2021

Promise and Potential: Filling the Gaps in Cell and Gene Therapy

Promise and Potential: Filling the Gaps in Cell and Gene Therapy

CCRM

Established 10 years ago to leverage scientific strengths in regenerative medicine in Canada, CCRM continues to assert Canadian leadership in the life sciences. With a particular focus on the promise of cell and gene therapy, the organization’s goal is to not only treat symptoms of diseases, but to cure them.

The Future of Bakery Automation

The Future of Bakery Automation

ABI LTD

ABI LTD, of Richmond Hill, Ontario, has emerged as a global leader in the manufacture and integration of automated baking equipment. The company makes it its mission “to empower every bakery to maximize their potential. We do this by being a technology and equipment partner.”

New Products, New Partnerships

New Products, New Partnerships

Kewaunee Scientific Corporation

The Kewaunee Scientific Corporation story began in 1906 when a small group of investors came together to create a manufacturing company to deliver a top-notch line of laboratory furniture and accessories. Previously, the United States sourced almost all of its laboratory equipment from Europe, Germany in particular. Kewaunee stepped in at an ideal time to fill the domestic gap.

Prosperity through Connectivity

Prosperity through Connectivity

Belmont County Port Authority

In 2017, we reported on how beautiful Belmont County, Ohio, took action to create a booming economy. Abundant in opportunity and with a strong labor force, the community is now ready to further develop.

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Sweetwater County EDC

Sweetwater County is bustling with activity. Home to major mining and industrial development projects, the Wyoming community is moving forward to embrace new economic opportunities. After profiling Sweetwater County in 2019, Business in Focus checked back in to hear the latest on a range of projects.

A Proud Manufacturing Heritage

A Proud Manufacturing Heritage

Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance

For decades, Michigan has been the backbone of America’s manufacturing industry, and nowhere is this more evident than in Dickinson County. With manufacturing as one of the county’s leading sectors, many companies long ago established themselves in Dickinson and remain in the area to this day, building on generations of tradition and experience.

Putting People First

Putting People First

WOW! Mobile Boutique

WOW! Mobile Boutique has made a mark on the industry with its customer-centric service that emphasizes fair, honest advice. The cell phone and tablet provider’s kiosks have become a fixture in malls throughout Canada, and the brand’s popularity continues to grow. After featuring WOW! Mobile Boutique in March 2020, Business in Focus caught back up with the retailer to learn the latest news.

Building a Future Where Everyone Belongs

Building a Future Where Everyone Belongs

BOWEN Group, a division of Agilus

Success in the highly competitive staffing and recruiting industry requires more than matching jobs with candidates or managing contract workers. This is where BOWEN Group’s team of dedicated employees differentiate themselves—they strive to support and grow diversity and belonging in every facet of business.

Saving Money and the Environment by Restoring Damaged Electronics

Saving Money and the Environment by Restoring Damaged Electronics

AREPA

It is a common nightmare for anyone who owns a manufacturing or industrial plant that a disaster—natural or otherwise—strikes their facility, damaging specialized technical equipment. The inclination, in such situations, is to throw out any damaged electronics and buy replacements. If a company wants to save time and money, however, they could contact disaster recovery experts AREPA instead.

Enhanced Safety, Performance and Productivity

Enhanced Safety, Performance and Productivity

Telematics Solutions for Smarter Trucking

In decades past, long-distance commercial truckers faced limited options when it came to communicating with fleet operations managers. Once they hit the highway, truck drivers could radio in their location, mileage, and other performance indicators—provided they had a radio and clear reception. Beyond reports from the driver, there was no way an operations manager could monitor real-time truck performance while back in the office.

Technology Trends and Optimization

Technology Trends and Optimization

The Future of Supply Chains

“The Times They Are A-Changin’” wrote Bob Dylan in his classic song in the ‘60s. The intent and purpose of this song can be perceived as a lyrical message about the consistent need for change as world events and situations dictate. But perhaps more important is the inevitable response to change that determines the success or failure of a call to action.

Workforce Reset

Workforce Reset

Chasing Talent in a Vibrant New Economy

What happens when growing demand meets shrinking workforce? This has been the reality for a number of sectors, including manufacturing – even in a pandemic. With the workforce largely approaching retirement, employers are under real pressure to find skilled workers in the face of unrelenting product demand.

Family Companies

Family Companies

Planning for Succession – and Success

Business in Focus has profiled hundreds of companies, from mom-and-pops to multinationals, and we’ve reported on every imaginable strategy and tactic for survival and success. But there’s little that throws up thorny boardroom problems like the managing of successful succession.

Tampa Bay Treasure

Tampa Bay Treasure

City of Largo, FL

The City of Largo enjoys a prime location nestled between the sunny shores of Florida’s Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. “We are located close to a lot of great things,” says Mayor Woody Brown. From water sports, fishing, nature preserves, and amusement parks to museums, NFL football, and aquariums, the surrounding area has it all.

The City that Rises Above the Rest

The City that Rises Above the Rest

City of Sunrise, FL

From its ease of access to its corporate parks, ongoing investment, and well-managed local government, the City of Sunrise represents the best Florida has to offer. Situated in central-western Broward County – one of the three counties comprising the Miami metropolitan area – Sunrise is a hub for major employers like American Express, Chetu HQ, AT&T, Amazon and Comcast to name just a few. It’s home to many national and global headquarters, along with retail, office and manufacturing businesses in tech, medicine, logistics and other areas.

Everything’s Better in Brockton

Everything’s Better in Brockton

City of Brockton, MA

At first glance, the City of Brockton looks much like one of many leafy, green cities in the American northeast that are shaking out their feathers after the stresses of COVID-19. But, since meeting with three of its inspiring leaders, I am stuck on the theme song from the 1980s box office sensation, Rocky Balboa’s Eye of the Tiger – and the rich texture that this homespun community of almost 106,000 residents has created for itself – despite the global hardships of recent years.

Expert Fleet Branding Like No Other

Expert Fleet Branding Like No Other

Turbo Images

Turbo Images is one of North America’s largest graphics specialists, and its innovative work gives flight to some of the continent’s biggest brand names. As an industry leader in solvent-free printed fleet graphics, the company keeps brands like Coca-Cola, Walmart, Pepsi, and many other fortune 500 companies looking fresh while in transit.

Still Making History

Still Making History

City of Salem, MA

Salem, Massachusetts has earned the tagline ‘Still Making History.’ “We are rooted in history,” says Director of Planning and Community Development Tom Daniel. Founded in 1626, Salem is best known for the infamous witch trials of 1692, which still captivate the public and draw tourists to the community three centuries later.

Growth and Prosperity by Design

Growth and Prosperity by Design

Chisago County, MN

In Chisago County, Minnesota growth and development is done by design, and thanks to a countywide strategy, great efforts are being taken to collectively leverage the strengths and the growth potential of its cities, townships, and school districts to make the area a vibrant, prosperous, overall great place to be.

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