• Home Field Advantage

        College and Pro football seasons are now in full swing.  While a majority of college football teams play on artificial turf, the majority of pro football teams play on natural grass.  It’s remarkable to consider that pro teams playing on grass are from many cold weather climates, including:  Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburg Steelers,

    Read more

  • Repurposing

    The term “repurposing” defines an item created for one purpose, but “repurposed” for something entirely different.  (Think of old barn siding “repurposed” as an interior wall covering.)  Effingham Regional Incubator Network is opening a new location in Newton, IL.  The location, in a former hardware store, included 4 large sheets of glass.  Rather than simply

    Read more

  • News from the Solar Front

        (Tesla Solar Roof Panels) Solar panel pricing has been plummeting for years.  In 2008, solar panels (on a per watt basis) were more than $4/watt.  Today, the price is below $1/watt and trending to below $.50/watt.  Predictions on solar pricing from just 24 months ago, were wildly pessimistic. In October, Tesla’s founder, Elon Musk announced

    Read more