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A Bright Light in the Middle Market

Livermore, Calif.-based Bridgelux occupies industry space that would be the envy of any CEO. Bridgelux creates solid state lighting (SSL) solutions to meet the growing demand for light emitting diode (LED) systems. There is tremendous demand for replacing aging technologies such as such as incandescent, halogen, fluorescent and high intensity discharge lighting with solid state lighting.

Steve Rosenbaum CEO Briefing Newsletter , Mid-Market Company November 24 2013

A Good Smile Builds a Company’s Bottom Line

Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) alleviates the logistical constraints that traditionally governed dentistry. GEDC gives consumers the ability to choose the time and location of visits not associated with single practice dentistry. The corporate mantra is to provide top flight dental care (every type of dental service, from general dentistry to cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics) at a price patients can afford.

Steve Rosenbaum CEO Briefing Newsletter , Mid-Market Company October 18 2013

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

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

Creating the Uniform of Youth

There’s big money in the action sports industry. A subset of sports overall, when it comes to sports that young people 13-25 years-old want to learn, action sports, or primarily skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding are among the most popular. Skullcandy leverages off this collision of sport, culture and apparel by creating must-have audio gear that’s become an unofficial uniform of youth.

Steve Rosenbaum Mid-Market Company January 12 2014

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

Finding the Sweet Spot in Salty Snacks

Karl Schledwitz and Monogram Food Solutions exist in the highly competitive space of meat snacks, corn dogs and processed meats. Monogram Food Solutions was born in 2004, when Schledwitz and partner Wes Jackson purchased regionally popular Circle B and King Cotton smoked meat brands from Sara Lee Corporation.

Steve Rosenbaum CEO Briefing Newsletter , Mid-Market Company November 15 2013

Generational Leadership In the Middle Market

It’s a rarity in business for a company to survive, much less thrive, through three successive generations. The Cellular Connection, headquartered in Marion, Indiana, stands out as a company which has successfully navigated this most difficult test.

Steve Rosenbaum CEO Briefing Newsletter , Mid-Market Company December 22 2013

Going Big in the Bluegrass State

This Weeks Mid-Market Company of the Week: Big Ass Fans

Steve Rosenbaum Mid-Market Company September 27 2013

Growing by Leaps and Bounds

When asked to describe rapid growth start-ups most people conjure up images of high tech companies, conceived in incubators and nurtured by infusions of capital from savvy angel investors. This is not the case with Chicago, Illinois based Red Frog Events.

Steve Rosenbaum CEO Briefing Newsletter , Mid-Market Company December 15 2013

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