Margaret Patricia Eaton

Where Tradition Meets TrendKnauss Foods

Where Tradition Meets Trend

Knauss Foods

If you were to ask what is new at Knauss Dried Beef in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, you might hear conflicting answers. On the one hand, nothing of the authentic process that Knauss uses to produce North America’s leading brand of dried beef has changed in 117 years. On the other hand, a lot has changed as Knauss is on top of consumer trends and proud to introduce P.J.’s Beef Medallions line of salty snacks, to offer a ready-to-eat version of its classic creamed chipped beef in a microwaveable pouch, and to inspire hosts to create hors-d’oeuvres that will have party guests asking for more.

Open for BusinessCity of Waterbury, CT

Open for Business

City of Waterbury, CT

In the early twentieth century, Waterbury enjoyed a thriving manufacturing-based economy, but as manufacturing declined across the United States in the seventies, so did the city’s fortunes. However, since 2011, the tide has turned, and the New England city of 110,000 is making a brilliant comeback. As Mayor Neil M. O’Leary likes to say, “Waterbury is open for business.”

Woman-Owned BusinessesThe Fastest Growing Segment of our Economy

Woman-Owned Businesses

The Fastest Growing Segment of our Economy

In the U.S., more than 9.1 million firms, mainly small-to-medium enterprises, are owned by women. They generate $1.4 million in sales and employ nearly 7.9 million people, according to the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Canada is keeping pace, as research cited by Susan Ward in ‘Statistics on Canadian Women in Business’ indicates that the country “is a global leader in women’s entrepreneurship, with participation of Canadian women business owners comparable to those in the United States.” But it has not always been this way, nor has it been easy.

The Romance of the French MacaronThe French Patisserie / Looka Patisserie

The Romance of the French Macaron

The French Patisserie / Looka Patisserie

It is the stuff of a modern fairy tale. Business-savvy American girl meets artistic French chef in San Francisco, and after a six-week whirlwind romance, they marry and launch The French Patisserie. Thirty years later, they are living happily ever after in scenic Pacifica, California, while their business and its subsidiary, Looka Patisserie, have emerged as award-winning producers of gourmet food service desserts and a large retail manufacturers of French macarons.

The Wright Path to Workforce DevelopmentWright County, MN

The Wright Path to Workforce Development

Wright County, MN

With 368 manufacturing facilities working full tilt and unemployment figures well below the national average, Wright County, MN is obviously doing something right when it comes to workforce development. We spoke with Duane Northagen, Director of Wright County Economic Development Partnership; Brian Koslofsky, Executive Director of Wright County’s Cooperative School District 966; and Shaun Karson, Principal, Wright Technical Center, to learn what’s afoot in this thriving county.

Maintaining Economic VitalityScott County, MN

Maintaining Economic Vitality

Scott County, MN

Since 2003, Minnesota’s Scott County Association for Leadership and Efficiency (SCALE) has proved that amazing things happen when people leave their silos and work together for the common economic good. Proof? How about a 60.5 percent growth in population (U.S. Census Bureau) over 16 years and a 26.7 percent growth rate in new jobs (Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development – LAUS).

Custom Furniture that is Just Right for YouEQ3 Furniture

Custom Furniture that is Just Right for You

EQ3 Furniture

EQ3, established by Peter Tielmann in 2001, grew out of Palliser Furniture Upholstery Ltd., Canada’s largest residential furniture manufacturer and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. EQ3 is a vertically-integrated company that designs, manufactures, and sells furniture in its fourteen branded retail stores in Canada and the U.S. and on line in both Canada and the U.S.

Think Orange — Think Success!Orange County, VA

Think Orange — Think Success!

Orange County, VA

Business owners and investors in Orange County, Virginia truly have it all. They benefit from a business-friendly climate, a skilled workforce, low tax rates, excellent transportation links, and a strategic location offering easy access to major cities, airports, ports, higher education facilities, and business and consumer markets. It’s no wonder Phil Geer, Director of Economic Development for the county, is saying everyone should ‘Think Orange’.

Where Downtown is your City’s Living RoomCity of Bellflower, CA

Where Downtown is your City’s Living Room

City of Bellflower, CA

Bellflower, California combines a business-friendly atmosphere with a family-friendly one. Centrally located in southeast Los Angeles County, the 6.1-square-mile city with a population of 78,106 – as of 2015 – is close to the ports and airports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, with easy access to three freeways. A future light rail transit system will travel through Downtown Bellflower, connecting southeast Los Angeles County to Downtown Los Angeles.

Take the High RoadStrait Crossing Bridge Limited

Take the High Road

Strait Crossing Bridge Limited

A marvel of Canadian engineering, the 12.9 km (8-mile) Confederation Bridge, linking Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick across the Northumberland Strait, is the longest bridge in the world crossing ice-covered water. Developed by Strait Crossing Development, Inc. (SCDI) through a private-public partnership, the $1 Billion structure opened in 1997 and is managed by Strait Crossing Bridge Limited (SCBL).

Sheer Beauty, Superior CraftsmanshipAtlantic Windows

Sheer Beauty, Superior Craftsmanship

Atlantic Windows

With the highest Energy Star ratings in Atlantic Canada and as the 2010 Crystal Achievement Award winner, Atlantic Windows in Port Elgin, New Brunswick has emerged from its humble beginnings to become an industry leader, keeping residential customers comfortable year-round, while adding beauty to their homes.

Reshaping the Casual Dining ParadigmThe Story of Bennigan’s and Steak and Ale’s Renaissance

Reshaping the Casual Dining Paradigm

The Story of Bennigan’s and Steak and Ale’s Renaissance

Bennigan’s and Steak and Ale once set the gold standard for casual dining, but when the brands drifted from their original owner’s vision, they faltered. Now, thanks to Paul Mangiamele, who recognized their hidden value and brought his ‘25/8’ work ethic to the table, they’re back and offering exceptional franchise opportunities to meet the growing demand for these revered brands.

Engineering Energy Saving SolutionsThe Brewer-Garrett Company

Engineering Energy Saving Solutions

The Brewer-Garrett Company

Located in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, Brewer-Garrett has over 130 professionals who have the technical expertise to design and deploy energy conservation projects with the potential to save customers millions of dollars, through performance-guaranteed solutions, while making a positive environmental impact through greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

Steam Powering Industry across America and BeyondJohnston Boiler Company

Steam Powering Industry across America and Beyond

Johnston Boiler Company

Since its founding in 1864 in Ferrysburg, Michigan, Johnston Boiler Company, a pioneer of the Scotch Marine boiler system has been the unsung hero of the industry, providing steam power to such diverse industries as Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, food processing plants, utilities and distilleries. Customers looking for reliability, efficiency, longevity, and low emissions, along with a customized approach, can find all this and more at Johnston.



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