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US retail sales flat-line in April

May 16, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. shoppers kept their spending in check in April, as modest wage growth over the past year keeps family budgets tight. more »»

Uppertunities tourism conference coming

May 9, 2015 ESCANABA — With the 2015 Uppertunities Tourism Conference quickly approaching, Wednesday, May 27, organizers say now is the time for Upper Peninsula regional business owners to register themselves... more »»

US wholesale stockpiles rise slightly

May 9, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesalers expanded stockpiles modestly in March even though their sales fell for an eighth straight month. Wholesale stockpiles edged up 0.1 percent following a 0. more »»

Winneroski retires at Northern Insurance

May 9, 2015 GLADSTONE — Bruce Movalson, President of Northern Insurance Agency of Escanaba and Gladstone announces the retirement of John Winneroski from the Gladstone office, after more than 33 years as an... more »»

Perrault gets business Torch Awards

May 9, 2015 ESCANABA — Escanaba High School student Jon Perrault, 16, recently received the Business Professionals of America Statesman Torch Award and the Business Professionals of America Ambassador Torch... more »»

Average rate on 30-year mortgage rises

May 9, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up this week to the highest level since mid-March. more »»

U.P. job providers honored

May 9, 2015 LANSING — Upper Peninsula hiring and employment successes were among those celebrated recently by the Michigan Works! Association at its 2nd Annual Prosperity Awards. more »»

Hiawatha Chef earns Excellerator Award

May 2, 2015 ESCANABA — Hiawatha Chef Supply of Escanaba and Appleton has earned an Excellerator Award from the Denver-based Excell Marketing & Procurement Group. more »»

American Transmission promotes Davis

May 2, 2015 PEWAUKEE, Wis. — Mark Davis has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of American Transmission Co. more »»

Average rate on 30-year mortgage rises

May 2, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week, but remain near historic lows with the spring home-buying season underway and showing strong sales. more »»

New businesses located at Penstar Office Center

May 2, 2015 ESCANABA — Several new businesses, including private investigating, counseling and a non-profit organization, have opened at The Penstar Office Center, a professional office leasing building at 1401... more »»

Applications for US jobless aid plunge

May 2, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid plummeted to the lowest level in 15 years last week, evidence that employers are laying off few workers despite a sharp slowdown in... more »»

Spring awakening: Consumer spending rises

May 2, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers boosted spending in March by the largest amount in four months, a hopeful sign that this key sector of the economy is reviving after a frigid winter. more »»

King joins Premier Real Estate as realtor

April 25, 2015 ESCANABA — Christina King has joined the team at Premier Real Estate of Escanaba as a realtor. more »»

Local brewer hits Kentucky Bourbon Trail

April 25, 2015 ESCANABA — Hereford and Hops brewer Michael Sattem hit the Bourbon Trail this spring in search of knowledge about distillation and barrel aging in order to introduce their handcrafted beers into the... more »»

Business After Hours is Wednesday

April 25, 2015 ESCANABA — Business After Hours will be held Wednesday, April 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Escanaba Country Club. more »»

Michigan announces Work Share Program

April 25, 2015 LANSING — Although the job market shows signs of a healthy recovery, there are some companies that could be faced with laying off valuable employees as a way to cut costs. more »»



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