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March 26, 2019, 12:32 AM EDT

Woman-Owned Businesses

In the U.S., more than 9.1 million firms, mainly small-to-medium enterprises, are owned by women. They generate $1.4 million in sales and employ nearly 7.9 million people, according to the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Canada is keeping pace, as research cited by Susan Ward in ‘Statistics on Canadian Women in Business’ indicates that the country “is a global leader in women’s entrepreneurship, with participation of Canadian women business owners comparable to those in the United States.” But it has not always been this way, nor has it been easy.

In Focus

Exceeding Expectations »

Ches’s Famous Fish and Chips was established in 1951 by Ches Barbour. Now with seven locations across Newfoundland, this third-generation, family-run chain of restaurants serves mouth-watering, quality food that exceeds expectations, and a warm Newfoundland welcome when visitors walk through the door.

Ches’s Famous Fish and Chips

Innovative Approaches for Ethical Eggs »

Most people across the globe, from many different walks of life, have at some point in their life sat down to eat a serving of eggs. Specifically the eggs of a chicken, which is the most commonly found bird on the planet…

Egg Innovations

A Premium World Cuisine Food Brand Dedicated to Social Responsibility & Providing Clean Label Better-for-you Products for all Americans and Beyond »

Saffron Road, a leader in the natural and organic food industry, produces a wide range of globally-inspired Halal-certified products crafted with pure, ethically sourced, clean label ingredients. Ranging from frozen entrees to simmer sauces, it leads the food industry in the natural/organic category through continuous innovation and the rigorous standards it adheres to.

Saffron Road

Beauty in a Bottle »

Luxury packaging designer and manufacturer Verescence is no stranger to the glitz and glamour of the world’s greatest cosmetic and fashion houses with a clientele that includes Estée Lauder, Elizabeth Arden, Revlon, and Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH), to name only a few. With this star-studded cast of clients, the company reaches nearly every corner of the globe.


An Award-Winning Electromechanical Solutions Provider »

Koontz-Wagner Services was founded roughly a century ago with a very simple mission. At first, the company repaired motors, but in very short order, its range of services expanded.

Koontz-Wagner Services

Providing Packaging Peace of Mind »

Technically, Carolina Industrial Resources, Inc. (CIR) of St. Augustine, Florida provides flexible packaging products and services. The company takes orders from clients, then utilizes a network of manufacturers to produce packaging which is shipped directly to the customer. What this family-owned-and-operated company really offers, however, is peace of mind.

Carolina Industrial Resources

On the Cutting Edge of Vacuum Blending »

The founder of Blendtec, Tom Dickson, has approximately 900,000 subscribers and 500,000,000 views for his viral “Will It Blend?” videos from over eleven years ago. Viewers delighted in the visual carnage as he blended various heavy duty items, such as cellphones and marbles, to demonstrate the power and integrity of Blendtec products. The videos became a marketing campaign which did wonders fo


A Commitment to Faith, Family, Community and Innovation »

On a farm in Bracken, Saskatchewan in the 1970s, brothers Greg and Glenn Honey were a couple of determined young farmers who did not let anything stop them from doing what needed to get done. During the winter of 1978-1979, they spent eighteen to twenty hours a day building a giant tractor from the ground up because they needed something bigger for their farm. It was a 500-horsepower beast that wa

Honey Bee Manufacturing

Raltron Electronics Expands to New Ventures with Great Success »

Raltron Electronics manufactures frequency management components and antennas. It was founded in 1983 and recently celebrated its thirty-fifth year in business.

Raltron Electronics

IAM Robotics Brings Innovative Solutions and Awareness to Burgeoning Industry »

Pittsburgh-based IAM Robotics provides fully autonomous robots that combine transporting and picking items in operations such as warehouses, retail locations, and manufacturing facilities. IAM was founded in 2012 and is growing exponentially at its Pennsylvania headquarters.

IAM Robotics