Monday: In Business

Range Bank announces its first full-service branch in Wisconsin

MARQUETTE — Range Bank recently announced the opening of its 12th branch and first full-service location in Wisconsin. The new office will be located at 2403 S. Oneida St. in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and is scheduled to open in mid-January. In 2016, Range Bank established a loan servicing ...

Superior Hearing

MARQUETTE — These aren't your grandfather's hearing aids, not by any measure. Because the NuEar Circa AI hearing aid not only helps a person hear more clearly, it can track body and brain health. Superior Hearing's Dr. Brian Kuopus, who has a doctorate in audiology from the University of ...

UPHS-Marquette welcomes Benson

MARQUETTE — UP Health System-Marquette recently welcomed podiatrist Brad Benson, DPM. Dr. Benson grew up in Marquette before earning his undergraduate degree at Northern Michigan University. He went to medical school at Kent State University and did his residency at St. Vincent Charity ...

Feel the Christmas spirit in the West End

Whether you’re ready or not, Santa is coming to town soon. Why not embrace it and celebrate with some fun and festive events right here in the West End? Negaunee will begin the festivities with the annual Tinseltown coming to downtown Negaunee! Stroll along Iron Street on Dec. 1 from 4-8 ...

Small businesses band together for Small Business Saturday

NEW YORK — Many small and independent retailers who are holding Small Business Saturday shopping events Thanksgiving weekend are banding together with others, believing that there’s strength in numbers. Small Business Saturday, started in 2010 to encourage consumers to shop in their small ...

Tips for reducing the risk of trouble during a company party

NEW YORK (AP) — The holiday party at a small business can be fraught with legal problems if staffers or guests drink too much. If they engage in sexual misconduct or are involved in accidents of any sort, a company owner can be held legally liable. Employment lawyers and human resources ...

Partnership News and Views: Shop small this holiday season

Happy Thanksgiving week! With the holiday season underway, here in Marquette County we truly have many reasons to be thankful. We are lucky to live in this wonderful community filled with amazing organizations, businesses and people. On behalf of the Lake Superior Community Partnership, we want ...

RTI Surgical acquires Paradigm Spine

MARQUETTE — RTI Surgical Inc., a global surgical implant company, and Paradigm Spine LLC, a leader in motion preservation and non-fusion spinal implant technology, recently announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby RTI will acquire all outstanding equity interest of ...

Bound to fail

NEW YORK — Nearly a year after Courtney Jackson launched her clothing business, she took on a partner to help manage the company’s growth. A month into the partnership, something was wrong. Jackson’s partner was supposed to handle half the company’s workload, but that didn’t happen. ...

Business highlights 11/12/18

Democrats eye up Trump’s tax returns WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting President Donald Trump’s tax returns is high on the list of Democratic priorities now that they have won the House. By law, the leaders of tax-writing committees in the House and Senate can obtain tax returns and related ...

In brief 11/12/18

Bourque is new vehicle inspector MARQUETTE — Joshua Bourque was selected as the new vehicle safety inspector for the Upper Peninsula. He has a background as a mechanic and previous experience working on school buses. Bourque is from south central Michigan but has resided in the ...

Chamber Chat 11/12/18

For many local retailers and merchants, the holiday shopping season is one of the biggest income opportunities of the year. The competition from online retail keeps chipping away the local profit margin a little bit more each year. Because of that trend we need to start making a conscious ...

Treat your skin right

Flurries, crisp air, and the crunch of leaves beneath your feet all make curling up on the couch with a cup of tea sound appealing. However, this is definitely one event you will want to get off the couch for. Grab some friends and head down to Lakeshore Skin Care and Lakeshore Fitness Land ...

Partnership News and Views

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UPHS welcomes general surgeon

MARQUETTE — UP Health System-Marquette recently welcomed Dr. Sara Herrera as a general surgeon. Herrera is board-certified in general surgery and surgical critical care, and she also has a background in burn surgery and wound care. “I wanted to practice general surgery at a place that ...

Mackinac acquires Lincoln bank

MARQUETTE — Directors of Mackinac Financial Corp., the holding company for mBank, recently announced the closure of the all-cash acquisition of Lincoln Community Bank, of Merrill, Wisconsin. Lincoln was immediately consolidated into mBank and both branches opened as mBank locations Oct. 1. ...

Suffering from migraines?

Improving the quality of life for headache sufferers comes through a small but effective device being used by UP Health System-Marquette medical providers. Alisha Wasilewski, a Physician Assistant in the UPHS Neurology Department, said she has treated more than 100 patients with the device ...

Exciting GINCC events set for November

The fun never ends in the West End. We have two unique events coming up that you won’t want to miss! On Nov. 5 from 5–7 p.m., GINCC’s newest member, Phelps Square Apartments, will host an open house. Phelps Square Apartments is located at 700 E. North St. in Ishpeming. The community is ...

mBank helping Beacon House

MARQUETTE — Financial institution mBank recently announced its newest community outreach campaign by donating $100 for each qualifying checking, savings or money market account it opens now through Wednesday. Participating branches include all Upper Peninsula branches: Marquette, Negaunee, ...

Wells Fargo aids Northern Initiatives

MARQUETTE — Wells Fargo Bank made a $25,000 grant recently to Northern Initiatives, a community development financial institution, in support of helping to build a learning community of users of its customer portal, Initiate. Northern Initiatives makes loans to start-up and growing ...