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Partner Celebrations

 

 Jessica & Co.

Jessica & Co.Marquette, Mich. – Jessica & Company teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Jessica & Company prides itself on the large array of services offered, including massages, body waxing and all nail services. They also specialize in all types of hair extensions from custom made clip-ins to Micro Links. They are located at 501 N. Third Street, next to Third Street Bagel in Marquette.

Attending the celebration (front – left to right): Christine Pesola, Marquette County Ambassador, Brian Pesola, Owner, Jessica Pesola, Owner, Wendy Pesola, Owner, Dan Landers, Marquette County Ambassador and Derek Bush, LSCP Business Development Representative.

 


 

The U.P. Hair Company

U.P. Hair Co.Marquette, Mich. – The U.P. Hair Company teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The U.P. Hair Co. is an extension of the Marquette JC Penney Salon, which was open for 25 years. Owner Barb Bahrman decided to open U.P. Hair Co. when JC Penney closed its doors in May. Their new location is in the plaza between Arby’s and The Safety Store.

Attending the celebration (front – left to right): Derek Bush, LSCP Business Development Representative, Mike Fedrizzi, Marquette County Ambassador, Sheila Mogavero, Quinn Johnson, Lisa Maki, Barb Bahrman, Owner, Kristi Price-Finco, Tracie Dowrick, Melanie Olson, Travis Hongisto, Marquette County Ambassador and Dan Landers, Marquette County Ambassador.

 


 

CrossFit 906

crossfit906MARQUETTE – CrossFit 906 teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new building at 610 Lake Shore Drive in Ishpeming. They are a core strength and conditioning brand combining weightlifting, metabolic conditioning, and gymnastics. Workouts involve constantly varied, high intensity, functional movements scaled to your fitness level. This building will be the third expansion and will include more floor space and higher ceilings.

Attending the celebration (from left to right) Dave Aro, Marquette County Ambassador, Paul Wolfson, Marquette County Ambassador, Amy Clickner, Chief Executive Officer, Jill Korpi, Owner, Caralee Swanberg, Director of Business Development, Shay Korpi, Owner, Dane Nelson, Peninsula Bank, Tom Edmark, Marquette County Ambassador, Paul Arsenault, Marquette County Commissioner and Mark Sloan, City of Ishpeming Manager.

 


 

Great Lakes Recovery Center

Great Lakes Recovery CenterISHPEMING – Great Lakes Recovery Center (GLRC) teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) and the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce (GINCC) to celebrate its expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The newly renovated GLRC Tobin Center now houses their Ishpeming Outpatient Services Office as well as their Information Technology, Foundation, Billing, Human Resources, Accounting and Executive Offices. Their new location is 97 S. Fourth St. in Ishpeming. GLRC is a non-profit organization that specializes in providing treatment and prevention services for substance abuse and mental health disorders in the Upper Peninsula.

Attending the celebration (front – left to right): Floyd Bounds, GINCC Board Member, Caralee Swanberg, LSCP Director of Business Development, Mike Lempinen, North Country Engineering, Jeremy Hosking, U.S. Senator Stabenow’s U.P. Regional Manager, Greg Toutant, Executive Director GLRC, Sandra Sundquist, GINCC Board Member, Kori Tossava, GINCC Executive Director. (Back row- left to right) Mark Slown, Ishpeming City Manager, Brian Sheridan, GINCC Board Member, Michelle LaMere, GINCC Board Member, Dane Nelson, GINCC Board Member, Keith Moyle, Marquette County Ambassador, Greg Perttula, Great Lakes Recovery CFO, Richard Graybill, GLRC Board Member, Ray Amtmann, GLRC Board Chair,  Jim Yoder, USDA Rural Development

 


 

Paladino’s Cafe

Paladino'sMARQUETTE – Paladino’s Café teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The small café focuses on serving healthy dishes that consist of fresh, sustainable, locally grown ingredients. It is located on the bottom floor of the Peter White Public Library and is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Attending the celebration (from left to right) Dave Aro, Marquette County Ambassador, Derek Bush, LSCP Business Development Representative, Andrew Sear, Owner/Operator, Alex Schantek, Denise Elizondo, Economic Development Liaison and Chris Pesola, Marquette County Ambassador.

