West End Update – GINCC

Bob Hendrickson, IOHT

ISHPEMING — It looks like the only green we will be seeing this weekend is left over decorations from St. Patrick’s Day.

But we are almost to spring and greener days ahead. Here at the GINCC we have been doing a bit of Spring Cleaning. Updating our membership database, cleaning the office, and planning for upcoming events.

It’s looking like another busy summer and many events are starting to spill over into the spring months since there are only a finite number of days on the calendar.

One event that has shifted to spring is the Ishpeming Gus Macker which is being organized by a new event committee and hosted by NICE Community Schools. First coming back to Ishpeming in 2019, the Gus Macker is a 3-on-3 half court basketball tournament that is played in numerous communities across the Midwest.

This year’s Gus Macker will be held in downtown Ishpeming on the weekend of May 19-21.

Registration is now open and can be done online at www.gusmackerish.com. Volunteers are also needed for the weekend and can sign-up on the same site.

With over 100 teams participating in previous Ishpeming Gus Mackers the new committee is looking forward to growing the event and the success going into the future.

Community sponsorships are also needed and can be inquired by emailing contact@gusmackerish.com for more information.

Spring is also Business After Hours season for the GINCC. We will be hosting several of BAHs in the community starting with celebrating Ishpeming’s 150th Anniversary of their city charter. The Ishpeming Historical Society will be hosting at BAH on Monday, April 10 which is the day the charter was granted to Ishpeming back in 1873.

The celebration will take place at the Ishpeming Historical Museum on the third floor of the Gossard Building located at 308 Cleveland Avenue. This event will kick off a series of events celebrating the City of Ishpeming’s sesquicentennial.

A little over a week later we will be at Partridge Creek Farm’s headquarters, 112 S. Main Street, Ishpeming on Wednesday, April 19.

Please join us to learn more about what PCF has in store for this year’s growing season and find out how you can get involve with locally sourced food security options.

And finally looking forward to real spring, there will be another Business After Hours at Nicolet Bank on May 10 at the Ishpeming branch located at 100 S. Main St.

These are just a few of the activities lined up in the upcoming months with a lot more to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

To learn more about what’s going on in the area, visit www.gincc.org or give us a call 906-486-1111.

Our hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m,. Monday through Friday and the office is located at 910 U.S. 41 West in front Jubilee Foods & Fuel.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Bob Hendrickson is the executive director of the GINCC. He resides in Negaunee with his wife, Laura, where they raised their daughter, Sierra. He enjoys mountain biking, skiing, fishing and hunting along with family time.


Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)
Are you a paying subscriber to the newspaper *

Starting at $4.62/week.

Subscribe Today