The Guy’s Place Received a First Dollar Donation from the Marquette Township Business Association

Jess and Kurt Peterson with Frank Stabile

Marquette, MI  –  July 11, 2017  –   The Guys’ Place – A Hair Salon For Men in Marquette is a new locally owned franchise that caters to the hair and beards of all males regardless of age or lifestyle. Kurt and Jess Peterson of Negaunee recognized a huge gap in the UP in terms of providing a high quality, low cost, male-centric place to get a haircut. Nationwide barbershops are closing, almost to the point of extinction, and have only been replaced with a growing number of beauty salons for women. What’s left for the other half of the population?

The Guys’ Place closes this gap, catering to all boys and men – and even women. At The Guys’ Place, all customers are treated to a comfortable and relaxing waiting area complete with large leather club chairs, a big-screen TV, free coffee, tea, water and shelled peanuts, and over 20 different “guy” magazines ranging from hunting to fishing to sports to cars/trucks/ATV’s, and more! They even have coloring books and magazines just for kids!

The Guys’ Place is more than just a place to get a quality haircut, it’s an entire experience. Gone are the offensive beauty salon smells. No more people watching you get your hair cut, beard trimmed, grey hair blended out, or brows, ears, or nose waxed. No more listening to beauticians talking to each other about their personal lives instead of focusing on you! Instead, each customer will be greeted by an experienced and enthusiastic stylist and walked to his private station where he can watch anything he wants on his own flat screen HD TV and charge his phone with the built-in USB outlets and provided chargers.

The experience continues with personal and friendly attention to you the customer and a custom cut by a professional stylist specializing in men’s cuts, styles and fashions. Included with every haircut is an in-station hair wash, conditioning and scalp massage, a hot towel face wrap, hair product and styling, and a neck and shoulder massage. After your service is completed to your satisfaction, the stylists can recommend just the right product to take home, all of which are geared towards men’s hair care and styling needs. And between haircut visits, you can come in anytime without the need for an appointment for a free neck trim! You get all of these great experiences and services, for just $14 cash.

Relax in their comfortable waiting area complete with big screen TVs.

The Guys’ Place franchise started just 11 years ago in DePere, Wisconsin, and has grown to more than 40 stores in 9 states, mostly in the Midwest. The Marquette store is the first franchise in the state of Michigan, with more stores planning on opening this year. In just the first 4 months of being open, The Guys’ Place has donated thousands of dollars to organizations and charities in the area and are active members of multiple organizations and philanthropies.

They are open 7 days a week; Monday through Thursday from 9am to 8pm, Friday 9am to 7pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 2pm.

They are located at 3117 US Highway 41 West in Marquette, between the Papa Murphy’s and Starbucks, just East of Walmart.

Walk-ins are always welcome or you can call for an appointment at 906-226-6367!

Visit them on their website or on Facebook as we are always updating our friends and customers.

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Visit Tammy and Neil at Jandron’s Fine Jewelry in Marquette Township

Photo from Left to right:
Tammy Jandron-Kulbieda, Neil Jandron, Frank Stabile, Tia Arntsen, Jon Arntsen

Marquette, MI  –  July 11, 2017  –  Make sure to visit Jandron’s Fine Jewelry in their brand new location across from Target – between the America Mall & Peak Fitness in Marquette Township.

Family owned and operated for 28 years, Jandron’s has consistently been voted Marquette’s Best Jewelry Store!  Jandron’s has built their reputation on trust, fair pricing & customer service.  Go in to talk to Tammy and Neil and you’ll see they do not believe in high pressure selling!  Instead you will find a warm welcome, along with a beautiful selection of jewelry and gifts.

Jandron’s Fine Jewelry offers free jewelry inspections and cleanings.  With an in-store repair department, Jandron’s can handle all of your jewelry and watch repair needs right here in Marquette County.  The store is open 10 am – 7 pm weekdays and Saturdays 10 am – 6 pm.

Learn more about Jandron’s on their website or by calling (906) 226-8900. Stay connected with Neil and Tammy on Facebook.

The store front is located at 605 County Road HQ, Marquette, MI 49855.

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Marquette Township Business Association’s 8th Annual “Catch the Vision” Car Show and Cruise

Spectators enjoyed the display of over 100 cars!

Spectators enjoyed the display of over 100 cars!

Marquette, MI  –  June 17, 2017  –  With all new events at this years “Catch the Vision” Car Show and Cruise, this year’s annual event was better than ever! We saw countless smiling faces and some pretty impressive burn outs.

Exhibitors joined us around 10am to line up their cars in the Westwood Mall parking lot while spectators filed in promptly around 11am. We had cars from every classic era as well as a modern flashy sports car or two. Despite all of the spectacular automobiles on site, my favorite vehicles were a little more boxy… The food trucks including Midnight Blues BBQ and Superior Mobile Koney, were set up around the edge of the exhibition to make sure the only thing growling today was those shiny engines!