 


 

Thomas Theatre Group

Thomas Theatre GroupMARQUETTE – The Thomas Theatre Group of Marquette teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate the recent opening of their newly constructed theatre with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new 32,000 square foot multiplex boasts ten all-digital theatres. All auditoriums are equipped with stadium-style, high-back seats. The theatre is located at 1525 Commerce Drive in Marquette.

Cutting the ribbon (pictured with the scissors): Thomas D. Andes, Theatre Owner and his wife Valarie A. Andes.

 

 

 


 

Studio Dance Arts

Studio Dance ArtsMARQUETTE – Studio Dance Arts teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate the grand opening of their new building with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new dance school will offer both recreational and competitive classes for boys and girls 18 months old and up. Both beginner and advanced classes will be provided. The building is located at 2684 US Highway 41 West.

Attending the celebration (from left to right) Dan Landers, Marquette County Ambassador, Richard Kim, Executive Director, Ashley Carlstrom, Studio Director & Dance Teacher, Derek Bush, LSCP Business Development Representative and Randy Girard, Marquette Township Manager.

 

 


 

Marquette Food Co-op

Marquette Food Co-opMARQUETTE – The Marquette Food Co-op teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate the grand opening of their new building with a breaking of bread ceremony. The new location will offer an expanded product selection with in-store stations such as a deli and café. In addition, a large parking lot and bicycle rack will make the store easily accessible to customers. The new store is located at 502 W. Washington Street in Marquette.

Attending the celebration (from left to right) Bob Martin, Marquette County Ambassador, Glenn Sarka, Board President, Mike Fedrizzi, Marquette County Ambassador, Dan Landers, Marquette County Ambassador, Charlotte Gaudreau, Range Bank, Kathy Leone, Northern Initiatives, Dave Puskala, Marquette County Ambassador, Jack Frost, Range Bank, Robert Niemi, Mayor and Matt Gougeon, Marquette Food Co-op General Manager.

 


 

Curran & Co.

Curran & CompanyMARQUETTE –Curran & Co. teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new building at Cedarville called Wedgewood. Wedgewood will consist of one bedroom townhomes that are each equipped with a washer, dryer, dishwasher and twelve by twelve deck. The new units will become available late August and a pre-leasing price is currently being offered for each unit at $695 plus electric.

Attending the celebration (from left to right) Mark Pap, LSCP Marketing & Events Intern, Dan Landers, Marquette County Ambassador, Derek Bush, LSCP Business Development Representative, Melissa and Mark Curran, Owners, Nickie Brozek, Michele Butler, Marquette County Ambassador and Rick Gilles, Swick Home Services.

 


 

Snowbound Books

SnowboundMARQUETTE – Snowbound Books teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate its new ownership, 30 year anniversary and open house.The open house will celebrate the new owner Dana Schulz, the 20 year anniversary of Dianne’s employment and the book store’s 30 year anniversary. Celebrate with them on Saturday, May 10 from 3-6 p.m. and enjoy food, prize drawings and a wide selection of books. They are located at 118 N. 3rd Street in Marquette, MI 49855.

 

Attending the celebration (from left to right) Denise Elizondo, LSCP Economic Development Liaison, Dana Schulz, Owner, Dianne Patrick, Employee, Michele Butler, Marquette County Ambassador andDerek Bush, LSCP Business Development Representative.

 


 

Kay Jewelers

Kay Jewelers

MARQUETTE – Kay Jewelers teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Kay Jewelers specializes in offering quality jewelry for any occasion. Their staff is fully committed to making their guest’s experience memorable and worthwhile. They are partners with Signet Jewelers, which makes them the largest specialty jewelry retail store worldwide. They are located at 3222 U.S. Highway 41 W. in Marquette.

Attending the celebration (from left to right) John Marshall, Marquette County Ambassador, Denise Elizondo, LSCP Economic Development Liaison, Mike Quick, Store Manager, Jared Swajanen, Chris VanAbel, Marquette County Ambassador and Derek Bush, LSCP Business Development Representative.


Great Lakes Center for Youth Development

GLCYD

MARQUETTE – The Great Lakes Center for Youth Development (GLCYD) teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate their new location with a ribbon cutting ceremony. GLCYD provides youth-serving and nonprofit organizations with expertise, training and learning opportunities so that all youth can thrive in healthy communities across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Their new location is 712 Chippewa Square, Suite 200 in Marquette.

