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Stan Kaczmarek
Gundlach Champion
Appoints Veteran,
Michigander, To
IRON MOUNTAIN – Stanley (Stan) C. Kaczmarek has been pro- moted to President of Gundlach Champion, Inc. (GCI). He began his career at GCI 22 years ago as an esti- mator. Stan was promoted to chief estimator and was responsible for all pre-construction services. In 2019, he was promoted to Senior Vice President. During his more than two decades with GCI, Stan has worked on a variety of projects, including many of the company’s largest, such as the City of Marquette Municipal Service Center, Eagle Mine Humboldt Mill, as well as the Ojibwa Casinos in Marquette and Baraga. As President, his responsibilities include complete oversight and management of the Gundlach Champion business unit under the Champion, Inc. Family of Companies.
Stan is a graduate of Bessemer High School in Bessemer, Michigan. He earned a degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University. A veteran of US Army, Stan has been married for 25 years to his wife Kelly Kaczmarek.
Gundlach Champion, Inc. is the marriage of two of the nation’s most storied and inventive firms: Herman Gundlach, Inc. founded in 1898, and Champion, Inc. founded in 1921. For over a century, GCI has been pro- viding pre-construction and project delivery systems to the commercial, educational, healthcare, industrial, and public facilities markets through- out the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the Midwest.
Caruso Joins Sales Team At Stephens Real Estate in
Iron Mountain
IRON MOUNTAIN — Stephens Real Estate has added Dawn Caruso to its sales team.
A lifelong area resident, Caruso earned a degree in art and design from Northern Michigan University and has worked at Erickson Jewelers, where she is sales manager, for more than eight years.
Ryan Gordon, broker/owner of Stephens, said real estate is a natural fit for Caruso. “Dawn is adept at lis- tening to people’s wishes and provid- ing creative solutions to make their dream come true. She is excited to apply this skill to her real estate clients.”
Caruso says she fell in love with real estate while searching for her own homes in the area, learning much in the process of renovating two older homes in the past decade. She lives in Breitung Township with her husband, Jeremy, and their sons, Levi, Jonah and Sammy.
Caruso can be reached at 906-396- 2965 or by stopping at 1320 Carpenter Ave. in Iron Mountain.
Aspirus Welcomes
Dr. Divis Khaira
LAURIUM – Aspirus proudly wel- comes board certified oncologist Divis Khaira, MD to its cancer care team. Dr. Khaira specializes in oncol- ogy and hematology and brings extensive experience to patients of all ages at Aspirus. She joins Audrea Williams, PA-C; Michelle Morel, PA- C; Gustavo Morel, MD; and Heather Nyman, MSN, APRN, FNP-C; in providing the highest levels of care for patients in the Upper Peninsula. She is now seeing patients at Aspirus Keweenaw, Aspirus Ironwood, and Aspirus Ontonagon.
Dr. Khaira has board certifications in medical oncology, hematology, and internal medicine. She comes to Aspirus from Guam, where she worked as a hospitalist and oncolo- gist. She practiced collaboratively with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of oncology and hematology patients.
Dr. Khaira completed her oncology fellowship at Harbor UCLA and her Hematology and Bone marrow trans- plant fellowship at City of Hope Medical Center in California. Dr. Khaira earned her medical degree from Christian Medical College,
Punjab University from Ludhiana, Punjab, India. She was in private practice for 22 years in Rancho Mirage, California and Sun City, Arizona. Dr. Khaira also was an Assistant Professor and Bone Marrow Transplant hospitalist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, and University of Washington in Seattle.
Dr. Khaira cares for patients like they are family and looks forward to being active in the community. She enjoys being hands-on and encour- ages patients to take an active role in their care to ensure the best possible experiences and outcomes.
Dr. Khaira resides in Calumet. Her interests include hiking, golf, and kayaking.
For more information, or to sched- ule an appointment with Dr. Khaira, please call 337.6560.
41 Lumber To Open Iron
Mountain Showroom
IRON MOUNTAIN — The Upper Peninsula company 41 Lumber is adding a showroom in downtown Iron Mountain that will provide guidance on renovating kitchens, bathrooms and other interi- or spaces.
“We are really excited to branch out and expand. It’s going to be an exten- sion of our showroom and going to offer more products. This is going to be one-of-a-kind in Iron Mountain and we are really excited about what we are going to offer,” said Carol Quandt, chief operations officer for 41 Lumber.
Stephanie Sotka will work as kitchen designer at 321 S. Stephenson Ave., along with two other residential designers.
While 41 Lumber has a location in Quinnesec, it wasn’t enough to show- case what the company can provide to homeowners.
They are the primary U.P. dealer for products such as Taylor Entry Doors, Kemper Echo, Kemper and Decora Cabinets, Windows by Unlimited Vinyl Windows and Amvic Insulated Concrete Forms.
Stu Stuart Becomes An Honorary Knight In Belgium
Stu Stuart of Grand Marais has become an Honorary Knight of the Brewers Mash Staff by the Belgian Brewers Federation, one of the oldest professional associations in the world, estab- lished in the 14th century. Each year, the Federation recognizes a select few individuals, who have made an exceptional contri- bution to the promotion of Belgian beer.
"I'm very proud and grateful to receive this honor, and to be part of this long tradition of knights. It's a defining moment for me and I couldn't be happier about it," said Stu.
Stu is the founder and quartermaster of Belgian Beer Me! Beer Tours of Belgium (BBM!) based in Grand Marais, which annu- ally offers more than 15 beer tours, showcasing these heritage breweries. His passion, enthusiasm and penchant for travel led him to establish BBM! in 2008 and since then has introduced thousands of travelers from around the globe to the proud beer culture of Belgium. In September, 2018, in a ceremony in Brussels, he was enthroned (knighted) as an Honorary Knight of the Brewers Mash Staff. Through personal friendships, a true love of Belgian beer and many years of exploring Belgium, Stu is an ambassador of Belgian beer with the world.
He divides his time between Grand Marais, Michigan, and Cave Creek, Arizona.
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