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Monday: In Business

This Week’s Business Profile: Zero Degrees Gallery

MARQUETTE — Zero Degrees Gallery continues to serve as a showcase for a spectrum of talented local artists and a great place to purchase local art work. Its home has been on North Third Street in Marquette for a decade now. The wide array of beautiful art makes it the perfect place to ...

News From the Greater Munising Area

With two of the largest winter festivals in the central Upper Peninsula kicking off this week, we anticipate an exciting time here in Alger County. Michigan Ice Fest — which runs from Wednesday through Sunday — is expected to have more participants and spectators than last year. Over ...

Making most out of Michigan

It started with the 2018 New York Times article, “Can Rural America Be Saved?”, but read more like, “should rural America be saved?”, which was responded to by Professor Jean Hardy, University of Michigan Research Assistant whose work on rural economic and social development is well ...

Active Living at Mill Creek

MARQUETTE — Exciting things are happening at Mill Creek Commons, a community for active adults located in Marquette, Michigan. Mill Creek Commons currently offers 20 independent living units and will be adding an additional 26 units when the expansion is complete. This expansion includes the ...

In brief

ESCANABA - UP Health System is announcing the addition of Santosh Gowda, MD, to UPHS’ hematology and oncology team. Gowda is returning to Escanaba after having previously worked in the area from 2009-14 as a Medical Oncology/Hematology Physician. “After having worked at several ...

Chamber Chat

The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is a member driven organization that bridges businesses with the community, champions the buy local philosophy, promotes the West End of Marquette County as a whole to visit, live and explore, along with embracing the historical roots that ...

Businesses defending against flu outbreak

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK — As this winter’s flu outbreak intensifies, small business owners try to keep their companies from being overwhelmed by employee absences. At Gold Medal Wine Club, any surfaces people are likely to touch, including the coffee ...

Schwenke promoted

Schwenke promoted NTH Consultants, Ltd. announced Jan. 2, the promotion of Brett Schwenke, as "a key leader within the company to support the firm’s growing energy strategic marking initiative,” a press release states. Brett Schwenke has been instrumental in strengthening NTH’s ...

Hatfield joins Select Realty

Shantina Hatfield is the newest addition to the Select Realty team of agents. Coming from northern lower Michigan, she joins Select with nearly 7 years experience as a top producing REALTOR® from a large brokerage. “With an entrepreneurial drive and unique depth knowledge, she is able ...

Placemaking enhances area

Editor’s note: This is part one of two in a column series focusing on placemaking projects within Alger County. The second part will appear in one month. If you’ve visited Munising or Grand Marais within the last few years you may have noticed that the gateway communities surrounding ...

What’s coming up for LSCP?

As we enter 2020, my mind is all over the board with things that need to be accomplished at the Lake Superior Community Partnership this year. I'm not going to lie, sometimes it becomes overwhelming to think about! Kicking off the year we have our annual meeting on February 12, that is open ...

Local care

MARQUETTE — Dr. Keith Connolly, MD, wants potential orthopedics patients to know he’s a native Yooper who returned to the region so people don’t have to leave the area to have the procedure that’s part of his specialty: anterior hip replacement. “I want people here to know I came ...

In Brief

Sleep medicine clinic opens MARQUETTE — A sleep medicine clinic in Marquette is now available to Upper Peninsula residents. “Levata, means ‘rest’ in the Finnish language and it can have a great impact on the quality of your life,” a press release about the new clinic states. “If ...

Chamber Chat

Picture this. You’re home with the kids on a snowy Saturday afternoon. They’re antsy from being cooped up and need to let out some energy. You’re tired too but still want to get a workout in, cook dinner, and spend some quality time with family. You remember seeing a flyer waiting in line ...

In brief: Easy Ice acquired

MARQUETTE — Easy Ice LLC, the “leading provider of commercial ice machine rental and related services,” announced it has been acquired by Freeman Spogli & Co., management and other investors in a recent press release. Easy Ice’s co-founders, Mark Hangen and John Mahlmeister, and ...

Privacy gets attention at CES tech show

LAS VEGAS — Once a hidden and under-the-radar topic, privacy got more attention at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas this week. Startups now volunteer information about how they’re securing your data and protecting your privacy when you use their heart rate monitor or cuddly robot. Roybi, ...

Alger County’s shop local campaign reaches $2M mark

With the recent holidays now behind us, we’re proud to announce the Alger County Chamber of Commerce had another successful year with its campaign that encourages people to spend their dollars locally. Each year, Rekindle the Spirit — a festive event held in downtown Munising — takes ...

Some big things coming in 2020

Happy New Year! Here’s to wishing you all have a healthy and prosperous 2020 ... and if you own a business, want to buy or start one, or are an existing business with challenges or opportunities to tackle, let our team at the Lake Superior Community Partnership help put you on the road to ...

California law will force small businesses to rethink staffing

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK — A California law that makes it harder for companies to treat workers as independent contractors takes effect next week, forcing small businesses in and outside the state to rethink their staffing. The law puts tough restrictions on who ...

Hakkola joins UPHS-Marquette

Hakkola joins UPHS-Marquette MARQUETTE — UP Health System-Marquette recently welcomed Jacob Hakkola, MD, to its Vascular and Interventional Radiology Team. Dr. Hakkola, an Escanaba native, attended college at Michigan Technological University to major in electrical engineering. As an ...