August 2018

Boutique Experiences in the Heart of NYC

Boutique Experiences in the Heart of NYC

Hotel Henri

Hotel Henri – part of the Wyndham Hotel chain – is a recent addition to the New York landscape, but it has already cemented itself in the heart of one of the world’s most bustling business havens, New York City.
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Though the building itself is into its tenth year, the Hotel Henri name is a bit newer. The building was originally opened as a Wyndham Garden hotel in 2008. However, the previous company that owned it went into bankruptcy, which allowed Fortuna Realty Group to purchase the building and property in 2016. It was then refurbished in the first quarter of 2017 and re-opened as Hotel Henri soon after. Its sister hotels, Hotel Hugo and Hotel Hayden, are also owned by Fortuna.

Building a Patient-Centered Skincare Practice

Building a Patient-Centered Skincare Practice

Water’s Edge Dermatology

At Water’s Edge Dermatology (WEderm), a broad-based general dermatology practice in Florida, highly-trained dermatologists work with a team of health professionals to provide the best quality medical care and patient experience. Service lines include general medical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment, medical and cosmetic vein care, and plastic surgery. WEderm also has a board-certified radiation oncologist on staff for difficult-to-treat skin cancers, which is not typical for most dermatology practices.
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The practice was founded July 1st, 1998 by Dr. Ted Schiff, who is double-board-certified in both dermatology and dermatopathology. Dr. Schiff started with only one other employee, a nurse (still with the practice, now a Nurse Practitioner) named Sharon Barrineau. That first WEderm office was located in Okeechobee, Florida, a small rural town in the center of the state.

Hand Hygiene Solutions that Save Lives Globally

Hand Hygiene Solutions that Save Lives Globally

OPHARDT Hygiene

When was the last time you sang happy birthday – twice? This is how long it takes to wash one’s hands properly. In a world where antibiotic resistance is on the rise and 80 percent of infections and illnesses are spread through hands, it is undeniably disconcerting to consider that some hospital staff do not follow strict hand hygiene procedures that prevent the spread of infectious diseases and superbugs.
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Lucky for us, OpHardt Hygiene is here. To minimize the need for antibiotics, this global leader in hand hygiene dispensing systems has developed robust training and tracking technology that monitors the hand hygiene history of individual, touch-free cleansing stations in hospitals and other medical environments. OpHardt’s replica hospital training facility in Germany, for example, teaches medical staff how to operate its equipment, giving them real-life experience on how it all works before new devices are installed in their hospitals.

A Bright Future Based on Treating Bones, Joints and Muscles

A Bright Future Based on Treating Bones, Joints and Muscles

KSF Orthopaedic Center, P.A.

KSF Orthopaedic Center, P.A. is a highly-regarded, Texas-based network of medical facilities. As the center’s name suggests, the emphasis at KSF is on treating ailing hips, knees, hands, feet, ankles, elbows, spines, necks, and other body parts requiring orthopaedic care. KSF also counts sports medicine as a major area of expertise.
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Ashesh Chokshi, the new Chief Executive Officer of the Houston-headquartered company, explains that KSF has a lot of services to offer. “We offer physical therapy, occupational therapy, and hand therapy. We offer MRI; we offer X-ray; we offer surgery. We’re a surgical practice. We have our own MRI machines. We have all these in-house services to better serve our patients. We want to ensure that we areable to provide all the nesscessary services together to help patients manage their time.”

Extracting Value in a Budding Industry

Extracting Value in a Budding Industry

Advanced Extraction Systems Inc. (AESI)

Canadian engineering company Advanced Extraction Systems Inc. (AESI) designs and engineers modular industrial extraction systems for the cannabis and hemp industries. This Prince Edward Island-based firm was founded in 2015 and ships its automated cGMP certified supercritical extraction systems throughout Canada and expanding markets around the world.
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Before the war on drugs, cannabis and cannabis oil were used for millennia and hailed for their medicinal value. When looking specifically at cannabis oil, there are a number of claimed health effects. These include stress and anxiety relief, asthma symptom reduction, pain relief, skin protection, hair and ocular health increases and seizure frequency and severity lessening. Some even claim that it has anti-cancer effects.

