Business News

Delta Deli opens doors in Gladstone

GLADSTONE — With the help of family and friends, Steve and Mary Richards opened a new business on Delta Avenue in Gladstone this month called Delta Deli. The idea of opening a restaurant at 824 Delta Ave. came about through Steve and Mary’s retirement and Mary’s love of the building ...

Limestone Federal Credit Union gets award

LANSING — The Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) announces four Michigan credit unions are national-level recipients of a 2018 Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Award. CUNA’s Louise Herring, Dora Maxwell and Alphonse Desjardins Awards recognize credit unions throughout the United ...

Classic Auto Collision attends SEMA show

ESCANABA — Classic Auto Collision owner Scott Fritz and General Manager Scott Peterson attended the 2018 SEMA show in Las Vegas earlier this month along with three senior technicians. The SEMA show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world, drawing in the ...

Column: Chamber lists new members

ESCANABA — The Delta County Area Chamber of Commerce provides an avenue for our business people to play a leadership role in building a healthy, vibrant community. We are a partner to every community, every business and every citizen. When a business joins the Delta County Area Chamber of ...

Germain named Realtor of the Year

The Upper Peninsula REALTORS has named Christopher Germain as its 2018 Realtor of the Year. The award is given in recognition of outstanding leadership and service for the association, the community and the real estate industry. Award winners were chosen by their peers and recognized both ...

Delta Chamber offers chance to shop locally

ESCANABA — Each year the Delta County Chamber of Commerce organizes the Annual Christmas Shopping Excursion. This year’s shopping trip around Delta County will happen on Saturday, Dec. 8. It will coordinate with the Chamber members and partners, The Steam and Gas Association’s Christmas ...

Trotter’s Floral has new location

Courtesy photo Co-owners of Trotter’s Floral Dave Trotter, center-left, and Debbie Kuehl, center-right, do the honors as representatives of Ambassadors of Delta County, the Delta County Chamber of Commerce, city of Gladstone, and Trotter’s Floral look on during a ribbon-cutting ceremony ...

Fittante to lead InvestUP as CEO

MARQUETTE — The InvestUP Board of Directors has named Marty Fittante as the organization’s new CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Fittante has represented the Upper Peninsula region in Lansing in multiple roles for more than a decade. Currently the chief of staff for Michigan State Sen. Tom ...

Column: What the chamber can do

ESCANABA — Did you know that October is designated as Chamber of Commerce month in Michigan? It’s true! And, while the month of October has come and gone, we still want to take this opportunity to communicate with our waterfront community the mission of the Delta County Chamber and describe ...

Column: Businesses join chamber 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 ...

Resorts partner with hotel franchising firm

IRON MOUNTAIN — The new owners of two resorts in Michigan and Wisconsin have partnered with an internationally known hospitality company. Pine Mountain Resort in Iron Mountain and The Four Seasons Resort in Pembine, Wis., have joined the Trademark Collection by Wyndham. “We are proud ...

DS Tech wins dual awards again

ESCANABA — DS Tech, a leading managed services provider, is announces it have won two awards as recognized by Channel Futures. First, they have won the award that celebrates the fact that they are among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative managed services providers (MSPs), ...

Making case for Delta Force membership

ESCANABA — Delta Force. A 30 second spot on the radio during my morning commute to work. 30 seconds that piqued my interest, and led me to investigate the program further. Knowing some previous graduates, I decided to ask their opinions Delta Force. What I heard was a resoundingly positive ...

Craig Johnson named senior vice president

ESCANABA — Escanaba native Craig Johnson, who has served for more than 18 years in a number of key budgetary and administrative roles at Northwestern University, has been named the University’s Senior Vice President for Business and Finance, Northwestern President President Morton Schapiro ...

The Delta Force experience

ESCANABA — Graduation for the 15th class of the Delta Force Leadership Program will be celebrated at the Delta County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner, October 11th, at the Island Resort and Casino. The Delta Force experience is comprised of 10 sessions beginning in February with Community ...

Mackinac Financial Corp. acquires bank

MANISTIQUE — The Directors of Mackinac Financial Corporation, the holding company for mBank, announced the consummation of the all-cash acquisition of Lincoln Community Bank (Lincoln), Merrill, Wis. Lincoln was immediately consolidated into mBank and both branches were opened as mBank ...

Gladstone Power & Light marks 90 years

GLADSTONE — Gladstone Power & Light, Gladstone’s locally owned, not-for-profit electric utility, celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. Gladstone Power & Light is a member-owner of WPPI Energy, a not-for-profit wholesale energy provider and joint action agency. The ...

Realtors inducted into U.P. group

On Sept. 13, the above members were inducted into the Upper Peninsula REALTORS at the general membership meeting held at Northern Michigan University. They are, from left, Christopher Bradley of leans, Connie Fries of Marquette, Cheesy Daavettila of Marquette, Tyler Kobasic of Escanaba, Matt ...

Column: Championship fishing tourney coming

ESCANABA — Delta County recently completed a very successful summer tourism season and will welcome a major event bringing national attention to our area this fall. Even with significant road construction on main routes of travel through the county, many tourism businesses had a strong or ...

Key Realty opens in Escanaba

ESCANABA — Key Realty has opened their doors at 2419 Ludington St., behind The UPS Store (across from Gram’s Pasty) in Escanaba. Renovations are now complete with room for additional agents to join the team in the coming months. The locally owned an operated realty company was founded by ...