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  • UW-Superior William "Pope" Wright Student Center Ribbon Cutting (11/28/2018)

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  • The Superior-Douglas County Chamber Ambassadors were honored to attend and participate in the dedication of the William "Pope" Wright Student Center at the University of Wisconsin Superior on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 with a ribbon cutting.

    William "Pope" Wright began teaching at UW-Superior in 1971, and was a member of the campus community for 44 years. He was also the first Black Student Union faculty advisor and Indian Student advisor on campus and the first African-American professor at the university. In 1983, he was named the director of the Minority Affairs Office, and was known for always finding time for students of all backgrounds and cultures. Wright is survived by his wife Sandra, who was a dedicated educator as well.

    The center, which will carry the name of William "Pope" Wright Student Center, will carry on his legacy for generations of students to come. See more photos by clicking here. 

  • Commemorative Air Force rotating exhibit at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center (10-25-2018)

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  • Our Ambassadors joined the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center and the Commemorative Airforce to celebrate the opening of a new rotating exhibit featuring items from the CA's collection. The Commemorative Airforce, who was in need of a space after amicably parting ways with the Duluth Airport Authority once their hanger became no longer usable, found a home for their museum for the next year as a rotating exhibit in the RIBHVC. the CA will eventually be housed at the Bong Memorial Airport in the old terminal building. Congratulations on this amazing partnership, and we wish both museums continued success! Click here to see more photos.

  • Essentia Spartan Wellness Center Ribbon Cutting (10/23/2018)

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  • The Superior-Douglas County Area Chamber Ambassadors joined Essentia Health and the School District of Superior WI to celebrate the grand opening of the Essentia Spartan Wellness Center with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Located in the newly renovated Superior High School, the Essentia Wellness Center features 12 weight stations as well as cardio equipment that will be accessible to all students. Essentia Health has been providing orthopedics and sports medicine services to the Superior Spartans for over 23 years and felt it was important to continue that partnership by helping make this wellness center a reality. Students from the Superior Football team were on hand to demonstrate for attendees how the equipment works. Congratulations Superior High School and Essentia Health for continuing to make the health and wellness of Superior students a priority for years to come! See more photos by clicking here. 

  • Superior Douglas County Area YMCA - Mark Frodesen Memorial Lap Pool (10/19/2018)

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  • The Superior-Douglas County Area Chamber Ambassadors along with Mayor Jim Paine and State Representative Nick Milroy for a ribbon cutting at the Superior YMCA for the dedication of the newly remodeled Mark Frodesen Memorial Lap Pool. Mr. Frodesen donated nearly $250,000 to the Superior YMCA after being a member of the organization for over 30 years. In recognition of Mr. Frodesen's gift, the lap pool was named in his honor to continue his legacy of generosity.

  • University of Wisconsin-Superior Medicine Wheel and Community Gathering Area  Ribbon Cutting (10/8/2018)

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  • On Monday, October 8th, our Ambassadors joined the University of Wisconsin Superior to celebrate the dedication ceremony for the newly constructed Medicine Wheel and Community Gathering Area. The Medicine Wheel is a Native American symbol that embodies the four directions as well as symbols of health and the cycles of life. Located just outside of the Yellowjacket Union, benches and educational signage will be placed around the Medicine Wheel installation and existing Spirit Pole. This will create an inviting space for people to sit and reflect, find healing and guidance, or practice traditional ways of prayer and offering. Congratulations to the University of Wisconsin-Superior on this wonderful addition to campus! Click here for more photos.

  • U-Haul Moving & Storage Ribbon Cutting, Open House and Grand Opening celebration (9/21/18)

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  • The Superior-Douglas County Area Chamber Ambassadors were joined by Senator Janet Bewley and Mayor Jim Paine for the ribbon cutting at the Open House and Grand Opening celebration for the U-Haul Moving & Storage of Superior! Located at 3015 Tower Avenue, U-Haul completely renovated and re-purposed the space to include 734 indoor, climate-controlled storage units, with two garage bays so customers can load and unload their stored items out of the elements. The space also includes a retail center where customers can buy packing materials, rent items like furniture pads and bike racks, and so much more. Customers are also able to rent moving trucks of various sizes.

