March 2020

Sales Leads are a Snap with the Wingmate App

Sales Leads are a Snap with the Wingmate App

Wingmate

Picture this: virtually everyone in your business is a new business prospector, providing hundreds of new sales leads every month. You’ve got a system to capture and qualify those leads, and a reward program designed to keep the sales funnel full.

A Multi-Generational Tradition

A Multi-Generational Tradition

Minerva Dairy

When one thinks of the history of small family farms in the United States, one imagines hardworking family members committed to a particular way of life as much as making a living. Most Americans view family farms as being central to an identity rich in heritage and tradition. And although modern farming technologies may have overtaken older ways of doing things, there is one dairy farm in Ohio that holds true to its traditional roots. Minerva Dairy, entering into its sixth generation of being family-owned-and-managed, takes pride in producing quality butter and cheese.

Enduring, Evolving, Efficient

Enduring, Evolving, Efficient

Pik-Nik Foods Offers New Snacks to Consumers Worldwide

Since 1939, Pik-Nik Foods has produced quality snack foods for the U.S. and the world. But there was a renaissance when its parent company, Tri Valley Growers, filed for bankruptcy in 2000, and a new team took over Pik-Nik.

From a Forge to a Vocational Vehicle Suspension and Steering Powerhouse

From a Forge to a Vocational Vehicle Suspension and Steering Powerhouse

Simard Suspensions

Simard Suspensions designs, manufactures, and installs front and rear suspensions and steering systems for vocational trucks. The Quebec-based firm has a new assembly plant, a popular patented front tandem suspension system, and a culture of innovation. The company also does truck conversions and offers a cutting-edge line of modified vocational vehicles for off-road work.

New Markets and Machinery Take Center Stage for this Prominent Packaging Company

New Markets and Machinery Take Center Stage for this Prominent Packaging Company

Kaufman Container

Kaufman Container has been a leader in the packaging industry for over 100 years, yet they continue to find new and innovative ways to evolve as a company. They have adopted new markets, invested in new state-of-the-art decorating equipment and have put an emphasis on sustainability. In other words, a lot has changed since Business in Focus last profiled Kaufman Container in 2016.

35 Years of Excellence – and Counting

35 Years of Excellence – and Counting

Fiduciary Real Estate Development

Fiduciary Real Estate Development, Inc. (FRED) is a property management, leasing, construction, and development company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that has steadily built a successful business based on quality. Now the firm has taken an even larger step forward…

A Rising Powerhouse

A Rising Powerhouse

City of Sun Prairie, WI

Ten miles outside Wisconsin’s capital of Madison, the rising city of Sun Prairie enjoyed steady growth for many decades, but remarkable growth recently. With so much in its favor, this dynamic city is rapidly attracting significant business investment.

California Dreaming, the Upland Way

California Dreaming, the Upland Way

City of Upland, CA

The City of Upland is nestled in the foothills of California’s ruggedly beautiful San Bernardino County. The city is renowned for countless reasons – whether it is the surrounding natural beauty of witnessing Mt. San Antonio’s snowcapped peaks in the winter, or the appreciation of strolling through a historical neighborhood under a canopy of mature Camphor street trees dotted with rock curbs and picturesque 100-year old Victorians and American Bungalow homes. Perhaps it is when you realize that driving on Historic Route 66, which bifurcates Upland, you are not simply on another road, but actually on a piece of Americana.

Fly Local

Fly Local

Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport

Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport is taking flight. In 2019, the number of passengers leapt nearly ten percent from the previous year. This expansion is particularly noteworthy because it comes on the heels of 2018’s growth, when the number of passengers increased over twelve percent. That’s two years in a row of significant growth – enough to see a pattern forming.

Location, Economy and Quality of Life: This Town Has It All

Location, Economy and Quality of Life: This Town Has It All

Town of Goderich, ON

Flowing along the atmospheric eastern shore of Lake Huron, Goderich, Ontario is a thriving small urban municipality within less than half a day’s proximity to major urban hubs such as Kitchener-Waterloo, London, the GTA, and the U.S. border. Its beauty, economic stability and progressive business practices act as a magnet to attract residents of all ages, tourists, small and medium entrepreneurship, and long-standing partnerships to its prospering economy.

A Small Community Flourishing as Ottawa’s Neighbour

A Small Community Flourishing as Ottawa’s Neighbour

City of Clarence-Rockland, ON

The City of Clarence-Rockland is located on the Ottawa River, only thirty-five kilometres to the east of the country’s capital, and is considered part of Canada’s National Capital Region. The fully bilingual city was formed by amalgamating the Town of Rockland and Clarence Township under the Harris government in 1998.

Need for Speed

Need for Speed

The New Normal of Telecom Technology

As today’s telecom technology is evolving from faxes and flip-phones on its way to lightning-fast 5G networks, the Internet of Things, and real-time technology, telecom providers are racing to keep up with the latest innovations to meet consumer demand.

Founded on Customer Service

Founded on Customer Service

WOW! mobile boutique™

When I caught up with Michael Cioffi, Director of People and Culture for WOW! mobile boutique™, he had just touched down in Cancun to set up a work retreat to reward the company’s most dedicated employees. “We are recognizing our top 50 associates across the country, taking them to an all-inclusive resort, wining and dining them, and thanking them for their contribution,” he said.

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