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As a third-generation beef processing and packaging company based out of Nebraska, J.F O’Neill Packing Company Inc. (J.F. O’Neill) maintains the same standard of excellence today as that which defined the company at its founding in the 1950s.

“My grandfather started this company about 50...

J.W. Sieg Wines is a family-owned and –operated wine distribution business based in historic Charlottesville, Virginia. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the company has been in operation since 1962, when James Wallace...

Jackson Farmers Inc. (JFI) has been in business since 1918, founded by local farmers who banded together to improve the regional market outlook. The business operates as a farmers’ cooperative association, owned by its members. Associated farmer member/owners elect a board of directors who...

When Brian Jacobs decided to leave his job in 2001, he was faced with the decision to find another company to work for, or to start his own company. After choosing the latter, Jacobs worked out of his own pickup truck for four years. “I basically worked out of my driveway,” Jacobs recounts. “...

In Salem, Virginia, the Salem City Schools (SCS) include Salem High School, Andrew Lewis Middle School, G.W. Carver Elementary, East Salem Elementary, South Salem Elementary and West Salem Elementary. All in all, the district has about 4,000 students in...

Since forming in 1922, State Farm Insurance Companies have helped customers recover from the unexpected and unfortunate situations that arise throughout life. With more than 70,000 employees and some 18,000 agents nationwide, State Farm represents hundreds of...

American Trading and Production Corporation (Atapco), based in Baltimore, traces its roots to a legendary brand and family enterprise with more than 100 years of history. Originally the American Oil Company, the business was established in 1910 by...

Most meat processors hide their facilities from the world. The idea behind that approach is most people don’t want to see how, for instance, a hamburger patty is made from start to finish.

That’s not the approach of San Diego-based Jensen Meat, which has been making ground beef products...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates Americans consumed more than 28 billion pounds of beef in 2012, making the industry worth well over $80 billion and the competition between producers even more fierce. Such stiff competition has caused a serious rift in the industry. To survive...

By combining the resources of three hospitals located in Bayonne, Jersey City and Hoboken, New Jersey, with 50-plus medical practices spread throughout New Jersey, CarePoint Health is delivering patient-focused health care to customers throughout the...

Located in north-central North Carolina, High Point University (HPU) is a comprehensive liberal arts university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in fields such as business administration, biology, elementary education, human relations and...

As vice president and general counsel at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey, John Christopher is responsible for providing legal advice and representation on a broad range of topics, including labor and employment issues, business matters,...

As general counsel for Doylestown Hospital, John Reiss is responsible for helping the award-winning, 232-bed facility fulfill its mission of providing a responsive healing environment for patients and families while improving quality of life and...

John Wm. Macy’s CheeseSticks Inc. (JWM) is the definition of a niche snack manufacturing operation. John Macy founded the Elmwood Park-based company in 1985, hoping to expand his horizons from New York City to New Jersey.

“I was working as a business manager at a small educational...

Jonathan’s Grille (Jonathan’s) is making noise in Music City by changing up the definition of a sports bar restaurant. Headed up by brothers Mason and Curt Revelette, Jonathan’s is gaining ground in the Nashville suburbs as a popular spot with high-...

Karen Behnke is the founding partner and owner of Juice Beauty Inc. (Juice Beauty), which represents the culmination of her 20-plus years in the health and wellness industry. A serial wellness entrepreneur, she built one of the first major corporate wellness companies in the country, which...

In Maybee, Michigan, Just Right Grain Systems is the source for comprehensive grain system sales, design, construction, installation and service. Founded in 2002, Just Right has become a go-to contractor for grain bins, grain...