New Owners Dig Molon Excavating

New owners Mark Steckly and Scott Porter. From their Central High School days as best friends, Mark Steckley and Scott Porter have come a long way. “If I’d go in a restaurant without Mark, people would say, “‘Hey, where’s your brother?’" said Porter, the new co-owner...

The Never-ending Campaign Season

Here at the Chamber, we think a lot about when people start paying attention to an upcoming election cycle. As political campaigns and issues become increasingly associated with information overload that can generate skepticism and even indifference among voters, the old adage that “timing is...

A Manufacturer Where Women Run the Show

[caption id="attachment_14585" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Plascon crew (front): Kate and Laura (back): Denise, Jeff and Monique.[/caption] In a field where men traditionally dominate, it's the women who rule at Plascon Group. Until a few months ago, the specialty plastic packaging company was led by founder David Peterson,...

Book review: “When: The Scientific Secrets of Good Timing”

by Daniel Pink Published January 2018; Riverhead Books; 268 pages Hardcover $20; softcover $18; ebook $15; audiobook $22 In a nutshell: When answering the great questions of our lives, we gravitate toward the word why. Bestselling author Daniel Pink instead shows that when things happen has a lot...