July 2019

Serving up 90 Years of Smiles

Serving up 90 Years of Smiles

Schoep’s Ice Cream

When you think of the business of ice cream, you cannot help but think of happiness. It is no wonder then that three generations of Thomsens have spent over ninety years making Schoep’s Ice Cream Company Inc. not only one of the largest independent ice cream manufacturers in Wisconsin but the United States as well.

Delivering Freshness Every Day

Delivering Freshness Every Day

Keany Produce and Gourmet

Established in 1978, Keany Produce and Gourmet is a family-owned produce distributor. Whether it transports fruit, dairy, or vegetables, the utmost care and professionalism go into every effort. The company, celebrating its fortieth anniversary, has recently undergone a warehouse expansion, and is currently experiencing phenomenal growth. We spoke with Social Media and Marketing Coordinator Cassidy Williams.

From Cotton Fields to Desert Gem

From Cotton Fields to Desert Gem

Wigwam Arizona

A hundred years ago, the Wigwam in Arizona was an exclusive getaway for high-powered executives. Now it’s one of the state’s largest tourist resorts and a golfers’ delight.

Welcoming Business Investors

Welcoming Business Investors

Williston Economic Development

The excitement in Williston is palpable. New infrastructure is going in at last, and long-term business development has found a lucrative niche in this bustling city. In fact, Williston has done such a great job of navigating its boom-time growth that it has become a recognized role model for other cities facing similar situations.

Not Just Surviving, but Thriving

Not Just Surviving, but Thriving

Wharton Economic Development Corporation

Emerging from a battering by Hurricane Harvey two years ago, Wharton, Texas has embarked on a remarkable upward trajectory. As Business in Focus noted in a profile in 2018, community spirit has triumphed over adversity.

Vital Downtown Growth and Development

Vital Downtown Growth and Development

City of East Lansing, MI

Known for its proximity to Michigan State University (MSU), the city of East Lansing is not your typical university community. MSU, located in East Lansing, is a particularly large school with more than 50,000 students, and it boasts the second-highest number of on-campus housing units in the country. Whereas most university cities provide the majority of student housing in the surrounding local area, the 16,500 campus housing units are an unusual and beneficial element of the community.

Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Sustainability and Social Responsibility

The International Economic Development Council

Considered by many economists to be the worst downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2008 actually started a few years earlier, during the then-booming housing market in the United States, when subprime lending was recklessly given by banks to borrowers with poor credit ratings.

You Can’t Resist Its Charms

You Can’t Resist Its Charms

Waushara County, WI

Located a perfect distance between the major city centers in Wisconsin, up-and-coming Waushara County is one sweet destination for outdoorsy people looking to escape the city life.

Living and Working in Two Worlds

Living and Working in Two Worlds

Vilas County Economic Development Corporation

Imagine this scenario: After communicating with international clients, you take a break to stretch your legs and walk out to the water – and we are not talking about an office water cooler. We are envisioning crystal clear lake water, surrounded by pine forest where you take a soul-nourishing breath. Refreshed, you head back to your computer to continue developing a software program.

Bouncing Back With Thorough Commercial and Industrial Investment

Bouncing Back With Thorough Commercial and Industrial Investment

City of Janesville, WI

The city of Janesville, on the Rock River, is in south-central Wisconsin, approximately thirteen miles north of the Illinois state border and only thirty-five minutes from Madison, Wisconsin, the state capital. The population of Rock County is close to 180,000, and approximately 65,000 of those people reside in Janesville.

A Great Place to Live, Work and Play

A Great Place to Live, Work and Play

Adams County, WI

Adams County, with an approximate population of 20,000, is a beautiful rural area located in Central Wisconsin, twenty three miles from the distinctive Wisconsin Dells. Clean air and ample bodies of water make it a popular spot for tourists, but it is the quality of life found there that truly makes it so special.

Stress Less, Grow More

Stress Less, Grow More

ShipMonk

ShipMonk provides technology-focused order fulfillment services to small and medium-sized e-commerce companies. With its two state-of-the-art warehousing facilities located in San Bernardino, California and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the company serves customers from coast to coast as well as internationally.

Making a Name for Itself by Making a Difference

Making a Name for Itself by Making a Difference

Davis Cargo

The average American citizen does not really ponder how their purchased goods get to market; for most, that is irrelevant. But the invisible and vital force behind moving goods in any economy is the trucking industry. At least seventy percent of goods moved in the United States reach their destination through trucking companies.

The Most Intelligent Buildings on the Block

The Most Intelligent Buildings on the Block

Popli Design Group

When it comes to public spending, taxpayers are concerned about value for money and rightly so. In a bid to serve its communities to the best of its ability, Rochester, New York-based Popli Design Group offers a lot more than this.

Growing Communities Through Technology

Growing Communities Through Technology

ALLO Communications

Access to the internet has gone from being viewed as a privilege to a human right debated on the national and international stage. Even in North America, many communities lag technologically. ALLO Communications is working to bring the Midwestern United States into the twenty-first century with high-speed internet delivered through cutting-edge fiber optics.

Artistry in Design and a Passion for Service

Artistry in Design and a Passion for Service

Glengate Company

The Glengate Company is the premier landscape, pool, and lifestyle company in New England. It provides its discerning clients with a degree of expertise and quality that is unmatched in the industry and takes the stress out of outdoor living projects including garden and landscape design and installation as well as pool design, build, and renovation, and even year-round property and pool care.

Storage Tanks and the Art of Building Them Better

Storage Tanks and the Art of Building Them Better

Elite Integrity Services

Few people will claim that they have a true passion for storage tanks – and the maintaining, repairing, altering and building of them. The founders of Elite Integrity Services have spent nearly two decades following just that passion.

Power Hungry

Power Hungry

Investing in the Future of Energy Storage

From our homes to our offices, daily energy use is increasing across the board – both for mundane tasks as simple as charging our cell phones to key operations like global corporations backing up massive amounts of sensitive data offsite. The need for safe and readily available power keeps growing, and some predict energy storage will be the next big business.

Improving Oil, Gas and the Environment

Coil Chem, LLC

While some companies in the oil and gas industry are solely in the business of chemical products, Coil Chem is committed to creating full, performance-enhancing solutions that are better and safer for the environment. Under the experienced leadership of industry veteran Jerry Noles, Coil Chem develops innovative, laboratory-tested drill out, frac, and completion chemicals, high volume water treatment products, specialty chemicals, and an exclusive line of SoilChem environmental cleaning solutions.
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Headquartered in Washington, Oklahoma and with four service centre locations, Coil Chem operates interactively through licensed partners, providing clients with a broader reach, and creating a greater market presence in most shale bases in the United States and internationally. Over 75 percent of the company’s operation footprint is currently centered in the U.S. – namely Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico – to support areas with the highest levels of drilling and fracking.

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