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One theme of this year’s Hawaii Entrepreneur Awards is “Re-imagining Hawai‘i’s Economy,” with an emphasis on sustainability, innovation and diversification. Meli James, president of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association, which sponsors the annual awards, hopes that everyone in Hawai‘i learns about all that’s going on within Startup Paradise, the nicknameContinue Reading

CommonWealth Magazine

FORMER SOMERVILLE mayor Joe Curtatone was known statewide for his harsh criticism of Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, and his pithy soundbites about topics of national importance.   Newly elected Somerville Mayor Katjana Ballantyne represents a major change in style. Ballantyne, 59, is steeped in the minutiae of urban policy, with a deepContinue Reading

Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, San Diego Metro Magazine

New CIRM grant to fund research internships For underrepresented high school students By Miles Martin Thanks to a new grant awarded to Sanford Burnham Prebys by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), 57 California high school students from underrepresented groups will have the chance to complete a paid internshipContinue Reading

Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, San Diego Metro Magazine

Small businesses hit hard by labor shortage Difficulty in hiring is affecting their bottom line CalMatters The single biggest challenge facing California small businesses: Labor shortages. A whopping 98 percent of small business owners in the Golden State say that difficulty hiring is affecting their bottom line, according to aContinue Reading

Akerna appoints current COO Ray Thompson as President & COO as firm prepares for changing cannabis landscape — Greenway Magazine

  Akerna (Nasdaq: KERN), a leading enterprise software company and the developer of the most comprehensive technology infrastructure, ecosystem, and compliance engine powering the global cannabis industry, today announces the appointment of the Company’s current COO, Ray Thompson, as Akerna’s President and COO effective today, January 20. Mr. Thompson brings a wealth ofContinue Reading

Growing confidence – Fish Farmer Magazine

The customer and the environment are at the heart of Mowi’s latest initiatives In a year where holding steady may have seemed the logical plan, Mowi continued to forge ahead in 2021 with several initiatives that have one goal in focus: to increase customer confidence and loyalty for its businessContinue Reading