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Superior Health Foundation The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Superior Health Foundation to celebrate the opening of their new office in downtown Marquette. The Foundation’s mission is to improve health care in the greater Marquette County and underserved of the Upper Peninsula. Attending the celebration was (left to right) LSCP Director of Marketing and Communications Betsy Babcock, Marquette County Ambassador Steve Balbierz, Superior Health Foundation Board Member Gary LaPlant, Foundation Board Member Shelby Bischoff, Foundation Executive Director Jim LaJoie, Marquette County Ambassador Steve Peffers, Marquette City Commissioner and Foundation Board Member Mike Coyne and Foundation Accountant/Database and Grants Coordinator Laura Jarvi.

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Cory’s ImagesThe Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Cory’s Images to celebrate their new photography studio on 6308 U.S. 41 South. Attending the celebration was (left to right) LSCP Assistant to Events and Marketing Claire Kooperman, David Heidtman, Cory Heidtman, Marquette County Ambassador Steve Balbierz, Marquette County Ambassador Christine Pesola and LSCP Director of Marketing and Communications Betsy Babcock.

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Superior Rehabilitation & Professional Services Opens The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Superior Rehabilitation and Professional Services (SRPS) to celebrate their new location and first operational month. SRPS specializes in physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology, along with providing other health related services. Currently, SRPS holds 18 contracts with 22 therapists and is adding additional contracts and staff in the near future. Attending the celebration was LSCP Regional Economic Development Liaison Derek Bush, Marquette County Ambassador Christine Pesola, Marquette County Ambassador Michelle Sellers, SRPS Partner Wendi Thomas, SRPS Partner Kristin Wodzinski, SRPS Partner Dave Aro, Marquette Ambassador Dan Landers and LSCP Assistant to Events and Marketing Claire Kooperman.

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Northern Michigan Land Brokers’ New LocationThe Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Northern Michigan Land Brokers in honor of the opening of their new location located at 2552 US 41 West. Northern Michigan Land Brokers specializes in dramatic property throughout Northern Michigan’s Upper Peninsula featuring a vast inventory of waterfront, mountain tops, recreation, preservation and hunting tracts, plus cabins, cottages and homes on desirable land. Attending the celebration was Marquette County Ambassador Mike Fedrizzi, Northern Michigan Land Brokers staff members, Dan Vezzetti, Wendy Huey, Brian Olson, Bob Sullivan, Rob Sullivan, LSCP Director of Marketing, Betsy Babcock and Marquette County Ambassador Dan Landers.

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Grand Opening at Tourist ParkThe City of Marquette teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership to celebrate the Grand Opening of the fully restored Tourist Park Dam. Attending the celebration were city officials, workers and members of the community.

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Hampton Inn Opens on Lakeshore Hampton Inn held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Lake Superior Community Partnership to celebrate its grand opening on Monday, July 23, 2012. Hampton Inn is located at 461 South Lakeshore Boulevard in Marquette. For more information or to make a reservation, call (906) 228-6001. Attending the celebration was Lake Superior Community Partnership chief executive officer, Amy Clickner; J.P. Electric owner, John Prince; Hampton Inn director of sales, Rick Peterson; River Valley Bank senior vice president, Jim Lahti; owner’s daughter, Elyza Larson; River Valley Bank vice president/bank manager, Stacy Chantelois; owner’s son, Dylan Larson; River Valley Bank bank manager, Christian Palomaki; owner’s wife, Dee Dee (Tim) Larson; Gundlach Champion, Inc. president, Jim Ebly; Hampton Inn co-owner, Tim Larson; owner’s wife, Stacy (Randy) Larson; Hampton Inn co-owner, Randy Larson; Gundlach Champion Inc. project manager, Rob Berg; Marquette Mayor, John Kivela; Hampton Inn executive housekeeper, Claudia Hakkarinen; owner’s son, Spencer Larson; Hampton Inn operations manager, Tracey Nordquist; owner’s son, Hunter Larson; Hampton Inn general manager, Reed Benton; Gundlach Champion, Inc. owner, Bill Verrette; Marquette County Ambassador, Steve Balbierz and Marquette Downtown Development Authority executive director, Mona Lang.

