Comfort Suites Celebrates Renovations

Marquette Township Michigan Comfort Suites Ribbon Cutting

Attending the celebration (from left to right) Dan Landers, Marquette County Ambassador, Betsy Morais, LSCP Dir. of Marketing & Communications, Linda O’Brien, LSCP Business Development Liaison, Brian Jensen, Dir. of Operations, Frank Stabile, Owner, Linda Stabile, Owner, Beth Meyer, Asst. General Manager, Bob Raica, Marquette County Ambassador and Dave Aro, Marquette County Ambassador

Marquette, Michigan  –  January 16, 2015  –  Comfort Suites recently teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate their total renovation.  The hotel has all new rooms, lobby, breakfast area, pool, meeting rooms and more.  They are located at 2463 US Highway 41 West in Marquette.


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MTBA Annual Meeting at Hudson’s – Dec. 16th at 5 pm



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Catch the Christmas Spirit 2014

Marquette Township, MI  December 2, 2014  –  The Marquette Township Catch the Christmas Spirit Tree Lighting was a huge success! The MTBA co-sponsored the event as part of the “Catch the Vision” program conducted by the Marquette Township Special Events Committee. Kids and their families listened to the Marquette Redmen Chorale sing Christmas Carols, waiting for Santa Clause to show up.

The Grinch did show up and was spotted slinking around Applebee’s and the big stage, but the Marquette County Sheriff Department arrested him and saved Christmas for Marquette Township.  Santa Claus arrived on the township fire truck and threw the big switch to light the resident-donated, 30-foot high, Marquette Township Christmas tree!

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Catch the Christmas Spirit in Marquette Township Tomorrow Night

The tree, donated by Ken Ceckiewicz, was adorned with lights just this morning.

The tree, donated by Ken Ceckiewicz, was adorned with lights just this morning.

Marquette Township, Michigan – December 1, 2014 – Catch the annual Christmas Spirit Tree Lighting Ceremony tomorrow night. Santa’s coming to Marquette Township to throw the big switch and light the Township Christmas Tree.

This year, the Marquette Township Christmas Tree is extra special. The 30-foot Blue Spruce was planted more than 20 years ago by Vietnam Veteran Ken Ceckiewicz. It is the first tree ever donated to the township by a township resident.

Santa will light the official Marquette Township Christmas Tree tomorrow night at the tree lighting ceremony that kicks off at 6pm. The Blue Spruce is on display now in front of the Westwood Mall near the mall sign and this morning, tree was adorned with lights and a brand new star made by Luke Noordyk.
Township Supervisor Dennis Liimatta said the Grinch has been sighted around Marquette Township again, but we don’t need to worry because the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department will have deputies on hand tomorrow night to keep the township tree lighting ceremony safe.

Township Supervisor Dennis Liimatta came down to the tree decorating ceremony to lend a hand and keep an eye on the Grinch

Township Supervisor Dennis Liimatta came down to the tree decorating ceremony to lend a hand and keep an eye on the Grinch

Come on down to Marquette Township tomorrow and enjoy Christmas Carols sung by the Marquette Redmen Chorale, tractor-drawn hayrides, cookies and juice, and even pictures with Santa Claus himself inside the Westwood Mall. The festivities start at 6 pm in the mall parking lot by Applebee’s.

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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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“Catch the Vision” in Marquette Township This Weekend!

2013 Car Show and Cruise - 032Marquette Township, Michigan  –  June 21, 2014 – Join car show enthusiasts at the 3rd annual “Catch the Vision Car Show and Cruise” at the Applebee’s parking lot in Marquette Township. The show will get underway at 10am with registration on Saturday, June 21st. The “Catch the Vision Car Show and Cruise” will head out to Presque Isle from 2pm to 3pm.

Bring any canned goods as St. Vincent De Paul of Marquette will be on hand collecting canned goods. Enjoy a lunch from Applebee’s. It’s the “Catch the Vision Car Show and Cruise” on Saturday, June 21st at the Applebee’s parking lot in Marquette Township. Catch the Vision in Marquette Township!

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