2019 Award of Excellence Recipients


Advanced Center for Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery

Advanced Center for Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery, formerly Orthopedic Surgery Associates of Marquette P.C., has been providing orthopedic care to patients in Marquette County, the surrounding Upper Peninsula, and throughout Northern Michigan for over 50 years. What started out as a two-doctor orthopedic practice in 1966, has grown to become a renowned state-of-the-art multi-specialty practice that covers virtually all aspects of orthopedic, plastic & reconstructive, and podiatric care. Subspecialty-trained in all areas of the body, the Advanced team of surgeons and specialists are dedicated to providing customized treatment plans focused on each patient’s individual needs and desires. As the U.P.’s largest independent multi-specialty practice, Advanced has strived to expand their services to better service the residents of the Upper Peninsula and beyond. They have also had a significant economic impact to the community by employing over 60 staff and recruiting highly skilled physicians, advanced practice providers and other skilled staff who have chosen to make the U.P. their home.


Advanced Center for Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery video


Bacco Construction Company

Bacco Construction Company is located in Iron Mountain, Michigan, with the Upper Peninsula as its primary territory. However, the company’s services extend to all of Michigan and Wisconsin. Bacco has been in business for 105 years. The founder, Medio Bacco was awarded the company’s first contract in 1915 and on April 9, 1930 Bacco Construction Company was incorporated. The four original stockholders were Medio Bacco, his brother John Bacco, Carl Israelson and Arthur Fortier. Being Michigan’s oldest prequalified contractor, Bacco Construction Company has been prequalified with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for over 70 years. The company is also prequalified with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WDOT). Bacco Construction Company handles a wide array of jobs from paving projects, to heavy earth moving projects such as landfills, wetland development and new road development, to railroad development, structural steel concrete projects, as well as curb and sidewalk. Their work comes from both the DOT and the private sector.


Bacco Construction Company video


Hurley Marine, Inc.

Hurley Marine, Inc. founded in 2003, offers the creative manufacturing of innovative boat accessories for the boat owner who demands the best in function and style at a low cost. Located in Escanaba, Michigan, Hurley’s first product, the Traditional Davit, was built in a backyard shed. Hurley Marine, Inc. has since moved to a larger facility to accommodate the company’s growth and need for manufacturing space. Hurley Marine, Inc. now offers 5 different options in davit/chock systems, underwater lights, the Fish ConTroll, as well as a variety of boat signage and other accessories.


As one of the world’s leading marine accessory manufacturers, and OEM, they know that the delivery of quality products is made possible by the talent and dedication of their elite staff. At Hurley Marine, Inc. they view the professionalism of their administrative staff and crew as an important part of their continued success.


Their philosophy is all about professional entrepreneurship and perfectly serving their clients. Since the beginning, their team has extended its passion to sell premium quality goods for customers’ boating pleasure. Through the years they’ve managed to create one of the most recognized brands in the country and now they are glad to share their products with other countries. Their mission is not about gaining huge profits, they care about the people because by choosing their store, customers are giving them a chance to change a small part of their world and are happy to do that professionally and passionately.


Hurley Marine, Inc. video


Trenary Home Bakery

Trenary Home Bakery was established in 1928 by Finnish immigrants who settled in the small logging community of Trenary – and the tradition of the now-iconic twice-baked sweet bread coated in cinnamon, known as Trenary Toast, was born. For over 90 years, Trenary Home Bakery has served the people of the Upper Peninsula authentic, high quality, and handmade bakery products. All of the bakery’s products are produced and packed by hand in Trenary, Michigan. For more information about the bakery and its delicious products, please visit trenaryhomebakery.com


Trenary Home Bakery video