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Ribbon Cuttings

If you are interested in hosting a ribbon cutting please contact the Chamber at info@keweenaw.org

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Congratulations, Bridging Gaps Childcare on your ONE Year Anniversary of your NEW Childcare Center 🎈Thank you for providing a high-quality childcare service to our business communities! The center is a colorful, cozy, fun filled atmosphere with learning tools, cute kids and activities. The center is located inside Glad Tidings Church at 601 Ingot Street | Hancock.
The center currently has an enrollment of 19 kids, ranging from 0-5years old, a staff of seven and a board of six. They are currently hiring to expand and open enrollment. Learn more at bgchildcare.com
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Congratulations to the Finlandia Foundation National, Inc. on the Re-Opening of the Finnish American Heritage Center 🎈 Thank you to those that preserved, donated and promoted the identity and history to one of our communities culture and hertiage focal points! Learn more at https://fahc.finlandiafoundation.org/.
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Congratulations, Wuebben Construction on the official Grand Opening of your 75x100 building on Quincy Hilll 🎈 The building has offices, a pre-fabrication bay for constructing houses, a mechanic bay and a lease bay.

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Congratulations, Peak Metal Roofing on the official Grand Opening of your manufacturing shop located in Suite 2 of the Wuebben Facility on Quincy Hill | Hancock

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Congratulations, to the Houghton Keweenaw Child Advocacy Center on the official ribbon-cutting of the Houghton Keweenaw Center. We also celebrated the Houghton Keweenaw CAC earning its National Children’s Alliance accreditation, while becoming the first NCA-accredited advocacy center in the Upper Peninsula.

The center is beautiful, calming, and peaceful. The center provides space for child abuse victims, advocates, investigators, and providers with a focus on minimizing trauma to the child during the process in a comfortable, child-friendly place. Learn about the Houghton Keweenaw Child Advocacy Center here.

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Congratulations, The Lodge Luxury Suites on your official Grand Opening 🎈Thank you to all of those who joined us at the Open House of The Lodge Luxury Suites located at 101 Front Street | Hancock 🎈The Lodge will serve as a lodging accommodation, and venue space to locals and visiting guests!
Steve & Sydney Polakowski (Father/Daughter Duo) have done an amazing transformation on this early 1900’s building. The amount of work and detail into each one of these rooms is spectacular. The workmanship is well done, and well preserved. Congratulations, to all those involved in this beautiful addition to the community!
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Congratulations, to the City of Houghton on the Grand Opening of the new Waterfront Walk, located in the heart of downtown on Shelden Ave. and is accessible from Lakeshore Drive. The commons area is a walkway up or down with seating, visuals, history and is ready for people to take in the views of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and Portage Canal while taking a break from shopping, working, or just out for a walk. This is part of the Lakeshore Drive Redevelopment Project and is an amazing asset to the community and impressive way to utilize the space within the project. Well done, congratulations on the finished project and thanks for adding value to the community 🎈
Eric Waara, City Manager, City of Houghton, addressed the community with these words;
"We have come a long way since last spring. Last spring, we had an aging parking deck that we could not afford to keep. We found out over the summer just how much it needed to be taken down. Now going forward we are in a new chapter of Houghton’s downtown. We no longer have that blight, literally hanging over our heads, in our downtown and on our waterfront. We now have a walkable street, usable parking lots, rain gardens, ways to get to and from Shelden, and something to be proud of as a community.
This was not an easy project. The work in the beginning was complicated and dangerous. Seeing it now it is almost hard to remember how tense things were. There were the tense years leading up to the project starting where we in the office hoped something else wouldn’t happen. Then there was the demolition part where we worried about what could go wrong. Fortunately, things went right. When it was all done and the last piece was on the ground, we were thankful. We had some incidents, but our contractor took care of them immediately. For all of the things that could have went wrong, we are thankful to be here at the end of the project not having to look back at something bad that happened.
So, there are a lot of thank-you’ s that need to be said:
• Thanks to MEDC for believing in and investing in Houghton once again. They added a million dollars to the project so we could reimagine this space and turn it into an asset instead of a patched-up demolition site.
• Thanks to the team at UP Engineers and Architects who pored over the old plans and reports; poked, prodded, and measured – and then compiled a set of plans and specifications – Josh Harju, you did a great job.
• Sara Kirk at SRP Design Studio who did the landscape architecture – the finishing touches
• Thanks to MJO. Kyle, Bob, and Scott in the field – and all of your employees who worked on this project. This took equipment operators, masons, carpenters, welders, pipe layers, concrete experts - You have again built something to be proud of and we hope you are.
• Veit – They were the demolition experts who got the deck down. They made it disappear so MJO could go to work.
• Keweenaw Power and Lite did the electrical
• G&J Site Solutions – all of the green we will see in the spring
• Payne and Dolan, JCS, and all the others that had parts of this project from the paving to the traffic control.
• Our Houghton DPW – they helped the project save money. We have some very talented people who were able to self-perform some of the work throughout. We’re lucky to have them.
• The staff in the office who kept the paperwork organized, took the phone calls, and handled details daily.
• All of the businesses and buildings along the deck – and the downtown. It was a long summer and going forward there are new opportunities and prospects out there. It will be exciting to see where we go."
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Congratulations, to Bosio Biscuit Company on the Grand Opening of your restaurant in
downtown Tapiola, MI.
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official reopening of the Swedetown Creek Trails 🎈
It has been over five years since the Father's Day Flood, and the rededication comes with four new bridges and reconstructed boardwalks. The Gorge is absolutely stunning with the Fall Colors, get to the trail head, one is located next to the Dog Park, Hancock for your next outdoor adventure.
Thank you to the City of Hancock, FEMA, the State of Michigan, MJO Contracting, OHM Advisors, Hancock Trails Club, the many donated volunteer hours, and landowners Superior Sand & Gravel, Ken Hodges, Wuebbern Construction, John Diebel and Paul Tomasi for all your hard work and dedication!
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Congratulations, Nisu Bakery & Cafe on the official Grand Opening of your Authentic Finnish Bakery and Café, in downtown Hancock. What a great asset to the community, and the addition of Finnish and Swedish Bakery items, serving sandwiches, salads & gifts, as well as conversational language classes!

