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Monday: In Business

Chamber Chat

I’m sure most people are familiar with fundraising and though some may love it, not everyone does. How do you ask someone to just give you money? Not everyone has a sales mindset and some people might even feel uncomfortable doing it. Fundraising can be anything from buying that box of ...

Washington, DC, gets its first coronavirus pop-up shop

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s capital has pop-up shops for food and drink, even marijuana. And now, coronavirus prevention supplies. As local stores sell out of masks and hand sanitizer, Adilisha Patrom, owner of a co-working and event space next to Gallaudet University, saw an ...

Annual dinner with ‘Plaid and Pearls’ theme to be held Thursday

The Lake Superior Community Partnership’s Annual Dinner is this week! This event is our largest fundraiser of the year. We expect a few hundred people at this fun-filled event on Thursday in the Northern Center Ballrooms at Northern Michigan University. Each year we come together to support ...

Munising DDA now accepting facade program applications

The Munising Downtown Development Authority is once again accepting applications for its facade grant program from building and business owners within the downtown district. In 2006, the Munising DDA developed its facade grant. This year, the DDA is offering matching grants up to $2,500 ...

Irish passes CPA exam

MARQUETTE — Daniel J. Irish, CPA, has passed the Uniform CPA Exam and has received his Certified Public Accountant’s license by successfully meeting the education, examination, and experience requirements as outlined by Michigan’s State Board of Accountancy, according to an announcement ...

Huss receives promotion

MARQUETTE — Spencer W. Huss, CPA, has been promoted to the position of Senior Auditor in the audit department at Makela, Toutant, Hill, Nardi & Katona, P.C., according to an announcement from the firm. Huss graduated cum laude from Northern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree ...

Wadzinski promoted

WAUSAU, WI — IncredibleBank, headquartered in Wausau, WI with 15 locations throughout Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, has announced the promotion of Kendal Wadzinski to the position of market manager for the bank’s Eagle River, WI branch. “Wadzinski will be responsible for ...

Geneva auto show canceled as Switzerland bans large events

GENEVA — The Geneva auto show was canceled after the Swiss government put an immediate ban Friday on all public and private events involving more than 1,000 people in order to halt the spread of the new coronavirus. The ban on big events will last until at least March 15, one of the latest ...

GINCC membership is a stake in our community

Community and business go hand-in-hand. You can’t have one without the other. For a business to grow a community needs to support it by utilizing the service or products offered. Building a business has some basic concepts and when done right can lead to a vibrate and successful outcome. ...

Talking TAVR

MARQUETTE — Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement — TAVR — a procedure offered at UP Health System-Marquette is now available to more patients than ever before. “The evolution of TAVR/TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implementation) started with the first major trials from a decade ...

News from the Greater Munising Area

Editor’s note: This is part 2 of a series focusing on placemaking projects in Alger County. The first part was published Jan. 27. Last month, in this column, I briefly described recent placemaking projects executed by our office - with the help of sponsors, grant funding and ...

Partnership News and Views

We have been quite busy at the LSCP with the many events that take place in the first quarter of the year. From the UP200 Marquette County Ambassador receptions and the Operation Action U.P. Annual Meeting to the LSCP's Annual Meeting and Annual Dinner, it is nonstop. Today I would like to ...

BP lays out long-term ambition to achieve net-zero emissions

LONDON — Energy producer BP said Wednesday it wants to eliminate or offset all carbon emissions from its operations and the oil and gas it sells to customers by 2050, an ambitious target born out of pressure to help combat climate change and keep making money. London-based BP’s goals ...

UPHP earns top national honor

MARQUETTE — The Integrated Care Resource Center announced this week that Upper Peninsula Health Plan MI Health Link has once again been named one of the top scoring Medicare-Medicaid Plans in the nation for overall health plan rating. This marks the fourth year in a row that UPHP MHL has ...

Hidden gems of the West End

Raise your hand if you knew about the little piece of heaven that is the West End. Don’t worry, I didn’t either until I started working at the GINCC. I live in Marquette so it never crossed my mind to seek out hiking trails and restaurants in Ishpeming or Negaunee … even though it’s ...

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 ...