Marquette, Michigan - Gail M. Anthony has accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Marquette County Community Foundation. She will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the foundation and provide leadership in working with the MCCF’s Board of Trustees and donors. The Marquette County Community Foundation and its affiliate funds encourage philanthropic investment in the future of our area by attracting permanent endowment funds from a wide range of donors to provide charitable grants that enhance the quality of life in Marquette County.
Gail was raised in the Keweenaw, and holds a Liberal Study Associate’s and a Political Science Bachelor’s degree from NMU. Her diverse service background began with eight years employment at financial institutions including the 1st National Bank of Calumet and Houghton National Bank. Relocating to Marquette in 1985, she began 18 years of employment in various positions at Northern Michigan University. Her most recent positions were as an Administrative Professional in Institutional Research, and in Finance and Planning.
In 2003, she founded Creative Computer Concepts, an electronic imaging business. In 2005, she began working for Centrup Hospitality as the General Manager for the Country Inn & Suites in Marquette. Under her tenure, the hotel has received numerous awards including 2009 Hotel of the Year for all Country Inn & Suites worldwide and the Global Hospitality Award for being one of four top hotels for the entire Carlson Brand. In 2011 she was named Hotelier of the Year for the State of Michigan by the Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association.
Currently, Gail serves on the UP Catholic Credit Union Board, Finance Council for St. Michael’s Church and is a 3rd year mentor for NMU’s Student Leader Fellowship program. She is a past vice president of the Marquette Country Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Marquette Township Business Association. She has also served in varied capacities with Marquette Senior High School Sports Boosters, Little League, and Marquette Mountain Racing Team while her children were involved.
Gail and her husband Bob live in Negaunee. They have a son Ross, a daughter-in-law Lucy, and granddaughter Jordyn who reside Negaunee, a son Ryan of San Francisco, CA and daughter Sarah who is a student at MSU.
The Marquette County Community Foundation shares an office suite in the Lakeview Arena with United Way of Marquette County. The MCCF office is open 9-5 Monday through Friday.
Ishpeming—B.G. is back. This time he’s off the leash. He’s going to tell stories, that’s right, just stories for an hour and a half. Think you can stand it? You can? What’s wrong with you? Well, it’s probably wrong with him too.
Join B.G. Bradley in round two of his story telling marathon and learn about, the Houdini Incident, The Elevator in the Funeral Home, Destroying the Dog House, Anger, The Banana Incident, Sandpaper Pants, “These are My Sons”, The Old Man Shooting Pigeons, The St. George Incident, The Caramel, Falling Down the Avalanche Chute, Mariposa Grove, Winter Camping, 6 a.m. Oct. 30 Under Water, Chain Mail, “You Never Stop Being a Parent” and other stories. Warning: old man rants on politics, education, pronunciation, religion, and computers are a definite possibility (okay, probability)
Be There (if you really want to) for:
Jan. 30 7 p.m.
At The Joy Center
The Joy Center is an arts center at 1492 Southwood Drive, Ishpeming.
MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University will host a Your Wealth lecture titled “Canada’s Incredible Turnaround: What the United States Can Learn from Its Northern Neighbor.” The event will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. It is free and open to the public.
Canada is among the top five most economically free countries in the world, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual report. It is well ahead of the United States, which has fallen to 18th overall. Niels Veidhuis, president of the Fraser Institute and co-author of the award-winning The Canadian Century, will explain how Canadians cut government spending, reduced tax rates and balanced budgets while U.S. politicians expanded government.
The Your Wealth Lecture Series is a collaboration of NMU’s College of Arts and Sciences, Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship, Students for Liberty and Economics Student Association.
Bob Koehs, a Marquette man, is featured in a PBS documentary “Transplant: A Gift for Life” that is now being distributed nationally.
After his lung transplant, Bob reached out to the family of his teenage donor, Chelsey, who died in a motorcycle accident. Their story of grief and gratitude is truly inspiring. You can read more about Bob and Chelsey here:
NOW HIRING: VOCAL DIRECTOR for youth theatre production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Director is:
1) They are responsible for everything related to the vocal music in a production including the soloists and chorus members.
2) Responsible run all of the vocal music rehearsals.
3) Paid a stipend.
4) Piano skills preferred.
5) Ability to work with young children preferred.
To receive an application please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (906) 362-6453. Scheduling is flexible and primarily in the early evenings and on weekends depending upon conflicts.
July 2: Helen Newberry Joy Hospital (Newberry)
The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Marquette General, will hold a Bloodmobile blood drive on Monday, July 2 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital from 2 – 5:45 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call Dana Wiljanen at (906) 293-9260.