The growling really got going at 11:30am with the start of “Rev It Up”. All of the exhibitors climbed into their vehicles to show of those engines and put the pedal to the metal! It was quite the display as hundreds of engines revved in the lot.

Following “Rev It Up” we immediately set up for the next big event of the day – The “Burn Out” sponsored by Pomp’s Tire. After taking all of the necessary safety precautions, we hooked up vehicle after vehicle to Crossroads Truck Repair’s wrecker starting with the Great Lakes Radio WRUP Van! GLR Staff Member Jerry, got to climb into the drives seat and show everyone in the audience it was done in the WRUP Van. Exactly as promised there was a lot of noise and a lot of smoke!

Congrats to the Lions Club 50/50 winner. He took home $184!

Congrats to the Lions Club 50/50 winner. He took home $184!

Todd and Jerry took over the event once the smoke cleared to start giving away all of our raffle prizes. With over 90 prizes to give away people throughout the crowd went home a happy winner! Ball caps from Fox Negaunee and Black Rocks Brewery where among the prizes Todd gave out. Pomp’s Tire also donated free oil changes as a gift and really neat screw driver flash light kits. The $184 50/50 raffle from the Lions Club went to an exhibitor and local resident in Skandia with our “Best in Show” prize going to Jason McCarthy and Marquette Detailing.

As the raffle wrapped up, car show vehicle owners started to pack up for the annual Classic Car Cruise! The cars filed out of the Westwood Mall parking lot to start their tour around Marquette Township to end a great day of fun.

Special thanks to Marquette Township Business Association, Pomp’s Tire, Crossroads Truck Repair, BiggyBy Coffee, and all of our amazing raffle prize sponsors.

Listen to the live audio from the event below!
Major Discount and Randy Girard invite you to “Catch the Vision”
Crossroads Truck Repair showed-up to help with the burnout
Major Discount checking-out all the awesome cars
So many cool cars to see at the Catch the Vision Car Show

Catch the Vision with Major Discount and Jerry
Meg from Bigby’s Coffee was there too
Bill tires to pick out his favorite car at the show
Bruce talking about the cars that he’s ready to check out
There was even a steam-powered thresher on display
Pete LaRoux having a blast
Live from the Westwood Mall parking lot with Joe
Ryan Ranguette joins Major Discount

Enjoy our highlight reel!

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Marquette’s Newest Extended Stay Hotel, My Place Holds Grand Opening

Marquette, MI  –  May 3, 2017  –  My Place Economy Extended Stay Hotel kicked off their Grand Opening tonight and it was a great turn out! Marquette’s newest hotel hosted their event from 4:30p – 6:30p this evening, inviting the public to join.

Starting at 4:30 PM, the hotel Frank Stabile hotel owner and Marquette Township Business Association President took the front of the room for the their ribbon cutting ceremony. Joined by the Lake Superior Community Partnership, Frank snipped the ribbon, signifying the hotel’s “official” opening.

Following the ceremony, we witness the first dollar presentation from MTBA before customized tours of the hotel started. Visitors were given slips to get signed at each tour stop. Once each location was hit, guests returned their slips for a chance to win five great prizes! Visitors enjoyed a chance to see all of the hotel’s amenities including guest laundry and storage facilities and the My Store complete with a variety of foods, beverages, cookware, and utensils. My Place is very proud of their My Store being that it is the largest convenience store found in any hotel. The hotel also just acquired it’s liquor license and will soon start carrying beer and wine in the store.

The My Place My Store!

Another great amenity at My Place is the hotel’s Breakfast in Bed special. With this deal, hotel guests can order their breakfast from a set menu the night before. Staff bring the breakfasts to each rooms so guests have their breakfasts in their rooms, ready to eat any time!

Since there is no fitness center on site, My Place also partnered with Anytime Fitness Marquette for a special hotel work out deal. Hotel residents just need to bring their card to Anytime Fitness Marquette and they will be given free access to the entire facility for exercise and tanning!

The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter was also on site for the Grand Opening collecting donations from their UPAWS Wishlist. People donated money as well for a chance to take a spin the prize wheel. Gifts included free night stays, t-shirts, travel mugs, coozies, sunglasses, key chains, and wine bottle openers.

Catching up with owner, Frank Stabile, he stated that the hotel was doing very well. “Everything had gone according to plan” and they were very pleased with today’s turn out as well. Around 6:15 the final prize drawings stated including 2 overnight stays at My Place Marquette, a $100 gift card to Midway Rentals and Sales, a gift basket from Guy’s Place, and a 18×24 framed print of Marquette’s Black Rocks.

Overall, the event was a success. During the two hour period, the general manager estimated they’d seen over one hundred new faces!

