Monday: In Business

UPHS Cardiac: Hospitals earn accreditation

MARQUETTE — A great deal of hard work was involved, but three UP Health System hospitals - Marquette, Bell and Portage - have earned Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). UPHS-Marquette also earned Primary PCI Accreditation from the ...

Chamber chat: Bell Auxiliary: Giving purpose, support to the west end

“We are here not only for the volunteers to have a purpose, but we also hope we serve a purpose in the community through our support, ” said Julie Solka, volunteer coordinator liaison for Bell Auxiliary. The Auxiliary used to serve as most auxiliaries do. They raised money for the ...

Dr. Steven Morris to retire

MARQUETTE — After serving the eye care and eye wear needs of the Upper Peninsula for 36 years, Dr. Steven Morris is announcing his retirement. Morris received his bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University in 1976 and his doctor of optometry degree from Ferris State University in ...

Ghiardi plans retirement

MANISTIQUE — mBank announced today that Clare Ghiardi, vice president mortgage loan officer, will be retiring effective March 17. Ghiardi has been with mBank since October of 2003 as a vice president mortgage lender in Marquette. She came to mBank from a 30-year career in the banking ...

The Guys’ Place: More than a quality haircut

The Guys’ Place — A Hair Salon For Men in Marquette is a new business, locally owned by Kurt and Jess Peterson, of Negaunee, that caters to the personal care needs of all males regardless of age or lifestyle. At The Guys’ Place, all customers are treated to an inviting and relaxing ...

Partnership News and Views: Annual meeting celebrates efforts of 2016

It’s hard to believe our Annual Meeting was already last week. This was an opportunity for our stakeholders to come together to hear what we have been up to over the past year, as well as, celebrate businesses who have added new jobs. If you missed it, you can register on our website ...

mBank promotes MacArthur to VP

MANISTIQUE — mBank has announced the recent promotion of Magan MacArthur from associated Vice President Mortgage Loan Officer to Vice President – Mortgage Loan Officer, located in Manistique. Magan has been with mBank since 2009 where she started as a branch manager overseeing the branch ...

Selent joins UPHS-Marquette

MARQUETTE — UP Health System-Marquette announced that Christina Selent, PA will join its Inpatient Behavioral Health team. Selent is a recent graduate of the Master of Science in Physician Assistant program at Central Michigan University and received her bachelor’s degree in health ...

TAX SEASON IS HERE…with headaches for small businesses

NEW YORK— With the start of tax season, stress levels are rising at many small businesses. Even owners who are organized, keep good books and stay in touch with their accountants can find compiling returns to be a painful process. One reason is that tax laws change often, says Rosamaria ...

How stricter rules for brokers will affect retirement savers

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is delaying a series of rules that require financial professionals to put their clients’ best interests first when giving advice on retirement investments. The rules, which were set to take effect in April, will be delayed for 90 days for review. Under ...

McDowell joins Brain, Spine Center

MARQUETTE — UP Health System – Marquette has added Kevin McDowell, PsyD, to its neuropsychology team at the Brain and Spine Center. McDowell received his doctor of psychology in clinical psychology from the Florida School of Professional Psychology, and his bachelor’s of science degree ...

SALARY HISTORY BAN

PHILADELPHIA — Despite a threat from cable giant Comcast to take legal action, Philadelphia has banned employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history, a move supporters say is a step toward closing the wage gap between men and women. Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney signed ...

Veridea expands in Montana

MARQUETTE — The Veridea Group has expanded its hotel holdings with the recent acquisition of the 115-room Residence Inn by Marriott located in Bozeman, Montana. The hotel was purchased from MCR Development of New York in December for an undisclosed amount, according to a release from the ...

Thrivent opens Munising office

Thrivent opens Munising office MUNISING — Thrivent Financial representative Theresa Sell, FIC, CLTC and Financial Associate Andrew Rickauer MBA, CLTC recently announced that they are opening a new office to better serve their members. The new office is located at 1500 Sandpoint Road, ...

LSCP has much to offer its business partners

Is your business a partner of the LSCP? Maybe you’ve been considering becoming a partner and just haven’t pulled the trigger? LSCP partners receive many benefits as well as contribute to economic development in Marquette County. The dues paid by our partners help us to provide business ...

Chamber chat: Advance your professional development skills

Want to advance your professional development skills in the new year? If so, join the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce for a presentation by Stephanie Hintsala from Bell Financial. Excellent customer service treats clients with a friendly attitude but also caters to that ...

Poirier a certified insurance rep

ISHPEMING — Iron Range Agency has announced that Chelsey Poirier has completed the five-part class study and exams, and has earned the “Certified Insurance Service Representative” designation. This designation indicates that Poirier has a comprehensive understanding of insurance risks and ...

Clickner receives recertification

MARQUETTE — Amy Clickner, Lake Superior Community Partnership CEO, has been awarded re-certification by the International Economic Development Council. Clickner first achieved the Certified Economic Developer designation in 2010. CEcD recertification is required every three years to those who ...

U.P. Regional Blood Center: Vitally important

MARQUETTE —  For some 50 years, the Upper Peninsula Regional Blood Center — a service of UP Health System-Marquette — has played a critical part in saving lives by providing blood when needed in the local community. The center provides blood to 13 hospitals in the U.P. and all ...