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Monday: In Business

Hairdressers put finishing touches on salon business

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Kathy Eckroth and Elaine Berger will miss their clients. They’ve seen generations of them. The two Mandan hairdressers closed their salon, Hair 2000, on March 19. They’re retiring after 48 years working together -- the last 20 as business partners -- feeling the ...

What to know about applying for gig work during the COVID-19 pandemic

NEW YORK — A leap in U.S. unemployment has thrown a spotlight on one type of work in high demand during the coronavirus pandemic: Gig work delivering groceries, meals and packages. Some app-based delivery companies have announced hiring sprees to cope with a surge in online shopping. That ...

News from the Greater Munising Area: Showing support in pandemic

While there is presently an array of uncertainties and challenges faced around the world, Alger County residents and businesses have put forth various initiatives to help their neighbors and community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following groups of people highlighted are some of many ...

Partnership News and Views: Economic development during a crisis

What a crazy world we live in these days. I keep saying it’s like living in a bad movie, or like the movie “Groundhog’s Day”! I also wonder if sweatpants and baseball caps will be standard attire in the workplace once we go back. What about Zoom? Everyone is setting up not only work ...

Wiped out of toilet paper? Here’s a few reasons why

What does toilet paper have to do with a global pandemic? Nothing. Yet millions of people have been panicking about their household supply. Stores shelves have been emptied. Amazon is often out of stock. And social media is bursting with jokes and pleas for a roll or two. The good news: ...

Medicaid Health Plans of America elects new board

WASHINGTON, DC — Medicaid Health Plans of America recently announced it has named a new slate of officers and one new member to its nine-member board of directors to lead the association. MHPA represents managed Medicaid plans across the country, and the election brings “an experienced ...

Tips to help you work from home and remain focused

Personally, I love working from home. I enjoy it but I know some people hate it and are counting down the days until they can get back to their standing desks. Some people love the social aspect of the office, chatting in the break room, and coming home after a long day of work. Some people ...

‘Not so sweet’

MARSHFIELD,Vt. (AP) — The sap has been flowing for weeks in trees in maple country, but syrup sales may not be so swift, with restaurants and specialty food shops closed, sugaring events canceled and fans staying home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. In the largest ...

Partnership News and Views

First and foremost, I hope that you and your family are doing well during these uncertain times. This is certainly a new normal for all, but I believe that together we can persevere. Our community and people around the country have responded in amazing ways. If you look around our community ...

News from the Greater Munising Area

Several robins gathered in my front yard the other day, searching the cold ground for earthworms or insects. A sure sign that spring has arrived in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. While residents in our state are currently mandated by the governor’s office to stay home and safe due to the ...

March is Colon Cancer Screening Awareness Month

MARQUETTE — Colon Cancer Screening Awareness month may be drawing to an end, but it’s an important diagnostic tool patients should be aware of all year long. “Standard advice to patients is that everybody needs colon cancer screening at age 50, or potentially sooner based on certain ...

Chamber Chat

As we continue to navigate the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic the GINCC has been working on compiling accurate information to share and doing our best to encourage supporting local businesses. We recommend everyone follow recommendations from the State of Michigan and the Centers for ...

Range Bank announces several local employee promotions

MARQUETTE — Range Bank President and CEO, Roxanne Daust, recently announced the promotions of several Range Bank employees. “Each of these individuals brings a unique set of skills and go above and beyond living our core values each day,” said Daust. “I am pleased to announce these ...

Tower Vacation Homes: A well-kept secret

K.I. SAWYER — The Tower Vacation Homes may be the best-kept secret in Marquette County. The Tower Vacation Homes are a quality housing option located on K.I. Sawyer, part of MACASU Inc.’s rental business there. MACASU Inc. has been in the housing rental business at K.I. Sawyer for the ...

Taking preventative measures

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information in this column may have changed as the column deadline was Wednesday. Like the rest of the world, Alger County businesses and establishments are taking preventative measures against the novel viral disease COVID-19 - also known as “coronavirus,” which the ...

LSCP business services outlined

One of the Lake Superior Community Partnership Brand Pillars states, “We provide a wide variety of affordable and effective development services – for businesses and municipalities.” This pillar describes where our efforts are focused. In a nutshell, investments from our Investors allow ...

Business of betting: Virus-related cancellations leave little to wager on

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — There's still darts. Or New Zealand cricket. The fast-spreading coronavirus has led to an unprecedented slew of cancellations or suspensions of most major professional and college sports events in the U.S., particularly within the last 48 hours. Baseball, ...

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 ...