Business News

Instacart launches delivery service in Esky

ESCANABA — Instacart, a retail delivery service whose shoppers hand pick and deliver items from local stores, announced it is expanding into the Escanaba area. The service began Thursday. Escanaba area residents can now order from Meijer and have their groceries and everyday essentials ...

Column: Building Upper Peninsula tourism

ESCANABA — Tourism is having a great impact on the economy of the Upper Peninsula and has been on a positive trend in the past decade. Areas around the Upper Peninsula have been featured on a national level in the news, on television shows, and in international magazines, as well as ...

Fire and Ice winter gala returns

ESCANABA — It’s that time of year again. Time when you hear the Chamber of Commerce talk about their Midwinter Gala. For years the event was referred to as Love Affair and fondly described as the “adult prom.” After a brief hiatus when it was determined the community missed this winter ...

Trenary Home Bakery has new owners

TRENARY — Trenary Home Bakery announces that after three and a half years of ownership Andy Reichert has sold the bakery to Marquette locals Marco Dossena, Brianna Wynsma, and Nucci Cerioli. The new ownership trio has dug their roots in the Upper Peninsula, with Dossena and Wynsma being ...

What is, isn’t available for businesses during shutdown

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners are increasingly feeling the impact of the partial government shutdown that’s in its 17th day. Agencies including the Small Business Administration and the IRS are not providing information and services, ...

Keirsten Smith joins St. Francis Hospital

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group welcomes Dr. Keirsten Smith to their Medical Staff. Board certified in family medicine and sports medicine, Dr. Keirsten Smith will join Drs. Mary Whitmer, Scott Randall, Charles Olsen, Erik Rubright, and Nurse ...

Hospital welcomes Stephen Smith, MD

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group welcomes Dr. Stephen Smith to its medical staff. Board certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Stephen Smith will join Drs. Steven Dosh, C.N. Raveesh, Ronald Sherman, Fred Shaw and Physician Assistant Tiffany Molinari at OSF ...

Column: Delta Force members being selected

ESCANABA — Members of the Delta Force Class of 2019 are being selected! The purpose of Delta Force is to introduce and orient new leaders to our community, identify individuals who have displayed strong tendency toward civic involvement and assist them in increasing their potential to become ...

Expect 2019 to be quiet in Congress for small business

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Small business issues often win bipartisan support on Capitol Hill, but given the divisions in the incoming 116th Congress, advocates for companies have low expectations. Even after lawmakers deal with the partial government ...

Valley Med Flight honors employees

ESCANABA — Valley Med Flight has recognized two Upper Peninsula staff members as Employees of the Year.” Valley Med Flight employs more than 100 pilots, mechanics paramedics, nurses and support staff in its large coverage area ranging from Montana to Michigan. Escanaba base pilot Conrad ...

Column: U.P. history conference to be held locally

ESCANABA — I always love this time of year! Family and friends get together and share stories about the past. I remember how much I enjoyed going to my grandparent’s farm and talking with them about what it was like growing up. Those stories really kindled my interest in history about our ...

Welding business has new owners

MANISTIQUE — Jim’s Welding And Machine will host an open house at the shop located at 327 N. 5th Street in Manistique from 2 - 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4. New owners Mike and Jessica Columbus will offer coffee and cookies and a tour of the longstanding Manistique business. “We’ll offer ...

Escanaba credit union gets five star rating

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — BauerFinancial Inc. announces Peninsula Federal Credit Union, Escanaba, has once again been awarded its highest (5 Star) rating for financial strength and stability. Earning a 5-Star rating indicates this credit union excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, ...

Hook joins OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group is pleased to officially welcome William Hook, MD, to their staff. While Dr. Hook has been serving on the OSF St. Francis Hospital Medical Staff for six years, providing call coverage in the obstetric and nursery unit, he ...

VanAire expands ownership to Soderman

GLADSTONE — VanAire, Incorporated announced Steven Soderman will join Tony Lambert and Eric Miller as an owner of the Gladstone-based manufacturing company. “I am grateful for the opportunity and proud to be part of carrying out VanAire’s commitment to its customers, employees, and the ...

Spirit of giving is alive and well in Delta County

ESCANABA — “For it is in giving that we receive.” – St. Francis of Assisi While I can’t take credit for the quote, I can say, with confidence, that the spirit of giving is alive and well in our waterfront community! It’s obvious that many people living here truly believe that ...

Increased hires, sales shape strong November

LANSING - November continued the positive sales trend for Michigan retailers, according to the monthly Retail Index survey that Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) conducts in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Detroit branch. The seasonally adjusted performance index ...

Column: Shop locally this holiday

ESCANABA — Although it is always imperative to promote shopping locally, the holidays allow us to emphasize investing in our own community in a fun and festive way. Shopping local is beneficial for everyone involved. As the customer you receive one of a kind, quality products and services ...

Classic Auto Collision at Gold Class status

ESCANABA – Classic Auto Collision announced its achievement of Gold Class status, the industry standard for training that contributes to complete and safe repairs. Only 10 percent of collision repair businesses currently meet the rigorous training requirements necessary to earn the Gold Class ...

Bad review? Owners should address online reviewers’ concerns

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Brad Schweig thought he had a satisfied customer when a woman who bought outdoor furniture in March 2017 posted a five-star review online. Less than a year later, it was down to one star after a squirrel chewed a hole in one of the ...