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Monday: In Business

Summers appointed as Credit Union Trust CEO

MARQUETTE — After leading the launch of Credit Union Trust over the past two years, Robert Sajdak has chosen to retire from his CEO and president position. Jordan Summers has been appointed to replace Sajdak as the trust bank’s new CEO and president. Summers most recently served as ...

Hanson named CNO at UPHS – Bell

ISHPEMING — UP Health System - Bell Chief Executive Officer Mitch Leckelt announced that June Hanson, MHL, BSN, has been appointed to serve as Chief Nursing Officer for UP Health System - Bell, effective March 1. Hanson has been with Bell Hospital since May 2004. She has been the interim ...

Houghton’s Marketing Department Inc. welcomes Fleming as creative director

HOUGHTON — Marketing Department Inc., has announced the addition of Brad Fleming as creative director. In his role, Fleming will join Dave Olsson, principal and VP of strategic services, to lead creative direction for clients. “Every brand has a story to tell. I love to uncover those ...

Chamber Chat: Looking forward to brighter days ahead

The GINCC has been part of the community for 10 years now and our membership allows us to continue to support and promote businesses on the West End of Marquette County. Currently we have around 200 members in good standing and would like to see that grow to 250 by the end of 2021. The GINCC ...

US sanctions Chinese computer makers in widening tech fight

BEIJING — China’s government on Friday criticized the Biden administration’s curbs on access to U.S. technology for its supercomputer developers and said sanctions “only strengthen China’s determination” to invent its own. The sanctions announced Thursday are the latest sign ...

March hiring accelerated to 916K, yet many jobs remain lost

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers unleashed a burst of hiring in March, adding 916,000 jobs in a sign that a sustained recovery from the pandemic recession is taking hold as vaccinations accelerate, stimulus checks flow through the economy and businesses increasingly reopen. The March ...

News from the Greater Munising Area: The Bear Trap reopens with new owners

The Bear Trap, a beloved restaurant in Alger County located at the junction of H-58 and H-15 near the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, reopened on March 31 under new ownership. Frank and Lana Heyrman, who owned the business for the last 38 years, retired in January after selling it to Krey ...

Partnership News and Views: Remote work and internet access

Remember when working from home was a novelty, or even a privilege? For many of us, those days seem like a bygone era, with remote work now one of the defining features of life in the pandemic. And everyone, whether we love it or hate it, wants to know – how long will it last? All signs ...

Steigerwaldt Land Services Inc. announces promotions

NEGAUNEE — Steigerwaldt Land Services Inc. has announced the promotion of Lee Steigerwaldt to Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. This promotion reflects a transition of leadership from father to daughter and to a third-generation, family-owned company. Ed Steigerwaldt Jr., ...

In shift, oil industry group backs federal price on carbon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The oil and gas industry’s top lobbying group on Thursday endorsed a federal price on carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming, a reversal of longstanding industry policy that comes as the Biden administration has pledged dramatic steps to address climate ...

Chamber Chat: Updating GINCC’s membership directory and website

Virtual connection is one of the only formats to reach each other nowadays. Here at the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce, we have been working tirelessly to improve our online presence, and therefore public connection. After an eight-week endeavor, I have completed updating ...

News from the Greater Munising Area: After 125 years, The Munising News closes

Willie and Nancy Peterson, owners of The Munising News, announced earlier this month that they’re ceasing publication of the 125-year-old weekly newspaper along with the Alger County Shopper on March 31. The office supply store building at 132 E. Superior St. in downtown Munising, which the ...

Partnership News and Views: A strong network in Marquette County

A year into the pandemic, it’s worth taking a moment to reflect on some of the many lessons it has taught us, for good or ill – although, frankly, we’re all probably tired of several of those lessons. We’ve all been living them, over and over, for the last year, adapting to new normals ...

NMAHU recognized

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan Association of Health Underwriters has been recognized as a 2021 Gold Certified chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters. “NMAHU is committed to our communities; our vision is to provide Northern Michigan residents with a preeminent ...

Supply bottlenecks leave ships stranded, businesses stymied

NEW YORK (AP) — A trade bottleneck born of the COVID-19 outbreak has U.S. businesses anxiously awaiting goods from Asia — while off the coast of California, dozens of container ships sit anchored, unable to unload their cargo. The pandemic has wreaked havoc with the supply chain since ...

Kontio, Shandonay and Wetton promoted at Range Bank

MARQUETTE — Range Bank President and CEO Roxanne Daust recently announced the promotions of several Range Bank employees. “Each of these individuals brings a unique set of skills and goes above and beyond living our core values each day,” said Daust. “I am pleased to announce these ...

California says insurers owe drivers more pandemic refunds

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Auto insurers shortchanged California drivers on refunds ordered last year as crashes dropped during the coronavirus pandemic, the state’s insurance regulator said Thursday. Traffic plummeted after California imposed the nation’s first stay-home order a year ago to ...

Ishpeming DDA offers Facade Improvement Grants

The Ishpeming DDA is offering business located within the City of Ishpeming Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District the opportunity to apply for the 2021 Facade Improvement Grant Program. Applications are due April 5 and can be downloaded from the City of Ishpeming website under the DDA tab. ...