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Column: Celebrate Webster L. Marble Day

ESCANABA — As we bid farewell to Halloween, we quickly transition our prep towards the next upcoming holiday. And while others from across the country may assume that would be Thanksgiving, we here in God’s Country know that the next holiday arrives on Nov. 15 with the opening of ...

Northern Auto Detail open for business

Courtesy photo On Saturday, Oct. 26, members of the Delta County Ambassadors celebrated a ribbon cutting with Northern Auto Detail owner Keith Beauchamp and members of the community to commemorate the opening of his bricks and mortar location at 1402 Ludington St.

Delta Chamber has a mission

ESCANABA — Did you know that October is designated as Chamber of Commerce month in Michigan? It’s true! And, while the month of October has come and gone, we still want to take this opportunity to communicate with our waterfront community the mission of the Delta County Chamber and describe ...

VanAire Inc. ships large equipment

Courtesy photo VanAire Inc. shipped out three 14-foot by 66- foot dissolved air flotation tanks along with other wastewater treatment equipment recently. The equipment was shipped to North Carolina to one of the largest pork processors in the United States. The dissolved air flotation system ...

Rising home prices hurting small businesses

NEW YORK (AP) — Many small companies tied to the housing market are seeing a slowdown in business, one that’s forecast to continue well into 2020. Reports on home sales, the home remodeling market and sales of furniture and home furnishings show the spreading fallout from rising prices ...

In owners’ divorces, businesses can become part of the fight

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — When one of Zach Hendrix’s three business partners said he was getting divorced, sympathy turned into shock as everyone realized that a soon-to-be ex-wife could become a co-owner. “Because we failed to forecast this life event ...

Column: Consider joining the next Delta Force

ESCANABA — The call for applications for the 2020 Delta Force Leadership begins now! Delta Force is entering its 19th year and has added value to those who participate as well as to those around them. Delta Force graduates are exposed to the inner workings of our community, to the ...

George wins real estate corporate award

ESCANABA — Lynn George of State Wide Real Estate of Escanaba recently received special recognition for having achieved Sales Associate of the Month in the State Wide Real Estate Inc. network of offices for August 2019. George has 36 years of experience both as an associate broker realtor ...

Pure Michigan drives growth

ESCANABA — Visit Escanaba is the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for Delta County and supports marketing efforts to attract visitors and residents to our region. Our organization’s mission is to enhance and enrich the economy and community in Delta County while pursuing initiatives ...

Who inspires business owners? It’s not always big successes

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The risks Richard Branson has taken as he’s gone from founding the Virgin record label to planning space flights have been an inspiration for Elizabeth Babinski in her wedding business. When she recently redid her website, which ...

Column: What exactly does the EDC director do?

ESCANABA — The close of September marked the completion of my first year with the Delta County Economic Development Alliance (EDA). During those 12 months I’ve received one reoccurring question from family, friends, neighbors and strangers; “What exactly do you do?” The question comes ...

U.P. Labor Hall of Fame inducts three

MARQUETTE — On Oct. 11, trade unionists, family and friends will gather to induct MEA member Stu Skauge, USW member Tommy Spencer and AFSCME member Shana Thornton into the Upper Peninsula Labor Hall of Fame during the banquet and induction ceremony in the ballrooms of the Northern Center on ...

Ribbon-cutting at Race-Driven

Jordan Beck | Daily Press Race-Driven Polaris/KTM President Christine Heiting, center, does the honors as Race-Driven employees and representatives of the Delta County Chamber of Commerce, Ambassadors of Delta County, the Delta County Economic Development Alliance and the Escanaba Downtown ...

Economy, tariffs cloud retail outlook

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The weakening economy has made Kim Hawkins’ bridal customers hesitant about splurging, even for their big day. “They’re getting some of the more simple centerpieces, like glass vases or candles rather than the more ...

Column: Annual Chamber Dinner a reason to look back

ESCANABA — Planning the Annual Dinner is always a special time at the Chamber of Commerce because it gives us the opportunity to reflect on the positive activities and accomplishments of the past year. While space does not allow for a complete description of all the events of 2019, I’d like ...

Column: Delta County Century Ride drawing near

ESCANABA — It’s hard to believe that it is again time for the seasons to change. Our kids are getting back into the swing of things at school, pumpkins spice everything is filling the grocery store shelves and we are preparing for sweater weather and the changing color of leaves. A ...

Kurpier gets Mark of Excellence Award

ESCANABA — David Kurpier was recently named a 2018 Mark of Excellence National Service Technician Award winner. Kurpier has been employed at Riverside Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac in Escanaba since 2005. He earned a associates of applied science from Triton College and graduated from the ...

Carlson is financial counseling supervisor

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System (DCHS) has appointed Cheri Carlson as its financial counseling supervisor. Carlson has been with DCHS since 2013 and has experience in many financial counseling areas including Medicaid screening, patient drug and co-pay assistance, and ...

Businesses get work done with fewer staffers

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Using technology to run her practice lets defense attorney Susan Williams give clients the time and attention they need. Williams decided years ago she didn’t want a large staff that would require her to increase her caseload ...

Column: Solar project generates regional economic prosperity

ESCANABA — The Delta County Economic Development Alliance (EDA) provides its support for the development of the proposed Chandler Solar Project in Escanaba Township as an economic growth opportunity for the entire Upper Peninsula, Delta County and particularly for the Escanaba Township ...