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Business News

Column: Rewarding residents for staying home

ESCANABA — During this difficult time, we know our community members are looking for ways to support businesses in our waterfront community. The Delta County Chamber of Commerce is thankful for the opportunity to partner with the Community Foundation for the first wave of our “Save Now, ...

80 U.P. small businesses get relief grant

MARQUETTE — Eighty small businesses from across the Upper Peninsula have been notified that they will receive funding allocations as part of the Michigan Small Business Relief Grant Program. The grants are to be used by the recipients for working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, ...

Column: What local businesses need to do

ESCANABA — With the impacts of COVID-19 on our local business community already in effect, in addition to good hand hygiene and common-sense precautions with your employees and patrons, the Delta County Chamber of Commerce and the American Association of Chamber Executives encourage all local ...

Pine Mountain Ski Resort has new manager

IRON MOUNTAIN — Pine Mountain Ski Resort in Iron Mountain has announced Sam Bracket has taken over as the manager of ski operations. Bracket has extensive experience within the ski industry including Mont Ripley in Ripley, Mich.; June Mountain, June Lake, Calif.; Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth ...

Column: Look toward the future

ESCANABA — Today marks day five of Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order No. 2020-21 suspending activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. Thankfully for those of us who live in this beautiful waterfront community; the exception that allows for individuals to leave their ...

Integrity Custom Builders gets award

ESCANABA — Integrity Custom Builders, an independent Stratford Homes’ Builder in Escanaba, was recently recognized for its 2019 outstanding sales achievements. The prominent award was presented to Rick and Lori LaMarch of Integrity Custom Builders during the Builder Appreciation Dinner at ...

Column: What a difference a week makes

ESCANABA — The COVID-19 virus has invaded our lives whether we have the actual virus or not. We have seen policies, updates and tips to prepare us come out hourly. Once this is a distant memory, we will remember how did we react and treat each other? Did we display the leadership needed to ...

Michigan Small Business Relief Program to provide assistance

LANSING — Economic assistance for small businesses around Michigan that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 virus gained approval from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced. “We understand small businesses across our state are ...

Column: Craving culture

ESCANABA — My name is Baylie Bullington, and I am originally from Lander, Wyoming, nestled beside the Wind River Range of the Rocky Mountains. I spent most of my life growing up on a ranch located on the Wind River Reservation, which is home to the burial sites of famous Native Americans such ...

Coronavirus forces small businesses to rethink their strategies

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Renee and Michael Brown planned to open a third location for their coffee company — and put their plans on hold when the coronavirus hit. Sales at the Browns’ San Francisco coffee shop, Weaver’s Coffee & Tea, are down ...

Column: Work at the fairgrounds

ESCANABA — As spring slowly starts to make its way into the Central Upper Peninsula, the activities on the U.P. State Fairgrounds are already moving at a fast pace for both the fairgrounds maintenance team and the events held on the fairgrounds. The maintenance team has spent the winter ...

Cleary Building employees honored

Courtesy photo Cleary Building Corp. Branch Manager Greg Arnold and Building Sales Specialist Phil Pasanen were recently recognized for outstanding sales performance in 2019. They work out of the company’s Escanaba branch office. Arnold won Cleary’s Excellence in Sales Award, and Pasanen ...

Manistique auto dealership has new owners

MANISTIQUE — Brian Boucher and Greg Bink announce they have purchased the former Curran Chevrolet-Buick dealership in Manistique, which will immediately be known as TEAM Chevrolet-Buick Automotive. Existing Chevrolet, Buick, and GM customers can continue to receive the great service ...

Column: Delta Force class of 2020 starts program

ESCANABA — “Leaders are like eagles - they don’t flock ... you find them one at a time.” — Anonymous — — — Delta Force, a proven and effective leadership program, is designed to empower diverse individuals of our community with the knowledge, skills and inspiration to ...

Harbor Freight opens Escanaba store

ESCANABA — Customers were like kids in a candy store Tuesday morning during the soft opening of Harbor Freight, a tool store located in the Delta Plaza building in Escanaba. “We use to drive to Milwaukee to shop for tools, now the store is only seven miles away,” said Escanaba resident ...

Savage is new mBank branch manager in Escanaba

ESCANABA — mBank welcomes a new branch manager to its team in Escanaba. Amy Savage comes to mBank with over 24 years in banking. She has experience in mortgage and consumer lending, as well as previous experience in bank branch management. In addition to her professional career, Savage ...

Column: Saluting 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 of ...

Small businesses embrace wellness to help retain staffers

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Every month, the 30 staffers at Chris Boehlke’s public relations firm each get $100 to pay for anything that contributes to their wellness. And not just for typical expenditures like gym memberships or yoga classes. “You can ...

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, ...