Check out pictures from today’s event:

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My Place Extended Stay Hotel Opens in Marquette, MI

Join My Place, UPAWS, Hudson’s Classic Grill and the MTBA for the My Place Grand Open House.

Marquette, MI  –  April 27, 2017  –  Marquette’s newest extended stay hotel My Place has having their Grand Opening next week. From 4:30p – 6:30p on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, you can join the My Place staff for the ribbon cutting ceremony, tours, and prize drawings!

Starting at 4:30 PM, the hotel will be having their ribbon cutting ceremony in the parking lot. Following the ceremony, witness the first dollar presentation from Marquette Chapter Township and enjoy customized tours of the hotel. See all of the hotel’s amenities including guest laundry and storage facilities and the My Store complete with a variety of foods, beverages, cookware, and utensils.

At 6:00p, reconvene in the lobby to take a spin on the prize well for a chance to win a free night’s stay! Enjoy free hot dogs and brats from Hudson’s Classic Grill & Bar.

Bring something from the UPAWS wish list!

The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter will also be attending giving guests a chance to donate items from the shelter’s wish list while on site! See the UPAWS wishlist below:


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The 2016 Catch the Christmas Spirit Tree Lighting Ceremony with the Marquette Township Business Association

These to MTBA members were giving out free cookies and juice

These two Marquette Township Special Events Committee members were giving out free cookies and juice

Marquette, MI  –  December 7, 2016  –  Despite the brutal wind, it was a great evening at Westwood Mall as we enjoyed the Marquette Township Catch the Christmas Spirit Tree Lighting Ceremony of 2016, brought to you in part by the Marquette Township Business Association.

The mall parking lot was packed with families as Todd and Naomi Noordyk welcomed everyone to the event. The duo and their accompanist lead the crowd in classic Christmas hits.

We were happy to see a strong turn out this evening as everyone came out to see the tree and of course, Santa. Before Santa arrived we had a nasty visitor though! The Grinch showed his face in the crowd tonight and even made his way onto the stage to try and steal Christmas! Thankfully the Marquette County Sheriffs Department was around to catch that Grinch before he got on with his awful plan! They tied the Grinch up and took him away, just in time for Santa to arrive.

There was no Rudolph this time, but Marquette Fire Department was kind enough to bring Santa right into the Westwood Mall parking lot for us! Making his way through the crowd, Santa wished everyone a “Merry Christmas” and asked kids what they hoped to get for Christmas this year. Santa then made his way to the Great Lakes Radio stage to give us the big tree lighting count down. With 20 seconds on the clock, everyone in the crowd joined in for the count down… “20, 19, 18 …”

Without a moment’s hesitation the lights flickered on and the colors looked amazing! They sure picked a nice tree for this year’s Catch the Christmas Spirit Tree Lighting Ceremony.

After the tree was lit, Santa invited everyone into the Westwood Mall for refreshments from Honor Credit Union, BIGGBY COFFEE, and the MTBA. Everyone rushed in for popcorn, cookies and something warm to drink before lining up to their a picture with Jolly Ol’ St. Nick.

All and all, it was another successful Catch the Vision Township Event brought to you by the MTBA and many other sponsors! Thanks to all of the parties that made this evening possible, Great Lakes Radio, Honor Credit Union, BIGGBY COFFEE, Westwood Mall, Super One Foods, and of course, everyone from the Marquette Township Business Association.

See more photos at Sunny.FM

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Business Spotlight: Jill Leonard State Farm, Our First New Member of 2017


MTBA Chairman Frank Stabile presents Jill Leonard with the MTBA First Dollar.

Marquette Township, MI  –  December 6, 2016  –  The MTBA is happy to welcome our first new member for the new year, Jill Leonard and her team at Jill Leonard State Farm. We stopped by Jill’s office to present her with a First Dollar from the MTBA.

A Lake Superior State University graduate in Mechanical Engineering, Jill retired from General Motors after 15 years. She was inducted into the Greater Flint Hall of Fame in 2014.

Jill and her family have been residents of Marquette County since 2011. After serving as a Marquette County Hospice Fundraiser, Jill opened her State Farm office in July of 2016.

As she explains in the video below, the decor in Jill’s office comes from her family and represents the different aspects of insurance coverage her team offers. Jill said their mission “is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams.”

See if Jill Leonard State Farm can save you on your insurance needs. They offer auto, boat, home, property, business and life insurance, as well as offer banking products, annuities, and mutual funds. You’ll find Jill Leonard State Farm in the Wells Fargo Shopping Center, right off US 41 – next to Jimmy John’s.

Welcome to Marquette Township, Jill, and welcome to the MTBA.


