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Issue #22 May 2014

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Michigan Tech Wolf-Moose Study Named to Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame

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Michigan Technological University’s Isle Royale wolf-moose Returning/New Chamber Members 3 predator-prey study has been elected to the Michigan Chamber Board of Directors 3 Environmental Hall of Fame. John Vucetich, associate professor of Who’s Hiring 5 wildlife ecology in Michigan Tech’s School of Forest Resources and InBusiness Magazine 7 Environmental Science (SFRES), will represent the Spring Golf 9-10 research project at an induction ceremony at the Gerald R. Ford Eggs & Issues 11-12 Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Mich., on April 10. PastyFest Contest 13 Ten individuals and organizations will be honored at the Brochures Needed 15 ceremony. Business After Hours 16 "For more than 50 years, the wolves and moose of Isle Royale Business Events Calendar 18 have been teaching us –all of us—about nature's intricate and Vote for Best of the Lake 19 interconnected ways,” said Vucetich. “They've been offering vital clues about how we can best relate to the natural world around us. It's a great honor to accept this recognition from the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame on behalf of the wolves and moose of Proud Member of Isle Royale." Vucetich is director of the Isle Royale wolf-moose research, the longest-running predator-prey study in the world. The project was started in 1958 by Durward L. Allen. Vucetich calls Allen “a pioneer among ecologists for having the foresight to understand the value of continuing to observe over time where others would have drawn conclusions and moved on to study something else.“ Continued on page 8

Our Superior Partners. Thank You!


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Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce is pleased to recognize the dedication of our renewed members!

Welcome New, Superior Partner!

Board of Directors 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

Michigan Technological University

Matt Thyer, Treasurer Owner Up and Running Technology Solutions matt.thyer@uartechsolutions.com

Welcome New, Community Partners! Bill’s B & B Bar Bill Voght and Rachel Ruosti 409 W. Memorial Drive Houghton, MI 49931 906.482.0440 rruotsi@aol.com

Karin Van Dyke, Secretary Vice President for University Relations Finlandia University karin.vandyke@finlandia.edu

Keweenaw Copper Co. Ross R. Grunwald, Ph.D 56730 Calumet Avenue, STE 1 Calumet, MI 49913 906.337.5988 FAX 906.337.5989 www.keweenawcopper.com Ross.grunwald@highlandcopperco.com Scott Dianda, State Representative – Associate Calumet, MI 49913

Welcome Back, Community Partners! BHK Child Development Book Concern Printers Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw Rotary Century 21 / North Country Agency Copper Country Intermediate School District Copper Country Veterinary Clinic Crampton Surveying

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

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Welcome Back, Community Partners! Cross Country Sports D & L Janitorial Services Darrell Guitar, Associate Down Wind Sports Grant Township Great Lakes Accounting GS Engineering Harrington Ridge Coal and Stove Houghton County Fair Association Houghton Super 8 InSight EyeCare James Sarazin, DDS Jonathan M. Luse, CPA Keweenaw Gem & Gift, Inc. McDonald’s MD Contracting, Inc. Midwest Loan Services Miner’s State Bank Miscowaubik Club Nara Nature Park Nicholas Insurance Agency Northwoods Sporting Goods Pine Mountain Music Festival Pisani Company R.C. Mechanical RE.Max Douglass Real Estate Ramada Waterfront Rukkila, Negro and Associates, PC, CPA Sand Hills Lighthouse Inn Shopko Hometown - Calumet Suomi Restaurant Superior Auto Parts Superior Monogramming, Inc. Swift True Value Tadych’s Econo Foods Tanis, Inc. Tervo Agency Tolksdorf Realty UP Oil Company Western UP Planning and Development Region

Are you or someone you know looking for work? The Keweenaw Chamber is looking for an Executive Director. Resumes are being accepted until April 15th please submit by email to info@keweenaw.org or to PO Box 336, Houghton, MI 49931

Aspirus Keweenaw is in search of a Surgical Technician and Nutrition Services Supervisor. Please apply online, or for additional information, contact Human Resources at 906.337.6085. aspiruskeweenaw.org.

