Monday: In Business

Superior Auto offering U-Hauls

NEGAUNEE — U-Haul Company of Michigan recently announced that Superior Auto has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Negaunee community. Superior Auto at 209 U.S. 41 E. will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment and moving supplies, a press release from U-Haul ...

LSCP Annual Dinner to celebrate development

The Lake Superior Community Partnership’s Annual Dinner is less than a month away! This event is our largest fundraiser of the year. We expect over 250 people at this fun-filled event on Feb. 20 in the Great Lakes Room at NMU’s University Center. Each year we come together to support ...

Shutdown

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK — Baked by Yael isn’t getting its usual flow of customers who stop in after visiting the nearby National Zoo; the popular Washington, D.C., tourist spot remains closed by the government shutdown. Owner Yael Krigman gets half her ...

It’s not too late to save money on 2018 business taxes

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK — Small business owners who are uneasy about their 2018 taxes might find they can save some money even though the year is over. Here are three ways you can chip away at your tax bill: ARE THERE SAVINGS TO BE FOUND IN YOUR BOOKS? Owners ...

In brief

Classic Auto Collision earns Gold MARQUETTE — Classic Auto Collision recently announced its award of Gold Class status, an industry standard for training that contributes to complete and safe repairs, according to a press release from the company. The status was awarded by I-CAR, or the ...

Warm up for the 3rd annual West End Winter Wonderland on Feb. 9

It’s difficult to believe that the first month of 2019 is almost at its end. I guess it’s true when they say time flies when you’re having fun! We are so excited to announce our third annual West End Winter Wonderland event, set to take place on Feb. 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Wawonowin ...

Avoiding a cash crunch

NEW YORK — While many business owners know they’ll owe the government less money or perhaps get refunds under the new tax law, others are still unsure about what they might have to pay while they file their returns. They need to be sure they have some extra cash, or access to financing, in ...

ADP: Small business hiring surges at year-end

NEW YORK — Small business hiring surged at year-end, with payroll company ADP counting 89,000 new jobs at its small business customers. That was up from a downwardly revised 38,000 in November, and gave small businesses an average of nearly 42,000 new jobs each month during ...

LSCP takes a look into the new year

Happy New Year! Here’s to wishing you all have a healthy and prosperous 2019 ... and if you own a business, or want to buy or start one, our team at the Lake Superior Community Partnership can help put you on the road to success. Looking to buy a business? We’re seeing that many of the ...

UPHS-Bell welcomes Atkinson

ISHPEMING — UP Health System-Bell recently welcomed obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Andrew Atkinson to the UPHS-Bell Women’s Health staff. Atkinson earned his bachelor’s of science at the University of Detroit-Mercy before completing medical school at the Saba University School of ...

Peripheral Arterial Disease

MARQUETTE — “Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is common in the Upper Peninsula,” said Dr. Yazan Khouri, Interventional Cardiologist at UP Health Systems-Marquette. PAD is a common circulatory condition that occurs when blood vessels become narrowed or blocked with fatty deposits, ...

NorthCare Network hires new CEO

MARQUETTE — The NorthCare Network Governing Board recently announced that Dr. Timothy Kangas was recently hired as the new chief executive officer. Kangas replaces William Slavin, who retired on Dec. 14. In his new role, Kangas will be responsible for the strategic planning, direction and ...

Discover the West End winter fun

The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to Discover the West End. Started as a social media campaign several years ago by the GINCC, Discover the West End encourages people to explore the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area and to share those experiences online using the ...

Planning for a SLOWDOWN

NEW YORK — As the Dow Jones Industrial Average seesaws and mostly drops by hundreds of points a day, Kathy Barnes sees the impact of the volatility on homebuilders and general contractors in the St. Louis area. Barnes, who helps these small business owners manage their projects, says her ...

Partnership News and Views

Each year when you receive the invoice for your investment, I am sure you reflect on its value to your company and the community. To close out 2018, the LSCP is working hard to gather our yearly data. Some of which I highlighted in my recent “LSCP Wraps-Up 20th Anniversary” column. This ...

Cultural studies

NEW YORK — As business owners struggle to fill job openings, they’re using their company culture to attract talented candidates. When Adam Stetzer has a good prospect for his digital marketing company HubShout, he brings in what he calls the “doom squad,” a group of staffers who meet ...

Veridea makes many promotions

MARQUETTE — Marquette-based real estate developer Veridea Group recently announced several key promotions among its executive and management staff. Charles Holsworth was promoted to senior vice president. In his new role, Holsworth will focus on operations of Veridea’s hotel, ...

Partnership News and Views

2018 is coming to a close, and what a year it’s been for us here at Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce! It’s been quite the ride. We welcomed 18 new members over the course of 2018, held Business After Hours events for current and new members, held ribbon cuttings for ...

Bad review?

NEW YORK — Brad Schweig thought he had a satisfied customer when a woman who bought outdoor furniture in March 2017 posted a five-star review online. Less than a year later, it was down to one star after a squirrel chewed a hole in one of the cushions. Many business owners have faced the ...

Partnership News and Views

As we wrapped up our 20th Anniversary in November, I took the time to reflect on the year and decided to compile a list of “LSCP Top Ten of 2018.” I believe it is important to reflect on accomplishments within an organization for many reasons. It allows the organization to access how much ...