SpotlightJune2019

MANAGING DIRECTOR ROD GREGG

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS BRITTANY PICKREM DAN MONK DENISE ALISON JAMIE BARRIE JANICE BUCKLER JODY EULOTH

COMMUNICATIONS AND ADMIN LEAD CALLI GREGG

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR LEE ANN ATWATER

SPECIAL PROJECT CONSULTANT TANYA CHEDRAWY

RESEARCH TEAM LEADS ASHLEY TANNER KATE CARTER

VIDEO PRODUCTION CONSULTANT BRIAN COTTAM

CREATIVE, MEDIA AND GRAPHIC DESIGN LEAD AMY ZHANG

EDITORIAL TEAM JAMIE BARRIE JORDAN PARKER

PUBLISHER SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MEDIA

DESIGN TEAM CARMEN FITZPATRICK MATT ERICKSON NATASHA GRISWOLD

I n this month’s issue we have our top pick for Summer Music Festivals south of the Border along with some festivals that are less focused on music but should still be added to your bucket list as festival goer or as a possible ven- dor, supplier or sponsor of one of these amazing events to get effective expo- sure for your brand’s products and services. Most of these events will see a ton of television and social media exposure as thousands and in some cases millions of people tune into watch what others are sharing or what is being broadcasted to the masses giving you the opportunity to connect and engage with potential customers. Connecting and engaging with customers is very important to any business, but when you do the same with your employees and vendors, you take your business to a whole new level and become a leader in business, we speak with Mimmo Carbonara about how he and his team have successfully done this with 416 Automation Inc. In Lewis County, NY, approximately 200 family-owned farms form the backbone of their strong rural economy which has a rich agricultural heritage. Spotlight on Business Magazine had the opportunity to sit down with James Munn and his wife Bethany to learn how Black River Valley Natural has made it their mission to bring that all together supporting and promoting the local Lewis County family farms with a small-batch artisanal creamery that hopes to be a regional food hub when it grows up. When Spotlight on Business Magazine sat down with James Weir, founder of Large Lads, a Canadian owned and operated clothing company in Halifax, Nova Scotia we found out that this brand is more than just about clothing, it’s an in- vitation to belong to a club: the brotherhood of Large Lads. We talk with Weir about his journey and how the brand has changed not only his life but the lives of his customers. The Annapolis Valley is known for many things, its amazing views of the Bay of spotlight on june

Fundy, its apple orchards and for being one of the best wine regions in Cana- da. It is also known for having one of the best universities in Canada, Acadia University, which plays an important part in the exposure and growth of the Annapolis Valley’s economy. We talk with Marcel Falkenham, Leigh Hues- tis and Amit Batra of Acadia Universi- ty about the university’s commitment to innovation and the community and how they look to continue to grow to- gether. We hope you enjoy the issue and we would like to thank all our featured companies for sharing your challeng- es, successes and for inspiring others to follow their dreams and passion. We also thank all those involved in putting this month’s issue together along with our advertisers and readers as we look forward to telling more stories about successful businesses and the people behind making it all happen. Lee Ann Atwater, Editor

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JUNE 2019 • SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE

SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE • JUNE 2019

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