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Herschend Family Entertainment: From Dolly Parton to the Harlem Globetrotters

After growing steadily by running mid-market theme parks such as Silver Dollar City, Herschend Family Entertainment is making a growth play with the Harlem Globetrotters.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Mid-Market Company January 20 2014

Leveraging Wholesome Mac-and-Cheese Into Prosperity

Success in “better-for-you” foods for kids has led the company to a crossroads: how to build on it without sacrificing its ethical vision or its organic formula.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Mid-Market Company January 26 2014

SOTU Raises Profile of Bootstrapping Female Entrepreneur

Founder and CEO Andra Rush has assembled and grown an auto-parts-manufacturing and shipping firm whose success captured the attention of the President of the United States.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Mid-Market Company February 2 2014

Super Bowl Ad Highlighted Company’s Made-In-U.S.A. Commitment

David MacNeil is committed to U.S. production of WeatherTech’s high-end automotive floor liners, and customers have rewarded him with more than two decades of double-digit growth.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Mid-Market Company February 9 2014

B2B Furniture Giant Adjusts to Slow-growth Economy

Dick Resch has built a titan in the contract-furniture business, but growth is problematic in directionless U.S. economy.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Mid-Market Company February 16 2014

Recruiter “Faces” Talent for Big Companies Worldwide

Pinstripe was doing the important hiring for major U.S. brands; now, combined with Ochre House, it is helping clients worldwide.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Mid-Market Company , Talent Management February 23 2014

Company Encourages IT “Onshoring” Trend

Genesis10 is growing fast on a “made-in-America” platform of helping clients get the best out of American technology workers.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Mid-Market Company March 2 2014

Meet the Mid-Market CEO Award Winners

Since 1986, Chief Executive has honored outstanding CEOs with its annual Chief Executive of the Year award, a peer-driven award that has honored many extraordinary leaders, from Jack Welch and Bill Gates to Ann Mulcahy of Xerox and David Cote of Honeywell. Over the years, judges have tended to favor leaders of large, complex companies. Chief Executive felt it was time to honor outstanding, mid-market companies that deserve recognition. These enterprises are the backbone of the economy, generate tremendous growth and often become major, global firms in their own right.

JP Donlon Leadership & Strategy , Mid-Market Company October 28 2013

Mid-market company of the Week: North American Power

Kerry Breitbart started as a crude oil broker and worked his way up to President and CEO of United Companies. Breitbart departed corporate life, yet retirement did not mesh with his soul. Breitbart saw potential in the retail utility industry and, at age 59, he created North American Power.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Mid-Market Company October 14 2013

Expect More Mid-Market Divestitures in 2014

Business owners are more interested in selling part of their companies rather than the entire enterprise. They’re also more inclined to divest significant assets to make investments rather than take on debt, and that 2014 and 2015 will be a buyers’ market. CEOs keen on opportunistic acquisitions may benefit.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy , Marketing & Sales , Mid-Market Company March 10 2014

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