Ingenious integrated marketing agency Ignition Creative uses multiple platforms to take storytelling to a new level. The company develops campaigns that are designed to engage audiences, in media-driven storytelling experiences like no other.
Altom TransportA Family Business Delivers Up Chemicals and Excellent Service
Altom Transport is a family-run firm with a well-deserved reputation for top-of-the-line equipment, excellent service and a superlative safety culture. Launched in the 1970s, but with roots going back to 1948, the company is a specialized carrier of petroleum and chemical products.
Focus Investment AdvisorsWhere Focus on the Client is Second-to-none
Established in 2011 by Marcelo Castro Alves, Focus Investment Advisors is an independent investment advisory firm located in Miami, Florida. The client-centric, highly transparent, flexible and results-oriented company offers clients personalized services and investment portfolios, facilitated by an expansive network and vast industry knowledge and expertise.
Aaron EnterprisesBuilding a Business with Underground ‘Trenchless Technology’
Aaron Enterprises of York, Pennsylvania specializes in ‘trenchless technology’—constructing underground lines and tunnels without cutting a huge open trench on the earth’s surface. This construction firm celebrated its fortieth anniversary in 2016, confident for the future and eager to refine its specialty operations.
Delta Railroad ConstructionQuality Service with Personal Integrity
Delta Railroad Construction hails from Ashtabula, Ohio and has been family-run for four generations. This industry is as old school as it gets. That means it is tough to find the right people for the strenuous work that we just don’t seem accustomed to anymore, according to Vice President Rick Ryel. We also spoke with President Larry Laurello about a big job just completed in Toronto, which was its first bit of international work.
Barton & LoguidiceThe Experience to Listen and the Power to Solve
For the past fifty-five years, private companies and municipalities throughout the northeast United States have come to trust the Barton & Loguidice name for its engineering expertise and communication driven approach for developing projects that fully meet their clients’ needs and goals while maximizing funding opportunities. This, in part, led to the firm being selected as a recipient of the 6th Annual Premier Award for Client Satisfaction for 2015 based on feedback that B&L clients shared with PSMJ Resources and Client Feedback Tool.
Air Lift CompanyGrowing Successfully
Air Lift has been developing market-leading suspension products since 1949. After landing its first patent for an original product in 1950, Air Lift continued to innovate offerings and the company grew steadily over the decades. Today, Air Lift’s products are engineered to fit more than 540 different vehicles and are sold all around the globe.
LED Displays by Adaptive Micro SystemsToday’s Signs for the times
This is our second feature on Adaptive Micro Systems. When speaking with the company two years ago, we talked about its pioneering efforts in LED indoor and outdoor displays, the industry boom in the nineties and the difficulties in 2009-10 which almost crippled the company. The growth of the company had been initially linked to the LED indoor display market, but in 2000, it ventured into the outdoor market before investing heavily in developing electronic billboards. The last two years have been good to Adaptive Micro Systems, and new product lines have been – and will continue to be – developed. We spoke with President Dennis Thums to find out more.
Anamet ElectricalUnparalleled Quality and Durability
For a company to stay in business, it takes dedication, drive and vision. For a company to remain successful year after year, takes a great deal more. Anamet Electrical, Inc. traces its roots back over a century and remains a force in the worldwide manufacture and supply of SEALTITE® flexible wiring conduit. It is founded on a tradition of quality products, timely delivery and customer service that is second to none.
Fairfield UniversityEducating the Whole Person
As a Jesuit institution, Fairfield University focuses on educating the whole person, a concept known as cura personalis. “It is developing the whole student—mind, body, and spirit – and valuing academic excellence and service to others, especially poor and socially marginalized people,” explains Dr. Lynn Babington, Provost/SVP for Academic Affairs. “[We are] really helping young men and women discover who they are and who they could be.”
Clarendon County, SCRural America Never Looked so Good
Clarendon County is located in rural South Carolina, an hour from Charleston. The county offers a multitude of services, amenities and opportunities for businesses, residents and visitors. It is strategically positioned and rich in assets, and the Clarendon County Development Board is working diligently to market these for the benefit of the community at large.
Marion County EDCA Rural Renaissance
Marion County, South Carolina, is a rural community located less than an hour from the vacation mecca of Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand. Interstate 95 and several major highways run alongside the community, providing easy access to the surrounding region—and whisking as many as 16 million tourists through Marion County each summer on their way to the beach.
Watauga County Office of Economic DevelopmentA Place to Live, a Place to Grow
A favorite year-round travel destination for locals and tourists alike, Watauga County is a jewel in North Carolina’s crown. With its breathtaking mountain scenery, rich forests, rolling rivers and cool temperatures, the area is popular during the summer season; in the winter months, it provides an ideal setting for skiers, snowboarders and hikers.
Kershaw County, SCBig Manufacturing Opportunities in a Thriving County
Kershaw County in South Carolina is a thriving community “with a very large manufacturing base,” says Peggy McLean, director of economic development for the Kershaw County Economic Development Office (KCEDO). Located in the Midlands region of South Carolina near Columbia, the state’s capital, Kershaw County is rich in history and industry. According to McLean, the county has a “manufacturing attitude” and a vivacious community spirit that appeals to new businesses and residents alike.
Village of Carpentersville, ILA Community Rising Together
Carpentersville is a village in Kane County, Illinois with a population of about 38,000. The village has diverse economic development opportunities with some light manufacturing and a great deal of industry. Business in Focus spoke with Village President Ed Ritter and its Economic Development Director Patrick Burke to find out more.
Town of Windsor, COWhere Business and Community Thrive
The Town of Windsor, Colorado is a community that is increasingly becoming known for its business-friendly environment and its outstanding quality of life. The town’s leadership is ensuring that the rapidly developing town maintains its unique sense of community despite its growth.
All roads lead to Fontana, and the city is open for business. Located in the Inland Empire, location is only one of its many assets. In addition, the city benefits from collaborative, forward-thinking leadership with a clear and united vision for the future.
Pocono Mountains Economic Development CorporationPoking Around the Poconos
Commonly referred to as the Poconos, this mountain range lies in northeastern Pennsylvania. The wooded hills and valleys have long been a popular vacation destination lined with hotels and filled with a plethora of recreational opportunities. It is an area that sells itself, but the economic development organization is keen to continue as responsible stewards of the land with a goal to bring in more business without compromising its pristine nature and area.
Brenham Economic Development FoundationBusiness Thrives in Central Texas
Located in the heart of Texas, the city of Brenham is scenic and historic, a beautiful place to live and work. Brenham is home to many thriving businesses. The city’s convenient location, skilled workforce, and commitment to local businesses make it a great place to invest.
Eurasian MineralsValue Generation and a Passion for Discovery
Eurasian Minerals has over 1.5 million acres around the world dedicated to over seventy projects. Its success is borne out of a passion for exploration and discovery which has generated value. This passion has been incorporated into the company’s business model to maximize shareholder value through royalties and mineral rights.
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