Celadon CEO Stephen Russell faced a treacherous patch of highway when fuel prices spiked and the recession drove the
trucking industry into an economic Death Valley. In IBJ's new video feature on leadership issues, Russell explains
how advice from his dentist helped pave the way to recovery.
After a sales slowdown during the recession forced him to close the high-end eatery L'explorateur, Neal Brown mulled
a move into Neopolitan-style pizza with friendlier price points. The result—Pizzology Pizzeria & Pub—is off
to a profitable start.
In IBJ's new video feature on front-burner business issues that vex restaurants, Regina Mehallick
of downtown's R bistro mulls the financial and personal demands of running a chef-owned eatery with a menu that changes
Local loans issued through the Small Business Administration’s popular 7(a) guarantee program plunged by an astonishing 64
percent for three of the city’s four largest banks during 2009, while overall lending in the program slipped 17 percent in
the metro area.
While fast food remains a favorite for value-minded patrons, several higher-end restaurants in the Mile Square and its nearby
environs have decided in the last year to pull the tablecloth out from under their lunch service.