Business News

Campbell joins OSF Healthcare Medical Group

ESCANABA, — A private blessing and dedication was held recently for the newest OSF HealthCare Medical Group practice. Abraham Campbell, D.O., P.C. has joined OSF HealthCare Medical Group General Surgery and will continue to operate in suite 300 of the Willow Creek Professional building ...

Granger named to Coldwell Banker President’s Elite

ESCANABA — Judy Granger of Gladstone, associate broker/sales agent with Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors, has been named to the company’s 2017 International President’s Elite. Only the top two percent of all sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system qualified for this ...

Michigan Broadband Services completes first phase of optic network expansion

ESCANABA — Michigan Broadband Services has completed the first phase of its fiber optic broadband network expansion in Escanaba. At this phase of the project, the network is capable of providing high speed internet access to business customers along Ludington Street and south to Doctors ...

Column: Making an impact on talent

ESCANABA — Talent development, retention, expansion and attraction is a top priority and our core mission at the Delta County Economic Development Alliance. As our broad and diverse companies face the challenge of finding a skilled workforce, what works in in our community is the ...

Verso plans to restart paper machine

MIAMISBURG, Ohio — Verso Corp. has announced plans to upgrade the shuttered pulp line and No. 3 paper machine at its Androscoggin Mill in Jay, Maine, enabling this equipment to restart for the manufacture of packaging products. The paper machine and associated pulping capacity were ...

Column: Finding Delta County through Escanaba

ESCANABA — Are you a native Yooper that once lived in another town in the Midwest like I have? If so, I’m sure you were very happy to tell people in your new city where you were from originally. When I lived in Lower Michigan in the late 1990s and 2000s, I worked in sales and told everyone ...

Harley-Davidson dealership recognized

GREEN BAY — Vandervest Harley-Davidson earned the prestigious Silver Bar & Shield Circle of Achievement Award for 2017. Presented by Harley-Davidson Motor Company, this award is given to dealers based on motorcycle and related product sales performance, customer service and satisfaction, ...

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 ...