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Business news covering smaller companies and the industry.

‘Employee engagement’ a hot topic but experts say you need a plan

As the labor market continues to evolve into an employee market, job seekers have more latitude and control on selecting employers where the chances for greater engagement is possible, says management trainer Darryl Warren. | Photo courtesy of Darryl Warren

November 17, 2016 - 12:31pm

From the Block: The business of art on Santa Fe Drive

November 10, 2016 - 4:26pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Bert Lyles


Northland nostalgia: Beloved ski brand resurrected with new design

Northland Ski was the top manufacturer of skis during the mid-20th century. | Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons

November 1, 2016 - 7:16pm

Herb rush: Ballot initiatives could set marijuana business ablaze

The harlequin cannabis strain is known for its high levels of cannabidiol, a compound that's been shown to have therapeutic applications.

October 28, 2016 - 4:08pm

Giving workers more flexibility can extend lives, study finds

Celadon Trucking’s Gordon Day is taking advantage of a new company policy that allows drivers to take their cats and dogs on the road with them. An Indiana University study found that giving workers in high-stress jobs additional freedom isn’t just a morale booster but could also help them live longer. | Photo courtesy of Celadon Trucking

October 27, 2016 - 3:58pm

Beyond can vs. bottle: Alternative beer labels on the rise

Upslope's Brown Ale comes in a pre-printed can, while Fort Collins Brewery uses shrink sleeves for its Shot Down Stout. Can you tell the difference? | Photo by Paul Karolyi

October 25, 2016 - 2:44pm