February 2016

2016 | February 2016 | In FocusSound SolutionsValcoustics Canada Ltd.

2016 | February 2016 | In Focus

Sound Solutions

Valcoustics Canada Ltd.

In the field of construction, proper acoustic design is just as important as the foundation upon which the structure rests. For over sixty years, the team at Valcoustics Canada Ltd. has provided professional acoustical engineering consulting services to builders, developers, planners, architects, governments, the legal profession and many others.

2016 | February 2016 | In FocusBuilding Value with ValuesWatson-Forsberg

2016 | February 2016 | In Focus

Building Value with Values


Since the 1940s, Minnesota general contractor Watson-Forsberg has established a strong reputation for project success and a commitment to a better future while operating on budget, on time and in compliance with regulatory and client expectations. Known as a contractor with a focus on quality, safety, sustainability and integrity, Watson-Forsberg has created a legacy in the markets and communities in which it serves.

2016 | February 2016 | In FocusThe Landscape of ArchitectureMG McGrath

2016 | February 2016 | In Focus

The Landscape of Architecture

MG McGrath

MG McGrath fabricates and installs architectural surfaces on some of the most distinctive new industrial and commercial buildings. Its unique exteriors and architectural sheet metal can be seen on some of the most recognizable buildings in the Twin Cities. Business in Focus spoke with MG McGrath President Mike P. McGrath of this Maplewood, Minnesota-based company.

2016 | Associations | February 2016 | In FocusWorking to Build a Better MinnesotaAssociated General Contractors (AGC) of Minnesota

2016 | Associations | February 2016 | In Focus

Working to Build a Better Minnesota

Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Minnesota

Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Minnesota is the voice of Minnesota’s construction industry. “We try to promote the construction industry in any way we can,” says AGC of Minnesota CEO Dave Semerad. “We try to make Minnesota a good business environment for contractors. Our members are committed to improving the industry and their communities.”

2016 | February 2016 | In FocusConnected, Community-driven DesignLANDinc

2016 | February 2016 | In Focus

Connected, Community-driven Design


As an industry leading, multi-disciplinary environmental planning, integrated landscape architecture, and design firm, LANDinc has grown significantly since its inception. The firm began as a small landscape architecture practice in 1999, launched by Patrick Morello, and has evolved into a progressive, highly innovative firm with a comprehensive portfolio and diverse project experience.

2016 | February 2016 | In FocusNot Just a Family Business, a Family LifestyleBenchmark Developments

2016 | February 2016 | In Focus

Not Just a Family Business, a Family Lifestyle

Benchmark Developments

In the past thirty years, Benchmark Developments has grown from one to ten employees, with a team of others in construction and building maintenance. Together, this group of companies owns and manages numerous residential units, several residential subdivisions and thousands of square feet of commercial space throughout Nova Scotia, serving as both a tight-knit family and a good steward of positive community development.

2016 | February 2016 | In FocusMaking HistoryCannabis City

2016 | February 2016 | In Focus

Making History

Cannabis City

Opening on July 8, 2014, Seattle-based Cannabis City made history when it became the first outlet to sell marijuana products legally in Washington State. For the hundreds of customers who lined up down the street and around the block to be among the first to purchase flowers, concentrates, edibles, pre-rolls and other items, the excitement was palpable. For Cannabis City’s owner James Lathrop, it was the culmination of many years of hard work.

2016 | February 2016 | In FocusCultivating QualityEuflora Cannabis Dispensary

2016 | February 2016 | In Focus

Cultivating Quality

Euflora Cannabis Dispensary

Colorado Amendment 64 allows recreational marijuana use for adults over twenty-one and the legal cultivation, manufacture and sale of cannabis products. Embracing the new legislation are innovative businesses like Euflora Cannabis Dispensary, which offers a vast array of products and staff who provide comprehensive information. We spoke with its owner, Jamie Perino, to learn more.


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