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Uncertainty can follow grief when small business owner dies without succession plan

NEW YORK — When Jim McLaughlin died suddenly from a heart attack at age 64, his family assumed they would have to close his homebuilding business. He’d made no plans for someone to succeed him at McLaughlin Construction, and there was no employee who could step in and take his place. But as McLaughlin’s son-in-law, [...]

By | 2019-06-21T11:43:05+00:00 Monday, June 24, 2019|

Northeast city spa first to offer infrared light therapy

Situated in northeast Columbus tucked between Gahanna and New Albany, Thrive Massage & Wellness has the distinction of introducing central Ohio to the effects of infrared light therapy. The full service spa offers a complete line of therapeutic massage and wellness extras in addition to the new light therapy. Thrive describes infrared light therapy as [...]

By | 2019-06-21T11:47:09+00:00 Monday, June 24, 2019|

Marijuana industry sets environmental, ethical goals

LOS ANGELES — An alliance of large marijuana businesses has a message for the public: We’re good corporate citizens. The 45-member Global Cannabis Partnership, which includes Canopy Growth Corp. and other companies operating in the sector, issued guidelines this week aimed at minimizing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting ethical conduct and responsible pot use. The [...]

By | 2019-06-24T10:07:26+00:00 Friday, June 21, 2019|

Back-and-forth trade moves leave businesses uncertain, wary

NEW YORK — Jeff Schwager is wondering whether it truly makes sense to sell his company’s cheese outside the U.S. Schwager’s company, Sartori, faced potential retaliatory tariffs from Mexico when President Donald Trump threatened nearly two weeks ago to reopen a trade war with Mexico to pressure its government to halt the flow of Central [...]

By | 2019-06-24T10:07:42+00:00 Friday, June 21, 2019|

New England newspaper owner fights to save local journalism

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Eagle has an expanded investigative team. There’s a new 12-page lifestyle section for the Eagle’s Sunday editions. There’s a new monthly magazine focusing on the area’s culinary and natural charms. There is an advisory board that includes cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Pulitzer-winning writer Elizabeth Kolbert. The newspaper is wider, its [...]

By | 2019-06-24T10:08:13+00:00 Friday, June 21, 2019|

Suite rentals help Salon Lofts grow business

Since its founding in 2003, Salon Lofts continues to thrive with help from its customers. That’s not referring to the more than 126,000 patrons who cross the threshold of one of its 130 stores each month. Instead it’s the 3,400 beauty professionals who rent out loft space that have contributed the company’s success. Salon Lofts [...]

By | 2019-06-24T10:14:32+00:00 Friday, June 21, 2019|

Will it work? Glitzy casino opening on industrial waterfront

EVERETT, Mass. — A $28 million statue of Popeye by the artist Jeff Koons. Luxury, “European-style” water shuttles. Five-star hotel rooms starting at about $650 a night. After months of turmoil and uncertainty, Wynn Resorts’ flamboyant Encore Boston Harbor casino opens Sunday just over the city line in Everett, Mass. The $2.6 billion gambling, hotel [...]

By | 2019-06-21T09:36:44+00:00 Thursday, June 20, 2019|

Forbes: Nationwide hospital, insurance among state’s top employers

Two central Ohio employers were named among the top 10 in the state by Forbes Magazine. Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Nationwide Mutual Insurance took the second and fourth spots, respectively, in Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers By State” ranking. The Ohio rankings featured 73 employers overall, with several other local employers ranking high. The Ohio State [...]

By | 2019-06-21T09:39:09+00:00 Thursday, June 20, 2019|