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‘Beau’s LaFavorite Jobs’ in Esky

Haley Gustafson | Daily Press State Rep. Beau LaFave, left, helps make chocolate covered Oreo cookies at Sayklly’s Candy Factory with owner Kevin Robitaille, at right, Friday during LaFave’s tour of the facility located in Escanaba. The tour of the Sayklly’s was part of “Beau’s ...

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Maki named president of First Bank

GLADSTONE — The Board of Directors of First Bancshares Corporation appointed Todd D. Maki the new President and CEO of First Bank, Upper Michigan effective March 1, announced Jeanine K. Dagenais, chairperson. In fourth quarter 2017, Northern Michigan Bank & Trust and First Bank, Upper ...

Farrell is new hospital manager of facilities

ESCANABA — OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group announces Bill Farrell as its new manager of facilities management. He will be responsible for the plant operations and housekeeping departments and will oversee all facility construction projects. In addition, he will be responsible for ...

Column: Uppertunities is the spot for business development

ESCANABA — Uppertunities, an annual professional business development, and tourism strategies conference will again be coming to the Island Resort and Casino this March. Mark your calendars for March 14, and keep an eye out for more details as they develop. This conference is a unique blend ...

mBank makes promotions in Manistique

MANISTIQUE — mBank announces the recent promotions of Sherry Arnold to senior vice president bank administration /training and development manager and Julie Bosanic to vice president, director of mortgage administration. Arnold came to mBank in 2016, after having spent over 20 years in ...

mBank announces executive level promotions

MANISTIQUE — mBank announces the promotions of Senior Vice President Clay Peterson and Senior Vice President Joanna Slaght to executive vice presidents. They will continue to provide top level leadership throughout various administrative, client service, and governance areas of the company to ...

Peninsula Federal Credit Union receives five-star rating

ESCANABA — BauerFinancial, Coral Gables, Fla, announces Peninsula Federal Credit Union, Escanaba, has once again secured at 5-star rating. A five-star rating indicates this credit union excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more.) Earning and maintaining ...

Column: Why live, work, play in Delta County?

ESCANABA — First is the flavor of Delta County. You don’t have to travel far to taste remarkable cuisine from a variety of restaurants with an ethnic flare. Try a “pasty, grill your own steak at a local brewpub, take home a pizza or stop by the Farmer’s Market for fresh foods prepared ...

Five things small business owners should know or do in 2018

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners have entered 2018 with many questions about how big their tax bills will be, but they’re also optimistic about profiting from a strong economy. And aside from financial matters, owners with employees must stay ...

Column: Fire & Ice offers connections

ESCANABA — You’ve worked hard all year and now it’s time to reward yourself with some fun and a well-deserved break by attending the first and finest social event in 2018, the Delta County Chamber’s Fire & Ice Fundraising Gala. Set on the backdrop of icy Little Bay de Noc this ...

Retail sales jump on strong holiday sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers went on a shopping binge last month as the holiday season began, leading to big gains among online retailers, electronics stores and furniture stores. The Commerce Department said sales at retailers and restaurants jumped 0.8 percent in November from the ...

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Lakeview Assisted Living expansion

Courtesy photo Lakeview Assisted Living Owner and Administrator Daryl Miron — accompanied by Lakeview employees, contractor James Brassick of Brassick Construction, and members of Gladstone’s city government — does the honors at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a 26,000-square-foot ...

Column: Do you know a Delta Force candidate?

ESCANABA — In October, the 13th Delta Force Leadership class graduated with 24 students. Delta Chamber of Commerce, along with community sponsors have made this program a continuing success, having trained and inspired nearly 300 community leaders over the years. Delta Force is an intensive ...

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Nolde joins Upper Peninsula State Bank

ESCANABA — Upper Peninsula State Bank and Infinex Investments Inc. announce Stephen Nolde has joined the team at UPSB Financial Services as an investment representative at its Escanaba office. Nolde is fully licensed to sell life and health insurance and is a registered investment ...

Garceau Insurance joins Acrisure Network

ESCANABA — Garceau Insurance Agency has joined the Acrisure network of Insurance agencies. Based in Caledonia, Mich., the Acrisure network of Independent insurance agencies is one of the fastest growing insurance agency organizations in the country. Garceau will continue to operate out of its ...

Northern Sun Winery wins awards

BARK RIVER — Northern Sun Winery has been notified of its recent Best of Class awards from the 2017 Harvest Challenge in Sonoma, Calif. Along with the Best of Class the Bark River area winery also received two silver and one bronze medals for its entries. Earning the Best of Class awards ...

Column: Big events coming to Delta County

ESCANABA — As we conclude a successful 2017 tourism season, we can begin to look ahead with excitement at some of the large events our area will be hosting in 2018. There are many businesses and partner organizations working together to recruit new events for Delta County that will bring ...

DS Tech program helps businesses go ‘green’

ESCANABA — DS Tech announced the company is launching a program to help businesses in their efforts to go “green.” The latest advancements in communications technology have enabled companies to dramatically reduce their carbon footprint, while at the same time enhance employee ...

Column: No place like home for the holidays

ESCANABA — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in our waterfront community with decorations going up. The holiday season is upon us and as you continue your holiday shopping, we ask consumers in our area not to forget about the local merchant who has supported the area all year ...