand.com

AIRE CARE John Koski 47940 Madeleine Street, Houghton 482.3500 AMBASSADOR, THE Joe Rossi 126 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 482.5054 www.theambassadorhoughton.com

AMERICAN FOREST MANAGEMENT Trina Anderson 45815 State Highway M-26, Atlantic Mine

ASPIRUS KEWEENAW LAURIUM CLINIC & HOSPITAL* Chuck Nelson, CEO 205 Osceola Street, Laurium 337.6560 www.aspiruskeweenaw.org ASPIRUS KEWEENAW LAURIUM WELLNESS* Chuck Nelson, CEO 300 Hecla Street, Laurium 337.9355 www.aspiruskeweenaw.org

ANGEL MISSION Terry Bazin 201 Fifth Street, Calumet 370.9240

ASPIRUS KEWEENAW MEDICAL ARTS* Chuck Nelson, CEO 301 Lakeshore Drive, Houghton 487.1710 www.aspiruskeweenaw.org

ASPIRUS KEWEENAW FASTCARE* Chuck Nelson, CEO 900 Memorial Road - Inside Shopko, Houghton 483.0668 www.aspiruskeweenaw.org

ASPIRUS KEWEENAW OUTPATIENT THERAPIES & FITNESS CENTER* Chuck Nelson, CEO 342 Hecla St., Laurium 337.7000 www.aspiruskeweenaw.org

ASPIRUS KEWEENAW HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT* Chuck Nelson, CEO 54 2nd St., Laurium 337.6557 www.aspiruskeweenaw.org

ASPIRUS KEWEENAW OUTPATIENT THERAPIES* Chuck Nelson, CEO 960 Razorback Dr., Houghton 482.8201 www.aspiruskeweenaw.org

ASPIRUS KEWEENAW LAKE LINDEN CLINIC* Chuck Nelson, CEO 110 Calumet St., Lake Linden

BARBARA KETTLE GUNDLACH SHELTER HOME Emily Newhouse

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AFLAC INSURANCE – SUSIE LANDERS Susie Landers 523 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 370.3110

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86 Stanton Drive, Mohawk 337.5095 www.birdseyecreations.com

Calumet 337.1305 www.calumetelectronics.com

BAY AMBULANCE, INC. Gary Wadaga 116 Michigan Avenue, Baraga 911

BLACK BEAR CABIN Kriss & Ray Bosley 43459 US 41, Chassell 523.6375 www.blackbearcabin.com

BAY ELECTRIC, INC. Mark Rosenlund 48643 Banfield Avenue, Dollar Bay 482.8784 www.bayelectricinc.com

CALUMET HOUSING COMMISSION Gail Perala 1 Park Avenue, Calumet 337.0005

BLACK BEAR, INC. Lonie Glieberman Lac La Belle Road, Lac La Belle 289.4105 www.mtbohemia.com

CALUMET/LAURIUM/ KEWEENAW ROTARY President PO Box 254, Calumet

BLUE TERRA ENERGY David Camps 116 Quincy Street, Hancock 487.5342 www.blueterraenergy.com

CENTER ICE SKATE & SPORT Shane Jacques and Sean Jacques 401 E. Lakeshore Drice, Houghton 482.3438 www.hockeyguys.com

BERNARD, TOM Hancock BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU Melanie Duquesnel 26777 Central Park BLVD. STE #100, Southfield 248.223.9400 www.bbb.org BHK CHILD DEVELOPMENT Chip Law, Executive Director 700 Park Avenue, Houghton 482.3663 www.bhkresources.org BILL FINK COMMUNICATION, LLC Bill Fink 22083 Royalewood Road, Houghton 370.9597 www.billfinkcommunications.com

BOB HAGER AGENCY, INC. Cindy Blake 42194 Memorial Drive, Chassell 523.4285 www.bobhageragency.com BOB'S SHEET METAL HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING Byron Ruonavaara 1001 Ethel Avenue, Hancock 482.6411 BOOK CONCERN PRINTERS Jack Eberhard 129 E. Franklin Street, Hancock 482.1250 www.bookconcernprinters.com

BILL SILER CONTRACTING, INC. Bill & Pat Siler 45505 Champion Street, South Range 482.8518

C D C LOGGING Charles Cavanaugh Rte 2 Box 855A, L'Anse 524.6369

BIRD'S EYE CREATIONS, INC. Gene Arntsen

CALUMET ELECTRONICS CORPORATION Steve Vairo 56730 Calumet Avenue,

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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS Rex Buettgenbach 1603 Enterprise Drive, Houghton 482.2040 www.charter.com

47240 Green Acres Road, Houghton 482.4310 www.portagetownship.info CHASSELL BAY CABINS Kim Rinkinen 2880 Steeple Hill Rd., White Lake 877.745.3229 www.chassellbaycabins.com CHASSELL CARPENTRY & WOODWORK, INC. Gar Heikkinen 21220 Creamery Road, Chassell 523.4144 www.chassellcarpentry.com CHASSELL TOWNSHIP David Mattson 41950 Wilson Memorial Drive, Chassell 523.4000 www.chassell.info CHICKADEES Micki Sliva and Dennis Sliva 514 Shelden Ave, Houghton 523.5363 www.chickadees.biz CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION Father William Ssozi 900 Quincy Street, Hancock 482.0215 www.churchoftheresurrection.w eebly.com

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CALUMET Paul Lehto 25880 Red Jacket Road, Calumet 337.2410

CITY OF HANCOCK Glenn Anderson 399 Quincy Street, Hancock 482.1121 www.cityofhancock.com