    Congratulations U-Haul on your expansion into Superior, we wish you many more years of continued success!  Click here for more photos

  • Apple House Superior and Tower Fit Ribbon Cutting (9/14/18)

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  • It was a more-the-merrier affair last Friday, September 14, 2018, when the Superior-Douglas County Chamber Ambassadors joined Apple House Superior and Tower Fit for a joint ribbon cutting! Tower Fit was celebrating their new renovations including newer flooring and a redesigned interior. Tower Fit is a shake shop that features shakes, teas, and aloe designed to help keep an active and fit lifestyle. Apple House CBD sells CBD oil based products including oils, honey, water, and dog treats designed to help manage symptoms of everything from arthritis, anxiety, chronic pain, and so much more. Congratulations Apple House Superior and Tower Fit for continuing to invest in the health and well being of your customers! We wish you many more years of continued success!  Click here for more pictures

  • City of Superior launches the Zagster Bike Share Program (09/11/18)

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  • The Superior-Douglas County Chamber Ambassadors joined the City of Superior to celebrate the launch of the Zagster Bike Share Program, Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Part of a two-year partnership with Essentia Health, Enbridge, Dairyland Power Cooperative, and Minnesota Power, Zagster is a bike-share program designed to encourage biking throughout the city. The bikes are available at four stations around Superior with the stations located at Barker's Island, UW-Superior Campus, Center City Park, and the Millennium Trail Head off 28th street. Residents and tourists alike can use an app to pay-as-you-go with an hourly rate ($1 for 30 minutes) or purchase a year-long subscription ($30 for the year). Congratulations City of Superior, Essentia Health, Enbridge, Dairyland Power, and Minnesota Power for continuing to enhance recreation opportunities in Superior!

  • Superior Public Library Grand Reopening (09/07/18)

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    The Superior-Douglas County Chamber Ambassadors were pleased to help the Superior Public Library celebrate the grand reopening of their newly renovated Library located at 1530 Tower avenue (the corner of Belknap Street and Tower Avenue)! The Superior Public Library has been in their current location since 1992, but has had a presence in the Superior area for over 130 years! The new space was redesigned with help from LHB features murals that depict Superior's history done in 2002 by regional artist Carl Gawboy. Some new features include an open floor plan, easily accessible stacks, and a new updated look! Congratulations on your grand reopening Superior Public Library! We wish you many years of continued success in Superior!  Click here for more photos
  • P & R Properties Ground Breaking (8/29/18)

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  • The sun was shining for the groundbreaking for P&R Properties newest development, an apartment complex located on F-Street in Superior! The Superior-Douglas County Chamber Ambassadors were joined by Mayor Paine to help celebrate at the construction site with P&R Properties. This new building will be a luxury 89-unit, a smoke-free apartment complex with an anticipated opening date of August 2019. The complex will offer multiple floor plans for one, two, and three bedroom apartments. Each unit will include free basic cable and internet, modern kitchens, ample storage space, washer and dryer, and private outdoor balcony among other amenities. Congratulations P&R Properties on your newest development and we can't wait to cut a ribbon with you for this property!  Click here for more photos

  • University of Wisconsin Superior grand opening of the Pruitt Center for Mindfulness and Well-Being  (8/28/18)

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  • The stormy weather didn't stop our Superior-Douglas County Chamber Ambassadors from joining the University of Wisconsin Superior to celebrate the grand opening of the Pruitt Center for Mindfulness and Well-Being Monday, August 27, 2018! The center's mission is to promote and enhance the science and practice of mindfulness and well-being for students, faculty, staff, and surrounding communities. The space was made possible by a generous gift and support by Becky and Doug Pruitt. You can find the Pruitt Center on the third floor of Swenson Hall, located at 1610 Weeks Avenue.  Click here for more photos

  • Empire Block, LLC Ribbon Cutting (7/13/18)

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  • The Superior-Douglas County Area Chamber Ambassadors joined Empire Block LLC. with a ribbon cutting to kick-off their Open House for the Empire Retail and Apartment Building on Thursday, July 12, 2018. The Empire Block features 12 market-rate apartments on the second and third floors with beautiful views of downtown Superior with retail space on the first floor. The open house featured food from Empire Coffee, a tenant in the building, drinks from local breweries, and a presentation by the Douglas County Historical Society. Empire was renovated to keep much of the original wood flooring and woodwork features throughout the building. Congratulations Empire Block LLC on creating this wonderful retail and living space right in downtown and we wish you the best of luck on this endeavor!  Click here for more photos

