2021 Celebrations

Coleman Agency – Farm Bureau Insurance Celebrates Grand Opening

Marquette, Mich. – The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently assisted Coleman Farm Bureau Agency with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their grand opening.

Coleman Farm Bureau Agency, formerly Scott LaMora Agency, is a locally owned and operated multi-line insurance agency, offering a wide range of insurance products. Christine Coleman, owner of Coleman Farm Bureau Agency, spent four years working and growing her insurance knowledge under the prior owner before establishing her agency. Coleman lives in Negaunee Township with her husband and three children and has a passion for helping others and feels grateful to have an opportunity to work with the people in our community to help protect them against the perils of life.

When you think of Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan you may think that they are only insure Farmers, but they are so much more! Since 1949, Coleman Farm Bureau Agency has been helping to protect the people of Michigan with a wide range of insurance products including auto, home, lake estate, farm, commercial, life, annuity and more.

Coleman Farm Bureau Agency strongly believes that when it comes to insurance needs, one size does not fit all, so they take the time to meet with each of their customers to review their current protection plans, discuss any gaps in coverage, their personal needs and goals and then work together to create a plan that protects what matters most to them.

Coleman Farm Bureau Agency will be celebrating their grand opening for the entire month of September with drawings and other special events. For details, visit their office at 2315 US 41 South Marquette, their Facebook page Coleman Farm Bureau Agency, their website farmbureauinsurance-mi.com/Agent/Christine-Coleman or call (906) 225-1328. They are open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Evenings and Saturdays available by appointment.

Pictured from left to right: Brooke Quinn, LSCP Business Development Representative, Michelle Sellers, Marquette County Ambassador, Christine Coleman, Owner of Coleman Farm Bureau Agency, Jacqueline Brussee-Snedden, Client Service Representative and Tammy LaMora, Account Manager.

Upper Peninsula Surgery Center Celebrates Grand Opening

Marquette, Mich. – The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently assisted Upper Peninsula Surgery Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their grand opening.

Upper Peninsula Surgery Center is Marquette’s first ambulatory surgery center. With a mission to provide value, convenience, comfort, and dependability, the Upper Peninsula Surgery Center is dedicated to high-quality outpatient surgical care in a convenient and comfortable setting.

Upper Peninsula Surgery Center’s brand-new state-of-the-art facility is located in the Peninsula Medical Center at 1414 W. Fair Avenue in Suite 235 and features technologically advanced medical equipment and board-certified, experienced staff dedicated to providing patients with excellent healthcare.

The Upper Peninsula Surgery Center is open Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Appointments can be made by phone at (906) 273-2223 or on their website at upsurgerycenter.com. For more information about Upper Peninsula Surgery Center visit their Facebook page Upper Peninsula Surgery Center or follow them on Instagram @upperpeninsulasurgerycenter.

Pictured from left to right: Garrett J. Kerns, D.O., Upper Peninsula Surgery Center Co-Owner, Zachary C. Leonard, M.D., Upper Peninsula Surgery Center Co-Owner, Tammy Luoma, RN, CEN, Upper Peninsula Surgery Center Clinical Administrator, Robert H. Blotter, M.D., Upper Peninsula Surgery Center Co-Owner, Jason D, Doppelt, M.D., Upper Peninsula Surgery Center Co-Owner and Randy Wetton, RN, BSN, Upper Peninsula Surgery Center Assistant Manager.

Jonny’s Outdoors Celebrates Grand Opening

Marquette, Mich. – The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently assisted Jonny’s Outdoors with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their grand opening.

Jonny’s Outdoors sells a variety of live bait and tackle and locally made products. Sherry and Jon Peek, owners of Jonny’s Outdoors, love the outdoors, specifically pan and pike fishing in the summer and bear and deer hunting in the fall. When they aren’t hunting and fishing, Sherry and Jon like to spend time with their two children, granddaughter, and two old dogs. Their goal for Jonny’s Outdoors is to help others create amazing memories like they do with their family outdoors.

Jonny’s Outdoors is located at 2210 S. US 41 in Marquette and is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 7 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on Jonny’s Outdoors visit jonnysoutdoors.com, visit their Facebook Page at Jonny’s Outdoors or call (906) 235-2894.