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF PORTAGE Bruce Peterson

CITY OF HOUGHTON Eric Waara 616 Shelden Avenue, Houghton


Members 482.1700 www.cityofhoughton.com CM MORRIS, INC. Craig Morris 100 Sharon Avenue, Houghton 482.5426 www.cmmorrisgroup.inc COLLEGE AVENUE VISION CLINIC Dr. Craig Kurtz 1014 College Avenue, Houghton 482.6800 www.vision-clinic.net COLUMBIA LINEN SERVICE Joe Lanfranki 236 Osceola Street, Laurium 337.4602 COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY Jean LeBerge 926 Dodge Street, Houghton 482.5528 www.communityactionpartnership.com COMPUTER MECHANIX, INC. Tom Ressler 47480 Paradise Road, Houghton 482.5577 www.cmxsolutions.biz COPPER COUNTRY FORD/LINCOLN/MERCURY A. William Johnson 47402 State Highway M.26, Houghton 482.1800 www.coppercountryfordlm.com COPPER COUNTRY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RE-STORE Joseph Mihal

25971 Pine Street, Calumet 337.0020 www.coppercountryh4h.org COPPER COUNTRY INSURANCE AGENCY Jill Efraimson 1107 Ridge Road, Suite 2, Houghton 483.3850 COPPER COUNTRY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT Superintendent 809 Hecla Street, Hancock 482.4250 www.ccisd.k12.mi.us COPPER COUNTRY MALL Amy Moyle 47420 State Highway M.26, Houghton 482.6210 www.coppercountrymall.com COPPER COUNTRY TRAIL NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY US 41 from the North side of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge to Copper Harbor www.coppercountrytrail.org COPPER COUNTRY VETERINARY CLINIC Thomas Cole, DVM 904 Sharon Avenue, Houghton 482.1771 www.ccvc.cc COPPER COUNTRY WALLEYE ASSOCIATION Ross Rinkanen P.O. Box 451, Houghton 231.4630

www.ccwalleye.com COPPER HARBOR IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION President PO Box 86, Copper Harbor www.copperharbor.org COPPER HARBOR LIGHTHOUSE BOAT TOUR Nick Rajacic Marina, Copper Harbor 337.2310 www.copperharborlighthousetours.com COPPER NUGGET, THE Michael Scott, Publisher 206 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 482.1500 COPPER RANGE ABSTRACT & TITLE AGENCY, INC. Amanda Messner 707 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 482.7903 www.copperrangetitle.com COPPERTOWN USA MINING MUSEUM & GIFT SHOP Richard Dana 56638 Calumet Avenue, Calumet 337.4354 www.uppermichigan.com/coppertown CORE WELLNESS CHIROPRACTIC AND NATURAL MEDICINE Dr. Phil Pietila 47964 Madeline St., Houghton 482.6100 www.corewellnesschiro.com COUNTRY INN & SUITES Carrisa Krueger 919 Razorback Drive, Houghton

487.6700 www.countryinns.com/houghto n-hotel-mi-49931/mihought COUNTRY VILLAGE SHOPS Barb Foley 1 Country Village Lane, Copper Harbor 289.4212 CRAMPTON SURVEYING, INC. Robert & Patti Crampton 52310 Duncan Avenue, Hubbell 296.0025 CREDIT SERVICES INC. Mary Turner 304 Quincy Street, Hancock 482.4100 www.csipays.com CROSS COUNTRY SPORTS Rick Oikarinen 507 Oak Street, Calumet 337.4520 www.crosscountrysports.com CROWN CLEANERS Susan Tomasi 305 E. Montezuma Avenue, Houghton 482.5330 CULVER’S George Niemi 1001 W. Sharon Avenue, Houghton 523.7001 www.culvers.com CYPRESS MANOR Rachel Griffin, Admissions Director 1400 Poplar Street, Hancock 482.6644 www.consulatehealthcare.com 23


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D’S BASE CAMP Don and Donna Jarman 40801 N. HWY M-26,

Toivola 281.3842 D & L JANITORIAL SERVICE, INC. George Eakin 47420 N. HWY M-26, Houghton 482.3873 www.dljanitorialservice.com DP CONSTRUCTION, INC. Daniel Palosaari 41353 US Highway 41, Chassell 523.1000 www.dpconstruction.net DAILY MINING GAZETTE Michael Scott, Publisher 206 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 482.1500 www.mininggazette.com DAPPLE-GRAY BED & BREAKFAST AND ANTIQUES Ruth & Ole VanGoor 13640 M.26, Eagle Harbor 289.4200 www.dapple-gray.com DAVE'S BP AMOCO Dave Dow 112 Front Street, Hancock 482.3410 www.davessuperservice.net DEMAROIS & DEMAROIS LOGGING Paul & Robert DeMarois 100 First Street, Ahmeek 337.0861 DESIGNOTYPE PRINTERS Brian & Margaret Helminen 22950 Airpark Blvd, Calumet 482.2424 24

www.designotype.com DIAL HELP Rebecca Crane 609 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 482.9077 www.dialhelp.org DOLLAR BAY LINOLEUM & TILE COMPANY Robert Banfield 48750 Main Street, Dollar Bay 482.5700 DONALD BUKEMA, INC. P.O. Box 351, Calumet 337.4931 Donald Bukema DOWN WIND SPORTS Jeff Strasser, Bill Thompson Todd King, Arni Ronis 308 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 482.2500 www.downwindsports.com DR. R.L. KAVORIK Rick Kavorik, DDS 725 Cedar Bluff Drive, Houghton 482.2020 DUNNEBACKE, LISA Houghton EAGLE HARBOR INN, INC. Mary Probst 460 W. North Street, Eagle Harbor 289.4435 www.eagleharborinn.com

