Little Shop of Hairdos Celebrates Grand Opening
Little Shop of Hairdos is a new salon opening at 151 W. Baraga St. in Marquette owned by Ebonie Burns and McKayla Gearhart. Also on their team is Athena Tuck and Abby Jonson. Combined, these ladies have over 30 years of experience in hairstyling. There is something for everyone at the Little Shop of Hairdos- ask Mckayla about her epic mullets, Ebonie about her braids and extensions, Athena about her fantastic flattops or Abby about her perfect perms. Asides from cuts and colors for men, women, and children, they also offer facial waxing.
When you think of Little Shop of Hairdos think of four women who like to empower people, because what’s more empowering than a new do?
Little Shop of Hairdos is open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment. To set up an appointment call (906) 235-7761. For any questions you can email email@example.com or message them on Facebook at facebook.com/littleshopmqt.
Pictured from left to right: Mary Myers, LSCP Director of Business Development, Rebecca Finco, Marquette DDA Executive Director, Abby Johnson, Stylist, Ebonie Burns, Little Shop of Hairdos Owner and Stylist, Mckayla Gearhart, Little Shop of Hairdos Owner and Stylist, Athena Tuch, Stylist and Jenna Smith, City of Marquette Mayor.
Kelly’s Cuts & Colors Celebrates Grand Opening
Kelly Wills of Kelly’s Cuts & Colors is a local resident of Gwinn. She has been a hairdresser for 16 years, specializing in an array of cuts and colors for men, women and children. Kelly’s Cuts & Colors is open Tuesday through Thursday. For appointments call or text (906) 360-9127 or check her out on Facebook at facebook.com/Kellys-Cuts-Colors-106039457892758.
Kelly’s Cuts & Colors is located inside Studio SkinCare at 55 M-35 in Gwinn, next to Gwinn Chiropractic & Massage.
Pictured from left to right: Brooke Quinn, LSCP Business Development Representative, Kelly Wills, Owner of Kelly’s Cuts & Colors, and Megan O’Connor, LSCP Outreach Coordinator.
Studio SkinCare Celebrates Grand Opening
Studio SkinCare owner Tori Nyquist is a local, born and raised in Gwinn and has always had a passion for massage therapy. In 2008, Nyquist attended the Marquette School of Therapeutic Massage, then moved to Milwaukee in 2013 to earn her license in Esthetics at The Aveda Institute of Beauty and Wellness. Nyquist practiced esthetics and massage for two years in Green Bay before returning to Gwinn when her first nephew was born in 2017. She started working at Gwinn Chiropractic where she still works on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Studio SkinCare is located at 55 M-35 in Gwinn, next to Gwinn Chiropractic & Massage. Construction on the spa started in February 2020 and opened in August 2020.
Studio SkinCare offers a variety of facials, body treatments, spray tanning, speed tanning and infrared sauna. Kelly’s Cuts and Colors, a hair studio can also be found inside of Studio Skincare. Studio SkinCare is open Wednesday afternoons through Saturday by appointment. You can call or text (906) 360-7247. Follow Studio SkinCare on Facebook at facebook.com/tori.j.nyquist or Snapchat Tori Nyquist for deals and other specials!
Pictured from left to right: Brooke Quinn, LSCP Business Development Representative, Tori Nyquist, Owner of Studio SkinCare, and Megan O’Connor, LSCP Outreach Coordinator.
Rise Up Yoga Celebrates Soft Opening
Rise Up Yoga is an independently owned yoga studio nestled in the heart of downtown Ishpeming, offering a variety of classes, including Vinyasa flow and YOD (Your Own Determination Yoga + HIIT), workshops and special events.
Rise Up Yoga’s space was created for the community, and the owners, Dave and Kellie Boase, often refer to the space as their customer’s studio. They have created a welcoming, peaceful space for Yogis of all levels, men and women, and of all ages to comfortably practice. This 570 square foot studio space has a separate coat room for belongings, a changing room, separate from the restroom, and a lounge/office space. There are small bottles of water, blocks, mats, straps, and yoga blankets/bolsters that are sanitized after any/every use.
Safety precautions include studio cleaning after every class with Covalent Clean, the same eco-safe solvent that is currently used in public schools. Yogis are asked to wear a mask into the studio and until they are on their mat, at which time they can either practice with or without it. Mats are spaced six feet apart.
Rise Up merchandise is available for purchase, as well as yoga-inspired, handmade jewelry by True North Jewelry, handmade leather earrings by Little Shop on Lilac, and homemade goats milk soap and beeswax lip balm by Wild Vine Farms.
Punch cards are available to purchase classes that do not expire. There is also an unlimited monthly option. Gift certificates are available for purchase.