The Daily Mining Gazette has opening for motor route contractors for paper delivery. Please stop at the Daily Mining Gazette office to fill out an application. 206 Shelden Avenue, Houghton.

Gino’s Restaurant, Hancock is looking for full-time cook and waitresses. Please apply in person, 800 Quincy Street.

We Need Your Input We are looking for photos, business news, new hires, open positions or any update information about your business, to use in our newsletters. If you have photos or stories you’d like to share, send them to info@keweenaw.org. Please include who took the photo and the area it was taken or wrote the up the so we can give proper credit. Thanks!

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InBusiness Magazine 2014 Edition is now available. The 2014 Edition will soon be in your mailboxes. If you can’t wait that long, you can view it by going to the Chamber website www.Keweenaw.org and the publication is listed under Networking and Visibility. Thank you again to the Daily Mining Gazette for all your work in producing this publication for the Chamber.

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Wolf-Moose Study Named Environmental Hall of Fame Continued from page 1

Since then, the wolf and moose populations of the remote wilderness islands have fluctuated dramatically due to a variety of factors. In the early 1980s, the wolves were driven almost to extinction by the accidental introduction of canine parvovirus. They rebounded, but inbreeding later caused population numbers to drop to an all-time low of 8. “When the state of Michigan cleared the way for the islands of Isle Royale to become a national park, they envisioned a special place where nature and man could co-exist and gain a better understanding of the rich flora and fauna of the Island, and a rare recreational opportunity for visitors,” said Phyllis Green, superintendent of Isle Royale National Park. “The wolf-moose predator-prey study that began shortly after the Park's creation has unveiled an understanding of many of the basic relationships between predator and prey and continues to surprise us with new information on species resiliency during genetic decline, and now a window into the effects of climate change. “The research conducted by Michigan Technological University under the auspices of the Park will continue as long as there are moose and wolves on the Island,” she went on to say. “The study continues to resonate with budding biologists as part of primary education programs and reaches internationally to managers and researchers of large prey and predators. The information gained through the study has helped adjust many people's attitudes towards the charismatic but controversial predator, the eastern timber wolf. We are honored to have the study included in Michigan's Environmental Hall of Fame.” Vucetich has worked on the wolf-moose research since the early 1990s and has been leading the project since 2001 with Research Professor Rolf Peterson, also an SFRES faculty member at Michigan Tech. Major supporters include the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Park Service. Peterson singled out four individuals whose effort and dedication has made the wolf-moose project what it is today: Durward L. Allen, Robert Linn, Donald E. Murray and Donald E. Glaser. Allen, the study’s originator, was enthralled by accounts of wolves living in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in the 1930s, when he worked as a research biologist for the Michigan Department of Conservation (now Natural Resources), Peterson said. In the 1940s, when moose were stripping the forests of a wolf-less Isle Royale, Allen was in Washington, D.C., working with the US Fish and Wildlife Service on proposals to introduce wolves as a moose-control measure. After wolves colonized the island on their own, Allen realized the unprecedented research potential offered by a single large predator and prey in a protected environment. The political climate within the federal government would not support research on wolves in the early 1950s, and it took Allen many years to finally launch, in 1958, a long-term study of the wolves and moose at Isle Royale, funded by NSF and the National Geographic Society. The research was billed as a decade-long study of the true role of wolves in nature, but Allen privately hoped that it would continue as long as there were wolves and moose in Isle Royale National Park, Peterson explained. Linn was to become a key partner in the effort, first as chief naturalist for the National Park Service at Isle Royale and eventually as chief scientist for the NPS in Washington. From that position he played a crucial role in protecting both the integrity and support of the research project, occasionally having to overcome resistance within his own agency. Research methods have changed over the years to take advantage of advances in technology, now including use of fecal DNA to track generations of wolves and monitoring the chemical ecology of the fir trees consumed by moose. But one technique that hasn’t changed, Peterson pointed out, is the winter study based on airplane surveys and counts of wolves and moose. The small planes have been flown over the past 56 years of research by just two bush pilots, ‘the two Dons:” Murray from Minnesota and Glaser from Alaska. Detailed reports on the annual Winter Study and other information about the wolves and moose of Isle Royale can be found at http://www.isleroyalewolf.org/. The Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Muskegon Environmental Research & Education Society. Michigan Technological University (www.mtu.edu) is a leading public research university developing new technologies and preparing students to create the future for a prosperous and sustainable world. Michigan Tech offers more than 130 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering; forest resources; computing; technology; business; economics; natural, physical and environmental sciences; arts; humanities; and social sciences. Original URL: http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2014/april/michigan-tech-wolf-moose-study-named-michiganenvironmental-hall-fame.html

