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Trump’s first weeks spawn anxiety, discord at some U.S. companies

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s first weeks in office have spawned anxiety and even arguments at some workplaces, putting owners — especially at smaller companies — in the position of needing to protect peace and ...

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Slagstad promoted to senior VP

ESCANABA — Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union announces the recent promotion of Sarah Slagstad to the position of senior vice president. Slagstad started her career working at MFC/Wells Fargo Bank in 1999. She joined Great Lakes Credit Union as a teller in 2006 and has held numerous ...

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Wozny named mBank assistant VP

MANISTIQUE — mBank announces the recent promotion of Eric Wozny from a management trainee to AVP-commercial banking officer, located in Niagara, Wis., effective immediately. Wozny started with mBank in early 2014 within the company’s Management Trainee Program part-time while ...

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Northern Tails Pet Resort opens

Courtesy photo A “first dollar” was recently presented to Jessica Dibble, left, owner of Northern Tails Pet Resort located in Thompson Township, by Alan Barr, executive director of the Schoolcraft County Economic Development Corporation. Dibble is a licensed veterinary technician and a ...

Internal auditor training at Bay College

ESCANABA — ISO 9001 is a standard that sets out the requirements for a quality management system. It helps businesses and organizations to be more efficient and improve customer satisfaction. A new version of the standard, ISO 9001:2015, has just been launched, replacing the previous version ...

Escanaba radio station has new owner

ESCANABA — Anf Escanaba radio station will be purchased by Sovereign Communications, the Upper Peninsula-based radio broadcasting company announced in a press release. The stations in question are WYKX-FM and WDBC-AM, which Sovereign has agreed to buy from KMB Broadcasting. With this ...

Spine Pain Diagnostics marks 20 years

NIAGARA, Wis. Spine Pain Diagnostics Associates and the Niagara Health Center is celebrating 20 years of serving residents of Northeastern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Spine Pain Diagnostics Associates and the Niagara Health Center were founded by Vijay Singh, MD, the Medical ...

Tax season is here — with headaches for small businesses

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — With the start of tax season, stress levels are rising at many small businesses. Even owners who are organized, keep good books and stay in touch with their accountants can find compiling returns to be a painful process. One ...

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State Bank contributes to trail

Courtesy photo Upper Peninsula State Bank is part of the Little Bay de Noc Trail project and recently made a $500 donation to help make the trail a reality. The 2.5 mile section of the trail will go past the site of the bank’s future branch office in Gladstone. Groundbreaking on the new ...

U.P. Labor-Management Council meeting

HARRIS — The U.P. Labor-Management Council, Inc. has selected the Island Resort & Casino, as the host site for its 2017 Annual Conference. The Annual Conference, entitled “Back to Basics,” has been scheduled for Thursday, March 2. The one-day conference will feature several ...

Mixed results for Mich. holiday shopping

LANSING — Weaker than expected December sales undercut November gains, producing mixed holiday season results for Michigan’s retail industry. That’s according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of ...

Hiring picked up in just 3 states last month, fell in 5

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers significantly increased hiring in just three U.S. states last month, while five states reported large cuts. The Labor Department said that job totals were little changed in the other 42. Unemployment rates fell noticeably in 10 states and rose in just one. The ...

Culbertson joins Best Equipment Company

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Kathy Culbertson has joined Best Equipment Company as its corporate sales manager reporting directly to Mike Dahlmann, president and owner. Culbertson has an extensive background in sales and service management. She is the daughter of David and Carol Carlson of Wells, a ...

Small businesses hope to see Obama-backed rules scrapped

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses are hoping to see some high-profile Obama administration regulations scrapped after Donald Trump takes office, with rules affecting overtime, sick leave and the environment among those that may be taken off the ...

DiSantis is new Verso Corp. CEO

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Verso Corporation announced that B. Christopher DiSantis will become the chief executive officer and a director of Verso effective as of Feb. 1. An entrepreneurial leader with extensive manufacturing experience, DiSantis brings to Verso a proven record of success in leading ...

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Maloney is new assistant trust officer

ESCANABA — Jenine Maloney has been promoted to assistant trust officer at Northern Michigan Bank & Trust. She has worked in the trust department four years and will be responsible for investment management as well as trust and estate administration. A graduate of Central Michigan ...

Surgeon awarded two fellowships

MARQUETTE — Dr. Frank Farbod of Marquette was bestowed two fellowships by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Scotland at the University of Glasgow on Oct. 27, 2016. Fellowship is conferred to surgeons by nomination who, in the opinion of the Royal College of Surgeons, have made ...

How Trump says he’ll break from business

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump says he is leaving his famed business behind. Well, sort of. That is the muddled message from the president-elect’s news conference this week about plans to separate himself from his business while in office to avoid conflicts of interest. Trump and his ...

More pay, greater confidence lifts US retail sales 0.6 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped up their auto buying and online shopping in December, reflecting a boost in confidence after the election and a solid increase in pay. Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent, following a small 0.2 percent gain in November, the Commerce ...

Beaudre named mBank vice president

MANISTIQUE — mBank announces the recent promotion of Bernie Beaudre from AVP deposit compliance/bank secrecy act (bsa) officer to vice president – deposit compliance/bank secrecy act (BSA) officer, located in Manistique. Beaudre has been with mBank for over 26 years providing leadership ...