July 2015

A Different Way to LearnOxford Learning

A Different Way to Learn

Oxford Learning

For over thirty years, Oxford Learning has been helping to give students of all ages the tools to better process and comprehend the materials they are learning in school. By using cognitive learning techniques, Oxford Learning teaches students how to learn effectively and develop more efficient ways of thinking, concentrating, listening and retaining the information they receive.

Back to the BayChesapeake Bay Candle

Back to the Bay

Chesapeake Bay Candle

Founded in an Annapolis, Maryland home, Chesapeake Bay Candle has enjoyed remarkable growth over its two decades in business, becoming an industry leader carried by retail giants including Target, Kohl’s, Bed Bath & Beyond and Hallmark. “During the last 20 years, we have produced 300 million candles—enough to light up one for each family on this continent!” says co-founder and CEO Mei Xu.

Food that Enhances the Body and MindSunwarrior

Food that Enhances the Body and Mind


Sunwarrior has demonstrated a commitment to making the best plant-based foods and supplements for its customers. The company lives up to its mission to ‘Illuminate Body, Mind, and Planet’ and strives to exemplify those ideals in everything it does – from sourcing the finest ingredients from around the world to growing microgreens in its own facilities.

A Modern Take on an Old World FavoriteKolache Factory

A Modern Take on an Old World Favorite

Kolache Factory

With origins in Central and Eastern Europe, kolaches are pastry rolls that are filled with fruit, or meat and cheese. These snacks have also become popular in the United States over the years, and the Kolache Factory, committed to the authenticity, craftsmanship, and food innovation, offers a modern take on this Old World treat.

On Time, On Budget and On PointRiley Contracting Group

On Time, On Budget and On Point

Riley Contracting Group

Riley Contracting Group began in 1987 under the leadership of Mike Riley. Based in Cary, North Carolina in the heart of Research Triangle Park, the commercial general contractor has established a solid reputation in both North and South Carolina for project quality, its team approach and the timeliness in which it completes projects on budget and to project specification.

A True Texas StarHuser Construction Company Inc.

A True Texas Star

Huser Construction Company Inc.

Based in historic Kerrville, Texas, privately-owned Huser Construction is a highly efficient operation. Using its decades of combined experience and a well-trained staff of about twenty-eight, the company often takes on projects ranging from about $1 million to $10 million in a variety of sectors from multi-family dwellings, healthcare facilities, churches, schools, restaurants and banks to retail, public spaces and restorations of historic properties.

LEEDing CincinnatiHGC Construction

LEEDing Cincinnati

HGC Construction

HGC Construction has been serving Cincinnati since 1931. The company has built commercial and residential structures – as well as relationships – through three generations, becoming a local staple.

Setting the Standard for Reliable ServiceHouseMaster

Setting the Standard for Reliable Service


HouseMaster is a trailblazer. “We were the first company to franchise in the industry and certainly one of the first companies in the industry whatsoever,” says President Kathleen Kuhn. “So many of the things that we needed to develop a strong professional service we had to pioneer.”

Committed to ExcellenceCOP Construction LLC

Committed to Excellence

COP Construction LLC

COP Construction LLC has been delivering a wide range of construction services since 1947. Active across Montana, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming, the Company has offices in Billings, MT, Salt Lake City, UT, and Sheridan, WY, allowing the team to give each geographical area the attention it deserves.

A Strong Culture Drives QualityHill & Wilkinson

A Strong Culture Drives Quality

Hill & Wilkinson

Since 1968, Hill & Wilkinson has evolved. Once a small family business and now a leader in its field, the firm provides a full range of contracting services across multiple sectors, with a particular focus on a service model called “Process-Driven Design and Construction” in which each client’s unique process dictates the specific way the company approaches projects.

Meeting Demanding Industry NeedsAlps Wire Rope Corporation

Meeting Demanding Industry Needs

Alps Wire Rope Corporation

Approaching fifty successful years in business, the Alps Wire Rope Corporation remains firmly committed tomeeting the needs of customers across a range of sectors. The company serves customers from the oil and gas industries to elevator manufacturers, the construction industry, marine, mining and the United States government and military.

The Right FitErgoGenesis

The Right Fit


Comfortable, ergonomically designed seating for the workplace has long been recognized as the key to office productivity. Since 1988, ErgoGenesis has specialized in ergonomic seating and accessories for use in offices, homes, laboratories, industrial settings, or wherever else there is a need for comfortable, ergonomically designed seating.

Particle Processing Technology SpecialistsAVEKA

Particle Processing Technology Specialists


AVEKA is a contract manufacturing, research and development company that focuses on particle technology for a broad range of applications and markets. Business in Focus spoke with Business Development and Marketing Manager, Nicole El-Sawaf and CEO and Founder, Willie Hendrickson.



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