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Mike Vieira

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Envision Solar

By Mike Vieira | Dec 30, 2017

Energy California

Desmond Wheatley’s pivot to Solar 3.0 taps the growing market to power services and amenities, including autonomous e-vehicle charging stations.

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Rakar, Inc.

By Mike Vieira | Dec 30, 2017

Industrial & Equipment California

CEO Theresa Padilla rose from the factory floor to run this top supplier to the military

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Sperry West

By Mike Vieira | Nov 28, 2017

Aerospace & Electronics California

CEO Barry Levine moved his surveillance equipment manufacturer West to SoCal to reorganize and pursue an important security niche.

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Newport Cottages

By Mike Vieira | Nov 28, 2017

Built Environment California

Foregoing automation and utilizing traditional hand woodworking techniques helped Newport Cottages carve a niche in the high-end child and baby furniture market.

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Phenix Technology

By Mike Vieira | Nov 25, 2017

Industrial & Equipment California

Angel Sanchez Jr. took a 45-year old company and developed new marketing and efficiency methods to build the highest-quality helmets firefighters can depend on.

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McRoskey Mattress Company

By Mike Vieira | Nov 07, 2017

Consumer & Lifestyle California

Selling direct to consumer has been a successful formula for CEO Robin McRoskey Azevedo, who carries on the family’s century-old traditions.

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Fisher Manufacturing

By Mike Vieira | Nov 03, 2017

Built Environment Industrial & Equipment California

Ray Fisher Jr. finds success by bringing green manufacturing and efficient designs to his family’s business of making faucets and plumbing fixtures.

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Fuller Labs

By Mike Vieira | Oct 18, 2017

Bioscience & Medical California

Manufacturing test kits that identify vector-borne diseases, founder Lee Fuller had a rough start before flourishing in the medical industry.

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Hero Arts

By Mike Vieira | Oct 14, 2017

Consumer & Lifestyle California

Owner and CEO Aaron Leventhal keeps his family business at the top of its field by adapting to a drastically changing marketplace in the art & crafts industry.

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Borden Lighting

By Mike Vieira | Sep 23, 2017

Built Environment California

An architect with decades of experience in lighting design, founder and CEO Randy Borden knows exactly the right products for his customers.