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Passing of the Needle at Embroidery Wear House Embroidery Wear House in Marquette marked the transfer of ownership with a “Thread-cutting and Passing of the Needle” ceremony with the Lake Superior Community Partnership. At the celebration, previous owner Barb O’Neill officially “passed the needle” to new owner Becky Zimmerman. Assisting in the ceremony was Marquette County Ambassador Lisa Coombs-Gerou, Jeremy Hinkson of mBank, Rita Hale, Jack Hubbard, Joe Zimmerman, Barb O’Neill, Becky Zimmerman, Lake Superior Community Partnership VP of economic development Lois Ellis, Marquette City manager Bill Vajda, and Marquette County Ambassadors Dave Puskala and Dan Landers.

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Custom Jewelry Business Moves from Home to Washington Street Beth Millner Jewelry held a ribbon-cutting with the Lake Superior Community Partnership to celebrate the grand opening of the new store front located at 521 W. Washington Street in Marquette. Owner Beth Millner has operated her jewelry business, which specializes in hand-crafted sterling silver jewelry, from her home for the past five years. She has crafted custom jewelry for people around the globe, and has brought her successful home-based business to downtown Marquette. Attending the ceremony was Marquette County Ambassadors Dan Landers and Steve Peffers, owner Beth Millner, Marquette County Ambassador Dennis Smith, Marquette Downtown Development Authority director Mona Lang and Lake Superior Community Partnership assistant to economic development and operations Geana Godde.

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Fox Negaunee Opens Chysler DealershipFox Negaunee officially opened their new Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep dealership on U.S. 41 and marked the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Lake Superior Community Partnership. At the celebration, mayor Michael Haynes declared June 28 as Fox Negaunee Day in the City of Negaunee. Representatives from the Chrysler corporate headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan were on hand to celebrate and welcome Fox Negaunee to the Chrysler family.

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UPHHHPD Gets New Home Upper Peninsula Home Health, Hospice and Private Duty hosted a ribbon cutting with the Lake Superior Community Partnership to celebrate their move to a new facility in Ishpeming, which is in addition to their long standing Marquette location. The larger facility, located at 510 Mather Avenue in Ishpeming, includes many technology updates for the organization, as well as plenty of space to allow for smoother operations and improvement of services. Attending the ribbon cutting was: (front row): Marquette County Ambassador and Lake Superior Community Partnership chairman Tom Edmark, Kate Annala with the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Chamber of Commerce, UPHHHPD employees Elizabeth Heighes, Darlene Pepin, Jacqueline Zinski, Cheri Croschere, Phil Gleason, James Kniola, Sherri Rule, Rachel Racine, April Erspamer, Natalie Ravanelli, Erin Wright, Jamie Zaleski, Lilah Nyquist and Marquette County Ambassador Jesse Bell. (middle row): UPHHHPD employees Ellie Stephens, Debra DePetro, Beverly Petros, Nicole Hibbard, Martha Parks, Amber Palmer, Linda Sarasin, UPHHHPD co-owners Deborah Aro and Jeff Nyquist, and UPHHHPD employees Brianna Nazarijchuk, Sharon Fries, Erika Hefke and Martha Smith-Process. (back row): UPHHHPD employees Ellie Stephens, Antonio Evans, Mellisa Lorenda, Karen MacLachlan, Heather Stanaway, Pamela Martz, Jenny Parkkonen, Theresa Harger, Linda Deans, Janice Koski, Susan Weber, Karen Commenator, Patience McCarthy, Kathy Nault and Kirstyn Noll.

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More Expansion for Cedarville Townhomes Curran and Company recently held a groundbreaking ceremony with the Lake Superior Community Partnership to celebrate further expansion of their Cedarville Townhomes in Marquette Township. Attending the celebration were Marquette County Ambassador Mike Skytta, Tom Swick of Swick Plumbing & Heating, Marquette Township manager Randy Girard, Melissa Curran, Jack Wirth (Curran & Company), Mark Curran, Marquette County Ambassador Chris Van Able, Jason Burnett of Oberstar, Lynn Virta (Curran & Co.) and Curran & Company rental manager Nickie Brozek.