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ECONO FOODS 1000 W. Sharon Ave., Houghton 487.9675 Scott Rubich www.tadychseconofoods.com EDWARD JONES – CALUMET Daniel Dalquist 56901 Sixth Street, Calumet 337.0356 www.edwardjones.com EDWARD JONES – HANCOCK Steven S. Zutter 240 Quincy Street, Hancock 482.0800 www.edwardjones.com EDWARD JONES – HANCOCK Brent Peterson 101 E. Quincy Street Suite #4, Hancock 482.5824 www.edwardjones.com EDWARD JONES – HOUGHTON Robert K.Nelson 901 W. Sharon Avenue Suite 8, Houghton 482.8680 www.edwardjones.com FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC CENTER Dr. David Hill 47964 Madeline Street, Houghton 482.6100

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FARMERS & MERCHANTS MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE Paul Lahti 100 4th Street, Calumet 337.3512 www.farmmut.com FAVORITES CUSTOM APPAREAL Kieth and Aurellia Riley 47431 State RD. M26 Unit 2 . Portage Plaza, Houghton 487.6531 www.ishopfavorites.com FERRELLGAS 47393 US Highway 41, Houghton 482.3200 FESTIVAL FOOD Ben and Joe Campioni 47401 Highway M.26, Houghton 482.7500 www.patsfoodsiga.com FINLANDIA UNIVERSITY Dr. Philip Johnson 601 Quincy Street, Hancock 487.7344 www.finlandia.edu FLOWERS BY SLEEMAN William & Judy Sleeman 1201 W. Memorial Drive, Houghton 482.4023 www.flowersbysleeman.com FRANK A. DOUGLASS AGENCY Mike Borsum, Jeffery Bugni, Andrew Lorenz 324 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 482.2660 www.douglassagency.com


Members FRED GAFF & ASSOCIATES Fred Gaff PO Box 788, Houghton 482.0266 GARTNER'S FURNITURE & FLOORS Mark, Gail and Jordan Johnson P.O. Box 240, Hancock 482.4000 www.gartnersgallery.com

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GENERAL SUPPORT, INC. Gordon McInnes 9033 Second Avenue, Atlantic Mine 482.6574 GINO’S RESTAURANT Thomas Neher 800 Quincy Street, Hancock 482.3020 GITZEN COMPANY Bob & Joan Wuthrich 323 E. Lakeshore Drive, Houghton 482.0040 www.gitzencompany.com GOGEBIC LODGE Don Berquist N9600 Highway 64, Marenisco 842.3321 www.gogebiclodge.com GOOD TIMES MUSIC Nells Kilpela 506 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 482.0245 www.goodtimesmusicstore.com GOODWILL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER – CALUMET Keith Stenger 23390 Airpark Blvd., Calumet

482.6142 GRANT TOWNSHIP Richard Powers PO Box 76, Copper Harbor 289.4292 www.granttwp.org GREAT ESCAPE, THE Todd Dalhman 45126 US Highway 41, Chassell 708.610.2978 www.michigan.org/property/the -great-escape

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HANCOCK COCA COLA BOTTLING COMPANY Robert Scholie 1800 Birch Street, Hancock 482.3701 www.hancockcoke.com

GREAT LAKES ACCOUNTING, PC Lucinda Enderby 208 Motezuma, Houghton 483.3367 www.greatlakescpa.com

HANCOCK HOUSING COMMISSION Gail Ross 1401 Quincy St., Hancock 482.3252

GREAT LAKES SOUND & VIBRATIONS Stephen Polakowski 47140 N. Main, Houghton 482.7535 wwwglsv.com

HANCOCK PUBLIC SCHOOLS Monica Healy 501 Campus Drive, Hancock 487.5925 www.hancock.k12.com

GROTENHUIS GROUP, THE Cheryl Peters PO Box 140617, Grand Rapids 616. 949.7950

HANNULA AGENCY Mark Hannula 44610 Rabbit Bay Road, Lake Linden 296.9931

GS ENGINEERING, INC Glen Simula 47500 US Hwy 41, Houghton 482.1235 www.gsengineering.com GUITAR, DARRELL Houghton GUNDLACH CHAMPION, INC. Dan LeVeque 200 5th Avenue, Calumet

HEIN SURVEYING Steven Hein 57486 Mine Street, Calumet 337.1084 HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS Kim Andersen 1110 Century Way, Houghton 482.1066 www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/e n/houghton/htnkw HOLOMBO MASONRY Holombo Donald 47638 Main Street, Houghton 483.4870 HOUGHTON COMMUNITY BROADCASTING Jeff Harju 313 E. Montezuma Ave., Houghton 482.7700 www.thewolv.com HOUGHTON COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION Carol Saari 1500 Birch Street, Hancock 482.6200 www.houghtoncountyfair.com

HARRINGTON RIDGE COAL AND STOVE Matt Arko 310 Front Street, Hancock 482.0145

HOUGHTON COUNTY MEMORIAL AIRPORT Dennis Hext 23810 Airpark Blvd Suite 113, Calumet 482.3970 www.houghtoncounty.org

HARMONY GARDENS ADULT DAY SERVICES, INC. Candace Cobe Usitalo & Linda Ekdahl 501 Iroquois Street, Laurium 337.3992

HYYPIO HOMESTEAD Paul Hyypio 19610 Hyypio Road, Chassell 334.2619 www.exploringthenorth.com/hy ypio/home.html 25


