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Column: One hundred years of better together

ESCANABA — It’s just seven weeks into 2021 and here we are again with a reminder that it is a very special year for the Delta County Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate the Chamber Centennial. We are so thankful to our members who have allowed us to serve the community and support the ...

415 Upper Peninsula businesses awarded grants

MARQUETTE — As part of the Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program, nearly $2.5 million has been awarded to 415 businesses across the Upper Peninsula. Businesses located in each of the 15 U.P. counties received awards, as a response to the continuing economic impact of the COVID-19 ...

Escanaba realtor receives recognition

ESCANABA — The National Association of Realtors has announced that Christopher Germain, a Realtor with Premier Real Estate, Inc from Escanaba, has become a Crystal R investor in the Realtors Political Action Committee. RPAC is a national bipartisan grassroots-based political advocacy ...

Morrison Shop has new owner

Courtesy photo A ribbon cutting at the Morrison Shop celebrating new owner Nickie Lauerman on February 8 signaled the first ribbon cutting during the Chamber’s Centennial Celebration. The Morrison Shop under its current name has a rich history in Delta County. According to a newspaper ...

Column: Chamber to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness

ESCANABA — Communicate, Collaborate and Celebrate is a favorite expression of our fearless leader Vickie Micheau at the Delta County Chamber of Commerce. Our upcoming campaign celebrating random acts of kinds is a perfect example of this expression coming to life. A few weeks back I ...

Hathaway honored as top financial advisor

ESCANABA — Larry Hathaway, an independent LPL financial advisor at UPSB Financial Services in Escanaba,announced his inclusion in LPL’s Freedom’s Club. With more than 17,000 LPL-affiliated advisors nationwide, LPL awards select advisors with this distinction based on an advisor’s ...

Peloza-Hansen joins firm as CPA

ESCANABA — Schneider, Larche Haapala & Companyintroduces its newest Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Sarah Peloza-Hansen joined our staff in December, and is ready for a busy tax season. Peloza-Hansen is looking to build a working relationship with businesses and individuals in our ...

Furmanski named coop general manager

GLADSTONE — Alger Delta Cooperative Electric Association welcomes Mike Furmanski as general manager. Furmanski brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table and will be instrumental in guiding Alger Delta forward in a bold new direction, officials said. Alger Delta Board Member ...

Column: Plenty of winter activities

ESCANABA — Surrounded by amazing natural rescores, Delta County is abundant with opportunities for outdoor activities. Although I would consider myself more a of a warm weather girl, the winters in the Upper Peninsula are something great to experience as well. I love seeing the amazement of ...

McCoy Construction & Forestry named top-performing John Deere dealership

DUBUQUE, Iowa – John Deere Construction and Forestry Division has named McCoy Construction & Forestry as a 2020 winner of its Onyx Circle award. The award honored John Deere’s top-performing dealers in terms of earning customers’ business, as determined by key performance metrics. ...

Column: Have you made any changes for 2021?

ESCANABA — While I have learned a lot in 2020, I have really put it in the review mirror. The last painful remnant would have the be the Packers losing in the NFC Championship game. I know it was played in 2021, but it was still part of the 2020 season. I have been focusing on things I ...

Formal local resident receives promotion

.Travis Berro, P.E. has been promoted to principal of Eclipse Engineering, P.C. in Whitefish. Berro is currently the branch manager of the Eclipse Whitefish office and has been with the company since 2014. Eclipse Engineering has office in Missoula and Whitefish MO; Spokane, WA; Bend and ...

EXPLAINER: Why GameStop’s stock surge is shaking Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not just you. What’s going on with GameStop’s stock doesn’t make sense to a lot of people. The struggling video game retailer’s stock has been making stupefying moves this month, wild enough to raise concerns from professional investors on Wall Street to the ...

Delta County tourism update

ESCANABA — The start of a new year is an exciting time for everyone filled with hope and promise. While 2021 is a year we can all be hopeful for, there is a lot of uncertainty as well. Tourism has been a significant economic driver for our community and the Upper Peninsula as a whole for many ...

Island Resort and Casino wins awards

HARRIS — The Island Resort & Casino has garnered seven Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards from the readers of Casino Player magazine for the Midwest Region in 2020. It’s a recognition that validates the Island’s pronouncement of offering a “Total Resort Experience” to guests ...

Grants available for U.P. businesses

MARQUETTE — A new round of grant funding is being made available by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) through the recently signed Michigan COVID Relief Plan. The bill includes $55 million to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The funds, appropriated by the ...

Column: Fair has clear direction for its continued success

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula State Fair Authority (established in 2010) is the governing body of the U.P. State Fair. It is responsible for coordinating and providing a variety of services related to the U.P. State Fair and the fairgrounds for the citizens of the Upper Peninsula and the ...

U.P Mini Warehouse changes hands

Courtesy photo A bitter sweet day for Tom and Terri Skradski as they hand over their keys from U.P. Mini Warehouse to Brent and Raquel Billings recently. The business will now be known as U.P. Mini Storage, located at 5273 1/2 US 2 and 41, Escanaba directly behind Riverside Chevrolet. The ...

Sacheck promoted to vice president

ESCANABA — Baybank President and CEO Michael Nardi announces the promotion of Julie Sacheck to vice president. Sacheck began her career at Baybank in 2002 as a customer service representative. Over the years she was promoted to office manager, BSA officer, loan officer, and most recently held ...

Delta County Chamber of Commerce marks 100 years

ESCANABA — Delta County Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the beginning of its 100th anniversary (1921-2021) Happy New Year from the Board of Directors and staff of the Delta County Chamber of Commerce. 2021 is a special year for the Chamber as the organization celebrates 100 years of ...