We Unite, You Grow ! - Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce

From the
We Unite, You Grow !
April 2015
Volume 17, Issue 4
Bruce Orttenburger
Chamber Alliance President & CEO
Lynda Zanon
Chamber Director
Chris LaVigne
Tourism Coordinator
Mari Leigh Lindstrom
Office Coordinator
Mary Lou Fisher
Tourism Secretary
Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance
Board of Directors
Sherri Erickson-Erickson Jewelers
Joe Rizzo-Pine Mountain/Timberstone
Holly Peoples-Michigan Works!
Todd Lysinger-Upper Peninsula Insurance Co
Trisha Peterson-Results Broadcasting
Allison Maloney-Days Inn & Country Inn & Suites
James Rice-Oscar G Johnson V A Medical Center
Jeff Welcher-Kiser Hydro
Suzanne Anderson- IMK Community Federal Credit Union
Russ Kassin-First National Bank Iron Mountain
Craig Allen-Breitung Twp Schools
Anthony Edlebeck-City of Kingsford
Kim Kowalkowski-DCHS
Jean O’Dette-First National Bank Iron Mountain
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From the President’s Desk
2015 Casino Royale at the Ritz Scholarship Results
The 2015 annual Casino Royale at the Ritz event held recently at Pine Grove
Country Club was a success. Six scholarships are awarded to attend Bay West Campus
here in Iron Mountain. Underwriters for these scholarships included;
CCI Systems
LaFaive Oil Company
M.J. Electric
Range Bank
Steve Mariucci Family Foundation
Special thanks goes out to Todd Lysinger of Upper Peninsula Insurance Agency who
chaired the Scholarship Committee. Those receiving the scholarships along with their
field include;
Sierra Fayas: Kingsford High School; Nursing
Nicole Tripp: Kingsford High School; Undecided
Forrest Nelson: Kingsford High School; General Science
Mason Schinderle: Iron Mountain High School; Environmental Management
LeeAnne Jauquet: North Dickinson High School; Civil or Mechanical Engineering
Nicole Lindgren: Kingsford High School; Biology
Congratulations go out to these fine individuals.
one community… one voice… growing together
We Unite… You Grow!
Bruce Orttenburger, President & CEO
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Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance
Welcome New Members:
Hotties Window Tinting
327 Riverhills Rd
Kingsford MI 49802
The Creation Station
501 Carpenter Ave
Kingsford MI 49802
Norway-Vulcan Area Schools
300 Section Street
Norway MI 49870
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Casino Royale at “The Ritz” a Success!
Another Casino Royale at the Ritz event is in the books! Title Sponsor for this year’s event was Consumers
Mutual Insurance of Michigan along with the Platinum sponsors: The First National Bank & Trust, Dickinson County Healthcare System, Integrys Energy Services, Inc., and Northern Michigan Bank. Masters
of Ceremony, Keith and Jayna Houtari, set the stage for a fun evening by announcing prize winners. Prize
winners included Kim Recla (winner of the appliance donated by Appliance & Furniture Mart), Jodi Formolo (winner of the gas grill donated by Upper Peninsula Insurance Agency), and Steve Zurcher (winner
of the Casino Cash). Eight other people won various denominations of Casino Cash as well. Other prize
winners included Ray Cameron and Vickie VanLaanen (both winners of men’s pistols), Phil Leaf (winner
of the ladies pistol) and Dave Droese (winner of the $2500 custom made ring by Randy Erickson of Erickson Jewelers). Underwriters for the pistols were Erickson, Rochon and Nash Funeral Home, Drs. Paul &
Ted Fornetti, Superior Aviation, Town & Country Sales and Bacco Construction Company.
Integrys Energy Services, Inc. and Crispignas Italian Market sponsored the Raspberry Cream Brownie
Shooter, which was the dessert showcase.
