Monday: In Business

Chamber Chat

It’s that time of year again — time for Negaunee’s Pioneer Days celebration! This year’s Pioneer Days will take place July 6 through July 14 throughout Negaunee, beginning with the fun-filled alumni softball games and concluding with the fireworks over Teal Lake. The parade theme this ...

Rapavi returns to Mark Aho group

MARQUETTE — The Mark Aho Financial Group recently announced the hiring of Josh Rapavi as a client associate. Rapavi will deal in customer relations and work closely with financial advisers to provide service to clients. The Marquette native previously interned with the financial group ...

Trailhead Holistic hosts celebration

MARQUETTE — Trailhead Holistic Health Collective this week will celebrate its one-year anniversary at its office. The collective will be offering complimentary group samplings of acupuncture and Ayurveda. There will also be social time with light snacks. The celebration, which is free and ...

Small businesses vulnerable to cyberattacks, then don’t act

Small businesses suffered a barrage of computer invasions last year but most took no action to shore up their security afterward, according to a survey by insurer Hiscox. It found that 47 percent of small businesses reported that they had one attack in 2017, and 44 percent said they had two ...

A new sharp perspective

MARQUETTE — Dr. Katie Petrin is pleased with a new type of imaging equipment that’s making surgery both quicker and even more safe than ever at UP Health System-Marquette. It’s called the Visera 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) System, delivering four times the pixels, higher resolution, ...

Partnership News and Views

As we head to the mid-way point of 2018 (can you believe it?) I thought it was a great time to review the activities of the Lake Superior Community Partnership and its partners from the first half of the year. Kicking off the year, we held our annual meeting and annual dinner. The meeting is a ...

UPHP names Bicigo as COO

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Health Plan recently announced the promotion of Melanie Bicigo to chief operating officer. Last year, longtime UPHP President and CEO Dennis Smith announced his retirement, effective July 1. Melissa Holmquist was named Smith’s successor as CEO, leaving the ...

Businesses seek to expand opportunities for disabled workers

NEW YORK — On any weekday morning, Miles Thornback is working on marketing campaigns for real estate agents or dealing with tricky tech issues at the office. Thornback, who has cerebral palsy, got hired three years ago at the RE/MAX Prestige real estate agency in Costa Mesa, California, ...

Chamber Chat

The 4th of July is right around the corner — how do you plan to celebrate? Ishpeming has you covered in terms of fun! It all begins on Tuesday, July 3 with the Festival of Treasures street fair! This takes place downtown Ishpeming, mostly on Main Street, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will ...

Edward Jones makes Fortune 500

MARQUETTE — Financial services firm Edward Jones once again ranks among the list of Fortune 500 companies. This is the firm’s sixth consecutive appearance on the annual list, which is published by Fortune magazine, according to a press release from Doug Gordon, a financial adviser in ...

Lasco appoints Baer as president

MARQUETTE — Lasco recently announced the promotion of Robert Baer from interim president to president, effective June 1. “I’m extremely excited to start the next stage of my long-standing career here at Lasco,” Baer said. “Lasco has always been a very strong company with a great ...

From airlines to pizza parlors, EU businesses adopt data law

LONDON — Lisa Meyer’s hair salon is a cozy place where her mother serves homemade macaroons, children climb on chairs and customers chat above the whirr of hairdryers. Most of the time Meyer is focused on hairstyles, color trends and keeping up with appointments. But now she’s worried ...

Partnership News and Views

I can’t believe it’s time to talk golf! How time flies! As the weather warms up, the LSCP events team starts planning our golf outing, second largest fundraiser of the year. We know there are many golf outings over the course of the summer and are thankful our partners and the community ...

Schon gets Employee of the Year

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Health Plan recently named Jennifer Schon 2017 Employee of the Year. 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 by their manager or a member of the ...

Wyoming courts tech behind cryptocurrency to entice business

By MEAD GRUVER Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Block Chain Gang LLC, Crypto Cowboy, Something Something Blockchain LLC: Based on the names of dozens of new companies registering to set up shop in Wyoming, the state’s effort to lure the latest tech craze appears to be paying ...

LSCP reaccredited by the IEDC

MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Community Partnership has again been recognized as one of 60 economic development organizations accredited by International Economic Development Council as an Accredited Economic Development Organization. Originally accredited in 2011, this is the second time the ...

GINCC presents 6th annual rummage sale

The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for a popular community event in the west end of Marquette County — the Town-Wide Rummage Sale. This takes place June 8 through June 10. The GINCC began this event in 2013 to unite communities and neighbors throughout ...

UPHS-Marquette’s bariatric surgery earns reaccreditation

Bariatric surgery is a tool that, when combined with a comprehensive treatment plan, can improve a person’s health, as well as quality of life, explained Amanda M. Bivins, LPN, Bariatric Coordinator for the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at UP Health System-Marquette. And UPHS-Marquette ...

Partnership News and Views

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

Larson achieves Circle of Success

MARQUETTE — Larry Larson, CRPC, a financial adviser with Larson & Associates, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. in Marquette, has qualified for the company’s Circle of Success annual recognition program and will be honored for this achievement in ...