  • ONYX Grand Opening (06/28/28)

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  • Mayor Jim Paine and the Superior Douglas County Area Ambassadors welcomed and celebrated the grand opening of P&R Properties's new apartment complex, ONYX of Superior with a Ribbon Cutting, June 28, 2018! The Ribbon Cutting for this 54 unit, one and two bedroom apartment complex kicked off an open house hosted by P&R Properties where the community was able to come and tour the building as well as enjoy pizza, soda, and more goodies! The complex features a fitness room, a community room, plus a "pet spa" for tenant's furry friends. Congratulations P&R Properties, we congratulate you on a beautiful building and we cannot wait to see what you plan to develop in Superior next!  Click here for more photos

  • Superior Impact Nutrition Ribbon Cutting (06/27/28)

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  • It was a beautiful day for the Superior Douglas County Chamber Ambassadors to celebrate the grand opening of a new Superior business, Superior Impact with a ribbon cutting! On June 27, 2018 we welcomed Superior Impact Nutrition, a health club and shake bar that offers a healthy hang out for balanced nutrition and energy to fuel your day! Located next to Shorty's in Superior, Superior Impact Nutrition officially opens their doors for business Friday, June 29, 2018! Welcome to Superior, Superior Impact Nutrition, we wish you many years of success in Superior!  Click here for more photos

  • McDonald's East End Grand Reopening (06/20/18)

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  • McDonald's East End celebrated their grand reopening Wednesday, June 20, 2018 with a ribbon cutting that included the Superior Douglas County Area Ambassadors and Mayor Jim Paine. McDonalds East End recently renovated their Highway 2/53 store, storefront, and parking lot adding two new drive-through stops to the property. The store also donated $500 to the Humane Society, $500 to the Salvation Army, $500 to the Superior Police Department and $500 to the Superior Fire Department. Congratulations McDonald's on your beautiful new store and we wish you many more years of continued success!  Click here for more photos

  • Rascals Professional Pet Grooming Ribbon Cutting (6/18/18)

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  • On Monday, June 18, 2018 the Superior-Douglas County Area Chamber Ambassadors celebrated with Rascal's Professional Pet Grooming for their grand opening at their Belknap Street location with a ribbon cutting! Rascal's celebrated with an open house Saturday, June 16 where everyone was invited to come and tour the building, enjoy 15% off all retail items, use the self-bathing stations for free, with furry friends receiving a goodie bag with a chance for prizes. Rascal's offers grooming services for dogs and cats with special walk-in services and a self-bathing station. Stop in and schedule an appointment today!  Click here for more photos.

  • Empire Coffee & Tea Co Inc Grand Opening (05/28/18)

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  • On Tuesday, May 29, 2018 the Superior Douglas County Area Chamber Ambassadors along with Mayor Jim Paine celebrated the one month anniversary of Empire Coffee & Tea Co Inc grand opening with a ribbon cutting! Empire Coffee offers a wide selection of coffee, tea, sandwiches, salads, flat breads and delicious baked goods from the Rich Cuisine and Wednesday Bakery! Located in the newly renovated Empire Block, Empire Coffee brings a Roman flavor with sandwich names like the Romulus and the Praetorian! Congratulations Empire Coffee and welcome to the Superior Business Community!  Click here for more photos
     
  • JR Jensen Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting (05/23/18)

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  • The morning of May 23, 2018 the Superior Douglas County Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors along with the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce and Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening and open house of the new JR Jensen Headquarters located in East End Superior! JR Jensen is a full service, self-performing general contractor that specializes in Industrial, Energy, and Commercial construction. Fun fact - The new headquarters was built by JR Jensen and incorporates materials they use every day including steel, concrete, iron! Congratulations JR Jensen on your beautiful new headquarters! We wish you many more years of continued growth and success!  Click here for more photos

  • Twisted Pastries Coffeehouse Ribbon Cutting (5/9/18)