Pictured from left to right: Brooke Quinn, LSCP Business Development Representative, Jonny and Sherry Peek, Owners of Jonny’s Outdoors and Michaela Zuzula, LSCP Marketing Coordinator.

Superior Extrusion, Inc. Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Expansion in Marquette County 

Gwinn, Mich. – The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently assisted Superior Extrusion, Inc. (SEI) with a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate their expansion.

SEI is a national leader in extruded aluminum products. SEI uses multiple hydraulic presses to create the starting aluminum shapes needed to make vehicle parts, docks, trailers, boats and so much more. Over the past 23 years, SEI has grown tremendously and continues to grow due to the increasing demands of current customers as well as the addition of new customers and the production of electric vehicles. These increasing demands have required them to expand their business, creating 44 new jobs, and representing one of the largest manufacturing expansions in the U.P. in years.

On May 28, 2021 Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced economic development grants for Superior Extrusion, Inc to aid in their expansion. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded a state TEDF grant in the amount of $660,000 to help fund infrastructure improvements associated with the expansion pending all relevant federal approvals. The grant will help support work performed by the Marquette County Road Commission (MCRC), including relocating 11th Street, building a new roundabout and road from the existing 11th Street south to 10th Street, resurfacing and adding turn lanes on Kelly Johnson Memorial Drive and 10th Street, and other associated road improvements. MCRC is contributing over $72,600 to the project. The new road being created will be named after long-time public servant and Chair of the Marquette County Board, Gerry Corkin.

The Michigan Strategic Fund has also authorized an amendment increasing the company’s existing Michigan Business Development Program (MBDP) grant to $422,000 to help secure an additional $28 million in investment by SEI in Michigan over competing sites in Iowa and Ohio. The company originally received a $150,000 MBDP grant in 2017 for the creation of 30 jobs. Prior to this amendment, SEI had met the first jobs and investment milestones required.

The expansion will be completed in two phases. The first phase is the realignment of the airport terminal access road and utilities currently under construction with completion scheduled this fall. Phase two will begin in April of 2022 and will consist of the construction of a 200,000 sq. ft. building and installation of a new nine-inch (9”) Extral Press, which is projected to be operational by late December of 2022.

Pictured from left to right: Johnny DePetro, Marquette County Commissioner, Ken Dillinger, President U.P. Engineers & Architects, Brad Couture, SEI CEO, Vicki Schwab, MEDC Senior Business Development Manager, Randy DeBolt, SEI Co-Founder/Board Member, Brooke Berube, SEI Project Manager, Myron DeBolt, SEI Co-Founder/Board Member, George LaBlonde III, SEI Chairman of the Board, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Quinten Messer, MEDC CEO, Christine Zuzga, MDOT TEDF Manager, Gerry Corkin Marquette County Chairman of the Board, Sarah Lucas, LSCP CEO, and Steve Adamini, Marquette County Commissioner.

City of Negaunee Celebrates Completion of Jackson Mine Park Pavilion Project with Surprise Dedication Ceremony

Negaunee, Mich. – The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently assisted the City of Negaunee with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the construction of the Jim Thomas Pavilion.

During the ribbon cutting, the City of Negaunee held a surprise dedication ceremony to dedicate the pavilion to Jim Thomas. Thomas, a native son of Negaunee, was instrumental as one of the founding members of the Iron Ore Heritage Trail Authority and its trail system.

Planning for the pavilion began in 2012 when the Negaunee Parks and Recreation Committee established a pavilion sub-committee and submitted a grant application for the project in 2017. The City of Negaunee broke ground on the project in the summer of 2019, after the Negaunee City Council voted unanimously to approve a resolution to accept a $291,000 grant from the Michigan DNR Trust Fund. The total cost of the pavilion is $485,100, with the City of Negaunee’s required to match at $194,100. Other funding was sourced from the Cliffs and Eagle Mine Marquette County Community Fund which donated $70,000, the Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority which donated $25,000 and the Negaunee Area Community Fund which donated $8,500.

“Jim is the example of what it is to be a community leader. Through is his leadership, dedication, and collaboration with others we this wonderful trail system today”, said City of Negaunee Manager Nate Heffron.

