David Caldwell

Over 30 Years of ExcellenceESI

Over 30 Years of Excellence


As businesses across the globe struggle to adapt to the hybrid post-COVID work environment, one company has emerged as a leader in office furniture and equipment, surpassing the quality found at the retail level. From its base in the sun-baked desert of Mesa, Arizona, ESI provides ergonomic equipment and furniture to suit the fast pace of modern office environments. It is reaching new horizons with a planned expansion in Chicago.

Pushing the Envelope of Building EnvelopesAmvic Building System

Pushing the Envelope of Building Envelopes

Amvic Building System

In today’s world of rising costs, building envelopes must be more efficient and cost-effective than ever. Yet this quality must be balanced with the need to build in sufficient numbers to meet demand. In Toronto, Amvic Building Systems continues to push the capabilities of expanded polystyrene (EPS) to help builders accommodate Canada’s need for housing.

A Growing Digital Innovation Hub in the Heart of New England1Berkshire and the Berkshire Innovation Center

A Growing Digital Innovation Hub in the Heart of New England

1Berkshire and the Berkshire Innovation Center

In an era marked by pandemic-induced social distancing and a rising cost of living, rural living is reclaiming its popularity. In western Massachusetts, the region known collectively as the Berkshires has garnered and enjoyed a reputation as a rich cultural and artistic center not only in the Bay State but across the region. Now, its economic development agency 1Berkshire, through a collaborative partnership with the Berkshire Innovation Center and Osher Lifelong Learning at Berkshire Community College (collectively the “Tech Impact Collaborative”) plans to kick its plans into high gear to create a new rural economy and innovation hub ripe for investment and opportunity.

Building the Connected CommunityALLO Communications

Building the Connected Community

ALLO Communications

The pandemic and the resulting boom in working from home have proved, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the need for adequate internet networks. One company has become a leading provider in high-speed fiber networks across the region and beyond in the Midwestern United States. From its Imperial, Nebraska headquarters, ALLO Communications is building networks to keep connections in the American Heartland stable, secure, and fast.

A Seat at the TableCity of Reedley, CA

A Seat at the Table

City of Reedley, CA

In an era marked by rising costs of living, workers and businesses alike are setting forth for greener horizons. Southeast of Fresno, California, a rapidly growing community is gaining strength. The city of Reedley, population just over 26,000 and growing, presents a diverse economy, strong quality of life, and fantastic environmental surroundings, earning it a spot in the Golden State’s strongest rising communities.

A Dynamo in the Dairy StateCity of Sun Prairie, WI

A Dynamo in the Dairy State

City of Sun Prairie, WI

As communities across North America adapt to sweeping economic and demographic change, it is more important than ever to identify communities that provide new opportunities while retaining small-town values. Just ten miles north-east of the state capital of Madison, the rapidly-growing city of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin offers ready-made infrastructure, economic incentives, and a can-do attitude that help make this a thriving community.

The Engines of RecoveryH.O. Wolding

The Engines of Recovery

H.O. Wolding

In a pandemic world, businesses and consumers alike moved to safe, reliable online delivery, and away from traditional shopping. With this added strain on supply chains, H.O. Wolding shows how the transportation industry can shoulder new demands.

Tourism for a Changed WorldAmbassatours Gray Line

Tourism for a Changed World

Ambassatours Gray Line

Perhaps no industry has borne the brunt of COVID-19 more than hospitality and tourism. In a socially distanced world, tourism providers across North America are reinventing themselves to present a new type of business to an equally new type of customer. Halifax’s Ambassatours Gray Line has reoriented and consolidated its business practice to offer more affordable tours while expanding to capitalize on growing area opportunities.

Providing Insured Pension Solutions for Plan Sponsors and Plan ParticipantsDIETRICH

Providing Insured Pension Solutions for Plan Sponsors and Plan Participants


The traditional pension plan model has been subject to a disappearing act over the last few decades. DIETRICH assists companies of all sizes who are looking to transition from the traditional defined benefit pension plan and its inherent risks by transferring risk from the employer to a major insurance company. Headquartered outside of Philadelphia with clients nationwide, the company stays at the forefront of industry trends and regulations, supporting clients with pension de-risking strategies.

A Plan for All SeasonsCity of Nanaimo, BC

A Plan for All Seasons

City of Nanaimo, BC

As larger metropolitan areas grow and spread, is there a place and opportunity for smaller cities? Across the Strait of Georgia from Vancouver, planning is transforming the city of Nanaimo into a regional powerhouse and a more affordable competitor to its big neighbour.

A New Breed of Economic DeveloperDickinson Area Economic Development Alliance

A New Breed of Economic Developer

Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance

Despite the increasing growth of larger urban centers, newer micropolitan areas are rising to compete. In Michigan’s Dickinson County, on the state’s Upper Peninsula, the Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance (or DAEDA) has forged strong, private sector-led connections between businesses, educational institutions, and government agencies to help usher in a new era of growth for the region.



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