Monday: In Business

Partnership News and Views

While you are familiar with the Lake Superior Community Partnership and our economic development efforts in Marquette County, you may not realize that there are similar organizations across the Upper Peninsula that serve the same purpose in their communities. You may surmise that we fight for ...

Houghton County hotels recognized

CALUMET — The board overseeing the Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau recently announced that three local hotels have been awarded the annual “Best of Brand,” which recognizes top performing hotels and their staff members. The AmericInn of Calumet took home the award for “Best ...

Magic, expertise and service help independent toy retailers

NEW YORK — When a young customer returned to Mary Arnold Toys a few days after an Easter egg decorating event, store owner Judy Ishayik asked the child, “How is your egg?” The little girl responded with a big smile, and her mother thanked Ishayik, telling her, “That's so ...

LSCP seeks official reaccreditation

ac·cred·i·ta·tion (əˌkrediˈtāSH(ə)n/) noun 1. the action or process of officially recognizing someone as having a particular status or being qualified to perform a particular activity. “the accreditation of professionals” Many professions have statewide, national or ...

Potocki joins Marquette Pediatric

MARQUETTE — Marquette Pediatric Dentistry recently announced the addition of Dr. Melisa Potocki to its staff. Potocki, a Canada native who grew up near Detroit, attended the University of Michigan for undergraduate studies and completed her dental degree at the University of Kentucky ...

Beth Millner Jewelry fundraiser

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula company Beth Millner Jewelry is now accepting applications for its fundraiser jewelry program. Beth Millner will design a custom piece of jewelry for each selected organization and donate a portion of the proceeds from each one sold for an entire year, a press ...

Chamber Chat

There are many benefits to being a chamber member! Are you taking advantage of them? Being a member of the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Chamber of Commerce can benefit you in a variety of ways! We offer our members perks like marketing opportunities, free/low-cost resource meetings, ...

LSCP partner benefit pays out

MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Community Partnership recently announced that several members have earned over $355,037 in dividends through the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America workers compensation group program. Since the LSCP is a designated group, members receive 5 percent ...

Partnership News and Views/Putting the last 20 years into words

As you know, the LSCP is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Below is the speech I gave at our annual dinner, trying to put the last 20 years into words. “How can you sum up 20 years? How do you convey exactly how you feel about the organization you basically grew up in? The one you ...

Veridea adds Paquette to team

MARQUETTE — The Veridea Group has announced an addition to its management team. Josh Paquette joins the real estate development and hospitality management company as the purchasing and procurement manager. A Marquette native, Paquette holds a degree business administration from Finlandia ...

Walters promoted at Settlers

MADISON, Wis. — Settlers bank Board of Directors and executive management recently announced the promotion of Eric Walters to vice president of Credit Administration. Walters has been a member of the Settlers bank team since 2009 and has more than 10 years of financial industry experience. ...

Chamber Chat: ‘Vegas Comes to Ishpeming’ scheduled for Saturday

Get ready to Luau! On Saturday, the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce will host, “Vegas Comes to Ishpeming,” presented by UP Health System-Bell, at River Rock Lanes and Banquet Center, 1011 North Road, Ishpeming. Tickets are on sale NOW and are just $25 per person! Make ...

Katona promoted to partner

MARQUETTE — Certified public accountant Kara A. Katona has been promoted to partner at Makela, Toutant, Hill, Nardi & Katona PC, effective Jan. 1. Katona joined the firm’s tax department 13 years ago and works with individual and business clients, specializing in taxation and ...

Wandels’ WaterCare: Treating problem water throughout the U.P.

Wandels’ WaterCare continues to treat and resolve issues present in both residential and commercial water supplies across the Upper Peninsula. With a long standing reputation of knowledge and service, they can handle most any challenge that comes their way. From general household use to ...

Money an issue as many businesses don’t give caregiver leave

NEW YORK — Within three months, one of MacLaren Cummings' staffers passed away from cancer and then both his own mother and the mother of an employee were diagnosed with breast cancer. Although he was the CEO, Cummings says, "the last thing I could think about was work." That painful ...

U.P. Law firm changes name

Kendricks, Bordeau, Adamini, Greenlee & Keefe P.C. recently announced a change of the firm's name to recognize the contributions of partners Kenneth J. Seavoy and Suzanne Curry Larsen. The firm will now be known as Kendricks, Bordeau, Keefe, Seavoy & Larsen, P.C. Ronald E. Greenlee ...

Maki named First Bank president

GLADSTONE — The board of directors of First Bancshares Corporation appointed Todd D. Maki the new president & CEO of First Bank, Upper Michigan effective March 1, announced Jeanine K. Dagenais, chairperson. In fourth quarter 2017, Northern Michigan Bank & Trust and First Bank, ...