The Jim Thomas Pavilion is located at 199 Tobin Street in Negaunee, near the Iron Ore Heritage trail spur. The 55×30 pavilion includes a covered recreation area for picnicking and events, restrooms, onsite parking and will eventually include a kitchen.  For questions or to reserve the pavilion, please call the City of Negaunee Parks and Recreation Department at (906)475-7900.

Pictured: Jim Thomas surrounded by family and friends, MDNR, Cleveland Cliffs, Inc., Jay Gage, Senator Stabenow’s Office, Joe Boogren, Forsyth Township Supervisor, Nate Heffron, Negaunee City Manager, Jason Wallner, City of Negaunee Mayor, State Senator Ed McBroom, Iron Ore Heritage Trail Recreation Authority, Aubrey Moore, Senator Peters’ Office, George LaBlonde, Senator Peters’ Office, Anthony Stagliano, Negaunee City Council and Dana LaLonde, Negaunee City Council.

Dunegrass Co. Celebrates Grand Opening

Marquette, Mich. – The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently assisted Dunegrass Co. with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their grand opening.

Based out of Traverse City, Dunegrass is excited to bring their unique brand of tourism-focused retail to the U.P. They continuously strive to deliver a top-notch customer experience and price-effective cannabis products to everyday users and new adopters alike. As advocates for Northern Michigan and the U.P. Dunegrass puts a great deal of effort into supporting regional growers and processors so that Northern Michigan and U.P. communities can benefit from the economic multipliers from the cannabis industry.

Dunegrass Co. is located in South Marquette at 100 Genesee Street and is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. For more information on Dunegrass Co. visit dunegrass.co or call (906) 273-0020. You can also follow them on Facebook at Dunegrass Co. Marquette and Instagram at @dunegrass.co.

Pictured from left to right: Front row: Randy Larson, Marquette County Ambassador, Jake Putala, Senator McBroom’s Office, Sally Davis, Marquette City Commission, Jeremy Hosking, Governor Whitmer’s Office, Brian Buchanan, Bryan Piedmonte, Eric Piedmonte, Dunegrass Co. Chief Operating Officer, Sarah Vanden Bossche, Rebecca Herd, Hannah Bolduc, Megan O’Connor, LSCP Outreach Coordinator, and Mary Myers, LSCP Director of Business Development.

Back row: Danny Simmons, Alex Scott, Chris Piedmonte, Arthur Marshall, Danielle Ashley, River Kressler, Miranda Rosten, Lucas Porter, and Kaylee Feltner.

Fairfield By Marriott® Hotel Now Open In Marquette, Michigan As The First Marriott Hotel In The Upper Peninsula

The Hotel Opens with a New Design that Pays Homage to the Brand’s Origins at the Fairfield Farm

Marquette, Mich. – The 92-room Fairfield by Marriott in Marquette, Michigan opened Friday, June 18 with a new décor that provides guests with a feeling of warmth and calm while traveling. Located at 808 S Lakeshore Boulevard, the Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites Marquette will operate as a Marriott franchise, managed by North Michigan Hospitality Management, LLC.

“Marquette is truly a Michigan gem, and we are excited to bring the first Marriott property to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula,” said Fritz Heller, president of North Michigan Hospitality Management. “We are proud to be a part of this thriving and active community.”

The management team at the property is led by General Manager Stefanie Congdon who has over 20 years of hospitality management experience. Stefanie has spent the last eight years on Mackinac Island, and prior to that, many years managing Marriott branded hotels for franchisees as well as a year as a Corporate Trainer for Marriott International.

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Marquette offers guests convenient access to beautiful Lake Superior, downtown Marquette, Northern Michigan University and UP Health Systems – Marquette as well as convenient access to all of Marquette’s outdoor activities.

The new décor package is warm, timeless, forward-thinking, and inviting with simple nods back to the brand’s heritage. Specific elements meant to evoke feelings from the Fairfield Farm include a farmhouse table in the lobby for gathering and connecting, photography from the Fairfield Farm serving as artwork in the lobby and guest rooms, natural materials and unique textures featured throughout, and a history wall in every property showcasing the brand’s roots.