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Don’t miss out on the fun at the 4th Annual Chamber Spring 4-Person Golf Scramble! This event will be held on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 with a shotgun start at “HIGH NOON” (pre-registration & pre-payment required) at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge Golf Course. Now is the time to register your foursome. Please complete the form below and either mail or fax to the KCC using the contact information below. You can also call or send an e-mail and we’d be happy to take care of it for you. Your registration fee includes: greens fees, drink tickets, appetizers and dinner!

$200.00 per team Chamber Members (Team Captain must be a Chamber member in good standing) pre-registration required! NO EXCEPTIONS! 1st place is FREE registration to the “Fall Golf Scramble” in September Don’t miss out on your chance to take part - register today!

TEAM NAME: Players names: (TC)_____________________________ , __________________________ ,

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Drive Home Your Business Name or Logo! An event that focuses on fun rather than finesse, the annual Chamber Spring Golf Scramble. You can gain exposure for your business, and support the Chamber, by taking advantage of one of our unique sponsorship opportunities: ►Eagle Sponsor—$250.00 — Have a tailor-made sign placed at the entrance to the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge featuring your business’s logo, as well as a listing in the Chamber newsletter that reaches more than 500 businesses. Your business logo will also be placed on all the beverage tickets that are given to the players. ►Birdie Sponsor—$200.00 — Have a tailor-made sign placed at the entrance to the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge featuring your business’s logo, as well as a listing in the Chamber newsletter that reaches more than 500 businesses. Your business logo will be placed in the dining area as well. ►Par Sponsor — $100.00 — Have a tailor-made sign placed on a hole (or holes, if you choose to sponsor more than one) featuring your business’s logo, as well as a listing in the Chamber newsletter that reaches more than 500 businesses.

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EGGS AND ISSUES Presenter: Jim LaJoie, Executive Director Superior Health Foundation Thursday, May 1 at the Shelden Grill, Houghton 7:30 a.m. What is the Superior Health Foundation? The Superior Health Foundation (SHF) is a conversion 501 c (3) foundation that materialized on Sept. 1 following Duke LifePoint’s acquisition of Marquette General Health System. It is a stand-alone corporation and is not affiliated in any way with Duke LifePoint or Marquette General. What is the mission of the SHF? Its mission is assist with unmet healthcare needs, with health education, and with programs and research on preventing illness and promoting health. That mission may include supporting (a) the unmet healthcare needs of the indigent and uninsured; (b) healthcare education programs; (c) supporting programs and research which have the primary purpose of preventing and reducing illness and disease; and (d) other programs to promote the health, education and welfare of the community. This is a grant-giving organization. When will you be awarding grants to various health-related projects in the Upper Peninsula? The SHF Board of Directors took action at a recent board meeting, stating that SHF will begin entertaining grant applications in the Winter 2014, with plans to begin awarding grant funding in the Fall 2014. The SHF Board will communicate with a variety of stakeholders throughout the Upper Peninsula to receive input and feedback on how SHF can have the most effective impact on health issues in the communities of the U.P. The feedback we receive will help us to develop a strategic grant-making policy for serving our communities. Following the approval of the Strategic Grant-making Policy, we will develop a grant-making timetable.

Next Eggs & Issues: Thursday, May 29th at the Shelden Grill, Houghton at 7:30 a.m. Presenter will be Bill Musselman, Houghton Rotary. We will be discussing Bridgefest Feast. Do you have an “issue” that you would like us to find a speaker for? Please contact the Chamber Office at info@keweenaw.org or call 482.5240 and let us know.

