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How to make business connections that matter

Networking. You probably already know this is an important part of doing business. Building and maintaining relationships can go a long way in helping your business to succeed. For example, meeting the right people can help you gain referrals, create…

Judge blocks Obama overtime rule, putting it in jeopardy

The Labor Department’s contentious overtime rule was blocked Tuesday by a federal judge in Texas, putting one of President Obama’s top regulatory initiatives in jeopardy. In a 20-page order, Texas U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant issued a temporary injunction halting the rule nationwide. “Due to the approaching effective date of the…

Keep Marquette County in mind when holiday shopping

The year has flown by! I can’t believe it is Thanksgiving week already! I am sure by now you’ve seen the TV commercials, newspaper ads and social media posts promoting holiday shopping. With so many shopping options out there, I…

Business Expo was a success

I have to start my column today bragging about how successful our first Business to Business Expo and Workshop was at Northern Michigan University on October 27.  And it wouldn’t have been the event it was if not for our…

Air Service returns from Sawyer International Airport to Minneapolis

  MARQUETTE – The County of Marquette and Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) are pleased to announce the return of non-stop air service from Sawyer International Airport (MQT) to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) on SkyWest Airlines, operating as Delta Connection. Non-stop service to Minneapolis will return in March 2017. This…

Year end nears, LSCP busy as ever

As we near the end of 2016, the LSCP remains busy as ever. I thought I’d take this column to give you a run down on what we have been up to and have coming up for the remainder of…

Business to Business Expo coming up

You may remember my column a couple months ago, that the LSCP is preparing for our first Business to Business Expo and Workshop. The event will take place on October 27 at NMU’s University Center from 10 a.m. until 6…

Agriculture is big business

In economic development, we work with all types of businesses. That includes agriculture. The amount of economic impact that this industry has in the State of Michigan is often times overlooked. I wanted to highlight this sector and share information…

U.S. Chamber Files Lawsuit Challenging Obama Administration’s Overtime Rule

Coalition of More Than 50 Business Groups Says Department of Labor Exceeded Statutory Authority WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, leading a broad coalition including the Texas Association of Business, National Automobile Dealers Association, the National Association of Manufacturers, National Association of Wholesaler Distributors, National Federation of…

Sharing Marquette County’s ‘Vision’

Each summer, the LSCP releases the Vision Magazine, which showcases the businesses and organizations that make Marquette County tick. We have a great partnership with the Mining Journal who handles the advertising and story content and with Northern Michigan University’s…

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