“We are excited to introduce the new Fairfield Inn & Suites to the Marquette community,” said Stefanie Congdon, General Manager, “Marquette has always been a memorable childhood destination for me and has extended to my family, friends, and employees as a special place to celebrate events, holidays, and create memories.”

The new guestroom design is impactful, unique and addresses the functional needs of the Fairfield guest for a seamless experience. The room was designed with the modern traveler’s needs to stay productive on the road in mind without overcomplicating the guestroom. Each room features a modern lounge chair, serving as both functional and comfortable to either work or relax in. The artwork in the room takes center stage with the window treatment acting as a focal point, displaying photography taken at the Fairfield Farm. The material is sheer and allows light to pass through the photography, warming up the room and creating a comfortable environment. The guestrooms also feature an ergonomic workstation, a comfortable couch, refrigerator, coffeemaker and microwave.

Additional hotel amenities include an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and complimentary Wi-Fi. There will also be an on-site lounge, featuring selections of local brews. A complimentary hot breakfast, featuring oatmeal, scrambled eggs, sausage, make-your-own waffles and other healthy items, such as fruit, yogurt, and whole grain cereals and breads is also available.

Pictured is: Sarah Lucas, LSCP CEO, Susan Estler, Marquette County Ambassador/Travel Marquette, Barry Polzin, Barry J. Polzin Architects Inc., Sheri Davie, Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, Fritz Heller, North Mich Hospitality Management President and CEO, Lisa Kuch, North Mich Hospitality Management Vice President, Stefanie Congdon, Fairfield Inn and Suites Marquette General Manager surrounded by employees of North Mich Hospitality Management and owners of Marquette Opportunities, LLC.

Marquette Mountain Resort Celebrates Grand Opening of Bike Park

Marquette, Mich. – The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently assisted Marquette Mountain Resort with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of their new Bike Park.

Marquette Mountain Resort now offers a new lift-access riding option for mountain biking enthusiasts. Bikers are able to hook their bike to a chair lift and ascend to seven different trails ranging in moderate to extremely difficult. The resort also offers specialty Enduo Comp 29ers bikes available for guests to rent and test out to explore new techniques and challenge yourself. Guests may reserve bike rentals on marquettemountain.com.

Marquette Mountain Resort plans to expand the bike park, completing their course and lift expansion by summer 2022.

The Marquette Mountain Bike Park is located at 4501 M-553 in Marquette, and is open Friday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. To access the bike park, guests will need to purchase a day pass or a season pass. Day and season passes are available for purchase on marquettemountain.com.

Marquette Mountain Resort is a four-season destination offering skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, volleyball, private events, and more. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the slopes or trails, capture spectacular views of Lake Superior and cozy up to the fire with family and friends. Marquette Mountain Resort also offers high-quality dining and art on the Mountain that is conveniently located minutes from downtown Marquette, MI. Visit marquettemountain.com for more information or call 906-225-1155.

Pictured from left to right: Brooke Quinn, LSCP Business Development Representative, Sarah Lucas, LSCP CEO, Mary Myers, LSCP Director of Business Development, Amber Nichols, Marquette Mountain Resort Customer Service Manager, Ashlyn Luukkonen, Marquette Mountain Resort Bar Manager, Eric and Sarah Jorgensen, Marquette Mountain Resort Owners, Lori Hauswirth, NTN Executive Director, Fred Stonehouse, Marquette City Commission, Trish Davis, Marquette County Ambassador and Heather Mosher, Marquette County Ambassador.

Lakeshore Skin + Body Celebrates New Location

Marquette – The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently assisted Lakeshore Skin + Body with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their new location.

Lakeshore Skin & Body is a full-service medical spa located in Downtown Marquette focused in advanced skincare, anti-aging aesthetic services, and body treatments. Each guest receives a personalized experience and healthy skin treatment plan. Lakeshore Skin + Body enhances your natural beauty through advanced skincare treatments, cosmetic injections and laser treatments. They specialize in a variety of Syneron™ laser treatments including ReFirme® Skin Tightening, Skin Rejuvenation, Sublative Radio Frequency and Hair Removal, as well as, CoolSculpting, Botox® and Juvederm™ filler.

Lakeshore Skin + Body is now located at the bottom level of 153 W. Washington Street, across from the Marquette Commons. For more information visit their website, lakeshoreskinandbody.com or Facebook page, facebook.com/lakeshoreskinandbody.

