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Specialty practice has eye on vision therapy

Some children suffer from a disconnection between the brain and the eyes.

July 3, 2015
Dan Fortenbacher changed the name of his optometry practice in 2000 because he wanted it to reflect how his patients felt after receiving treatment. Read More

Video: Software maker develops virtual reality fireworks app

July 3, 2015
A software maker has developed a virtual reality experience for creating, controlling and watching fireworks. Read More

Furniture dealer sells to ex-metal exec

July 2, 2015
The long-time owner of a furniture dealer has sold the business to the former head of a metal parts maker. Read More

$50K competition calls for business plans

July 1, 2015
A county in the region is building on recent entrepreneurial momentum with a business plan pitch competition. Read More

Plan + Action = Success

June 30, 2015
Many companies have stories of strategic planning taking months to complete, never getting completed or completing the plan but never implementing it. Read More

Q&A: Sara Julius

June 30, 2015
Sara Julius is a managing partner and the chief enforcer of New Year’s resolutions at Edify North, an employee benefits consulting firm. Read More

Software maker closes $4.6M in funding

June 29, 2015
A maker of IT management software has closed a $4.6-million Series A round to fund product development, growing demand and international operations. Read More

C.R.A.P. Store opens in Wyoming

Brothers open business featuring truckloads of overstocked and unclaimed items.

June 26, 2015
Want to buy some cheap C.R.A.P.? Read More

Preschool franchise opens location

June 26, 2015
A preschool franchise known for teaching children through a play-based curriculum is opening its second location in the market. Read More

Microwaveable bowl wins 5x5 Night

June 25, 2015
An experienced pitch competitor won the first re-booted 5x5 Night. Read More