Monday: In Business

UPHSM laboratories: Critical to effective care

MARQUETTE — UP Health System-Marquette has at its fingertips multiple laboratories that provide doctors information critical to effective and efficient patient care. Working in close conjunction with UPHSM team of pathologists, the flow and cytogenetics laboratories offer vital test results ...

Flow Cytometry available in the U.P.

Flow Cytometry in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula? It does indeed exist and the laboratory at UPHS-Marquette has it. So, what exactly is this enigmatic science? “Flow cytometry is a science that enables us to phenotype or identify leukemias and lymphomas,” says Martin Renaldi, Laboratory ...

A Southern girl with a big U.P. dream

You may have noticed Hanna’s Tea Times in downtown Negaunee. It is a delightful boutique sitting on Iron Street. This is the place where tea lovers come for high-quality tea, a beautiful presentation, and the friendly and knowledgeable Maryhanna Ockerman, also known as Hanna — the owner of ...

Wozny promoted at mBank

MANISTIQUE — mBank has announced the recent promotion of Eric Wozny from a management trainee to AVP-commercial banking officer, located in Niagara, Wisconsin. Wozny started with mBank in early 2014 within the company’s Management Trainee Program part-time while concurrently earning his ...

Job cuts endure at Indiana factories despite Trump pressure

INDIANAPOLIS — About 1,500 workers at three Indiana factories are facing layoffs despite hopes that President Donald Trump would convince the companies to reverse plans for moving production to Mexico. United Technologies confirmed Friday that the first wave of about 50 layoffs happened ...

Big thaw? Looks like small businesses ending hiring freeze

NEW YORK — The hiring freeze at small businesses looks like it’s finally thawing. Recruiting is picking up after being dormant at many companies even years after the recession. The factors behind companies’ decisions to hire vary, with some anticipating a big revenue kick from the Trump ...

Blakeman joins UPHS-Marquette

MARQUETTE — UP Health System - Marquette has announced that Bradford Blakeman, MD will join its Heart and Vascular team as a cardiovascular surgeon. Dr. Blakeman joins as a full-time CV surgeon in a new partnership between UP Health System - Marquette and Cardiac Surgery Associates of ...

Results of outlook survey are optimistic

Over the past five years we have participating in Baker Strategy Group’s Economic Outlook Health Check. You may recall receiving emails from us asking you to participate in their survey. The survey is done throughout 58 states and provinces, 886 cities via 211 associations which equates to ...

Chamber Chat: Vegas comes to Ishpeming: Feeling lucky?

On March 18, the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its next fundraiser, “Vegas Comes to Ishpeming,” presented by UP Health Systems-Bell. This will be the third year the GINCC is hosting the event. “Vegas Comes to Ishpeming” will take place at River Rock ...

TruNorth supports Trillium House

MARQUETTE — TruNorth Federal Credit Union has continued its pledge of support for the construction of Trillium House, a planned hospice house for the Central Upper Peninsula. The credit union is in its second year of the pledge, donating $5,000 this February toward its $25,000 promise. Pat ...

Lampinen is COO of UPWARD

ESCANABA — The UPWARD Talent Council recently announced that Cherilynn Lampinen has become chief operations officer for the Upper Peninsula workforce development agency. As a workforce development leader in the Upper Peninsula, Lampinen brings to the position a “record of success in ...

Health law changes may mean finding new jobs

NEW YORK— Stay in business for yourself or go back to working for someone else? That's the choice some small business owners and freelancers are worried they may have to make, depending on what changes Congress makes in the health care law. With Republicans working on legislation to ...

LSCP gears up for its 18th Annual Dinner

The Lake Superior Community Partnership’s 18th Annual Dinner is only a week and a half away. This event is our largest fundraiser of the year. We expect over 250 people at the fun-filled event on March 9 in the Great Lakes Room at NMU’s University Center. We come together to support ...

Advertising firm has new owners

MARQUETTE — Marquette-based advertising firm Bottom Line Marketing has changed hands from past owners Chris and Annette Brooks to Iron River native and Champion resident Tammy Benda, Marquette natives Jackie Brooks and Kendall Brooks Kennedy, and Ohio native Chad Kennedy. Bottom Line opened ...

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 ...