Business After Hours/Open House Tonight at Comfort Suites

Comfort Suites Marquette Township Michigan

Come to the newly remodeled Comfort Suites in Marquette for tonight’s Business After Hours / Open House.

Marquette Township, Michigan  –  November 10, 2014  – Take advantage a tremendous networking opportunity: the Business After Hours – Open House at the Comfort Suites in Marquette tonight from 5 to 7 pm, sponsored by Lake Superior Community Partnership, TV6, and the Comfort Suites.

Make valuable business contacts, build your relationship with clients, reward your employees or just spend time socializing with other local business members. The Lake Superior Community Partnership Business After Hours/Business Showcase events give members of the local business community a chance to get together in a casual environment at some of Marquette County’s most interesting locations.

Comfort Suites just updated their look with a complete redesign of their business center, exercise facility, guest suites, and other public spaces. It’s more inviting than ever now! Come to the Business After Hours – Open House tonight and enjoy the million dollar renovations just completed at the Comfort Suites.

Business people are encouraged to attend and be prepared with a number of their business cards to pass. This even is open to LCSP members and non-members alike. For more information about this Business After Hours event, or to sponsor an event, contact Ashley at or (906) 226-6591.

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More Work on Township Welcome Signs


Bill with Superior Oasis planting perennials to improve the eastbound US 41 welcome sign.

Marquette Township, Michigan  –  October 17, 2014  –  Additional beautification work and preparation of the was done on the eastbound Township Welcome Sign. Frank Stabile and Bill with Superior Oasis planted some perennials and did the final prep work for the planting area for winter.

The beautification of the welcome signs has been an ongoing joint effort between the MTBA and the Township Board. Beautification will continue in the spring with plans to spruce up the remaining welcome signs in the township.

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MTBA Welcomes Newest Member

sovereignMarquette Township  – August 14, 2014  –  Sovereign Communications joins the Marquette Township Business Association as its newest member.

Sovereign Communications owns 15 radio stations in the Upper Peninsula based in Marquette, Iron Mountain, Newberry and Sault Ste. Marie. Sovereign Communications delivers top radio formats geared to deliver quality information and entertainment to listeners and individual advertising campaigns designed to deliver results and a high return on investments to clients. Sovereign Communications values its partnership with the listeners, businesses, and communities and is committed to super-serve each of them.

The Marquette radio stations are: WJPD-FM, 92.3, “Big Country;” WUPK-FM, 94.1, “94 Rock;” WNGE-FM, 99.5, “Good Times…Great Oldies;” WDMJ-AM, 1320, “News, Talk, Sports;” and WIAN, 1240, “News, Talk, Sports.”

For more information, contact Tammy Johnson at 225-1313.

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Catch the Vision Community Days a Success for Marquette Township


The Softball Tournament was a big hit!

Marquette, Michigan – August 2, 2014 – Hundreds of people turned out for the Marquette Township’s Catch the Vision Community Day on Saturday, August 2, 2014.

The morning started off with a softball tournament and bounce houses, pony rides, and face painting for the kids. The Marquette Township Fire Department manned the grill and they had a great pulled pork sandwich that was really popular! There was a beer tent for the adults and the Country Showdown put on by Great Lakes Radio.

Up and coming country singer, Cherie Brennan, took a break from filming a video in Nashville to come to the Township and entertain before the Showdown. Then six great contestants took the stage to perform their favorite country songs or original music for the judges. Miss Teen Upper Peninsula was even one of the judges! Two winners were chosen to move on to the next level level of competition in Watersmeet.

It was a beautiful day and Lions Field was the perfect place to be for this fun community-wide event! If you’d like to be part of the Marquette Township Business Association call, email or stop by!


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Beautification of Marquette Township Welcome Signs

Marquette Township Welcome Signs Beautification Project July 24 2014 Michigan 027

Members of the Veridea Group, Township Planner Jason McCarthy and MTBA Chairman Frank Stabile working together to improve the eastbound US 41 Welcome Sign.

Marquette TownshipJuly 24, 2014 – Marquette Township Business Association members and Marquette Township Planner Jason McCarthy worked together today to re-stain the Welcome Sign at the west end of the township and prepare the area for planting new floors.

The beautification project, a joint effort between the MTBA and the Township Board, will be taking place throughout the summer and into the fall.

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MTBA Welcomes Newest Member

Marquette Township  –  June 3, 2014  –  Precision Services is the newest member of the Marquette Township Business Association. Precision Services is a lawn care and property services business serving homeowners, businesses and the government as well.

