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Bell Financial Opens
Marquette Office
MARQUETTE- Bell Financial, and it’s team of five employees, has moved to a new location. The brand new office is located at 1070 Commerce Drive in Marquette Township and opened in May.
“At Bell Financial, we’re committed to improving the lives of our clients through financial advice,” said Jesse Bell, Bell Financial President. “The new location positions us more central to our client base, which extends across the Upper Peninsula and beyond. Importantly, it also provides barrier-free accessibility which helps us deliver a better experience for clients with mobility challenges.”
An Ishpeming native and graduate of Northern Michigan University, Jesse Bell has been working with individual and corporate planning clients around the globe for 23 years. He lives in Marquette with his wife, Christina, and four children.
Packerland Broadband,
Lighthouse.Net Win Five
Awards From
IRON MOUNTAIN — Packerland Broadband and Lighthouse.Net recently were recognized by BroadbandNow with five different Internet Service Provider Awards for 2019.
BroadbandNow is an independent organization that gathers information on internet service providers to assist the consumer with finding the best broadband possible in their communi- ty.
The awards recognized national, regional and local internet service providers in the core categories of fastest average speed, customer approval and affordable plans. Packerland Broadband won awards in the small provider category for:
— Top 10 Customer-Rated Cable Service Nationwide;
— Top 10 Customer-Rated Business Cable Service Nationwide;
— No. 1 Fastest Cable Provider in Michigan and Wisconsin.
Lighthouse.Net received awards in the small provider category for:
— No. 1 Fastest Fixed Wireless Provider in Michigan;
— Top 10 Fastest Cable Providers in Michigan.
“This recognition is a direct reflec- tion on the employees of Packerland Broadband and Lighthouse.Net who each day are committed to providing fast, reliable and affordable internet to rural Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula communities” said Cory Heigl, VP/general manager of Packerland Broadband and Lighthouse.Net.
Aspirus Names Harff Regional President
Christine Harff
MARQUETTE — Aspirus has hired Christine Harff regional presidentrff, JD, MBA, BSN, as the Aspirus Upper Peninsula regional president, effective June 24. In this role, Harff will be responsible for leading strategic direc- tion and growth, aligning Aspirus’ regional hospitals and clinics, and overseeing operations throughout the Upper Peninsula.
Harff brings 25 years of progressive health care leadership experience in hospital operations, project manage- ment, and business development across small facilities as well as large, complex hospitals systems. She is cur- rently serving as Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care for Tri County Health Care in Wadena, Minn.
“I believe Christine will provide tremendous leadership and vision as Aspirus continues to grow and improve to provide the best care to the
communities we serve,” said Matt Heywood, Aspirus president and CEO. “I’m excited she has chosen to join our team.”
Among her career accomplishments, Harff spent more than four years with Mercy Medical Center North Iowa, part of the larger Trinity Health System based in Michigan. She was Vice President of Network Development/Orthopedic Service Line for Mercy, a $400 million system with eight critical access hospitals.
“It is so important to have a visible leader to build culture and synergy across multiple hospitals,” Harff said. “It takes a solid understanding and demonstrated skills to guide the finan- cial pieces of running a healthcare operation.”
Harff looks forward to assuming her new role with Aspirus, to continue to provide the best value to those who choose us. She said she and her hus- band, Rick, are thrilled to relocate to the U.P. where the “geography is easy to embrace.”
Four Seasons Island
Resort Reopens
PEMBINE, Wis. — After being closed for several years, the Four Seasons Island Resort had its official grand reopening June 8 under new ownership.
The resort on Miscauno Island now is owned by a group with extensive experience in the Midwest reposition- ing real estate assets.
It has undergone some immediate repairs and renovations, inside and out. In addition, the resort has new menus and three restaurant options — fine dining in the Diamond Room, casual dining in the Plaza Room and Boundary Waters Sports Bar & Grill.
Boundary Waters Sports Bar & Grill also features Boundary Waters Party Deck with live music.
The resort offers meeting and wed- ding facilities. Sample hors d’eurves will be available during tours of the Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter banquet rooms.
The nine-hole golf course also will be open and the resort will offer free pon- toon rides.
The resort is at N. 16800 Shoreline Drive in Pembine, about 30 minutes from Iron Mountain.
Four Seasons Island Resort offers all- suite lodging, dining, spa, banquet/weddings and conference space, golf and other recreational opportunities. The resort is surround- ed by the Menominee River and has access to area snowmobile and ATV trails.
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