When Going BIG is Going Better

When Going BIG is Going Better

Business Information Group Incorporated (BIG)

It is not often during the discussion of the construction industry that information technology (IT) solutions are incorporated into the same conversation. But there has been a shift in recent years in which these two subjects come together in any discussion focused on more effective communication and project management, productive collaboration, and the real-time information sharing that is essential in every aspect of construction projects.
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The use of information technology in the construction industry has more than doubled according to a 2014 construction technology report released by JBKnowledge – a technology solutions provider to construction and insurance companies worldwide – in conjunction with Texas A&M University’s Construction Science Department, and the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).

Taking Event Planning to the Next Level

Taking Event Planning to the Next Level

Aventri

Aventri, formerly Etouches, is an event planning and management platform that provides access to a wide range of integrated software tools that can simplify the process of managing an event and increase the return on the event planner’s investment.
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Aventri grew out of what began as an event management services company. Established by event planners in 1998, the company quickly expanded beyond the role of a simple service provider into an innovative technology company. Its mission was to develop a software platform that would contain the best event management tools on the market. It became a subscription service called Etouches, a comprehensive event management system designed for event planners by event planners.

Craft Coffee. Craft Experience.

Craft Coffee. Craft Experience.

Tradecraft Outfitters

Coffee, which only few know is a fruit, was first discovered in Ethiopia around 800AD, though it wasn’t until the mid-1600s when it made its way to the United States where today, over 80 percent of adults drink it in its brewed form, making the country the world’s largest consumer of the beverage.
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Coffee is one of the most traded commodities on Earth, and Tradecraft Outfitters has found a way to elevate the overall café experience by bringing carefully selected products and an astute attention to detail to the market. The company has nailed down the who, what, where, when, why and how of craft coffee and specialty tea products to create successful cafés and satisfied patrons.

A Unique Combination of Family and Flavor

A Unique Combination of Family and Flavor

Home Run Inn

Home Run Inn is a family-owned and operated business specializing in pizza. Using the same original family recipe it’s been using for over 70 years, its fresh pizza is presently served at nine pizzeria locations in Chicago, while its frozen pizza line is available in over 40 states nationwide. Home Run Inn is dedicated to its customers and focused on always producing a quality and flavorful pizza.
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Home Run Inn was established in 1923, when immigrants from Bari, Italy, Mary and Vincent Grittani, opened a small tavern on Chicago’s South Side. “There was a neighborhood park across the street from the tavern, and when kids hit home run baseballs, they would come across the street and hit our tavern. That is how the name Home Run Inn came about,” says Gina Bolger, Senior VP of Branding and great granddaughter to the Grittanis.

The NEW B.I Foods is MUCH MORE than the Roast Beef it is Known for

Back in November of 2017, I had the privilege of speaking with Beef International President Kevin Ingraldi and Vice President of Sales and Marketing Tom McMillen III about its customized meat products that cater to various interests in the restaurant world. At the time, the specialty meat company was undergoing a five-year reconstruction plan and...

The Future is Now

The Future is Now

The Benefits of Artificial Intelligence

Robotics is booming globally for many reasons. It was widely introduced to the United States back in the 1960s for manufacturing, but today’s versions play a critical role in areas from assembly to logistics, the control and flow of goods and materials through a manufacturing process or organization. As an increasing number of tasks – such as warehousing – are automated, human employees are free to perform other tasks.
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Considering the vast array of goods manufactured in Asia, it comes as no surprise that China is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. It is second only to India and is projected to grow by 5.8 percent this year. China is led by companies such as Alibaba Group Holding Limited, named after the character from the Middle Eastern folk tales compiled in One Thousand and One Nights.

Precision Medical Manufacturing

Precision Medical Manufacturing

Precision Edge

Medical practitioners around the world would not be able to successfully perform procedures and provide a satisfactory level of care to their patients if they lacked the necessary tools and resources to do so. And many of those tools, chiefly surgical cutting tools and instruments for orthopedic procedures, would not be possible without Precision Edge.
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Precision Edge is contract manufacturer of surgical tools and accessories for the orthopedic, ear, nose and throat, neurology, podiatry, arthroscopy and plastic surgery disciplines. While the majority of its customers are domestic, the company also has an international presence.

