There are so many creative and innovative businesses providing great products and services in the market. Here are the back stories of those I’ve found most interesting.

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AMERICAN CITY BUSINESS JOURNALS - Beginners to Big Shots: Scott Galloway’s Susie Films

Susie Films founder Scott Galloway has a genetic predisposition to reaching others through the power of story. His love of storytelling was born from growing up the son, grandson and great-grandson of ministers. He pursued filmmaking…
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AMERICAN CITY BUSINESS JOURNALS - How to market to people who tune out our cacophony of advertising

Advertisers today have a myriad of marketing channels available to them, from traditional print and television media to the expansive reach of social media and the blogosphere. Finding the right mix for product and service communication…
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AMERICAN CITY BUSINESS JOURNALS - Fine-dining restaurateur’s new concept feeds the poor, provides job training

Spend five minutes with chef and restaurateur Jim Noble and you’ll quickly learn that five-star ratings and filled reservation books don’t mean much to him. Restoring hope for those in search of a better life is worth far more to Noble…
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AMERICAN CITY BUSINESS JOURNALS - Businesswomen making gains in ASEAN nations

Hotelier Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui is a shining example of how women can succeed in Asia and is a business “rock-star” in her native Thailand. Founder and honorary chair of Dusit International, one of Thailand’s most recognized…
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THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER - Fort Mill Company aims to make paper cool in the digital age

How do you make a humble sheet of paper seem edgy and fun in the digital age? One local company’s answer: with humor. That’s the aim of a 3-year-old marketing campaign by Fort Mill-based Domtar, the largest U.S. manufacturer of copy…