Pictured from left to right: Jake Putala, Senator McBroom’s Office, Brooke Quinn, LSCP Business Development Representative, Rebecca Finco, Marquette DDA Executive Director, Kelsey Kerns, Cindy Jackson, Marianne Brugman, Jane Campbell, Jessica Boucher, Terry Letts, Lakeshore Skin + Body Owner, Tina Reno, Kirsti Letts, Jennifer McCarthy, Sarah Peterson, Trish Davis, Marquette County Ambassador, and Jeremy Hosking, Governor Whitmer’s Office.

TEAM Wireless, Verizon Authorized Retailer Celebrates Grand Opening in Marquette

Marquette – The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently assisted TEAM Wireless, Verizon Authorized Retailer with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of their new building on 3195 Wright Street in Marquette.

TEAM Wireless was founded in 2001 in Escanaba, MI. This will mark TEAM Wireless’ fifth acquisition in the past eleven years. In addition to the acquisitions, TEAM Wireless has opened locations throughout Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin since its founding. TEAM Wireless will now independently own and operate 63 retail locations with over 350 employees, while maintaining its headquarters in Escanaba, MI. TEAM Wireless is a Verizon Authorized Retailer, certified mobile device repair center, and carries a full line of wireless accessories.

For more information on TEAM Wireless, Verizon Authorized Retailer in Marquette visit teamwireless.com/locations/125936/marquette/ or call 906-273-1029.

Pictured from left to right: Scott Knaffla, Marquette County Ambassador, Brooke Quinn, LSCP Business Development Representative, Eric Clifford, TEAM Wireless Store Manager, Madison Eazsol, TEAM Wireless Marketing Coordinator, Justin Burford, TEAM Wireless Vice President of Marketing, Sally Davis, Marquette City Commission, and Megan O’Connor, LSCP Outreach Coordinator.

Social Justice For Us Celebrates One Year in Marquette

Marquette – The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently assisted Social Justice For Us with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their one year anniversary.

Social Justice For Us, located in Campfire CoWorks at 132 W. Washington Street in Marquette, is a nonprofit organization that focuses on uplifting the voices of marginalized people in Marquette County. Their mission is to promote socially aware critical thinking by providing education, spreading awareness, demonstrating peaceful community collaboration and distributing resources locally. Social Justice For Us supports underrepresented peoples, including but not limited to BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and impoverished communities.

Social Justice For Us will continue celebrating their one year anniversary at their Juneteenth: A Cultural Celebration event on June 19 from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm at Lower Mattson Harbor Park. This event will engage the crowd through performance acts, spoken word, music and education while providing an everlasting feeling of glee and prosperity. The celebration will be a continuance of Social Justice For Us’ purpose to educate, extend kindness to and provide fellowship to all folk alike.

 For more information on Social Justice For Us or Juneteenth: A Cultural Celebration visit socialjusticeforus.org, their Facebook Page Social Justice For Us, Instagram @socialjusticefor.us6, or email info@sjfumqt.org.

Pictured from left to right: Brooke Quinn, LSCP Business Development Representative, Freddy Sims, Social Justice For Us Executive Director and Elijah Anderson, Social Justice For Us Research and Cybersecurity Director.

Room at the Inn Celebrates Grand Opening of Marquette’s First Emergency Homeless Shelter

Marquette – The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently assisted the Room at the Inn (RATI) with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completed construction of the first permanent emergency homeless shelter in Marquette.

The RATI is a local non-profit organization that currently operates a Warming Center, as well as, a rotating homeless shelter with the help of local churches. On average RATI assists 20-25 guests per night and serves an average of 1,600 meals per month at the Warming Center located at 447 W Washington St. in Marquette.

The building known as Room at the Inn’s Warming Center is a two-story structure with a partial basement originally constructed in the late 1800s. The first floor of the building was renovated in 2013, when RATI purchased the building, to provide a commercial kitchen and dining facilities for meal service. The second floor of the building was a single-family residential apartment, the partial basement was used for storage and sleeping accommodations for transient, homeless individuals were not provided at this facility. The project completed renovations on part of the first floor and all of the second floor to provide overnight sleeping facilities for 30 homeless individuals, a new bathroom on the second floor, the demolition of the enclosed porch, and the construction of a new emergency exit stairway.

RATI operates the shelter between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. The facility is fully staffed for the entire overnight period by at least one RATI Supervisor with additional volunteer support from the community. All guests in the upstairs facility will be assigned a bed-contract, which will serve as their housing plan. Should RATI exceed the capacity of the 30-bed shelter, the dining facility in the Warming Center will be used for any additional homeless individuals seeking shelter. It is important to note that RATI will only take in an excess of 30 people in the winter months (October-May) on an emergency basis. Tables and chairs in the dining area would be replaced with individual sleeping mats for unsheltered individuals that would otherwise be left to the harsh winter conditions.

An adequate permanent Emergency Shelter, coupled with state funding, expands Room at the Inn’s capability of tackling homelessness in Marquette. The shelter will reduce the social burden of helping the homeless on the general public, as well as, the strain on public entities such as the library, police force, hospitals/medical care providers, etc.

To donate to Room at the Inn visit Roomattheinn.org or mail in a donation to 347 Rock Street, Marquette MI, 49855. To volunteer with Room at the Inn visit roomattheinn.org/volunteer/.

RATI would like to thank Closner Construction and architects Ken Czapzki and Bob Cambensy for their hard work on this project.

Pictured from left to right: Don Ludeman, Room at the Inn Board Member, Rebecca Finco, Marquette DDA Executive Director, Melissa Holmquist, Marquette County Ambassador, Cori Bodeman, Room at the Inn Board Chair, Nick Emmendorfer, Room at the Inn Executive Director, Sally Davis, Marquette City Commission, Ken Czapksi, Sanders & Czapski Associates, PLLC Architect, unknown, Jim Johnson, Closner Construction Vice President, and Brooke Quinn, LSCP Business Development Representative.

Rise Up Yoga Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

Ishpeming – The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently assisted Rise Up Yoga with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their re-grand opening.

Rise Up Yoga is an independently owned yoga studio located just off of US-41 in the Country Village, Ishpeming. It offers a variety of classes, including Vinyasa flow and YOD (Your Own Determination Yoga + HIIT), workshops and special events.

Rise Up Yoga opened in November of 2020 and in just seven short months, outgrew their downtown studio space. The new location is at 1000 Country Lane, Suite 600 in the Country Village, Ishpeming. The growing Rise community can count on having a beautifully comfortable studio to practice that is peaceful and welcoming to Yogis of all levels; men and women, and of all ages. This nearly 1000 square foot studio has a separate coatroom for belongings and a private restroom. Blocks, mats, straps, and yoga blankets/bolsters are available and sanitized after any/every use.

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 and there is a daily drop-in option, as well.

Visit riseupyoga906.com, their Facebook Page Rise Up Yoga, Instagram @riseupyoga906, or email riseupyoga906@gmail.com for more information and class schedules.

Pictured from left to right: Megan O’Connor, LSCP Outreach Coordinator, Marcus Boase, Jack Boase, Kellie Boase, Owner of Rise Up Yoga, Beth Holmgren, Brooke Quinn, LSCP Business Development Representative.

Richardson Jewelers Marquette Celebrates Remodel

Marquette – The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently assisted Richardson Jewelers with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their newly remodeled showroom.

Randy Richardson, Owner and Jeweler of Richardson Jewelers Marquette, and his team accomplished a complete renovation of the 19-year-old family business which included a 300 square feet expansion of the showroom, new flooring, paint and trim for the walls, updated cases, new seating area featuring a barn wood wall, and his personal favorite, an Ore Dock mural with live edge wood shelving to display his custom-made U.P. designs.

The remodel took nine days and the Richardson Jewelers Marquette staff never stopped selling jewelry. From engagement rings to custom designs, they never missed a beat! Randy Richardson promises his customers exceptional service, genuine caring, to exceed expectations, continued communication, integrity and trust. He understands how important your jewelry is to you.

Richardson Jewelers Marquette offers custom designed jewelry, engagement rings, wedding bands, fashion and fine jewelry, jewelry repairs and carries many jewelry brands. They are known for their amazing value and exceptional quality.

