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Superior Watershed recieves grant

September 3, 2012 MARQUETTE — The Superior Watershed Partnership announced the completion of three new restoration projects in the Salmon Trout River watershed in northern Marquette County. more »»

Jilbert has become the U.P.’s dairy

August 27, 2012 MARQUETTE — No matter where you go in the Upper Peninsula, it’s hard not to spot the Jilbert Dairy logo somewhere in a grocery store aisle, proudly posted outside an ice cream stand or in your own... more »»

Cost cuts put Sears in better position

August 20, 2012 Sears Holding Corp.'s push to turn around its ailing business is showing early signs of paying off, even as the retailer failed to stem declining sales. The Hoffman Estates, Ill. more »»

New options meeting credit needs for immigrant and minority entrepreneurs

August 13, 2012 MIAMI — Do an Internet search for microcredit, and images of colorfully dressed women in Africa, South Asia and Central America pop u. more »»

Food trucks, carts provide on-the-go education for budding restaurateurs

August 6, 2012 NEW YORK — Putting the cart before the store was the right recipe for ice cream maker Buck Buchanan. more »»

Ben Franklin helps preserve and present precious artwork

July 30, 2012 MARQUETTE — Paintings, priceless family photographs, needlework all are art forms that have their own intrisic value. To become part of a room’s decor, however, they need the right presentatio. more »»

Small business strategies to keep credit flowing

July 23, 2012 NEW YORK — Small companies are finding ways to get cash without going to the ban. more »»

Real estate listings looking up

July 9, 2012 MARQUETTE — The glut of home sale listings in the Marquette area over the past several years has now diminished and listings are tracking at pre-recession levels, showing definite signs of... more »»

U.P. day trips that cost little or no money

July 2, 2012 MARQUETTE — Whether its exploring the depths of a historic mine, hiking a secluded woodland trail or climbing to the top of a shimmering waterfall, the Upper Peninsula has countless free or... more »»

Choosing the right grill

June 25, 2012 MARQUETTE — From charcoal to electric to gas and infrared, there are plenty of purchase choices for grilling season. more »»

State Park Passport program also offers ways to save

June 18, 2012 MARQUETTE — With numerous discounts off the cost of meals, motel rooms, excursions, tours and merchandise, the state’s Passport Perks program —which affords special discounts to Recreation Passport... more »»

Changes at the Studio Gallery

June 18, 2012 MARQUETTE?— This summer visitors may find some changes at the Studio Gallery, 2905 Lakeshore Blvd., at the entrance to Presque Isle Park. more »»

RE¢REATION$

June 11, 2012 MARQUETTE — From state parks to snowmobiling to boating, fishing and hunting, the economic impact to the state and region from these and other natural resources-based recreational activities... more »»

Birdwatchers help boost economy

June 4, 2012 MARQUETTE — From equipment expenditures to gas, lodging and transportation costs, the economic impact of birdwatching has been significant across the country. In figures produced by the U.. more »»

Going public

May 28, 2012 LANSING — Pam Christensen has heard about the demise of libraries for years. The 26-year director of the Peter White Public Library in Marquette said such reports were always greatly exaggerated. more »»

The basics of business attraction

May 28, 2012 As I’ve written numerous times, economic development comes in three basic forms: retention/expansion, attraction and entrepreneurial development. more »»

Econo presents funds to church

May 28, 2012 From left, Zane Bard, Carole Bard and the Rev. Steve McCoy of First United Methodist Church receive a check from Zach Quinnell of Econo Foods. The church earned $950 through Econo’s We Share program. more »»

Money saving tips for yard maintenance

May 21, 2012 MARQUETTE — With the arrival of spring, many homeowners may be looking for tips on how to save money as they begin their landscaping projects. more »»

Try a ‘staycation’

May 14, 2012 MARQUETTE — With gas prices remaining high, a trend over the past few summers of people taking vacations closer to home will likely continue, boosting the economies of many Upper Peninsula areas... more »»

Getting the perfect gift for mom

May 7, 2012 MARQUETTE — Spending on Mother’s Day reaches billions of dollars in the United States each year, with consumers projected to spend more this year over last, according to a recent surve. more »»

 
 

 

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