Business News

Thompson attends Excell Annual Conference

ESCANABA — Tracy Thompson, owner of Hiawatha Chef Supply of Escanaba and Appleton, is among nearly 450 who attended Excell Marketing and Procurement Group’s 2018 Annual Conference last month in Tucson, Ariz. The Wild West-themed conference attracted representatives of 119 dealerships and ...

Spring clean up time in Escanaba

ESCANABA — Spring time is traditionally the time to sweep out the dust and cobwebs that have gathered over the long winter and start the new season with everything clean and neat. Downtown Escanaba has been doing that for years. For more than 20 years the Downtown Development Authority has ...

Sayklly’s to reopen in Marquette

Courtesy photo The Sayklly’s Confectionary and Gifts store in Marquette is set to reopen. The storefront will be located in the Jandron Jewelry retail mall at 609 County Rd HQ, and will be owned by Kevin and Julie Robitaille, who are also the owners of the Escanaba Sayklly. Ellie Soper, ...

Column: Tourism focus, Delta County trails

ESCANABA — Have you been hearing a lot about trails lately? I know I have, and it is very exciting for Delta County. Trails have been a big focus of Governor Rick Snyder during his administration and trail development across the state has been growing. Governor Snyder was even a part of a ...

Island earns Readers’ Choice Awards

HARRIS — The Island Resort & Casino has received coveted Readers’ Choice Awards from Midwest Gaming and Destinations in numerous categories. The resort earned awards in 10 categories. Over 40,000 votes were tallied to determine the best casinos in nine states by category. Island Resort ...

Lehto selected as premier advisor

ESCANABA — Wells Fargo Advisors has designated Timothy P. Lehto, WBS senior financial advisor , as a member of the firm’s Premier Advisor Program. The premier advisor designation is held by a select group of financial advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors as measure by business production, ...

Trenary Home Bakery wins Folklife Award

MARQUETTE — The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center has announced the 2018 recipients of the Upper Peninsula Folklife Award. The award honors individuals who have worked to preserve and promote folk traditions, as well as organizations and businesses that have helped to promote and preserve the ...

DeHaan joins First Bank’s investment team

ESCANABA — Escanaba’s First Bank announces Alex DeHaan has joined the First Investment Services team as an investment representative. DeHaan is a registered investment representative licensed to sell a wide range of investment products including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. He is also ...

Mackinac Financial Corp. first quarter

MANISTIQUE — Mackinac Financial Corporation, the bank holding company for mBank, announced first quarter 2018 income of $1.54 million, or $.24 per share, compared to net income of $1.73 million, or $.28 per share, for the first quarter of 2017. As expected, the 2018 first quarter results were ...

A Mother’s Day gift

ESCANABA — Ten years ago, just before Mother’s Day, the following was submitted to the Daily Press for the Chamber’s Minding Our Own Business article. Many things have changed since then, but the message is still worth repeating. In mid-April, family and friends traveled to Lower ...

Column: U.P. State Fair work already started

ESCANABA — The snow may have just melted, but there is already a flurry of activity from those planning for this year’s fair. The Department Advisory Committee has been hard at work updating and revamping rules; department superintendents are busily making plans for their barns; and the ...

Mich. retail sales up after rough winter

LANSING — Michigan took a leap in the right direction, with a large increase in retail sales in March, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Detroit branch. The Michigan Retail ...

Cheers to the Chamber volunteers

ESCANABA — Today marks the end of National Volunteer Week. The week may end but, thankfully, the dedicated commitment of our unpaid heroes does not. Several organizations this past week recognized and celebrated the invaluable contributions of community volunteers. The Chamber also extends ...

Garling named to Int. President’s Premier

ESCANABA — Tammy Garling, of Perkins, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors, has earned the 2017 International President’s Premier Award. This award represents the top 1 percent of sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker family. This award is awarded to top ...

Escanaba native named interim senior VP

EVANSTON — Craig Johnson, currently the chief operating officer at the Feinberg School of Medicine, has been named interim senior vice president for business and finance for Northwestern University, Northwestern President Morton Schapiro announced today. Johnson is an Escanaba native and a ...

Tradeoff: No cash but faster lines

NEW YORK (AP) — The lunchtime lines at Dos Toros move faster these days — customers don’t fumble for bills or coins, and employees don’t make change. Since around New Year’s, the Mexican food chain has been cashless. “For the vast majority of customers, there’s no reaction at ...

TEAM Wireless adds U.P. stores

ESCANABA — Locally owned Verizon authorized retailer, TEAM Wireless, will begin operating the Marquette and Iron Mountain Verizon locations effective May 1. “We’re honored to have the opportunity to serve the wireless needs of the great communities of Iron Mountain and Marquette” said ...

Sarah Wilson joins Premier Real Estate

ESCANABA — Realtor Sarah Wilson has joined Premier Real Estate, 118 N. 22nd St., Escanaba. Wilson her husband Taylor recently moved to Escanaba from southeastern Colorado. “While a job is what brought us here, we have quickly fallen in love with the people and landscape of the Upper ...

Meijer sets Marquette store opening

GRAND RAPIDS — Meijer confirmed May 24 is the opening date for a new 195,000-square-foot supercenter in Marquette, Regional Vice President Gerald Melville announced today. Melville said company leadership and local dignitaries will dedicate the store’s first day of business with a ...

Kathy Langin joins Nelson Paint Co.

KINGSFORD — Kathy Langin is joining Nelson Paint Co. of Kingsford as its business office technician, the company has announced. Langin, a Kingsford native, has an associate’s degree in accounting/computers from Bay College. Nelson Paint Co. offers paints and equipment for forestry, ...