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Column: What is Delta Force Leadership Program?

ESCANABA — In 1624, a London Scholar and Poet named John Donne put his quill pen to paper and scribbled the phrase, “No man is an island.” Nearly four hundred years later and these five words still find a place in our vocabulary today. In a more literal sense, the Upper Peninsula can ...

Column: Business After Hours returns on April 28

ESCANABA — According to indeed.com, networking is the act of maintaining a personal and professional contact list that you can use to help further your success in business. Your network is made up of the people you interact with, all of whom could potentially offer you valuable professional ...

Column: Giving thanks to the volunteers

ESCANABA — Our community has many reasons to celebrate, from great people, great outdoors, and great opportunities. The week of April 18th gives us another reason to celebrate — it’s National Volunteer Week. National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people ...

EMP honors journeyman program completion

ESCANABA — Engineered Machined Products Inc. (EMP) is recognizing two employees, Jeremy Coolman and Jesse Norman, for achieving Machine Repair Journeyman status through EMP’s Apprenticeship Program. The EMP Apprenticeship Program was established to develop and train apprentices for eventual ...

Chamber recognizes new members

ESCANABA — The Delta County Area Chamber of Commerce provides an avenue for our business people to play a leadership role in building a healthy, vibrant community. We are a partner to every community, every business, and every citizen. When a business joins the Delta County Area Chamber ...

Lindow qualified for leaders conference

ESCANABA — Patrick Lindow has qualified for Edward Jones’ Financial Advisor Leaders Conference. This achievement recognizes and celebrates financial advisors who are among the leaders in the financial services firm and provides important industry updates, best practices and ideas to help ...

Timothy Lehto named premier advisor

ESCANABA — Timothy Lehto, senior financial advisor of Wells Fargo Advisors in Escanaba, has been recognized on the 2021 Premier Advisors list by Wells Fargo Advisors. This accolade represents a list of professionals that come to work with one goal on their mind – helping their clients ...

Column: U.P. State Fairgrounds gears up for 2021

ESCANABA — Contrary to last year’s U.P. State Fair slogan, 2020 was clearly not the best yet. 2021 however is gearing up to be one of the busiest that the U.P. State Fairgrounds has had for events. The fairgrounds has successfully hosted food distributions, an RV show, two craft shows, and ...

Column: First Business After Hours of 2021 set

ESCANABA — Thanks to everyone’s hard work and sacrifice while battling the pandemic and the hardships it has caused many of us, the 1st Business After Hours of the Delta County Chambers Centennial year is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 28, at the Escanaba Country Club. I am ...

Column: Wickert Floral has long history

ESCANABA — It’s no secret that the Chamber is celebrating its centennial this year. While it is a milestone for us, we want to shine a spotlight on the accomplishments and history of our dedicated members. On the business page of last Saturday’s Daily Press was a picture submitted by ...

St. Francis Hospital welcomes Dr.LaFleur

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group is pleased to welcome Tori LaFleur, MD, to the medical staff. Specializing in neurology, Dr. LaFleur joins Drs. Walter Baldauf, William Hook, Ronald Sherman and Stephen Smith, along with Tiffany Molinari, PA, at OSF St. ...

Water’s Edge Chiropractic moves

GLADSTONE — Water’s Edge Chiropractic will be moving to a new location on March 22. The Chiropractic office, currently located at 922 Delta Avenue in Gladstone, will be moving into the Rialto Center at 1010 Delta Avenue in the same city. “We bought the Rialto Center a few years ago to ...

Column: New chamber members

ESCANABA — The Delta County Area Chamber of Commerce provides an avenue for our business people to play a leadership role in building a healthy, vibrant community. We are a partner to every community, every business, and every citizen. When a business joins the Delta County Area Chamber ...

New location for Wickert Floral

Courtesy photo The Ambassadors of Delta County held a ribbon cutting for Wickert Floral celebrating the opening of their new location at 230 Stephenson Avenue this week. Owner Kurt Almonroeder and staff are looking forward to continuing to serve the Escanaba area from their new location and ...

Column: Visit Escanaba: growth and development

ESCANABA — One of the missions of the organization, Visit Escanaba, is to help people recognize Delta County as a destination for vacationers. As we interact directly with thousands of visitors online, there is no question that people are interested in our area and want to spend time and ...

US consumers rebound to boost spending 2.4 percent as income jumps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bouncing back from months of retrenchment, America’s consumers stepped up their spending by a solid 2.4% in January, the sharpest increase in seven months and a sign that the economy may be poised to sustain a recovery from the pandemic recession. Friday’s report from ...

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 ...