| Follow Us: Facebook Twitter Youtube RSS Feed

Growth News

682 Articles | Page: | Show All

Shelafoe Designs opens in Marquette

A new design studio is opening in Marquette--Shelafoe Designs.
They recently held a ribbon cutting in celebration, with the Lake Superior Community Partnership. The design studio is made up of a group of designers who specialize in both web design and graphic design.
Shelafoe Designs is named for its owners, Mike and Gery Shelafoe, and is located at 130 W. Washington Street, Suite L2.
Writer: Sam Eggleston
Source: Shelafoe Designs

Chippewa County Credit Union cuts ribbon on new location

The Chippewa County Credit Union in Sault Ste. Marie moved into a brand new building recently.
Now located at 402 W. Spruce Street, the credit union moved its main office there from its previous Davitt Street location, which closed in late September. The Sault Chamber Ambassadors helped celebrate the new opening in mid-November after a few weeks of settling in.
The credit union also still has an office in Kincheloe, on M-80.
Writer: Kim Eggleston
Source: Chippewa County Credit Union

Gitche Gumee Cafe & Records ready to serve your coffee, audio needs

Are you an audiophile who believes that music doesn't really sound authentic unless it has that hiss from the vinyl speeding along underneath a needle?

Do you think your best shopping is done with a little shot of espresso to keep you going?

Well, if you checked yes to the above questions, then you need to stop over at Gitche Gumee Café & Records in Marquette and experience the best of both of those worlds at the same time.

At Gitche Gumee, you can snag yourself a great little cup of coffee, some cookies and even a brownie, all while surrounded by the sweet, sweet sight of records. Browse through and you're sure to find something that's a favorite.

The shop, which is located in the Village Shopping Center at 1015 North Third Street in Marquette, is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and on Sunday from noon until 5 p.m.

In addition to records and java, Gitche Gumee is also a venue where live music is performed. The best way to keep track of which entertainers will be performing is to like the company's Facebook page.
Writer: Sam Eggleston
Source: Gitche Gumee Café & Records

Newly opened TuliVesi Yoga offers a slew of beneficial classes in Marquette

If you're anything like me, then you're not likely going to be the person who wants to keep reading about Marquette's new yoga studio.

It's not that I don't like yoga, or that I don't support this new business, it's just that I can't really even touch my toes anymore, and my idea of a stretch is when I have to reach up high to get a snack off the top shelf of the cupboard.

On second thought, if you are anything like me, then perhaps you really should stop by 925 W. Washington Street, Suite 103, in Marquette and say hello to TuliVesi Yoga. If you're not sure it's for you, don’t' worry -- they'll convince you and you'll be happy they did. Honestly, who can't use more balance and calm in their life? They even offer a great 10 days for $10 trial offer (or 30 days for $39 with unlimited classes), with the option of getting 10-percent off an autopay package if you sign up before your trial expires.

So what the heck is TuliVesi? Well, in Finnish, according to the company, tuli translates to fire and vesi to water. That's a name that makes sense considering the studio is dedicated to vinyasa yoga, which is rooted in the elements of fire and water (see, told you it makes sense). The idea is that your body generates its own heat to fuel itself, and you flow like water to incorporate balance and a sense of ease and relaxation.

TuliVesi Yoga, which is owned and operated by Jennifer Taylor, offers up classes for all levels of yoga practitioners, as well as classes like power beats, medication, foundations and alignment and more. You can visit their website, which was designed by local company Elegant Seagulls, for their complete schedule.
Writer: Sam Eggleston
Source: TuliVesi Yoga

