Monday: In Business

Above and beyond in patient care

MARQUETTE —Valley Med Flight has been a valuable partner in saving lives at UP Health System for over 4 years. “This service is a substantial benefit to U.P. patients and their families,” said Robert Kroll, Clinical Director of Invasive Imaging Services at UPHS-Marquette. “Valley Med ...

Chamber Chat

Here Come the Dog Days of Fall! Not “dog days” as in hottest of the season, we’re talking actual dogs here! Greater Ishpeming Negaunee Chamber of Commerce member U.P. Sled Dog Association is bringing the UP200 Dryland Dash to the Negaunee Township Hall on Oct. 13 and 14. This is the ...

DeLuca now at Axis, Northern Lights

MARQUETTE — Rachael DeLuca recently completed her four-year medical training in Classical Chinese Medicine at Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, earning a master’s of science degree. She is a doctor of oriental medicine and is also a diplomat in oriental medicine, as ...

Rebuilding Post-disaster, business owners find varied paths to recovery

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK — As small business owners in Hawaii and California clean up following Hurricane Lane and wildfires, they’ll find there’s no one formula for recovery. The same disaster can devastate businesses in divergent ways — a hurricane ...

Grant opportunity for area nonprofits

What could possibly be better than a Business After Hours event? With food, drinks, networking and making valuable connections, prizes and free admission, they’re pretty awesome. The only thing that could make them better is giving local nonprofits the opportunity to raise money and a chance ...

First Bank, Riverside help 4-H

First Bank, Upper Michigan, announced that a contribution was to be made to the 4-H organizations in Delta, Marquette and Dickinson Counties to provide the organizations with membership assistance for the youth of their counties. First Bank is joined by Riverside Auto Group in sponsoring ...

Lawsuit protocol

NEW YORK — When a small business is involved in a lawsuit, an owner’s concern can’t only be about winning or losing — it also has to be about making sure the company stays on track. Owners who have been sued or who brought lawsuits themselves must meet with lawyers, gather evidence ...

Fourth quarter looks good for small, independent retailers

NEW YORK — The latest retail sales report from the government augurs well for small and independent retailers for the fourth quarter, with one possible snag: the impact of trade tariffs. Overall retail sales rose 6.4 percent in July from a year ago, and sales from non-store retailers, which ...

LSCP releases its latest data booklet

Each year the Lake Superior Community Partnership researches and compiles economic data important to our community. The data booklet is created with the help of Economic Modeling Specialists Incorporated, or EMSI. EMSI compiles data from over 90 different federal, state and private data ...

Stockinger named assistant VP

MARQUETTE — mBank recently announced the hiring of Kari Stockinger as assistant vice president, mortgage loan officer, in Marquette, effective immediately. Stockinger started her banking career over 11 years ago in northern Wisconsin. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a ...

A ‘joint’ operation

Dr. Wally Pearson has been performing joint replacement surgery at Bell — both the “old” Bell Memorial and the “new” UPHS-Bell — for 22 years now. Dr. Pearson said it’s that other facilities are good as well, but Bell has done something quite special in the joint replacement ...

In Brief

Thrivent, UPAWS transport dogs NEGAUNEE — Ann Brownell, community outreach and volunteer coordinator at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter, recently completed a successful relocation effort for sheltered dogs from southern states. The dogs, transported from overpopulated shelters in ...

NMU’s annual Fall Fest offers opportunity

As summer continues to grace us with its hot presence, the last thing you want to think about is “back to school.” However, if you’re a business in Marquette County, consider giving a little attention to the upcoming Fall Fest event happening at Northern Michigan University. When ...

The business itself

NEW YORK — For many small businesses, the easiest thing to sell right now might be the business itself. Buyout activity is booming, and the prices being paid are at or near records for companies up to $50 million in value, brokers say. Many small-business owners are fielding more cold calls ...

Couple keeps going after antiques shop closes

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — After about four decades in existence, L&M Furniture closed this month on Market Street. But Louis Farrick, who owned the store with his wife Marge, isn’t about to exit the antiques business anytime soon. “I’ll never be out of the antique business,” said ...

Partnership News and Views

Stampede Feed & Seed is a local family owned business conveniently located in Ishpeming at 604 Lakeshore Drive, just off the highway. They carry everything a pet owner would need, from animal feeds to work boots to equine supplies! Whether you own a dog, cat, bird, horse, pig, chicken, ...

Hartzell gets diamond diploma

MARQUETTE — Lacee J. Hartzell, sales manager at Wattsson & Wattsson Jewelers, recently received her Diamonds Graduate diploma from Gemological Institute of America. To earn her GIA Diamonds Graduate diploma, Hartzell completed two written courses on diamonds and a one-week lab course, as ...

Braden earns insurance licensing

MARQUETTE — Kelsey Braden, team member at Encore Financial Group Marquette Area Consultants, obtained her health and life insurance license. Kelsey is part of the growing Marquette team, which is led by owner and financial adviser Theresa Sell. “Kelsey is a valuable part of our team ...

Next generation:Business owners mentor their heirs apparent

NEW YORK — The plan was for Greg Goodman to sell his auto supply store and retire about the time he turned 60. Then Plan B came along — his son Chandler decided to join and eventually take over the family business instead of becoming an architect. Goodman, now 54, is focusing on building ...