Lynda Zanon, Chamber Director, wishes to show her sincere appreciation to all the generous sponsors
and the many businesses who donated prizes as well as all of the volunteers and committee members that
enhance the evening of fun and prizes.
Mark your calendars! Next year’s Casino Royale at the Ritz event is already scheduled for Saturday, March
12, 2016 at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain.
Check out the Chamber’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/dickinsonareapartnership to see pictures of the
winners and attendees.
Kim Recla winner of the grand prize donated by
Appliance and Furniture Mart
Picture of Sherri and Randy Erickson with the Custom made
ring by Randy Erickson, Erickson Jewelers
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A Great Big “Thank You” to all the Sponsors & Supporters of “CASINO ROYALE” at the Ritz 2015”
TITLE SPONSOR: Consumers Mutual Insurance of Michigan
PLATINUM SPONSORS: Dickinson County Healthcare System, First National Bank & Trust, Integrys
Energy Services, & Northern Michigan Bank & Trust.
41 Lumber
Appliance & Furniture Mart
Bay College-West
Bink’s Coca Cola
C J Graphics Inc
Chris Hanley Agency
County Inn & Suites
Crispigna’s Italian Market
Ebeling’s Supermarket
El Capitan Supper Club
Erickson-Rochon & Nash
Friends of the Braumart
Great Start Collaborative
Hosking’s Hairlines
IM-K Rotary Club
IMKC Federal Credit Union
Jim Markell
Kiwanis Ski Club
Leeds Real Estate
M J Electric LLC
Mariucci Family Foundation
Michaud Trucking Inc
Norway Inn Lodge & Suites
Pine Grove Country Club
Range Bank
Sol Blu Lounge
Stephens Real Estate
Super 8 Motel
Superior Aviation
The Chippewa Club
The Thirsty Whale
Twin City Service Inc
Upper Peninsula State Bank
A Fox Golf LLC
Bacco Construction Co
Best Bet Casino Parties
Bill Riopelle
CCI Systems Inc
Classic Auto Collision
Country Side Lawn & Sport
Danielson Insurance Agency
Tadych’s Econo Foods
Employee Benefits Agency
Fleury, Singler & Co PC
Galaxy Detailing
Go Tech
Hall’s True Value
IMHS Key Club
Iron Mtn Automotive
Island Resort & Casino
Kim Harder-Webb
Kubick Aviation Services
Lofholm’s Building Center
ManorCare Nursing & Rehab
Mortl’s Sport Center
Norway Springs Inc
Paul J Fornetti DDS PC
Pleasant View Orchard
Riverside Auto Sales
Sikora Co Inc
Solberg’s Greenleaf Sports Bar
Stevens Decorating & Framing
Super One Foods
T & T Supper Club
The Daily News
U S Special Delivery
We Energies
Northern Lights YMCA
Anytime Fitness
Bald Eagle Harley-Davidson
Big Ten Sports Bar/Grill
Brenda Gurchinoff
Charlene Greene D O
Copper Office Equipment
Cutting Edge Photography
Days Inn
Econo Lodge
Erickson Jewelers
Four Seasons Beer Distributing
GDove Photography
Grayson & Co Jewelers
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
IM-K Builders Exchange
Iron Mountain Iron Mine
Joely Vierck
Kingsley North Jewelers
LaFaive Oil Co Inc
Long Branch Saloon
Maple Creek Restaurant
MetLife /John Lutz
Northern Carpets
Nowicki Chiropractic & Wellness
Pepsi Cola of Iron Mountain
Protech Lube Center
Roger Hamilton Accounting & Tax
Slumberland Furniture
Standard Printing Co
Stewart Manufacturing
Superior Realty Inc
The Advertiser
The Drug Store
Town & Country Sales
Upper Peninsula Insurance Agency
WJNR/Frog Country
Jodi Formolo winner of the Gas Grill
donated by Upper Peninsula Insurance Agency
Our Sponsors !
