SmartPrize 2017 Venues and Exhibitors

Matched Venues & Exhibitors


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Venue: DIGS, 154 W Washington St


Exhibit: DIGS


Exhibitors: Alyssa Pilot, Patrick Digneit, William Digneit


Description: Gastropub & entertainment venue in downtown Marquette


Hours Open for Viewing: 11AM-2AM daily



Venue: Elizabeth’s Chophouse, 113 S Front St


Exhibit: Marquette Mounts, Inc., Innovative, Patented Truck Rack System


Exhibitors: Robert Martin, Marquette


Description: Innovative and patented truck rack system that can be fitted with almost every rocket box available on the market and also works with virtually every sports-related rack system designed for the roof of a car.


Hours Open for Viewing: M-Sat 11 AM-10 PM, Sun 3pm-9pm

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Venue: NeuroTrainer, 337 W Washington St

Exhibit: NeuroPlastic Rehabilitation and Wellness

Exhibitors: NeuroTrainer, Jeff Nyquist, Marquette

Description: Neurotechnologies in a clinic-based setting which solve people’s most challenging ailments including migraine, brain injury, PTSD, anxiety and more.  Our brain stimulation and brain exercises help people with difficult-to-solve problems.

Hours Open for Viewing: M-F 10AM-6PM, Sat noon-3pm


Views of Washington Street in downtown Marquette Michigan.


Venue: Marquette County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 117 W Washington St –


Exhibit: Local Lines


Exhibitors: Douglas Kozeluh, Marquette, MI and Tyler Gauthier


Description: Efficient and professional mountain bike guiding that will guarantee a fun and safe experience without wasted time finding the most appropriate trails.


Hours Open for Viewing: M-F 9am-5pm, Sat noon-4pm




Venue: Ore Dock Brewing Company, 114 West Spring Street –


Exhibit: Urban Green Roof


Exhibitor: Andrea Pernsteiner, Marquette, MI


Description: Design, implement and sustain an environmentally responsible roof habitat which can provide a template that other local businesses can follow in an effort to decrease environmental impact and increase sustainable practices.


Hours Open for Viewing: Sun-Th noon-11PM, F & Sat noon-1AM


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Venue: Wattsson & Wattson Jewelers, 118 W. Washington St. –


Exhibit: Bookkeeping Angel


Exhibitor: Alecia Lewis, Marquette, MI


Description: Software that will add on to other existing accounting software to provide additional information and assistance for small business owners to ensure the accuracy of their bookkeeping.


Hours Open for Viewing: Mon – Sat 10am – 7pm, Sun 12pm – 4pm

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Venue: Zephyr Wine Bar, 215 S Front St, Marquette, MI 49855


Exhibit: barrel & beam


Exhibitor: barrel + beam, Marquette, MI


Description: A brewery solely focused on crafting world-class farmhouse and barrel-aged real ale.  Opening summer 2017.


Hours Open for Viewing: Tues-Sun 4PM – 11PM, window display available for viewing at all times


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Venue: Doncker’s 137 W Washington St. –

Exhibit: LL Always

Exhibitor: Linda Ludwig
Description: One-of-a-kind metal stamped jewelry handmade in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Contact: Linda Ludwig,

Hours Open for Viewing: M-Sat 7AM-8PM, Sun 10AM-5PM

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Venue: The Landmark Inn, 230 N. Front Street –


Exhibit: YooperAde (Trademark pending)


Exhibitor: Pasture Creek, Inc. (represented by Gisele Duehring), Marquette, MI


Description: Produce, bottle, and sell U.P.-sourced maple syrup-sweetened lemonade, calling it YooperAde.


Contact:, 906-361-6053


Hours Available for Viewing: 24/7



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Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front St. –

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Exhibitor: Superior Separation, LLC


Description: Material separator with applications in multiple industries on a global scale.


Contact: Michael Erdmann, Gwinn, MI,, 906-346-4245    


Hours Open for Viewing: M-Th 10AM-9PM, F 10AM-6PM, Sat 10AM-5PM

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Down Wind Sports – 514 N 3rd St. –


Exhibit: Fresh Coast Film Festival


Exhibitors: Bugsy Sailor, Aaron Peterson, Bill Thompson


Description: A documentary film festival celebrating the outdoor lifestyle, water-rich environment and resilient spirit of the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest.


Contact:, 906-395-7570


Hours Open for Viewing: M-F 10Am-7PM, Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun 11AM-3PM

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Taiga Games – 145 W Washington St,, 906-273-2747
Exhibit: 3CM
Exhibitor: Tommy Stuart
Description: A video game development company working with college students pursuing a career in the video game industry, with a goal of  bridging cooperation between Houghton and Marquette through collaborative video game projects.
Contact:, 908-938-3740
Hours Open for Viewing: M-Sat 11AM-9PM, Sun noon-5PM

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Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill – 227 W Washington St. 906-225-5511


Exhibitor:  Sweet Cici’s Body Treats


Exhibitor Name:  Cynthia Baker


Description: Pure, natural skin care line that is affordable and accessible, made in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.