Eggs and Issues is free to Chamber Members there is a $10 fee for non-members.

Please RSVP to 906.482.5240 or info@keweenaw.org


Next Eggs & Issues: Thursday, May 29th at the Shelden Grill, Houghton at 7:30 a.m. Presenter will be Bill Musselman, Houghton Rotary. We will be discussing Bridgefest Feast. Food vendors include: MTU Dining Services, Library Restaurant & Brew Pub, Habañeros Fresh Mexican Kitchen, Fitzgerald's Restaurant. There will also be a fifth station under the Rotary logo that will serve seafood in honor of the 27 year history of the annual Seafood Fest fundraiser. Schedule of Events Friday 5:00 PM – 10 PM - BridgeFest Feast food served, craft vendors & kid stuff. There will be free shuttle bus service to the BridgeFest FEAST site. Times of shuttle TBA. 6:00 PM – Midnight – Music 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM - BridgeFest parade begins in Hancock 8:30 – 9:00 PM - Marty's Goldenaires marching band performs at Ray Kestner Park Saturday 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM - BridgeFest Feast food served, craft vendors & kid stuff. There will be free shuttle bus service to the BridgeFest FEAST site. Times of shuttle TBA.) 11:00 AM –4:00 PM - Antique Car Show....medical arts building on W Lakeshore Dr. Noon – Midnight - Music Dusk – Fireworks All times and events subject to change

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MDOT's 2014 statewide construction map now available The annual "Paving the Way" state highway construction map is now available from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The free map is updated each year to help motorists locate major MDOT road and bridge projects across the state. The 2014 print edition will be available at all MDOT Transportation Service Centers and region offices, as well as at all Welcome Centers. Welcome Centers in the Upper Peninsula are expected have maps available starting in late April. The map also is available for viewing at state rest areas. Information on the map is current at the time of printing. "MDOT provides both printed and online versions of this map so that as many motorists as possible are prepared for Michigan's upcoming construction season," said State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle. "We remind everyone to slow down and be alert when driving through any work zone. Nearly 99 percent of all people hurt or killed in work zones are drivers and their passengers. Avoid distractions, don't tailgate, and pay attention to barrels, cones, signs, and workers." Paving the Way also provides specific maps for construction on state routes in Detroit and Grand Rapids. You can download a PDF of the 2014 map from the "Maps and Publications" section of the MDOT website. Motorists also can get real-time information about planned and unplanned lane closures on the MDOT Mi Drive traffic data website, along with camera images of major state routes in Detroit, Grand Rapids and the U.P., rates of speed and incidents on Grand Rapids and Detroit-area freeways, and statewide weather and carpool lot information. Mi Drive can be accessed from any computer, smartphone or mobile device at www.michigan.gov/drive. To request copies of the printed 2014 map, contact the MDOT Office of Communications at 517-335-3084 or send an e-mail to mdotwebinfo@michigan.gov with your name and address.

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Interested In Getting Involved? This is an incredibly exciting time as we bring our efforts into focus to support, attract, and develop businesses like yours! For more information on the benefits of Chamber membership, visit www.keweenaw.org or call our office at 906.482.5240 to see how we can help your business launch, grow and achieve its full potential.

Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce 902 College Avenue, P.O. Box 336 Houghton, MI 49931 p. 906.482.5240 f. 906.482.5241 e. info@keweenaw.org

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45807 Highway M 26, PO Box 189 South Range, MI 49963 Phone: (906) 487487-6400 Fax: (906) 487487-6415 Email: sales@hlmcorp.com WWW.hlmcorp.com

Graphics designed by The Marketing Department, Inc. Production and installation by Industrial Graphics.

Your Brochures Are Needed Stop in and check out the new graphics the adorn the Chamber office / Visitor Center and bring in your brochures to fill the racks. Visitors to our area find useful information from your brochures, and we want Chamber members represented. What a great way to increase the visibility of your business! Thank you to the KYP members who have been working at getting the brochures filled.

