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Judy Granger Named To Coldwell Banker® International President’s Elite
(Escanaba, MI – February 26, 2018 Judy Granger of Gladstone, Associate Broker/Sales Agent with Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors, has been named to the company’s 2017 International President’s Elite. Only the top two percent of all sales associ- ates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system qualified for this dis-
tinguished group.
Granger has been a multi-million-
dollar top producer for Coldwell Banker during her 31 years with Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors of Escanaba, averaging 12 million in gross sales per year. She attributes her success to education, years of experi- ence and working many hours to make sure her clients and customers receive the best service possible. She knows it is important to know the market conditions at all times in order to fully be able to service sellers and buyers. The satisfaction of her clients is her most important goal and a tes- tament to a job well done.
Granger, an Associate Broker, has received designations of CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), GRI (Graduate of Real Estate Institute) and ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative). She was awarded the Daily Press Readers’ Choice “Best of the Best” Award for 2013 and again for 2016 and 2017. Granger was Upper Peninsula’s Association of Realtors’ #1 agent for 2011 and Delta County’s #1 for many recent years. She has been a member of the Coldwell Banker International President’s Premier and Elite groups for many years. She can be reached at 906-786-5972 or cell 399-JUDY (5839), jgranger@up.net
Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors, located at 110 North 13th Street, Escanaba, can be reached at 906-786- 5972. View their websites at www.realestateescanaba.com and www.CBGreatLakes.com and cold- wellbanker.com. ----------------------------
Dickinson County Healthcare System and Bellin Health Negotiations
The Dickinson County Healthcare System Board took another step for- ward in its ongoing negotiations with Bellin Health related to Bellin’s acqui- sition of DCHS, by approving an asset purchase agreement. This is one more step in a complex process that is underway; a process that is necessary for a closing statement that will need to be signed by both health systems.
“We are happy to have reached this stage in the process with Bellin, and we look forward to continuing to work together on details and areas that must be covered in order to com- plete the closing,” explained John Schon, Administrator and CEO of DCHS. “While both systems will benefit from the integration, the greatest beneficiaries will be our com- munity.”
Bellin Health President and CEO, George Kerwin, said, “While a sub- stantial amount of work remains to be completed before the deal is closed, we are hopeful that the effort will move forward. Both of our organiza- tions have a commitment to provid- ing the best healthcare we can for our community.”
Among the remaining significant milestones that need to be accom- plished are a public hearing and coun- ty board approval of the asset pur- chase agreement; both of which are expected to occur later this month. It’s anticipated that a closing date for the acquisition will be in late June or early July.
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Upper Peninsula Supply
Co. Celebrates 10 Years
& New Storefront
MARQUETTE - The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently teamed up with Upper Peninsula Supply Co. to celebrate its 10-year anniversary as well as the grand opening of its new brick-and- mortar location in downtown Marquette. Attendees had the oppor- tunity to meet U.P. Supply Co.'s own- ers and enjoy refreshments, giveaways, and networking with fellow "Yoopers."
Upper Peninsula Supply Co. (for- merly Yooper Steez) was founded in 2008 by Upper Peninsula ambassador, Bugsy Sailor. The brand is credited with the launch of products such as the original U.P. silhouette tee, cam- paigns like Plaidurday and 906 Day, and Yooper Singles, a conceptual dat-
ing site launched on April Fools Day. Sailor partnered with Paul Hess in 2017, and the duo now works togeth- er to "foster community by creating unique goods and campaigns that cel- ebrate the Upper Peninsula of Michigan."
Located on 221 West Washington St. in downtown Marquette, U.P. Supply Co. offers a variety of local retail prod- ucts and an environment for creatives to aid in the advocacy of the Upper Peninsula. The store is open from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and can be reached at (906) 273-2848 or www.upsupply.co.
For more information, contact the Lake Superior Community Partnership at (906) 226-6591. Prepared by Ashley Szczepanski.
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Sullivan Tapped As New VP At Great North Bank
APPLETON/FLORENCE, Wis. — Michael Sullivan has joined Great North Bank as vice president-loan operations manager, Great North Bank president and CEO Thomas Wittkopf announced.
Sullivan brings more than 30 years of experience. He has been on senior management teams and handled all areas of banking, including business and mortgage lending, loan and deposit operations, compliance, mar- keting, human resources, and infor- mation technology.
Past leadership positions include sen- ior vice president-operations at First National Bank-Fox Valley in Neenah, Wis., and assistant vice president/branch manager for Huntington National Bank in Winneconne, Wis.
“I enjoy coaching and interacting with others to help them learn and grow in their roles,” Sullivan said.
Great North Bank has been in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan for more than 125 years. It is a family- owned, independent community bank that works with a variety of busi- nesses, including timber, wood prod- ucts, forestry, manufacturing, trans- portation and more.
In this region, Great North Bank has locations in Aurora, Florence and Wausaukee, Wis.
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