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2019-2020 Community Profile Brochure

MTBA Hosts Annual “Catch the Christmas Spirit” Tree Lighting Ceremony in Marquette Township

Marquette, MI  –  November 26, 2019  –  A piece of Christmas brought a whole lot of holiday cheer this evening as the community met in the Applebee’s parking lot for the annual “Catch the Christmas Spirit” Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Hosted by Marquette Township Business Association and Marquette Charter Township, this annual event brings hundreds of people to the Township each year to capture the Christmas Spirit. This evening we started things off with some holiday carols led by da Upper Yoopers’ Barbershop⁺ Chorus.

With the Marquette County Sheriff Deputies on standby after hearing reports that the Grinch might make an appearance, everyone felt a little safer knowing law enforcement was there to protect Christmas! As predicted, the Grinch crept in, sneaking his way through the crowd toward the power switch for the tree lights! Just in time, the Sheriff’s Department grabbed the green Christmas thief and spoiled his plan to steal Christmas! All of the kids cheered as the Grinch was hauled away and put in the back of a law enforcement vehicle, and just in time, too!

Wailing sirens started as the man of the hour made his grand entrance on the side of a township fire truck! Santa climbed out of the rig and slowly made his way through the crowd giving out hugs and high-fives to Marquette Township’s children along the way.

Once Santa got on stage, he helped us light up Christmas! The whole crowd counted down with us to zero and Santa powered up the tree. The lights flickered on and the flashing star at the top of the tree shown brightly in the night!

With the tree all lit up, it was time to head inside to warm up with snacks, hot cocoa, and pictures with Santa! Super One Foods brought cookies and juice, plus hot dogs and water. The township was there serving hot chocolate to warm everyone up and Honor Credit Union gave out tasty popcorn to munch on while waiting in line for Santa. With The Christmas Station 106.1 The Gift playing overhead, it was truly a wonderful way to welcome in the holiday season.

Special thanks to Applebee’sWestwood MallSuper One Foods, Honor Credit Unionthe Marquette Township Fire Department, Ojibwa Casino, Aspen Dental, the Marquette County Sheriff’s DepartmentCedar Motor InnMarquette Township Business Association106.1 The Gift, and Sunny 101.9!

Listen to the broadcasts that ran morning, afternoon, and evening just before the Christmas Tree Lighting:

See photos from Tonight’s Tree Lighting:

Marquette Township Hosts Annual “Catch the Christmas Spirit” Tree Lighting Ceremony Tuesday, November 26

Join us for the annual "Catch the Christmas Spirit" Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Join us for the annual “Catch the Christmas Spirit” Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Marquette, MI  –  11/13/2019  –  Come “Catch the Christmas Spirit” put on by the Marquette Township Business Association in Marquette Township on Tuesday, November 26th at 6pm! Join us in the Westwood Mall parking lot to see the tree lighting ceremony. Before the tree lighting, there will be carols sung by da Upper Yoopers’ Barbershop⁺ Chorus. Santa will be lighting the tree at 6:30pm, after arriving in a township fire truck! After the tree is lit, Santa will be sticking around until 8:30pm inside the Westwood Mall to take pictures with your kids.

SuperOne foods will be there providing FREE cookies, juice, hot dogs, brats, water, and hot cocoa. You will also be able to enjoy music from 106.1 The Gift inside the mall. Don’t be a Grinch, come celebrate the holidays with us on Tuesday, November 26th at 6pm in the Westwood Mall Parking lot!

Thank you to all the wonderful sponsors who are helping put this event on: Ojibwa Casinos, Westwood Mall, Applebee’s, SuperOne Foods, Marquette County’s Sunny 101.9, Marquette Township Business Association, 106.1 The Gift, Cedar Motor Inn, The Marquette Lions Club International, Honor Credit Union, and Marquette Township Fire Department.

Marquette Township Business Association Donates $500 to Township Events Committee

Frank Stabile handing a $500 check to Events Committee Chair Todd Noordyk.

Frank Stabile handing a $500 check to Events Committee Chair Todd Noordyk.

It was a special day for the township as everyone met for this donation.

It was a special day for the township as everyone met for this donation.

Marquette, MI  –  November 19, 2019   –  Twice a year the Marquette Township Business Association meets with the Township Board to discuss business issues in the township. During today’s special meeting, the MTBA donated $500 to the Township Events Committee!

The money will be used to help put on events in Marquette Township like the annual “Catch the Christmas Spirit” Tree Lighting Ceremony that is coming up next Tuesday. Other events the money may go toward could be things like the township’s annual Community Day, the “Catch the Vision” Car Show, or one of the winter hockey events done outside at Lion’s Field Ice Arena.

Pictured are board members and MTBA chairman Frank Stabile presenting the check to Events Committee Chair Todd Noordyk.

CALLING ALL MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP BUSINESSES!!

 

With 2020 quickly approaching it’s that time of year again to start our 2020 MTBA membership drive. By the end of the month each business located in Marquette township will receive in the mail a copy of the 2019/2020  Marquette Township Community Profile. Along will the the profile brochure each business will receive a membership application. You might be asking yourself “Why join the MTBA?”. There are many benefits being apart of the MTBA. The MTBA acts as a conduit to the local governing authority with feedback to our group. At our monthly meetings, the Township Planner and Treasurer report on the latest developments in the township. The MTBA also helps the township progress and ensures that the township continues to be an area that will attract new businesses. We also link your business on our website and post information pertinent to business in the township and your business will be listed and located on a map in our community profile. Be on the lookout for a packet from us. We look forward to hearing from you and hope you will consider joining!!

 

You can also access our membership application by clicking the link below

2020 Membership Appliction

 

Marquette Township Receives Over $1,000 Check from Money Raised During Community Day by Super One Foods

Super One Foods of Marquette raised $1,098.40 for Marquette Township during Community Day.

Super One Foods of Marquette raised $1,098.40 for Marquette Township during Community Day.

Marquette, MI  –  September 11, 2019  –  Almost a month later to the day Super One Foods hosted a ceremony at their Marquette location this morning to donate money raised during the 2019 Marquette Township Community Day.

During the annual event put on by the Marquette Township Business Association and Marquette Charter Township, Super One Foods served lunch,  collecting money to give back to the township. Today, Super One Foods and Marquette Township officials met at the Marquette location for the check presentation. Super One Foods Marquette Store Manager Mike Levine donated $1,098.40 to the township to be used for the maintenance and upkeep of Lions Field.

Staff from the Super One in Marquette gave their time to help support the township grilling hotdogs, brats, and hamburgers that were served to over 1,000 people during the event on August 3rd.

Marquette Township Manager Randy Girard, Township Supervisor Lyn Durant, and Marquette Township Business Association Co-Hair Todd Noordyk were there to receive the check.

TruNorth Federal Credit Union Opens New Location!

In 2008 TRUNORTH FEDERAL CREDIT UNION  opened a branch inside Walmart. The hours are Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 2:00pm. On July 16, 2019 the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Chamber of Commerce helped TruNorth celebrate the grand opening of its new Jubilee location. Their hours are 10:00am to 7:pm Monday thru Friday and 11:00am to 4:00pm Saturday. Main office hours are 7:00am to 7:00pm Monday thru Friday and 9:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday. From left to right are GINCC board member Crystal LaFreniere, TNFCU board member Lindsey Butorac, GNICC Executive Director Bob Hendrickson, TNFCU board members Steve Pierson, John Wallace,  board chair Tom Skrenes,  Jubilee owner Jay Blewett, TNFCU president George Isola, branch manager Krista Musselman, Jubilee store manager Dustin Gransinger, TNFCU VP consumer loans Lisa Cody, VP mortgage lending Kristin Thornton, member service reps Khora Swanson, Karlie Burke, VP branch sales Tina Henson, member service reps Breanna Misale, Anna Baldini, Lyndsey Dobson, GINCC president Tia Rhodda. TruNorth Federal Credit Union is cooperatively owned by over 16,000 local residents and was organized in 1949 to provide low cost financial services to all owner/members.  Credit union membership is open to anyone living, working, worshiping or attending school in Marquette, Alger, Baraga, Dickinson and Iron Counties.  To learn more about TruNorth, visit their website at trunorthcu.org.  Deposits are federally insured by the NCUA.

“Catch the Vision” Community Day Had Great Weather, Food, and Fun!

First Place winners of Community Day softball tournement

First Place winners of Community Day softball tournement

Marquette Township, MI –  08/4/2019  – Beautiful weather plus great music equals another successful Community Day for Marquette! The Marquette Charter Township put on another great event to give back to the community of Marquette. Yesterday morning at 10, the event was kicked off with Good Time Oldies in the Park, courtesy of Marquette’s GTO.fm 97.5. About an hour later was when SuperOne had their food set up, with everyone’s favorites including brats burgers and pop! Kids inflatables, courtesy of Double Trouble, were up and jumping! Our friends at the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department were out giving patrol vehicle tours and search and rescue demonstrations, along with a fire truck display!

The lawn chairs were set up around the stage to listen to the awesome live music. at 1, The Crunge got the live music kicked off with our favorite rock and country hits. After that, the Flat Broke Blues Band jumped in and played . Then the Ramblers took over for the rest of the night!

Community Day food was great!

Community Day food was great!

Another favorite of Community Day was the softball tournament going on all day. Team Sunny vs. Marquette Township started things off, followed by the teams Popp’s Builders, Glenn’s Smoke House, EZ Stop, and Park Chiropractic. Everyone on the field had a great time and the crowd loved watching and cheering on their friends and loved ones.

Community Day was fantastic and all ages had a blast!

Check Out More Pictures From This Years Community Day Event Below!

 

 

Welcome Bell Financial to Marquette Township!

 

 

On Friday, June 21st Bell Financial hosted their open house and ribbon cutting ceremony at their beautiful new location on Commerce Drive. Bell Financial made the big move from Ishpeming.

 

 

 

 

 

Along with the open house and ribbon cutting ceremony the Marquette Township Business Association presented Bell Financial with their first township dollar.

Bell Financial provides investment management and financial planning services. You can contact them at 906-485-1400 or you can visit their website : www.bellfs.com. Welcome to the neighborhood!!

 

 

Pictured from left to right:

Tina Henson (TruNorth Credit Union)

Jesse Bell (Bell Financial)

Scott Patrick (Carpet Specialists, Carpet One)

 

 

Marquette Township’s “Catch the Vision” Car Show and Cruise Returns for Another Year at the Westwood Mall

Look at all these awesome vintage cars

Look at all these awesome vintage cars

Marquette, MIJune 15, 2019 – The annual “Catch the Vision Car Show and Cruise” took place this afternoon, and once again, it was a huge hit.  People came out by the dozens with their classic cars, eager to show them off to the spectators who came to the Westwood Mall.  Major Discount has never been one to miss an event like this, so he took the short trip from the offices of Great Lakes Radio to the car show and went on-air talking about all the fun going on.

The Major was very impressed by all the vintage vehicles that were parked at the Westwood Mall, and even talked to a few of the owners.  He also described the raffles that were going on throughout the show, and told people about all the different aspects of the afternoon, from the “Rev It Up” contest to the Best in Show and People’s Choice awards.

Special thanks to all of our participating sponsors: Marquette Township Business Assocation, Smokehouse Glenn, New Attitudes Dance Studio, Willy Nilly’s Good and Chilly Frozen Treats, Mama Russo’s, Super One Foods, the Westwood Mall, TV6/FoxUP, and Great Lakes Radio.

Listen to audio from the broadcast below:

Major Discount says hello from the Catch the Vision car show

The Catch the Vision car show was a huge success

The Catch the Vision car show was a huge success

The Major talks with Randy about why the township puts the show on every year

Randy has a hard time deciding which Pontiac GTO he likes best

Major Discount and Pete LaRue talk about all the awesome cars

Joe Ellis, the manager of the Westwood Mall, joins the Major

Super One cooked hot dogs and brats for all the attendees

There was ice cream, brats, pop, and chips for everyone who came down

Major Discount signs off from the Westwood Mall