June 23, 2017
Long summer nights fueling small businesses
This week the northern hemisphere enjoyed the summer solstice, the longest day of the year – and what better way to celebrate the extended daylight hours than with small businesses that make the most of the great outdoors!
Long hours on the farm coupled with more hours in another job make it nearly impossible for some farmers to feed their livestock, traditionally a time- and labor-intensive process. Enter Andy Galbach and his solar-powered livestock feeders from Solar Feeders. Charged by a solar panel, each machine weighs and dispenses feed, automatically releasing the food at specific times throughout the day, pre-set by the farmer. This ingenious but simple machine saves farmers hours each day by not having to weigh, sort, haul and dispense feed to their animals. Learn more about how Solar Feeders improves farmers’ lives here.
Long summer days are ideal opportunities for outdoor activities. Employees at American Bicycle Group think so, too, using cycling to counterbalance a sedentary work environment. The Chattanooga, Tenn.-based company manufactures Litespeed and Quintana Roo bicycles. As a small business working with a limited marketing budget, American Bicycle Group relies on its employees to be active brand ambassadors. The company’s employees are avid cyclists who ride and train with the same vigor as the cycling enthusiasts who buy the bikes American Bicycle Group makes. Check out how these cycling enthusiasts are pushing forward as a group on the here.
An adventurer to the core, Todd Goss is the founder of Paragon Adventurers, a guide company that takes guests through the 65 miles of urban trails and canyons of Zion National Park. Goss’s company leads more than 1,000 customers per year on what he calls “journeys of a lifetime,” making Paragon Adventures the No.1 rated activity in St. George, Utah, by Trip Advisor. Discover the story behind Paragon Adventures here.