Monday: In Business

Detroit luring manufacturers to industrial park, vacant land

DETROIT — Inside a fenced construction site on Detroit’s east side, heavy machines are digging, shoving and hauling away tons of dirt in preparations for the latest addition to the city’s industrial landscape. Auto parts supplier Flex-N-Gate is expected to bring 750 jobs to Detroit when ...

Creating good from difficult situations

As we are all well aware, the loss of the Empire Mine last year has had a significant impact on our region, in particular the west end of Marquette County. You also know that there has been an initiative, Project Empire, which was kicked off by the Governor a year ago in Negaunee. One of the ...

Flint developers hope engineering work helps Buick City site

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Economic development officials in Flint are making a push to revitalize the former manufacturing site that once produced every Buick that General Motors made. The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce was awarded a $197,000 federal grant to allow work to be completed ...

WHAT IS FOXCONN?

HONG KONG — Taiwan-based contract manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group says it plans to build a $10 billion plant in Wisconsin to make liquid-crystal display panels, or LCDs. Little known to consumers, the maker of iPhones and other gadgets is a giant in the electronics industry thanks to ...

Morrison’s Gift Shop marking 45 years

ISHPEMING — Have you stopped by the adorable gift shop on Ash Street in Ishpeming? If not, you have been missing out. Morrison’s Gift Shop is in the Miracle Shopping Center across from the Ishpeming Cemetery. The Gift Shop has been selling beautiful and sentimental gifts for the last 45 ...

MOST to join UPHS Rehab Services

MARQUETTE — UP Health System recently announced Marquette Orthopedic & Sports Therapy has joined the team UP Health System Rehab Services. UP Health System Rehab Services is managed by UP Rehab Services, LLC of Marquette. Marquette Orthopedic & Sports Therapy has offered general ...

Businesses, cities cash in on total solar eclipse crowds

BARTLETT, Tenn. — Millions of eyes will be fixed on the sky when a total solar eclipse crosses the U.S. in August, and it’s likely many of them will be safely behind the special glasses churned out by a Tennessee company. American Paper Optics ramped up production for this year’s ...

EDAs in U.P. form true collaborative

By definition, collaboration is a purposeful relationship in which all parties strategically choose to cooperate in order to achieve shared or overlapping objectives. The definition of collaboration sounds simple; easy to understand. But in reality, true collaboration takes hard work and time ...

Jared Johnson joins DS Tech

ESCANABA — DS Tech of Escanaba, a leading technology provider, has announced the addition of Jared Johnson, of Gladstone. Johnson will join the company as a Network Technician. Johnson has previously worked for Big Smile Technology in Gladstone where he served as IT Manager. In that ...

McFadden wins Pioneer Award

MARQUETTE — Tom McFadden of Edward Jones recently won the firm's Zeke McIntyre Pioneer Award, which recognizes new financial advisers who achieve high levels of success early in their careers with the financial services firm, according to a press release from Edward Jones. McFadden was one ...

UPHS Family Medicine Residency Program: The right experience

MARQUETTE — Dr. Brian Waite isn’t just the program director of UP Health System – Marquette’s Family Medicine Residency Program — he’s a living, breathing endorsement of it because he is product of the program, which is known by the acronym MFMRP. Originally from Washington State, ...

UPHS Family Medicine Residency Program: The right experience

MARQUETTE — Dr. Brian Waite isn’t just the program director of UP Health System – Marquette’s Family Medicine Residency Program — he’s a living, breathing endorsement of it because he is product of the program, which is known by the acronym MFMRP. Originally from Washington State, ...

Cosmic Glow Golf: Games, food and fun

Chamber Chat: On Aug. 18, the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second glow-in-the-dark, par-3 tournament, Cosmic Glow Golf. This event will be taking place at the Wawonowin Country Club, located in Champion. The shotgun start will begin at 6 p.m. sharp with ...

Doug Gordon is recipient of award

MARQUETTE — Doug Gordon of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Marquette recently won the firm's Edward Jones Sr. Founders Award for his achievement in building client relationships, according to a news release. “It's truly an honor to be recognized for building relationships with ...

Micheau director of Bays de Noc CVB

ESCANABA — The Bays de Noc Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced that Robert Micheau will become the executive director for the destination marketing organization. As a marketing and public relations professional, Micheau brings nine years of marketing, event planning, and public ...

Cosmic Glow Golf: Games, food and fun

On Aug. 18, the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second glow-in-the-dark, par-3 tournament, Cosmic Glow Golf. This event will be taking place at the Wawonowin Country Club, located in Champion. The shotgun start will begin at 6 p.m. sharp with registration and ...

US fines American, Frontier and Delta over violation claims

Three U.S. airlines have agreed to each pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines to resolve government claims that they violated rules aimed at protecting consumers. The Transportation Department detailed the violations and the fines levied against American Airlines Group, Delta Air Lines ...

Visa looking to help small businesses go cashless

NEW YORK — Visa is looking to push more small businesses into updating their digital payment technology, offering up to $10,000 each to 50 U.S.-based small business owners that are committed to going cashless. The program will focus on restaurants and food establishments, Visa said ...

Good Jobs is good news for Michigan

MARQUETTE — The legislative process is complicated and often times frustrating. However, when successful, it can bring great joy to those who have written, advocated and lobbied for the bills. Good Jobs for Michigan was a package of bills first introduced in 2016 that would provide an ...

Business briefing

Snowbelt Stove joins dealer network CHATHAM — Snowbelt Outdoor Stoves of Chatham is the latest to join the Central Boiler dealer network. Central Boiler, established in 1984, made the announcement recently. The company is an industry leader in the design, innovation and ...