November 2016

2016 | In Focus | November 2016A Pro-Business CommunityChippewa County, Wisconsin

2016 | In Focus | November 2016

A Pro-Business Community

Chippewa County, Wisconsin

Chippewa County, Wisconsin is known for its positive business climate. “We have a stable history of growth and pro-business environment,” says Charlie Walker, President/CEO of The Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation. The EDC is committed to continuing this legacy of business success. “The economic development organization leads the state and we have won many awards in recognition of our innovative programs. We are proud of that.”

2016 | In Focus | November 2016The Intersection of Livability and OpportunityOconto County, WI

2016 | In Focus | November 2016

The Intersection of Livability and Opportunity

Oconto County, WI

In the November 2015 issue of Business in Focus, we spoke with Paul Ehrfurth, Oconto County Economic Development Corporation’s executive director. He talked of the area’s tourist and recreational opportunities, its proximity to Green Bay, Wisconsin and of the multiple economic efforts underway. Now, we are back with Mr. Ehrfurth to concentrate more on economic development and to follow up on some of the initiatives that were in place last November.

2016 | In Focus | November 2016Find Yourself in Bruce CountyBruce County, Ontario

2016 | In Focus | November 2016

Find Yourself in Bruce County

Bruce County, Ontario

Ontario’s Bruce County is a little bit of heaven on earth and is home to numerous conservation areas and national and provincial parks including Bruce Peninsula National Park, Fathom Five National Marine Park, Sauble Fall Provincial Park and many others. The area is perhaps most famous for the Bruce Peninsula and the Bruce Trail that follows the edge of the Niagara Escarpment for approximately 900 kilometres and is one of the thirteen United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Biosphere Reserves in Canada.

2016 | In Focus | November 2016A Better Consumer Health Experience Begins with a Good Total Business ModelConcentrix Corporation

2016 | In Focus | November 2016

A Better Consumer Health Experience Begins with a Good Total Business Model

Concentrix Corporation

The healthcare industry continues to grow and face new challenges, creating an ongoing need for innovative, up-to-date solutions that drive down administrative costs while improving medical loss ratios. Global healthcare spend already makes up 10.6 percent of the gross domestic product and this spend is forecast to grow more than 5 percent annually as the number of people aged 60 and above rises from 12 percent of the population in 2013 to 21 percent in 2050. To meet the increasing demands, the industry must integrate new technology solutions to improve efficiency and develop new delivery models…

2016 | In Focus | November 2016Innovative Healthcare SolutionsCanadian Hospital Specialties

2016 | In Focus | November 2016

Innovative Healthcare Solutions

Canadian Hospital Specialties

Hailing from Oakville, Ontario, Canadian Hospital Specialties (CHS) is a premier supplier of medical and surgical products including patient care trays, specialty IV extension sets and other tubing products as well as neonatal, intravenous, anaesthesia, critical care and operating room supplies. We spoke with Director-Brand Development MedRx Vince Morelli, Executive Vice President-Sales Gary Enns and Chief Executive Officer Mike Canzoneri to learn more…

2016 | In Focus | November 2016Pioneering the Future of HempCV Sciences

2016 | In Focus | November 2016

Pioneering the Future of Hemp

CV Sciences

For decades, the health benefits of hemp products have been known. Hemp has long been recognized for its nutritional value, but in recent years, the plant has taken on an estimated 25,000 new uses. Today, hemp has been developed into food, textiles, fuels and more. With the emergence of new research and technology, the potential of hemp has evolved tremendously, and CV Sciences has been at the forefront of this hemp revolution.

2016 | In Focus | November 2016Growing a Positive CultureEuflora Cannabis Dispensary

2016 | In Focus | November 2016

Growing a Positive Culture

Euflora Cannabis Dispensary

When we last spoke with Jamie Perino, owner of Euflora Cannabis Dispensary, she talked about the ins and outs of the newly legalized marijuana and the state of the industry. A lot has changed since then, and we are pleased to report that Euflora now possesses its own greenhouse. The cynics of legalizing the recreational drug have largely become a thing of the past, and the industry is evolving into new holistic directions.

2016 | In Focus | November 2016Working Together for a Stronger CommunityFranklin County, MA

2016 | In Focus | November 2016

Working Together for a Stronger Community

Franklin County, MA

With its population of 72,000, Franklin County is the most rural county in Massachusetts. Located within a two-hour drive from Boston and three and a half from New York City, it consists of twenty-six small towns, many of which have fewer than one thousand residents. However, what it lacks in population, it certainly makes up for in innovative entrepreneurial spirit and the support and strength of a community that continues to grow and reinvent itself.

2016 | In Focus | November 2016The New Face of Organized LabourLiUNA

2016 | In Focus | November 2016

The New Face of Organized Labour


The Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA!) is the fastest growing union of construction workers, waste management workers, show service workers and healthcare workers in Canada. The organization boasts more than half a million members across North America, united through collective bargaining agreements to help secure better pay, better benefits, better pensions, and better opportunities.


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