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Calendar Of Events
www.dickinsonchamber.com for details
Easter Egg Hunt
Marion Park
Lego Club D
C Library
Sunday April 5th
Winters Farmers
Market Izzo Mariucci Center
Open House
D C Library
Gamers Club
D C Library
Winter Farmers Market 2nd Saturday of the
month 8am-12pm
Over the
Photo Hunt D
C Library
-Friends of Library Book Sale
D C Library
-Braumart Concert/Gala
Pages by Page Book
The Partnership is now
on Facebook. Check us
out at Dickinson Area
Partnership. LIKE US!
Read to Reel D C Library
Quote of the
“It is magnificent to grow
old, if one keeps young.”
-Harry Emerson Fosdick
-Friends of Library Book Sale D
C Library
-Norway Spring Classic
- Make n Take Craft D C Library
Business After Hours
April 21st-at Riverside Auto
Golf Scramble June
11th at Timberstone
complete details
coming soon.
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The Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance
Business to Business
Hometown Lumber & Building Supply
Vision Source-Kingsford
Erickson Jewelers
Norway Mercantile & Tanning
Auto Tech Service Center
Scott Sanders Agency
Farm Bureau Insurance
10% off any item not on sale or previously disvounted.
$5 off 1 gallon or $20 off a 5 gallon pail of paint.
Vision 20/20 Plan. Call for Details
Northern Air Merchant Services
Pine Creek Log Homes
Bianco’s Fitness Center
Dennis Olson State Farm Agency
Special Card Processing rate of .10% plus $100 Signing
Bonus to every new client
10 % Discount off any purchase not on sale or already
18 month membership rate contract
Anytime Fitness
Recreation LanesThe Antoine Room
The Gingras Agency
30% off one regualr priced, in-stock item.
20 % off Nascar apparel. Free Sun Club Membership
($10 value)
$10.00 off any purchase over $50.00
$20.00 off any purchase over $150.00
FREE: Full review for both Personal and Business
Financial, Health and Life Insurance needs.
ONLY $35 per month/No enrollment fees.
NO COST: Insurance and Financial Review for Individual and/or Business.
Corporate Discount for Chamber members 18 years &
Call for all the details
$10.00 off our Family Fun Pack. Includes: 2 hours of
bowling and shoe rent, 1 pitcher beverage, for up to
6 people on 1 lane. Regularly $39.95 Mon-Thursday
$47.95 Fri-Sun.
FREE: Personal Planning Analysis or Business Planning Analysis.
Northern R.V. Center Inc
10% off regular priced parts and accessories.
Black Dragon TaeKwon-Do
Learn the Art of TaeKwon-Do. No Registration Fee.
First class free.
Other free class available. Free Seminars.
Advantage Card
These discounts are for Partnership members only
If you are a member and would like to participate in this program, please send your
information and discount item to 906-774-2004 by fax or mail to the Dickinson
Area Chamber Alliance at
600 S. Stephenson Ave, Iron Mountain, MI 49801.
Additions can be added monthly.
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Fornetti Dental
For Immediate Release:
Mick Gayan, Marketing Director
The John Fornetti Center for Dental Implants & Aesthetics
100 S. Stephenson Ave, Iron Mountain, Michigan
906-774-0100 ex. 22
Email: [email protected]
The John Fornetti Center for Dental Implants & Aesthetics
Dentistry From The Heart 2015
Iron Mountain, MI – The John Fornetti Center for Dental Implants & Aesthetics is pleased to announce that
our ninth annual Dentistry From The Heart, held on Saturday, February 28th, 2015- a day of free dental care
for the community has been a great success!
Dr. John and Dr. Dan Fornetti, along with their team of employees, volunteers and sponsors were able to serve
161 people, giving over 282 treatments. Over $48,600 in treatment services were donated and a huge thank
you to all of our amazing volunteers and supporters who helped contribute to our 9th annual Dentistry From
The Heart.
