Monday: In Business

The rising cost of care

NEW YORK — As small business owners learn what their 2018 health insurance costs will be, some are considering providing different types of coverage for their employees. Companies are receiving notices of premium and coverage changes for 2018. The changes vary, depending on factors including ...

Thursday evening fun in the West End

Not quite in the Christmas spirit? Wish there was more snow for December? Although we can’t change the weather, we CAN tell you about all the festive things happening in the West End on the Thursdays up until Christmas! Here’s what’s happening on Thursday, Dec. 14 and Thursday, Dec. ...

Open house set at Neurotrainer

MARQUETTE — Dr. Timothy Milano of Advanced Chiropractic and new owner of Neurotrainer is hosting an open house at his recently acquired property, at 337 W. Washington St., Marquette, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The open house will have drawings and door prizes, and free food and ...

Tincknell in MSU administrator role

MARQUETTE — Susan Tincknell was recently named community administrator of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine U.P. Region Campus. Prior to Tincknell beginning her new role in October, Tincknell was the residency administrator of the Marquette Family Medicine Residency ...

Doorbuster discounts unlikely at small retailers this season

NEW YORK — When Mark Aselstine started online wine retailer Uncorked Ventures, he thought he should offer discounts — so gave 30 percent off to people buying wine baskets or subscriptions for monthly deliveries. But as he analyzed the sales, he didn't sense that the deal helped — and ...

Keeping parties fun, not offensive or dangerous

The holiday party can be a highlight of a small company's year — or an event everyone would rather forget. When there are problems, which can land a small business in legal trouble, they often start with people having too much alcohol. A business owner can lessen the chance of trouble by ...

Vision magazine is now available

The Vision magazine is now printed and online! This annual project, which we collaborate on with The Mining Journal and Northern Michigan University’s Marketing Department, provides a glimpse into Marquette County to encourage the attraction of business and talent. We use this piece to share ...

Manlick hired at Access Psychological  

MARQUETTE — Access Psychological recently announced the addition of Dr. Christopher F. Manlick to its professional staff. Manlick received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Iowa and has trained in a variety of settings, including a university counseling center and ...

Small retailers aim for emotional ties big chains may lack

NEW YORK — Some smaller retailers will tug at shoppers’ heartstrings during the holidays, trying to create an emotional experience or connection that a big national chain might not provide. Store owners are going well beyond the usual holiday decorations and music. Among their plans: ...

GINCC office has new look

The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce has a new look! So many wonderful changes are taking place, and we hope you’re as excited about them as we are. In June, we updated our logo. Check it out on our Facebook Page! In July, gained our treasured Chief Volunteer Debra ...

Stores hoping people keep shopping on Cyber Monday

NEW YORK — After offering online deals for days, retailers are rolling out even more promotions for Cyber Monday, hoping to keep people buying stuff on their smartphones or computers. Shoppers are expected to spend $6.6 billion on Cyber Monday, up more than 16 percent from a year ago, ...

Frost to take over for Dawidowski

MARQUETTE — After 42 years in the financial industry, Danny Dawidowski, senior vice president and trust and wealth management officer for Range Bank, has announced his retirement effective March 30. Range Bank’s Board of Directors also announced the appointment of Jack Frost, senior ...

Feeling the squeeze

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. — From a 2-acre plot on north Merritt Island, Steve Crisafulli looks at rows of orange trees, searching for a glimmer of hope for Brevard's dying citrus industry. Crisafulli — a Merritt Island resident whose last name has been synonymous with the citrus business for ...

Supporting the growth of local businesses

We’ve talked in the past about a successful economic development strategy needing three main functions in its portfolio: - Attraction - Retention/Expansion - Start-Up As any good businessperson knows, it costs less to retain a customer than it does to attract a new one, and the ...

Ruck hired at Bennett Media Group

Ruck hired at Bennett Media Group MARQUETTE - Bennett Media Group recently announced the hiring of David J. Ruck as creative director. He will be responsible for all filming, photography and editing for BMG clients as well as leading the creative process for their growing team. Ruck, a ...

Freelancers, small businesses struggle to get paid

NEW YORK — For many freelancers and owners of small businesses, signing up clients and completing projects is just one part of the work. Trying to get paid can be almost as time-consuming. Sandy Sloane needed 11 months of persistence before one client paid in full for her publicity and ...

Ishpeming’s annual Ladies Night Out set for Wednesday

Annual Ladies Night Out in Ishpeming will be back this Wednesday! This year is the biggest this event has ever been, with over 40 vendors! On top of businesses having specials, food, music and goodies, there will be a punch card that you can pick up at your first stop. The goal is to get as ...

Hillier recognized for leadership

MARQUETTE — Jay Hillier, certified insurance counselor at VAST in Marquette, was recently recognized for professional leadership and advanced knowledge by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors, a leading national insurance professional organization. Hillier was awarded a certificate ...

Lakeshore Skin Care & Lakeshore Fitness Land & Water Studio:

Lakeshore Skin Care & Lakeshore Fitness Land & Water Studio opened its doors over six years ago and have been advancing professional skin care and fitness ever since. They feature the most current medical aesthetic procedures, product lines, and fitness classes in the Upper Peninsula. ...

LSCP celebrating 20 years

Believe it or not, the time is here! Time to kick off the celebratory year of the LSCP’s 20th anniversary! For those of you who are too young to remember, the LSCP was created during the loss of the K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base. This was a devastating blow to our region that caused ...