Business News

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 ...

Column: Annual Chamber Golf Outing near

ESCANABA — Did you know that golf can be an extremely effective networking tool? The golf course is a great place to get to know someone and as the saying goes, “sometimes in business, it’s not what you know but who you know!” The Delta County Chamber of Commerce invites the community ...

Mackinac Financial completes acquisition

MANISTIQUE — The directors of Mackinac Financial Corporation, the holding company for mBank, announced the consummation of the all-stock merger of First Federal of Northern Michigan Bancorp, Inc., Alpena, with and into Mackinac. First Federal of Northern Michigan (First Federal), FFNM’s ...

Thompson attends Excell Annual Conference

ESCANABA — Tracy Thompson, owner of Hiawatha Chef Supply of Escanaba and Appleton, is among nearly 450 who attended Excell Marketing and Procurement Group’s 2018 Annual Conference last month in Tucson, Ariz. The Wild West-themed conference attracted representatives of 119 dealerships and ...

Spring clean up time in Escanaba

ESCANABA — Spring time is traditionally the time to sweep out the dust and cobwebs that have gathered over the long winter and start the new season with everything clean and neat. Downtown Escanaba has been doing that for years. For more than 20 years the Downtown Development Authority has ...

Sayklly’s to reopen in Marquette

Courtesy photo The Sayklly’s Confectionary and Gifts store in Marquette is set to reopen. The storefront will be located in the Jandron Jewelry retail mall at 609 County Rd HQ, and will be owned by Kevin and Julie Robitaille, who are also the owners of the Escanaba Sayklly. Ellie Soper, ...

Column: Tourism focus, Delta County trails

ESCANABA — Have you been hearing a lot about trails lately? I know I have, and it is very exciting for Delta County. Trails have been a big focus of Governor Rick Snyder during his administration and trail development across the state has been growing. Governor Snyder was even a part of a ...

Island earns Readers’ Choice Awards

HARRIS — The Island Resort & Casino has received coveted Readers’ Choice Awards from Midwest Gaming and Destinations in numerous categories. The resort earned awards in 10 categories. Over 40,000 votes were tallied to determine the best casinos in nine states by category. Island Resort ...

Lehto selected as premier advisor

ESCANABA — Wells Fargo Advisors has designated Timothy P. Lehto, WBS senior financial advisor , as a member of the firm’s Premier Advisor Program. The premier advisor designation is held by a select group of financial advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors as measure by business production, ...

Trenary Home Bakery wins Folklife Award

MARQUETTE — The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center has announced the 2018 recipients of the Upper Peninsula Folklife Award. The award honors individuals who have worked to preserve and promote folk traditions, as well as organizations and businesses that have helped to promote and preserve the ...

DeHaan joins First Bank’s investment team

ESCANABA — Escanaba’s First Bank announces Alex DeHaan has joined the First Investment Services team as an investment representative. DeHaan is a registered investment representative licensed to sell a wide range of investment products including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. He is also ...

Mackinac Financial Corp. first quarter

MANISTIQUE — Mackinac Financial Corporation, the bank holding company for mBank, announced first quarter 2018 income of $1.54 million, or $.24 per share, compared to net income of $1.73 million, or $.28 per share, for the first quarter of 2017. As expected, the 2018 first quarter results were ...

A Mother’s Day gift

ESCANABA — Ten years ago, just before Mother’s Day, the following was submitted to the Daily Press for the Chamber’s Minding Our Own Business article. Many things have changed since then, but the message is still worth repeating. In mid-April, family and friends traveled to Lower ...

Column: U.P. State Fair work already started

ESCANABA — The snow may have just melted, but there is already a flurry of activity from those planning for this year’s fair. The Department Advisory Committee has been hard at work updating and revamping rules; department superintendents are busily making plans for their barns; and the ...

Mich. retail sales up after rough winter

LANSING — Michigan took a leap in the right direction, with a large increase in retail sales in March, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Detroit branch. The Michigan Retail ...

Cheers to the Chamber volunteers

ESCANABA — Today marks the end of National Volunteer Week. The week may end but, thankfully, the dedicated commitment of our unpaid heroes does not. Several organizations this past week recognized and celebrated the invaluable contributions of community volunteers. The Chamber also extends ...