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MARQUETTE — What a year it’s been for Yooper Shirts. They opened a new retail shop in Downtown Marquette — located at 503 N. Third St. — on May 26, 2017. The production continues in the Gossard Building location in Ishpeming.
The warm welcoming they have received from their new neighbors on the Third Street has been tremendous. Yooper Shirts expanded their crew in both Marquette and Ishpeming this year with new retail and production employees and a graphic designer. They contin- ue to be passionate about creating modern designs inspired by the Upper Peninsula while capturing the essence of a Michiganders
In its continued success, Yooper Shirts was
awarded the Michigan Department of Natural Resources State Park Merchandise Program contract for locations in the U.P. The contract is a five-year deal with a great opportunity to grow the Yooper Shirts and DNR brands. They are committed to raising funds for the DNR, and the proceeds will go towards: maintaining cur- rent parks, tree-planting efforts, signage, play- ground/overall park improvements, and adver- tising/promotion of the parks.
Their first project was to create unique designs for the beloved Tahquamenon Falls State Park located in Paradise, Michigan. This
winter they released designs and apparel, for Blueberry Ridge. This spring, they will be focus- ing on Van Riper, Fayette, Fort Wilkins and Copper Harbor.
It’s a great opportunity for fans and visitors to show their love for these recreation destina- tions, while generating revenue for improve- ments and maintenance projects.
Aside from producing popular clothing, screen-printing and embroidery, Yooper Shirts also operates as a full-service graphic design company.
Yooper Shirts thrives off the idea of creating modern design solutions to give their clients a unique edge against the competition. Whether
designing for a corporate marketing campaign, branding, wedding invitations or even a band poster, they work with each and every client, so that they achieve quality designs at an affordable price.
Be the first to see Yooper Shirts latest releases, news, events and special offers check out their website at or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
For more information on Yooper Shirts, con- tact them by email or phone 906-204-2255. The business along Third Street in Marquette is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Yooper Shirts Continue To Grow
City of Gladstone Selects Place & Main Advisors
To Assist With Real Development Services
Cambensy Cleveland-Cliffs Resolution Wins
Committee, House Approval
Resolution supports company as it considers plans for their Empire Mine
GLADSTONE, MI (April 25, 2018) – Fol- lowing a joint meeting between the Gladstone Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and the Gladstone City Commission, held on April 23, it was unanimously agreed upon to move forward with real estate redevelopment services provided by Place & Main Advisors, LLC. The proposed services are in follow up to the work done with the city and Michigan State University’s Sustainable Built Environment Initiative (SBEI) which took place in 2017.
“This is the next step to take the input we received from residents, community stakehold- ers, and city staff, and the work done through the SBEI to move forward in redeveloping the North Shore,” stated Darcy Long, Gladstone City Manager. “We feel the team from Place & Main Advisors can help us to prepare, package, and present the area to potential developers.”
The scope of work provided by Place & Main will include a market analysis, development of
base marketing materials, public relations and communications support, and creation of request for qualifications (RFQ) as well as dis- tribution of RFQ.
The project will be spearheaded by Joe Borgstrom, principal, who brings more than 20 years of experience in community and econom- ic development. Prior to forming Place & Main Advisors, Borgstrom was the Director of Downtown & Community Services at the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA). Assisting Borgstrom with marketing materials and communication support is Gladstone resident, Joanna Wilbee- Amis.
“We look forward to assisting the City of Gladstone in moving the North Shore project forward, studying the market potential and assisting in marketing the parcel to the appro- priate potential developers to see the project flourish,” commented Borgstrom.
LANSING - State Rep. Sara Cambensy (D- Marquette) and state Rep, Scott Dianda (D- Calumet) testified in support of Cambensy’s House Resolution today, urging the state to show support for Cleveland-Cliffs Mining Company as they consider either reinvesting in their Empire Mine in Michigan, or transferring investment to Minnesota. The legislators then joined their House colleagues in voting in sup- port of the resolution during House session.
“I was pleased to stand with my fellow U.P. representatives today to pass House Resolution 303. Having my colleagues recognize the signif- icance of Cleveland Cliffs’ investment in our state is greatly appreciated,” said Cambensy. “I look forward to presenting both the House and Senate resolutions of support to Cliffs CEO Lourenco Goncalves on Thursday.”
Cleveland Cliffs has been part of the regional U.P. economy for more than 170 years, and they still supply iron ore to the steel mills that support
Michigan’s auto and manufacturing industries. The Empire Mine was idled in 2016, resulting in the loss of 300 jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity. Cambensy’s res- olution encourages Cleveland-Cliffs to choose to reinvest in the Empire Mine, and argues that the state’s strict environmental standards will ensure responsible stewardship of the area’s nat- ural resources as ore and other minerals are extracted.
“With this resolution, we are saying that the U.P. is open for business, and we welcome the investment that we hope Cleveland-Cliffs makes in the Empire Mine,” said Dianda. “I was pleased to support Rep. Cambensy’s resolution, and I hope this will help bring good jobs and bet- ter opportunities to U.P. families.”
House Resolution had bipartisan support with 38 co-sponsors including all U.P. legisla- tors.
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