Monday: In Business

Honor Yoga Marketplace coming to Negaunee

Honor Yoga studio will transform into a Marketplace on Sunday, Feb. 25. From 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, the studio at 327 Iron St. in Negaunee will not be providing any yoga classes, but many other goodies instead. The purpose of the Honor Yoga Marketplace is to help raise ...

NMU college earns accreditation

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s College of Business has extended its accreditation through AACSB International — the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide have achieved AASCB accreditation, according to a press ...

Tax cut, bonuses for workers?

NEW YORK — Small business owners may want to hand out bonuses and raises now that there's a new tax law, but many don't know if they'll have any wealth to share. "We didn't base any raises or bonuses on the tax situation because, quite frankly, until it actually happens, no one's sure ...

More Americans hold stocks, for better or for worse

NEW YORK — A plunge in stock prices always stings, but this recent one dug deeper because more Americans are participating in the market, particularly older ones. Slightly more than half of all U.S. families own stocks in some way, from workers who got automatically enrolled into their ...

Kroll renews credentials as certified hand therapist at UP Rehab Services

MARQUETTE — Sara Kroll of UP Health System Rehab Services, managed by UP Rehab Services, has renewed her designation as a certified hand therapist after completing all requirements in 2017. A certified hand therapist offers patients the assurance that the therapist treating them has ...

LSCP, county has come long way in 20 years

Well it’s that time of year again for us to release our 2017 year-end results! We did so in style on the campus of Northern Michigan University last Wednesday. Celebrating 20 years as an organization made this year’s event extra special and gave me a chance to compare where we started to ...

Health care just the latest industry Amazon seeks to upend

NEW YORK — When Amazon sets its sights on a new industry, corporate America shudders. The latest example came Tuesday, when the online retailing giant said it is working with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to create a company to offer affordable health care to their employees. Stocks ...

Small business hiring slows as 2018 kicks off

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business hiring eased at the start of 2018, with companies adding 58,000 jobs in January, down from December's 93,000, payroll provider ADP said Wednesday. Despite the decline — which reflected business owners' ongoing conservative approach to hiring — the January ...

‘Vegas Comes to Ishpeming’ nears

The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is set to kick off its second fundraising event of the year. On March 10, GINCC will host, “Vegas Comes to Ishpeming,” presented by UP Health System-Bell, at River Rock Lanes and Banquet Center, 1011 North Road, Ishpeming. This year ...

mBank announces promotions

MANISTIQUE — mBank recently announced the promotions of Sherry Arnold to senior vice president of bank administration/training and development manager, and Julie Bosanic to vice president, director of mortgage administration. Arnold came to mBank in 2016 after spending 20 years in various ...

Changing plans

NEW YORK — As Congress debated a new tax law at the end of last year, Jerell and Elissa Klaver began revising their company's plans for 2018. The Klavers crunched the numbers, estimating how a lower tax rate and bigger deductions on equipment purchases could help increase their sales of ...

Business highlights

May looks to keep UK on global map DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to reaffirm her country's central role in world affairs on Thursday, when she delivered a speech to the World Economic Forum and met with President Donald Trump to dispel any perceptions of ...

LSCP offers info on air service

As an economic developer, you are typically a generalist. By that, I mean you are involved in so many aspects of the region’s economy that you know a little about a lot, but are not an expert in everything. So you rely on your network of partners and industry experts to assist and educate you ...

In brief

Slattery promoted at Range Bank MARQUETTE — Range Bank recently announced the promotion of Scott Slattery to the position of trust and wealth management officer. “This promotion recognizes Scott’s experience, professionalism, and dedication to the needs of his valued clients,” Jack ...

Small businesses sales transactions up 26 percent in 2017

Small businesses were a much sought-after commodity during 2017, with the number of sales transactions rising more than 26 percent from the previous year. That report comes from BizBuySell.com, an online marketplace for small businesses that tracks the number of transactions reported by ...

Business owners help employees deal with emotional problems

NEW YORK — An employee is severely depressed and unable to complete a task. Or has mood swings and outbursts, unnerving colleagues and disrupting the workplace. These are some of the hardest situations small business owners and managers can face. John Crossman has had employees at his ...

GINCC highlights newest member

The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to welcome its newest member! Marquette County Pawn & Estate Sales, located at 212 Cleveland Ave. in downtown Ishpeming, is the only pawn shop in Marquette County! You can find anything and everything here. The shop is ...

Clickner to chair IEDC committee

MARQUETTE — Amy Clickner, CEO of the Lake Superior Community Partnership, was recently appointed to serve as chair of the Performance Oversight and Monitoring Committee, one of four standing committees within the International Economic Development Council. The IEDC serves over 4,600 ...

Theresa Sell continues to fully serve Marquette community

MARQUETTE — It’s not about business strategy — it’s about working passionately within her community, said Theresa Sell. Theresa, a noble humanitarian and former Thrivent Financial consultant, has volunteered hundreds of hours and has donated to various charities and organizations ...

Nord takes reins of U.P. market

FLORENCE, Wis. — Great North Bank recently announced Matthew Nord has been hired as market president for the Upper Peninsula/northern Wisconsin region. Nord will provide market-leading service for the bank’s commercial clients as well as developing new long-term business relationships ...