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Monday: In Business

In brief

Stark promoted at Swick Media MARQUETTE — Swick Media Services CEO Nancy O’Hare-Zika recently announced that Jackie Stark was promoted to general manager, effective Aug. 1. “Jackie has been Swick Media’s rock since she joined the team just over one year ago,” O’Hare-Zika said in ...

Partnership News and Views

If you read my column, hang in there with me this week as it will be all over the board. Normally, I have a single subject that unfolds in my mind and ends up on my computer. Today, there are a plethora of topics floating around that I would like to tackle. First, let’s talk about the ...

THIS WEEK’S BUSINESS PROFILE: Lakeshore Skin Care

Lakeshore Skin Care is celebrating its 10th year of business this October. In the Fall of 2009, Lakeshore Skin Care began with two employees. Ten years later they have a current staff of twelve, serving clientele from across the Midwest. They are very excited to be expanding every day, ...

Fundraising for economic development in Marquette County

Fundraising. Often times the very activity that is needed to sustain and grow a non-profit organization or event. As someone who is responsible for it in my organization, I can tell you first-hand how difficult it can be at times. For you as a business or community supporter, I am sure it can ...

Ishpeming native named CFO

DE PERE, Wis. — As an accomplished accountant and administrative office leader, O’Connor Connective has announced the promotion of Ishpeming native Aimee Massie to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Massie started her new role this past week after more than 3¢ years as the Office Manager at ...

Brogan & Yonkers open new law office in Munising

The Law Firm of Brogan & Yonkers is undergoing some exciting changes. In addition to expanding their services and offering more community events, Brogan & Yonkers have recently opened a new office location in downtown Munising. Brogan & Yonkers are estate planning and elder law ...

Lauren earns CTFA certification

NEGAUNEE — Ronald Lauren, board chairman of Credit Union Trust, was recently awarded the Certified Trust & Financial Adviser, or CTFA, professional certification from the American Bankers’ Association. “Earning the CTFA certification validates Ron’s experience and depth of ...

Calumet Electronics marks 50 years

CALUMET — Calumet Electronics is celebrating 50 years of manufacturing and community economic vitality at its Calumet facility. “The company has made ongoing investments in infrastructure, technology and most importantly, in the people who manufacture and stand behind our products. From ...

Autumn is here, and so are more GINCC events

Happy October! Well, almost. The leaves are showing off all of their beautiful colors, the air is feeling crisper with each passing day, and the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce has a full schedule of events lined up. Coming up this week is Bell Auxiliary’s Business ...

Third Street Associates

Thrivent Financial’s local team is excited to announce its move to downtown Marquette. Formerly located along Baraga Avenue, Thrivent has moved near the corner of Third and Washington streets. The local branch, now doing business as Third Street Associates, is proud to offer clients a wide ...

In brief

UPHS-M welcomes Schwake MARQUETTE — UP Health System-Marquette recently welcomed Dr. Jonathon Schwake to its digestive and liver team. Schwake attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine before completing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He ...

A look at talent recruitment this season

Are you thinking about switching career paths? Maybe you know a student who is unsure what career path to take? Fall is the season to explore! Marquette County is offering a number of career fairs, career days, open houses and events alike. The Construction Management and Technology Career ...

Empty desks

NEW YORK — Using technology to run her practice lets defense attorney Susan Williams give clients the time and attention they need. Williams decided years ago she didn’t want a large staff that would require her to increase her caseload simply to have the money to pay her employees. She ...

GINCC annual awards gala set for Oct. 10

On Thursday, Oct. 10 the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual Gala and Awards Night at the Wawonowin Country Club from 5:30-8 p.m. It will be an occasion to celebrate with chamber members and public accomplishments of the past year on the West End of ...

Valentine joins First Bank team

ESCANABA — Todd Maki, president and CEO, and Ben Zyburt, senior vice president and manager of the Investment Management Group, First Bank, Upper Michigan, have announced that Robert Valentine joined the bank’s Investment Management Group as the institutional investment officer. Valentine ...

Flannery earns CTFA certification

MARQUETTE — Mike Flannery, fiduciary manager at First National Trust & Wealth Management, was recently awarded the Certified Trust & Financial Advisor professional certification from the American Bankers Association. “Earning the CTFA certification validates Mike’s experience ...

Cybercriminals work their way into company computers

NEW YORK — The cybercriminal who steals information or money from a small business is probably a master of deception and manipulation as well as a techno-expert. When Nancy Butler got a call from someone claiming to be from her information technology service two years ago, she assumed it ...

In Brief

Meijer to begin Simply Give effort GRAND RAPIDS — Meijer’s Simply Give program that helps feed hungry families will run through Sept. 28. During each Simply Give campaign, customers are encouraged to purchase a $10 Simply Give donation card upon checkout. Once purchased, the donation is ...

MEDA comes to the U.P. for the first time in decades

The Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA), founded in 1960, exists to advance economic development throughout Michigan, and increase the individual member’s effectiveness in the economic development profession. The association’s goal is to provide a variety of services and ...

Back-to-school basics

Although some parents — and many kids — might not want to believe it, it’s back-to-school time in the Upper Peninsula. Some school districts start this week while others will be welcoming students back next week after the Labor Day holiday. Preparation can make the transition from a ...