Monday: In Business

Cosmic Glow Golf: Games, food and fun

On Aug. 18, the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second glow-in-the-dark, par-3 tournament, Cosmic Glow Golf. This event will be taking place at the Wawonowin Country Club, located in Champion. The shotgun start will begin at 6 p.m. sharp with registration and ...

US fines American, Frontier and Delta over violation claims

Three U.S. airlines have agreed to each pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines to resolve government claims that they violated rules aimed at protecting consumers. The Transportation Department detailed the violations and the fines levied against American Airlines Group, Delta Air Lines ...

Visa looking to help small businesses go cashless

NEW YORK — Visa is looking to push more small businesses into updating their digital payment technology, offering up to $10,000 each to 50 U.S.-based small business owners that are committed to going cashless. The program will focus on restaurants and food establishments, Visa said ...

Good Jobs is good news for Michigan

MARQUETTE — The legislative process is complicated and often times frustrating. However, when successful, it can bring great joy to those who have written, advocated and lobbied for the bills. Good Jobs for Michigan was a package of bills first introduced in 2016 that would provide an ...

Business briefing

Snowbelt Stove joins dealer network CHATHAM — Snowbelt Outdoor Stoves of Chatham is the latest to join the Central Boiler dealer network. Central Boiler, established in 1984, made the announcement recently. The company is an industry leader in the design, innovation and ...

Tillerson gets oil industry award

By MATTHEW LEE and ZEYNEP BILGINSOY Associated Press ISTANBUL — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took a brief break from his diplomatic duties on Sunday, returning to his Exxon Mobil comfort zone to bask in the glow of approval from his former colleagues in the oil ...

Business briefing

Veridea announces GM of Marriott MARQUETTE — The Veridea Group has announced Johnathon Naracon as the General Manager of the Courtyard by Marriott in Albion, Michigan. Naracon is a graduate of Northern Michigan University’s Hospitality Management program and completed Veridea’s ...

Range Bank: Institution marks 130 years of service

MARQUETTE — One hundred thirty years is a long time for a local company to be in business, and a milestone to be proud of. As Range Bank celebrates 130 years in business this year, it is through their focus on community, modern banking technology and security for customers that continues to ...

What the Partnership is and is not

We get many questions on what exactly the LSCP does. Do we only provide services for our partners or for the whole community? Are we a Chamber of Commerce? Are we an economic development organization? Are the services we provide free? Hopefully, I can clear up some of these questions. The ...

Waite at helm of residency program

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program has announced Brian Waite, MD, as its new director. Waite has had nine years of experience working at MFMRP as an assistant director, according to a news release. For three of those years he was a hospitalist faculty physician. ...

Trawick promoted at Thrivent

MARQUETTE — David Trawick, of Ishpeming, has been promoted by Theresa Sell at Thrivent Financial Marquette to the position of insurance associate client relationship manager with the organization’s Marquette Area Financial Associates of Thrivent Financial. Trawick offers comprehensive ...

Small food makers wonder about Amazon-Whole Foods impact

NEW YORK — Among the many questions being asked about Amazon’s intended purchase of Whole Foods is one from small and medium-sized food manufacturers: How might this deal affect me? The unknowns include whether Amazon might change the grocery chain’s food offerings, which at the moment ...

The week-long celebration of all things ‘Negaunee’

It’s almost that time — time for Negaunee residents to celebrate their beloved holiday, Pioneer Days! This year marks the 38th Annual Negaunee Pioneer Days, which will take place June 30-July 8. The Negaunee Irontown Association — the organization responsible for the birth of Pioneer ...

UPHP honors Steve Heikkinen

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Health Plan has named Steve Heikkinen 2016 Employee of the Year, according to a release from UPHP. 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 ...

Chain store closing can be blow, blessing for small business

NEW YORK — When big retail chains close stores, it can be a blow or a blessing for small businesses near the shuttered merchants. Many shoppers gravitate to a smaller store when one of the big players shuts down, says Aric Shlifka, the owner of Kiddles Sports in Lake Forest, Illinois. The ...

Why you should apply for LSLA

In this day and age, it’s vital for communities to have involvement from leaders and individuals to ensure a successful, thriving and enjoyable place to work and live. Communities need leaders with a vision to see the potential in areas for growth and improvement, as well as efficient ...

Bowerman Johnson MFDA secretary

LANSING — Allison Bowerman Johnson of Bowerman Funeral Home in Munising was recently elected recording secretary of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association. The appointment puts Bowerman Johnson on track to be elected MFDA president in 2020. The MFDA is a professional organization ...

Crafting A BUSINESS

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — What began as a craft project on the side has turned into a successful home business for a local woman thanks to a new marketplace on Amazon. Jodi Lewis runs a small business online called LucyLews. The business is named for her dog, Lucy. Lewis makes vinyl decals in ...

Chamber chat: WMCHF has a new look, new leaders

In 2013, the Western Marquette County Health Foundation, the former Bell Foundation, was created from the purchase of Bell Hospital by LifePoint. The Bell Foundation’s Article of Incorporation were amended and restated. Since then, the WMCHF was established as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit ...