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Iron Mountain Main Street & Bay West Partnership Improves Window Displays

 IRON MOUNTAIN, Michigan  (March 1, 2010) – The Iron Mountain Main Street Business Development Committee and Bay West marketing students have started a partnership to assist downtown businesses with improving their window displays.  The program is intended to provide business owners with a fresh perspective on marketing and advertising their business through the use of a quality window display.                                                                                                                   

 “Window advertising is the most affordable form of advertising for small businesses and can be viewed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year so maintaining a quality and visible window display for passersby is critical for a small business” states Main Street Manager Jonathan Ringel. 

 Bay West Marketing professor Larry Underhill agrees, “This is an invaluable opportunity to offer marketing students real world experience in promoting and advertising while providing a service to local businesses.”

 The students have been paired up with five participating businesses who expressed interest in the program including; A-1 Global, BK Enterprises, Bond Decorating, Curves, and Twisted Sisters who expressed interest in the program during the quarterly Breakfast before Business for downtown businesses.  The students are encouraged to immerse themselves in the business operation and evaluate potential marketing tools and themes for the business.  Students will then work with the business owners to create and implement a window display which will be completed by late April. 

 “I am very excited about this partnership and very interested to see what the students come up with,” exclaimed Brenda Mattson from BK Enterprises. 

 For additional information on the Business Development Window Display Assistance program, please visit the Iron Mountain Main Street website at or call 774-8530.




Christian Women's Connection Luncheon March 10
Featuring Bob and Mary Borlee of Green Bay

The Dickinson Area Christian Women's Connection will host their monthly luncheon Wednesday, March 10, at Pine Grove Country Club, 1520 W. Hughitt, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Our speaker this month is Mary Borlee from Green Bay, Wisconsin. Mary is a Vice President at Baylake Bank in Green Bay and has been a speaker for the Christian Women's Connection for 23 years. She has found that life does not always go according to our plan, but God is always faithful. Mary will be sharing how she experienced the peace of God in the midst of life's sudden storms that included the death of a loved one, and hearing the cancer diagnosis twice in three years.

Mary's husband, Bob, will be providing the music for us. Bob is a former professional musician who traveled throughout the country with various bands. He also sang at the Grand Ole Opry. Bob owns his own painting business and loves to sing, play drums and raise animals.

The menu will feature Poor Man's Lobster, baked potato, asparagus, salad, rolls, coffee, milk, and pistachio torte for dessert.

All are welcome and invited to attend. Cost of the luncheon is $13 inclusive with free nursery available upon reservation. Please provide children's names and ages.

Reservations are required by March 7. Please call Ann Norton at 715-696-6550 or e-mail Sherri Erickson at

Interested in finding out more about our organization? Check out our websites:,, or e-mail us at


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