Recent Ribbon Cuttings


U.P. Pawn opened its doors on February 1st, 2017.  They are now located in the old Washboard Laundry space; 617 North Stephenson, Avenue, Iron Mountain.  Owned and operated by Donald and Bobbie Jo Nelson, they strive to keep that hometown pride in every aspect of their business. U.P. Pawn is not your “average” pawnshop.  It is not quite as you see on television, either.  Although, Don does love the dickering part of buying, selling and trading.  U.P. Pawn offers small collateral loans without all the paperwork and hassle of a fast cash business. It is also a family friendly business in which you can find something for everyone. They specialize in vintage gaming, modern gaming, tools, jewelry, electronics and more.  They also include local vendors in order to bring new and fresh items from within our community.  Vendors include: Riversong Soaps, Paparazzi Jewelry by Sarah, Angels’ Crochet Corner, Homemade bath bombs/fizzies and Raw Natural Honey and Salsa from Mark Jasper.

U.P. Pawn started out as a small shop right next to the Washboard Coin Laundry. This past year the opportunity to grow was presented and now they are even bigger and better than ever. They are able to offer an even larger variety of items and bring in more big items for sale. U.P. Pawn prides itself in bringing fair prices to both sales and service loans.  The community has been very welcoming and we are able to fill a void that we weren’t even aware was so important and needed. We take great pride in where we live and hope to see more business growth on the Northside of Iron Mountain.


Pictured from the Left:  Teresa Schettler, Suzanne Anderson, Greta Michaud, Donald and Bobbie Jo Nelson, U.P. PAWN – Owners, Chris Hanley, Sharon Milard, Robert Whitens, Lynda Zanon





Re/Max North Country

RE/MAX North Country will be holding a Ribbon Cutting to celebrate the opening of their newest office located on W8640 Collins Road, at the intersection of US2 and M95 in the cabin next to Kleiman Pump and Well Drilling.  RE/MAX North Country now has three locations and can be reached by calling Crystal Falls at 906.875.6331, Iron River at 906.265.6133 and now Iron Mountain at 906.828.2629.

Danelle Dove, RE/MAX North Country owner and broker, opened her first RE/MAX office in Crystal Falls in 2014, then an Iron River location in 2015. Danelle is proud to continue expanding her business with the new Iron Mountain office.  Working in real estate since 1995, Danelle was ranked in the top 10 agents within her firm for 15 consecutive years with 29 offices across the state.  She holds a Michigan Broker’s License and previously worked as a State Licensed Appraiser.  The decision to open another location was made to better serve the area.  RE/MAX is number one in the U.P. and also number one in the state.

The Ribbon Cutting will be on May 2nd followed by a grand opening week May 14th through May 18th.  They are looking forward to celebrating this event with Chamber representatives, community leaders and the general public.  Stop in and see them at their quaint little cabin. They will be serving refreshments and you will be able to enter to win some amazing prizes including a Weber grill, gift cards and other miscellaneous items.

RE/MAX has seven realtors at three locations to help with all of your real estate needs.  You can reach the agents by calling Danelle Dove at 906.367.6331, Ken West at 906.250.4915, Mick Leonard at 906.396.4232, Pam Uren-Richter at 906.284.9429, Jeff Dohl at 906.367.9422, Sharon Polich at 906.367.7093 and Melanie Sienkiewicz at 906.367.2258.

RE/MAX North Country is looking forward to listing and selling your homes in this great “North Country”. The sign you want, the agent you need!


Pictured from the Left Front Row:  Tamara Juul, Greta Michaud, Liz Kohler, Danielle Dove, Broker/Owner, Mick Leonard, Piper the puppy, Suzanne Anderson, Teresa Schettler,  Patti Schneider and Lynda Zanon.

Back Row from the Left:  Teddy Izzo, Joe Testolin, Kent West, Melanie Sienkiewicz, Pamela Uren-Richter and Trisha Peterson


What's UP Apparel

What’s UP Apparel celebrated their membership at the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance by having a Ribbon Cutting on May 1st.

The owner of What’s UP Apparel started the business in October 2016.  Lynn moved to the area in 2001 after 9/11.  She found “Yoopers” to be fun, humorous, loving and hard-working.

Lynn was born and raised in New Jersey.  There, she worked as a purchasing manager for Technetics Corp./Brunswick Corp.  When she moved to the Iron Mountain area she worked for Issues and Answers, part time, for 10 years.

Now retired, Lynn continues to volunteer for the Friends of the Braumart and became a board member in 2015.  Lynn also volunteers for DDA events such as Italian Fest, Out to Lunch, and Oktoberfest.  She is also a member of the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Women’s Club (GFWC).

Lynn is also a regular attendee at many Chamber of Commerce events including our Business After Hours and Roundtable Luncheon.

What’s UP Apparel can be created with any “UP” phrase you have in mind.  Contact her today at 906-221-4894.

Front Row from the left:  Teresa Schettler, Suzanne Anderson, Lynda Zanon , Sandy White, Lynn Hitt, Owner/Operator, Joe Testolin and Tamara Juul

Back Row from the Left:   Denise Lind, Robert Whitens, Ben Ryan, Howard Oller, Sandy Petroff, Patti Schneider