Business strong at MFS compost site, some odor complaints continue | Local News

GOOD THUNDER – The MFS compost facility near Good Thunder is seeing demand for its composted food waste soar and managers say they are taking steps above and beyond what is required to ensure they are operating within state and county guidelines. MFS stopped collecting food waste from area businesses in spring of 2019. The … Read more

Donna Probes: Plot your course for success | Business

Donna Probes Writing a business plan is one of many important steps an owner needs to take before launching a new business. For most of my SCORE clients, this step is by far the most intimidating. But once the task is done, everyone agrees that their plan played a major role in their ability to … Read more

Ask Doug & Polly: Cycle time reduction for companies | Local Business News

BY DOUG AND POLLY WHITE Special correspondents QUESTION: I’m looking for ways to get my company to do things faster, less expensively, with higher quality. How can I achieve all of these goals at once? ANSWER: Making improvements in cost, quality, and timeliness all at once is like hitting the trifecta in business. It may … Read more

Historically Black colleges creating agriculture business innovation center | State & Region

West Virginia State University (WVSU) is partnering with three other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to create an Agriculture Business Innovation Center (ABIC) through a grant from the US Department of Agriculture, according to a press release from the state ag department . The $ 1.92 million grant will help establish the center to … Read more

Minority-owned business aims to be an outlet for creatives, unite community | News

Built from the ground up, the Fly Trap has opened its doors with goals to be more than a regular store for the East Texas community. The business has a mission to provide unity in the area, be a platform for local minority-owned businesses and an art outlet for creatives. What started as an assisting … Read more

Bollinger gets safety honors, small businesses selected for LED entrepreneurship program | Business News

BXS Insurance announces acquisition of Wall 2 Wall Benefit Services Baton Rouge-based BXS Insurance, a subsidiary of Cadence Bank, has acquired the assets of Wall 2 Wall Benefit Services. Wall 2 Wall, founded by Rand Wall, provides insurance and employee benefit services throughout Texas. Wall 2 Wall’s employees will become part of BXSI’s Houston office. … Read more

Electric bills on the rise as heat arrives | Local Business News

With weather conditions impersonating a broiler oven, the public is seeking relief from the heat and high electric bills they cause. Gypsy Lucas is familiar with both. Her family owns Skate Country in Bellmead and Skate World in Waco, both havens for people craving good times and cool conditions. Her electric bill runs about $ … Read more

Russell’s Pecans near Waco hits the market | Local Business News

Everything but the squirrels is for sale at Russell’s Pecans and Fine Candy in Gholson, where the Russell family and 1,500 pampered pecan trees have delivered the goods, and goodies, to Central Texas for generations. Patriarch Dann Russell, 71, said he and real estate agent Josh Carter welcome offers from nearly anyone. But they will … Read more

Valencia Pipe Co. expands manufacturing business to Walla Walla | Business

Renewed activity is returning to the former Walla Walla Gardener’s Association building at 205 N. 11th Ave. across from Stubblefield Co. For decades, the 51,000-square-foot building housed this local agricultural operation, but as of May, it’s on track to become the second extrusion plant for California-based Valencia Pipe Co. VPC makes ABS pipe for drain, … Read more

BBB column: Use caution with ‘home energy auditor’ offers | Business

Summer is officially here. Rising temperatures mean high air conditioning bills. Scammers have devised a new con that claims to “save you money.” Better Business Bureau (BBB) ​​advises consumers to be on the lookout for government and utility company representatives imposters who are offering phony home energy audits and services and provides the following information … Read more