Members INDUSTRIAL GRAPHICS Joe Schwenk 407 Memorial Dirve, Houghton 370.8261 www.industrialgraphics.us

J & A PENEGOR, INC. John & Arthur Penegor 32865 State Highway M.26, Toivola 288.3325

INSIGHT EYECARE Donald Mitchell, OD 25720 LPM Drive, Calumet 337.5252 www.upnortheyecare.com

JAMES SARAZIN FAMILY DENTISTRY James Sarazin, DDS 528 Quincy Street, Hancock 482.8601

IRISH TIMES AND PUB RESTAURANT Lisa Ronan 333 Hecla Street 337.3911

JOEY'S SEAFOOD AND GRILL Alan & Cheryl Kiley 304 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 483.0500 www.joey-grill.com

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KEMPS FOUR SEASON LOG HOME RENTAL Sandy Kemppainen 40551 Pike River Road, Chassell 483.0334 www.exploringthenorth.com/ke mps/loghome.html KEMPS PORTAGE LAKE LOG HOMES AND VACTION RENTALS Sandy Kemppainen 47889 Lower Point Mills Road, Hancock 483.0334 www.exploringthenorth.com/po

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KEWEENAW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE Jeff Radcliff, Executive Director 600 E. Lakeshore Drive 482.6817 www.kedabiz.com

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KEWEENAW GEM & GIFT, INC. Ken & Cindy Flood 1007 W. Memorial Drive, Houghton 482.8447 www.copperconnection.com

KEWEENAW BREWING COMPANY Dick Gray and Paul Boissevain P.O. Box 7, South Range 482.5596 www.keweenawbrewing.com

KEWEENAW MOUNTAIN LODGE Dan Harri US 41, Copper Harbor 289.4403 www.atthelodge.com

KEWEENAW AUTOMOTIVE Roger Hill 1500 W. Memorial Drive, Houghton 482.7988

KEWEENAW COFFEE WORKS Valerie Baciak 326 5th Street, Calumet 337.6220 www.keweenawcoffeeworks.com KEWEENAW COMMUNITY FOUNDATION Barbara Rose 236 Quincy Street, Hancock 482.9673 www.k-c-f.org KEWEENAW CO-OP NATURAL FOODS Faye Carr 1035 Ethel Avenue, Hancock 482.2030 www.keweenaw.coop KEWEENAW CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU Diane Peterson, President 56638 Calumet Avenue, Calumet 337.4579 www.keweenaw.info

KEWEENAW NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK Mike Pflaum 25970 Red Jacket Road, Calumet 483.3176 www.nps.gov/kewe/index.htm KEWEENAW OVERHEAD DOOR, INC. Dan Huuki 19825 Sharon Avenue, Houghton 483.3792 www.keweenawoverhead.com KEWEENAW PETROLEUM SERVICES Joe Arens 180180 Petro Lane, Houghton 482.3835 KEWEENAW SPECIALTY WOODS Brian Sickler and Marlene Dukart


Members 46 Mohawk St., Mohawk 337.5496 www.keweenawspecialtywoods.com KEWEENAW TITLE AGENCY Larry Kristapovich 400 E. Houghton Avenue, Houghton 482.9570 www.kewtitle.com KEWEENAW YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Jessica Brassard, Founder 1045 Quincy Street, Hancock 370.4910 www.keweenawyp.com KIRKISH FURNITURE Chris Kirkish 1200 W Memorial Drive, Houghton 482.0700 www.kirkishfurn.com KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Michael Lorence, Grand Knight 900 Quincy Street, Hancock 482.0215 KRANS OIL Jon Marson 1505 15th Street, Lake Linden 296.0990 LAC LA BELLE LODGE AND BEAR BELLY BAR & GRILL Troy and Cathy Westcott 11627 Superior Street, Mohawk 289.4293 www.laclabellelodge.com

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LAITI JEWELERS Mark Butke 124 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 482.0270 www.laitijewlers.com

LAKE FANNY HOOE RESORT & CAMPGROUND Edward & Dawn Charbonneau 505 Second Street, Copper Harbor 289.4451 www.fannyhooe.com LAKE SUPERIOR LAND COMPANY Trina Anderson 45815 State HWY M26, Atlantic Mine 337.0202 LAKE SUPERIOR MAGAZINE Paul Hayden PO Box 16417, Duluth 218.722.5002 www.lakesuperior.com LAKELAND-LUOMA INSURANCE AGENCIES Russell Messner 100 Lake Linden Avenue, Laurium 337.2112 LAKELAND-LUOMA INSURANCE AGENCIES Craig Messner 51664 Tamarack Street, Hubbell 296.0638 LASER LADY, THE Jano Chappell-Johnson 1979 Forest St., Hancock 482.2412 LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF THE COPPER COUNTRY Barry Fink PO Box 815, Houghton 482.4632 www.lwvccmi.org LEVEQUE AGENCY Jim Zander

55776 US HWY 41, Calumet 337.0101 LIBRARY RESTAURANT & BREW PUB, THE Jim Cortwright 62 N. Isle Royale Street, Houghton 487.5882 www.librarybrewpub.com LITTLE BROTHERS FRIENDS OF THE ELDERLY 527 Hancock Street, Hancock 482.6944 www.houghton.littlebrothers.org LOADING ZONE II BAR & GRILL Dave & Judy Berg 406 Calumet Street, Lake Linden 296.8441 www.northwoodsdirectory.com/ loadingzone.htm MAGNUSON HOTEL COPPER CROWN MOTEL Eric Wisti 235 Hancock Street, Hancock 482.6111 www.magnusonhotels.com/Mag nuson-Hotel-Copper-Crown

