Business News

Sayklly’s The Candy Store has grand opening

MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony with Sayklly’s The Candy Store to kick off its grand opening. The owners, Julie and Kevin Robitaille, of the Sayklly’s factory in Escanaba recently opened the new store Sayklly’s The ...

Column: Escanaba welcomes National Trappers

ESCANABA — The nation’s largest trapping and outdoor expo is coming to the U.P. State Fairgrounds from July 26th through July 28th. This convention will attract an estimated 8,000-10,000 visitors to the Upper Peninsula over the three days it is hosted in Escanaba. Visitors will descend ...

Tyler Kobasic joins Premier Real Estate

ESCANABA — Tyler Kobasic, a newly licensed realtor, has joined Premier Real Estate. “Being newly licensed, I am excited to start helping my clients with the buying and selling process. I come from a business and tax/accounting background. With that knowledge, I have learned that being ...

On the road with a bus of honorary Yoopers

ESCANABA — Did you know that the Chamber of Commerce offers step-on guide services year round for bus tours coming through Delta County? It’s true! We are often asked to jump on a bus and acquaint guests with the many attributes of our waterfront community. The most recent was a 10-Day Lake ...

Trade pain: Small companies hit by import, export tariffs

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Time and effort have gone down the drain for Steve Gould, who is scrambling to find new customers for his gin, whiskey and other spirits since the United States has taken a tough stance on trade issues. Before the European Union ...

Column: Important parts of the community

ESCANABA — When I was given this opportunity to write about my experiences of being a student intern at the Delta County Commerce Center and working for the Delta County EDA, I did not know where to start. There are so many things to talk about, I could tell stories about all of the amazing ...

Column: Chamber adds to its membership

ESCANABA — The Delta County Area Chamber of Commerce has been in existence since 1921— and since then we have been on the leading edge, promoting our members and the issues that are important to their businesses and to the community in which we live and work. The Delta Chamber Board of ...

Gundlach Champion project featured

IRON MOUNTAIN — Design Cost Data Magazine highlighted the new Municipal Service Center project, which Gundlach Champion was contracted as general contractor and cost estimator by the city of Marquette. The design-build team of Gundlach Champion worked with Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber ...

Grover Real Estate office expands staff

MANISTIQUE — Grover Real Estate announces the addition of two salespersons. Abbey Wood, of Manistique, recently became licensed as a real estate salesperson. Growing up the daughter of an entrepreneur and builder, she shadowed her dad for years as he built cabins, homes, and small ...

Upper Edge caters to young professionals

ESCANABA — Are you a young professional who is looking for a group where you feel you can connect with other young professionals, learn new skills and get to know about the business world in Delta County? If so you might be interested in checking out Upper Edge of Delta County. Upper Edge ...

Business owners find communication helps in dealing with young staffers

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Rory Carlton is getting used to hearing younger staffers ask, “Why are we doing this?” It’s a question Carlton would never have asked his boss when he started working nearly 40 years ago. When he was given an assignment, he ...

Column: Summer tourism season underway

ESCANABA — The fun is just beginning for what looks to be a record breaking summer in Delta County filled with music in the parks, farmers markets, racing, conventions, sidewalk sales, fishing tournaments, and much more. Our community has once again prepared a host of events to attract ...

Young entrepreneurs overcome inexperience and skeptics

NEW YORK (AP) — The age-old issue came up again recently: A potential client asked Nate Hartmann, “Hey, how old are you?” Since Hartmann founded Yellow Box in 2010 at age 18, he’s encountered skeptics who doubted his company could design websites and create online marketing ...

Mackinac Financial to acquire Lincoln Community Bank

MANISTIQUE — The Directors of Mackinac Financial Corporation [Nasdaq: MFNC] (Mackinac), the holding company for mBank, and the Directors of Lincoln Community Bank (Lincoln) announced the execution of a definitive agreement for Mackinac to acquire Lincoln for $8.50 million in cash. ...

Business After Hours slated June 13

ESCANABA — Business After Hours will be held Wednesday, June 13, from 5 to 7 p.m, co-sponsored by OSF Health Care St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group and Valley Med Flight. The event will be held at the helicopter hanger near the Emergency Department. Please note the change of date for the ...

Last call for Symetra Tour volunteers

ESCANABA — Consider this your last-minute call to action and sign up now to volunteer for the Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass. The Island Resort and Casino is setting the stage to welcome the 144 international women golfers of the Symetra Tour to their award-winning golf course later ...

Millionaire for a Day

Courtesy photo On Friday, May 25, Delta County Credit Union’s Millionaire for a Day, Logan Ayotte, his family, and three of his friends (David Kelloniemi, Kelli Doutree, and Kholton Brandt) were picked up by a limousine at James T. Jones Elementary School. They were driven down Ludington ...

Canterbury Book Store has new owners

Courtesy photo In preparation for a grand re-opening, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday to celebrate the new owners of the Canterbury Book Store, Rebecca Bender and Jesse Traub. In purchasing the Canterbury Book Store the two young entrepreneurs are keeping the tradition of the ...

Conversations with Federal Reserve Bank

ESCANABA — Unique to our country the Federal Reserve System, the Central Bank, was created by Congress in 1913 charging it with a responsibility to foster a sound banking system and a healthy economy. Recently, President Neel Kashkari visited our community to conduct listening tours and host ...

Tebear’s Sewing Center has new owners

Courtesy photo Tebears Sewing Center, 1117 1st Ave. N., Escanaba, has been a part of the community for 79 years. Bob and Barb Tebear have handed the reins on to Tony and Fay Runkel, the new owners. In keeping with traditions, they are keeping the same great service on all makes and models of ...