Monday: In Business

Company owners must step in when staffers can’t get along

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK — When four of Zach Hendrix’s staffers couldn’t get along or even speak to one another, he tried talking, cajoling and negotiating with them. But nothing worked. He couldn’t fire any of the staffers — they’re too critical to ...

Business highlights

Starbucks begins closing operations in Europe SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks is restructuring its European operations after several years of slowing sales. The Seattle-based coffee chain is selling 83 company-owned stores in France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg to its longtime ...

In brief

Jewelers helping first responders MARQUETTE — Wattsson & Wattsson Jewelers has teamed up with Jewelry Innovations, a manufacturer and distributer of fine jewelry and developer of high-tech jewelry alloys, to help first responders stay safe while wearing jewelry on the job. The ...

Partnership News and Views

You have heard me talk many times about the talent shortage or “tight” labor market we are currently facing. We talk with businesses every day about their struggles for talent, what they are doing to attract and retain employees and we provide any type of assistance we can. One thing we ...

Wells Fargo’s profit rises to $6 billion in latest quarter

Wells Fargo, still haunted by multiple scandals, reported higher earnings in the third quarter Friday but still fell short of what analysts were looking for. Wells saw its earnings jump to $6 billion from $4.5 billion in 2017’s third quarter, although last year the bank had to set aside $1 ...

Chamber Chat

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new executive director of the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce. I look forward to working with the chamber membership, along with other West End businesses and organizations, to showcase and enhance our ...

Global business leaders suspend ties with Saudi Arabia

LONDON — Global business leaders are reassessing their ties with Saudi Arabia, stoking pressure on the Gulf kingdom to explain what happened to a dissident writer who disappeared after visiting its consulate in Istanbul. British billionaire Richard Branson on Friday suspended business links ...

Facing bias as a female business owner? Here’s what to do

Women business owners who encounter gender discrimination from investors, customers or others often are taken aback initially. But over time they develop strategies to deal with painful and awkward situations. Here are five things a woman owner should do: ≤ Don’t show your anger. Show ...

Ghosted

NEW YORK — All seemed to be going well with Randolph Rice’s new receptionist. She asked for more responsibilities and got them, and said she was happy. Then, two months into the job at Rice’s law office, she didn’t show up for work or call in sick. Rice tried to reach her, but got ...

Despite strong economy, small business owners stay cautious

NEW YORK — Although the economy is strong and consumers are optimistic, many small business owners are holding fast to their cautious approach to expansion. The government’s latest estimate of second-quarter economic growth, released last week, showed that the gross domestic product ...

LSCP releases 2018 Vision Magazine

Each year, the Lake Superior Community Partnership releases Vision Magazine, which showcases some of the many businesses and organizations that make Marquette County what it is today. We have a great partnership with The Mining Journal who handles the advertising and works with LSCP staff on ...

In brief 10/8/18

UPHS-Marquette adds new staffers MARQUETTE — UP Health System-Marquette recently announced the addition of new staff members, Dr. Shawn Brown and Dr. Jose Pino-y-Torres. Brown has joined the UPHS’s Emergency Medicine staff and Pino-y-Torres has become a member of the hospital’s ...

Small retailers upbeat about 4Q but tariffs make some uneasy

NEW YORK — Sales are so strong at women’s clothing company Leota that owner Sarah Carson is asking manufacturers for more inventory for the holidays, a change from last year. Leota, which sells dresses, tops, pants and skirts to stores and on its own website, has been getting reorders ...

Business highlights

SEC files complaint against Elon Musk DETROIT — U.S. securities regulators have filed a complaint against Tesla CEO Elon Musk alleging that he made false and misleading statements about plans to take the company private in August. The Securities and Exchange Commission says in the complaint ...

Tadych’s celebrates 50 years

When you ask Jim Tadych why he has been in the supermarket business for 50 years, he will tell you it is because he loves people. Being able to fill the needs of his customers has been his passion since he bought his first store in Brillion, Wisconsin, in July 1968, according to a company ...

Marketing scholarship for student

TRAVERSE CITY — Cam Myers Marketing will select one student to receive up to a $2,000 scholarship at the start of 2019. The owner, Cameron Myers, decided to create the scholarship after he realized there was a skills gap in today’s digital marketers, according to a press release. “To ...

Chamber Chat: Save the date for 8th Annual Dinner

Save the Date! GINCC’s eighth Annual Dinner will be on Oct. 18. The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce our upcoming Annual Dinner! This event at the Ishpeming Armory is an evening dedicated to our members. We are so thankful for each and every one of ...

Business Profile: 906 Technologies

MARQUETTE — 906 Technologies continues to grow and expand — locally and beyond. While many know the business for its quality computer and mobile device repair services, 906 Technologies responds to a wide range of technology-related requests from home and business customers. “We of ...

In brief 9/24/18

River Valley announces promotions WAUSAU, Wis. – River Valley Bank recently announced two employee promotions within its ranks. Jamie Thyrion was promoted from assistant market manager to market manager of River Valley’s Calumet branch. As market manager, Thyrion will be responsible ...

Fundraising for economic development

Fundraising. Oftentimes it’s the very activity that is needed to sustain and grow a nonprofit organization or event. As someone who is responsible for it in my organization, I can tell you first-hand how difficult it can be at times. For you as a business or community supporter, I am sure it ...