Rise Up is located in the lower level of the Yooper Goddess building at 212 Cleveland Avenue in downtown Ishpeming. The entrance can be found on the side of the building in the alley. Patrons are asked to use public parking along Cleveland Street. Visit riseupyoga906.com, their Facebook Page Rise Up Yoga, Instagram @riseupyoga906, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and class schedules.
Pictured from left to right: Jack Boase, Marcus Boase, Kellie and Dave Boase, Owners of Rise Up Yoga, and Mary Myers, LSCP Director of Business Development.
Lakeshore Depot Celebrates Soft Opening
Lakeshore Depot seeks to provide an efficient outlet for customers seeking to purchase local foods. Somewhat of a hybrid between a grocery store and farmer’s market, The Depot will offer a variety of food and agricultural products from many local producers, processors and farmers. Their goal is to provide a convenient and affordable outlet for those farmers and other local food producers to distribute their products to our community.
Lakeshore Depot is organized as an L3C, or Low Profit Limited Liability Corporation. An L3C is a hybrid between a non-profit and typical for-profit business structure. The Depot pays local farmers 75% of gross sales and local food producers receive 70% of gross sales. This is much higher than the national average received by farmers who sell wholesale. They also offer items from regional sources and will operate a small cafe to supplement their overall gross margin, which allows them to return as many dollars as possible directly to farmers.
At Lakeshore Depot, 100% of products are sourced locally whenever possible and from Michigan, Wisconsin and the Midwest region to supplement the local offerings. The Depot hopes to catalyze an expansion of our local food system, and encourage more farms and food processing businesses in our region.
Lakeshore Depot is open 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday – Saturday and is located across from McCarty’s Cove, behind Fred’s Rubber Stamp Shop at 560 Fern Pl Marquette. For more information, please visit lakeshoredepot.square.site or their Facebook Page, Lakeshore Depot.
Pictured from left to right: Sally Davis, Marquette City Commission, Alex Kofsky, Accelerate UP Enterprise Facilitator, Michael Hainstock, Lakeshore Depot Owner and Mary Myers, LSCP Director of Business Development.
Elixirs by BeWell Marquette Celebrates Opening
BeWell Marquette, a collaborative wellness and play center and salt therapy room, is located at 601 N. Third Street. Elixirs by BeWell Marquette, located right next door to BeWell Marquette at 603 N. Third Street, is an organic, whole food, U.P. grown, and non-GMO Juice Café with the option for takeout, pick-up, curbside, and delivery. They are open from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday.
For more information, please email email@example.com, call (906) 226-8899, or visit www.elixirsmqt.com for a full list of their menu and item description or follow @elixiramqt on Instagram and Facebook.
Pictured from left to right: Mary Myers, LSCP Director of Business Development, Fred Stonehouse, Marquette City Commission, Alex Kofsky, Accelerate UP Enterprise Facilitator, Christopher Ray and Kate Lewandowski, Owners of BeWell Marquette, Jamie Acocks, Elixirs by BeWell Marquette Manager, Rebecca Finco, Marquette DDA Executive Director and Tara Laase-McKinney, Marquette DDA Promotions & Events Coordinator.
QuickTrophy, LLC Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary
QuickTrophy started in the early days of the internet and was created to offer custom made, personalized trophies and awards on the web. They are known for building and shipping products out the door by the next business day. Their first website, QuickTrophy.com, went live on April 1st, 2001. Starting with team trophies, the website soon added medals, plaques, and other awards. Still operating today, QuickTrophy.com has evolved to include crystal and glass awards, personalized gifts, and employee recognition products.
Over the years they also created QuickNameTags.com, which offers name tags, nameplates, and office signs for business users around the country.
Owned by Terry Dehring of Marquette and Stephen Polk of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, QuickTrophy is constantly searching for and creating new products and services, and testing new markets. Products are sold on their websites, Amazon, and through other retailers.
QuickTrophy is located at 446 E Crescent Street and employs 15 people. They are open Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For more information on QuickTrophy, LLC, visit QuickTrophy.com or call (866)200-1234.
Pictured from left to right: Anne Dehring, Brooke Quinn, LSCP Business Development Representative, Fred Stonehouse, Marquette City Commission, Sally Davis, Marquette City Commission, Stephanie Bray, Joey Degrand, Terry Dehring, Quick Trophy Owner, Matt Heinzel, Pete Bray, Julia Dehring, and Keith Moyle, Marquette County Ambassador.
The County of Marquette Celebrates Grand Opening of the New Sugarloaf Mountain Parking lot
MARQUETTE COUNTY – The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently assisted the County of Marquette with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Sugarloaf Mountain parking lot.