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Village of Laurium gets statewide award for M-26 pavement reconstruction project The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) granitoid pavement project on M-26 in Laurium recently won the Special Innovative category of the Michigan Concrete Association's 2013 Awards of Excellence. The project, overseen by MDOT's Ishpeming Transportation Service Center, was selected from a field of 60 entries. Federal grants supported the installation of historically accurate lighting, stamped concrete pavements and sidewalks in the Houghton County village of Laurium. The project replicated the look of a typical Upper Peninsula town of the early 1900s. Granitoid was a patented stamped concrete of the period and the new pavement was designed to match old examples found under the existing asphalt. "This is a large investment and a big improvement," said Laurium Village Administrator Ed Vertin. "It was a long time coming, a long time planning. We put a lot of work into coordinating the historical aspects of the project, getting historical grant funding to make it happen.“ The $3.1 million project was completed with a $900,000 Transportation Enhancement grant. The result: 3,500 square yards of stamped concrete pavement and more than 64,000 square feet of decorative sidewalk, colored with local reddish brown conglomerate. For MDOT, Al Anderson was the construction engineer on the project and Rob Tervo was the development engineer. Marty Rajala and E.J. Tervo were the inspectors. Joel Kauppila was the designer. MJO Contracting was the project contractor and OHM Advisors provided testing services. The award was presented to MDOT and MJO Contracting staff Feb. 20 at the MCA's 2014 Winter Conference and Workshop in Plymouth. A local award presentation was held April 15 in Laurium.

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Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014 Time: 4:30 - 6:30 pm Location: Calumet Visitor Center, Red Jacket Road, Calumet, MI

Light Refreshments are provided by the Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association Please join the National Park Service for this two part evening event. From 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. there will be a Business After Hours event that is open to all interested businesses and community members. Everyone is encouraged to stop by the Calumet Visitor Center and tour the two floors of interactive exhibits, browse the Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association Gift Shop, and enjoy refreshments in the historic third floor meeting area. The facility has become a primary visitor destination for traveling visitors and those living in the area who often bring friends and family. The visitor center was recently voted the Best Information Center from the readers of Lake Superior Magazine and was recently awarded a National Park Service Accessibility Award. Following the Business After Hours event will be a Fourth Thursday in History program starting at 7:00pm. The evening's program is a screening of the Ken Burns documentary film titled, Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit. Both events are free and open to all. Stop by and learn about a great resource in your own backyard!

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Register to win prizes! Must be 18 or older to register for prizes! www.northwoodsports.com freemanguns@att.net

Northwoods Sporting Goods Freemans Firearms

9th Annual Gun and Knife Show NEW LOCATION for the Event! Houghton County Arena 1500 Birch Street, Hancock

Friday, May 16 from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday, May 17 from 9 to 5 p.m.

Admission $5 Children 12 and under Free with an adult

Copper Country Junior Hockey association will be operating the concession stand and all the money is for the hockey association.

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Keweenaw Peninsula Event Calendar 2014 Your source for area Business Events and Community Events

Wednesday, May 7 Western U.P. Regional Prosperity Initiative Stakeholder meeting – Hancock (video conference) Saturday, May 10 Portage Health Foundation Spring Gala – Houghton Wednesday, May 14 KEDA Meeting – Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock. 7:30 am Saturday, May 17 Sons of Norway annual Syttende Mai Celebration Laurium Thursday, May 20 KYP Monthly Meeting– Bambu, Houghton Tuesday, May 20 - 21 Parts 17, 39, & 40 - Electrical Standards for General Industry and Construction Seminar - Houghton Friday, May 23 UPEDA Meeting - MTU, Houghton Thursday, May 20 KYP Monthly Meeting– Bambu, Houghton

The Portage Health Foundation will be hosting its 22nd annual Spring Gala on Saturday, May 10th. This is the premiere fund raising event for the Portage Health Foundation and will include an evening of delicious food, live and silent auctions, and new-to-the-area entertainment - Midwest Dueling Pianos. Proceeds from this year’s event will be used to help establish and fund the Portage Health Foundation’s “Emerging Healthcare Leaders” education scholarship program. The Portage Health Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization formed to support the charitable health needs of the community through enhanced philanthropy and community collaboration. Cost for the event is $85/person. The event will be held at the Continental Fire Company in Houghton on Saturday May 10th. Tickets can be acquired by contacting the foundation offices at 906.523.5920.

