Monday: In Business

Small food makers wonder about Amazon-Whole Foods impact

NEW YORK — Among the many questions being asked about Amazon’s intended purchase of Whole Foods is one from small and medium-sized food manufacturers: How might this deal affect me? The unknowns include whether Amazon might change the grocery chain’s food offerings, which at the moment ...

The week-long celebration of all things ‘Negaunee’

It’s almost that time — time for Negaunee residents to celebrate their beloved holiday, Pioneer Days! This year marks the 38th Annual Negaunee Pioneer Days, which will take place June 30-July 8. The Negaunee Irontown Association — the organization responsible for the birth of Pioneer ...

UPHP honors Steve Heikkinen

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Health Plan has named Steve Heikkinen 2016 Employee of the Year, according to a release from UPHP. Each year, UPHP names an Employee of the Year from a pool of Employee of the Quarter and “Caught ‘Cha” candidates. Each Employee of the Quarter is nominated ...

Chain store closing can be blow, blessing for small business

NEW YORK — When big retail chains close stores, it can be a blow or a blessing for small businesses near the shuttered merchants. Many shoppers gravitate to a smaller store when one of the big players shuts down, says Aric Shlifka, the owner of Kiddles Sports in Lake Forest, Illinois. The ...

Why you should apply for LSLA

In this day and age, it’s vital for communities to have involvement from leaders and individuals to ensure a successful, thriving and enjoyable place to work and live. Communities need leaders with a vision to see the potential in areas for growth and improvement, as well as efficient ...

Bowerman Johnson MFDA secretary

LANSING — Allison Bowerman Johnson of Bowerman Funeral Home in Munising was recently elected recording secretary of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association. The appointment puts Bowerman Johnson on track to be elected MFDA president in 2020. The MFDA is a professional organization ...

Crafting A BUSINESS

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — What began as a craft project on the side has turned into a successful home business for a local woman thanks to a new marketplace on Amazon. Jodi Lewis runs a small business online called LucyLews. The business is named for her dog, Lucy. Lewis makes vinyl decals in ...

Chamber chat: WMCHF has a new look, new leaders

In 2013, the Western Marquette County Health Foundation, the former Bell Foundation, was created from the purchase of Bell Hospital by LifePoint. The Bell Foundation’s Article of Incorporation were amended and restated. Since then, the WMCHF was established as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit ...

Business briefing

LSCP partners with Baraga EDC MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Community Partnership has announced a formal collaborative agreement with the Baraga County Economic Development Corp. to provide economic development services. “It is an exciting time for Baraga County and we are pleased ...

Cuban entrepreneurs start first private business group

HAVANA — A handful of entrepreneurs have quietly formed communist Cuba’s first private small business association, testing the government’s willingness to allow Cubans to organize outside the strict bounds of state control. More than a half million Cubans officially work in the private ...

Most new jobs come from within community

Did you know that 80 percent of job growth comes from within your community? Eighty percent of all new jobs created are through business startup, retention and expansion. Crazy isn't it?   Actually, it's not all that crazy.  Those who are familiar with the community, its culture and ...

Rickauer promoted at Thrivent

MARQUETTE — Andrew Rickauer, of Marquette, has been promoted in his role of financial associate to include the role of para-planner by Theresa Sell of the Marquette Area Financial Consultants of Thrivent Financial with the organization’s East Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Regional Financial ...

Businesses find vets are dedicated, capable

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK — Clinton Smith hires veterans because he knows military service has helped them become dedicated and hard-working staffers. “When you say, ‘I need you to do this right now,’ they get it done and get it done well,” says ...

Two promoted at Veridea Group

MARQUETTE — The Veridea Group has announced the promotion of two members of its Lodging Division. Carla Beck will now serve as the Veridea Director of Lodging Operations, and Dan Grille is assuming the role of Veridea Director of Revenue and Sales, Lodging Division, according to a press ...

BA says most flights running; angry passengers face delays

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON— British Airways said many of its IT systems were back up and running Sunday, but some travelers will likely face cancellations and delays for a third straight day after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights. BA chief executive ...

Offering congratulations to our many grads

With the hustle and bustle of the Lake Superior Community Partnership graduation season behind us, I’d like to take some time to dedicate today’s column to all of the people that have graduated from programs under the LSCP umbrella over the past month. Since its establishment in 1998, ...

Hansen completes certification

MARQUETTE — Marquette County Chiropractor Dr. Gabrielle Hansen has completed a certification program offered by the Council on Extremity Adjusting and has become a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner. Hansen is one of 1,200 extremity specialists worldwide and the first in the ...

Rohana Yoga & Wellness now open

MARQUETTE — Rohana Yoga & Wellness is a new yoga and massage practice in Marquette. The business offers a variety of yoga classes for all levels of experience, from beginners with limited mobility to advanced and experienced athletes. It also offers therapeutic massage as well as ...

How to invest without sacrificing your values

Social values may not be the first thing that comes to mind when investing in the stock market, but there are numerous ways for investors to align their portfolios with their beliefs and passions. Values-based investing has been around a while — religious groups have a lengthy history with ...