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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 ...

Foot center has nail laser treatment

MARQUETTE — Dr. Conway McLean has available for patients the Erchonia Lunula laser which targets onychomycosis, also known as nail fungus. This FDA-approved non-invasive laser targets the fungus and stimulates an average of 6.1 mm of new clear nail growth at six months. “Onychomycosis is ...

Column: Visit Escanaba summer tourism update

ESCANABA — It seems like there are a lot of people interested in Delta County. New businesses and visitors are making their way to our area every day. Each year more people are looking at information online about Delta County as they plan vacations and look for new places to experience in the ...

UPHS – Doctors Park welcomes Lemanek

ESCANABA - UP Health System - Doctors Park welcomes Leslie Lemanek, MD, to its Family Medicine team. Dr. Lemanek earned her bachelor of science at Northern Michigan University before receiving her Doctor of Medicine at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and completing the Family ...

Podiatrist office opens in Escanaba

Deborah Prescott | Daily Press Dr. Conway McLean cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of the Superior Foot and Ankle Center Wednesday evening in Escanaba. McLean was joined with his wife Jo and staff, Abby Letts, Garrett Griffin, Patty Ferraro and Devin Rettke. McLean realized there was a ...

Column: Farewell to Delta County

ESCANABA — We earmark the year with significant events and dates as time flies by. Some of us focus on birthdays and anniversaries, while some of us count the time that passes by school years and holidays. For me, the start and end to my year seemed to be marked by the U.P. State Fair. In ...

Riverside Toyota marks Marquette grand opening

MARQUETTE — Toyota celebrated the grand opening of Riverside Toyota in Marquette this month. The newly renovated 32,752 square-foot facility has moved to a new location. “Riverside Toyota’s new facility contains state-of-the-art technology and amenities that will serve the needs of ...

Valentine joins First Bank’s investment team

ESCANABA — Todd Maki, president and CEO, and Ben Zyburt Sr. vice president and manager of the Investment Management Group, First Bank, Upper Michigan, have announced Robert Valentine joined the bank’s Investment Management Group as the institutional investment officer. Valentine had been ...

Businesses have cautious expansion plans as national economy weakens

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Ron Pierce has one eye on expanding his information technology business and the other on something he can’t control: the economy. “I’m not afraid to expand my company, but I realize that a recession may be coming and that any ...

Elmer’s receives national award

Courtesy photo Elmer’s County Market received the Master Marketer Award for Best Radio Commercial at the UNFI National Grocery Expo in Saint Paul, Minn., on Aug. 1. The commercial starred part-owner and third generation grocer, Mike Dagenais, and his adult children who also work at ...