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Success through lean manufacturing

Indiana businessman adapts to make his trailer firm more efficient after losing a business As Published in The Marketplace magazine Eleven years ago, Steve Brenneman had two thriving businesses. After

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Coffee chats

Souderton restaurant builds relationships As Published in The Marketplace magazine By Eileen R. KinchSouderton, PA — When Pam and Andy Brunner went into the restaurant business 17 years ago, they did

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Reflections on Business Journeys

Young Kansas entrepreneurs share stories of lessons learned in building their businesses. As Published in The Marketplace magazine By Susan Miller Yoder, Kan. — Many youths get their first entrepreneurial experience

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Functional Art

Elkhart woodworker turns discarded trees into high-end furnishings As published in The Marketplace Magazine Nov-Dec. 2018 Elkhart, IND — Discovering the potential of wood has been a lifelong interest for

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A tradition of quality

Miller Poultry named supplier of the year by Whole Foods As published in The Marketplace Magazine Nov-Dec. 2018 GOSHEN, IND — Miller Poultry has enjoyed remarkable growth in recent years. Its

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Sustainable waste disposal

University student wins MEDA 5K pitch competition with system to help visually impaired people As Published in The Marketplace Jan-Feb 2019 Hillary Scanlon doesn’t want vision loss to prevent people from sustainably

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Combining faith and finance

Skills developed over 25 years in banking help Ken Hochstetler lead Everence Goshen, IND — Ken Hochstetler’s office at Everence’s corporate headquarters isn’t adorned with the trophies, diplomas and awards

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Building capacity in Nigeria

MEDA’s work in northern Nigeria is “the right project, in the right place at the right time,” strengthening businesses, creating jobs and fostering women’s equality, MEDA staffer Kim Pityn says.

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Helping more people realize better lives

MEDA posts record results for second consecutive year Indianapolis — As Allan Sauder’s leadership of Mennonite Economic Development Associates ended in 2018, the organization’s success in creating business solutions to

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From medicine to development

MEDA’s new president is first doctor, woman to hold the position As printed in The Marketplace – 2018 – November-December As a child growing up in Cameroon, Dorothy Nyambi wanted

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Keeping track of business

Ukraine farmers use Excel-based calculator to record costs, sales and the bottom line As printed in The Marketplace – 2018 – September/October A few years ago, farmers in the Ukraine

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From farm to market

Tanzanian firm processes and distributes natural products As printed in The Marketplace – 2018 – September/October Sara Kessy, pictured below and lower left, is the founder of Halisi Products. Halisi

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The importance of saying No

As printed in The Marketplace – 2018 – September/October Greg Brenneman, one of the world’s leading business turnaround executives, is chairman, president, and CEO of the private equity firm CCMP.

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