Monday: In Business

mBank promotes Todd Kilgren

MARQUETTE — mBank recently announced the promotion of Todd Kilgren to assistant branch manager at the Marquette Washington Street location. Kilgren has five years of experience working in the financial services industry and joined mBank in January as a commercial loan assistant ...

UP Steel Center now offers U-Hauls

GWINN — U-Haul Company of Michigan recently announced that UP Steel Center has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Gwinn community. UP Steel Center, at 275 M-553 will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pick-up for ...

Small Businesses Big Concerns

NEW YORK — Every hour that one of The Advance Group’s trucks is stuck in highway or bridge traffic, it costs the moving company around $200. And with 40 trucks trying to get into Manhattan daily and contending with the New York metro area’s deteriorating infrastructure, the price of lost ...

Need to learn more about business? You have many options

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK — Many small business owners who never went to business school feel at a loss when they’re trying to assess their companies’ finances, managing their staffers or marketing their products or services. There are many resources available ...

Navigating the LSCP website

As you know, websites can oftentimes be the cornerstone of a company or organization’s marketing efforts. It is no different at the Lake Superior Community Partnership where our website is the most comprehensive tool we have to assist our wide variety of users. Today I thought I would ...

TAVR: ‘A major change in health care’

MARQUETTE — You can hear the enthusiasm in the voice of Dr. David Pesola, Interventional Cardiologist, when he talks about Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement — TAVR — a procedure offered at UP Health System-Marquette. “This (procedure) is a major change in health care,” Dr. ...

In brief

Local Hampton Inn earns Hampton by Hilton recognition MARQUETTE — The Hampton Inn by Hilton Marquette Waterfront has been awarded a Circle of Excellence award from Hampton by Hilton. The award signifies the hotel as one of the top performing properties within the brand and is only ...

20th annual LSCP Golf Outing nears

The LSCP Marketing Team has been planning our second largest fundraiser of the year. We know there are many golf outings over the course of the summer and are thankful our partners and the community continue to support ours. Our goal this year is to raise $10,000, which will go directly toward ...

Scrap ‘Obamacare’? Maybe not all, Trump administration says

WASHINGTON — Scrap “Obamacare”? Well, maybe not all of it. The Trump administration is arguing in court that the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down as unconstitutional. But at the same time, Justice Department lawyers recently suggested that federal judges could salvage ...

West end chamber a busy place!

We can hardly believe that it’s already time for the 3rd Annual Chamber Children’s Carnival! Coming up this week: Thursday, May 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 at the River Rock Lanes and Banquet Center parking lot. What better way to celebrate the beginning of summer than with a fun, free, ...

Free labor? Just say no

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK — It’s a situation many new business owners land in — they’re so anxious to find customers and clients that they work for little or no money. Or take on projects they don’t like. These owners hope to get referrals, build a ...

In Brief

U.P. tech startup recognized MARQUETTE — New tech start-up TempGigs was recently recognized as one of the 2019 “Best Small Businesses,” an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. TempGigs is a new software in the on-demand labor industry. Agencies in that ...

Partnership News and Views

What a week! The Marquette County Ambassadors completed their spring trip to Lansing which included two full days of meetings with the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, department heads and elected officials. The group of 25 community leaders from Marquette, Baraga and Dickinson ...

A real estate opportunity

As a California based real estate investor, Les Zador had seen real estate booms and busts on the West Coast come and go once too often and wanted to try if not a more sensible approach, then at least one less likely to take years off one’s life. The approach? Invest in a more stable ...

DLZ wins award for hospital roads

MARQUETTE — DLZ Michigan Inc. was presented the Engineering Honorable Conceptor Award on March 2 at this year’s American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan Excellence Awards at Motor City Casino’s Sound Board for the Marquette Hospital Transportion Improvements Project. The city ...

Bell Forest Products Inc. improves energy efficiency with MEO

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Energy Office has awarded Bell Forest Products Inc. of Ishpeming a $9,844 rebate for energy efficiency improvements. “Bell Forest Products was part of the Small Manufacturers Energy Waste Reduction Incentive pilot program. The company will apply spray foam ...

Chamber Chat: Save the date for GINCC events this spring

The snow is melting. The birds are chirping. I think I’ve even seen a couple robins in the yard. We’re getting antsy for springtime around here! One could argue “it is spring!”, but I need to see (and feel) it to believe it. We’re in the planning process of some fun events coming up ...

Unpleasant surprises

NEW YORK — When Matt Barber and Joel Doub bought a fishing rod manufacturer two years ago, the plan was for previous owner Tom Morgan to stay with the business for five years to mentor them. But six months after the deal closed, Morgan died unexpectedly. “It forced us to sink or swim and ...

Partnership News and Views

col≤lab≤o≤ra≤tion /kəˌlabəˈrāSH(ə)n/ noun 1. the action of working with someone to produce or create something. When I speak of the accomplishments of the Lake Superior Community Partnership, I always remind folks that we don’t go it alone. Our partners, investors, ...