September 2021

Urban Oasis

Urban Oasis

City of North Miami, FL

As Miami-Dade County’s sixth-biggest city and home to nearly 70,000 people, the City of North Miami in South Florida is known for being as welcoming and culturally diverse as it is resilient. It is the “middle of the market” strategically located midpoint between several large business districts, two major seaports and two international airports at Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

Driving the Industry Forward

Driving the Industry Forward

Domino Highvoltage Supply Inc.

Domino Highvoltage Supply Inc. is one of Canada’s top critical infrastructure supply chain businesses, serving both North and South America. For CEO & President Grant Lockhart, what makes the company stand out is their understanding of the two different worlds of the public and private sectors in the electrical utility industry, as well as Domino’s dynamic group of companies, which includes AllPower Tools, AllPower Rentals, Domino Highvoltage Supply, Domino Highvoltage Test Labs & Transmission Innovations.

Partners in Development

Partners in Development

Town of Chelmsford, MA

Rich in history, the Town of Chelmsford is a picturesque place where the past seamlessly integrates with the present. Named for Chelmsford, England, this venerable Massachusetts town was incorporated in 1655. Long ago, Chelmsford’s economy was based on farming, limestone quarrying, and lumber mills; almost 370 years later, Chelmsford is known for quality of life, education, and business-friendly thinking.

A Next-Generation Service Organization

A Next-Generation Service Organization

Bell and Howell

As a next-generation service organization, Bell and Howell has been investing in the tools, technology, and training needed to help customers increase efficiency and reduce operational costs.

Exploring Opportunities

Exploring Opportunities

Elcon Precision

Elcon Precision LLC manufactures precision components and assemblies for multiple industries. Based out of San Jose, California, Elcon primarily serves market sectors like aerospace, medical, defense, and energy storage. The company’s processes generally involve developing smaller components for large applications such as X-ray systems and surgical devices for the medical market; ion engines, satellites, and space flight systems for aerospace clients; or ejection systems in helicopters. Its wide range of products and industries served along with its commitment to a higher standard of manufacturing places it in an enviable position amongst its competitors.

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Globe Food Equipment

These are busy times at Globe Food Equipment Corporation, a Dayton, Ohio-based firm which designs and manufactures commercial kitchen equipment. Since Business in Focus profiled Globe in October 2018, the company has introduced new products, adjusted to the market realities of COVID, and taken up distribution duties for a company called Varimixer.

Next-Generation Shopping

Next-Generation Shopping

The Evolution of Retail Under Pressure

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the face of retail in 2020—and possibly forever. Unprecedented challenges led to adopting new trends throughout the industry and strengthened or sped up the adoption of others. From a major spike in e-commerce and contactless shopping to the development of new retail technologies, shopping in 2021 is an evolving experience that promises to continue to push the envelope to deliver what today’s consumers expect and demand.

Temporarily Essential

Temporarily Essential

The Plight of Essential Workers in the Time of COVID

Among COVID-19’s many new categories of reality are “essential workers”. They were the ones thrust into the front lines when the economy was all but brought to a halt, responsible for the immediate needs of both economy and community.

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