Case Studies February 2022

Brian Armstrong – Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corp.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

While Brian Armstrong acknowledges he’s no athlete, he can empathize with one of the most hardnosed among them. That man: Darryl Sutter, the coach of the National Hockey League team that falls under the ownership of the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corp., which employs Armstrong as executive chef. Both spend much of their working lives […]

Al Murphy – Mother Murphy’s Flavors

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s that whiff of vanilla, that cherry tartness, or the pucker of lemon you remember from candy as a kid. Or it’s that taste of peanut butter you enjoy in your cocktail-hour whiskey. “We make memories through flavors,” says Al Murphy. “Our flavors are part of everyday life experience—think back to childhood and those impressions.” […]

Joan Daleo – Ole Tyme Produce

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Not everyone dreams of taking over their family business. Joan Daleo, however, is thrilled to be at the helm of the company her parents started in 1973. Since becoming president of Ole Tyme Produce in 2001, she’s grown it into the largest woman-owned, fresh food distributor in Missouri. The St. Charles-based company distributes locally grown […]

Ali Dhanani – HAZA Group

Est. reading time: 3 mins

Whether customers call it fast food or good food quickly—#Seinfeld reference—the mission and goal for Ali Dhanani and the employees of his company is the same: is to ensure that each guest receives prompt, professional and friendly service. “Our employees and our customers are the cornerstones of the business,” says Dhanani, the owner, president and […]

Juanita Dickson – Gusto 54 Restaurant Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

A wave of opportunities can arise anywhere, even aboard a small sailboat traversing through Tahiti and Bora Bora. That’s how, on a 2010 charter boat trip through the South Pacific, Juanita Dickson came to meet the owner of Gusto 54 Restaurant Group and future boss, Janet Zuccarini. Learning of Dickson’s 15-plus years of experience helping […]

Benjy Adler – The Skinny Pancake

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It began as a summer job for Benjy Adler. With some help from his brother, Jonny, he cobbled together a cart from old floorboards gleaned from their parents and mounted it on a sailboat trailer. The Skinny Pancake sold its first crepe at the Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, Vermont, on June 4, 2003. A […]

Victoria Lynden – Kohana Coffee

Est. reading time: 4 mins

With apologies to Sting, there’s quite the message in a bottle—or can—when it comes to Kohana Coffee. It’s about sustainability and promoting gender equality in the Central American countries from where the bulk of its beans are provided, says its very personable and passionate chief executive officer and founder. It’s also about the specialty cold-brew […]

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