Business Excellence Awards

In the same building in which the MGH-Bell news conference took place, 4 businesses that operate in the U.P. are recognized for helping maintain the area’s economic viability.

Operation Action U.P. gave out its annual Excellence Awards this morning on the NMU campus.

One of them went to Getz’s of Marquette.

The clothing store that’s been around since the 1880s now does more than half its business online.

Marketing and E-Commerce VP John Spigarelli says Michigan actually isn’t one of the 2 leading states for their customers to come from.

The top 2 are California and New York.

Others getting the honor — Calumet Electronics, American Transmission of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, and Creative Composites of Rapid River.

Creative Composites makes things like carbon fiber and Kevlar for the military and others.