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Column:U.P. year-round adventures

ESCANABA — My name is Scott Lawrence and I am a digital media specialist at Visit Escanaba. I grew up in Commerce, Mich., which is a small town in the Lower Peninsula. Most of my time growing up was spent outside exploring new trails, playing sports like disc golf, and hanging out with ...

Veriha recognized with safety awards

MARINETTE, Wis. — Veriha Trucking has been recognized as one of 18 companies by The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) in its 44th Annual Fleet Safety Awards Competition. Winners are selected by the lowest accident frequency ratios per million miles, annually. “For yet another year, ...

Column: Economic Development Alliance has new director

ESCANABA — I have always thought a sports analogy was on the money as I looked at many things in life, “If you are staying status quo, you’re moving backwards.” As an individual or as a business, you always have to learn to get better than you are today. How do you challenge yourself to ...

Hand sanitizers, flu shots — businesses’ defense against flu

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — As this winter’s flu outbreak intensifies, small business owners try to keep their companies from being overwhelmed by employee absences. At Gold Medal Wine Club, any surfaces people are likely to touch, including the coffee ...

UPHS welcomes back Dr. Santosh Gowda

ESCANABA — UP Health System announces the addition of Santosh Gowda, MD, to UPHS’ hematology and oncology team. Dr. Gowda is returning to Escanaba after having previously worked in the area from 2009-14 as a medical oncology/hematology physician. “After having worked at several ...

Hand sanitizers, flu shots — businesses’ defense against flu

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — As this winter’s flu outbreak intensifies, small business owners try to keep their companies from being overwhelmed by employee absences. At Gold Medal Wine Club, any surfaces people are likely to touch, including the coffee ...

A sneak peek at the Fire and Ice Gala

ESCANABA — I’m taking the opportunity in this column to share information with Daily Press readers and our guests who are joining us tonight about the Chamber’s Fire and Ice Midwinter Fundraising Gala presented by OSF Healthcare. This year, in celebration of the new decade, our Fire and ...

Micheau is vice-president of fair group

ESCANABA — At its 135th annual convention in Grand Rapids, board of directors of the Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions elected Vickie Micheau as vice-president for the 2020-21 term, which began on Jan. “I am humbled and honored by the responsibility I have been given by the ...

Retailers are optimistic for a strong winter

LANSING — Retailers in Michigan reported higher sales in December and predict stronger winter sales than a year ago, according to the Michigan Retail Index. The December Retail Index survey came in at 60.0, an increase from December 2018’s 38.0, and up from November 2019’s 52.2. The ...

Column: Regional economic attraction

ESCANABA — Being aware of something is the first step to connecting with it. We all make purchases, travel to destinations, and even choose new locations to live based on our knowledge of a product or place. Therefore, creating a well-known brand is coveted by the biggest businesses in the ...

Northern Sun Winery receives awards

BARK RIVER — Northern Sun Winery wrapped up the second half of 2019 with a bounty of gold and silver awards for five of its estate-grown wines. Honors for these wines came from the 2019 Michigan Wine Competition and the 2019 Harvest Challenge, a competition held in Sonoma, Calif. Northern ...

Hanson newest member of Premier Real Estate

ESCANABA — Jake Hansen is the newest realtor at Premier Real Estate. He was raised in the Rapid River area and has been living in Escanaba for nearly four years. “Being raised in the Upper Peninsula, I have a deep love and appreciation for the beauty of our surroundings. With this ...

Column: Help needed to complete local military museum

ESCANABA — I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the new U.P. Military Museum that will join the new Webster Marble “Inventing the Outdoors” exhibit at the Multi Complex on the U.P. State Fairgrounds. The mission is to recognize and honor the men and women who have ...

Maloney is assistant vice president at First Bank

ESCANABA — First Bank, Upper Michigan announces the recent promotion of Jenine Maloney to assistant vice president. Maloney has worked in the trust department since 2013 and is responsible for investment management, as well as trust and estate administration. A graduate of Central Michigan ...

Column: U.P. State Fair slated to receive DNR Trust Fund Grant

ESCANABA — In mid-December, the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund board recommended $25 million in grant awards for outdoor recreation development and land acquisition projects to the state Legislature. The U.P. State Fair Campground Improvement grant request for $300,000 is one of 10 ...

2020 brings higher labor costs for businesses

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners have plenty of changes to deal with as 2020 begins — higher labor costs for many companies, and some owners will discover that they have to comply with new laws that aren’t on the books in their own ...

Chamber fundraiser Fire & Ice is Feb. 1

ESCANABA — The Delta County Chamber of Commerce is proud to once again host the exciting midwinter gala, Fire & Ice. The black-tie event is the Chamber’s first fundraising effort of 2020 and is considered by many to be the County’s premier social gala. Because the event is one that ...

Consumer privacy law can affect businesses across United States

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — If the thousands of Californians who use Josh Simons’ app for musicians demand next month that Vampr delete their personal information, Simons will be ready to comply. The social network company expects to be one of many ...

Column: A Chamber Christmas toast

ESCANABA — We take this opportunity in the last Daily Press business page article before Christmas, to thank our waterfront community for helping us with the many endeavors and projects of the past year. We would never have accomplished what we did without your dedication and support. We ...

Small businesses need help with labyrinth of state, local laws

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — When American Rhino, a retailer inside Boston’s Faneuil Hall, expanded to an unused space on the landmark building’s second floor, the company discovered the labyrinth that is local laws and ordinances. “There were lots of ...