CLEVELAND, Ohio - Pass by Bill Boor sitting at a table at Great Lakes Brewing Co., and you will see a guy in neatly coiffed goatee and button-down shirt. He looks like a relaxed businessman having lunch, laughing with colleagues. Not necessarily a guy who helps run the state's largest craft brewery. Not only is Great Lakes the largest brewery in Ohio, it is the state's first craft brewery, and it will turn 30 this September. As the milestone approaches, Boor is not sitting around waiting for customers to walk through the door. In this ever-changing, highly competitive brewing world, he can't. With this week's announcement that the brewery is launching an Employee Stock Ownership Plan and this year's purchase of land in the Scranton Peninsula near the Cuyahoga River, Great Lakes Brewing Co. is positioning itself to remain an integral piece of the craft-beer industry. The brewery has been coy about the land - what it paid as well as its specific plans - but it's a good bet a … [Read more...] about Great Lakes Brewing Co. at 30: Where does Cleveland’s original craft brewery go from here?
Where does gold come from
Two commercial fisheries open each spring at Upper Cook Inlet that attract little notice and few participants, but each pays big bucks to fishermen. The first is a food and bait herring fishery that runs from April 20 through the end of May. The 150 ton catch quota is small compared to most of Alaska’s other herring fisheries, but the payout is far higher than all others. “They get $1 to $1.50 a pound, or $2,000 to $3,000 for a short ton, and the herring goes primarily into the halibut commercial bait fishery or the sport bait fishery,” said Pat Shields, regional manager for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Soldotna. In contrast, the statewide average price for roe herring at places like Sitka, Kodiak or Togiak is just 12 cents a pound, and fishermen make between $100 to $350 a ton. The Cook Inlet herring fishery serves a small, local market provided by 10 to 20 fishermen. The fish is captured in gillnets by 10-20 salmon setnet fishermen who are trying to get … [Read more...] about Where does the money come from?
By Amy Dickinson | Tribune Content Agency PUBLISHED: April 5, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: April 5, 2018 at 9:44 am DEAR AMY: My wife of almost 40 years and I are in our early 70s. We are retired and live comfortably on two pensions and two Social Security checks. From day one, I was the one responsible for major expenses (e.g., mortgages, insurances, investments, etc.) and she had shown no interest in our finances. It’s important to note that we have no children and are debt free. I have always been a saver and she has always been a spender. By careful saving and investing, I was able to build a nice nest egg. Last year I was able to convince her to attend a meeting with our financial adviser so she knew where our investments are in case I become disabled. This was a bad decision. She was in awe of the amount of money we have in that nest egg. (Click here, if you are unable to view this video on your mobile device.) She now thinks that we are “rich.” We were both … [Read more...] about Ask Amy: We’re 40 years married, and now she becomes a gold-digger?
When Yu Darvish’s intentions became known Saturday, many observers — including this one — declared the Cubs legitimate World Series contenders.Free-agency tends to bring out the bold in everybody. The right free agent can put a team over the top. The wrong one can become a symbol of failure. In today’s sports landscape, no middle ground likely exists for Darvish, who will report to spring training as one of the most ballyhooed free agents in Chicago sports history.How does Darvish rank with the city’s 25 most notable free-agent signings of the 21st century? Glad you asked.1. Marian Hossa: Former general manager Dale Tallon celebrated signing Hossa to a 12-year, $62.8 million contract in July 2009 as the Hawks getting “one of the best players in the game.’’ The Hawks added Hossa for his two-way production but also for professionalism that would serve as an example for a young core that had yet to win anything. Almost nine years later, … [Read more...] about Where does Yu Darvish rank among Chicago’s 25 most notable free agents this century?
Lorraine Schild remembers when she first thought her daughter might have what it takes to make it to the Olympics. This was back in 2012 and Morgan Schild, then just 15, was skiing in her first national freestyle moguls competition at Stratton Mountain in Vermont."She was going up against 25-year-old and 26-year-old women and she was competing and doing well," Lorraine recalls. "I became a believer."She told her daughter, then came home to Pittsford and told her husband. "I thought they were out of their minds," Robert "Buzz" Schild said he remembers thinking.But Lorraine, a nurse practitioner at Strong Memorial Hospital, was convincing enough and her only daughter was driven and talented enough that the family decided to invest more money and time into Morgan's passion. When she was home, Morgan would keep working with Johnny Kroetz, her longtime coach at Bristol Mountain. But she also started spending a few months each winter and early spring at a ski and … [Read more...] about Pittsford’s Morgan Schild is ‘real deal’ as she competes for Olympic gold