Business

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By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK — Offers of training and stock in their new employer weren’t enough to keep four out of his five staffers when Dennis Chow sold his information technology firm in 2016. Chow and the buyers learned one of the hard lessons of a business ...

Uber CEO works to rebuild company’s reputation

NEW YORK (AP) — Ever since he stepped into his role as CEO a year ago, Dara Khosrowshahi has had to deal with wave after wave of major scandals and bad press, much of which he inherited from his predecessor, Travis Kalanick. About two weeks after Khosrowshahi started his job, London’s ...

In Brief

Lake Superior Press marks 45 years Lake Superior Press is marking 45 years of business in Marquette, according to owner Tom Dubow, who founded the printing enterprise in the fall of 1973. The people at Lake Superior Press got off to a rocky start. Just as they were about to begin, so did a ...

Report forecasts economic changes

In the past I have written about a typical day in the life of an economic developer. My point in that column was that there isn’t a typical day in economic development. Just as your business needs to be nimble and flexible to be successful, so do the services and resources we provide to ...

Filizetti appointed clinical director

Filizetti appointed clinical director MARQUETTE — Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice recently announced Roxanne Filizetti has been appointed as the agency’s clinical director. Filizetti has worked with the agency since April, most recently serving as co-clinical director. She is a ...

LSCP gets new data research tool

MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Community Partnership recently acquired a new data research tool. The EMSI Workforce Insight Tool can assist businesses in finding alumni of colleges and universities who have left the area, view specific profiles that match hiring criteria and see where ...

Business After Hours events approaching

The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the next two dates of their ongoing Business After Hours series! On Sept. 12, Northwestern Mutual (Marquette) will host their Business After Hours event at Cognition Brewing Company (113 E. Canda St., Ishpeming) ...

Turnover: Preventing it and dealing with the aftermath

NEW YORK — A tight labor market and a shrinking pool of talented workers make “I’m quitting” some of the most dreaded words a small business owner can hear. Staff turnover is a fact of life, but it’s particularly painful at small companies competing with larger businesses for ...

Chamber Chat: Fun summer events at GINCC

ISHPEMING — The 4th of July may be over, but the excitement doesn’t stop here! GINCC is rolling out events to keep you having fun and building connections all summer long. Coming up this Sunday, July 15, Water Warrior Island is hosting a GINCC Member Day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you ...

Yooper Shirts continues to grow

MARQUETTE — What a year it’s been for Yooper Shirts. They opened a new retail shop in Downtown Marquette — located at 503 N. Third St. — on May 26, 2017. The production continues in the Gossard Building location in Ishpeming. The warm welcoming they have received from their new ...

WHAT’S DOWNTOWN/The Marq offers fresh, locally grown cuisine

We opened The Marq in April 2015 with one goal in mind: to share our passion for fresh, local food with our beloved hometown community. How do we do it? It’s simple. We buy real food directly from people we know that grow, catch, or pick it. Why? Why hassle with the limited availability of ...

WHAT’S DOWNTOWN/Lakeshore Skin Care to showcase Jane Iredale Products

MARQUETTE — People across the nation are recognizing the importance of reading the ingredients list on their skin care and beauty products, as many products contain ingredients that can be harmful to our skin and the environment, or have been tested on animals. As people search for ...

Supporting the growth of local businesses

We’ve talked in the past about a successful economic development strategy needing three main functions in its portfolio: - Attraction - Retention/Expansion - Start-Up As any good businessperson knows, it costs less to retain a customer than it does to attract a new one, and the ...

Hillier recognized for leadership

MARQUETTE — Jay Hillier, certified insurance counselor at VAST in Marquette, was recently recognized for professional leadership and advanced knowledge by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors, a leading national insurance professional organization. Hillier was awarded a certificate ...

NI to invest in diverse entrepreneurs

MARQUETTE — A $316,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Works for Small Business: Diverse Community Capital Program will help Northern Initiatives invest in diverse small business owners and entrepreneurs, according to a press release from the organization. It also brings Northern Initiatives ...

NI receives award

MARQUETTE — Among the 135 lending institutions in the state of Michigan, Northern Initiatives has been selected to receive the 2016 Small Business Administration District Director’s Award. It recognizes Northern Initiatives as the most active SBA Community Advantage lender in the state, ...

mBank hire Bal as assistant VP

MANISTIQUE — mBank recently announced the hiring of Josh Bal as assistant vice president, mortgage loan officer, located in Marquette. Bal has more than nine years of experience in the banking industry, with five of those years spent in mortgage lending, as well as holding positions in ...

Trawick joins Thrivent Financial

MARQUETTE — David Trawick, of Ishpeming, has joined Theresa Sell’s team at Thrivent Financial as a financial associate with the organization’s East Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Regional Financial Office. Trawick offers financial strategies, personal customer service and financial ...

Range holds shareholders meeting

MARQUETTE — Range Financial Corp. held its annual meeting of shareholders on May 16 in Marquette. Five directors were elected. They were: Peter W. Frazier, Plant Engineer, Fraco, Inc.; Anita A. Johns, Holiday Travel Vacations; Allan L. Koskey, Retired, Koskey Funeral Home, Inc.; Stephen D. ...

Tegge honored by Commonwealth

MARQUETTE — Rich Tegge, an independent financial adviser affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network and president of Wealth Strategy Group in Marquette, has achieved Commonwealth Business Experience status for 2017. This distinction recognizes success based on a ranking of annual ...