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MAGNUSON HOTEL FRANKLIN SQUARE INN Gary Lubinski 820 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 487.1700 www.houghtonlodging.com MAIN STREET CALUMET 200 Fifth Street, Calumet 337.6246 www.mainstreetcalumet.com MARINER NORTH, THE Don & Peg Kauppi

255 Gratiot Street, Copper Harbor 289.4637 www.manorth.com MARKETING DEPARTMENT, THE Karyn Olsson 600 Shelden Ave., Third Floor, Houghton 483.2000 www.marketingdepartmentinc.com

MARATHON – LAURIUM Jon Marson 401 Hecla St. Laurium 337.2443 MASSIE MFG, INC. Siena Tober 44 N. Superior Avenue, Baraga 353.6381 www.massiemfg.com MATTILA ROCK AND DOCK David Mattila P.O. Box 43, Painesdale 482.1229 MAURICES Store Manager 906 Razorback Drive Suite #1, Houghton 483.0850 www.maurices.com MCDONALD'S RESTAURANT Melanie Hueget 1300 Memorial Drive, Houghton 482.3350 www.mcdonalds.com MCGANN BUILDING SUPPLY Pete & Jim Fenton 612 Hancock Street, Hancock 482.4340 www.mcganns.doitbest.com/ho me.aspx 27


Members MCGRATH, INC. Dan & Jan McGrath 401 E. Sharon Avenue, Houghton 482.7107 www.mcgrathinc.com

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY Glenn Mroz 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton 487.1885 www.mtu.edu

MD CONTRACTING Mike Delene 16398 Wanaja Road, Baraga 353.7228 www.mdcontractingservices.com

MICHIGAN TECH RETAIL/ CATERING/MUSEUM 487.3346 www.mtu.edu/aux

MEMORIAL CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME/PLOWE FUNERAL SERVICES Neil Ahola 1017 Quincy Street, Hancock 482.1717 www.memorialchapel.net MERCY EMS, INC. Gerald Primeau 23298 Airpark Blvd, Calumet 911 MICHIGAN - AMERICAN WATER COMPANY Steven Dlubala 311 Fifth Street, Calumet 337.3502 www.amwater.com/miaw MICHIGAN STRUCTURAL PANEL HOMES,INC. Greg Nantell 48679 Harma Road, Atlantic Mine 233.9682 MICHIGAN TECH EMPLOYEES FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Duane Aho 700 E. Sharon Avenue, Houghton 482.5005 www.mtefcu.org 28

MICHIGAN TECH ATHLETICS AND PERFORMING ARTS ENTERTAINMENT 487.3200 www.tickets.mtu.edu MICHIGAN TECH RECREATION/GOLF/SKIING 487.2975 www.michigantechrecreation.com

MIDWEST LOAN SERVICES, INC. Edward Burger 616 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 487.5870 www.midwestloanservices.com MIKE LAHTI STATE FARM INSURANCE Michael Lahti 400 Elevation Street, Hancock 482.6305 www.statefarm.com/agent/US/ MI/Hancock/Mike-Lahti949X01YS000

1203 Ridge Road, Houghton 482.5131 www.msbir.com MINNETONKA RESORT / ASTOR HOUSE MOTEL Judy Davis 562 Gratiot Street, Copper Harbor 289.4449 www.minnetonkaresort.com MISCOWAUBIK CLUB David J. Kent, President 57035 Calumet Avenue, Calumet 337.0603 www.miscowaubik.org MOYLE REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT Andy Moyle P.O. Box 414, Houghton 482.3000 www.moyleusa.com MTEC SMARTZONE Marilyn Clark 600 Lakeshore Drive, Houghton 487.7000 www.mtecsz.com NARA NATURE PARK Robert Nara 27525 Bootjack Road, Lake Linden 296.1165 www.naranaturepark.com

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MINE SHAFT AND ROCK HOUSE TAVERN & GRILL General Manager 915 Razorback drive, Houghton 482.1230 www.minesaftfun.com

NATIONAL CAR RENTAL Rick Auguston 23810 Airpark Blvd Suite 123, Calumet 482.6655 www.nationalcar.com

MINERS STATE BANK Kathleen Codere

NEW POWER TOUR, INC. Melissa Davis,

Managing Director PO Box 576, Hancock 281.5986 www.newpowertour.com NICHOLAS INSURANCE AGENCY Darrell Nicholas or Steve Nicholas 510 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 482.3434 NORTH STAR BP – ALLOUEZ Jon Marson 2503 Us 41, Allouez 337.5750 NORTH STAR BP – CALUMET Jon Marson 56797 Sixth Street, Calumet 337.0917 NORTH STAR BP – HOUGHTON Jon Marson 123 US 41, Houghton 482.7280 NORTH WIND BOOKS AT FINLANDIA UNIVERSITY Alana Nolan 437 Quincy Street, Hancock 487.7217 www.bookstore.finlandia.edu NORTHERN HARDWOODS John Kentola 45807 Highway M-26, SouthRange 487.6400 www.northernhdwds.com NORTHERN LIGHT COTTAGES Roger Wickstrom 42858 Lake Shore Drive, Chassell 523.4131