Attending the celebration (from left to right) John Marshall, Marquette County Ambassador, Karen Thompson, GLCYD Director of Operations, Chris VanAbel, Marquette County Ambassador, Victoria Leonhardt, GLCYD Associate, Amy Quinn, GLCYD President & CEO, Travis Hongisto, Marquette County Ambassador, Linda Remsburg, GLCYD Associate, Chad Mager, GLCYD Associate, Karen Wolf, GLCYD Office Manager & Associate and Derek Bush, LSCP Business Development Representative.


Snowbound Bookstore

Snowbound

MARQUETTE – Snowbound Books teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate its new ownership, 30 year anniversary and open house. The open house will celebrate the new owner Dana Schulz, the 20 year anniversary of Dianne’s employment and the book store’s 30 year anniversary. Celebrate with them on Saturday, May 10 from 3-6 p.m. and enjoy food, prize drawings and a wide selection of books. They are located at 118 N. 3rd Street in Marquette, MI 49855.

Attending the celebration (from left to right) Denise Elizondo, LSCP Economic Development Liaison, Dana Schulz, Owner, Dianne Patrick, Employee, Michele Butler, Marquette County Ambassador and Derek Bush, LSCP Business Development Representative.


BioLife Plasma Services

BioLife Plasma Services

MARQUETTE –BioLife Plasma Services teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate their facility updates. They expanded their donation floor and re-opened their free supervised playroom. BioLife Plasma Services is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to collecting quality plasma in a safe and clean environment. They are located at 175 Hawley Street in Marquette, MI 49855.

Attending the celebration (from left to right) Sam Elder, Marquette County Ambassador, Tom Kroeger, Danielle Wells, Garrett Tresedder, Cindi Slattery, Heather Sandstrom, Desire’ Short, Morgan Simcik, Barry Oosterhouse, Center Manager, Tori Weber, Kelly Sandor, Kerri Sharp, Derek Bush, LSCP Business Development Representative, Scott Erbisch, Marquette County Ambassador and Chris VanAbel, Marquette County Ambassador.


WJMN-TV3

WJMN-TV3

MARQUETTE –WJMN-TV 3 teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate their new TV station. They offer unique news, weather, sports and entertainment to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Their address is 3165 Wright St. Suite 101 in Marquette.

Attending the celebration (from left to right) Derek Bush, LSCP Business Development Representative, Randy Girard, Marquette Township Representative, Travis Hongisto, Marquette County Ambassador, Mark Nebel, General Sales Manager, Cynthia Thompson, News Director, Joe Denk, Vice President/General Manager, Bob Martin, Marquette County Ambassador and Dan Landers, Marquette County Ambassador.


Yoop-Phoria

Yoop-Phoria

MARQUETTE – Yoop-Phoria teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new yogurt shop will be self-serve which means you get to fill up a cup with your choice of flavors, add your choice of toppings and then pay a price based on the weight of your cup. Their address is 156 W. Washington Street in Marquette.

Attending the celebration (from left to right – back row) Ben Chaney, Dan Landers, Marquette County Ambassador, Bob Martin, Marquette County Ambassador and Matt Collins. (from left to righ – front row) Emily Porteous, Kim Chaney, Tami & Robert Blotter, Owners, Elaine Hewitt, Sarah Paquette, Scott Erbisch, Marquette County Ambassador, Michele Sellers, Marquette County Ambassador and Derek Bush, LSCP Business Development Representative.


Snap Fitness & cycle Soleil

Snap Fitness & Cycle Soleil

MARQUETTE – Snap Fitness and Cycle Soleil teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate new ownership with a ribbon cutting ceremony. They will be hosting a grand opening this Saturday, March 22 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The grand opening will feature Cycle Soleil classes, group personal training classes, new member discounts and a chance to win tanning packages, manicures and pedicures, a gym membership, cycling classes and apparel. Their address is 153 W. Washington Street in Marquette.

Attending the celebration (from left to right) Dan Landers, Marquette County Ambassador, Christine Pesola, Marquette County Ambassador, Theresa Coats, Owner, Derek Bush, LSCP Business Development Representative and Sam Elder, Marquette County Ambassador.


