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Berkshire Hathaway profits up by 29 percent

November 4, 2013 OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett’s company reported a 29 percent jump in third-quarter profit as it collected some of the proceeds from deals made during the financial crisis. more »»

Nonprofits play key role

November 4, 2013 This week it’s time for me to complete my arc of articles regarding chamber members. more »»

Early Childhood Investment Corp.: Childcare, learning

October 28, 2013 MARQUETTE —It cannot be overstated that the first few years of a child’s life are critical. The brain grows the fastest during the first five year. more »»

November is election time

October 28, 2013 “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” — Franklin D. more »»

UPS sees busier holiday shopping season on horizon

October 28, 2013 ATLANTA (AP) — UPS expects this holiday season to be busier than last, thanks to the growing popularity of online shopping. And more intense, thanks to the calendar. more »»

Pike Distributors: Family and community always remain focus

October 21, 2013 MARQUETTE — Pike Distributors, Marquette County’s only locally owned beer and wine wholesaler, was started in 1937 by Mervin J. Pik. more »»

Annual dinner will see businesses honored

October 21, 2013 On Saturday, the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating our third year with our Annual Dinner, presented by Cliffs Natural Resources. more »»

GE shows improvement despite lower 3Q profit

October 21, 2013 By JONATHAN FAHEY AP Energy Writer NEW YORK — General Electric Co. more »»

IMF: Officials uneasy about US economics

October 14, 2013 WASHINGTON — Worries about a possible U.S. debt default cast a pall over weekend meetings of global financial leaders in Washington. But they ended with some hope over signs that the U.S. more »»

Planning key in business

October 14, 2013 In my last column we talked about the first steps in solving an immediate cash crisis. more »»

Planning key in business

October 14, 2013 In my last column we talked about the first steps in solving an immediate cash crisis. more »»

US jobless claims jump to 374,000 due to backlog

October 14, 2013 WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped by 66,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 374,000. more »»

Dance Zone: Stepping out for fun

October 7, 2013 MARQUETTE — Dance Zone of Marquette celebrated its third anniversary with a live band and numerous free dance workshops on Sept. more »»

Small businesses play crucial community role

October 7, 2013 CI mentioned in my last article about the varied memberships in the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce. more »»

Shutdown stops forest timber sales

October 7, 2013 GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service confirmed Friday it is shutting down logging operations on national forests across the country due to the partial shutdown of the federal government. more »»

Twitter dishes tantalizing IPO?tidbits

October 7, 2013 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter, a privately held company built on blurbs, has finally laid itself bare in documents that read more like a treatise than a tweet. The roughly 800-page filing Twitter In. more »»

Active Physical Therapy: Get healthy!

September 30, 2013 MARQUETTE — The folks who own and operate Active Physical Therapy clinics in Marquette and Ishpeming have just one thing on their minds and that is how they can get their customers healthy agai. more »»

Small businesses sidestep health care law – for now

September 23, 2013 Many small businesses have found a way to temporarily sidestep some of the headaches brought on by the new health care law. One of them is Huber Capital Management. more »»

Chamber can help you find right service club

September 23, 2013 Confession time: I probably spent way too much time ‘Googling’ and ‘consumer reporting’ vacuum cleaners before I bought new one. more »»

VAST in ‘best practices’ study

September 23, 2013 MARQUETTE —VAST is part of a select group of independent insurance agencies around the U.S. participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America “Best Practices” Study Group. more »»



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