Monday: In Business

Cultural studies

NEW YORK — As business owners struggle to fill job openings, they’re using their company culture to attract talented candidates. When Adam Stetzer has a good prospect for his digital marketing company HubShout, he brings in what he calls the “doom squad,” a group of staffers who meet ...

Veridea makes many promotions

MARQUETTE — Marquette-based real estate developer Veridea Group recently announced several key promotions among its executive and management staff. Charles Holsworth was promoted to senior vice president. In his new role, Holsworth will focus on operations of Veridea’s hotel, ...

Partnership News and Views

2018 is coming to a close, and what a year it’s been for us here at Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce! It’s been quite the ride. We welcomed 18 new members over the course of 2018, held Business After Hours events for current and new members, held ribbon cuttings for ...

Bad review?

NEW YORK — Brad Schweig thought he had a satisfied customer when a woman who bought outdoor furniture in March 2017 posted a five-star review online. Less than a year later, it was down to one star after a squirrel chewed a hole in one of the cushions. Many business owners have faced the ...

Partnership News and Views

As we wrapped up our 20th Anniversary in November, I took the time to reflect on the year and decided to compile a list of “LSCP Top Ten of 2018.” I believe it is important to reflect on accomplishments within an organization for many reasons. It allows the organization to access how much ...

mBank supports Beacon House

MARQUETTE — mBank recently made a $20,000 donation to the Beacon House Legacy of Love Campaign, presenting a check on Nov. 14 at its downtown Ishpeming branch location. The grassroots campaign includes every Upper Peninsula community coming together to support Beacon House in its effort to ...

Local holiday shopping helps create the multiplier effect

Our theme through the holiday shopping season at the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Chamber of Commerce is to buy local as much as possible and support our local businesses. It’s not just because we want our local businesses to prosper and grow, but in addition when money is spent locally it has ...

UPHS welcomes Dick-Perez, Scott

UPHS welcomes Dick-Perez, Scott MARQUETTE — UP Health System-Marquette recently welcomed Dr. Ryan Dick-Perez to its emergency medicine staff, as UPHS-Bell welcomed Shannon Scott to its pediatric staff. “With originally being from Alaska, I was looking for a location with lots of snow, ...

Sweet treats and more at Marquette bakery

What initially began as a coffee shop featuring muffins, light deli items and espresso drinks is now an elegant café that offers a vast selection of delectable items such as French pastries and more. Babycakes Muffin Company sits boldly along Washington Street in downtown Marquette with ...

Building a better future with Fraco

Fraco Inc. is the Upper Peninsula's leading supplier for concrete block, redi-mix, tile, flooring, landscaping products and masonry supplies but it is not just for contractors with big projects. “We offer flooring of all types and much more,” said Fraco Office Manager Missy Bengry. “We ...

LSCP always focused on primary mission

It’s hard to believe, but this month officially concludes our 20th anniversary celebration. And what a year it has been! Often times we are so busy, heads down with our work, that we forget to take a moment to reflect on where we have been and all of the accomplishments that have been ...

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. ...