Richardson Jewelers Marquette will be having an open house this Saturday, June 5 from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Jewelry Connoisseur, Mr. Gonzalo Briceno of New York will be headlining the day with unbelievable jewelry pieces from top designers. The first 20 people will receive a gift bag. There will also be raffle prizes, giveaways, and sales throughout the day and live music by singer and songwriter, Michael Waite. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be provided, including a chocolate station from Towners Pastry & Chocolate.

Richardson Jewelers Marquette is located at 153 W Washington St B in Marquette. For more information visit their website richardsonjewelersmqt.com, Facebook page facebook.com/richardsonjewelersmqt, or email them at rjmarquette@richardsonjewelersmqt.com.

Pictured from left to right: Megan O’Connor, LSCP Outreach Coordinator, Melissa Holmquist, Marquette County Ambassador, Sally Davis, Marquette City Commission, Allison Fron, Shoshanna Paananen, Amanda Love, Richardson Jewelers Manager, Randy Richardson, Richardson Jewelers Owner, Lauren Rickerd, Marina Mankee, Danielle Clement, Fred Stonehouse, Marquette City Commission, Rebecca Finco, Marquette DDA Executive Director, and Brooke Quinn, LSCP Business Development Representative.

Madison’s Bridal Boutique to Celebrate Grand Opening

Marquette – The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently assisted Madison’s Bridal Boutique with a ribbon cutting ceremony in preparation for their grand opening.

Madison’s Bridal Boutique, formerly Dan’s Bridal and Formalwear, is a new bridal shop that carries a large number of gowns in a range of sizes. Sarah Bahrman, owner of Madison’s Bridal Boutique, is originally from the Metro Detroit area, she moved to the Upper Peninsula in 2010 and now lives in Skandia with her husband and three children. Bahrman says she loves giving brides the best dress shopping experience possible and can’t wait to be part of their big day.

Madison’s Bridal Boutique will be celebrating its grand opening Saturday, May 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Join them at 1001 State Highway M28 E, Suite 7 in Marquette next to Anytime Fitness. They are open 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturdays. All other times will be by appointment only. For questions about Madison’s Bridal Boutique, email Sarah at madisonsbridal@gmail.com or call (906) 241-7785.

Pictured from left to right: Brandon Clement, Tyler Russell, Barry Bahrman, Michele Bahrman, Mia Bahram, Sarah Bahrman, Madison’s Bridal Boutique Owner, Justin Bahrman, Madison Bahrman, Rod Sharp, Mason Bahrman Kristina Sharp, Doreen Takalo, Ansel Frost and Andrew Strohm.

Studio South to Celebrates Grand Opening

Marquette – The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) and Accelerate UP recently assisted Studio South with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their grand opening.

Studio South is Marquette’s first communal photo and content creation studio, located in Watermarq Suites at 307 S. Front Street, Suite 200.

Founder, Kim Aisthorpe, says that she is excited to offer a space to create in Downtown Marquette. “I spent a long time looking for a centrally-located space for area creatives, businesses, and traveling photographers to utilize for content creation. This is something that I wish I had access to when I was starting my photography career, and I am just really excited to be able to share it with the community. The support and excitement around the concept has been overwhelmingly positive. I am hoping that, after being disconnected for so long with the global pandemic happening, this space inspires people to collaborate and get creative together.”

There will be photography workshops, pop-ups and collaborations between local artisans, businesses, and photographers hosted at Studio South throughout the year, with the first being during Marquette Art Week June 21-27.

Studio South opened on April 1, 2021, with a mission to provide the community of Marquette and surrounding areas with space to create, and a private studio to make their own. The studio is suitable for portrait photography, content creation, pop-ups, and workshops. Its ample natural light is perfect for photographers, and is fully equipped with a variety of backdrops, light kit, miscellaneous furniture and other props. For more information, event updates, and booking, visit www.studiosouthmqt.co.

Pictured from left to right: Todd Keough, Getz’s, Meagen Morrison, Eagle Mine, Madeline Goodman, Madgoodies Studio, Kim Aisthorpe, Founder of Studio South, Caleb Tarsi, Carrie Ras, Getz’s and Tracy Maki, Getz’s.

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