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Monday: In Business

LSCP releases 2018 data booklet

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

Economists: Small business slows as trade wars continue

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK — The latest economic numbers point to a further slowing of business at many small companies, and economists say trade wars are a significant reason for the decline. In July, payroll company ADP reported that its small business ...

Bell joins mBank Marquette branch

MARQUETTE — mBank recently announced that Gina Bell has joined its team as assistant vice president mortgage loan officer at the bank’s Washington Street branch in Marquette. “Gina brings a wealth of knowledge gained from her experience in banking, specifically in the mortgage lending ...

Embers adds Matt Nord to staff

MARQUETTE — Embers Credit Union recently announced its addition of commercial lending expert Matt Nord. Nord, a native of Iron Mountain, has spent the last decade in a variety of banking roles, most recently as market presidentof the Upper Peninsula region for a bank headquartered in ...

So, what is a chamber of commerce?

What exactly is the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce? I’ll start by saying that before I was in this position, I had no idea. I thought it was a city job, and knew it had something to do with business. It wasn’t even until a full year in that I thought to myself, what is ...

UnPARALLELed senior care

Since February 2016 Parallel Home Care Services has been helping residents of Mill Creek Senior Living in Marquette and Teal Lake Senior Living in Negaunee with their home health care needs. Miguel Purtee, Administrator of Parallel Home Care Services, said “We have enjoyed working within ...

NMU’s Fall Fest a good opportunity for all

As summer is winding down, back to school is fastly approaching. If you’re a business in Marquette County, consider checking out the upcoming Fall Fest event happening at Northern Michigan University. When school is in session, NMU’s student enrollment accounts for 11.5 percent of ...

Classic Auto meets Subaru standards

MARQUETTE — Subaru Certified Collision Network recently approved Classic Auto Collision of Marquette to be part of its certified collision network. Certified shops are selected when they have completed the proper training and have equipment necessary to restore vehicles to their original ...

Physical therapist earns certification

MARQUETTE — When your physical therapist hands you his or her business card, do you wonder what the letters mean? What are their credentials? How is this person going to help me overcome this life-changing event that I've just experienced? The UP Health System-Marquette Inpatient ...

Behind the stethoscope

Only three are Upper Peninsula natives, but when these six young medical providers finished the family medicine residency program at UP Health System-Marquette, they chose to stay in the U.P. Here’s a chance to get to know them: Kathryn Lerche, DO, Marquette Family Medicine; Michael Kates, ...

Chamber Chat: GINCC seeks nominations for annual awards

Part of building a community is to celebrate accomplishments and give recognition to those outstanding people and businesses who help make the West End of Marquette County a great place to live and work. Currently, we are seeking nominations for our Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of ...

TruNorth opens branch in Jubilee

ISHPEMING — The TruNorth Federal Credit Union Board of Directors recently announced the opening of a new branch location inside Jubilee Foods, 900 U.S. 41 in Ishpeming. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The main office in ...

New CEO at Newberry hospital

NEWBERRY — The Helen Newberry Joy Hospital Board of Directors recently selected Hunter Nostrant as its new chief executive officer. Nostrant had served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer at the hospital since 2015, according to a press release. “I am excited for the ...

Employers helping employees

When David Winters’ staffers ask for financial help, advice or to borrow a company car, the answer is yes. “We have single working mothers, single working fathers, folks with four and five children,” says Winters, owner of a Screenmobile franchise in Charlotte, North Carolina. “If ...

Strong community is built on volunteerism

vol≤un≤teer /ˌvälənˈtir/ noun a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task. Last week, I had the pleasure of presenting to the Ishpeming Rotary Club. What you may not know is that Rotary was one of the places I “cut my teeth” in the volunteer ...

Dave Tadych honored by Wisconsin Grocers Association

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Wisconsin Grocers Association recently announced that it would recognize Dave Tadych, general manager for Tadych’s Econofoods, for his contributions to the grocery industry in Wisconsin with the Excellence in Operations Award. Tadych was nominated by Greg Cross of ...

‘Dislike’

By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer WASHINGTON — Under sharp criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network’s ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a system that protects the privacy of users’ ...

Retail rivals crash Amazon’s Prime Day party

NEW YORK (AP) — The gravitational pull of Amazon Prime Day is so strong on shoppers it’s benefiting other retailers as well, according to an early analysis from a key data group. On Monday, the first day of its 48-hour sales event, large retailers, those that generated annual revenue of ...

Bjork earns CISR designation

ISHPEMING — Iron Range Agency recently announced that Sara A. Bjork has earned the designation of Certified Insurance Service Representative, or CISR, following her successful completion of a comprehensive insurance education program sponsored by the Society of Certified Insurance Service ...

Dr. Tim’s dog food not linked to DCM

HARVEY — Dr. Tim’s Pet Food Company, 2361 U.S. 41 South, has announced that none of its foods are on the Food and Drug Administration’s list of products linked to the heart disease, dilated cardiomyopathy, or DCM, in dogs. Formulation of Dr. Tim’s diets is performed by a ...