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Monday: In Business

Legally speaking

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK — When business partners start a company together, they may not want to think about what could happen to their enterprise if one of them dies or gets divorced. Attorneys and accountants advise their clients to be prudent and create a ...

Report: Women company owners say they’re not taken seriously

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK — Women business owners can find it hard to be taken seriously even as their companies grow into multimillion-dollar enterprises. That’s the finding of a report released last week by Babson College and Bank of America that analyzed ...

Political talk disrupting your workplace?

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK — With the next presidential election a little over a year away, small business owners will likely start seeing employees spending more time discussing politics. For many owners, that can be a problem because chats about politics can run ...

Vast welcomes new team members

Vast welcomes new team members MARQUETTE — Vast in Marquette recently added three team members to its agency. Adam Ely, a native of Marquette, has joined the commercial insurance team as an account manager. He received his bachelor’s of science degree from Northern Michigan University ...

A ‘bittersweet’ farewell for GINCC employee

On the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, I arrived for my first day of work at the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce. I was excited and ready to tackle the Annual Dinner event, which was three days later on the 19th. Fast forward to today, more than two years later, and ...

Small businesses increasingly a target for cybercriminals

NEW YORK — While small and mid-sized businesses are increasingly targets for cybercriminals, companies are struggling to devote enough resources to protect their technology from attack. That’s one of the findings of an annual survey of companies released by the Poneman Institute, which ...

Retail worry: Will wine, cheese tariffs hurt holiday sales?

NEW YORK — The tariffs the Trump administration is about to impose on wine, liquor and cheese from Europe couldn’t come at a worse time for small retailers. “It’s kind of scary in the sense that we’re getting to the holiday season,” says Joseph Kakos, owner of Kakos Fine Wine & ...

In brief

Stark promoted at Swick Media MARQUETTE — Swick Media Services CEO Nancy O’Hare-Zika recently announced that Jackie Stark was promoted to general manager, effective Aug. 1. “Jackie has been Swick Media’s rock since she joined the team just over one year ago,” O’Hare-Zika said in ...

Partnership News and Views

If you read my column, hang in there with me this week as it will be all over the board. Normally, I have a single subject that unfolds in my mind and ends up on my computer. Today, there are a plethora of topics floating around that I would like to tackle. First, let’s talk about the ...

THIS WEEK’S BUSINESS PROFILE: Lakeshore Skin Care

Lakeshore Skin Care is celebrating its 10th year of business this October. In the Fall of 2009, Lakeshore Skin Care began with two employees. Ten years later they have a current staff of twelve, serving clientele from across the Midwest. They are very excited to be expanding every day, ...

Fundraising for economic development in Marquette County

Fundraising. Often times the very activity that is needed to sustain and grow a non-profit organization or event. As someone who is responsible for it in my organization, I can tell you first-hand how difficult it can be at times. For you as a business or community supporter, I am sure it can ...

Ishpeming native named CFO

DE PERE, Wis. — As an accomplished accountant and administrative office leader, O’Connor Connective has announced the promotion of Ishpeming native Aimee Massie to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Massie started her new role this past week after more than 3¢ years as the Office Manager at ...

Brogan & Yonkers open new law office in Munising

The Law Firm of Brogan & Yonkers is undergoing some exciting changes. In addition to expanding their services and offering more community events, Brogan & Yonkers have recently opened a new office location in downtown Munising. Brogan & Yonkers are estate planning and elder law ...

Lauren earns CTFA certification

NEGAUNEE — Ronald Lauren, board chairman of Credit Union Trust, was recently awarded the Certified Trust & Financial Adviser, or CTFA, professional certification from the American Bankers’ Association. “Earning the CTFA certification validates Ron’s experience and depth of ...

Calumet Electronics marks 50 years

CALUMET — Calumet Electronics is celebrating 50 years of manufacturing and community economic vitality at its Calumet facility. “The company has made ongoing investments in infrastructure, technology and most importantly, in the people who manufacture and stand behind our products. From ...

Autumn is here, and so are more GINCC events

Happy October! Well, almost. The leaves are showing off all of their beautiful colors, the air is feeling crisper with each passing day, and the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce has a full schedule of events lined up. Coming up this week is Bell Auxiliary’s Business ...

Third Street Associates

Thrivent Financial’s local team is excited to announce its move to downtown Marquette. Formerly located along Baraga Avenue, Thrivent has moved near the corner of Third and Washington streets. The local branch, now doing business as Third Street Associates, is proud to offer clients a wide ...

In brief

UPHS-M welcomes Schwake MARQUETTE — UP Health System-Marquette recently welcomed Dr. Jonathon Schwake to its digestive and liver team. Schwake attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine before completing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He ...

A look at talent recruitment this season

Are you thinking about switching career paths? Maybe you know a student who is unsure what career path to take? Fall is the season to explore! Marquette County is offering a number of career fairs, career days, open houses and events alike. The Construction Management and Technology Career ...

Empty desks

NEW YORK — Using technology to run her practice lets defense attorney Susan Williams give clients the time and attention they need. Williams decided years ago she didn’t want a large staff that would require her to increase her caseload simply to have the money to pay her employees. She ...