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     Financial Advisor Moves To New Office
ESCANABA — Jacquelyn Trask- Rahn of the financial services firm Edward Jones opened a new office at 1200 Ludington St. The new office opened for business on July 18. The phone number is 906-233-7578. “We’re thrilled about our new loca- tion, and we are eager to continue to partner with clients and their families in the new space and to help keep them on track toward their individual long-term goals,” said Trask-Rahn, who has been a financial advisor since 2018.
Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 compa- ny headquartered in St. Louis, pro- vides financial services in the U.S. and , through its affiliate, in Canada.
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Kathryn Lerche, DO
Kathryn Lerche, DO, Joins UPHS
MARQUETTE - UP Health System - Marquette is proud to announce the addition of Kathryn Lerche, DO, to its Family Medicine Staff.
Dr. Lerche earned her Bachelor of Science at Michigan Tech before com- pleting medical school at the Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine. She would go on and finish her residency with UPHS - Marquette Family Medicine. Dr. Lerche’s love for the UP and its citizens is why she wants to assist in the area’s health care needs.
“I fell in love with the UP during my time at Michigan Tech and always knew I would end up back here,” she said. “I love the small-town feel, the
natural beauty and the slower pace of life. My husband is also from the UP, so being close to family is also impor- tant to us.
“I enjoyed my time working for UPHS during my residency training. I think it is a unique area to work as it has a combination of a small-town, rural feel while also being a regional referral center for the UP.”
Dr. Lerche joins a Family Medicine staff that is dedicated to providing compassionate, quality healthcare for the UP’s family, friends and neigh- bors. UPHS - Marquette offers a full- spectrum of primary care services including annual physical exams, well- child exams, pediatrics, geriatrics, women’s health, minor outpatient surgery, allergy injections, diabetes education, nutrition counseling and more.
“As an osteopathic physician, I believe in treating the whole patient - not just the symptoms,” Dr. Lerche said. “This includes a strong provider-patient relationship in order to make a deci- sion together about treatments and testing. I feel this makes patients more invested in their care and also allows me to make better connections with my patients.”
Outside of medicine, Dr. Lerche enjoys painting, watching ships on the Great Lakes, learning to golf and boat- ing.
To learn more about UPHS - Marquette Family Medicine and schedule an appointment online, visit https://www.uphsprimarycare.com/, or call 906.449.1010.
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Embers Grows
Commercial Lending
Team
MARQUETTE, Mich. (July 31, 2019) - Embers Credit Union contin- ues to energize its growth in the region with the addition of highly respected commercial lending expert Matt Nord. Nord, a native of Iron Mountain, has spent the last decade in a variety of banking roles, most recently as Market President-Upper Peninsula for a community bank
headquartered in Northern Wisconsin. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University and Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance/Financial Institutions degree from Concordia University at Chicago.
“We are thrilled to bring Matt to the Embers team. His arrival expands our expertise in commercial lending and grows our overall connectivity to the U.P. business community” says Tom Blake, Chief Executive Officer/President of Embers. “Matt is well-known in the area and a great fit to our growing Embers organization”, Blake adds.
With a passion for educating and inspiring entrepreneurs, Matt worked as an adjunct instructor for Fox Valley Technical College’s Business Venture Center and has been a speaker and resource team member for Accelerate UP and Innovate Marquette. Residing in Negaunee, Michigan with his wife and three boys, he remains active in his community, volunteering and coaching youth sports.
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UPHS Welcomes
Michael Kates, DO
MARQUETTE - UPHS - Marquette is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Kates, DO, to its Family Medicine Team.
Dr. Kates joins a Family Medicine Team that is dedicated to providing compassionate, quality healthcare for the UP’s family, friends and neigh- bors. UPHS - Marquette offers a full- spectrum of primary care services including annual physical exams, well- child exams, pediatrics, geriatrics, women’s health, minor outpatient surgery, diabetes education, nutrition counseling and more.
“I believe that health does not hap- pen all at once, and it is a longterm process that isn’t the same for every- one,” Dr. Kates said. “I enjoy helping people find the process for themselves and navigate the sometimes confusing world of healthcare. Some people want to make big changes, other peo- ple can just make small changes, and others just need help maintaining the health they have.”
Outside of medicine, Dr. Kates enjoys mountain biking, fishing, hunting, art and music.
Dr. Kates is now accepting patients. To learn more about UPHS - Marquette Family Medicine, visit http://www.mgh.org/FamilyMedicine or to make an appointment, call 906.449.1010.
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