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  • The Superior and Douglas County Chamber Ambassadors along with Mayor Jim Paine welcomed Twisted Pastries Coffeehouse to the Superior Business Community with a ribbon cutting Tuesday, May 9, 2018! Twisted Pastries offers amazing coffee along with homemade pastries, cupcakes, scones, bars, paninis, and so much more! These delicious treats can be found at 1418 Tower Avenue and they are open Monday - Friday 6 am - 7 pm, Saturday 7 am - 7 pm and Sunday 7 am - 6 pm. Congratulations Twisted Pastries Coffeehouse on your grand opening, we are so glad you are here in Superior!  Click here for more photos
  • Walmart Superior Grand Re-Opening Ribbon Cutting (4/20/18)

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  • The Superior-Douglas County Ambassadors joined Walmart Superior to celebrate their grand re-opening and launch of their grocery pick-up and new in-store tower pick-up option Friday, April 20, 2018
     
    The store, which recently went through a twelve week $2.1 million remodel, now allows customers to order items and groceries online to be picked up in-store at the new orange tower or have your grocery items brought and loaded into your own car. Walmart opened in Superior in 1991 with the current location's super-center opening its doors in 2005. The associates who assisted in the ribbon cutting have been employees of Walmart Superior for 20+ years. The day's events included a presentation of colors by the Richard I. Bong American Legion Post #435, the national anthem sung by the choir at the Superior High School, and a donation of $500 to both CASDA and Harbor House Crisis Shelter, A ministry of Faith United Methodist Church! 
     
    Congratulations Walmart Superior on your remodel and expansion of services! We wish you many more years of continued success in this community!  Click here for more photos
     
     
  • Northland Heroes and Bong Family Exhibit Ribbon Cutting (4/18/18)

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  • The Superior-Douglas County Chamber Ambassadors celebrated with a ribbon cutting the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center as they officially opened their Northland Heroes and Bong Family exhibit Wednesday, April 18, 2018.  Representatives from the Bong Family were there to help cut the ribbon and help kick-off a new and exciting age for the center where the Northland's best stories have found a home!  Click here for more photos
     
  • Wasabi Japanese Cuisine Ribbon Cutting (3/29/18)

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  • On Thursday, March 29, 2018, the Superior Douglas County Ambassadors were pleased to help welcome Wasabi Japanese Cuisine to the Superior business community! Wasabi is a dine-in or take-out all you can eat Sushi and Hibachi restaurant located at 3333 Tower Avenue in Superior and opened March 29th at 5pm!! Welcome to Superior, Wasabi, we wish you many years of continued growth and success! Click here for more photos
     
     
  • North Country Independent Living Ribbon Cutting (3/22/18)

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  • Mayor Jim Paine and the Superior-Douglas County Chamber of Commerce joined North Country Independent Living to celebrate their 30th anniversary! Mayor Jim Pain read a special proclamation declaring March 22, 2018, their actual 30th anniversary, North Country Independent Living day! 
    North Country Independent Living empowers people with disabilities across Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer and Washburn Counties through consumer controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agencies designed and operated in our local communities by individuals with disabilities to maximize their ability to live independently. 
    Congratulations North Country Independent Living on this momentous milestone, and we wish you many more years of continued success!  Click here for more photos 
     
  • Pro Print Ribbon Cutting (3/20/18)

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  • On March 20, 2018 the Superior-Douglas County Ambassadors joined Pro Print, the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce and the Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce to celebrate Pro Print's brand new ProTouch machine! The ProTouch machine, the only machine in the mid-west, allows printing of enhanced raised texture ink! As their tagline says "Printing so good you can feel it!"

    Congratulations Pro Print on your new ProTouch machine!  Click her for more photos

  • Hampton Inn by Hilton Ribbon Cutting

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  • Monday, October 23rd, the Superior-Douglas County Chamber Ambassadors, Mayor Jim Paine and Senator Janet Bewley came together to celebrate the opening of a new lodging property in Superior, the Hampton Inn by Hilton! The property, located at 66 East 2nd street, is just off a major thoroughfare, Highway 53, and is near restaurants and local tourist attractions. The hotel boasts 83 rooms, a heated pool, and an outdoor patio! Guests will also enjoy a free hot breakfast, free WiFi, and access to a fitness center with each stay. Welcome to the Superior Business Community Hampton Inn! We cannot wait to see how your business will grow!  Click for more photos

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