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Bessemer DDA hires filmmaker to market city


May 10, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

MEMBERS OF the Bessemer Downtown Development Authority share a laugh during their Thursday afternoon meeting in the Bessemer City Hall. From left are Dustin Filippini, Cheryl Leskoviansky, Kara Bjorkquist (back turned) and city manager Charly Loper. They are looking at member Dave Osier, who is not shown.


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BESSEMER - The Downtown Development Authority in Bessemer voted Thursday afternoon to hire a filmmaker from Ontonagon County to create four videos to market Bessemer online.

Kristin Ojaniemi of Bruce Crossing was hired at a cost of $1,000 per video to record and produce vignettes of local residents while also showcasing local assets such as outdoor recreational options.

The DDA originally had hoped for six videos, but reduced the number to four to accommodate Ojaniemi's rates.

"I think they're of a higher quality," said city manager Charly Loper rega...

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