Help Me Ronda LLC launches new service

A new service is offering support to Marquette County residents who have challenges like age, medical issues or disability.
Help Me Ronda, LLC is a service run by owner Ronda Huffman, who has 15 years of experience working in health care. She offers in-home care and support options for senior citizens and others who need support to lead active, independent lives. She doesn't offer medical services, but can help with custodial care or daily activities, like coordinating health care needs, giving medication reminders, offering respite to family members and caregivers, hospice support or companionship. Huffman also offers housekeeping and organizing, lawn care and general landscaping, meal preparation, overseeing exercise programs, running errands or doing shopping, providing pet care, and even more services as needed.
The goal in all of it is to offer better independence, safety, and quality of life to those who are having trouble managing it themselves due to age or medical conditions.
"Loved ones deserve care that is nothing short of extraordinary," Huffman says. "I'm excited to be able to continue working with families providing quality care, but in a more hands on role. Sometimes it's the little things that make a big difference in helping to improve quality of everyday life, and just making things a wee bit easier. Part of what we offer both clients and families is the reassurance that help is available, in the convenience and security of their own homes, we offer peace of mind."
Huffman can be contacted via phone at 906-475-7718 or by email.
Writer: Sam Eggleston
Source: Help Me Ronda

Forsberg Flowers relocates with new name

Longtime downtown Marquette florist, Forsberg Flowers, has been making some new changes lately.
A new location at 201 South Front Street in Marquette made a big change of location for the floral shop, as did a new name: Forsberg's... A New Leaf is now the shop's name, or just A New Leaf for short. It offers a variety of floral arrangements and gifts, and delivery services.
Owner Lou Ann Balding recently celebrated the relocation and reopening of the florist with the Lake Superior Community Partnership. The shop is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and by appointment on Saturdays.
Writer: Kim Eggleston
Source: Forsberg's A New Leaf


Essentials with Kim is new to downtown Marquette

Essentials with Kim is a new business located in downtown Marquette. The newly-opened business, which focuses on natural health and creativity practices,  recently held a grand opening along with the Lake Superior Community Partnership.
Owned by Kim Nixon Hainstock, Essentials with Kim offers affordable and accessible health and wellness practices including massage, Reiki, AromaTOUCH using essential oils, intuitive healing and readings, vision boarding and custom oil blends.
It's located in the Masonic Square Mall  at 130 West Washington Street in Marquette and is open for treatments by appointment, and during regular hours. Events and retreats are also offered.
Writer: Kim Eggleston
Source: Essentials with Kim


Willow Creek Cinema in Escanaba plans remodel

The Willow Creek Cinemas in Escanaba is planning some remodeling.
Similar to owner Thomas Theatre Group's new theater in Marquette, Willow Creek will now get new seating, including leather high-backed regular seating and assigned, roomier VIP seating areas.
Two theaters will be renovated with the new seats, and other new additions include aisle reconfiguration, lighting and flooring. The plan is to have it done by mid-November, in time for the holiday season.
The theater will remain open during the construction process, and asks patrons to bear with the renovations, keeping in mind the end result will be improved comfort and quality. It's the latest in a line of upgrades at the theater, which got all-new digital projection, sound and screens in 2014.
Quinnesec moviegoers can expect the same VIP treatment to come, as well, at Thomas's third location, Tri-City Cinemas.
Writer: Sam Eggleston
Source: Willow Creek Cinemas

Teal Lake Senior Living Community cuts ribbon

A new senior living development is now open in Negaunee, overlooking Teal Lake -- so the name is no surprise; the facility is called the Teal Lake Senior Living Community.
It's open to senior residents with apartment-style living and a certified staff on site day and night. Some of the amenities include a therapy room, salon and barbershop, two spa rooms with whirlpool and showers, air conditioning, plowed parking, a private dining room for parties or family events, a large activity room, nearby walking paths, and of course, that Teal Lake view.
All total, the facility, at 209 W. Water Street in Negaunee, is 32,000 square feet with 38 apartments, ranging from one-bedrooms to studio setups with private bathrooms and kitchenettes. Developers broke ground on the building a little more than a year ago.
The Teal Lake Senior Living Community celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Chamber of Commerce in late September, which included facility tours. Private tours for those interested in seeing the facility also are available.
Writer: Sam Eggleston
Source: Teal Lake Senior Living