In 2001, Dentistry From The Heart started with New Port Richey dentist Dr. Vincent J. Monticciolo as a
way to giving back to the community and provide aid to the growing number of Americans without dental
insurance. In the past fourteen years, Dentistry From The Heart events have contributed more than $11
million in free dentistry and helped more than 55,000 patients across the country.
For more information on our Dentistry From The Heart events please visit us on the web at www.
drjohnfornetti.com/about/dentistry-from-the-heart and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/
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Northwoods Airlifeline
Northwoods Airlifeline is asking for your help.
Northwoods Airlifeline will be holding AirlifelineFest 2015. In conjunction with AirlifelineFest there will be a
celebration honoring those whom we have helped in our 25+ years of flying. We are asking for your help
in locating current addresses of those whom we have flown and/ or their family members so that they
can be added to the invitation list to ensure that they are included in the celebration on August 29th. For more information you may call Teresa Louys at (906) 396-4148. To send names and addresses
please email to [email protected]
Teresa Louys
Integrys Energy Services
Authorized Sales Representative
[email protected]
(906) 396-4148
Fax# (810) 958-1470
Northwoods Harley Davidson
Northwood’s Harley-Davidson was awarded with the Harley-Davidson Motor Company prestigious Gold
Bar & Shield Circle of Excellence Award for the 2014 calendar year. This award is presented to the top
U.S. Harley-Davidson dealerships within their Classification and Sales Market. Northwoods HarleyDavidson earned the award for the Great Lakes Market based on their motorcycle and related product sales
performance, an evaluation of customer service and satisfaction, and various other operational measures.
“One of the primary reasons the Harley-Davidson brand has such a tremendous customer loyalty is because of
the efforts of dealers such as Al and Darby Ison,” said Mike Kennedy, Vice President and Managing Director
of the Harley-Davidson North America Region. “We’re really proud to have Al and Darby Ison as part of the
Harley-Davidson family.”
Al and Darby Ison became the new owners of Northwoods Harley-Davidson, formerly known as Northern
Lights Harley-Davidson, in March of 2013. The Ison’s also own Bald Eagle Harley-Davidson in Marquette,
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April 2015 Business Blurb
Emergency Food Supply
[email protected]
The goal for April is to have an emergency food supply that will meet the needs of your family. If you already
have a stockpile, this is good time to check on expiration dates and rotate the food if necessary. Be sure you
have at least 3 days’ worth, a week’s supply would be even better.
Your emergency food supply does not have to be separate from your everyday foods. The key is to plan and
buy ahead of time. You can also buy in bulk for shelf stable food items your family eats every day, like peanut
butter, crackers, and canned goods. Buy items when they are on sale. If you prefer to keep the emergency
food separate, designate space in your basement or purchase a couple of large, plastic totes to keep the food in.
Make sure your family, including pets, will have what they need when a disaster strikes.
For more information check out www.ready.gov or www.Do1Thing.com
New Member Spotlight
Abbey Anderson Law, PC
Abbey Anderson Law, PC
Abbey Anderson Law is located at 214 East Ludington in Iron Mountain. She graduated magna cum laude from
Thomas M. Cooley Law School January 2014, a week after their third child was born. In May 2014 Abbey was
licensed in Michigan, and in September 2014 she was licensed in Wisconsin. Abbey quotes, “My decision to
open my own office came when I found a passion for estate planning and trusts.” She was able to set up her
practice in Iron Mountain and “hung her shingle” in December 2014. Her focus is on estate planning, trusts, real
estate, business formation, and probate for Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin clients.
For more information you can call for an appointment at 906-774-3759.
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New Member Spotlight
Galaxy Detailing article
Galaxy Detailing New Member Spotlight
Galaxy Detailing is excited to be a new member of the Chamber and have the opportunity to share our services
with all of you! Providing top notch service and quality is the number one goal of Galaxy Detailing and we
welcome the opportunity to prove that. We provide high quality detailing services for autos, RVs, boats,
motorcycles and most anything that drives or floats!
