Business News

Peippo attends ConnectED conference

ESCANABA — Erkki M. Peippo a local financial advisor affiliated with SagePoint Financial, recently attended Advisor Group’s ConnectED Conference, hosted Oct. 19 to 22 in Orlando, Fla. Each year, ConnectED brings together industry thought leaders, and thousands of financial advisors, to ...

Bissell joins hospital medical staff

ESCANABA — Jennifer Bissell, MD, board certified family medicine physician has joined the medical staff at OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group. Before joining OSF HealthCare, Dr. Bissell had been practicing family medicine in Wisconsin for seven years. She received ...

New radiologist at St. Francis Hospital

ESCANABA — Kevin Gostenik, MD, has recently joined the medical staff at OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group. Dr. Gostenik will provide services in the hospital’s Radiology Department. Dr. Gostenik earned his Doctor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of ...

Column: Celebrating manufacturing

ESCANABA — On Nov. 8, Delta County K-12 students and parents attended Industry After Hours at VanAire to learn more about the high tech, high skilled, action packed manufacturing jobs that are available locally. Over 276 participants were treated to a fun, entertaining and informative event ...

Column: Telling the story of Delta County

ESCANABA — As the end of the year approaches, we can look back on a successful year for many local businesses in Delta County. New businesses and visitors came to town to be a part of this special community. The pristine parks, waterways, and beaches showcased the area for visitors seeking ...

Meijer expands home delivery service

GRAND RAPIDS —Meijer is gearing up for the holidays by adding thousands of general merchandise items to its store-to-door home delivery service. The general merchandise items now available through Meijer Home Delivery includes gifts and toys, as well as wrapping paper, artificial trees and ...

Holiday juggling: Businesses balance customer, worker needs

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Before the holiday season, employees at Andrea Correale’s catering business get an email reminder that in December, “we need all hands on deck.” Elegant Affairs Caterers often has 12 events in a single day during the ...

Carne’s BP has new name — ECO Fuels

ESCANABA — After more than 50 years of business at the corner of U.S. 2 and 41 and M-35, the gas station formerly known as “Carne’s BP” has started to make some major changes. The station will now be called “ECO Fuels.” As part of this change, the station will introduce new ...

A chance to meet business to business

ESCANABA — When asked what the Delta Chamber of Commerce does for Delta County, Vickie Micheau, the chamber director, will often reply on behalf of the chamber board that, “The chamber exists to make the community a better place to live. Period.” It is the board of directors’ goal to be ...

Interview questions often run afoul of law

By Sarah Skidmore Sell AP Business Writer It’s tough to come up with the right answer in a job interview, particularly if the question could run afoul of the law. An Associated Press-CNBC poll found that half of all Americans who’ve ever applied for a job have been asked questions that ...

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Edward Jones change of ownership

Jordan Beck | Daily Press A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently at the Escanaba Edward Jones branch. From left, Escanaba Mayor Marc Tall, Sheila Krueger and Mollie Larsen of the Delta County Chamber of Commerce, Financial Advisor for the Edward Jones branch across from the U.P. State ...

Pure Michigan benefits Upper Peninsula

ESCANABA — Last Saturday’s Minding Our Own Business column reported the significant accomplishment of the Hannahville Indian Community to negotiate its tribal gaming compact with the state of Michigan. One of the many important components of the agreement is that Hannahville will invest up ...

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Northern Screenprinting’s new owner

Jordan Beck | Daily Press A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new ownership of Escanaba store Northern Screenprinting and Embroidery was held Friday morning. From left are: Aaron Deiter of the Ambassadors of Delta County, new Northern Screenprinting co-owners Sam and Amanda Marenger, ...

Promoting tourism in the U.P.

HARRIS — Tourism is one of the driving forces of the local economy in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The beauty of the landscape, the Great Lakes and other regional attractions bring in a large number of visitors each and every year. Travel Michigan, part of the Michigan Economic ...

Business After Hours set for Wednesday

ESCANABA — Business After Hours will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hilltop RV Super Store located at 2905 Lincoln Road, Escanaba. Come and start celebrating Halloween a little early at the RV store. Wear a costume and be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift ...

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PM School opens in Escanaba

Courtesy photo PM School cut the ribbon to the new cosmetology school recently. Long-time instructors Peg Lippens and Mary Doyen said they are happy to be able to continue the long tradition of having a cosmetology school in Escanaba. Located at 1625 Sheridan Road, it is open to new students ...

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Tom Harrell, CEO of the Alger Delta Cooperative Electric Association, left, receives a token of esteem from Mike Peters, president and CEO of WPPI Energy.

Alger Delta Co-op marks 80 years

GLADSTONE — Alger Delta Cooperative Electric Association (Alger Delta) celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. Alger Delta Electric is a member of WPPI Energy, a not-for-profit wholesale energy provider and joint action agency. The co-op’s milestone anniversary was recognized at an ...

Business After Hours is Wednesday

ESCANABA — Business After Hours will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hilltop RV Super Store, located at 2905 Lincoln Road, Escanaba. Start celebrating Halloween a little early. Wear a costume and be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate from Elmer’s Country ...

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Caterpillar Inc. recently announced that Engineered Machined Products (EMP) of Escanaba has been awarded the Caterpillar Platinum Certification, and new precision machining business. Shown during an award presentation are, from left, Brian Larche, Brandon Larche, Tammy Wolfe-Beauchamp and Bruce Jacobson of EMP and Ernie Reyes of Caterpillar.

EMP honored, new business awarded

ESCANABA — Caterpillar Inc. announced that Engineered Machined Products (EMP) of Escanaba has been awarded the Caterpillar Platinum Certification, and new precision machining business. In making the announcement, Ernie Reyes, operations manager – engine and transmission procurement at ...

Local credit union gets five-star rating

ESCANABA — Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union in Escanaba has earned a five-star rating from Bauerfinancial, a bank and credit union rating firm. A five-star rating indicates this credit union excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more.) Great Lakes ...