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Great Lakes Sports Medicine and Life Performance Institute
A partnership of several local businesses along with Northern Michigan University have announced what will be a large new sports med- icine building in Marquette.
The Great Lakes Sports Medicine and Life Performance Institute is being built at 841 West Washington Street in Marquette and will, when completed, be a 25,000-square-foot, $3.6 mil- lion facility. It’s a combined effort from UP Health System Rehab Services, NMU, Advanced Center for Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery, UP Rehab Services, and Perform4Life Medical Fitness and Wellness Center.
“Our goal for this facility is to be a regional destination center for active people seeking innovative and inclusive sports medicine servic- es. The Sports Medicine and Life Performance Institute brings resources and expertise — aca- demic, clinical and material — all together in an exceptional facility. This pioneering approach and our profound commitment to patients will create value that attracts people from all over the Midwest,” is how Dr. J. Bryan Dixon from UPHS’s Advanced Center for Orthopedics describes the new facility.
It will provide regional orthopedic and sports medicine services, with a 24-hour gym offering medical fitness and wellness services to fit any- one’s schedule. Other specialties include physi- cal therapy, spine and orthopedic rehab services, aquatic therapy, hand therapy, athletic training services, and a division of sports science research focusing on non-traditional treatments for can- cer survivors, such as exercise programs.
The research part is where NMU comes in; Elizabeth Wuorinen, Associate Dean for North- ern Michigan University, says, “We are looking forward to the potential collaborations with all those involved as there are many ways that we can all work together. The Health and Human Performance Research Center is excited to start working on our exercise oncology research inves- tigating how exercise can be beneficial to cancer survivors, from the time of diagnosis, through treatment, and post-treatment. Exercise, specif- ically non-traditional and in the outdoors, can be extremely beneficial to survivors not only physically, but mentally, emotionally, and impact one’s overall well-being.”
Cleary’s Phil Pasanen (right) is presented with the award by Cleary’s Region Manager Scott Goodell.
Local Cleary Building Corp. Sales Specialist Recognized For Outstanding Performance
Cleary Building Corp. Building Sales Specialist Phil Pasanen was recently recognized for out- standing sales performance in 2017. He works out of the company’s Escanaba, MI branch office. He won Cleary’s Excellence in Sales Award.
The award is given to top Cleary sales performers for exhibiting a highly professional sales personality, energy, drive and motivation leading to dedication, leadership and excellence in all aspects of sales.
Cleary Building Corp. is a family-owned company, in business since 1978! Cleary’s World Headquarters and main manufacturing facility is located in Verona, WI. Additional manufac- turing facilities are located in Grand Island, NE and Hazelton, ID. Cleary Building Corp. employs over 800 full-time employees throughout the United States at its 82 offices.
The Firm of Makela, Toutant,
Hill, Nardi & Katona, P.C.
Kara A. Katona, CPA, has been promoted to partner, effective January1,2018. Karajoinedthefirm’staxdepartment13years ago and works with individual and business clients, specializing in taxation and planning for individuals, trusts, and estates. She graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting/computer information systems, receiving the highest honor of summa cum laude. Kara is cur- rently serving on the Board of Directors of the United Way of
Marquette County and is a member of the Marquette Noon Kiwanis, the Economic Club of Mar- quette County, 40 Below Marquette County Young Professionals, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. She is a 2013 graduate of the Lake Superior Leadership Academy. Kara resides in Negaunee Township with her husband, Chris.
10 Years In Business
Mande Insurance & Investment Solutions celebrated 10 years in business with a cookout this past fall at their office on the corner of H Street and River Avenue in Iron Mountain. From left are Kathy Boyle, Sasha Dennocenzo, John Mande, Staci Mande and Natalie Bellmore. The busi- ness is an independent agency offering personal and commercial insurance products and invest- ment services.
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