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UP General Contracting
Celebrates Grand
MARQUETTE - UP General Contracting (UPGC) recently teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership to celebrate their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The grand open- ing was an opportunity for the public to meet the UPGC team and view its newly remodeled office in downtown Marquette.
UPGC, founded in 2016, by CEO Klint Miller gives customers a new type of building experience, where quality and customer satisfaction is number one. UPGC specializes in custom high-end homes and trans- forming existing houses into new modern spaces. Clients are able to monitor their build remotely, 24/7, giving clients peace of mind, with the luxury of building their dreams together.
UP General Contracting is located at 329 W. Washington St in Marquette. You can contact them at 906.748.0778 or office@upgeneral- for information regarding their services.
Jones branch. From left, Escanaba Mayor Marc Tall, Sheila Krueger and Mollie Larsen of the Delta County Chamber of Commerce, Financial Advisor for the Edward Jones branch across from the U.P. State Fairgrounds Tony Perry, Tony’s wife Brooke Perry, Tony and Brooke’s daughter Elodie Perry, Kathy Dollhopf of the Ambassadors of Delta County, Tricia Cass of Edward Jones, Linda Peters and Vickie Micheau of the Delta County Chamber of Commerce, and Luke Hejmej and Dennis LaMarch of the Ambassadors of Delta County cele- brate Perry’s takeover of the branch after the retirement of former Financial Advisor Gary Rogers with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday. Business News
Peippo Attends
ConnectED Conference
ESCANABA - Erkki M. Peippo a local financial advisor affiliated with SagePoint Financial, recently attend- ed Advisor Group‚ ConnectED Conference, hosted Oct. 19 to 22 in Orlando, Fla. Each year, ConnectED brings together industry thought leaders, and thousands of financial advisors, to promote education and innovation in the wealth manage- ment sector.
ConnectED convened over 2,500 attendees to participate in sessions on timely industry topics.
Keynote speakers included Alan Mulally, the transformational former President of Ford Motor Company; additionally, prominent business journalist and anchor Neil Cavuto of Fox News and Fox Business Network moderated an economic review panel discussion. Breakout sessions focused on industry topics, policymaking, and business strategies, titles of which included: Financial Planning and Best Interest, Inside Social Security‚ Best Kept Secrets, and 2017 Investment Themes.
“Our industry is rapidly evolving, and the need for continued profes- sional education has become more pronounced than ever,‚” said Erkki Peippo. ConnectED represents a
meaningful learning opportunity that educates our advisor community on pressing industry issues, ensuring we are equipped with the best tools to continue servicing their clients with care and diligence during this period of fluctuation. I returned from the event feeling inspired and enthusiastic about the various ways in which we as individuals and as an industry can utilize these fresh insights to continue to provide extraordinary value to our clients.”
Bennett Media Group
Hires Creative Director
MARQUETTE - Bennett Media Group (BMG) is excited to announce the recent hiring of David J. Ruck, MFA as Creative Director. He will be responsible for all filming, photography and editing for BMG clients as well as leading the creative process for their growing team.
Ruck, a graduate of Grand Valley State University and American University, most recently served as documentary filmmaker with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He brings sixteen years of experience as a video storyteller. His thesis film, "I want to be an Astronaut," was the first film to premiere aboard the International Space Station to an audience of astro- nauts. Some equipment he'll use that is new to BMG includes an under- water housing unit and a drone. BMG is capable of filming in 4K RAW video giving them extreme lat- itude with composing images for their clients.
"We are thrilled to bring David back to Michigan and lucky to have him as a part of our growing team," commented John Bennett, President. "He has hit the ground running working on many campaigns for our clients who have been impressed by the final products. David will help us to maximize efficiency with our clients providing more creative serv- ices and a quicker turnaround time on projects. We are looking forward to taking our video production and creative work to the next level!"
Visit to see David's recent work and for more information on BMG.
600 Ludington St; P.O. Box 828 Escanaba, MI 49829
906-786-2021, Ext 156 1-800-743-0609 FAX 906-786-3752
Edward Jones
Changes Hands
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently at the Escanaba Edward

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