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 Leadership Changes at
ISHPEMING - Longtime TruNorth Federal Credit Union President and CEO George Isola recently announced his retirement, effective at the end of the year.
TruNorth s Board of Directors have selected Steve Smith as Isola s succes- sor. Smith has more than 30 years of financial institution experience and was recently CEO at Baraga County Federal Credit Union.
Isola has served as TruNorth’s chief executive for over 27 years, growing the institution from $29 million in assets to over $150 million today, a press release states.
“The highlight of my career will for- ever be our talented employees, sup- portive board of directors and our incredible members” Isola said in the release. “I will always remember the important part they have played throughout my years at the credit union.“
TruNorth Board of Directors Chairman Tom Skrenes said: “We are very excited to have Steve Smith with us. He has a wealth of experience and a proven record of success at two cred- it unions in the Upper Peninsula. He knows our field of membership and he is dedicated to service as a priority.“
Vast Hires 2 New Team
MARQUETTE — Vast in Marquette recently added two team members to its insurance agency.
Sadie Owen, a Marquette native, has joined the Commercial Insurance Team as an account manager. She received her bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University in marketing.
Jared Myers has joined the Benefits team as an account manager. He is from lower Michigan and a graduate of Northern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in political science/international studies.
Vast is currently a team of 52 dedi-
cated professionals in insurance and risk management. Vast provides Business and Group Insurance, focus- ing in manufacturing, construction/surety, transportation, health care, professional liability and senior living. Vast is also a leader in personal insurance including individ- ual medical and Medicare. For more information on Vast, visit its website at -----------------------
mBank Welcomes Decker
As New Branch Manager
ARQUETTE — mBank recently announced Kyle Decker as the new branch manager at its location along McClellan Avenue in Marquette.
Decker has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Northern Michigan University and has over five years of experience in the financial industry and in customer service. In his new position with mBank, Decker will be responsible for customer relations, managing a team of employees and sharing mBank’s vision and values with the community.
“I believe mBank is the right size and right fit bank to really take care of our customers and get things done,” Decker said in a press release. “I want to continue to help customers meet their financial goals while being an integral part of our community and I believe that will happen under the professionalism and leadership in this bank.”
In addition to his role with mBank, Decker says he is looking forward to the volunteer opportunities available to him and his team through working at a community-focused bank.
“Kyle’s expertise in the banking industry means that he can pro- vide helpful support for our cus- tomers and the many banking needs they
have,” said Tia Rodda, assistant vice president district manager for mBank. “His enthusiasm has already made a positive impact with employees and customers.”
Aspirus Expands To
Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital and Clinics are making appointments for sports-related injuries more flexible and convenient for patients. Effective Jan. 8, 2020, Aspirus Sports Medicine Physician Dr. Colleen Dupuis will begin seeing patients at the Aspirus Laurium Clinic in Laurium on Wednesdays.
“Our providers are really great about asking patients for feedback on their care,” said Aspirus Clinic Manager Bailey Patrick. “Bringing sports medi- cine to Laurium was something our patients expressed a need for, and we are really happy to accommodate that need.”
Dr. Dupuis, who joined Aspirus in May of 2019, and is based at the Aspirus Houghton Clinic, is focused on helping people of all ages and activity levels live their lives as healthy and injury-free as possible.
“We are excited to offer this service to our patients and the community in Laurium because we understand everyone is busy in their day-to-day activities,” said Dr. Dupuis. “Taking care of our health is a top priority and that’s why we’re here to provide this excellent care for our patients when they need it most.”
For more information about Dr. Dupuis, or to schedule an appoint- ment, call 906-337-6560.
Select Realty
Welcomes Saari
MARQUETTE — Cassandra Saari recently joined the Select Realty team. Native to Marquette, Saari is familiar with the area. She has owned several businesses, from a multi-location massage therapy business to vehicle sales and repair, residential rental units and even a hotel. She has over 22 years of customer service experi-
Saari is a member of the Michigan
Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors and Upper Peninsula Realtors.
She can be reached directly at 906- 236-2763, at Select Realty 906-228- 2772 or by email at
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