Business

Perry is new COO at UPHS

MARQUETTE - Jeff Perry has joined the Upper Peninsula Health System-Marquette's administrative staff as chief operating officer, according to an announcement CEO Ed Banos.In this key position Perry will work directly with Banos to manage and shape short- and long-term development of hospital ...

Puskala joins DCHS sleep medicine clinic

IRON MOUNTAIN - Physician assistant David Puskala has joined Dickinson County Healthcare System's sleep medicine clinic in Suite 205 of the Dickinson Medical Building.He joins Dr. John Sand and Dr. Alexis Whaley in the provision of comprehensive services to patients with sleep problems. Part ...

Cellcom scholarship application open

GREEN BAY, Wis. - The online application for Cellcom scholarships is now open.Cellcom will award 16, $750 scholarships to graduating high school seniors across its service area this year.Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic record, potential to succeed, leadership and ...

IM woman receives gift of hearing from Dickinson Ear, Nose & Throat

IRON MOUNTAIN - To help give back to the community that continues to support Dickinson County Healthcare System, the Dickinson Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic, in partnership with hearing aid manufacturer, ReSound, awarded one deserving individual with the gift of hearing.The goal of this ...

Rafn to speak during St. Norbert CEO breakfast

DE PERE, Wis. - H. Jeffrey Rafn, president of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, will give a talk entitled, "From Whence Shall They Come: The Demand for Technical Skills," as part of St. Norbert College's CEO Breakfast and Strategy Series on Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at ...

Trails by Candlelight event planned Feb. 7 in Niagara

NIAGARA, Wis. - The Niagara Area Business Association is sponsoring a cross country ski and snowshoe event at the Niagara Riverside Trails.The trail will be lit by candlelight and the event starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7.The event features a lighted loop, and event planners suggest a ...

So you want to start a small business?

By MARC MOGANThe United States is home to millions of small businesses. While many thrive, there are certain risks and challenges that often accompany operating an independent company. If you're thinking about starting a small business, keep these considerations in mind.Create a business plan. ...

Bracco earns aquatic therapy certification

IRON MOUNTAIN - Ashley Bracco, PTA, ATRI, of U.P. Rehab Services, is the area's therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation specialist in aquatics.Bracco received her specialty certification in the areas of aquatic treatment of the hip and back in November 2014."I am very excited to share with ...

Farmers’ Market slated Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN - The fourth annual winter Farmers' Market will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10.Many of the vendors will be offering a free sample taste of what they have to offer patrons. Free coffee and hot chocolate will be available. Great Start Collaborative will be on hand helping kids with ...

Regional career and technical education opportunities listed

MARQUETTE - The local CTE awareness effort is a collaboration involving Northern Michigan University, Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency (MARESA), the Upper Peninsula Construction Council and Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP).A publication highlighting technical ...

Bellile takes over customer service for WPS in Marinette-Menominee

MENOMINEE - Darin Bellile has been promoted to manager of customer service at Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) in Marinette-Menominee.He is responsible for leading WPS customer service efforts in the area. Bellile is also a member of the WPS regional leadership team.Bellile, 49, began his career ...

Applications for U.S. jobless aid on the rise

WASHINGTON (AP) - More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but the number of applications continues to be at historically low levels that suggest solid economic growth will continue.The Labor Department says applications for unemployment benefits climbed 17,000 last week to a ...

Credit union membership rolls grow by a record high 100,000 in 2014

LANSING - Michigan credit unions reported record setting growth through the third quarter with a combined 97,175 new members, bringing the total number of Michigan credit union members to over 4.73 million.Consumer and small business borrowing also rose by record-high rates in almost all ...

Planning to hit the road in retirement

By Marc MoganOne of the great benefits of retirement is having the time and freedom to pursue interests that didn't fit into your schedule when you worked 40 or more hours a week. If extensive travel is on your bucket list, you'll want to account for the cost of it as you're planning for ...

U.S. home price growth slows for 11th month in row

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices rose in October at a slightly slower pace, as real estate sales have fallen and affordability has increasingly become a challenge for potential buyers.The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index increased 4.5 percent in October from 12 ...

Construction spending slips in November

WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharp slowdown in government-built schools and infrastructure caused U.S. construction spending to fall slightly in November.The Commerce Department said Friday that construction spending slipped 0.3 percent in November, after having climbed 1.2 percent in October.Much of ...

Bay College Foundation is a success

ESCANABA - Bay College, in conjunction with the Bay de Noc Community College Foundation, awarded scholarships to 295 students for the 2014-15 academic year.According to Kim Carne, vice president of college advancement and the foundation, this totaled $323,232 to support student and community ...

Three keys to strengthening your financial resolve in 2015

By Marc MoganIt takes a lot of practice (and willingness) to become a champion of responsible spending and saving to meet your long-term goals. If you're a bit out of shape in the financial department, don't try to change everything overnight. Instead, embark on a financial evolution that ...