The County of Marquette is the steward of the Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Marquette area. In recent years, the number of visitors has far outstripped the available parking making it common to find dozens of cars parked along the shoulder of the road, creating a significant safety concern. In recognition of escalating danger, the County of Marquette initiated an effort to increase the capacity of visitor parking and improve public safety.
Bill Sanders, landscape architect, of Sanders and Czapski Associates, PLLC was hired to develop a parking master plan and oversee the project. An advisory committee consisting of representatives from the townships of Marquette and Powell, road commission, and county provided input on the design of the parking lot. Lindberg and Sons, Inc. was awarded the construction contract. Ultimately, the project consisted of three parts- construction of a new gravel parking lot, construction of a deceleration and by-pass lane on County Road 550, and improvements to the existing lot.
A secondary goal of the project was to preserve the aesthetics of a natural area as much as possible by minimizing the developed footprint. The one-way loop design and the placement of gaps in the parking area allowed the drives to be narrowed affording flexibility to work with the natural landform of the site and preserve tree canopy reducing potential for erosion. The gravel surface allows water to percolate on site.
The final result is a secondary parking area with 100 parking spaces and four bus/RV spaces. The original lot was increased by nine spaces and the trailhead relocated to address significant erosion from use and weather events. Attached you will find a picture of the completed parking lot.
Sugarloaf Mountain is located about six miles north of downtown Marquette on CR 550. The Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area consists of a 3,200 foot trail of pathway and stairway segments that lead to the mountain’s summit 470 feet above Lake Superior. There are viewing platforms on the mountain’s summit which provide a spectacular view of the rugged coastline and surrounding forestlands for miles.
Pictured from left to right: Wesley Niemi, Lindberg & Sons, Inc. Project Superintendent, Emily Leach, Marquette County Senior Planner, Lauren Luce, Marquette County Senior Planner, Ken Czapski, Sanders & Czapski Associates Architect/Principal, Bill Sanders, Sanders & Czapski Associates Landscape Architect/Principal Scott Erbisch, Marquette County Administrator, Gerry Corkin, Marquette County Commission Chairman, Johnny DePetro, Marquette County Commission, Thyra Karlstrom, Marquette County Manager of Planning, Karen Alholm, Marquette County Commission, Mark Liles, Marquette County Planner/Recreation Coordinator, Sally Davis, Marquette City Commission, and Mary Myers, LSCP Director of Business Development.
The Vierling Restaurant Celebrates 35 Year Anniversary
MARQUETTE – The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently joined the Vierling Restaurant to celebrate their 35th anniversary.
The historic Vierling Restaurant has been a focal point in downtown Marquette for over one hundred years. Located on the corner of Front and Main Street, the building was originally owned by Martin Vierling. It has had a variety of other names and proprietors over the years, but it has remained a place to meet, talk business, relax and celebrate.
Martin Vierling first moved to Marquette in 1862. Six years later, he established himself in the retail liquor business. Within the year, the store was destroyed in the memorable fire of 1868 which razed almost the entire downtown business section. Vierling rebuilt on the corner of Lake Street and Baraga Avenue. However, this second location proved to be less than satisfactory. The iron ore boom was in full swing and gentlemen found the proximity of the ore docks to be unfashionable. In 1883, Vierling again relocated his saloon, the third and final move, to the corner of Front and Main.
On this corner, the business prospered until Martin’s retirement in 1890, at which time he turned the business over to his son Louis. The Vierling continued operations until 1917 when prohibition closed its doors. After that, a string of businesses operated from this location.
On January 1, 1985, the cafe on the corner of Front and Main Streets was purchased by Kristi and Terry Doyle. They closed the cafe and after nine months of restoration reopened as the Historic Vierling Saloon & Sample Room, complete with original stained glass and oil paintings from Martin Vierling’s collection! Renovation with close attention to historic detail, including a one hundred year old oak bar and large windows overlooking the lower harbor make the Vierling Restaurant one of Marquette’s most enjoyable dining spots.
With an emphasis on “fresh and homemade,” the Vierling offers an extensive lunch and dinner menu. There is a variety of daily specials and they feature fresh Lake Superior Whitefish, homemade soups, salad dressing and desserts. A well-stocked wine cellar is an added attraction!
In December 1995, the Vierling became one of Michigan’s first brewpubs with the addition of a five-barrel micro-brewing system. The brew equipment, direct from Budapest, Hungary is configured to produce some of the finest ales and lagers in 155-gallon hand-crafted batches. The relatively small sized batches of beer insures a fast product turn-over which enables the Vierling to serve the freshest beer possible with a multitude of varieties.