Owner Jason Wester was born and raised in Marquette. After 13 years of service in the U.S. Army, he came home to start his business right here in Marquette Township. Wester says his company strives to maintain standards of quality and professionalism that exceed the expectation of his customers.

The Marquette Township Business Association welcomes Jason Wester and Precision Services as our newest member and community partner.


Jason Wester – Owner of Precision Services

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New Township Business Welcomed

Marquette Township  May 16, 2014  -  Thomas Theatre Group joined the growing list of Marquette Township businesses as they opened the doors to the new Marquette Cinemas Friday afternoon on Commerce Drive.

Thomas Theatre Group is dedicated to bringing the latest cinema industry technology to the Upper Peninsula. Committed to hiring locally and creating jobs in the community, Thomas Theatre Group adds 30-50 jobs to the Marquette Community.

The Marquette Township Business Association welcomes Thomas Andes and the Thomas Theatre Group as a new member and community partner.

Frank Stabile, Chairman of the Marquette Township Business Association, presenting First Dollar to Thomas D. Andes, president of the Thomas Theatre Group

Frank Stabile, Chairman of the Marquette Township Business Association, presenting the “First Dollar” to Thomas D. Andes, president of the Thomas Theatre Group

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Fox Marquette Wins Subaru Award

Fox Marquette Subaru Ford Upper Peninsula

Fox Marquette Subaru Ford Upper Peninsula

Marquette  –  Friday March 14, 2014  –  Fox Marquette would like to thank each and every one of our wonderful customers for helping us earn the prestigious Subaru Stellar Care Award for 2014!

Only an elite group of Subaru dealers achieve this recognition each year as a result of achieving and maintaining Stellar Care performance standards and objectives in their facilities, sales department, finance department, service and training. Here’s to another year of stellar performance in every aspect of the business!    A Great Big Thank You!

Don’t Miss The Dome!   We are proud to be part of the Annual Dome Sale for another year! Visit us on March 14-16, 2014, at the largest wooden dome structure in the world, right here in Northern Michigan at the NMU Superior Dome.

The Annual Dome Sale is a car show and car lot all in one. It’s 100,000 square feet of cars and a place where you can find your next car and then drive it home from the dome.

dome sale march 14-16

Dome Sale March 14-16

Annual Dome Sale Hours: Friday: 3 pm – 8 pm, Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm, Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
Admission and parking is free.  We look forward to seeing you at the Dome this year.

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Congressman Benishek Met with MTBA This Week

Congressman Benishek Meets with MTBA

Pictured (left to right): Jenn Wallner of Grandchamp, McBride & Prophet; Anna Reynolds, MTBA Secretary; Peggy Loy of Century 21 Prime Realty; Congressman Dan Benishek; Marla Vancheck of the Mad-SIGN-tist Sign Shop; Scott Patrick of Flooring Outlet Center; and Rick Ovebey of Superior Oasis.

Marquette Township  –  February 20, 2014  –  The Marquette Township Business Association met with First District Congressman Dan Benishek on Tuesday, February 18th at Hudson’s. The meeting was a round table discussion of MTBA concerns as small business owners in Marquette Township.

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Range Bank Moves Its Headquarters to Downtown Marquette

range bank headquarters corner of front and washington streets in marquette michigan

Headquarters of Range Bank, at the corner of Front and Washington streets in Marquette.

Marquette, Michigan  –  February 12, 2014  –  Range Bank is pleased to announce the move of their headquarters to the corner of Front and Washington streets in downtown Marquette.

The new location, formerly known as the iEconomy Building, is currently home to Range Bank’s Executive Management and Trust and Wealth Management team as well as the Operations Department, Teller Operations, and Mortgage Department. Range Bank expects to occupy the entire building and add their Commercial Lending Department by the end of 2014.

“We are very pleased,” said Kenneth Palmer, Range Bank President and CEO. “We recently celebrated 126 years of serving Upper Michigan communities and we are proud to say we are the only bank in Marquette with its headquarters in the city of Marquette. Our new headquarters will provide the space we need to continue growing our company into the future.”

About Range Bank  -  Range Bank, established in 1887, has on-balance sheet assets exceeding $275 million in addition to managing approximately $255 in off-balance sheet business sweep accounts along with sold commercial and mortgage loans plus trust and wealth management assets bringing the total assets under management to $530 million.

Range Bank serves its customers through a network of 12 offices located in Marquette, Dickinson, and Houghton Counties, including an office within Marquette Township, located at 3195 Wright Street. More information about Range Bank can be found on their website,


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