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2021 | In Focus | June 2021 | TransportFruits of Their Labor: Fresh Fare from Exp GroupExp Group

2021 | In Focus | June 2021 | Transport

Fruits of Their Labor: Fresh Fare from Exp Group

Exp Group

While this past year has created an atmosphere of upheaval and uncertainty around the world, it has also generated an unprecedented awareness of the importance of personal health and wellbeing, including the need for healthy, nourishing food. With more than 40 years of experience distributing fresh produce on the East Coast, the multinational Exp Group out of New Jersey has the necessary skills, proficiency and knowledge to provide a wide, delicious range of fresh fruits and vegetables from Central and South America to satisfy the demands of even the most discerning customers.

2021 | In Focus | May 2021Flower to the People – Theory Wellness On the Grow with DaconTheory Wellness/Dacon Corporation

2021 | In Focus | May 2021

Flower to the People – Theory Wellness On the Grow with Dacon

Theory Wellness/Dacon Corporation

With the ongoing legalization and societal acceptance of medical and recreational cannabis use, growth and purchase across the globe, providing safe, certified product to conscientious consumers has become not only a priority but a profitable business model. Theory Wellness – a vertically integrated East Coast company with operations in both Maine and Massachusetts – has recently expanded its operation with the construction of a state-of-the-art new cultivation, production and manufacturing facility built in collaboration with Dacon Corporation.

2021 | April 2021 | In FocusBuyer AwareEnabling Eco-Friendly Consumption

2021 | April 2021 | In Focus

Buyer Aware

Enabling Eco-Friendly Consumption

Living in a consumer-driven society means making numerous decisions every single day regarding purchases made in both a personal and professional capacity. With the growing awareness of and appreciation for sustainable products from environmentally conscious companies, customers are increasingly putting their money where their morals are and moving toward buying green —and businesses are learning how to step up to meet the demand.

2021 | Food & Beverage | In Focus | March 2021Good Eggs: Treating Chickens With KindnessEgg Innovations

2021 | Food & Beverage | In Focus | March 2021

Good Eggs: Treating Chickens With Kindness

Egg Innovations

It’s not often you meet someone with a PhD in Avian Ethology — the scientific and objective study of bird behavior — but it’s evident within moments of speaking to John Brunnquell, President and CEO of Egg Innovations, that he’s definitely an expert in his field. His organic, free-range egg production company is growing steadily with exciting new products arriving this year, as it aims to establish itself as a leader and model in the ethical treatment of chickens in order to produce a healthier, sustainable egg.

2021 | In Focus | March 2021 | Workforce & Economic DevelopmentMinding Your Business… and Your ChildrenWomen Entrepreneurs Balance Work and Family

2021 | In Focus | March 2021 | Workforce & Economic Development

Minding Your Business… and Your Children

Women Entrepreneurs Balance Work and Family

Those who say you can’t do it all clearly haven’t met a woman running her own business while also raising a family. Attempting to balance work life with personal life when you’re a mother and a business owner is probably one of the most challenging jobs out there. Adding the realities of financial inequality between women entrepreneurs and their male counterparts to the difficulties of sharing childcare and house duties with a partner means these women battle with much more than just the daily strains of keeping a business afloat. And yet, they’re still taking it on and getting it done admirably.

2020 | December 2020 | In FocusHarnessing Hope Through Modern MedicineCCRM

2020 | December 2020 | In Focus

Harnessing Hope Through Modern Medicine


Regenerative medicine. Harnessing the power of stem cells. Genetic modifications. Replacing unhealthy tissues and organs to cure devastating diseases. Though it may all sound “space age,” this remarkable technology is very much present and thriving, promising innovative and groundbreaking therapies that may one day eliminate illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

2020 | In Focus | September 2020 | Workforce & Economic DevelopmentBuilding a Bright FutureCity of Vaughan, ON

2020 | In Focus | September 2020 | Workforce & Economic Development

Building a Bright Future

City of Vaughan, ON

Located just north of Toronto in the Region of York, the City of Vaughan is a vibrant and rapidly growing community that is now embracing its most ambitious project in the city’s impressive history. The VMC — Vaughan Metropolitan Centre — is an emerging downtown core being built from scratch, featuring a host of amazing amenities including a complete walkable, transit-oriented community with retail, office, institutional and residential uses. With high-profile corporate tenants on board such as KPMG, PwC, Harley Davidson Canada and Scotiabank, the area’s first two office towers are 100 percent leased, with more structures in development and the city aiming for 1.5 million square feet of office space by 2031.