The Vierling Restaurant is located at 119 S. Front Street in Marquette and is open from 11:00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m. Monday – Saturday. For more information or to make a reservation at the Vierling, visit their website thevierling.com or call 906-228-3533.
Pictured from left to right:
Back row: Tara Laase-McKinney, Marquette DDA Promotions & Events Coordinator, Sarah Webb, Rosalee Rank, Nick Sanderson, Justin Morrison, Chris Tabaczynski, Joe Gleason, Rebecca Finco, Marquette DDA Executive Director, Sally Davis, Marquette City Commission, and Fred Stonehouse, Marquette City Commission
Front row: Jenna Smith, City of Marquette Mayor, Greg Zyburt, Marquette County Ambassador, Kirsten Van De Ven, Trisha Anderson, Kristi and Terry Doyle, Vierling Restaurant, Owners, and Jessica Green.
Elevate Health Physical Therapy & Holistic Wellness Celebrates Grand Opening
Elevate Health provides physical therapy and health and wellness coaching within BeWell Marquette, located at 601 N. Third St. in Marquette. Dr. Rachel Skaw, DPT, CHC, owner and clinician, is a Marquette native who is eager to partner with individuals to help them achieve their health and wellness goals. She is especially passionate about working with people who are living with chronic and persistent pain. The treatment provided is patient-centered and is primarily focused on education, lifestyle change, stress management and self-empowerment. Dr. Skaw has a strong belief that all humans are capable of healing if they are given the appropriate education, support, and hope.
Elevate Health Physical Therapy & Holistic Wellness operates Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Appointments are one hour long and are tailored to one’s individual needs. For more information, please visit their website at www.elevatehealthmqt.com, email Dr. Skaw at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (715)575-1202, or follow @elevatehealthmqt on Facebook and Instagram.
Pictured from left to right: Megan O’Connor, LSCP Outreach Coordinator, Sally Davis, Marquette City Commission, Tara Laase-McKinney, Marquette DDA Promotions & Events Coordinator, Brent Skaw, Bode Skaw, Dr. Rachel Skaw, DPT, CHC, Elevate Health Physical Therapy & Holistic Wellness Owner and Clinician, Gayle Van Osdol, Dirk Van Osdol, Liz Kofsky, Isla Kofsky, River Kofsky, Alex Kofsky, Accelerate UP Enterprise Facilitator, and Brooke Quinn, LSCP Business Development Representative.
Beacon House Celebrates Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Steve Mariucci Beacon House
Beacon House has played a crucial role in providing access to specialty medical care to families in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (the U.P.) for over 30 years. The mission of the Beacon House has been to provide compassionate and supportive services with a safe, affordable, place to stay for patients, families, loved ones and caregivers in times of medical crisis when home is too far away. Beacon House is a donation-based organization, and strives to serve all those in need with dignity and respect, and without judgment, ensuring that no guest ever feels unwelcome due to income or financial situation.
Beacon House was established in 1990 with the original four-bedroom home near the hospital and in 1994, a second home was added to accommodate even more guests. In 2002, the hospital announced it would be demolishing the homes to create more parking space. The volunteer group efficiently created a 501c3 non-profit organization with a diverse board of directors, and with a bank loan, purchased a small hotel near the hospital to continue its mission to care for those in need. In 2013, it expanded its services to include managing 21 beds in a small section of the hospital, for outpatients who had difficulty traveling back and forth to the hospital from Beacon House during cancer treatments and other critical medical issues.
When the new owners of the hospital, Duke LifePoint, announced their plans to build a new hospital on the other side of town, the board of directors began researching the opportunity to build a new Beacon House next to the new hospital.
Land next to the new location of UPHS – Marquette was designated for the new location in the summer of 2017, and the Capital Campaign ‘Legacy of Love’ was launched to raise funds for the construction of a new Beacon House. The Beacon House location on Third Street was sold in the spring of 2019, and “Operation Overnight” was created to continue to assist patients and families with affordable lodging options in the interim.
On August 21, 2020 Steve and Gayle Mariucci provided the first shovel of dirt in the groundbreaking ceremony on the new property next to the new hospital! Shortly after, construction work began to prepare the site for development of the Steve Mariucci Beacon House. In the spring of 2021, the building will begin and a grand opening should take place by the end of the year.
Studio Alchemy Celebrates Grand Opening
Studio Alchemy was created out of a passion for the art and science of hair. Owner of the studio, Laura Gottsacker, strives to cultivate a kind and creative environment where clients feel cared about.
Laura graduated from Douglas J Aveda Institute Ann Arbor in 2008. She then moved to Marquette, where she began working at an Aveda concept salon. Twelve years later, with a passion for continued education and an appreciation for all her clients, she was ready move on to her next adventure and open Studio Alchemy.
