Pivoting Toward Success Amid COVID-19, Northeast Indiana Brewery Shares How

Many companies needed to make lightning-fast pivots to survive the pandemic. Many of these changes had to be made overnight — so quickly and significantly that they can only be described as miraculous. Mary Corinne (MC) Lowenstein, Director of Marketing, Hop River Brewing Company, shared her story through the recent Restaurant Revitalization Speakers Series hosted […]

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Menu Management is KEY to Post-pandemic Restaurant Recovery

11 Steps to Success from Chef Brandon Gump According to Brandon Gump, Chef and General Manager of Tri-Lakes Restaurant in Columbia City, Ind., wooing customers back to restaurants after COVID-related shutdowns requires culinary inspiration mixed with sound business management. He is also the food entrepreneur behind Rowdy Rooster Artisan Meats, a new charcuterie business in […]

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Food Staffing Industry Expert Breaks Down Recruiting Restaurant Workers—Common Mistakes...

One of the biggest challenges restaurants face as they re-open is how to find—and keep—the right people. That topic is near and dear to Thor Wood, Founder and CEO, SnapShyft, a food service staffing technology startup headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. Thor has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including everything from operations […]


7 Ways to Reinvent Your Business for a Post-Pandemic World

Like a global pandemic or recession, major economic disruptions are filled with lessons for business builders—some painful, others profitable. Karen Stahl, co-owner of Moake Park Group, shared some valuable lessons she learned during 2020 at The NIIC’s Innovation Leadership Showcase Breakfast in April 2021. Rethink the status quo. Moake Park is a commercial architecture firm […]

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Trauma Surgeon Forms Small Business on Quest for Innovative Patient Care, Seeks Pharmac...

Frustrated—The Problem Dr. Cuthbert Simpkins, MD, FACS, is an experienced trauma surgeon who has been in practice for 40 years.  He has successfully operated on patients with gunshot wounds to the heart and other vital organs. However, too many died later of septic shock due to infection. These patients died despite his use of state-of-the-art […]

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