July 7: Chassell Strawberry Festival (Chassell)
The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Marquette General, will hold a Bloodmobile blood drive on Saturday, July 7 at the Chassell Strawberry Festival from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. No appointments necessary.
July 9: Northwoods Christian Camp (Pickford)
The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Marquette General, will hold a blood drive on Monday, July 9 at Northwoods Christian Camp in Pickford from 3 – 6 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call Gail Will at (906) 647-6101.
July 10: Curves (Escanaba)
The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Marquette General, will hold a Bloodmobile blood drive on Tuesday, July 10 at Curves in Escanaba from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call Jan Mortl at (906) 233-9196.
July 11: St. Paul’s Catholic Church (Negaunee)
The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Marquette General, will hold a Bloodmobile blood drive on Wednesday, July 11 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Negaunee from 2 – 5:45 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call Dave Guenther at (906) 475-4018.
July 13: Sault St. Marie High School (Sault St. Marie)
The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Marquette General, will hold a Bloodmobile blood drive on Friday, July 13 at Sault St. Marie High School for the Relay for Life from 4 – 7 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call Becky Carrie at (906) 630-3338.
July 15: LaBelles Inn (Spalding)
The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Marquette General, will hold a Bloodmobile blood drive on Sunday, July 15 at LaBelles Inn in Spalding from 1 – 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call Debbie Pitts at (906) 497-5723.
July 17: Aspirus Grand View (Ironwood)
The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Marquette General, will hold a Bloodmobile blood drive on Tuesday, July 17 at Aspirus Grand View in Ironwood from 11 a.m. – 2:30p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call Geneva Smiles at (906) 932-6208.
July 18: The Blanchard Center (Manistique)
The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Marquette General, will hold a Bloodmobile blood drive on Wednesday, July 18 at the Blanchard Center in Manistique from 1 – 5:15p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call the U.P. Regional Blood Center at (800) 491-4483.
July 20: Maplewood Baptist Academy (Kinross)
The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Marquette General, will hold a Bloodmobile blood drive on Friday, July 20 at Maplewood Baptist Academy in Kinross from 3 – 6 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call Dawn Miller at (906) 495-1572
How to do Business with Prime Contractors & TACOM Plus TARDEC Dual Use Technology Conference – June 7, 2012
Houghton, Michigan - Presentation from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC). This presentation will provide an overview of TARDEC and will discuss several partnership opportunities. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) programs will be discussed in detail.
Presentation from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive and Armament Command (TACOM). The presentation will include tips and insights on opportunities for contracting and subcontracting with the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, the largest Federal procurement agency in Michigan.
Panel discussion with prime contractors and government agencies. They’ll answer questions about how to do business with prime contractors. Featuring General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) and Oshkosh Defense along with other government contractors. An opportunity will be provided for networking with GDLS, Oshkosh Defense, TARDEC and the other organizations at the event.
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers provide assistance with selling products and services to the federal, state, and local government. PTAC services include: Conferences, training, and individual counseling. PTACS provide market research, technical data, solicitation response and post award assistance. Your local PTAC office can help you access this dynamic market.
June 7, 2012
1:00 – 5:00pm
Michigan Technological University
Memorial Union Building
1503 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
Cost and Registration:
To register, contact
Don Makowski at: email@example.com
There’s no fee to attend .
Space is limited!
“Ask the DNR” returns to WNMU-TV Channel 13 in the Upper Peninsula Thursday, May 31, at 8 p.m. The show will focus on boating, fishing, recreation and state trails.
The hour-long program features a panel of Department of Natural Resources employees taking questions from viewers who call in during the live show to 800-227-9668, or submit email questions before Thursday, May 31, to DNR communications representative Debbie Munson Badini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions are answered live on the show; any questions not answered before the end of the episode will be answered by phone call to the viewer.
Thursday’s show will feature Kyle Publiski, conservation officer from Chippewa County; Bill Scullon, wildlife biologist from Norway; Rob Katona, trails analyst from Marquette; and George Madison, fisheries supervisor from Baraga.
“Ask the DNR” is produced five times a year on WNMU-TV 13, the public television station in Marquette. It is aired live on public television stations throughout the Upper Peninsula and northeastern Wisconsin and typically replays the following day at noon. Please consult local television listings to confirm replay times for the program.
This conference will provide business owners, managers and staff an opportunity to attend valuable professional and business development break-out sessions. The day will also highlight trends and current news in the tourism industry. “Lighten UP” and take advantage of valuable networking time to share information and tactics.