Those who visit Studio Alchemy will find the new space also has a workshop for local metalsmith, Emerson Graves and her business, Adorned Smithing Co. tucked inside. Adorned Smithing Co. is a handmade jewelry shop owned and solely crafted by Emerson Graves. The pieces created are with carefully curated stones set into contemporary designs inspired by southwestern patterns.
Studio Alchemy was remodeled and designed by Hans Gottsacker of Tapio and is located at 136 West Baraga Avenue Street in Marquette. Hours of operation include Tuesday and Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and closed on Sunday and Monday. To book an appointment or for more information on Studio Alchemy, visit www.alchemymqt.com or call Laura at (906) 362-6477.
Pictured from left to right: Randy Larson, Marquette County Ambassador, Michelle Sellers, Marquette County Ambassador, Laura Gottsacker, Studio Alchemy Owner, Emerson Graves, Adorned Smithing Co., Sally Davis, Marquette City Commission and Mary Myers, LSCP Director of Business Development.
City of Ishpeming Celebrates Senior Center Groundbreaking
ISHPEMING – The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently assisted the City of Ishpeming with a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction that is underway to build a new Senior Center.
Over the past five years, the City of Ishpeming and the Greater Ishpeming Commission on Aging (GICOA) have been planning for facility improvements to address challenges like access, limited parking and shared interior spaces. It was determined that a new site to accommodate current and expanded services was necessary when the former Senior Center building, that was used from 1970-2019, was deemed blighted and ultimately, condemned.
On May 19, 2020, the Michigan Strategic Fund met to approve the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application for the City of Ishpeming. The City of Ishpeming requested $1,896,342 in Community Development Block Grant funds for public facilities improvements needed for the Senior Center Public Facilities Development Project. The request was unanimously supported and approved and included $30,300 to provide the City with a CDBG Certified Grant Administrator to assist with grant compliance. A maintenance agreement for the new building has also been set between the City and the GICOA. The agreement calls for both the city and the commission to donate to the fund yearly to cover any future maintenance costs.
Not only will a new site comprehensively serve the senior citizens of the region, but demolition of the previous senior center will allow that location to be better utilized for higher density downtown development. The construction of a new senior center is also consistent with the long-term planning goals and development of the City, including the City’s goals for Commercial Development and future land use.
The new Ishpeming Multi-Purpose Senior Center will be located at 121 Greenwood St. in Ishpeming and is expected to be completed by June 2021.
The Greater Ishpeming Commission on Aging is accepting donations for the Senior Center. Donations can be sent to Greater Ishpeming Commission on Aging, Ishpeming Multi-Purpose Senior Center, P.O. Box 548, Ishpeming, MI 49849.
Pictured from left to right: Karl Lehmann, former City of Ishpeming Mayor, Tom Ryan, Greater Ishpeming Commission on Aging Treasurer, Mike Tonkin, City of Ishpeming Mayor, State Representative Sara Cambensy, State Senator Ed McBroom
Scott Huber Agency Earns Blue Ribbon Office of Excellence Award
MARQUETTE – The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently joined The Huber Agency to celebrate the agency earning the Blue Ribbon Office of Excellence Award from Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan. The award honors Scott Huber and his fantastic team for noteworthy investments in the office, along with a remarkable track record for professionalism and customer service.
Those who visit Scott Huber Agency can expect a clean and welcome environment, complimented by the outstanding customer service his team delivers. The staff, who are committed to professional development and exceeding expectations, are knowledgeable and take pride in going the extra mile to help clients. They serve as a commendable example of Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan’s ongoing commitment to quality.
They are located at 325 W Washington St. in Marquette and open Monday- Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. You can learn more about the Scott Huber Agency on their website farmbureauinsurance-mi.com/Agent/Scott-Huber/ or on their Facebook page, The Huber Agency – Farm Bureau Insurance.
Pictured left to right: Tara Laase-McKinney, Marquette DDA Promotions & Events Coordinator, Megan O’Connor, LSCP Outreach Coordinator, Jim Dempsey, Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan, Joe Blanchard, Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan, Josh Eide, The Huber Agency, Anna Make, The Huber Agency, Scott Huber, Owner, Alison Huber, Jim Camp, Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan, Fred Stonehouse, Marquette City Commission, Sally Davis, Marquette City Commission, and Rebecca Salmon, Marquette DDA Executive Director.
BeWell Marquette Celebrates Soft Opening Summer in Downtown Marquette
BeWell Marquette, a collaborative wellness and play center and salt therapy room, is located at 601 N. Third Street. BeWell’s Soft Opening Summer gives the community an opportunity to experience a new wellness center that aims to empower people to feel better in their bodies and minds by offering essential tools for living well. Owners Kate Lewandowski and Christopher Ray invite people of all ages and capabilities to discover how they can BeWell through a variety of indoor and outdoor group movement classes, treatment rooms, and the salt therapy room for respiratory and skin health.