Members NORTHERN MUTUAL INSURANCE Mike Godby 201 Quincy Street, Hancock 482.2880 www.northernmutual.biz NORTHERN PLUMBING & HEATING,INC. Chad Hammerstrom 51401 HWY US.41, Hancock 482.7580 www.gonhp.com NORTHWOODS RESORT AND APARTMENTS Chris & Tricia Kirkish 45190N Highway US41, Chassell 487.6191 www.upnorthwoods.com NORTHWOODS SPORTING GOODS Richard & Carol Freeman 120 Quincy Street, Hancock 482.5210 OFFICE EXPRESS, UP Jack Ham 315 E. Lakeshore Drive, Houghton 487.9752 www.officeexpressup.com ONTONAGON COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER (PORTAGE HEALTH/MGH) # Jim Bogan, President/CEO 751 S. Seventh Street Ontonagon, MI 49953 www.portagehealth.org

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ONTONAGON VILLAGE HOUSING COMMISSION Sue Lockhart 100 Cane Court, Ontonagon

884.2258

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OSCEOLA TOWNSHIP Steve Karpiak, Supervisor 58545 Main Street, Dollar Bay 482.8578 www.osceolatownship.org

PEPSI COLA BOTTLING COMPANY OF HOUGHTON, INC. Jim Holmquist 309 E. Sharon Avenue, Houghton 482.0161

OUR LADY OF MERCY HEALTH & REHAB Jerry Schmitt 52225 B Avenue, Hubbell 296.3301 www.olomhealthandrehab.com PARKVIEW LODGE & GRILL 32423 N. Highway M26, Toivola 288.3288 www.parkviewtwinlakes.com

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PASTY.NET Charlie Hopper 54542 Wolverine Street, Calumet 337.5979 www.pasty.net PAT’S FOODS Ben and Joe Campioni 801 Market Street, Hancock 482.4919 www.patsfoodsiga.com PAT’S FOODS Ben and Joe Campioni 56845 Station Road Calumet 337.2233 www.patsfoodsiga.com PENINSULA COPPER INDUSTRY Kevin Codere 220 Calumet Street, Lake Linden 296-9918

PETERLIN DISTRIBUTING Ferdinand Peterlin 55980 HWu US 41, Calumet 337.0213 PETERS, STEVE Copper Harbor PETERSON'S FISH MARKET Pat and Gilmore Peterson 49813 N US HWY 41, Hancock 482.2343 www.exploringthenorth.com/pet ersons/fish.html PIETILA INSURANCE AGENCY Vic Pietila 801 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 482.8622 PILGRIM RIVER HILLS SO. John R. Madacey Denton Road, Houghton 280.8882 www.pilgrimriverhills.com PILGRIM RIVER STEAK HOUSE Marge Nyman 47049N US Highway 41, Houghton 482.8595 www.pilgrimriversteakhouse.com

PINE MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL Executive Director 49945 HWY US 41, Hancock 482.1542 www.pmmf.prg PISANI COMPANY Bob Pisani 1551 Commerce Street, Ironwood 932.0722 PLUM CREEK TIMBER Dave Tormohlen 15800 Mead Road, L’Anse 524.2040 www.plumcreek.com PORTAGE HEALTH (MAIN CAMPUS) # Jim Bogan, CEO/President 500 Campus Drive, Hancock 483-1000 www.portagehealth.org PORTAGE HEALTH (UNIVERSITY CENTER) # Jim Bogan, CEO/President 600 MacInnes Drive, Houghton 483-1860 www.portagehealth.org PORTAGE HEALTH (EXPRESS CARE/FITNESS CENTER) # Jim Bogan, CEO/President 921 W. Sharon Avenue, Houghton 483-1777 www.portagehealth.org PORTAGE HEALTH (LAKE LINDEN CLINIC) #

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Members PORTAGE HEALTH (APOTHECARY/HEALTHMART) # Jason Evans, Pharmacy Director 500 Campus Drive, Hancock 483-1919 www.portagehealth.org PORTAGE HEALTH (APOTHECARY/HEALTHMART) # Jason Evans, Pharmacy Director 600 MacInnes Drive, Houghton 483-1818 www.portagehealth.org PORTAGE HEALTH HOME CARE & HOSPICE / PORTAGE HEALTH HOME SERVICES # Jim Bogan, CEO/President 821 Water Street, Hancock 483-1160 www.portagehealth.org PORTAGE HEALTH HOME CARE & HOSPICE # Jim Bogan, CEO/President 303 Baraga Avenue, L’Anse 483-1160 www.portagehealth.org

483-1290 www.portagehealth.org PORTAGE HEALTH REHAB # Jim Bogan, CEO/President 500 Campus Drive, Hancock 483-1000 www.portagehealth.org PORTAGE HEALTH REHAB # Jim Bogan, CEO/President 600 MacInnes Drive, Houghton 483-1777 www.portagehealth.org PORTAGE HEALTH REHAB # Jim Bogan, CEO/President Mine Street Station, Suite 4, Calumet 337-4029 www.portagehealth.org PORTAGE POINTE # Jim Bogan, CEO/President 500 Campus Drive, Hancock 483-1300 www.portagehealth.org

PORTAGE HEALTH HOME CARE & HOSPICE # Jim Bogan, CEO/President 751 S. Seventh Street, Ontonagon 483-1160 www.portagehealth.org

PORTAGE LAKE CABINS Tom and Marcy Romps 46534 US Highway 41, Houghton 482.8755

PORTAGE HEALTH SLEEP DISORDERS CENTER # Jim Bogan, CEO/President 890 Campus Drive, Hancock 483-1950 www.portagehealth.org

PORTAGE LAKE DISTRICT LIBRARY Shawn Leeche 58 Huron Street, Houghton 482.4570 www.pldl.org

PORTAGE HEALTH HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT # Jim Bogan, CEO/President 894 Campus Drive, Hancock