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Congratulations, Keweenaw Learning Center on the Grand Opening and official Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony of your NEW Learning Center, downtown the City of Hancock at 323 Quincy Street.

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Congratulations, Munchee Machine on the official Ribbon Cutting of your local Food Truck.

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Congratulations, to The Den on the official Grand Opening of their outside patio.
What a great addition to the community!

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Open House of the Agassiz House Inn located on Red Jacket Road in Calumet 🎈
The Inn will serve as a lodging accommodation to local and visiting guests!
Beth and Cheryl have done an amazing transformation on this late 1800’s home. The amount of work and detail into each one of these rooms is spectacular. The workmanship is well done, and well preserved. Congratulations, to all those involved in this beautiful addition to the community!
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Congratulations, The Forge located at 787 Market Street, Suite 3 in Hancock, on the official ribbon cutting of the newly remodeled and open Dining Room.

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Congratulations, Copper Scoop on the Grand Opening and official Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony of your Ice Cream Parlor located downtown Main Street Calumet 🎈
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Congratulations, City of Houghton on the official ribbon-cutting of the two new EV Chargers located on the Upper Deck of Parking Lot on the corner of Isle Royale & Shelden Ave.

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Congratulations, I Love Leathers on the Grand Opening, and official ribbon cutting of your
storefront downtown City of Houghton.
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Congratulations,  City of Hancock on the official ribbon cutting of your Level 3 Rapid EV Charger, with two ports, located at the corner parking lot of Franklin & Tezcuco.

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Congratulations, Red Jacket Boutique on the OFFICIAL Ribbon Cutting of your storefront in the downtown City of Houghton. The ceremony was held on July 27, 2023.

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Congratulations, Keweenaw Co+op on the Groundbreaking of your new home on
Quincy Street in downtown Hancock.

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Congratulations, The Mariner North Resort in Copper Harbor, MI on supporting the Two EV Chargers located on their property.

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Congratulations, DB Motorsports of Ripley on becoming a member of the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce and celebrating the exclusive line of the Avalon Pontoons.

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Congratulations New Power Tour, Inc. on your grand opening of the Saturday Store! in downtown Hancock.

Congratulations, Copper Country Running Company on the Grand Opening of your Houghton Storefront.
The Ribbon cutting was held on November 12, 2022. 

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Congratulations, City of Houghton on the Grand Opening of the Downtown Houghton Waterfront Pier.
The Ribbon Cutting was held on Saturday, October 1, 2022.

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Congratulations, Encompass Academy of Massage Therapy on the Grand Opening and FIRST DAY
of your Massage Academy located at 216 6th Street | Calumet, MI. Best Wishes, Nikki, Team + Students 🎈
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Congratulations, Copper Country Angel Mission on the Grand Opening + Ribbon Cutting
of your new location on Main Street Calumet. The ribbon cutting was held on Saturday, August 20, 22.

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Congratulations, Upper Peninsula State Bank on the
Grand Opening + Ribbon Cutting of their NEW BRANCH in Houghton, MI.
A ribbon cutting was held on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 .
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Congratulations, Finlandia University on the Grand Opening + Dedication of Hirvonen Hall!
A ribbon cutting was held on Saturday, July 23, 2022.
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Congratulations, Copper Country Veterinary Clinic on the Grand Opening of your NEW Clinic!
A ribbon cutting was held on Saturday, July 23, 2022.
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Congratulations, City of Hancock on the Grand Opening of FOUR Pickleball Courts at Laurn-Grove Park.
The Ribbon Cutting was held on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

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Congratulations, Griffin Family Cafe & Catering on the Grand Opening of your Café + Catering Business.
The Grand Opening + Ribbon Cutting were held on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

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Congratulations, The Copper Axe on the Grand Opening of your SIX-Lane Axe Throwing Parlor on Main Street Calumet. The Ribbon Cutting was held on Friday, July 2 with the Grand Opening
continuing throughout the Holiday Weekend.

