Business News

Credit unions host Financial Reality Fair

ESCANABA - Peninsula Federal Credit Union, Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union, Northern United Federal Credit Union, Delta County Credit Union, U.P. State Credit Union, Premier Real Estate, and Garceau Insurance Agency partnered with the Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) to host a ...

Looming deadline as many small businesses prep for overtime rules

Joyce M. RosenbergAP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) - Small business owners are rushing to get their companies - in particular their employees - ready for an upcoming change in overtime rules.With federal regulations that are expected to affect the paychecks of 4.2 million workers going into ...

Deming named mBank vice president

MANISTIQUE - mBank has announced the recent promotion of Ann Deming to vice president mortgage and consumer lending manager, located in Escanaba effective Nov. 4. The promotion follows the retirement of Jackie Menhennick.Deming has worked in the Upper Peninsula mortgage industry for over 27 ...

LaCrosse Joins Bellin Health Escanaba

GREEN BAY - Bellin Health Escanaba has added Dr. Justin LaCrosse to its healthcare team.LaCrosse, who is board-certified in Family Medicine, offers expertise in these areas, among others: Family Medicine for all ages, Wellness and Preventive Medicine, Minor in-office skin procedures, Joint ...

Peninsula Federal marks Credit Union Day

ESCANABA - On Oct. 20, Peninsula Federal Credit Union in Escanaba celebrated International Credit Union Day (ICU Day), and the foundational principles that make credit unions unique.To celebrate, all new memberships opened at Peninsula Federal Credit Union got their $5 membership deposit paid ...

Nardi named Baybank CEO, president

ESCANABA - The Board of Directors of Baybank have announced the appointment of Michael N. Nardi as Baybank's incoming president and chief executive officer. Nardi will succeed longtime Baybank President and CEO Don St. Germaine, who will retire at year end. With St. Germaine's retirement, Nardi ...

Upper Hand Brewery to expand distribution

ESCANABA - Upper Hand Brewery, located in Escanaba, announces it will begin distribution throughout Minnesota in early 2017.Minnesota will be the third state where the young brewery's beer will be available. Upper Hand's current distribution footprint includes the Upper Peninsula, where the ...

Johnson named chief operating officer

ESCANABA - Former Escanaba resident Craig Johnson, MBA, has been appointed chief operating officer at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.. Johnson is a 1995 graduate of Escanaba High School and the son of Dennis and Ellen Johnson of Escanaba."I am inspired and humbled by the ...

MRA: Shoppers catch their breath in July

LANSING - Michigan retailers were not immune from a national slowdown in sales during July, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.Michigan retailers posted their weakest monthly performance of the ...

Yellen suggests rate hike is coming

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the case for raising interest rates has strengthened in light of a solid job market and an improved outlook for the U.S. economy and inflation. But she stopped short of offering any timetable.Yellen sketched a generally ...

Elmer’s starts online grocery shopping service

ESCANABA - The Ambassadors of Delta County recently joined some of the managers and staff of Elmer's County Market for the official grand opening and ribbon cutting of Elmer's Express. Elmer's Express is an online grocery shopping service powered by Rosie, an eCommerce grocery delivery company ...

UP Health System – Marquette names new CEO

MARQUETTE - UP Health System Market President James Bogan announced Friday that Brian Sinotte, FACHE, has been appointed to serve as chief executive officer for UP Health System - Marquette, effective Aug. 15. Sinotte comes to Marquette from Maria Parham Medical Center (MPMC), a Duke LifePoint ...

Retail sales slow in June

LANSING - Michigan retail sales slowed in June from their strong spring showing but remained positive for the fifth consecutive month, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago."Consumers continue to ...

Northern Sun Winery gets gold medal

BARK RIVER - A U.P. grown wine has received its second gold medal in international competition. For an area that was not supposed to be a viticulture area, Northern Sun Winery of Bark River is breaking the rules and expectations with gold medals from both the Finger Lakes International Wine ...

Upper Edge hosts Topics on Tap

ESCANABA - Upper Edge of Delta County, a non-profit networking and professional development organization, hosted its first in a series of informal educational events on Thursday, June 9.The seminars are aimed at providing current and prospective members an opportunity to learn about and discuss ...

Eagle Mine provides exploration update

CHAMPION Lundin Mining provided an update on its continued Eagle East exploration efforts.Since the announcement of the discovery of the Eagle East mineralization in July 2014, more than 35,400 meters of drilling have been completed in 67 holes to define the deposit, which is located 1.5 ...

LaPlant joins UP Health System

ESCANABA - Ashlee LaPlant, NP, has joined UP Health System - Doctors Park in Escanaba as a family medicine nurse practitioner.LaPlant completed her undergraduate work at Bay De Noc Community College in Escanaba and went on to acquire a masters of science in nursing specializing as a family ...

Local credit union gets 5-star ratings

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - BauerFinancial, Inc. announces that Great Lakes First FCU, Escanaba, has once again earned its highest, 5-Star rating. This marks the 47th consecutive quarter that Great Lakes First FCU has earned this top rating which puts it into an even more elite group of "Exceptional ...

mBank announces promotions

MANISTIQUE - mBank has announced the promotions of Senior Vice Presidents Clay Peterson and Joanna Slaght.In their new roles, they will continue to provide senior level leadership throughout various administrative, client service, and governance areas of the company to support the growing ...