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Monday: In Business

Health Matters

Health MattersAmericans have grown weary of the methods of modern medical care, with its dependence on drugs and surgery. Looking for an alternative, many have flocked to alternative therapies, such as acupuncture or homeopathy. There haven’t been enough options for treating many problems, ...

BMIC chooses contractor for new health center project

BAY MILLS — Bay Mills Indian Community has finalized selection of a general contractor for the new Bay Mills Health Center. Hallmark Construction of Traverse City will be taking the lead on the 34,000-square-foot building, with groundbreaking taking place on Oct. 1. Hallmark has pledged to ...

Chamber Chat: Summer in review: Business, community & tourism

Surprisingly it was a busy summer at the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce. Since there were limited tourist information centers open, people seemed to seek out the GINCC for local and regional information about what to do and where to stay. We feel we promoted our ...

Sharing the goods: CSA model used at downstate farm

FREE SOIL — When entering Kid Ranch Farm, it might look like something straight out of Michigan’s frontier — a log house, chickens wandering the yard and a large garden out front. But that’s only part of the picture. Pete and Jill Wilson have built a farm with organic and sustainable ...

Amazon has a new fitness tracker, wants to ‘get personal’

NEW YORK — Amazon, the company that made shopping from a La-Z-Boy possible, is going into the fitness-tracking business. The company started selling a wrist band Thursday that tracks workouts, sleep and body fat. It can also listen to your voice and tell you when you sounded happy or sad. ...

Chamber Chat: Nominations for annual awards now open

I’m sure no one is surprised by this announcement, but the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards will be held virtually this year. COVID hasn’t made anything in 2020 easy and forced us to become innovative and explore other ways of fundraising and connecting with ...

As shoppers stay away, small stores seek refuge online

NEW YORK — For small retailers across the country, the coronavirus outbreak has turned an already challenging business environment into never-ending uncertainty. Amy Witt might have 20 customers on a good day in her Dallas women’s clothing store, and then none the next. “It’s a ...

Gage, Hopkins promoted at mBank

MANISTIQUE — mBank announced in a press release the promotions of Katelyn Gage and Melissa Hopkins to branch manager roles. Katelyn Gage started with mBank in June 2019 in her role as assistant branch manager of the Ishpeming Main and Negaunee branch locations. Gage earned a Bachelor of ...

News from the Greater Munising Area: Virtual: The way of the future?

Ever since COVID-19 swept across the globe and physical distancing regulations were put in place, organizations like our office have held meetings online instead of in person to ensure the safety of everyone. While it has certainly been a learning curve, virtual meetings have presented not only ...

Partnership News and Views: LSCP programs continue

You may have heard I have announced my retirement in the spring of 2021. After over two decades at the helm of the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) I am ready for the next chapter. The incredible staff and board of the LSCP are ready for the upcoming transition, taking the ...

Eberhart Capital Acquires M. J. Van Damme Trucking Inc.

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Eberhart Capital LLC, a Scottsdale, Arizona based private equity firm, has announced it acquired M. J. Van Damme Inc. of Gwinn in a $20-$50 million dollar deal. This investment is the company's third construction acquisition this year. Eberhart Capital LLC's existing ...

Segerstrom is new foster care case manager at CSSUP

MARQUETTE — Catholic Social Services of the Upper Peninsula is introducing its new foster care case manager, Kelsey Segerstrom. Segerstrom started with CSSUP on June 1, according to a news release from CSSUP. She graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree ...

Chamber Chat: GINCC Annual Awards nominations now open

The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for our Annual Awards. Nominations can be made online from our Facebook or website www.gincc.org. Deadline is Monday, September 14. The categories include: Business Person of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, ...

American considering cutting flights to many smaller cities

DALLAS — American Airlines is planning to drop flights to up to 30 smaller U.S. cities if a federal requirement to continue those flights expires at the end of next month, an airline executive familiar with the matter said Thursday. American agreed to keep serving those smaller cities as a ...

THIS WEEK’S BUSINESS PROFILE: Comprenew

MARQUETTE —Is your business updating its electronics and you’re not sure what to do with the items you no longer need? Are you an individual with a new computer who wants to make sure your old model is properly recycled? Comprenew is here — including an office and store in the Upper ...