Monday: In Business

Healthy eating

MARQUETTE - March is National Nutrition Month - Nutrition is often a topic of interest to anyone who wants to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Many may not know that a great resource to help someone develop an individualized nutrition plan is available right here in our community: the ...

Partnership News and Views

Well, it’s that time of year again for us to release our 2018 year-end results! We did so at our Annual Meeting on Northern Michigan University’s campus March 12. This was an opportunity for our stakeholders to come together to hear what we have been up to over the past year, as well as ...

Fust passes CPA examination

MARQUETTE — Charles A. Fust has passed the Uniform CPA Exam and has received his certified public accountant’s license by successfully meeting the education, examination and experience requirements outlined by Michigan’s State Board of Accountancy. Fust graduated magna cum laude from ...

RTI acquires Paradigm Spine

DEERFIELD, ILL. — RTI Surgical Holdings Inc., a global surgical implant company, recently announced it had completed the acquisition of Paradigm Spine, LLC, a leader in motion preservation and non-fusion spinal implant technology. “The acquisition of Paradigm aligns with RTI’s growth ...

Vulnerable to attack

NEW YORK — When cyberthieves attacked Empire Industries’ computer network, technology manager Rich Shemanskis could see files in the process of being infected by malicious software. “We were looking at the network, and I noticed it, and another guy noticed it. We’re looking at the ...

6 things small businesses can do to improve cybersecurity

NEW YORK — Small businesses can be more vulnerable to cyberattacks than larger companies because they often don’t have sophisticated and comprehensive systems to protect themselves from hackers, viruses, malware and what’s called ransomware. And owners who are focused on customers and ...

Larson achieves Circle of Success recognition with Ameriprise

MARQUETTE — Larry G. Larson, 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 ...

Beth Millner Jewelry seeks applicants for nonprofit fundraiser

MARQUETTE — Beth Millner Jewelry in Marquette is now accepting applications for its fundraiser jewelry program. Every year, the business selects worthy nonprofit organizations located in the Upper Peninsula from a pool of applicants. Once selected, Millner designs a custom piece for each ...

Teal Lake Melt-Down returns for 3rd year

Have you seen the large, rust-colored structure on Teal Lake? If you have and you’re wondering what the heck it could be, I’m here to fill you in. That large structure is a mining head frame replica built by U.P. Fabricating, and the community is taking guesses as to when it will fall ...

Wausau Homes Marquette: Building custom homes for 50 years

Wausau Homes Marquette was honored to receive two prestigious awards at the 2019 Wausau Homes Builder Conference. They received the “Voice of the Customer Award” for an outstanding 92 percent rating and also received a “Top Legacy Builder Award” for 2018. “We are humbled and honored ...

Partnership News and Views

One of the Lake Superior Community Partnership Brand Pillars states, “We provide a wide variety of affordable and effective development services — for businesses and municipalities.” This pillar describes where our efforts are focused. In a nutshell, investments from our investors allow ...

Honor to recognize Marion Hains

MARQUETTE – Honor Credit Union is inviting area residents to join in honoring the retirement of Marion Hains and to celebrate the 43 years she spent working in the financial industry. To celebrate, an open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Honor Credit Union in ...

Wandels’ WaterCare: Treating problem water throughout the U.P.

Wandels’ WaterCare continues to treat and resolve issues present in both residential and commercial water supplies across the Upper Peninsula. With a long standing reputation of knowledge and service they can handle most any challenge that comes their way, from general household use to ...

Chamber Chat: GINCC has the cure for ‘cabin fever’

With more snow than the plow drivers know what to do with, cabin fever seems on the verge of becoming an epidemic this winter. Many people are plotting their spring break escapes, some of which include traveling to warmer climates, but the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce has ...

In brief

TruNorth elects board president ISHPEMING — TruNorth Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors recently elected Thomas Skrenes as board president following the retirement of Patricia Kroon in 2018. The Rev. Skrenes has served on the board since 1990. Before being elected president, he ...

Changes in your business?

NEW YORK — As Nick Haschka bought four small horticultural businesses over the past two years, he had to help his new employees navigate almost constant change. “They’ve had to get used to a new owner, new management style, and many new processes and tools,” says Haschka, owner of The ...

Partnership News and Views

In 2018, our business development team visited with nearly 500 businesses in Marquette County. For the Lake Superior Community Partnership, that was a new record! Thanks to all of you who opened your office door to speak with us and allow us to hear your challenges and opportunities. Many of ...

mBank welcomes Jake Martin

MANISTIQUE – mBank recently announced the addition of Jake Martin, executive vice president and chief technology officer. Martin comes to mBank with over 20 years of professional IT and leadership experience, a press release states. Most recently, he was the chief technology officer for ...

Heart Health

MARQUETTE — February is American Heart Month, when having a healthy heart is brought into the spotlight around the United States. UP Health System-Marquette’s Dr. Kristofer Dosh reminds people that preventing cardiovascular disease is possible in many cases, something that can be ...

New website to highlight the West End

Visit the West End. What does this phrase mean to you? To us, it means something along the lines of: “Western Marquette County is unique, exciting and captivating. Don’t let us just tell you about it though, come find out for yourself.” With the volunteer efforts of Lindsay Bean, GINCC ...