After spending multiple hours on countless occasions cleaning his vehicle to perfection, Troy LaFave (Galaxy
owner) realized he should share his talent with the community; Galaxy Detailing was born. After a few months of
perfecting his skills he made the move into a great location on Carpenter Avenue and expanded his capacity. His
arsenal includes top notch products and two commercial grade carpet shampooers.
The philosophy of Galaxy Detailing is based on ensuring 100% satisfaction with the quality of the workmanship
as well as the customer service experience. We are working for you! Our goal is to have your vehicle looking
like new and keeping it that way through regular maintenance cleanings – we don’t want to see you once, we
want you to become part of our family.
We know your vehicle is important to you and your trust in us is appreciated! We will go OUT OF THIS WORLD to
make sure everything is perfect from your initial contact with us to the finished product. In addition to detailing
we also specialize in oxidation removal to help extend the life of your vehicle and keep it looking like new. Pickup and delivery is also available upon request.
Galaxy Detailing
1304 Carpenter Ave
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
[email protected]
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New Member Spotlight
Stewart Manufacturing, LLC
Stewart Manufacturing, LLC Spotlight
Stewart Manufacturing, LLC located in Hermansville, MI manufactures products for the diesel
engine, agricultural, mining and most recently, the medical industry. The company has experienced
and average year-on-year growth of 22 percent during its 12 year span. Annual sales now reach
$22 million.
In February 2012, Stewart acquired American Tool and Die in downstate Manton, MI. That company
has been renamed American Instrument & Implant and relocated to the Hermansville facility.
American Instrument & Implant is a manufacturer of spinal and orthopedic implants and surgical
“With all the economic downturns in the past 12 years, I guess we must be doing something
right. We’ve maintained a solid balance sheet through these tough times which has enabled us to
facilitate new growth opportunities. The acquisition of the medical business has really improved
our diversification model to allow us to become even stronger. We are all looking forward to what
the next 10 years brings. As for the last 12 years, I couldn’t be more proud of what our team has
accomplished” said owner Greg Stewart.
2014 brought the completion of an additional 21,000 square feet of manufacturing space to allow
for further growth in both the industrial and medical segments of the business. With the additional
floor space Stewart has been able to bring in more complex equipment to meet the demands of
its customers. Randall McLeod, Vice President of Stewart Manufacturing stated, “The ability of
today’s CNC machines are far greater than what we started with 12 years ago. When we started
we were utilizing 3 and 4 axis machines. Today we have machines with up to 12 axis which allows
us to process components far more efficiently and with the precision that our customers have come
to expect from us.” The addition of more advanced equipment, as well as automation has allowed
Stewart Manufacturing to compete in today’s global marketplace. “It’s a real testament to our
employees on how they have been able to take on the level of sophistication that has been brought
in and really excel at it” added McLeod.
Stewart Manufacturing currently employs 110 people from the tri-county area; Dickinson, Delta and
Menominee Counties.
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Thank You
Almost Home Animal Shelter
American Forest Management Inc
Bay De Noc Community College
Bellin Health Family Medical Center
Bianco’s Fitness Center
Bianco’s Physical Therapy & Wellness Center
Bluejay Management
Breitung Township Schools
B’s Country Café & Catering Inc
Caring House Inc
Casual to Gourmet Catering LLC
Charter Communications
Country Mile Document Destruction Inc
Credit Services Inc
Dickie’s Plumbing & Heating Inc
Dickinson Iron Medical Care Access Coalition
Grow Max
H & R Block
Hall’s True Value
Hanson Realty Inc
Iron Mountain Public Schools
JessEvent LLC
Koffman Inc
Kubick Aviation Services
Lakeside Builders Ltd
Metlife Financial Services
Midwest Asphalt & Gravel Inc
Niagara Telephone Company
Northwoods Air Life Line Ltd
Norway Township
Orbit Technology
Recreation Lanes-The Antoine Room
Rick’s Mechanical
Solbergs Greenleaf Sports Bar & Grill
Sparkle Cleaning & Maintenance LLC
Spine Pain Diagnostics Associates
Stewart Manufacturing LLC
The Office Planning Group Inc
Twin City Service Inc
Wal-Mart Stores Inc
Wisconsin Bank & Trust
Zambon Decorating Company
Zollner’s Catering
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Our Advertisers
For advertising rates and availability, contact Lynda at 906-774-2002.
