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Monday: In Business

Chamber Chat: Shop Local and Love on Local

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet or are you more of a last-minute kind of person? I don’t want to admit it, but I’m 100% a last minute kind of person. Love on Local cards for everyone this year, I suppose! Are you looking for a gift for all ages and types of people that ...

Partnership News and Views: Staying local matters

As an economic developer, I know that 80% of a region’s growth comes from within. Meaning the retention and expansion of current businesses plus those entrepreneurs starting businesses make up the bulk of jobs and investment created. In summary, local matters. Have you ever considered what ...

VAST Insurance’s Strohm receives CISR designation

MARQUETTE — Molly Strohm, VAST Insurance account executive, has received the designation of Certified Insurance Service Representative after the successful completion of five courses covering all areas of insurance risks and exposures, followed by extensive examinations, according to a VAST ...

Cineworld may close US, UK theaters

LONDON (AP) — Cinema chain Cineworld said Sunday it is considering closing all its movie theaters in Britain and the United States, after the postponement of the new James Bond film left a big hole in schedules. Cineworld Group PLC owns 543 Regal cinemas in the U.S. and 128 Cineworld venues ...

Las Vegas program looks to locals to boost business

LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas normally attracts visitors from across the globe. But with travel lagging during the coronavirus pandemic, downtown businesses are looking toward locals to bolster their bottom lines. The Downtown Vegas Alliance, a nonprofit business trade organization, has launched a ...

Partnership News and Views: Shifting to virtual events

So how are you working these days? In the office? Remotely? Hybrid of both options? Are you an organization that typically holds events and conferences that have now gone virtual or have been canceled? If you answer “yes” to any of these, know that we have a lot in common navigating the ...

Massie joins Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program as faculty member

MARQUETTE — Thomas Massie, MD, is the newest faculty member to join the Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Michigan. After earning his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in ...

Brueggeman named Aspirus’ U.P. Regional Medical Director

CALUMET — Aspirus has announced that Jonathan Brueggeman, DPM, FACFAS, AAPWCA, is the regional medical director for Aspirus in the Upper Peninsula. As the interim chief medical officer for Aspirus Keweenaw and Aspirus Ontonagon since November 2019, Brueggeman has been a practicing foot and ...

Chamber Chat: GINCC Annual Gala & Awards coming soon

The countdown to our 10th Anniversary Gala is fast approaching, as it will be held the week of October 5-9. This year, the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating a decade of supporting businesses and building community. The GINCC was established in 2010 as a ...

STUCK AT SEA: Nations urged to help merchant mariners stranded due to virus

PARIS — Another COVID-19 problem that the U.N. is trying to solve: how to help more than 300,000 merchant mariners who are trapped at sea because of coronavirus restrictions. Describing the mounting desperation of seafarers who have been afloat for a year or more, Captain Hedi Marzougui ...

News from the Greater Munising Area: A day trip to Au Sable Light Station

Although scattered clouds threatened rain, it wasn’t projected in the forecast. Now we’ve all been fooled before by the sporadic weather in the Upper Peninsula, but this time was not like the others. It was a Sunday afternoon, overcast yet warm - a perfect day for an adventure. So, I ...

Partnership News and Views: LSCP releases 2019 Data Booklet

Each year the LSCP researches and compiles economic data important to our community. The data booklet is created with the help of Economic Modeling Specialists Incorporated (EMSI) software. EMSI compiles data from over 90 different federal, state and private data sources to create a clear ...

VAST named as a 2020 top insurance workplace

MARQUETTE — VAST recently announced that it has been recognized as a Top Insurance Workplace for 2020 by Insurance Business America. This is the third year of IBA’s Top Insurance Workplace list and the third year VAST has been named. IBA's Top Insurance Workplace nomination process is ...

Gunlach Champion Inc. awarded Boss Snowplow plant contract

IRON MOUNTAIN - Gundlach Champion Inc. was awarded the contract for the expansion of the Iron Mountain manufacturing plant of Boss Snowplow. Both Boss Snowplow and GCI are headquartered in Iron Mountain. The project is an expansion of the plant’s storage space to allow for the growth of their ...

Outlook not improving for US movie theaters

About three quarters of the country’s movie theaters are open, but Americans are not going back in significant numbers in the COVID-era, even with new films coming into the marketplace weekly. The biggest movies continue to limp along. According to studio estimates Sunday, Warner Bros.’ ...

Preventing veterans’ suicide

IRON MOUNTAIN — September is Suicide Prevention Month and the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Iron Mountain is doing its part to raise awareness for Veterans suicide. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention says that on ...

Talk with the Doc

I have previously given you information on the very significant health dangers of both smoking and chewing tobacco. As I see people continuing to smoke, and young people also using tobacco products, I believe it is time to again review the very significant life-threatening dangers of any ...