Women in Business Can Thank H.R. 5050

by Joy Lutes 

Thirty years ago, some U.S. states had laws that precluded women from obtaining a business loan without a male relative to cosign for them — even if that male were an underage son.  The National Women’s Business Council, which does research into the women’s business ecosystem, and the Women’s Business Centers, managed by the U.S.… [More]

Security in Place Advances

by David Corbin

Every day, employees and customers walk through the doors of a business. But has the business owner thought about what’s on those doors that’s safeguarding the business’s people, patrons, products and property? From the point someone enters the parking lot to the core of the company where sensitive information is stored, access control components provide… [More]

Cyber-Secure Travel?

by Adam Levin

It has been recently reported that digital hotel door locks can be compromised by simple tweaks to their in-built security software, according to research from a cybersecurity firm. The hardware kit used to clone keys involves scanning the RFID tag or mag stripe included in a card key, which is then copied by a small… [More]

For-Sale-By-Owner Is Online-Enabled

by Mike Hunter

Valley couple Colleen and Allan Crommett founded fsboTECH a year ago, bringing a new option to the real estate market. Their intent was to help the home sellers in the For Sale By Owner (FSBO) marketplace by enabling them to use tools such as Multiple Listing Service without having to pay the typical 6-percent commissions… [More]

BMW’s All-New X2

by Mike Hunter

This newest line by BMW was born out of the success other manufacturers are having with this small crossover class. The BMW X2 fills a void for BMW in that it is an economical and sporty option targeting those who are more active.  The 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder, 16-valve, 228-hp engine is tucked… [More]

For a Breath of Fresher Air

by Mike Hunter

Plants are more than an esthetic reprieve for our eyes. Since NASA began researching ways to improve air quality for astronauts in closed environments in space, we’ve learned that they can counter some of the toxins our made environment surrounds us with — in addition, of course, to recycling our carbon-dioxide exhalations into the oxygen… [More]

Farm & Craft: Community Eatery

by RaeAnne Marsh

Farm & Craft has a split personality — from the breakfast and lunch menu, it’s counter-order and table-delivery; off the dinner menu from 3 p.m. to closing, it’s table seating and waiter-order. What’s most important, however, shines through at all times — healthy food, locally sourced. “Local” is, in fact, so much a focus that… [More]

Resort to Lunch

by RaeAnne Marsh

Summer is a good time for locals to take advantage of the multitude of exceptional resorts and hotels that, in the other seasons, draw crowds of out-of-towners. Here are In Business Magazine picks for some of the best on-property restaurants for getting-away for lunch. Hearth ´61  In the modern contemporary architecture of Mountain Shadows Resort… [More]

Cracked it!

by Mike Hunter

Solving complex problems and selling their solutions is critical for personal and organizational success. However, it doesn’t come naturally and most of us haven’t been taught how to do it well. Research shows a host of pitfalls trips us up when we try: We’re quick to believe we understand a situation and jump to a… [More]

Custodians of the Internet

by Mike Hunter

In this revealing and nuanced exploration, award-winning sociologist and cultural observer Tarleton Gillespie provides an overview of current social media practices and explains the underlying rationales for how, when and why these policies are enforced. In doing so, Gillespie highlights that content moderation receives too little public scrutiny even as it shapes social norms and… [More]