Business After Hours
For more information on booking a
Business After Hours, contact Lynda
[email protected]
or call 906‑774-2002.
If you recently joined the Partnership and
have not been featured in the “New Member Spotlight”, please email your article and
photo (optional) to [email protected] or fax to 906-774-2004, and
we will feature your business in an upcoming issue.
We would love to hear from you!!!!
Attention Members
For your convenience, we are now
accepting the credit cards listed below
for all your Chamber or DAP needs,
including Member dues, The Ritz, Annual
Golf Outing, Advertising, Etc.
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We are looking for Advertisers for our monthly newsletter.
If you would like to place an Ad by month or year, please contact Lynda or Mari Leigh. Other options are
available. We are in need of advertisers to keep producing newsletter.
Membership and Resource Guides: The 2014-15
Membership Directory-Resource Guides are ready for pick-up at the Partnership. If you would prefer delivery, give us a call.
If your business has any marketing info to include in our relocation packets, please drop off at the Partnership office. We will include in packets we mail to individuals expressing interest in this area.
Business to Business Advantage: If your business would like to offer a discount to Chamber members for
services or products, please give the office a call at 906-774-2002 ext. 3. Information attached.
The Partnership accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Diners Club and American Express.
WEBSITE UPDATE!! The Partnership website has a Brand New Look. Check it out and let us know what
you think at www.dickinsonchamber.com and then “Like us” on Facebook!
Hometown Health Cards and Brochures. Stop in anytime during business hours at Partnership to get yours.
Check out all the info about the Health Card on our website.
The Partnership is now on Facebook. Check us out at Dickinson Area Partnership. Like Us!
F. Y. I.
Bulk mailing services for businesses are available at the
Partnership. Call 906-774-2002 for information.
Available May 15th
325 square feet furnished office space. Two suites, use of conference room, heated
storage, plowed parking, all utilities included, $475 month. Call 906-774-2202 for more
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Riverside Auto
N 3696 U S 2 Iron Mountain
Tuesday April 21, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Hors d’oeuvres
Beer & Wine
Door Prizes
50/50 Raffle
Music by Jessie Mcpherson and Ron Johnston
RSVP to 774-2002 ext. 3
$5.00 charge for walk-ins or no shows.
Featured Non-Profit The Almost Home Animal Shelter will
Be accepting donations. Go to www.almosthomeanimalsheltermi.com
To view their “wish list”
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The bridge that brings them forever home
Animal Shelter Wish List
Non-clumping cat litter (needed at all times!)
Pine or lemon floor cleaner
Alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Paper toweling
Liquid dish soap
Laundry soap
Canned cat food
Dry adult cat food (NO indoor formula of any kind please)
Kitten chow
Adult dog food
Puppy chow
Sturdy washable dog toys (NO rope, cloth, or stuffed animals please)
Knuckle bones or sterilized bones
Used leashes and collars
Blankets, comforters, and afghans for dogs (NO pillows, down
comforters, or carpeting please)
Sweatshirts, T-shirts, and sweaters for cats
Computer paper
Super One and Econo Foods receipts
Monetary donations
Gift certificates
Pop and beer cans (returnable and recyclable)
Almost Home Animal Shelter
5060 Lincoln Ave.
Quinnesec, MI 49876
(906) 774-1005
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