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Harvey store features great products from Great Lake State

July 30, 2014 HARVEY—Holly Jo Smith’s 50th birthday was coming up. “I had been looking for something to do. I worked at Wahlstrom’s and I had raised four kids,” Smith said. “I was ready for something else. more »»

100 year mark for VanDrese Dairy & Potato Farm

July 30, 2014 CORNELL — The four-generation VanDrese Dairy and Potato Farm goes way back — about 100 years, in fact. more »»

St. Charles Winery brings Marquette flavor to its enterprise

July 30, 2014 MARQUETTE — St. Charles Winery captures the flavor of Marquette, not just in its delicious variety of wines, but in the labels that adorn its wine bottles. Open since October 2012, S. more »»

Lakestate Industries expands to Marquette area

July 30, 2014 MARQUETTE — Lakestate Industries, which has been established in Escanaba for over 40 years, recently expanded to the Marquette area, opening an outlet at the former Varvil Center in Chocolay Township. more »»

Bingham Boat Works versatile

July 30, 2014 MARQUETTE — Adapting to trends in the boating industry has helped Bingham Boat Works stay in business through four generations. Versatility also has played a part. more »»

Native Sister Soap products can wash, moisturize, repel bugs, all naturally

July 30, 2014 MARQUETTE — Gwinn native Colleen C. (last name withheld by request) is an experimenter by nature, so when she started making her own homemade soaps, she realized she had more than she could give away. more »»

Jandrons Fine Jewelry, a family owned and operated business, celebrates its 25th anniversary

July 30, 2014 MARQUETTE — In the fall, Jandrons Fine Jewelry will celebrate its 25th year of operation in Marquette. more »»

Mama Russo’s provides patrons a taste of Sicilian fare

July 30, 2014 ISHPEMING — If you live in the Upper Peninsula, chances are that you’ve tasted Mama Russo’s Italian cuisine. At the very least, you’ve heard the name. more »»

DeBacker Family Dairy A family-run farm, keeping their products natural

July 30, 2014 MARQUETTE — By now, the DeBacker Family Dairy glass milk bottles in grocery stores across the Upper Peninsula are a common sight for most shoppers. more »»

Yooper Shirts

July 30, 2014 ISHPEMING — Ishpeming native Jeremy “Syms” Symons describes the past four years like this: “Wow, what a ride it has been. more »»

Beth Millner Simple jewelry, inspired by nature, eco-friendly

July 30, 2014 MARQUETTE — Beth Millner Jewelry, located at 521 W. Washington St. in downtown Marquette, started in the corner of Beth Millner’s tiny kitchen in 2007. more »»

Togo's celebrating 50th anniversary

July 30, 2014 MARQUETTE — 50 years later, still Marquette’s original submarine sandwich shop. On Friday, Sept. more »»

Boss Snowplows a U.P. staple

July 30, 2014 MARQUETTE — In 1985, Northern Star Industries, an Iron Mountain-based company, acquired the Boss Snowplow and the entire face of their company changed. more »»

‘Smokehouse Glenn’ prides himself on custom cut top-notch quality meats

July 30, 2014 ISHPEMING — Glenn Andrews doesn’t mind talking about how the sausage is mad. more »»

Perkins furniture company offers handmade products, affordable prices

July 30, 2014 PERKINS — From china cabinets and dinette sets to curios, television stands and cabinets, Cretens Furniture in Delta County has been making quality handmade furniture sold at wholesale prices for th... more »»

New craft brewery gets ready to open in Chocolay Township

July 30, 2014 MARQUETTE — Family-owned and operated since 2004 by siblings Tim Soucy, Chere Snyder and their families, The Bayou Bar and Grill, at 200 W. Main St. more »»

Snow scoop metal working company expands operation

July 30, 2014 IRONWOOD — With its business recently expanded to a Wisconsin outlet store, Kaufman Custom Sheet Metal and Fabrication — known best for its sheet metal snow scoops — continues to make innovations an... more »»

Sommers Sausage stands test of time

July 30, 2014 MARQUETTE — Pat Sommers began learning how to make sausage back in 1982, so when he purchased a small mom and pop grocery store in Crystal Falls in 1992, it was only natural that he would introduce... more »»

Furniture business blossoms into locally-grown pine and cedar seller and dealer of outdoor power equipment

July 30, 2014 NEGAUNEE — Beginnings can’t get more humble than the genesis of Great Lakes Wood Products. more »»

Vollwerth & Baroni nearing century mark

July 30, 2014 HANCOCK — Pasties. Trenary Toast. Thimbleberry jam. They’re just a few of the culinary specialties unique to the Upper Peninsula. Vollwerth’s sausage and Baroni’s spaghetti sauce belong on that lis. more »»

Lloyd Flanders a staple in the Upper Peninsula furniture business

July 30, 2014 MARQUETTE — For decades, Lloyd Flanders has been a staple in the Upper Peninsula furniture business. more »»



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