Business News

Garling named to Int. President’s Premier

ESCANABA — Tammy Garling, of Perkins, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors, has earned the 2017 International President’s Premier Award. This award represents the top 1 percent of sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker family. This award is awarded to top ...

Escanaba native named interim senior VP

EVANSTON — Craig Johnson, currently the chief operating officer at the Feinberg School of Medicine, has been named interim senior vice president for business and finance for Northwestern University, Northwestern President Morton Schapiro announced today. Johnson is an Escanaba native and a ...

Tradeoff: No cash but faster lines

NEW YORK (AP) — The lunchtime lines at Dos Toros move faster these days — customers don’t fumble for bills or coins, and employees don’t make change. Since around New Year’s, the Mexican food chain has been cashless. “For the vast majority of customers, there’s no reaction at ...

TEAM Wireless adds U.P. stores

ESCANABA — Locally owned Verizon authorized retailer, TEAM Wireless, will begin operating the Marquette and Iron Mountain Verizon locations effective May 1. “We’re honored to have the opportunity to serve the wireless needs of the great communities of Iron Mountain and Marquette” said ...

Sarah Wilson joins Premier Real Estate

ESCANABA — Realtor Sarah Wilson has joined Premier Real Estate, 118 N. 22nd St., Escanaba. Wilson her husband Taylor recently moved to Escanaba from southeastern Colorado. “While a job is what brought us here, we have quickly fallen in love with the people and landscape of the Upper ...

Meijer sets Marquette store opening

GRAND RAPIDS — Meijer confirmed May 24 is the opening date for a new 195,000-square-foot supercenter in Marquette, Regional Vice President Gerald Melville announced today. Melville said company leadership and local dignitaries will dedicate the store’s first day of business with a ...

Kathy Langin joins Nelson Paint Co.

KINGSFORD — Kathy Langin is joining Nelson Paint Co. of Kingsford as its business office technician, the company has announced. Langin, a Kingsford native, has an associate’s degree in accounting/computers from Bay College. Nelson Paint Co. offers paints and equipment for forestry, ...

Column: A year in review at the EDA

ESCANABA — By all accounts, 2017 was a great year for Delta County and economic development. Each year the Delta County EDA publishes an annual service summary that highlights our accomplishments while giving an opportunity to look back and reflect on the important work we do to improve the ...

Thomson nominated for board of directors

MANISTIQUE — The directors of Mackinac Financial Corporation, the holding company for mBank, announced Martin A. Thomson has been nominated for appointment to its board of directors, with such appointment subject to the closing of the merger agreement with First Federal of Northern Michigan ...

Dyer named to Coldwell International Elite

ESCANABA — Amy Dyer, of Gladstone, associate broker with Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors, has been named to the company’s 2017 International President’s Elite. Only the top 2 percent of all sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system qualified for the group. Dyer has been ...

Column: Gaining insight into organizations

ESCANABA — What are the qualities of success? I am sure that it can be argued that these qualities vary based on who you ask and what facet of their life they are thinking about. Regarding the success of a business or nonprofit organization, I think agreement can be reached that qualities ...

Imperial Beverage gets beer distribution

MARQUETTE — Imperial Beverage has acquired beer distribution rights from Highland Park-based Great Lakes Wine & Spirits. The purchase of Bayside Beverage in Marquette, Great Lakes’ Upper Peninsula beer division, includes all beer brands in U.P. counties, which will be added to ...

Uppertunities conference set April 13

ESCANABA — Uppertunities, The U.P.’s premier business and tourism conference is scheduled for April 13, 2018 this year. This annual conference is designed to help businesses and their employees enhance their interaction with visitors, strengthen their tourism strategies and develop ...

Michigan retail sales take dip in February

LANSING — Michigan followed the national trend, with a tiny dip in retail sales in February, 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 Index’s ...

Apprentice of Year honored at banquet

MARQUETTE — Approximately 180 people met at the Don H. Bottum University Center of Northern Michigan University March 10 for the seventh annual Upper Peninsula Apprentice of the Year recognition banquet. The winner of this year’s award was Joseph Prusi, an apprentice member of ...

Broadband expansion Phase 1 completed

ESCANABA — Michigan Broadband Services has completed Phase I of its fiber optic broadband network expansion in Escanaba. The initial build covers Ludington Street and south to Doctor’s Park and new customers installations are being scheduled. “Our initial fiber optic network investment ...

Column: Uppertunities a tool to promote tourism

ESCANABA — Tourism in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan has been trending in a very positive direction in recent years. Many travelers are visiting new areas of the U.P. and falling in love with the gorgeous views and unique offerings that are available in this beautiful part of the country. ...

Business After Hours is March 28

ESCANABA — Business After Hours will be held Wednesday, March 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bowl-A-Rama, located at 2510 1st Ave. N., Escanaba. This evenings event is co-hosted by the U.S. Army and Bowl-A-Rama. Business after Hours is a social event held each month and provides an ...

Jet’s Pizza opens in Escanaba

Haley Gustafson | Daily Press John Varline, Jr., center, owner and operator Jet’s Pizza in Escanba, does the honors of cutting the ceremonial ribbon Monday outside of the pizza restaurant’s new storefront while members from the Delta County Chamber of Commerce, Ambassadors of Delta ...

Column: Fire and Ice was successful fundraiser

ESCANABA — The Chamber’s first fundraising event of the year is officially in the books. Fire and Ice ~ Midwinter Fundraising Gala, held Feb. 3 at the Terrace Bay Hotel, was quite a success. On behalf of the Delta County Chamber directors and staff, we would like to extend our most sincere ...