The Future of Fluid Machinery

The Future of Fluid Machinery

Fluid Equipment Development Company (FEDCO)

Fluid Equipment Development Company (FEDCO) designs and manufactures fluid machinery for reverse osmosis desalination of brackish and sea water.
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The company was established in 1997 by a hydraulic engineer named Eli Oklejas. Prior to the founding of FEDCO, Oklejas worked as head designer in the research and development department at Union Pump Company. While researching energy recovery devices for reverse osmosis equipment he had the idea for the technology that would be the foundation of his future entrepreneurial endeavors.

Better Production Today for a Brighter Future Tomorrow

Better Production Today for a Brighter Future Tomorrow

Acquire Automation

A pioneer in manufacturing and packaging technology and solutions, Acquire Automation ensures brand protection for its clients. Based out of Fishers, Indiana, the company’s team of passionate and experienced staff takes pride in engineering specialized manufacturing and packaging vision solutions.
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In its 30,000 square foot facility, the staff work together to come up with solutions for a variety of industries including consumer goods, food and beverage, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and more.

Goods in Motion

Goods in Motion

Big Players and Big Issues in Third and Fourth-Party Logistics

Logistics is all about managing the movement and storage of goods from “the point of origin to the point of consumption for the purpose of conforming to customer requirements. This definition includes inbound, outbound, internal, and external movements,” explains the Lombard, Illinois-based Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).
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More specifically, logistics entails moving raw materials and parts from suppliers to manufacturing companies, then moving finished goods from manufacturers to distributors and retail clients. The scale of such operations is gargantuan. According to The Annual State of Logistics Report released by the CSCMP this June, business-related logistics costs in the United States stood at a whopping $1.149 trillion last year.

Ninety Years of Service

Ninety Years of Service

Cutter Aviation

Professionalism, convenience, and the utmost attention to detail are just some of the reasons clients keep coming back to Cutter Aviation. This prominent general and business aviation service provider for the Southwestern United States is celebrating its ninetieth anniversary this year.
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As a leader in the aviation business, Cutter is proud to provide fixed-base operator (FBO) locations and services for private, general, and business customers. From professional, factory-trained aircraft maintenance to on-demand charter services offered through the company’s fleet of jet and turboprop planes, new and pre-owned aircraft sales, aircraft management and more, the Cutter name is well-known and respected in the aviation industry.

Running like a Well-Oiled Machine

Running like a Well-Oiled Machine

Renkert Oil

The cogs of our modern world are lubricated with ancient mineral oils – and by that, I don’t mean fuel. Petroleum refiners produce varying grades of mineral oil for use in just about everything on the planet. Therefore, when it comes to quality, you know you’re onto a good thing when your competitors’ staff join your team because your product outperforms everything else on the market and nobody can work out the secret.
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Renkert Oil may be small, but it is as agile as it is consistent. Supplying multi-national companies worldwide with standard specifications, Renkert’s team of highly qualified experts supports its wide array of customers with creative applications for mineral oils.

Innovation since 1941

Innovation since 1941

Sewer Equipment

Since 1941, Sewer Equipment has made its way to the forefront of the municipal and contractor sewer cleaning markets. It has established a presence in industrial, plumbing, government, and international sectors through superior design and manufacture of sewer cleaning and vacuum excavation equipment.
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Customers rely on Sewer Equipment for new and pre-owned equipment, parts, and accessories. It offers equipment sales, rentals, rent-to-own agreements, and other financing options.

Relevant, Focused, and Committed

Relevant, Focused, and Committed

AIT Worldwide Logistics

AIT Worldwide Logistics is a full-service transportation management provider that is responsive to customer needs, focused on staying relevant to changing markets, and respectful of its workforce. As the firm’s name suggests, it has customers around the globe and continental headquarters in Chicago, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam.
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AIT handles a wide variety of supply chain solutions, including domestic ground distribution, transpacific imports via ocean and air, exports, and customs brokerage. The company also provides services for strategic sectors requiring special handling and processes such as residential deliveries of consumer goods and retail logistics solutions.

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