CopperDog Race Dates from 2015 to 2020 Meredith LaBeau; Monday, April 28, 2014 The Board of Directors are pleased to announce that in collaboration with the UP 200 we have set our race dates from 2015 to 2020. As a race we acknowledge we continually delay to announce our dates until after each race season. This year, we have remedied that situation so you can make plans to join us many years into the future. I personally want to thank each and every one of our supporters and stakeholders for making this such a great event for the Keweenaw Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 2015: February 27-March 1 2016: February 26-28 2017: March 3-5 2018: March 2-4 2019: March 1-3 2020: February 28-March 1 These dates represent the commitment we all have towards this great family fun event, so start marking your calendars!

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Interested In Getting Involved? Vote for 2014's Best of the Lake Voting for Lake Superior Magazine's 2014 Best of the Lake awards ends on June 1. Choose your favorite for each state and province in 12 categories, from Best In-town Hike to Best Annual Event. For more than two decades, readers of Lake Superior Magazine have shared their favorite spots, sights, restaurants, lodgings and recreation for the Best of the Lake awards. Vote now for Lake Superior Magazine's 2014 Best of the Lake awards. Ballots will be accepted through June 1. surveymonkey.com/s/LSMBOTL2014 We encourage communities to stuff the ballot box with local favorites. The categories are: Best Spectacular View Best Local Fish Dish or Sandwich Best Restaurant or Lodging Staff Best Overnight Stay or Lodging Best Shopping Experience Best Art Gallery/Museum Best Toe-dipping Beach Best Family Attraction Best In-town Hike Best Waterfall Best Boat Ride Best Annual Event “We know how much our past winners have taken pride in earning their Best of the Lake award,” says Editor Konnie LeMay. “We’re anxiously waiting to see who and what our winners are for this year.” Local residents, regular visitors and far-flung lakegoers – anyone who loves the Lake and its environs can vote. Ballots for the Best of the Lake 2014 will be accepted through June 1. Each category includes all three states and the province – you can choose favorites for each shore. Winners will be announced in the August/September issue of Lake Superior Magazine. Each winner will receive an awards certificate and a special badge for its website.

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: www.keweenaw.org/businesscalendar 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 include who took the photo and the area it was taken so we can give proper credit. Thanks! Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce 902 College Avenue, P.O. Box 336 Houghton, MI 49931 p. 906.482.5240 f. 906.482.5241 e. info@keweenaw.org

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Visibility Opportunities

The mission of the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce: SUPPORT BUSINESS: The Chamber supports businesses by providing information and referring inquiries to our local and regional economic development partners such as the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance, Michigan Small Business Development Center, MTEC SmartZone, Entrepreneur Support Center, Jutila Business Incubator, or whichever organization is best to assist that business. ATTRACT BUSINESS: The Chamber provides information and referrals to people who want to visit or relocate here. If someone inquires about tourism, we send them directly to the Convention and Visitor ‘s Bureau. When someone is relocating a business or family here, we send them the appropriate community resources to meet their needs.

Looking for a way to get your advertising message out to a fresh new crowd? The Chamber newsletter has a circulation of more the 200 local businesses. We can accept print-ready ads or build an ad for you…just ask for details. Email advertising is also available and reaches 1,800 email addresses! Newsletter and email advertising gets proven results – let us help you grow your business today! The deadline is the 20th of the month for the next month’s newsletter. For example, May 20 is the deadline for an ad in the June newsletter. Call us with questions! Ad rates per issue:

DEVELOP : The Chamber will continue to grow networking and visibility opportunities for small businesses. We will provide opportunities for ribbon cuttings, Eggs and Issues, and After Hours networking events, promotion and advertising opportunities, Eggs & Issues events, golf outings, annual membership directory, business referrals, and a monthly newsletter.

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