Business News

Gary Fish joins bank as vice president

IRON MOUNTAIN — Northern Interstate Bank, N.A. announces the addition of Gary Fish to the position of vice president - business banking. Fish joined the bank in the fourth quarter of 2017 with his primary office located at 1917 N. Stephenson Ave. in the Northern Interstate Bank Branch Office ...

Carne’s Eco Fuels gets new pumps

Haley Gustafson | Daily Press From left, Paul Carne, Linda Carne and Will Carne stand next to Carne’s Eco Fuels newly installed gas pumps in Escanaba Thursday afternoon. The station, located at 2300 Ludington St., had the pumps installed by Northwest Petroleum out of Wausau, Wis. Visitors ...

Kobas Electric now generator dealer

Jordan Beck | Daily Press Kobas Electric Co., Inc. owner Randy Godlewski, right, and certified technician Todd Trudell stand next to a display for Generac home standby generators in their shop Wednesday. Kobas is now an authorized Generac dealer, a title they received after Trudell went ...

Column: Uppertunities teaches customer service

ESCANABA — Once again, the organizations of the Delta County Commerce Center, UPWard Talent Council and Upper Peninsula community and economic development organizations are working together to host the 2018 Uppertunities Business, Tourism and Professional Development Conference. With a wide ...

Two honored for sales efforts at Cleary

ESCANABA — Cleary Building Corp. Building Sales Specialists Greg Arnold Jr. and Phil Pasanen were recently recognized for outstanding sales performance in 2017. They work out of the company’s Escanaba, branch office. He won Cleary’s Excellence in Sales Award. The award is given to top ...

Nyman Jewelers attends national jewelry buying show

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Sue Parker of Nyman Jewelers, Inc. recently attended the 2018 Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO) Winter Buying Show in Savannah, Ga. The three-day event, themed Savannah Sparkle, provided jewelers the opportunity to purchase new items at pre-negotiated prices, network with ...

An example of collaboration

ESCANABA — The Commerce Center in downtown Escanaba is the perfect example of community collaboration. A quick look in the dictionary defines the word collaborate to mean “work together.” The advantages and effectiveness of a collaborative effort is epitomized by the working relationship ...

Lemerand completes interior decorating program

ESCANABA — Matt Sviland, owner of Sviland’s in downtown Escanaba, announces Kristy Lemerand as completed the Interior Decorating Program through Stratford Career Institute. The program instruction involved extensive instruction in the History of Decorating; Principals and Elements of ...

Cleary Building Corp. marks 40 years

VERONA, WIis. — Cleary Building Corp., a leading manufacturer of commercial, equine, farm, suburban and residential pre-engineered structures, announces its 40th anniversary. The company recently celebrated the milestone with an employee appreciation event at its Corporate Worldwide ...

Independent Insurance Agent Day Feb. 21

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder has declared Feb. 21 as Independent Insurance Agents Day in Michigan in recognition of the vital role independent insurance agents have in their communities and in the Michigan economy. Independent insurance agents provide insurance from multiple carriers ...

Veriha Trucking in Best Fleets to Drive For

MARINETTE, Wis. — On Jan. 30, Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge awarded 20 fleets as a 2018 Best Fleets to Drive For. Veriha Trucking was honored as one of the 20 fleets in North America to receive this award. To be considered for award, fleets must be nominated by a driver or ...

CTP-TEK Technology Services open

Courtesy photo The Delta Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting recently at CTP-TEK Technology Services. Located at 524 Ludington St., Suite 104, CTP-TEK offers complete IT services for small and medium sized business. Specializing in managed technology services that include all aspects of ...

Column: Delta County winter tourism update

ESCANABA — With the conclusion of the first month of the New Year, we are well into our winter tourism season and the weather has been wonderful for local events and activities. Last weekend featured nearly perfect conditions for several local happenings including two events that reached new ...

Ponsse celebrates two milestones

VIEREMA, Finland — Ponsse celebrates two important milestones. The biggest extension project in the company’s history has reached the topping-out phase, and the factory has produced the 13,000th forest machine made in the Vieremä facility in Finland. PONSSE machine number 13,000, a ...

Molinari joins OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital

GLADSTONE — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group welcomes Tiffany Molinari, PA, to its Gladstone and Escanaba locations. Molinari earned her bachelor of science in microbiology and master of public health from the University of Michigan. She later earned a master of ...

Fair brings out pride

ESCANABA — The first convention of the Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions (MAFE) was held 133 years ago to bring together passionate people representing local fairs with a tremendous amount of pride to promote the development of agriculture and related industries. The U.P. State ...

Ribbon cutting for new chamber member

ESCANABA — Delta County Chamber of Commerce will welcome new chamber member CTP-TEK Technology Services to Escanaba’s downtown with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Located at 524 Ludington St., Suite 104, the business will focus on bringing managed IT services to Delta County. Consulting ...

‘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 ...

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 ...