2021 Celebrations

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.

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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