Plus One Program recognizes job creation

MARQUETTE- The Lake Superior Community Partnership recognized Marquette County businesses Wednesday that created at least one new job in 2013 as part of its Plus One Program.

LSCP honored 48 businesses that collectively created 241 new jobs last year. The Plus One Program was created by LSCP in conjunction with Michigan Works seven years ago. It was designed around the premise that an employer adding just one new employee contributes to the economic development in Marquette County. Since the creation of the program, Marquette County businesses have created 2,022 jobs.

“We are glad to partner with Michigan Works in order to recognize businesses of all sizes for their contribution to economic development in our county,” said Betsy Morais, LSCP director of marketing and communications. “Adding just one new position has a huge impact on our region.”

Morais said businesses that contact the LSCP about new jobs get honored as part of the Plus One Program. The businesses recognized for 2013 include 906 Technologies, Bald Eagle Harley Davidson, Biogenic Reagents, Boomerang Retro and Relics, Checker Bus, Das Steinhaus, Dia de los Tacos, Discovery Central, Elegant Seagulls, Frei Chevrolet, Frontier Medical, Global Response, Great Lakes Center for Youth Development, Great Lakes Radio, Great Lakes Recovery Center, Integrated Designs, Inc. of Marquette, Integrated Wellness, J.M. Longyear, LLC, Lakestate Industries, LASCO, Marquette County Road Commission, Negaunee Public Schools, Northern Initiatives, No-Shank, Inc., Outlanders Dinner To-Go, Panache: Events, Decor, Boutique L.L.C., Range Bank, River Valley Bank, Ron’s Taco Shop, Schramm’s Superior Properties, Select Realty, Spotless Results Cleaning, Superior Contact, Superior Design, Superior Rehabilitation and Professional Services, Superior Title Insurance, Theresa M. Sell FIC, Thrivent Financial, Tractor Supply Company, U.P. Sportsplex, Ulta Beauty, U.P. Catholic Credit Union, U.P. Home Health, Hospice and Private Duty, Upper Peninsula Health Plan, VAST, WBUP/WBKP-TV ABC 10/CW 5, Wealth Strategy Group, Window Outfitters and Yooper Shirts.

For more information on Plus One Program and participating in it this year, contact Morais at 226-6591 or bmorais@marquette.org.

Adelle Whitefoot can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 243.