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2016 | In Focus | November 2016Pioneering the Future of HempCV Sciences

2016 | In Focus | November 2016

Pioneering the Future of Hemp

CV Sciences

For decades, the health benefits of hemp products have been known. Hemp has long been recognized for its nutritional value, but in recent years, the plant has taken on an estimated 25,000 new uses. Today, hemp has been developed into food, textiles, fuels and more. With the emergence of new research and technology, the potential of hemp has evolved tremendously, and CV Sciences has been at the forefront of this hemp revolution.

2016 | In Focus | March 2016Moving America ForwardThe American Trucking Association

2016 | In Focus | March 2016

Moving America Forward

The American Trucking Association

Founded in 1933, the American Trucking Association (ATA) has been “developing and advocating innovative, research-based policies that promote highway safety, security, environmental sustainability and profitability.” The ATA is a federation, made up of motor carriers, allied members, state trucking associations and councils and conferences, bringing together some of the most influential voices from across the industry.

2016 | February 2016 | In FocusInnovating for a Sustainable TomorrowWTEC

2016 | February 2016 | In Focus

Innovating for a Sustainable Tomorrow


WTEC Energy is leading the way in renewable energy by innovating for a cleaner and more sustainable tomorrow. Working as an engineering firm, manufacturer, supplier and installer in solar, wind, and other sustainable energy markets, this is a fully integrated energy supplier. WTEC is providing products and services to some of the world’s biggest energy projects.

2015 | December 2015 | In FocusExcellence in Service, Excellence in StaffDesign Mechanical

2015 | December 2015 | In Focus

Excellence in Service, Excellence in Staff

Design Mechanical

Design Mechanical is a homegrown success story that proves there is still room for small start-ups to take on competitive industries and prosper. Beginning in one of the toughest economic times in US history, the odds stood strongly against the then small HVAC business. Today, the company is a leading player in the Midwest, providing everything from HVAC mechanical construction and service to refrigeration. Despite widespread growth, Design Mechanical has kept a people-focused ethos at its core, and according to General Manager Valerie Mussett, it is this commitment that is guiding its future.

2015 | December 2015 | In FocusA Business, A PassionNew England Clean Energy

2015 | December 2015 | In Focus

A Business, A Passion

New England Clean Energy

As a journalist, I have had the privilege of interviewing a wealth of interesting professionals from across the spectrum. Although all businesses come with a story to tell, there is only one thing more impressive than an entrepreneur with vision, and that is an entrepreneur with passion. New England Clean Energy’s President, Mark Durrenberger, is one of those professionals.

2015 | December 2015 | In FocusOpen for BusinessPassaic County

2015 | December 2015 | In Focus

Open for Business

Passaic County

Passaic is a county which showcases all of the qualities for which New Jersey is best known: a can-do attitude and a no-nonsense approach to business. Although the area has seen substantial growth and economic development in recent years, it is the people at the heart of Passaic that remain its greatest asset. Deborah Hoffman, the director at Passaic County’s Division of Economic Development, gave us some insight into the area’s recipe for success.

2015 | In Focus | November 2015If It Requires Metal, Geise Can Make ItGiese Sheet Metal Co.

2015 | In Focus | November 2015

If It Requires Metal, Geise Can Make It

Giese Sheet Metal Co.

Giese Sheet Metal Co. was founded in 1923 on a foundation of customer satisfaction that has pushed the firm through nearly one hundred years of success. Today, Giese has a wealth of experience and a fleet of high-end equipment and the company has earned a coveted place among Iowa’s service providers, offering residential and commercial heating, cooling, roofing, manufacturing, and sheet metal services.

2015 | In Focus | November 2015A Region on the RiseEau Claire, WI

2015 | In Focus | November 2015

A Region on the Rise

Eau Claire, WI

Located in Northwestern Wisconsin, just over an hour from Minnesota’s Twin Cities, Eau Claire has become Wisconsin’s epicenter of business growth and innovation. The area’s agricultural history remains a strong pillar of its economy, but today, Eau Claire is also home to a plethora of emerging, technologically-driven industries.


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