PORTAGE QUILT HOUSE Judy Stallings and Joanne Moros

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46509 US Highway 41, Houghton 487.5500 www.portagequilthouse.com PRECISION AUTOMOTIVE, INC. Wayne Rantamaki 911 Evergreen Drive, Houghton 482.6911 PRIME DESIGNS Philip Quenzi 47220 Larson Road, Atlantic Mine 482.7476 QUINCY MINE HOIST ASSOCIATION Glenda Bierman 49750 US Highway 41, Hancock 482.3101 www.quincymine.com

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QUINCY'S RESTAURANT Bob Grasseschi M.26, Dollar Bay 482.2118 R. C. MECHANICAL, INC. Ramon Simonson 51231 US Highway 41, Hancock 482.0220 www.rcmechanical-inc.com

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RAMADA WATERFRONT Laura O'Neil 99 Navy Street, Hancock 482.8400 www.ramadahancock.com RANGE BANK - COPPER COUNTRY Tim Baroni 56730 Calumet Avenue, Calumet 337.2000

www.rangebank.com RANGE LOUNGE Brandie Mulari 2 Baltic Avenue, South Range 482.8477 RE/MAX DOUGLASS REAL ESTATE Mike Borsum 320 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 482.1000 www.keweenawrealestate.com REL INC. Josh Loukus 57640 North 11th Street, Calumet 337.3018 www.relinc.net RICHIE'S GROCERY Rich Norlin 48665 Main Street, Dollar Bay 482.4830 RICHARDS, CARRIE Houghton RIVER VALLEY BANK Bob DuPont 56500 US HWY 41, Calumet 337.0200 www.rivervalleybank.com RIVER VALLEY BANK John Rasinowich 19795 Sharon Avenue, Houghton 337.0200 www.rivervalleybank.com RONALD FISHER, DDS Ronlad J. Fisher, DDS P.O. Box 150, Hancock 482.3621 ROWE OIL COMPANY Jon Marson


Members 511 Sixth Street, Calumet 337.4401 RUKKILA, NEGRO AND ASSOCIATES, CPA, PC Peter Negro 310 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 482.6601 www.rukkilanegro.com SAND POINT CHARTERS Brian Helminen 6135 Sand Point Road, Lac La Belle 370.2257 www.sandpointcharters.com

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SAND HILLS LIGHTHOUSE INN William Frabotta & Mary Mathews 6029 5 Mile Point Road, Ahmeek 337.1744 www.sandhillslighthouseinn.com SANDRA LEWIN AGENCY – FARM BUREAU INSURANCE Sandra Lewin 47431 HWY M-26, Houghton 483.4935 www.farmbureauinsurance.com SEMCO ENERGY Mark Kachur PO Box 5004, Port Huron 475.9901 SHELDEN GRILL & FRANKLIN SQUARE TAP Cormac Ronan 820 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 482.4882 www.houghtonlodging.com/she lden-grill-franklin-square-tap SHERIDAN ON THE LAKE BED & BREAKFAST Bill & Barbara Briggs 47026 Sheridan Place, Houghton 482.7079

www.sheridanonthelake.com SHERWIN WILLIAMS COMPANY Alan Sunn 202 Bridge Street, Houghton 482.3980 www.sherwin-williams.com SHOPKO HOMETOWN Gary Schraufnagel 56835 Station Drive, Calumet 337.2698 www.shopkohometown.com SIIRTOLA WELL DRILLING, INC. Dave Siirtola 48730 Banfield Avenue, Dollar Bay 482.2088 www.siirtolawell.com SKYWEST AIRLINES 23810 Airpark Blvd, Calumet 800.864.8331 www.skywest.com

700 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 482.9524 www.subway.com

235 Quincy Street, Hancock 482.0400 www.snb-t.com

SUOMI RESTAURANT Tom and Paula Rocco 54 N. Huron Street, Houghton 482.3220

SUPERIOR SCREED SERVICE Ron Phillips 38950 US Highway 41, Chassell 523.6235 www.superiorscreedservice.com

SUPER 8 OF HOUGHTON Eric Wisti 1200 E. Lakeshore Drive, Houghton 482.2240 www.super8.com/hotels/michigan/houghton/super-8houghton/hotel-overview SUPERIOR AUTO PARTS Jeff Honkanen 1210 W. Memorial Drive, Houghton 482.9955 www.napaonline.com/mi/hough ton

SOCIETY OF SAINT JOHN/THE JAMPOT Fr. Basil 6559 State Highway M.26, Eagle Harbor 289.4484 (fax) store.societystjohn.com

SUPERIOR EQUIPMENT AND EVENTS Donna Berryman 47461 HWY 41, Houghton 482.8080 www.renttheevent.com

SPIRIT OF THE NORTH MASSAGE AND WELLNESS CENTER Johanna Davis 353 5th Street, Copper Harbor 289.4363 www.spiritofthenorthwellness.c om/services.html

SUPERIOR GRAPHICS Gary Gutshall 19923 Sharon Avenue, Houghton 482.7891 www.superiorgraphicsmi.com

STATE WIDE REAL ESTATE OF HOUGHTON Dick Walrath 500 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 482.6955 www.statewideofhoughton.com SUBWAY – HOUGHTON Tom Teliin

SUPERIOR MONOGRAMMING, INC. Mark & Judy Peterson 49112 Arcadian Street Ripley 482.0561 www.superiormonogramming.com

SUPERIOR NATIONAL BANK Dave Vlahos

SURPLUS OUTLET John & Barbara McRae 200 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 482.2550 www.surplusoutlet.net SWIFT TRUE VALUE HARDWARE Marilyn Swift 402 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 482.0530 www.swifttruevaluehardware.com