2020 | April 2020 | Food & Beverage | In FocusOn the GrowC & B Farms

2020 | April 2020 | Food & Beverage | In Focus

On the Grow

C & B Farms

What do you get when you combine healthy and sustainable specialty produce with years of experience and a longstanding exceptional reputation? C & B Farms, a Florida and Georgia-based business committed to growing and providing a wide variety of safe, high-quality vegetables and herbs both organically and conventionally, with an express interest in environmental stewardship.

2020 | April 2020 | Construction | In FocusLongevity, Stability, TrustWeitz Industrial Movers

2020 | April 2020 | Construction | In Focus

Longevity, Stability, Trust

Weitz Industrial Movers

Touted as the sixth oldest architectural/engineering/construction firm in the United States, The Weitz Company (Weitz) has come a long way from its roots as a carpentry shop founded in 1855 in Iowa. Today’s Weitz stakes its long-standing reputation on meeting clients’ needs by forging new construction innovations and technologies in a collaborative manner, pairing trustworthiness with reliability.

2020 | April 2020 | In Focus | Workforce & Economic DevelopmentLive, Work and Play in This Community Set for SuccessFort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority

2020 | April 2020 | In Focus | Workforce & Economic Development

Live, Work and Play in This Community Set for Success

Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority

There’s a lot going on in Chaffee Crossing. From world-class educational opportunities to stunning vistas, nature trails, profitable businesses and affordable, family-friendly living spaces, this economic development powerhouse in western Arkansas offers a complete range of topnotch amenities geared toward both work and recreation for people of all ages and backgrounds.

2020 | In Focus | March 2020Location, Economy and Quality of Life: This Town Has It AllTown of Goderich, ON

2020 | In Focus | March 2020

Location, Economy and Quality of Life: This Town Has It All

Town of Goderich, ON

Flowing along the atmospheric eastern shore of Lake Huron, Goderich, Ontario is a thriving small urban municipality within less than half a day’s proximity to major urban hubs such as Kitchener-Waterloo, London, the GTA, and the U.S. border. Its beauty, economic stability and progressive business practices act as a magnet to attract residents of all ages, tourists, small and medium entrepreneurship, and long-standing partnerships to its prospering economy.

2020 | February 2020 | In FocusA Healthy Company with a Hands-On ApproachNoble Foods

2020 | February 2020 | In Focus

A Healthy Company with a Hands-On Approach

Noble Foods

Eric Kimmel is the first to say there’s plenty of competition in the nutrition food bar manufacturing business, be it natural, organic, functional, healthy, or diet, but the co-owner of Quebec’s Noble Foods has managed to successfully carve out a particular niche in the medium-sized manufacturing market, delivering superior service for customers needing hands-on involvement, quality control and company growth.

2020 | February 2020 | In FocusPlaying the Long Game for Workforce DevelopmentGraves County Economic Development

2020 | February 2020 | In Focus

Playing the Long Game for Workforce Development

Graves County Economic Development

With its logistically ideal central location in Western Kentucky, access to three inland ports, and short, one-day drive to the majority of the U.S. population, Graves County Economic Development works to not only support its local industry by creating economic growth, but also bring growth to the region through expansion, attraction and retention, positioning itself as a first resource, or “concierge service” for businesses.

2020 | February 2020 | In FocusWorld Leaders in Heavy LiftingSarens

2020 | February 2020 | In Focus

World Leaders in Heavy Lifting


Even though Sarens boasts more than 100 offices on five continents with over 4,500 employees worldwide, the company that began as a small family business prides itself on continuing to maintain that close-knit atmosphere today. The company is now a recognized leader in heavy lifting, engineered transport and crane rental services, taking part in massive projects around the globe.

2019 | December 2019 | In FocusEmbracing the Changing Face of Economic DevelopmentPosey County Economic Development Partnership

2019 | December 2019 | In Focus

Embracing the Changing Face of Economic Development

Posey County Economic Development Partnership

With goals that include keeping pace with the growth of technology, improving residential and development opportunities, and maintaining excellent quality of life in the community, Indiana’s Posey County Economic Development Partnership is an ever-evolving organization designed to help its diverse business and community members have a voice and a prosperous future.


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