Business

Nominations due Feb. 13 for directors of IMKCFCU board

KINGSFORD - The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union will hold its 67th annual membership meeting on Saturday, March 21, at 7 p.m. at the Kingsford High School auditorium.Members attending the meeting will be presented with reports by officers and committees of the credit ...

LSSU school of business gains global accreditation

SAULT STE. MARIE - The Lukenda School of Business at Lake Superior State University has been granted initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading accreditation association in business education.ACBSP accreditation certifies that the ...

LSCP awarded contract as Career Jump Start liaison

MARQUETTE - The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) has been awarded a contract from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to serve as the Region 1 (Upper Peninsula) liaison for their Career Jump Start (CJS) program.Career Jump Start promotes the Michigan Advanced ...

New providers at Ice Lake Clinic

IRON RIVER - Four new providers have been added to the team at the Ice Lake Clinic, according to an announcement by officials with Northstar Health System.Dr. Niral Patel is a board-certified physician of Family Medicine and comes to Northstar from St. Mary's of Michigan in Chesaning. Dr. Patel ...

Family Fit Lifestyle month celebrated

By Colleen SleikPT, DPT, OCSJanuary is Family Fit Lifestyle month. It is also the time of year when many of us chose to take up or return to prior habits of healthy eating and exercise.There are a few things to remember as you embark on this journey. Stretching is important, be sure to warm ...

Seven essential things you need to know about Social Security

By MARC MOGANAs more baby boomers reach retirement age, they're realizing the valuable role Social Security will play as a source of lifetime income. Claiming Social Security benefits can be far more complex than you may realize.Here are seven essential things about Social Security to ...

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 event starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7.The event features a lighted loop, and event planners suggest a head ...

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 ...