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Bergman shares new update on PPP reopening and guidance

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) continues to reopen in a sequential fashion. This past Monday, Jan. 11, the PPP reopened for small businesses and other newly eligible entities that did not receive a PPP loan during the first round of the program this summer. The Small Business ...

SBA and Treasury announce PPP re-opening; Issue new guidance

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of Jan. 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only ...

Shoreline Motel: New owners, new name, new upgrades

KEWEENAW COUNTY — The Shoreline Motel, on the lakeshore in Keweenaw County’s Eagle Harbor, is in the process of many changes, from new ownership, to a new name, to upgrades and renovations. Arizona resident Eddy Brecht purchased the eight-unit, one cabin facility in September 2020, and ...

Orthodontist comes to Copper Country – ‘More than straight teeth!’

HOUGHTON — Darin Ward, DDS, MSD will open U.P.Ward Orthodontics, a full-time orthodontist office in Houghton in January 2021, and he is excited to offer his service to the people of the Copper Country as there hasn’t been a full time orthodontist in the area in over 10 years. Ward’s ...

Swift stays safe for a successful holiday season

HOUGHTON - While there has been some strife and rebellion over Michigan’s restrictions on commerce due to the COVID-19 pandemic - both locally and statewide - most local small businesses have done their best to comply with current Department of Health and Human Services rules. Once of the ...

Five businesses cited for COVID-19 workplace safety violations

LANSING – As the state continues to prioritize worker safety and health, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) inspected and issued COVID-19 “general duty” citations to five different businesses with serious violations for failing to protect workers and take ...

Baraga County Chamber of Commerce announces openings

BARAGA — Baraga County Chamber of Commerce announces openings on the Board of Directors. Beginning Feb. 3, 2021, the Chamber will fill the vacant seats on their Board of Directors. The Chamber Board is charged with the organizational planning, monitoring, and managing the financial resources ...

More SOS online, self-service station options coming for customers this spring

Michiganders will soon have more ways to do business with the Secretary of State, including renewing their standard and enhanced driver’s licenses and state identification cards at self-service stations and online. They will also be able to go online to request their own driving records and, ...

Requests for proposals-Citizens State Bank Building

ONTONAGON — Citizens Bancshares, Inc., a Michigan corporation, the parent company of Citizens State Bank of Ontonagon, invites proposals from non-profit organizations, community planners, or job creators to receive a donation of the existing bank building located at 501 River Street, ...

State cites nine businesses for COVID-19 Workplace Safety violations

LANSING — To prioritize worker safety and health, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) inspected and issued COVID-19 “general duty” citations to nine different businesses with serious violations for failing to protect workers and take safety ...

Citizens State Bank of Ontonagon names new Market President

ONTONAGON — The Citizens State Bank of Ontonagon is pleased to announce that Ann M. Lantz has been named Market President for the Bank’s operations in Ontonagon. Ann will replace Willie Dupont, who recently resigned to take a position with the Village of Ontonagon. Ann is a seasoned bank ...

State fines Café Rosetta $1K for violating shutdown order

CALUMET — Café Rosetta was among seven businesses disciplined by the state Wednesday for offering indoor dining service in violation of the state’s three-week shutdown. The cafe received a $1,000 fine, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday. Penalties ...