June 2017

2017 | In Focus | June 2017Innovation and ExperienceTETRA Technologies

2017 | In Focus | June 2017

Innovation and Experience

TETRA Technologies

Just north of Houston is The Woodlands area of Texas, an area known for petrochemical corporations such as Chevron Phillips, Baker Hughes, and ExxonMobil. TETRA Technologies, Inc. is strategically headquartered here to serve oil and gas industries across the United States. Geographically diversified TETRA Technologies is focused on providing products and services for water management, selected offshore works, decommissioning, and more.

2017 | In Focus | June 2017Above the CompetitionSky Climber Renewables

2017 | In Focus | June 2017

Above the Competition

Sky Climber Renewables

Sky Climber Renewables began in 1955 as a manufacturer of suspended access equipment to get people up the exterior of buildings to perform services. The Sky Climber family of businesses serves many work-at-height industries in the industrial and commercial markets. We spoke with Vice President of Sales and Business Development Chad DiFranco and General Manager Tom Warchol to find out more.

2017 | In Focus | June 2017Bring Solar HomeGrasshopper Solar

2017 | In Focus | June 2017

Bring Solar Home

Grasshopper Solar

Last May, I spoke with Ontario’s largest solar provider, Grasshopper Solar of Mississauga. We discussed the residential market, the cost of solar and how the general public needs to be educated about the benefits of solar technologies. Now, we celebrate its tenth anniversary and look to President and Chief Executive Officer Azeem Qureshi for the latest developments in the solar industry and within the company itself.

2017 | In Focus | June 2017The Pinnacle of SuccessPinnacle Wealth Brokers

2017 | In Focus | June 2017

The Pinnacle of Success

Pinnacle Wealth Brokers

Financial services company Pinnacle Wealth Brokers’ business model focuses on diligent research to provide attractive, unbiased, private investment opportunities for retail investors. Pinnacle has been a forerunner in the private placement of funds for Canadian clients and, as a result of its success, has been recognized as one of the top growth companies in Canada in 2013 by Profit Magazine as well as one of the Fast 50 Growth companies for both 2013 and 2014 by Alberta Venture Magazine.

2017 | In Focus | June 2017Innovation in the Insurance and Financial Services IndustryIndependent Financial Concepts Group

2017 | In Focus | June 2017

Innovation in the Insurance and Financial Services Industry

Independent Financial Concepts Group

Independent Financial Concepts Group is a Managing General Agency offering insurance and financial products from Canada’s leading providers, along with financial planning and guidance from highly trained advisors. Business in Focus spoke with CEO Gary Mandel and Eric Benchetrit, Director of Professional Development, to learn about how IFCG’s innovative approach to leadership in the financial services and insurance industry.

2017 | In Focus | June 2017Growing Strong First Nations through Modern FinanceThe Usand Group

2017 | In Focus | June 2017

Growing Strong First Nations through Modern Finance

The Usand Group

The Usand Group is a capital firm headquartered in Manitoba, Canada that works with First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities and organizations. By creating access to funding for economic development, housing and infrastructure projects, The Usand Group fosters long-term growth and stability. As its company states, “We understand how culture fits into vision, and take pride in weaving them together for a one-of-a-kind solution.”

2017 | In Focus | June 2017Honesty in the Health Foods MarketNuGo Nutrition

2017 | In Focus | June 2017

Honesty in the Health Foods Market

NuGo Nutrition

NuGo Nutrition is a lifestyle food company that believes that when it comes to healthy snack food, great taste and nutrition are not mutually exclusive. It was founded more than a decade ago by David Levine and Keith Rohrlick out of a desire to create something better than what was available on the market at the time. They saw a need for a health food snack that did not sacrifice taste for function, and they worked at finding ways to accomplish the task.

2017 | In Focus | June 2017A True Family BusinessRosie O’Grady’s

2017 | In Focus | June 2017

A True Family Business

Rosie O’Grady’s

Forty five years ago, near Wall St., Mike Carty opened the first Rosie O’Grady’s restaurant with his business partner Austin Delaney. It moved to a second location three years later, in 1975, also in the Wall Street area in Manhattan. In 1977, the third Rosie O’Grady’s opened in Midtown Manhattan, and since 1981, it has been in its current location, 800 Seventh Ave., in the Broadway Theater District of Midtown Manhattan.

2017 | In Focus | June 2017Discover the OpportunityJefferson County, W.Va.

2017 | In Focus | June 2017

Discover the Opportunity

Jefferson County, W.Va.

Jefferson County, situated a mere 40-minute drive west of Washington Dulles International Airport, is centrally positioned in the Mid-Atlantic business corridor, and is the only county in West Virginia within the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is made up of more than 200 square miles of West Virginia woodlands and cities like Charles Town, Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown, Ranson, and Bolivar. The county is bounded by the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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