New acupuncture office opens in Marquette

Carolyn Provencher Acupuncture held a grand opening in Marquette with the help of the Lake Superior Community Partnership.
The new acupuncture office, owned by licensed acupuncturist Carolyn Provencher, offers free consultations, initial appointments and standard acupuncture appointments.
Provencher is a Minnesota native and NMU grad who went on to attend Southwest Acupuncture College in Colorado. Her office is located at 715 West Washington Street in Suite 2C.
Writer: Kim Eggleston
Source: Carolyn Provencher Acupuncture

Steinhaus Market opens in Marquette

Steinhaus Market has officially opened in Marquette in the former location of the Union Grill on U.S. 41/South Front Street.
Owned by Anthony Reynolds, the German and European-inspired restaurant celebrated its opening in September with the help of the Lake Superior Community Partnership.
The market, related to the Das Steinhaus restaurant in downtown Marquette, aims to recreate an old-world food tradition similar to a village Metzgerei or butcher-shop feel, according to the owners. The Steinhaus Market includes a full-service restaurant, a beer garden and a delicatessen with a wide array of sausages, meats, specialty cheese, wines and beers, and other prepared dishes as well as specialty ingredients and accompaniments.
Writer: Sam Eggleston
Source: Steinhaus Market

Soo Motors holds ribbon cutting

Soo Motors in Sault Ste. Marie celebrated a big change this fall, opening the doors on a large new facility.
Located at 391 West Three Mile Road in Sault Ste. Marie, the dealership's new building marked the occasion with a ribbon cutting with the Sault Area Chamber of Commerce recently.
The Ford dealership says it focuses on serving customers as if they were family, and the new building is part of that ethos. Soo Motors offers new and used vehicles, as well as lending and service. The principal dealer/owner of Soo Motors is Theodore Haapala, and the general manager is Andrew Haapala.
Writer: Kim Eggleston
Source: Sault Area Chamber of Commerce

NMU breaks ground on new Beaumier Center

At Northern Michigan University in Marquette, a major new building project is underway.
Groundbreaking was held on the new Beaumier Alumni Welcome and U.P. Heritage Center recently, and construction began September 21.
The new alumni center is named for its patron, Dr. John Beaumier, a retired orthopedic surgeon and NMU alumnus who contributed $1 million to the NMU Foundation to build it.
It is made up of an addition to the existing Gries Hall and renovations to portions of its first floor, which will include a reception area, exhibition space for the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center, which will be moving over from Cohodas Hall, instructional space, a seminar room, staff offices, archives, storage space an an exhibit preparation area for the Heritage Center.
Part of the construction also will include a new rotunda entrance facing Seventh Street.
Writer: Kim Eggleston
Source: Northern Michigan University

Andy's Diner opens in Escanaba

Andy's Downtown Diner celebrated a grand opening in downtown Escanaba with the help of the Delta County Chamber of Commerce.
Located at 916 Ludington Street, Andy's Diner opened in April, but held a grand opening and ribbon cutting to make it official this summer.
The restaurant is modeled after a classic American diner, but offers up new twists and fresh ingredients on a menu of updated classics. It's owned by Andy Crispigna.
Writer: Kim Eggleston
Source: Andy's Diner

New ice cream store opens in Alger County

There's a new ice cream place in Alger County to enjoy in these last hot days of summer.
Mama Cow's Ice Cream Shop opened up in early August in Chatham, right on M-94 in downtown Chatham.
The small shop was under construction most of the summer, and finally opened up its doors to the delight of local residents in time for the hottest part of the summer. Among its offerings are hand-scooped premium ice cream from Madison, Wisconsin-based The Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company, soft-serve, slushies and blended ice cream treats.
It's open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 9 p.m. Sundays.
Writer: Sam Eggleston
Source: Mama Cow's Ice Cream Shop
682 Articles | Page: | Show All
Signup for Email Alerts