Classes will begin Monday, July 13, 2020. BeWell Marquette will follow CDC, Federal, and Michigan State guidelines for all classes and wellness offerings and kindly ask those who attend to wear masks and practice physical distancing. Summer offerings will include outdoor classes and virtual options for all indoor classes for those who would like to participate from the comfort of home.
BeWell Marquette will celebrate its grand opening September 5 with an open house party. There will be specials on pricing/memberships, free drop-in movement classes, and wellness services, along with tours of the facility. For more information please email email@example.com, call (906) 226-8899, or visit www.bewellmqt.com for a full list of group classes, staff, practitioners, and wellness services, or follow @bewellmqt on Instagram and Facebook.
Pictured from left to right: Christopher Ray and Kate Lewandowski, Owners of BeWell Marquette, surrounded by family and friends.
City of Ishpeming Celebrates Completion of Lake Bancroft Pavilion
ISHPEMING, MICH. – The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently assisted the City of Ishpeming with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of construction of the Lake Bancroft Pavilion.
In 2015, Eagle Mine completed a $400,000 demolition and removal of their former office building along the shores of Lake Bancroft In addition, the Cliffs and Eagle Mine Marquette County Community Fund awarded the City a $250,000 grant to improve the property. Partners from across all industries have worked together to provide a new resource for the community.
In order to best use the funds, the City organized a planning committee, partnering with Michigan State University Extension to hold design charettes and encourage community participation. The City again reached out to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and their Trust Fund grants, which have been so instrumental in past projects, secured a $300,000 matching grant. The Ishpeming Downtown Development Authority contributed $50,000 and the Iron Ore Heritage Trail Committee also pledged $25,000 towards this beneficial project for the downtown area. Several other private donations rounded out the total project funding.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) support to this project through the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund is what made the project possible. This $300,000 Trust Fund Grant supported the construction of the new pavilion, lighting, parking, landscaping, and site furnishing.
For nearly 45 years the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund has supported public outdoor recreation and the protection of Michigan’s natural resources. The Trust Fund Endowment originated with mineral royalties generated from state lands. Every year State Legislators support Michigan communities by authorizing Trust Fund Grants for projects like this one. The Trust Fund has supported the acquisition and development of thousands of parks and trails throughout Michigan with over one billion dollars invested statewide for the protection of natural resources and improving the quality of life for Michigan residents and visitors.
In Marquette County, the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund has provided over $15 million for park and trail improvements and parkland acquisitions including $1.5 million in grants awarded to the City of Ishpeming.
It is important to recognize the significant contributors that have pooled resources, time and energy into making this project a success. There have been many people involved throughout the project including the Lake Bancroft Committee. The committee, who starting with participation in the MSU charettes, and through consultation with the design engineers, GEI Consultants, provided community desired decisions throughout the construction process. GE Builders, the contractor, has helped shape the pavilion project into a recreation opportunity for the City. The park, in its final form, will contain more amenities than today, however the pavilion project was the necessary first step in creating a friendly, convenient gathering place for our community.
The new pavilion and trailhead are located at Lake Bancroft Park, an inland lake located only a few blocks from the City of Ishpeming Downtown. The trailhead also shares a parking lot with the Cliff Shaft Mining Museum, an important link to the history of the community and the area, as well as home to landmark architecture that makes finding the pavilion simple. The museum, with its outdoor displays, helps to set the tone for the park and the pavilion, blending the natural resources of the area with the history of the City. The trailhead connects to the main trail through a path on Lakeshore Drive. The Iron Ore Heritage trail includes 47 miles of multi-use trail, the success of tremendous efforts on behalf of the committees and communities from Chocolay Township all the way to Republic Township.
Pictured from left to right: Megan O’Connor, LSCP Outreach Coordinator, Norm Andrews, Ishpeming Parks Board Member, Craig Ilmonen, Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum Executive Director, Mike Tonkin, Ishpeming Mayor, Jim Lampman, City of Ishpeming, Craig Cugini, Ishpeming City Manager, David Aeh, Ishpeming DDA Chairman, Stu Skauge, City of Ishpeming Councilman, State Senator Ed McBroom, Mike Britton, Iron Ore Heritage Trail, Carol Fulsher, Iron Ore Heritage Trail Administrator, Jason Chapman, Ishpeming Council Member, Nick Leach, Negaunee Township Manager, Tracy Magnuson, Iron Range Agency.
