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U.P. State Bank expands
to Gladstone
GLADSTONE — Upper Peninsula State Bank Board of Directors, officers, and staff gathered with development partners and city officials Wednesday to celebrate the ground breaking of Upper Peninsula State Bank’s newest office location in Gladstone, located at 1 Lowrie Avenue, on the corner of South Hill Road and Lake Shore Drive.
“We are so excited to be here. This is something we have looked forward to for a long time,” said Board Chairman Robert Bink. “Gladstone is a great community. Both customers and non-customers have suggested and asked us for a presence in this community, and so here we are. This office will become a show piece for this community. It will be a beautiful bank and will provide outstanding, modern banking service to the citi- zens of Gladstone.”
The new Gladstone office is designed to have the same welcoming feel and curb appeal that the Escanaba office has. This 5,000 square foot building will be a full service office, including a tower to showcase local businesses and a drive-thru ATM.
Construction has already begun and is expected to be completed by winter of this year.
The Upper Peninsula State Bank team is excited this new office will allow them to continue to provide the personalized service their customers have come to expect, bank officials stated in a press release.
“This is an exciting time for Upper Peninsula State Bank as we begin a new chapter in our bank history. This new location will provide greater con- venience and allow us to expand our brand of banking to the Gladstone and surrounding communities,” Upper Peninsula State Bank President
David Finley Honored By
The Engineering Society
of Detroit
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) has given its 2017 Outstanding Lead- ership Award to David Roland Finley for his work as dean of business and engineering at Lake Superior State University. The citation was presented by ESD president, Douglas Patton, during the Society's annual dinner on June 21 in Plymouth, Mich. Patton is executive vice president and chief tech- nology officer of the engineering divi- sion at Denso International America, Inc.
The annual award honors between one and six ESD members, based on career accomplishment, communica- tions, community relations, educa- tional and professional relations, flexi- bility and creativity, finances, forward planning, operating, organizing, par- ticipation, planning, and publications.
As an LSSU dean since 2012, Finley has worked to establish an ESD stu- dent chapter on campus that is affili- ated with the Engineering House liv- ing/learning community. He also oversees LSSU's unique Product Development Center and serves on the boards of both Sault Sainte Marie Advanced Resources and Technology, Inc. (SmartZone) and Operation Action U.P.
More recently, Finley has been LSSU's acting president since May 12. He has also been serving for the past year as LSSU's interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, on top of his responsibilities to the schools of engineering and business.
Lake State hired Finley in 2012 to take the helm of what was then the College of Business, Engineering, and Economic Development. Prior to that, he was vice president of academic affairs at Trine University in Angola, Ind.
He holds a bachelor's degree in atmospheric and oceanic science, and a master's degree in atmospheric sci- ence, both from University of Michi- gan, as well as a master's degree and doctoral degree in chemical engineer- ing, both from Wayne State Universi- ty.
Finley started his career in Ann Arbor as an environmental consultant but soon found his heart was in acade- mia. Shortly after earning his Ph.D., he took a position as chair of the McK- etta Dept. of Chemical Engineering at Trine University in Angola, Ind., and continued through the ranks there.
The Engineering Society of Detroit was founded in 1895 by a group of graduates from the University of Michigan. A list of members reads like a "Who's Who" of past and present industry and civic giants, with lumi- naries such as automakers Henry Ford, Chrysler's Lee Iacocca, and GM's G. Richard Wagoner, as well as industrial architect Albert Kahn and biochem- istry Nobel laureate Richard Kuhn. Today ESD reaches and represents more than 60,000 engineers and 3,000 companies.
Run a Web search on "LSSU engi- neering" and "ESD" to read more about both endeavors. Point your Web browser to "discover LSSU" to cus- tomize a university education at Lake State.
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