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Breast cancer program covers all aspects of care

MARQUETTE — The words “you have breast cancer” are among the most frightening a woman can hear. But the staff at UP Health-System - Marquette strives to make sure that a woman handed that life-changing diagnosis never feels as though she is alone. “We offer a comprehensive cancer ...

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 ...

Business owners recruit nonstop — even in the drive-thru line

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK — As Deborah Sweeney placed her order in the drive-thru of a Starbucks near her home, she was impressed by the barista’s attitude and attention to detail. At Sweeney’s next visit, the staffer remembered her name. Sweeney, CEO of ...

Businesses find problems, pitfalls in making goods overseas

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK — Danica Lause manufactured knitted hats in China for four years and struggled the whole time. “I was unable to achieve the level of quality control our brand requires in any of the factories we worked with in China,” says Lause, whose ...

Cut-rate prices online:

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK — A bride-to-be looking for a gown online can find dresses with trains and lace for well under $300. Go into a local bridal shop, and the average price will stretch into four figures, taking some shoppers by surprise. That kind of price ...

Hannah Rae Behrens joins Trailhead Holistic Health Collective

MARQUETTE — Hannah Rae Behrens, a Marquette native, recently joined Trailhead Holistic Health Collective as its newest practitioner, offering herbal consultations and tailored apothecary services. Behrens of Cloverland Botanicals is the only practitioner trained exclusively in clinical ...

The economic impact of summer tourism

As you know, the Lake Superior Community Partnership works in economic development. But what folks often don’t realize is that tourism is an important component of economic development and contributes to the success of our region. In the summer months in particular, do you think about the ...

Bell Financial opens new office

MARQUETTE — Bell Financial, and its team of five employees, has moved to a new location. The new office, which opened in May, is located at 1070 Commerce Drive in Marquette Township. “At Bell Financial, we’re committed to improving the lives of our clients through financial advice,” ...

Northern Sun Winery wins gold

BARK RIVER — Northern Sun Winery has won a gold medal in international competition for its popular white wine, Brianna, at the Indy International Wine Competition in May. Winery owners Dave and Susie Anthony say they compete in the big competitions to prove a point. Many in the wine ...

Time to gear up for Fourth of July festivities

It’s almost the end of June, which means a couple of things. First, it’s now officially summer! Second, the Fourth of July is coming up next week. Third, mosquitos. Lots of mosquitos. The Fourth of July is always a fan favorite in the U.P. As usual, we have a lot to look forward to in ...

How can one break the cycle of addiction?

Dear Annie: I’m a mother to five beautiful children. I do not have custody of any of them. I’m an addict, and I refuse to raise my kids the way my parents raised me. I want them to have and see a better life than I did. Growing up wasn’t great for me. We were homeless. Sleeping in ...

Opening soon

MARQUETTE — The new UP Health System-Marquette campus is about five weeks from opening and the excitement over the new facility is growing. What sort of changes will the community see with the new hospital? “The biggest thing, I think everyone agrees, is how much easier patient and ...

Select Realty welcomes Thiele

MARQUETTE — Select Realty recently welcomed Beth Thiele to its team. Thiele became a licensed assistant to Andi Goriesky in February. She has been a member of the Marquette County community most her life, where she has involved herself in various activities and projects. She recently ...

Leisenring joins SmartZone

MARQUETTE — Innovate Marquette SmartZone recently announced an expansion of its marketing team with the hire of Chad Leisenring as event coordinator. Leisenring, an Escanaba native, graduates from Northern Michigan University in May with a degree in mathematics and computer science. With a ...

Chamber Chat: New West End guide to visit like a local

The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Chamber of Commerce has launched www.visitthewestend.com, which is a visitor directory for the West End of Marquette County. With seed money from Eagle Mine, the project began development at the beginning of 2019 with the plan to be ready for the upcoming ...

Small businesses band together for Small Business Saturday

NEW YORK — Many small and independent retailers who are holding Small Business Saturday shopping events Thanksgiving weekend are banding together with others, believing that there’s strength in numbers. Small Business Saturday, started in 2010 to encourage consumers to shop in their small ...

Don’t go!

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK — Offers of training and stock in their new employer weren’t enough to keep four out of his five staffers when Dennis Chow sold his information technology firm in 2016. Chow and the buyers learned one of the hard lessons of a business ...

Uber CEO works to rebuild company’s reputation

NEW YORK (AP) — Ever since he stepped into his role as CEO a year ago, Dara Khosrowshahi has had to deal with wave after wave of major scandals and bad press, much of which he inherited from his predecessor, Travis Kalanick. About two weeks after Khosrowshahi started his job, London’s ...

In Brief

Lake Superior Press marks 45 years Lake Superior Press is marking 45 years of business in Marquette, according to owner Tom Dubow, who founded the printing enterprise in the fall of 1973. The people at Lake Superior Press got off to a rocky start. Just as they were about to begin, so did a ...