Business

Farm show March 24-26 at EAA in Oshkosh

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Final preparations are being made as the curtain goes up on the 55th annual Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) Farm Show is set for the EAA Grounds in Oshkosh on March 24-26.The annual show attracts about 20,000 visitors to the three day agricultural expo that features a wide ...

Michigan Hidden Talent Tour slated March 31

MARQUETTE - The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP), Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce (GINCC) and 40 Below: Marquette County Young Professionals are hosting the Michigan Hidden Talent Tour and Center for Michigan Community Conversation on Tuesday, March 31.The Michigan ...

What falling oil prices and a rising dollar can mean for you

By MARC MOGANTwo of the most notable economic developments of recent months are the dramatic decline in oil prices and the resurgence in the value of the U.S. dollar against other currencies. Both have an economic impact, which could translate to an investment impact as well. Let's consider how ...

Lang named CEO at U.P. Health-Portage

HANCOCK - Jeff Lang has joined U.P. Health System - Portage as the new chief executive officer effective March 9.Having nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare leadership, Lang brings a wide range of experience to his new role. He most recently served as CEO at United Hospital District in ...

185 attend U.P. Labor Management conference

HARRIS - There were approximately 185 people in attendance at the U.P. Labor Management Council's 45th annual conference on Thursday, March 5, at the Island Resort & Casino Conference Center in Harris.Management and labor representatives throughout the Upper Peninsula gathered for a day ...

Olaiz joins Savage Mane staff in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN - Natalie Olaiz has joined the staff at The Savage Mane Salon and Day Spa in Iron Mountain as a licensed cosmetologist.She completed her education at Paul Mitchell Academy in Escanaba.While attending school, she was a member of the design team along with receiving advanced ...

Michels to speak at St. Norbert CEO event

DE PERE, Wis. - Pat Michels, president of Michels Corp., will present "The Competitive Advantage of Being a Privately Held Company" as part of St. Norbert College's CEO Breakfast and Strategy Series on Thursday, March 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Butte des Morts Country Club in Appleton, ...

Women honored for volunteer efforts in 2014

KINGSFORD - The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union has selected Lydia Krivanek as their Volunteer of the Year.Krivanek has volunteered countless hours in her community and logged more than 548 hours over the year -that works out to more than 10 volunteer hours per week.She ...

Valiquette named award winner at Bay College for the quarter

ESCANABA - Ann Valiquette was named Bay College's quarterly March - May TORCH Award winner. She is recognized for her work at Bay College."Ann is the director of the business office at Bay College. One example of her outstanding performance was that Ann investigated and sorted through the ...

Loan programs available for Florence businesses

FLORENCE, Wis. - Current Florence County business owners and new entrepreneurs can make use of two loan programs administered by Florence County Economic Development Commission (FCEDC) to help start or grow a business.The Gemstar Micro Loan program can loan $1,000 up to $10,000 at 3 percent ...

Reinventing yourself during your retirement

By Marc MoganRetirement offers people a great opportunity to start something new. In addition, life expectancy trends indicate that an increasing number of baby boomers should be prepared for a long life in retirement.While this is good news, it also creates a few things to think ...

Northern Michigan Bank is Ritz event sponsor Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN - Northern Michigan Bank has signed on as a platinum sponsor of the Casino Royale at the Ritz event Saturday at Pine Grove Country Club, according to an announcement by Lynda Zanon, chamber director."Northern Michigan Bank & Trust welcomes the opportunity to be a platinum ...

O’Reilly opens in Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN - O'Reilly Auto Parts has opened a store in Iron Mountain at 1907 S. Stephenson Ave.O'Reilly Automotive Inc. is one of the largest specialty retailers of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the United States, serving both the do-it-yourself ...

Financial checklist for your 50s

By Marc MoganWhile 50 may be the new 40 in terms of lifestyle, vitality and longevity, it's important to take a more earnest and pragmatic approach toward your long-term financial health than you may have in your 40s. Retirement may have felt far away a decade ago, but now it's approaching ...

U.S. stocks gain as dollar rally wanes

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock market indexes rose on Thursday as a rally in the dollar waned. Financial companies gained after a number of banks got approval from the Federal Reserve to raise dividends and buy back shares.KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed 20 points, or ...

Bay scholarship deadline March 15

ESCANABA - Last year Morgan Delvaux received a Bids for Bay scholarship that was sponsored by Bay College faculty and staff. "After receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Health Science, I realized that I wanted to have a more 'one-on-one' impact with patients and decided to become a ...