Growing Our Economy: La’s Best In Business

July 9th, 2013 → 3:09 pm @

We begin a new segment titled "Growing Our Economy." It’s a look at what local business leaders are seeing and saying about jobs. Last month I spent time with some of LA’s best in business.


Primera Plastics, Charter House Innovations make top entrepreneur list

June 26th, 2013 → 7:40 pm @

A pair of local business leaders were named to the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year list in Michigan at a special banquet at MGM Grand in Detroit earlier this month. Noel Cuellar, CEO of Primera Plastics in Zeeland, and Chuck Reid, president of Charter House Innovations in Holland, claimed top honors in the Michigan and Northwest Ohio region


Think Big to offer update on Kings, arena

March 5th, 2013 → 11:02 am @

Representatives with Think Big and local business leaders will present a report Tuesday on the ongoing efforts to keep the Kings and build a downtown arena.


Chamber leaders optimistic at 95th annual meeting

February 25th, 2013 → 8:22 pm @

Local business leaders believe Spartanburg County is moving in the right direction. Their optimism


Our View: Tourism district is worth the cost

February 22nd, 2013 → 10:42 pm @

At a chamber breakfast meeting Friday in Mystic, State Senate President Pro Tem Donald Williams, D-Brooklyn, offered local business leaders a somewhat upbeat outlook for the region’s tourism


Inde after-hours event to focus on digital marketing

February 19th, 2013 → 4:08 am @

In partnership with Propel Marketing, The Independent will offer a free after-hours event and seminar for local business leaders wanting to learn new digital tools and techniques to reach their customers.


Economic Council Sought for Lake Wales

February 18th, 2013 → 4:40 am @

Local business leaders in Lake Wales want to encourage more economic development, and they've proposed creating an economic development council.


Business leaders show support for technical education offerings

February 13th, 2013 → 1:18 am @

Several local business leaders showed up at Tuesday night's meeting of the Salina School Board to show their support for a proposal to increase technical education offerings in the city's high schools.


Focus economic development on Athens start ups

February 9th, 2013 → 4:50 pm @

Despite the cheery picture painted recently in op-eds by local business leaders, Athens' current economic development road map may be failing the most important constituency in Athens – its future generations.


Sacramento's buyers for Kings coming into focus

January 29th, 2013 → 6:21 am @

Mark Mastrov, the founder of 24 Hour Fitness, met Monday in Sacramento with Mayor Kevin Johnson and local business leaders to discuss his interest in buying the Kings and keeping them in town.