Northern Lights Glass Celebrates 10 Years of Business
Established in April of 2010, Northern Lights Glass opened as a glass shop and art gallery to provide locally made functional glass art. They proudly feature American made glass, showcasing work created by glassblowers from the Upper Peninsula, Lower Michigan, Alaska, Colorado, Minnesota, Oregon, Wisconsin, and more. In addition to providing local artists the space and opportunity to showcase and sell their goods, Northern Lights Glass hosts a variety of mediums including photography, paintings, jewelry, clothing, skateboard accessories and musical performances. Northern Lights Glass can ship anywhere in Michigan.
Over the years, Northern Lights glass has been proud supporters of The Marquette Area Blues Fest, Hiawatha Music Festival, Northern Michigan University’s Root Beer Bash, the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, the Historic Vista Theater, Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter, and various charity/fundraiser events. Northern Lights Glass also offers discounts for customers with a medical card, military ID or veteran ID, tribal ID, college student ID (discount applicable on Thursdays only throughout the school year, but available every day of any break period such as Thanksgiving Break or Summer Break), and features a special 20% off deal on birthdays.
Northern Lights Glass is open from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday and 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday. For more information stop into the shop located at 415 North 3rd Street in Marquette or visit their website, northern-lights-glass.business.site.
Pictured left to right: Tara Laase-McKinney, Marquette DDA Promotions & Events Coordinator, Andrew “Bear” Tyler, Johnny Homegrown, Chase Risak, Malia Cole, Owner of Northern Lights Glass, Rebecca Salmon, Marquette DDA Executive Director, Megan O’Connor, LSCP Outreach Coordinator.
Graci Studio Celebrates Grand Opening of Showroom
Joe Graci, owner of Graci Studio and artist, uses both hand and power tools to create carved wood panels and objects. He draws his inspiration from two main sources; the simple and clean forms of modern design and the dynamic environment of Marquette’s Lake Superior shore.
In addition to Graci’s work, a curated selection of pieces from some of the best regional and national artists and craftspeople will be on display.
Graci Gallery is located in the Lakeshore Park Place building at 555 East Michigan Street in Marquette and can be reached at Joe@gracistudio.com.
Pictured from left to right: Megan O’Connor, LSCP Outreach Coordinator, Joey Graci, Joe Graci, owner of Graci Studio, Tina Graci, Luca Graci, and Alex Kofsky, Accelerate UP Enterprise Facilitator.
Lume Cannabis Company Celebrates Grand Opening
Lume Cannabis Company is a privately held, vertically integrated cannabis company with deep Michigan roots, committed to producing high-quality cannabis products for medical patients and recreational consumers to enjoy. As a company, Lume focuses on developing a one-of-a-kind retail experience, built on educating every customer who enters their stores, and help identify the best products to meet their needs.
Lume produces cannabis products that are locally grown, packaged and sold exclusively in Lume stores. They offer more than 20 strains of high-quality Lume flower, new effects-based Lume Cartridges, a line of CBD products, and so much more.
Lume operates stores in Adrian, Big Rapids, Evart, Honor, Kalamazoo, Negaunee, Owosso, and Walled Lake. The company will have 20 stores open by the end of 2020 and 100 stores across the state by the end of 2024. You can find out more about the Lume Cannabis Company at lume.com. Facebook and Instagram.
Lume Cannabis Company is located at 250 US-41 S, Negaunee, MI and is open from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Sunday. They also offer delivery services. You must be 21 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license to purchase recreationally or a medical patient 18 and over with a valid Michigan Marijuana Card.
Alter Metal Recycling Celebrates One Year Anniversary
MARQUETTE – The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently joined Alter Metal Recycling to celebrate their one year anniversary.
The one year old business is a metal recycling facility located at 34 Research Dr. CR492 in Negaunee. Some services they provide include purchasing scrap ferrous and non-ferrous metals, scrap vehicles and local pickup.
Alter buys general scrap direct from consumers at over 70 locations throughout the United States. Almost any grade of iron or non-ferrous metal is accepted and paid for on the spot. Alter is committed to sustainable recycling by operating in an environmentally responsible manner. In keeping with this commitment, they not only adhere to the industry’s fundamental principles of maximizing metals recovery, which in turn minimizes environmental impacts through waste diversion and natural resource conservation, but strive to operate beyond environmental compliance and ‘best practice.’
The Negaunee facility is open from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, and the scale is open until 3:45 pm. For more information or current pricing, visit their website at altertrading.com or call 906-228-9048.
Pictured left to right: Sara Sands, Scale Admin. and Ben Schneider, Yard Manager.
