Monday: In Business

Redesign, move, declutter

NEW YORK — Triangle Pest Control's original workspace was a 2,000-square-foot garage housing 25 people — the technicians who did the bug control work, as well as all the sales and support staffers. It was hard for employees to handle phone calls when everyone sat so close together. "We ...

Chamber Chat: GINCC welcomes Kautz as new communications, marketing assistant

As the new Communications & Marketing Assistant for the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce, I’d like to introduce myself and extend my gratitude to those who have helped me get here. I graduated from Westwood High School where I had my first taste of the “business ...

Marshall now a certified paralegal

MARQUETTE — The law firm of Kendricks, Bordeau, Adamini, Greenlee & Keefe, P.C. announces that assistant Karen E. Marshall has successfully completed her paralegal studies and has become a certified paralegal. Karen has been with the firm since 2003. She obtained her associate degree ...

US hiring fell 33,000 in September; hurricanes blamed for poor showing

WASHINGTON — The U.S. shed 33,000 jobs in September because of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which closed thousands of businesses in Texas and Florida and forced widespread evacuations. It marked the first monthly hiring drop in nearly seven years. The unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent ...

Very little ‘typical’ about life at economic developer LSCP

typ.i.cal adjective having the distinctive qualities of a particular type of person or thing. “a typical day” When we talk about economic development, it means many different things to many different stakeholders. But rather than debate what it is or isn’t, I thought it might be ...

SHF welcomes new board member from Delta Co.

MARQUETTE – The Superior Health Foundation announces the addition of Angela Victorson of Bark River to its Upper Peninsula-wide board of directors. Victorson, a home mortgage consultant with Wells Fargo in Escanaba, has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry. ...

Gifts that tell a story

MARQUETTE — Sweet and soft aromas waft through the air when the front door of The Gathered Earth store opens. The smell is coming from beautiful hand-made soaps in shapes of small baked goods and gorgeous ornaments. Owners Erica and Andy Smith stand near a rustic wooden canopy that tangles ...

Business to Business Expo is back

BIG NEWS about one of our favorite events! The Business to Business Expo is back and the agenda is packed with a day full of learning and connecting. This year’s B2B will be held on Oct. 26 at Northern Michigan University’s University Center. We took the feedback from last year’s ...

VAST keeps Best Practices status

MARQUETTE — VAST retains its Best Practices status, once again becoming a part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States. This status comes by participating in the Independent Insurance Agents Brokers of America Best Practices Study group. The annual ...

Dziesinski promoted at River Valley

MARQUETTE — River Valley Bank recently announced the promotion of Lea Dziesinski from assistant market manager, located in Marquette, to Copper Country market manager, located in Houghton and Calumet, effective immediately. In 2015, Dziesinski began her River Valley Bank career working out ...

Businesses far from devastation feel storm’s impact

NEW YORK — Texas and Florida are usually the biggest markets for ReelSonar's fishing devices and apps. But recreation isn't a priority right now — and may not be for a while — in the states amid the devastation left by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Though ReelSonar is based in Seattle, ...

Range Bank changing leadership

MARQUETTE — Kenneth Palmer, longtime chairman, president and CEO of Range Financial Corp., recently announced his retirement, effective June 1, 2018. He will be succeeded by Roxanne Daust, who has served Range Bank in several leadership roles over the past two decades, according to a press ...

Meet GINCC’s new executive director

As the new executive director of the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and to thank those who have been valued members of GINCC. Throughout my career, I’ve worked within the U.P. and the west end in different ...

Houston’s businesses inching back to work as waters recede

HOUSTON — Bobby Jucker has had it with hurricanes. In 2008, Hurricane Ike tore the roof off his business, Three Brothers Bakery. Now, he estimates, he's facing $1 million in damage and lost revenue from Harvey — the fifth time a storm has put his bakery out of commission. He's always ...

LSCP’s VanTilburg promoted

MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Community Partnership recently announced the promotion of Mary VanTilburg to business development specialist. VanTilburg is from Alanson. She graduated from Central Michigan University in 2010 with a degree in business management. VanTilburg has been with the ...

Benefits of being a partner of the LSCP

Is your business a partner of the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP)? Did you know that the money you invest allows us to support economic development in Marquette County? The dues paid by our partners help us to provide business development services that help businesses in all sectors ...

The Corporate Chaplain

By Associated Press Staff CANTON, S.D. — When James Swanson works his way through Adams Thermal System Inc.'s plant, he greets employees and takes time to engage with anyone who wants to talk. To the untrained eye, it looks like Swanson might be cutting down on the plant's productivity ...

Volunteering straight from the heart

As a volunteer for Partridge Creek Farm and the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce, it is both a pleasure and an experience of a lifetime for me to serve in a volunteer capacity. Each day when I walk through the doors of the chamber or the Partridge Creek Farm Office, ...

New addition to J. Carey Inc.

CHANNING — J. Carey Inc. of Channing, MI recently hired James Bruner as their new project manager. James “Bruno” Bruner has more than 20 years of experience as an arborist and has performed safety and assistant superintendent roles on numerous projects across the country. These ...

Man puts passion for pets into his own business

SPANISH FORKS, Utah — As the saying goes, either you’re a dog person or a cat person. Well, Gage Bowls loves all animals, but if he had to pick between the two animals, he’d probably prefer canines. His affinity for man’s best friend is apparent in his home-grown business, “Gage Dogs ...