PHAT Closet

PHAT Closet

MARQUETTE – PHAT Closet teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  PHAT Closet is a unique and trendy resale store that pays cash for any items that you bring in. Their grand opening is on Saturday, March 15 at 10 a.m. It is located at 2168 U.S. 41 West in Marquette, next to AT&T and Lawry’s Pasty Shop.

Attending the celebration (left to right) Bob Martin, Marquette County Ambassador, Travis Hongisto, Marquette County Ambassador, Jorja, Amber, Tara & Klem Kelgar, Owners, Taylor, Chris VanAbel, Marquette County Ambassador and Derek Bush, LSCP Business Development Representative.


Checker Bus LLC

Checker Transport NMU Bus

MARQUETTE – Checker Bus LLC teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate their Northern Michigan University (NMU) motorcoach addition and transportation agreement. Checker Bus LLC exclusively provides transportation for all NMU athletics and travel as well as runs two shuttles between all NMU parking lots throughout the day.

Attending the celebration (from left to right) Michelle Sellers, Marquette County Ambassador, Betsy Morais, LSCP Director of Marketing & Communications, Sam Elder, Marquette County Ambassador, Jesse Schramm, Owner, Laura Schramm, Wife, Greg Casperson, Operations Manager and Denise Elizondo, LSCP Economic Development Liaison.


Schramm’s Superior Properties

Schramm's Superior Properties

MARQUETTE – Schramm’s Superior Properties teamed up with Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate the completion of the new Southwoods apartment complex. Schramm’s Superior Properties is an Upper Michigan based company that offers home and apartment rentals. The apartments are located at 2440 Southwoods Drive, off of S. McClellan Street in Marquette. These apartments feature a dishwasher, laundry facilities, in-floor heating and are two bedroom, one and a half bathroom.  Currently there are more than 150 units in Marquette area, there will be an additional 18 unites added to Southwoods apartment complex area later this year.

Attending the celebration (from left to right) Betsy Morais, LSCP Director of Marketing & Communications, Michelle Sellers, Marquette County Ambassador, Sam Elder, Marquette County Ambassador,  Ben St. Onge, Maintenance Manager, Jesse Schramm, Owner, Laura Schramm, Owner, Katie Kauppila, Leasing Agent and Denise Elizondo, LSCP Economic Development Liaison.


The Bridal Outlet

The Bridal Outlet

MARQUETTE – The Bridal Outlet teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate their extension of Dan’s Bridal & Tuxedo with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  The Bridal Outlet is a limited time bridal store offering brand new bridal and bridesmaid’s dresses, special occasion dresses, prom dresses, flower girl dresses and other accessories that are originally from Dan’s Bridal & Tuxedo store on Third Street. It is located in the old Household Appliance building on U.S. 41 Hwy across from Big Lots.

Attending the celebration (left to right) Derek Bush, LSCP Business Development Representative, Tina Lavalley, LSCP Assistant to Events & Marketing, Ashley Dean, Kay Fure, Owner, Paul Wolfson, Marquette County Ambassador, Bob Raica, Marquette County Ambassador, Scott Erbisch, Marquette County Ambassador and Dan Landers, Marquette County Ambassador.


PEAK Gymnastics

PEAK Gymnastics

MARQUETTE – PEAK Gymnastics & Fitness teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate their one year anniversary with a ribbon cutting ceremony. They provide quality progressive gymnastics instruction in a safe, fun, family setting.  They serve toddlers to school-age children and adults are invited to improve their health and fitness through various activities. They are located at 1224 Wright Street, Suite C, in Marquette.

Attending the celebration (from left to right) Denise Elizondo, LSCP Economic Development Liaison, Sam Elder, Marquette County Ambassador, Betsy Morais, LSCP Director of Marketing & Communications, Justin Ellman, Vanessa McCoy, Owner, Jessie Loisel and Dan Landers, Marquette County Ambassador.

 


Household Appliances/ArtVan Furniture

Household Appliances Art Van Furniture

MARQUETTE – Household Appliance and Art Van Furniture teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership to celebrate their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and Business Hours.  Art Van Furniture is the largest furniture and mattress retailer in the Midwest and now share a space with Household Appliance which has been in the area since 1971.  They are located at 2873 US Highway 41 W in Marquette.

Attending the celebration we Art Van Furniture’s executive team, Household Appliance Owners and Art Van franchisees, Steve Anderson and Jeff Palomaki their families and Marquette County Ambassadors.

 


 

 

 

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