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Congratulations, Independence Stay of Houghton on the Grand Opening of your NEW 28-Room Hotel + Extended Stay! The Grand Opening and Ribbon cutting were held on Thursday, June 30, 2022.
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Congratulations, to the City of Hancock on the Grand Opening
of the City Dog Park, located near the Driving Park in Hancock.
The Grand Opening and Ribbon cutting were held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.
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Congratulations, Keweenaw Learning Center on the Grand Opening of your locaiton and services.
The Grand Opening and Ribbon cutting were held on Thursday, June 2, 2022.
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Congratulations, Superior Family Chiropractic on the Grand Opening of your
NEW LOCATION, and 20 YEARS in business. The Open House and Ribbon Cutting were held on May 12, 2022.
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Congratulations, Upper Peninsula Audiology on the Grand Opening of your NEW LOCATION!
Ribbon Cutting and Open House were held on April, 18, 2022

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Congratulations, U.P. Ward Orthodontics and U.P. Ward Legal
Ribbon cutting was held on February 10, 2022.
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Congratulations, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton
Ribbon cutting was held December 13, 2021.

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Congratulations, Sunflower Coffee and Books
Ribbon cutting was held December 8, 2021.

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Congratulations, Refill U.P.
Ribbon cutting  was held November 13, 2021.

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Congratulations, Calumet Sewing Center
Ribbon cutting  was held October 29, 2021.

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Congratulations, Inner Strength Physcial Therapy & Align + Upwind
Ribbon cutting  was held September 18, 2021.

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Congratulations, Five Elements Intergrative Academy
Ribbon cutting  was held August 6, 2021.

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Congratulations, Barkin' Mad Coffee
Ribbon cutting was held on June 28, 2021.

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Congratulations, CAMP COFFEE & Grace + Gather
Ribbon cutting was held on June 11, 2021.

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Congratulations to The Fire Station | Houghton, MI
Ribbon Cutting was held on June 11, 2021

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Congratulations to the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home

Ribbon Cutting was held on April 19, 2021

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Congratulations to Northern Specialty Health 

902 Razorback Drive Suite #10 | Houghton, MI

Ribbon Cutting was held on February 5, 2021

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Congratulations to Village of South Range on your new Community Park.

7th Street | South Range MI

Ribbon Cutting was held on October 28, 2019

Village of South Range Community Park

Congratulations to Incredible Bank on their name rebrand - Calumet Location

56500 US-41 | Calumet, MI 

Ribbon Cutting was held on October 23, 2019

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Congratulations to Incredible Bank on their name rebrand - Houghton Location

19795 W Sharon Avenue | Houghton MI

Ribbon Cutting was held on October 23, 2019

Incredible Bank Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to Protea Floral Design on their new Hancock location!

100 Navy Street, Hancock MI 

Ribbon Cutting was held on September 28, 2019

Protea Floral Design ribbon cutting

Congratulations to City of Hancock on the completion of the new Hancock Beach Dock

Hancock Beach, Hancock MI 

Ribbon Cutting was held on August 14, 2019

new Hancock Beach Dock ribbon cutting

Congratulations to Swift True Value Hardware in Houghton on celebrating their 150th Birthday!

402 Shelden Avenue, Houghton MI

Ribbon Cutting was held on August 2, 2019

Swift True Value Hardware ribbon cutting

Congratulations to Gino's Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge

Celebrating their Grand Opening

800 Quincy Street, Hancock

Ribbon Cutting was held on June 21, 2019

Gino's Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge ribbon cutting

Congratulations to UP Health System - Portage on your new Express Care Clinic in Calumet. 

56720 Calumet Ave, Calumet

Ribbon Cutting was held May 18th, 2019

UP Health System Express Care Clinic

Congratulations to GrandBridge Business Centre

Celebrating their new Houghton location!

902 Razorback Drive, Suite 5, Houghton

Ribbon Cutting was held on October 29, 2018

GrandBridge Business Centre

Congratulations to Keweenaw BUICK | GMC 

Celebrating their Grand Opening!

610 Quincy Street, Hancock MI 49930

Ribbon Cutting was held on August 15, 2018

Keweenaw Buick GMC ribbon cutting

Congratulations to Keweenaw Coffee Works 

Celebrating their Grand Opening of their new location & 5 Year Anniversary! 

113 5th St., Calumet

Ribbon Cutting was held on August 11, 2018

Keweenaw Coffee Works ribbon cutting

Congratulations to Shelly Larson, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones on the new office location! 

217 6th Street, Calumet

Ribbon Cutting was held on June 1, 2018

Shelly Larson, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

Congratulations to 1Q1 Quincy Coworking on their new Hancock Location!

101 Quincy Street, Hancock

Ribbon Cutting was held May 30, 2018

1Q1 Quincy Coworking ribbon cutting

Congratulations to The Guys' Place on their new Houghton Location!

901 Sharon Ave, Houghton (next to Subway)

Ribbon cutting was held on January 12, 2018

The Guys' Place ribbon cutting

Congratulations to Papa Murphy's on their new Houghton location!

906 Razorback Dr. STE 3B, Houghton

Ribbon cutting was held on November 29, 2017

Papa Murphy's ribbon cutting