Business

Michigan retail sales have bounced back

LANSING - Michigan retailers' sales rose sharply in March, rebounding from their steep drop in February, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.The monthly sales index climbed more than 25 points to ...

Verso introduces lineup of new coated web products

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Verso Corp., a leading North American producer of printing papers, specialty papers and pulp, has ntroduced its new coated web product lineup, unmatched by any other North American supplier.Verso offers a breadth of quality coated web brands, including No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 ...

Entries accepted for artwork exhibit

MARQUETTE - The city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is accepting entries for a Woodland Offshoot exhibit "The Nature of Art."This community exhibition is sponsored by the Lake Superior Art Association, the MACC and the Peter White Public Library. Artwork that is inspired by nature will be ...

Gehl Foods employees given hefty bonuses

GERMANTOWN, Wis. (AP) - Many employees of a longtime family-owned business in southeastern Wisconsin say they're astounded by the generosity of company leaders following a recent sale to a private equity firm.Workers were given a $10,000 gift by the family owners of Gehl Foods in Germantown. ...

Maule joins staff at Kingsford’s Juniper State Wide Real Estate

KINGSFORD - Kingsford's Juniper State Wide Real Estate has announced that Monica Maule has recently joined the sales team.Maule is a Michigan and Wisconsin licensed realtor. She is a consistent top-producer, ranking in the top 10 of area realtors in 2014, with 40 units sold and more than $3.24 ...

Determining if net investment income tax applies to you

ETROIT - If you have income from investments, you may be subject to the Net Investment Income Tax. You may owe this tax if you receive investment income and your income for the year is more than certain limits.The law requires a tax of 3.8 percent on the lesser of either your net investment ...

New online application or NI financing requests

MARQUETTE - With small businesses being an important driver of economic growth and job creation for rural communities throughout Michigan, Northern Initiatives' new online application process aims to expedite requests for those seeking financing to start or grow a business.Entrepreneurs and ...

Rahoi recognized as 50 year NACE member

HOUSTON, Texas - The National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) International was founded in 1943 as a professional organization for the Corrosion Control industry with headquarters in Houston,During the March annual meeting, President James Feather presented Iron Mountain resident ...

U.P. Health Plan gets accredited

MARQUETTE - The Upper Peninsula Health Plan (UPHP) has been awarded accreditation again as a Medicaid managed-care organization from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), earning a special distinction of "commendable."The accreditation status was awarded "for service and clinical ...

Charter Communications to buy Bright House Networks

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - Charter Communications Inc. is buying fellow cable operator Bright House Networks LLC in a deal valued at $10.4 billion.Charter is the fourth-largest cable operator in the U.S, while Bright House is the sixth biggest.The business will be conducted through a partnership, ...

USDA has $25 million for rural businesses

EAST LANSING - U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Michigan James J. Turner announced that the agency has $25 million available in loan guarantees for eligible Michigan businesses through partnerships with local lending institutions."This level of program funding ...

Buskers needed during Art Week in Marquette

MARQUETTE - Marquette Art Week, which is set for June 20-27, will be a week devoted to lectures, bike tours, nature hikes, public art, demos, concerts, special exhibits, dance and theater performances, readings and films.The city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is inviting all artist to ...

Corozolla retires after 25 years of service at VA Medical Center

IRON MOUNTAIN After 25 years of federal service, Marjorie Corozolla of Vulcan retired from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain on March 31.Corozolla was born and raised in Loretto, and is the daughter of Raymond and Mary DeHart . She graduated from Norway High School in ...

Bornick joins BayCare Clinic

GREEN BAY, Wis. BayCare Clinic recently added to its legal representation with the hiring of general counsel Stephen Bornick.A graduate of Duke University School of Law in Durham, N.C., Bornick brings his legal expertise to the BayCare Clinic team and will aid the organization with his support ...

Quayle honored by Thrivent for performance

IRON RIVER - James Quayle, FIC, RICP, CLTC, Iron River, a financial associate with Thrivent Financial, has qualified for the Pinnacle Council conference by providing outstanding financial guidance, solutions and service to members of the organization in 2014.Out of Thrivent Financial's 2,300 ...

Watercolor workshop offered by Pitt in Marquette June 26

MARQUETTE - The city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center will host a sketching and watercolor workshop by internationally recognized filmmaker and artist Suzan Pitt on Friday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.This class is limited to 15 registrants and will be held at the art center located in ...