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Solberg’s Longtime
Landmark Has New
FELCH TOWNSHIP — Ownership might have changed, but the name and menu will remain the same at Solberg’s Bar and Grill in Felch.
Robert Smith, who grew up on Felch Mountain, officially took title of the popular supper club in northern Dickinson County about two weeks ago, after finally securing a liquor license.
But he’s been overseeing the business for months, learning how to run a restaurant after having no past experi- ence with the food service.
“I kind of had to jump in head-first,” Smith said.
It marks the first time in the busi- ness’s 114-year history that a Solberg is not involved in Solberg’s. Former owner Dewey Solberg said his grand- father opened the bar in 1905 and kept it going as a pool hall through Prohibition, eventually seeing it be passed along to his son.
Over the decades, Solberg’s became known for its specials — wings night on Mondays, ribeye Wednesdays and, its busiest night, the Friday fish fry. It also was just close enough to neigh- boring communities to be reachable but far enough away to make for a pleasant evening drive for dinner, Solberg said.
When he heard Solberg was looking to sell the business, Smith saw it as an
opportunity to step away from log- ging, especially after injuring his shoulder last spring.
They have 17 employees — bar- tenders, cooks, waitresses and dish- washers. One has been there, waiting tables, for 40 years, another for 30 years.
Jenine Maloney
Maloney Promoted To Trust Officer
ESCANABA – Todd Maki, presi- dent and CEO of First Bank, Upper Michigan, announces the promotion of Jenine Maloney to trust officer in its Investment Management Group. Maloney has been with the First Bank since 2013 and is responsible for investment management as well as trust and estate administration. “Jenine’s expertise and focus on cus- tomer service makes her a valuable addition to our leadership team,” Maki said.
A graduate of Central Michigan University, Maloney has a bachelor of science degree in business administra- tion. She recently graduated from Cannon Financial Institute Trust School after a three-year program of study.
She was also awarded the Certified
professional certification from the American Bankers Association after successfully passing an exam covering fiduciary and trust activities, financial planning, tax law, investment man- agement and ethics.
Maloney is the incoming president for the Rotary Club of Escanaba and also serves as a trustee of the Edward Sackerson Foundation. Maloney and her husband, Mark, reside in Gladstone with their daughter, Lindsay.
Benetti, Sauve Create Investment Firm
ESCANABA — Christopher Sauve and Dominic Benetti announce the creation of Great Lakes Wealth Advisors, a new investment advisory firm in Escanaba.
Sauve has over 13 years of experience and is coming over from Tackman Capital Management.
Benetti is coming over from Raymond James and has over eight years of expe- rience. Their new broker/dealer and Registered Investment
Advisor will be run through Commonwealth Financial Network. They are located at at 812 Ludington St., Escanaba.
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