May 29th- Golf Scramble - Sweetgrass Golf Course
Open to All: Business After Hours/Reception and Business Showcase Displays – Island Resort & Casino
May 30th- Tourism Conference, Professional Development Workshops and Business Showcase – Island Resort & Casino
Keynote: Bruce Goddard – Lighten UP! A View from a Hearse
He will make you laugh. He will make you cry. But above all, he will make you thankful for the true blessings of life and doing business in a small community.
Luncheon Keynote: David Lorenz, Manager, Public and Industry Relations, Travel Michigan; David oversees Travel Michigan’s public relations activities- the official State of Michigan tourism promotion agency. He also manages Travel Michigan’s efforts in the areas of international marketing, packaged travel, conventions and meetings, industry relations, golf and sports-event promotion.
- Customer Service Excellence
- Social Media
- Low Cost Business Marketing
- Grants and Resources
- Community Collaboration
- Tourism Success Stories
- Industry Concerns
- Business Promotion and Advertising
- And more!
- $59.00 admission includes continental breakfast and lunch
- $99.00 showcase booth includes one conference registration
- $49.00 golf scramble and reception to follow (May 29th)
- $59 special lodging rate includes:
- Gaming package
Register ONLINE or call (906) 786-2192 for more information.
Marquette Area Public School’s Board of Education Agenda for Tuesday, May 29th at Graveraet Room 210.
Marquette Area Public Schools
BOARD OF EDUCATION
1201 W. Fair Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 225-4200 – www.mapsnet.org
Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 5:30 p.m.
Graveraet School Room 210
611 North Front Street
A G E N D A
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Approve Agenda
4. Pledge of Allegiance
5. Superintendent’s Report
– Recognize MAPS Teacher of the Year, Cindy DePetro and Finalists Amanda Erspamer-Berry
(Elementary) and Holly Warchock (Secondary);
– MAPS Education Grant Presentation – Cynthia DePetro and Craig Lindstrom, Victims of Our Own
Success and by Mindy Longton and Michelle L’Huillier, IPads in Kindergarten
6. Recess for Reception
7. Reconvene Meeting
8. Comments from the Public (Agenda Items Only)
9. Approve Consent Agenda:
– Minutes of the April 30, 2012 Closed Board Meeting;
– Minutes of May 14, 2012 Board Meeting;
– Personnel Report dated May 23, 2012; and
– Financial Reports:
April 2012 Receipts and Disbursements
April 2012 Financial Reports
10. Board Committee Reports:
A. Finance Committee Meeting of May 15, 2012, Report by Laura Songer, Chair
B. Finance Committee Meeting of May 22, 2012, Report by Matthew Williams
NOTICE REGARDING BOARD MEETING MINUTES: Minutes of all meetings of the Marquette Area Public Schools Board of
Education are stored and available for inspection in the Board of Education Office, 1201 W. Fair Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855.
Recent minutes, following approval, are also posted on the district website.
Americans with Disabilities Act : Any person with a disability who needs accommodation for participation in this meeting should
contact the Superintendent at 906-225-4200 at least 3 days in advance of the meeting to request assistance.
11. Unfinished Business
A. Final Reading and Adoption of NEOLA Board Policy 5517.01 – Bullying and Other Aggressive Behavior
12. New Business
A. Presentation by MARESA Associate Superintendent for Finance Robert Nardi on MARESA’s
Proposed Budget for 2012-13
1. Adopt Resolution Regarding MARESA’s 2012-13 Budget
B. Consider JV Dance as an unfunded sport
C. Marquette Senior High School Proposed Kitchen Serving Area Remodel
13. Other Board Committee Reports
14. Gifts and Bequests
15. Comments from the Public (General)
16. Board Members’ Comments
17. Board President’s Comments
18. Announcements and Other Meetings:
MSHS Music Awards Kaufman Auditorium May 29 7:00 p.m.
Alternative High School Graduation Kaufman Auditorium May 30 6:30 p.m.
BMS Spring Band Concert Kaufman Auditorium May 3 7:00 p.m.
MSHS Graduation Lakeview Arena June 3 2:00 p.m.
Board Finance Meeting Central Office June 5 10:00 a.m.
Board Executive Meeting Central Office June 5 Noon
Last Day of School for students (half day) June 8
Board Meeting Graveraet Room 210 June 11 5:30 p.m.
NOTE: Regular Board meetings currently have delayed telecasts on Charter Communications Channel 8
19. Recess to Closed Session to Discuss Negotiations
20. Reconvene to Open Session
Agenda Topic Actions
Topic Discussed and Completed and/or Action Taken (Evaluate in _________)
Maintain Topic on Next Agenda (Evaluate in _______________________)
Recommend Creation of Ad Hoc Committee (Evaluate in ____________)
Table the Issue, Further Information Needed (Evaluate in ____________)