In Chisago County, Minnesota growth and development is done by design, and thanks to a countywide strategy, great efforts are being taken to collectively leverage the strengths and the growth potential of its cities, townships, and school districts to make the area a vibrant, prosperous, overall great place to be.
Kivi Bros TruckingThe Kivi Way
Transportation and logistics is a challenging industry, especially since the onset of the pandemic. With Kivi Bros Trucking in its third generation of family ownership – and flourishing the way it is – they must be doing something right. Or perhaps, many things right.
The Gift that Gives Right BackMentorship
“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.” – Oscar Wilde
David’s BurgersA Recipe for Success – Great, Simple Food
David’s Burgers is the award-winning restaurant brand from Central Arkansas that marries the spirit of a fifties’ diner with the quality and simplicity of a fifties-style butcher shop.
Macrodyne TechnologiesApplying Pressure to the Competition
With over 30 years’ experience manufacturing custom heavy-duty hydraulic presses, Macrodyne Technologies is a recognized name and a vital part of the global supply chain. Not surprising, when it’s North America’s largest hydraulic press manufacturer.
Ace IndustriesA Family Business Committed to its Legacy
Ace Industries, a family business based in Atlanta, Georgia, has a rich history that can be traced back to 1932. The focus on solving customer problems, instead of simply selling a product, has held true for three generations and this culture will be passed on to the next.
MPM Food Equipment GroupCommercial Food Equipment Delivered with Quality Customer Service
MPM Food Equipment Group provides commercial food equipment in the foodservice and food retail markets. The company pairs the highest quality food equipment and design services with attentive, customer-centric service for customers ranging from supermarket chains to restaurants and pizzerias.
The Plight of Essential Workers in the Time of COVIDTemporarily Essential
Among COVID-19’s many new categories of reality are “essential workers”. They were the ones thrust into the front lines when the economy was all but brought to a halt, responsible for the immediate needs of both economy and community.
Mighty ExpediteDelivering the Freight Industry to a New Place
Mighty Expedite is an aptly named freight brokerage that’s relatively small but revolutionizing the trucking industry with its newest innovation. FreightNav is an app that does a remarkable job of getting freight where it needs to go faster and easier and so at the best possible rate.
Bay Future, Inc.Working to Drive Bay County, Michigan Forward!
In a state that is known for its automotive history, leading the charge to drive the local economy forward in Bay County, Michigan is Bay Future, Inc. The economic development organization has found ways to rally communal support for the local economy and community well-being at a time when it was needed most, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
City of Green Bay, WINew Developments – for People, Business, and Nature
It’s an exciting time in Green Bay, Wisconsin, a city that has been successfully redeveloping in ways that so many cities struggle to achieve – paying homage to its industrial past while focusing equally on the needs of its environment, its residents, and its business community.
Badinotti Net Services CanadaImproving Aquaculture with Innovation and Technology
Badinotti Net Services Canada is the Canadian branch of the Badinotti Group, an international manufacturer of innovative netting products for aquaculture, fisheries, safety, and even sports. The Canadian branch of the company aims to leverage more than one hundred years of global experience toward helping clients in local markets.
230 Fifth Rooftop BarElevated Service in the Face of a Pandemic
On floors twenty and twenty-one of an iconic building in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar is one of TripAdvisor’s “Top ten restaurants with a view” in the city. It’s where people gather to soak in breathtaking views of the Empire State Building, and the best drinks and food around.
Ayr Motor ExpressA Growing Freight Company Giving Priority to Driver Needs
Ayr Motor Express is a Canadian long-haul carrier company providing high quality, cross border shipping services from terminals in New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and drop yards throughout Canada and the United States. Using the most up to date technology and equipment, Ayr’s expert team of specialists provides transportation, logistics, warehousing, distribution, and expedited services throughout its operating territory.
Finney County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC)Rural Development Gets a Boost in Finney County
The county seat and largest city in Finney County, Kansas is Garden City. At a population of 32,000, it holds more than half of the county’s growing population of 40,000. Although the county has a fairly low number of residents, Garden City, in particular, covers a wide trade area. It brings in numerous customers from nearby regions including southwest Kansas, the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, and eastern Colorado. Its proximity to larger cities surrounding Finney County has made it a bit of a hub for urbanites looking to get away to a rural community with great retail and tourism opportunities.
The Impact and Reach of Corporate Social ResponsibilityFrom the Top Down
The idea of corporate social responsibility (CSR) first emerged in 1953, gained traction in the 70s, and increasingly became the standard. Today, it is an integral part of a company’s brand and value proposition.
Jensen Meat CompanyThis Leader in the Field of Meat Production is Expanding into Plant-Based Alternatives
Throughout its sixty-year history, the Jensen Meat Company brand has become synonymous with quality meat products throughout its operating territory. The company processes high-quality beef products in a variety of sizes, shapes, and fat-to-lean ratios for the retail, foodservice distribution, restaurant, and school markets. The company is now adapting to the evolving needs of its customers by incorporating more plant-based options into its line of products.
The Port of Green BayKicking off 2021 with a Gamechanger
The Port of Green Bay is an economic engine that has been driving growth and prosperity in the City of Green Bay and Northeastern Wisconsin for centuries. But its true capacity will only now be realized, as new and exciting ways to maximize its potential build steam.
Improved Opportunity is Better BusinessSo It’s True About Diversity in the Workplace…
“Diversity, or the state of being different, isn’t the same as inclusion. One is a description of what is, while the other describes a style of interaction essential to effective teams and organizations.” — Psychologist Bill Crawford
Beaver County, PACollaboration in Action – Growing the Community Organically
Beaver County, Pennsylvania is growing, and collaboration is driving it. Hard hit by industrial decline, particularly in its steel mills, the region showed its fighting spirit and is once again prospering, the community coming together with shared goals and an action plan.
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