Daisy Jo’s Ice Cream Parlor Celebrates their Grand Opening
Daisy Jo’s Ice Cream Parlor offers 22 scoop flavors of ice cream, soft serves, specialty sundaes, malts, shakes, slush puppies, banana splits, and more. The kitchen serves Brown’s fresh hand-pressed burgers, Vollwerth’s Brats and hotdogs, pasties, panini melts, deep-fried snacks, soup and salad.
The 1950’s themed parlor is family-friendly and will be available for takeout and open at half capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Daisy Jo’s Ice Cream Parlor is located at 97 W M35 in Gwinn, Michigan.
Pictured from left to right: Neveah Poirer, Mea Grimm, Katie Hammond, Christian Houle, Myah Pickett, Linda Hammond, Rosemary Cherry, Chad Carlson, Chaz Carlson, Colt Carlson, Danielle Hammond, Owner of Daisy Jo’s Ice Cream Parlor, William Batchelder, Emily Curtice, Hope Andrews, Kadie LaRock, Bob Ellman, Kaylee Sanderson, Abby Pickett and Kattie Tinney.
Daisy Nails Celebrates their Grand Opening
MARQUETTE – The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently assisted Daisy Nails with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their grand opening.
Daisy Nails professional Michigan licensed estheticians and manicurists are “experts” in nails, nail art, and in-grown toe nails. They offer a wide variety of services for both men and women including waxing, skin services, manicures, spa pedicures, dipping powder, and gel acrylics.
Daisy Nails is located at 1508 West Washington Street Suite A in Marquette, Michigan. To schedule an appointment, call (906) 273-2022.
Pictured from left to right:Katelyn Rader, Senator Peters’ Office, Susan Estler, Marquette County Ambassador, Pete Frazier, Marquette City Commission, Anderson Dao, April Trinh, Dustin Dao, Daisy Le, Daisy Nails Owner, Anna Trinh, Frank Egeler, Senator McBroom’s Office, Michelle Sellers, Marquette County Ambassador, Mary Myers, LSCP Director of Business Development.
New Sleep Medicine Clinic Opens in Marquette County
MARQUETTE – The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently assisted Levätä Sleep with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their grand opening.
Levätä, means “rest” in the Finnish language. Levätä Sleep believes rest can have a great impact on the quality of your life. If an individual snores, has difficulty falling or staying asleep, wakes up choking or out of breath, has daily fatigue, early morning headaches or restless sleep cycles, Levätä Sleep explains they could have sleep apnea.
Levätä Sleep offers patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea, or who have failed a CPAP study, the option of oral appliance therapy. By fitting individuals with a custom oral sleep appliance, Dr. Hoffstrom and her team can help improve patients sleep, alertness and overall health.
Levätä Sleep is located at 1055 West Fair Avenue in Marquette, Michigan. To schedule a consultation, call their office at 906-242-2443.
Pictured from left to right: Randy Larson, Marquette County Ambassador, Jake Putala, Senator McBroom’s Office, Megan O’Connor, LSCP Outreach Coordinator, Pete Frazier, Marquette City Commission, Dr. Anja Hoffstrom, Levätä Sleep Founder, Rich Rossway, Congressman Bergman’s Office, George LaBlonde, Senator Peters’ Office, Heather Norman, Levätä Sleep Director of Marketing and Physician Services, Melissa Holmquist Marquette County Ambassador, Mary Kate Divirgillo, LSCP Business Development Representative.
Marquette County Celebrates Completion of Search and Rescue Equipment Building
NEGAUNEE TWP. – The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently assisted the County of Marquette with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the recently completed construction of the Marquette County Search and Rescue storage facility.
The construction of the 3,600 square foot, heated pole barn follows many cordial years of leasing space through the Michigan State Police. The storage space is complete with three doors — two 14’x14’ doors and one 14’x18’ foot door — to accommodate the storage of various equipment.
The Search and Rescue storage facility is located adjacent to the Marquette County Health Department at 184 US-41 in Negaunee, Michigan.
Pictured from left to right: Front row: Joe Derosha, Marquette County Commission, Greg Zyburt, Marquette County Sherriff, Jerry Corkin, Marquette County Commission, Johnny DePetro, Marquette County Commission, Paul Wolfson, Marquette County Ambassador, Scott Erbisch, Marquette County Administrator, Justin Kasieta, Representative Markkanen’s Office
Back row: Captain Steve Kangas, Under Sherriff Dan Willey, Jake Putala, Senator McBroom’s Office, George LaBlonde, Senator Peters’ Office, Mike Prusi, Governor Whitmer’s Office, Steven Adamini, Marquette County Commissioner, Rich Rossway, Congressman Bergman’s Office, Jesse Bell, Marquette County Ambassador.
2013 Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies