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Marquette MI 49855
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US Hwy 41/M-28 Corridor Climate and Health Adaptation Visioning Workshop

The US Hwy 41/M-28 Corridor Climate and Health Adaptation Visioning Workshop was held virtually on May 7th. Below are the presentation and survey links. Any and all feedback on the renderings and MSU’s ideas are greatly appreciated, especially from the members of the MTBA and other Township business. If you have a chance, please take the time to watch the presentation and share your feedback. They’re hoping to collect responses by May 29th.

May 7th, 2020 Workshop Recording (Recording has some delays due to slower internet connections. Thanks for your patience!)

PDF of the Presentation from 5.7.2020

Google Slides Presentation (for commenting directly on specific designs; Google account not necessary)

General Feedback Survey

Please use these digital resources yourself and share them with those you know to expand the reach for feedback on the draft conceptual designs. Please submit feedback by May 29.

Thank you for your participation and help with community engagement!

First National Bank & Trust Helping Community Businesses with CARES Act Assistance

With the recently passed additional funding for the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, First National Bank & Trust is available to help area businesses get assistance and relief from this economic stimulus package.

An additional $310 billion dollars was allocated to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on April 24, and processing began this week. Community banks were specifically allocated $60 billion to assist with their PPP efforts. Including this second round of funding, the program will have provided nearly $659 Billion worth of US payroll. The PPP loan program is available for eligible small businesses, including sole proprietors, and non-profits, veterans organizations and tribal business concerns, to provide a forgivable loan to cover payroll and other costs.

“As we continue to support our local economies and their financial needs at First National Bank & Trust, it’s apparent how vital partnerships and long lasting relationships continue to bring out the best in all of us, especially in uncertain times,” said Dale Cook, Business Banker, First National Bank & Trust. “We appreciate the opportunity to service the needs of our communities and believe everyone’s resilience will be the key to building a stronger community.”

First National Bank & Trust has assisted hundreds of businesses with the Paycheck Protection Program during this time, which has helped over 4,500 employees to date.

“We take pride in knowing how those numbers financially benefit local family households and how it exponentially impacts the communities we serve,” Cook said. “We are here to work with you in the hard times when it matters most. Whether you’re a current customer or not, let us be a resource for you and your business. As one community we’ll get through this together¬- contact us today and we can help you navigate the process.”

To make an appointment with First National Bank & Trust’s Business Banking team, call 906-774-2200. For more information, as well as online contact information, visit

Purchase Gifts and Enjoy Music in the Mall

Marquette, MI  –  March 11, 2020 –  Join us next week at the Westwood Mall for another Farm Market & Gifts and Music in the Mall. There will be local vendors selling handcrafted items and locally sourced foods. Vendors will included Seeds and Spores, Huron Moutain Lapidary and Davin’s Chocolates. The live music will run 5-7pm with The Reveal at The STAGE, John Kibit playing piano by AAA and Marlee Matthews singing near Bath & Body Works. New Attitudes Dance Studio will be preforming at 5:30 & 6:30pm near Trade Home Shoes.

See the flyer for more details:

Marquette Township Business Association Annual Event Dates Announced

Plenty of kids events happening within Community Day

Plenty of kids events happening within Community Day

Marquette, MI  –  February 13, 2020  –  The Marquette Township Business Association Community Events Committee recently met to discuss dates for annual events hosted by the MTBA.

This year the organization will bring back at least three of their annual events. The expected dates are as follows.

Tentative Dates:

  • “Catch the Vision” Car Show & Cruise – Saturday, June 20, 2020
  • “Catch the Vision” Community Day – Saturday, August 1, 2020
  • “Catch the Christmas Spirit” Tree Lighting Ceremony – Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Have questions? Send us a message!

Stop by and Check out Music in the Mall!

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.



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


2019-2020 Community Profile Brochure