Staying Fresh

In 2017, when we met Red Mango, the frozen treat and healthy food chain was celebrating its tenth anniversary. We recently caught up with Red Mango’s Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Franchise Development Jim Notarnicola, Public Relations Manager Jonathan Reistad, and Director of Marketing and Product Development Nicole Taub, and asked about its progress since then.

Red Mango

Hot Stuff from Maine to California

How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick? We don’t know. But we do know the millions – billions, even – that people at G and G Peppers, of Gaston, Indiana, grow, pick, process and ship every year. And we know that they’re turning up in more and more of the tastiest brand name foods across the United States.

G and G Peppers

Incorporating IT Solutions to Streamline Canadian Businesses

ABM Integrated Solutions is an information technology service provider offering a wide range of IT solutions for business customers. The company was originally established in the early 1980s by Joe Shannon as a sales and support operation for electronic point-of-sale devices and cash registers. Since that time, it has grown to be a leading provider of IT solutions to customers across many business sectors.

ABM Integrated Solutions

Canada’s Technology Retail Giant Shows That It Pays To Be Nimble

The Source is Canada’s largest technology retailer, a stalwart of the country’s shopping centres for over four decades. Its secret is to evolve and adapt with lightning speed as technology makes leap after leap, but never to sacrifice service or expertise.

The Source

Where Mountain Meets Urban

Sandy, Utah is a city of nearly 100,000 residents located within the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. In 2012, Sandy’s municipal government released the first draft of a twenty-five-year plan to turn the city’s downtown core into a modern, walkable, transit-oriented city center, known as ‘The Cairns.’ This project emphasizes sustainability and has a strong focus on pedestrian-friendly, environmentally conscious design principles.

The Cairns of Sandy City

Investing in Its Future

The ability to change course and diversify can make or break an area’s economic outlook. The Plaquemines Parish Government Economic Development and Tourism office has capable individuals at the helm, and this area in Louisiana is certainly not suffering. We spoke with Economic Development and Tourism Director Keith Espadron, Jr., to find out more about what’s driving success and growth in this parish.

Plaquemines Parish, LA

Blues in the Park, Blue in the Skies – and No Blues for Business

A wealth of available land, a business park within city limits, a prime location close to Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Houston, as well as airports, interstates, and universities – these are just a few reasons for Navasota’s popularity as a place to grow a business.

Navasota Economic Development Corporation

A Thriving County Making its Mark in Mississippi

The state of Mississippi – where you will receive the South’s warmest welcome – is rich in history, culture, wide-open spaces, culinary delights, and educational opportunities along with a great mix of rural and urban living.

Hinds County, MS

Racing Toward Growth

South Carolina’s Darlington County is well-known for its NASCAR track, called the Darlington Raceway – but it has so much more going for it. Back in August of 2015, I spoke with Darlington County Economic Development Partnership Executive Director Frank Willis about the history of the area, how transportation plays a key role in its economic development, and plans to strengthen the manufacturing sector. Once again, we spoke with Frank and found out how plans have developed over the last four years.

Darlington County, SC

How a Small Railway City Redefined Itself

This is the story of how a simple hashtag campaign on social media brought a community together and moved it forward to bluer skies. The #stthomasproud campaign launched in 2015 to rally pride in a small Ontario city that was hard hit by the Great Recession. It took hold with the locals who carried it on – and you still see people around town wearing t-shirts with the slogan.

City of St. Thomas, ON