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Anthony Flaminio
Flaminio Becomes An
Owner At Fleury, Singler
& Company
IRON MOUNTAIN — Fleury, Singler & Company PC, a certified public accounting firm, has announced the promotion of Anthony Flaminio as a new owner of the company.
Before joining Fleury, Singler, Flaminio had accounting positions in Colorado with the City of Aurora and the Retired Enlisted Association.
Flaminio is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. He graduated from Ashford University, where he earned an undergraduate degree in account- ing and a master of business adminis- tration with a specialization in finance. He served four years in the U.S. Army at Fort Carson, Colo., and was twice deployed to Iraq.
Flaminio is a member of the S.A.Y. Northern Soccer League Board and manages the Iron Mountain- Kingsford Adult Soccer League. He and his wife, Megan, live in Norway with their son, Leo.
Hagen Retires After 30
Yers Of Service At
Iron Mountain VA
IRON MOUNTAIN – After more than 30 years of federal service, Todd Hagen of Iron Mountain has retired from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
Hagen was born in Milwaukee and moved to the Iron Mountain area with his parents in eighth grade, grad- uating from Florence High School in 1979.
He is the son of the late George and Jeanette Hagen. He served three years in the United States Army in the mil- itary intelligence field.
Hagen started his VA career in 1991 at the Iron Mountain VA Medical Center. He worked in laundry, the kitchen, and housekeeping during his tenure at the medical center. He was selected as employee of the month and received numerous contribution awards as a VA employee.
Hagen is married to Kim, and he has two children, Andrea and Michael, and numerous grandchildren.
Our Town Florence:
Chainey House Bakery
Has New Owner
by Betsy Bloom
FLORENCE, Wis. — It started, she
said, making birthday cakes for her children — the oldest now 20 — and playing around in he kitchen with frosting and a piping bag.
Soon, people began requesting cakes for special events, cupcakes for the office or parties, cookies trays for the holidays.
Now, Jill Nekhay is the new owner of the Chainey House Bakery in Florence, Wis.
“It’s always been my dream to have a business,” Nekhay said, adding, “I like the people. I like meeting different people.”
The 46-year-old Iron Mountain res- ident took over the bake shop at 308 Central Ave., just off U.S. 2 in the Florence County seat, July 1.
A selection of pies on display at the Chainey House Bakery in Florence, Wis.
The path to becoming a professional baker traces back to when she worked at the Kmart pharmacy with John and Pam Pietrantonio. After that store closed in early 2015, Nekhay went to Super One and then The Drug Store in Iron Mountain, while the Pietrantonios took over the bakery in Florence, Wis. But they remained in
touch, “one big Kmart family,” Nekhay said.
So when the Pietrantonios decided it was time to retire, they asked Nekhay if she’s like to take two decades of making cakes from her home to another level.
The Florence shop offers breads, doughnuts, tortes, cookies, pies and bars — all made from scratch — plus, of course, the custom cupcakes and cakes, which Nekhay sells by special order.
It’s open during the winter season from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, but will have expanded hours for summer, Nekhay said.
So far, business has been good, she said. While the hours can be long, Nekhay said she’s thoroughly enjoy- ing it.
“I love it,” Nekhay said. “It’s relax- ing.”---------------------------
UPHA Welcomes Dr. Ryan Dick-Perez
MARQUETTE - UP Health System - Marquette is pleased to welcome Ryan Dick-Perez, DO, to the Emergency Medicine staff.
“I hope to become active in both the emergency room and the ICO to bet- ter serve people of the UP and improve care,” Dr. Dick-Perez said. “With originally being from Alaska, I was looking for a location with lots of snow, small communities and tons of outdoor recreation.”
Dr. Dick-Perez joins an Emergency Medicine staff that has the only Level II Trauma Center in the UP. This achievement recognizes the hospital’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. This verification is renewed every three years, and veri- fied trauma centers must meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional per- formance, outlined by the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma in its current Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient manual.
Dr. Dick-Perez completed his undergraduate degree at Idaho State University with a major in Chemistry. He went on to attend Des Moines University College of
Osteopathic Medicine and did his three-year Emergency Medicine Residency at Summa Health Systems Akron City Hospital. Dr. Dick-Perez also completed his fellowship in Anesthesia Critical Care at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
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