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GreenWays Trail Gets Update Michigan Energy Options has made updates to the The GreenWays Trail, and marked the occasion by participating in a ribbon cutting event with the Lake Superior Community Partnership. New signage has been added and an updated map of the trail has been completed and will be printed soon. Attending the celebration were GreenWays Intern Barrett Engle, retired MQT Health Department director George Sedlacek, Marquette Downtown Development Authority director Mona Lang, Marquette County Ambassador Mike Skytta, Noquemanon Trail Network director Nicole Dewald, Marquette County Ambassador Chris Van Able, Michigan Energy Options U.P. office manager Michael Larson, City of Marquette Parks and Rec board member Lynn Laakso, Lake Superior Community Partnership economic development liaison Derek Bush, Iron Ore Heritage Trail administrator Carol Fulsher, Marquette County Ambassador Keith Kaspari, Nudge the Dog, Michigan Energy Options executive director John Kinch and Chad McKinney of Continuous Tone Graphic Design.

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Cycle Soleil Opens in Snap Fitness CenterThe Lake Superior Community Partnership held a ribbon-cutting for Cycle Soleil in the Snap Fitness Center on Third Street in Marquette. Cycle Soleil is an indoor cycling and fitness studio, featuring RealRyder bikes which allow the rider to tilt and lean much like an outdoor bike. For more information, please contact (906) 396-6280 or visit www.cyclesoleil.com. Attending the celebration was Marquette County Ambassador Steve Peffers, Veridea Group property manager/broker Bethany Cody, Cycle Soleil instructor Kaylie Flaminio, Veridea Group property manager Nicole Grim, owner’s daughter Alison Coates, Luke Cody of Snap Fitness, Cycle Soleil owner Theresa Coates, Lake Superior Community Partnership controller Sue Heliste, Cycle Soleil instructor Taylor Darcy, Lake Superior Community Partnership economic development liaison Derek Bush and Marquette City Mayor John Kivela.

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UPCCU Opens New Location in NegauneeThe U.P. Catholic Credit Union teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership to celebrate the Grand Opening of their new Negaunee branch. The building, located at 487 US Highway East in Negaunee, was purchased by the UPCCU in the summer of 2011. The new location will offer the same products and services as the main office, with eight staff members including a member service representative and loan officer. Attending the celebration were Lake Superior Community Partnership chairman Tom Edmark, UPCCU vice president Suanne Debski, Yvonne Dorais, President Tom Blake, branch manager Julie Olson, Bobi Wolf, UPCCU board chairman Mark Canale, Corky Salmanin, Bill Ferns, Gail Anthony and Marquette County Ambassador Keith Moyle.

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Alzheimer’s Association Moves to New LocationThe Alzheimer’s Association held a ribbon-cutting with the Lake Superior Community Partnership to celebrate their move to a new location at 309 South Front Street in Marquette. Attending the celebration were Marquette County Ambassador Steve Peffers, Marquette Downtown Development Authority director Mona Lang, Alzheimer’s Association council member Shelby Bischoff, program directors Heather Addison and Phil Puotinen, development coordinator Peggy Jensen, Alzheimer’s Association regional director Ruth Almen, Lake Superior Community Partnership economic development liaison Derek Bush, office coordinator Diane Noel, Lake Superior Community Partnership community development coordinator Kahlea Berry and Marquette Downtown Development Authority board member Tom Vear.

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JJ Nails Opens in Lion’s Den SalonThe Lake Superior Community Partnership held a ribbon-cutting for JJ Nails at the Lion’s Den to celebrate their grand opening, and to welcome them to the Lion’s Den Salon on Presque Isle Avenue in Marquette. JJ Nails specializes in artificial nail enhancements, acrylics, manicures and pedicures. JJ Nails also features the Salon Pure Air odor and dust extraction system to make your nail enhancement visit a safe and pleasant experience. Owner Jackie Johnson says, “A lot of effort has gone into making sure that my clients receive the kind of experience that they expect and will enjoy.” Attending the ribbon cutting were Marquette County Ambassador Steve Peffers, Lion’s Den co-owner Jill Chelain, Jackie Johnson of JJ Nails, Lion’s Den co-owners Pam Reid and Carrie Miller and Lake Superior Community Partnership assistant to economic development and operations Geana Godde.

