Monday: In Business

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 ...

Krook to expand business hours

ISHPEMING — Connie Keranen Krook RN will expand her business hours starting June 11. The John Barnes PT method of myofascial release therapy facilitates the resolution of chronic problems, such as headaches, fibromyalgia and back pain, according to a news release. Krook has been practicing ...

Aspen Dental offers vets free care

MARQUETTE — Veterans can still make appointments for free dental care at Aspen Dental in Marquette Township on June 9, when the company will host its fifth annual Day of Service. Veterans can call 1-844-277-3646 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are required and available on a ...

Wolverine Power Systems: ‘Powering Michigan’ for 20 years

MARQUETTE — ”Powering Michigan” for over 20 years. That’s the story of Wolverine Power Systems since opening its first location in 1997. They’ve been called the “Generator Experts” because the company specializes in standby generator solutions for home and businesses and is an ...

Chamber Chat: Chamber Children’s Carnival on Friday

Have you heard about the Children’s Carnival coming to town? It’s free, and it’s just for kids! The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Chamber of Commerce is excited to present the second annual Chamber Children’s Carnival on this Friday from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. This event will be held in the ...

Kompas Fellowship students to work with Myefski Architects

MARQUETTE — Two fellows have been selected for the prestigious Kompas Fellowship program. Aniella Sophie Goldinger, a Royal Danish Academy student, and Ellis Wills-Begley, a University of Michigan student, will be spending 80 percent of their time contributing to real-world projects with ...

Mackinac Financial Corporation releases Q1 statements for 2018

MARQUETTE — Mackinac Financial Corporation, the holding company for mBank, recently announced a first quarter 2018 income of $1.54 million, or 24 cents per share, compared to first quarter 2017 figures of $1.73 million, or 28 cents per share. The 2018 results were expected, a news release ...

Jon’s Auto: Quality, value, fairness

Jon Christianson and his staff at Jon’s Auto in Marquette are not resting on their laurels. They don’t take for granted being voted as the Readers Choice Award winner 12 years in a row. They continue to work hard to make each and every customer who steps onto their lot happy with the ...

Partnership News and Views

So let’s go back to Feb. 2 when Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. CEO Lourenco Goncalves, challenged our community to show our support for mining in Michigan as he weighs his options to expand operations in Michigan or Minnesota. Let me tell you, while it sounded like an easy task, it kept me up at night ...

TEAM Wireless now in Marquette

MARQUETTE — Locally owned Verizon authorized retailer, TEAM Wireless, recently began operating the Marquette and Iron Mountain Verizon locations. “We’re meeting with all current Verizon employees of Iron Mountain and Marquette and we’re excited at the possibility of adding them to our ...

The future of treatment

At present, UPHS is in the midst of a clinical trial investigating the WaveCrest device, a one-time permanent implant that serves to seal off the left atrial appendage. The trial is the next step toward FDA approval for the WaveCrest device. WaveCrest, if approved, would be the second device ...

Team Rodda grabs groceries for hospice

If you haven’t already noticed, the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce’s very own president, Tia Rodda, and her husband, Scott, are dancing for Hospice — Dancing with Our Stars Marquette County Style, that is! And Team Rodda has a special fundraiser going on right now ...

New changes at River Valley Bank

MARQUETTE — River Valley Bank recently announced a new hire and promotion for its assistant market manager positions at their two locations in Marquette. Stacy Hollenbeck was named the assistant market manager at the 1140 W. Washington St. location, a press release states. Prior to joining ...

Tradeoff: No cash but faster lines as restaurants forgo currency

NEW YORK — The lunchtime lines at Dos Toros move faster these days — customers don’t fumble for bills or coins, and employees don’t make change. Since around New Year’s, the Mexican food chain has been cashless. “For the vast majority of customers, there’s no reaction at all; ...

Barton now a private wealth adviser

MARQUETTE — Patricia K. Barton, with Ameriprise Financial, financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., has become an Ameriprise Financial private wealth adviser. Barton with an office in Marquette, is among the 15 percent of roughly 10,000 Ameriprise Financial advisers ...

VAST, Iron Range Agency recognized

MARQUETTE — At a recent executive meeting, Frankenmuth Insurance recognized VAST of Marquette, and Iron Range Agency of Ishpeming as “Preferred” partners for 2017. The distinction is awarded to the top 15 percent of all independent agencies representing the insurance company, and is ...

Retailers hope for certainty as Supreme Court hears tax case

NEW YORK — Retailers are hoping for a resolution this year from the Supreme Court, which hears arguments Tuesday in a decades-old dispute: Whether companies must collect sales tax on items sold in a state where they don’t have a store or other building. If the court backs government ...