Business News

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 ...

Invent@NMU expansion gets national attention

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University's commitment to expand its Invent@NMU program throughout Michigan was published in a White House fact sheet released as part of the National Week of Making.Invent@NMU Founding Director David Ollila also was invited by the White House Office of Science ...

US durable goods orders slid 2.2 percent in May

WASHINGTON (AP) - Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods dropped in May, reversing two months of gains and delivering more bad news for American manufacturers.The Commerce Department said Friday that demand for durable goods slid 2.2 percent last month after rising 3.3 ...

Gladstone SuperValu has new owners

By Haley Gustafsonhgustafson@dailypress.netGLADSTONE- After 16 years of ownership and over 30 years of being part of Gladstone SuperValu, owner Curt Spreen, has decided to sell the store. Spreen has been looking to sell the business for close to two years, waiting for the perfect buyers to take ...

Mackinac Financial Corp. CFO retiring

MANISTIQUE - The Directors of Mackinac Financial Corporation, the holding company for mBank, announced Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Ernie R. Krueger, will be retiring effective July 31. They have appointed mBank Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Retail ...

Briefs

Rapid River business group meets TuesdayRAPID RIVER - The Rapid River Business Association will meet Tuesday, June 7, at 6 p.m. at Jack's Restaurant. Officers selected are: Laura Berg, Rapid River Hardware, president; Heidi Shope, Quality Plumbing, treasurer; and Denise Nicholson, Rapid River ...

Rapid River business group plans meeting

RAPID RIVER - The newly reorganized Rapid River Business Association will meet on Tuesday, May 24, 6 p.m. at Jack's Restaurant.All interested persons and businesses are invited to attend. Areas under discussion include Rapid River beautification and clean-up (including the petunia project), ...

Elder marks career at local credit union

ESCANABA - Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union's Loan Manager, Mary Elder, has announced her retirement effective May 27.Elder was hired in September 1988 as a receptionist and was promoted in April 1989 to loan officer.She became loan manager in March 2006. Elder oversaw the loan department ...

East Ludington Gallery hits anniversary

ESCANABA - East Ludington Gallery, 1007 Ludington St., is an artists' cooperative founded in 1981 and is celebrating 35 years in business. Its doors are opening on June 2.Fifteen artists were initially featured and the number has presently grown to 36. The newest artists to join within the last ...

UP Health System welcomes new CMO

MARQUETTE - UP Health System - Marquette chief executive officer W. Trent Crable announced that Wael Khouli, MD, MBA, has been appointed to serve as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for UP Health System - Marquette. Dr. Khouli comes to Marquette from HealthEast Care System in St. Paul, Minnesota, ...

New overtime rules force small businesses to make hard choices

Joyce M. RosenbergAP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) - The government's new rules requiring overtime pay for millions of workers have small business owners facing some hard choices.The regulations being issued by the Labor Department Wednesday would double to $913 a week from $455 the threshold ...

Retail sales and forecasts rising in spring

LANSING - Michigan retailers' sales and forecasts both rose in April, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index survey, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.Sales performance jumped more than 12 points from the previous month, the ...

Mikus joins Premier Real Estate as agent

ESCANABA - Premier Real Estate in Escanaba announces Melissa Grzyb Mikus as its newest real estate agent."Thanks to my education, tenacious personality, and hands-on dedication to my profession, I have the privilege of delivering services that may not be readily available to you. I have the ...

Wery receives Distinguished Sales Award

ESCANABA - Gary Wery, of Escanaba, received the Farm Bureau Insurance Distinguished Sales Award (DSA) for the northern Michigan region at the company's Multi-Line Marketing Convention in Grand Rapids.The DSA recognizes an agent for his or her commitment to local communities, outstanding service ...