Monday: In Business

Chamber Chat

The 4th of July is right around the corner — how do you plan to celebrate? Ishpeming has you covered in terms of fun! It all begins on Tuesday, July 3 with the Festival of Treasures street fair! This takes place downtown Ishpeming, mostly on Main Street, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will ...

Edward Jones makes Fortune 500

MARQUETTE — Financial services firm Edward Jones once again ranks among the list of Fortune 500 companies. This is the firm’s sixth consecutive appearance on the annual list, which is published by Fortune magazine, according to a press release from Doug Gordon, a financial adviser in ...

Lasco appoints Baer as president

MARQUETTE — Lasco recently announced the promotion of Robert Baer from interim president to president, effective June 1. “I’m extremely excited to start the next stage of my long-standing career here at Lasco,” Baer said. “Lasco has always been a very strong company with a great ...

From airlines to pizza parlors, EU businesses adopt data law

LONDON — Lisa Meyer’s hair salon is a cozy place where her mother serves homemade macaroons, children climb on chairs and customers chat above the whirr of hairdryers. Most of the time Meyer is focused on hairstyles, color trends and keeping up with appointments. But now she’s worried ...

Partnership News and Views

I can’t believe it’s time to talk golf! How time flies! As the weather warms up, the LSCP events team starts planning our golf outing, second largest fundraiser of the year. We know there are many golf outings over the course of the summer and are thankful our partners and the community ...

Schon gets Employee of the Year

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Health Plan recently named Jennifer Schon 2017 Employee of the Year. 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 by their manager or a member of the ...

Wyoming courts tech behind cryptocurrency to entice business

By MEAD GRUVER Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Block Chain Gang LLC, Crypto Cowboy, Something Something Blockchain LLC: Based on the names of dozens of new companies registering to set up shop in Wyoming, the state’s effort to lure the latest tech craze appears to be paying ...

LSCP reaccredited by the IEDC

MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Community Partnership has again been recognized as one of 60 economic development organizations accredited by International Economic Development Council as an Accredited Economic Development Organization. Originally accredited in 2011, this is the second time the ...

GINCC presents 6th annual rummage sale

The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for a popular community event in the west end of Marquette County — the Town-Wide Rummage Sale. This takes place June 8 through June 10. The GINCC began this event in 2013 to unite communities and neighbors throughout ...

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 ...