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Business After Hours Wednesday

October 25, 2014 ESCANABA — Business After Hours will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Hilltop RV Superstore. more »»

Ebola, energy and elections

October 25, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners have their fair share of issues they need to stay on top of. These days they can add three more to the list. Gas prices are plungin. more »»

Coldwell Banker Pro Realty in top 20

October 18, 2014 ESCANABA — Coldwell Banker Pro Realty was ranked No. more »»

Embree promoted to regional CFO

October 18, 2014 MARQUETTE — Jim Bogan, market president for LifePoint Hospitals in the Upper Peninsula announced he has expanded his executive tea. more »»

Average 30-year mortgage rate 3.97 pct.

October 18, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. mortgage rates tumbled this week. more »»

Snow, ice and maybe profit in forecast for small businesses

October 18, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — What do you do in the midst of mountains of snow? If you’re like some small business owners you try to profit from it. more »»

Entrepreneurial program launched

October 18, 2014 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University held an open house and ribbon-cutting to officially launch Invent@NMU, a new innovation and entrepreneurial program that gives students real-world experience... more »»

Factory output rises in September

October 18, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing output rose in September, led by gains for aerospace products, furniture, clothing and plastics. The Federal Reserve said Thursday that factory production rose 0. more »»

US jobless aid applications fall to 14-year low

October 18, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. more »»

Hacking a danger for small businesses

October 11, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not just big businesses like JPMorgan Chase, Target and Home Depot that get hacked. Small companies suffer from intrusions into their computer systems, too. more »»

Sara Cole hired as new CVB director

October 11, 2014 ESCANABA — The Bays de Noc Convention and Visitors Bureau has hired Sara Cole as its new executive director. more »»

Holiday sales seen rising 4.1 percent

October 11, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are expected to spend at the highest rate in three years during what’s traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, according to the nation’s largest retail... more »»

Williams is presenter at conference

October 4, 2014 ST. LOUIS, Mo. — On Sept. 23, and 24, bankers and banking administrators from around the nation gathered to attend the 2nd annual Community Banking Research and Policy conference. more »»

Local credit union gets high ranking

October 4, 2014 ESCANABA — Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union, Escanaba, Michigan isn’t just a credit union. It’s an award-winning, 5-Star Superior credit union. more »»

US trade deficit drops to $40.1 billion

October 4, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit shrank for the fourth straight month in August, falling to the lowest level since January as exports rose to an all-time high. The deficit dropped . more »»

Average 30-year mortgage rate 4.19 pct

October 4, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A key long-term U.S. mortgage rate dipped this week, the second drop after a large increase two weeks ago. more »»

US factory orders posted record drop

October 4, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories fell in August by the largest amount on record, but the drop was heavily weighed by an expected plunge in volatile aircraft orders. more »»

Small businesses help workers buy health plans

September 27, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — When Monty Hagler learned his employee insurance premiums could rise as much as 38 percent, the small business owner decided he couldn’t afford coverage that complies with the health... more »»

Consumer sentiment index hits high

September 27, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of U.S. consumer confidence reached its highest level since July 2013, led by greater optimism that the economy will grow and incomes will ris. more »»

Peninsula Federal Credit Union honored

September 27, 2014 ESCANABA — Peninsula Federal Credit Union, Escanaba, isn’t just a credit union. It’s an award winning, 5-Star Superior credit unio. more »»



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