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Business Spotlight: Super One Foods of Marquette

Marquette, MI – May 4, 2016 – Located near Westwood Mall, Marquette Township’s Super One Foods is the perfect spot to stop and shop. Having been part of our business community for years, Super One Foods of Marquette brings low prices right to our neighborhood.

Walking into the story you will immediately find some of the freshest produce in the county. With a large assortment of fruits and vegetables, Super One Foods makes it easy to find just what you are looking for. Super One gets seven-day delivery on all of their produce to make sure everything you see is fresh and ready to eat!

The supermarket’s meat department stocks meat products in both their pre-cut refrigerated section and the full service case. In the pre-cut section you can find packaged chicken, pork, beef and more! Super One Foods tries to maintain a specific price point for their clients and stocks mostly Angus beef, but also select beef. At the full service case, there is always at least one person behind the counter grinding or cutting just for you. In this area, you can purchase just one steak rather than three, or half a pound of hamburger instead of a full pound! The full service case ensures you can get what you want, how you want it.

Super One Foods Marquette also has a fresh bakery department. Every morning, the department workers bake to create everything you see set out for the day. You can order a custom cake or pick one up from the freezer section. With fresh baked goods every morning, you can pick up donuts on the way to the office or hamburger buns and a custom cake for that birthday party you’ve got coming up!

Super One Foods of Marquette offers low prices and better choices right in your neighborhood. The store also has other specialty departments including a floral section, a deli department, and a fresh fish case. Even after the first Super One Foods sign was hung in 1977, our Super One Foods, right here in Marquette, is still focused on saving you money every time you stop to shop. Experience customer service second to none at Super One Foods of Marquette.


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Business Spotlight: Cedar Motor Inn

Visit the Cedar Motor Inn and enjoy their gorgeous pull deck with lounge chairs and a hot tub

Visit the Cedar Motor Inn and enjoy their gorgeous pull deck with lounge chairs and a hot tub

Marquette Township, MIApril 14, 2016 – When you stay in the Marquette area, book your room at the Cedar Motor Inn and enjoy a Superior Vacation. Family-owned and operated for over 45 years, you and your family will enjoy coming back year after year.

The enclosed cedar hallways will keep you warm and cozy as you walk from your room to the lobby for a continental breakfast. Come on down in your slippers! You’ll love the rustic charm of this small-scale AAA diamond approved hotel.

The Cedar Motor Inn features a heated indoor pool, spa and steam sauna and a beautiful sun patio so you can catch some summer rays. The kids will love a poolside room, and all of the rooms have cable TV and HBO, hair dryers, air conditioning, coffee and wireless internet. Travelers with dogs are welcome, but dog-friendly rooms are limited, so please call ahead to confirm availability.

Family-Owned Makes a Difference
The staff at the Cedar Motor Inn believes there are seven reasons why staying at a family-owned hotel makes a big difference to their guests:

The king size bed with end tables and a gorgeous photo from Lake Superior above the bed

The king size bed with end tables and a gorgeous photo from Lake Superior above the bed

1. You won’t find any two day minimums here;
2. Lower rates for quiet, comfortable rooms;
3. You’ll find a variety of rooms to choose from with different types of beds and sizes, and a variety of prices starting from just $49 a night;
4. Consistent rates year-round and weekends;
5. You’ll receive a personal email reservation confirmation;
6. Revenues stay local, strengthening the economy and community of Marquette Township;
7. Continuously owned by five generations of the same family, with both NMU and MTU graduates.

No matter the reason for your visit, Hosts Lyn and Reg Durant invite you to stay at the Cedar Motor Inn for your next getaway. Enjoy your stay in beautiful Marquette on the shores of Lake Superior. The friendly staff at the Cedar Motor Inn can even help you find activities in the area to keep you entertained during your stay.

Reserve your room now at 906-228-2280 or visit the Cedar Motor Inn online at Come see the difference that Family-Owned makes. Book today!

Check out the Marquette Township Spotlight Video for the Cedar Motor Inn created by Great Lakes Radio and a ton of photos from the Inn!

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Business Spotlight: Hudson’s of Marquette

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Bring your family to Hudson’s for great specials like the Friday Night Famous All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry

Marquette Township –  February 2, 2016  –  If you’re looking for a great place to take the family for dinner, take them to Hudson’s Classic Grill & Bar. You’ll find friendly service, lots of smiles, and the best burgers, shakes and rock & roll!

Stop in on Fridays for the best fish fry in town! Whitefish from Thill’s, lake perch, cod… all you can eat and all for $11.99! The fish is fantastic and you’ll love the price!

With Hudson’s full lunch and dinner menu and even a kids menu, everyone in the family will find their favorites, all in a fun environment and while listening to classic rock and roll or watching the game on TV.

Don’t miss out! Bring your family to Hudson’s in Marquette for their Friday Night Famous All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry. Don’t forget to bring your appetite!

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