TACO BELL Robert Schick 900 Razorback Drive, Houghton 487.5555 www.tacobell.com

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TANIS, INC. Mark Bammert 219.A 6th Street, Calumet 337.1185 TERVO AGENCY Robert Frantti 230 Quincy Street, Hancock 482.0080 www.tervoagency.com THERMOANALYTICS, INC. Keith Johnson and Allen Curran 23440 Airpark Blvd., Calumet 482.9650 www.thermoanalytics.com THOMAS J. MOYLE, INC. Tom & Denise Moyle 31


Members US Hwy M.26, Houghton 482.3000 www.moyleusa.com THRIVENT FINANCIAL Ross C. Rinkinen 507 Shelden Ave., Houghton 523.5387 thrivent.com/fr/ross.rinkinen TIM HANSON ELECTRIC, INC. Tim Hanson 804 W. Sharon Avenue, Houghton 482.9725 www.hanson-electric.com

200 E. Montezuma Ave, Houghton 482.1020 www.superiortravel.org TRAVELODGE OF HOUGHTON Paul & Amy Wood 215 Shelden Ave, Houghton 482.1400 www.travelodge.com

TIRE SHOP, THE Rick Heinonen 811 Ethel Avenue, Hancock 482.1850 www.thetireshophancock.com

UP AND RUNNING TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS Matt Thyer 314 Shelden Avenue STE 3C, Houghton 482.4800 www.uartechsolutions.com

TOLKSDORF REALTY & FORESTRY Glen and Gretchen Tolksdorf 52943 Hwy US 41, Calumet 482.9366 www.tolksdorfrealty.com

UP ENGINEERS & ARCHITECTS, INC. George Kiiskila, Jr. 100 Portage Street, Houghton 482.4810 www.upea.com

TORCH LAKE AREA SEWAGE AUTHORITY Dennis Racine 20 Gregory Street, Lake Linden 296.0072 TORCH LAKE CABINS Dan & Christina LaVernge 52898 State Highway M.26, Lake Linden 296.5220 www.northwoodsdirectory.com/ torchlakecabins TORCH LAKE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Mary Kay Grabig 400 Hecla Street, Laurium 337.5565 www.torchlakefederal.com TRAVEL LEADERS Kierstin Waara 32

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UP KIDS Mark Lambert 57 Huron Street, Houghton 482.0520 www.upkids.com UP OIL COMPANY David Hughes 19975 Sharon Avenue, Houghton 482.6660 UPPER PENINSULA POWER COMPANY Jay Ringler 18494 Canal Road, Houghton 487.5000 www.uppco.com

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VAST, INC. William K Hetrick

300 S. Front Street, Marquette 228.7500 www.vastsolution.com VILLAGE OF SOUTH RANGE Mike Rompf 45 Trimountain, South Range 482.8833 www.southrange.com VOLLWERTH & BARONI COMPANIES James Schaaf 200 Hancock Street, Hancock 482.1550 www.vollwerth.com WALMART #2192 Mike Palek 995 Razorback Drive, Houghton 482.0639 www.walmart.com

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WARM RAIN George Kronschnabel 51675 Industrial Drive, Hancock 482.3750 www.warmrain.com WASTE MANAGEMENT, INC. Doug Derenberg 1108 Enterprise Drive, Houghton 482.7523 www.wm.com WELLS FARGO BANK Judith Niemi 600 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 482.5500 www.wellsfargo.com WESTERN U.P. HEALTHCARE ACCESS COALITION Carol Williams 540 Depot Street, Hancock 482.7122 www.wuphac.org WESTERN U.P. MICHIGAN WORKS Orrin Bailey 110 E. Quincy Street, Hancock

482.6916 www.michworks.com WESTERN U.P. PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT REGION Kim J. Stoker 326 Shelden Avenue, Houghton 482.7205 www.wuppdr.com WESTERN UPPER PENINSULA HEALTH DEPARTMENT Guy St. Germain 540 Depot Street, Hancock 482.7382 www.wupdhd.org WICKLEY AGENCY, THE Stephan Olsson 218 Quincy Street, Hancock 482.1140 www.wickleyagency.com WLUC TV 6 AND FOX UP Sinclair Broadcasting Group Rob Jamros 177 US 41 East, Negaunee 475.4161 www.uppermichiganssource.com

WMPL AM & WKMJ FM RADIO Mary Ann Schulze 326 Quincy Street, Hancock 482.3700 www.themix93.com WORLD OF WOOD Mark Korpela 215 Hancock Street, Hancock 482.0221 www.worldofwoodmi.com WYANDOTTE HILLS GOLF CLUB Betty Kratt 5755E Poyhonen Road . Twin Lakes, Toivola 288.3720 www.wyandottehills.com WYANDOTTE HILLS RESORT Christie Kratt 5821 Poyhonen Road . Twin Lakes, Toivola 288.3452 www.wyandottehills.com


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GLUTEN-FREE TREND

Today many people who do not have celiac disease are following a gluten-free diet. They may suffer from a gastrointestinal problem. A gluten-free diet avoids all foods containing wheat, barley and rye. Econo Foods has responded to this need for gluten-free by expanding the â&#x20AC;&#x153;natural & organicâ&#x20AC;? department to present a wide selection of gluten-free foods, including large refrigerated and frozen sections.

We accept Food Stamps, WIC Coupons & EBT Cards We reserve the right to correct printing errors & limit quantities. Not All Items Are Available In All Our Stores.

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