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Storybook Trail Opens in MarquetteA ribbon-cutting was held to celebrate the opening of the brand new Storybook Trail, a new addition to the Marquette Fit Strip. The Storybook Trail is located off Ridge Street in Marquette, and consists of 16 different signposts containing portions of the story “Miki’s Challenge: One Sled Dog’s Story.” The trail is available for use by cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Attending the ribbon cutting was Marquette City mayor John Kivela, City of Marquette assistant manager Karl Zueger, Lake Superior Community Partnership director of marketing and public relations Lindsay Hemmila, City of Marquette facility manager Eric Stemen, City of Marquette operations supervisor Tom Asmus, Noquemanon Trail Network director Nicole Dewald, Fit Strip groomer and project leader Kevin Carr, Lindsay Bean of Switchback Gear Exchange, Co-Creator Chris Zenti and Marquette County Ambassador Steve Peffers.

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Ringside Fitness Under New OwnershipThe Lake Superior Community Partnership held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Ringside Fitness to celebrate operation under new ownership. Ringside Fitness is located on the corner of 3rd and Bluff Streets in Marquette. Attending the celebration was Marquette County Ambassador Dennis West, Marquette City mayor John Kivela, Ringside Fitness owners Bryan and Megan Dixon with their son Nolan, Marquette County Ambassador Dennis Smith, Marquette Downtown Development Authority director Mona Lang, Marquette County Ambassador Dan Landers, mBank commercial lender Jeremy Hinkson and Lake Superior Community Partnership business development specialist Caralee Swanberg.

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New Boutique Opens Downtown MarquetteChe Bello Boutique celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon-cutting celebration with the Lake Superior Community Partnership. Che Bello, located at 145 West Washington Street in Marquette, caries a variety of trendy affordable men and women’s clothing and accessories. Attending the celebration was Marquette County Ambassador Dennis Smith, Lake Superior Community Partnership business development specialist Caralee Swanberg, Marquette City mayor John Kivela, store owners Kurt and Yubi Ghiardi, Marquette Downtown Development Authority director Mona Lang, and Marquette County Ambassadors Dennis West and Dan Landers.

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Legal Shield Opens Area Consulting ServiceLegal Shield recently held a ribbon-cutting with the Lake Superior Community Partnership to commemorate the opening of Brandon Sayen’s consultant services with the company. Wouldn’t it be nice to consult an experienced lawyer whenever your family encounters a legal issue, major or minor? It’s not only possible, it’s affordable and convenient with a Life Events Legal PlanSM from Pre-Paid Legal. Members receive services from a nationwide network of Provider Law Firms. In the event of an emergency, whatever the day or hour, members can receive legal advice via a Legal ShieldSM service. Attending the ribbon-cutting was Marquette County Ambassador Dan Landers, Brandon Sayen of Legal Shield, Lake Superior Community Partnership director of marketing and public relations Lindsay Hemmila and LSCP community development coordinator Kahlea Berry.

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Motions Fitness Celebrates 10 YearsThe Lake Superior Community Partnership recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Motions Fitness of Marquette in honor of their 10th Anniversary. Those attending the ceremony were Lake Superior Community Partnership board member Tom Baldini, receptionist Vanessa Grignon, receptionist Janelle Storm, personal trainer Meghan Sarna, personal trainer Amber Kirkley, massage therapist Stephanie Felton, director of client services Melodie Alexander, director of personal training Travis Alexander, personal trainer Ricci Filizetti, personal trainer Ryan Pender, owner/personal trainers Sarah Koskiniemi and Mike Koskiniemi, personal trainer Brad Bush, owner’s mother Donna Koskiniemi, personal trainer Casey Madigan, owner’s father/person trainer Gary Koskiniemi, Mark Evans of Great Lakes Radio and Marquette County Ambassador Amy Clickner. For over 10 years now, the team at Motions has continued to expand their knowledge and experience and have helped people lose over 100,000 pounds while fixing equal amounts of pain! The team at Motions will not rest until they know they have done their best to provide each and every person on the planet the very best fitness and nutrition systems in the world!
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