‘They Were Texting Their Dealers’: Meet the Company Helping Dispensaries Modernize Their Supply Chains

    Recreational cannabis was legalized in Illinois on January 1, 2020. However, many in the nascent industry rely on outdated and inefficient methods to move the plant and product from grower to dispensary. Leaf Trade allows growers and manufacturers to create an online storefront where dispensaries can easily order products, knowing they are legal…

How to give a gift that does good (and makes you look good at the same time)

Copping out on corporate gift-giving means missing a prime relationship-building opportunity. But sending a bland fruit basket or not-so-subtle branded junk is unlikely to be very memorable. Plus, giving gifts that people aren’t too excited about can be downright wasteful. That’s why Packed with Purpose is a gift. The specialty gifting company hand picks high-quality…

This CEO Grew His Company to Become a $1.6 Billion Market Leader. Now He’s Written a Book on the Anatomy of Innovation

When Chuck Swoboda was hired at electronics manufacturer Cree in 1993, household light bulbs came mostly in two flavors: incandescent and fluorescent. The company had just gone public and generated just over $6 million in annual revenue.   But the product that would grow the company into a $1.6 billion global market leader –– the…