Hours Open for Viewing- Sun-Th 11AM-10PM, F & Sat 11AM-Midnight



Marquette Food Co-Op – 906-225-0671 –


Hours Open for Viewing: Monday-Sunday 8am-9pm


Exhibit: Marquette Brewing Cooperative


Exhibitor: David Gill


Description: A cooperatively owned and operated microbrewery and taproom.


Contact: David Gill,, 906-251-0545




The Window Store – 621 W. Washington St. – 906-228-6858


Hours Open for Viewing: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm


Exhibit: Beach Safe
Exhibitor: David Martin, Robert Martin
Description: A portable, safe and lockable box affixed to the beach to protect your phone, car key, wallet and sun glasses while you swim and explore.
Contact:, 906.235.6244


Snowbound Books – 118 N 3rd St., 906-228-4448


Exhibit: Rustic Room and Roasts


Name of Exhibitor: Lakestate Industries


Description: Expansion of our Rustic Room to include a coffee shop staffed by those with barriers to employment as a place to gain employment experience and community inclusion.


Contact:, 906-273-2131

Hours Open for Viewing- M-W, F 9:30AM-6PM, Th 9:30AM-8PM, Sat 9AM-5PM, Sun 11AM-3PM



Marquette Chamber of Commerce: 813 N Third Street


Exhibit: Be Local Buy Local App
Exhibitor: Marquette Chamber of Commerce
Description: Be Local Buy Local. An app to promote community support of locally owned small business.
Contact:, 906-225-1693
Hours Open for Viewing: Monday-Friday 9am-12pm


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Marquette Arts & Culture Center – 217 N Front St.
Hours Open for Viewing: M-Th 10AM-9PM, F 10AM-6PM, Sat 10AM-5PM



Exhibitor: Danielle LaCavalla, Marquette, MI


Description: Create a two-month ‘pop up shop’ or ‘showroom’ or ‘expo space’ for specialized health and wellness businesses to test the market in our area where they would not be able to otherwise.


Contact:, 845-323-7979




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The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum – 123 W. Baraga Avenue –


Hours Open for Viewing: M, Tues, W, Sat 10am – 6pm; Thurs 10am – 7:30pm; F 10am – 8pm, Sun 12pm – 5pm


Exhibit: Bite2Lite Flashlight


Exhibitor: Talo Industries, Inc., Champion, MI


Description: A small LED Flashlight with an adjustable and break-away lanyard that gives the user the ability to work “hands free.”


Contact: Kurt Simula:, 906-235-3962



Border Grill: 800 N Third Street


Hours Open for Viewing: Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm


Exhibit: Davin’s Chocolates


Exhibitor: Davin Makela, Marquette, MI


Description: Custom blends of chocolate made directly from cocoa beans that are roasted and ground in special stone grinders all on-site in a leased commercial kitchen in Marquette, MI.


Contact: Davin Makela,, 906-281-6693

Location: River Valley Bank, 1101 North Third Street –

Hours Open for Viewing: Lobby will be open Monday – Friday 8:30am – 6:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 4:00pm


Exhibit: Wingman Rack System


Exhibitors: Steve Davis, Kyle Bloch, Matthew Bloch


Description: A rack system to help bicycle enthusiasts travel to and from riding locations without the hassle or worry of cleaning or damaging their bicycles while in transit due to the elements (salt, snow, rain, road debris).


Contact: Steve Davis,, 906-280-0420



Location:  Quick Stop Bike Shop, 1100 N. Third Street –


Hours Open For Viewing:  Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-4pm


Exhibit: GOSH Fishing Gear


Exhibitor: Russ Anderson, Skandia, MI


Description: If you like fishing and your knuckles, this is for you. Taking it to a new and simple level.


Contact: Russ Anderson,, 906-869-3413

View of Third Street in downtown Marquette Michigan with the Marquette Regional History Center, bike path signage and flower baskets in spring summer.

Location:  Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W. Spring Street –


Exhibit: DecoTies


Exhibitor: Oscar Buselli, Bessemer, MI


Description: A simple, inexpensive fastener to make decorating very quick and easy, which uses a mild adhesive to hold strong, yet removes easily and safely, indoors and out.


Contact: Oscar Buselli,, (906) 285-1286



The Art of Framing-149 W. Washington – Facebook: Art of Framing of Marquette


Exhibit: Leak detection and thermal loss detection in steam and hydronic systems


Exhibitor: Tim Liquia, Amie Liquia, Negaunee, MI


Description: A business to provide leak and thermal loss detection in steam and hydronic systems for manufacturing and other commercial applications throughout the Upper Peninsula.


Contact:  Tim Liquia,, 906-204-4324