Wisconsin restaurant installs virus-killing lights in its dining room, bar area

A Wisconsin restaurant is installing lights that reportedly kill airborne viruses

The Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery in Kohler, Wisconsin, is reportedly the first restaurant in the U.S. to install far-UVC light technology, according to a press release. 

Healthe, Inc., a Florida-based company, made the lights — called “Healthe Space” lights — which “provide real-time mitigation of harmful pathogens and viruses,” the release said.

According to the company, the lights are mounted on the ceiling and give off general light as well as “far-UVC 222 sanitizing light to clean air and surfaces.”

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Eighteen of the Healthe Space lights are being installed throughout the restaurant, in the dining and bar areas, as well as in other buildings on the property.  

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Live Local Inland Northwest launches directory, online marketplace for area businesses

Live Local Inland Northwest is launching an online marketplace for Spokane-area businesses and organizations to showcase their products for free while providing them with an opportunity to reach a wider customer base.

The marketplace acts as a one-stop shop for businesses and organizations, which can showcase up to 10 items on the platform. Businesses are able to sell directly to customers on the marketplace or link to their own e-commerce website.

“We are calling it Spokane’s virtual Main Street,” said Janice Miller, communications director for Live Local INW, adding the marketplace gives each business a chance to have prime online storefront space while lifting each other up in the process.

More than 400 locally owned and operated businesses have signed up to participate in the online marketplace, which goes live Tuesday.

The Grain Shed co-owner and brewer Teddy Benson said he’s excited about the online marketplace.

The Perry District brewery,

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Sonoma County to bolster COVID strategies; looks to successes of other Bay Area counties

Concerned about the lack of progress in controlling the spread of COVID-19 in Sonoma County, local officials are considering a multi-pronged strategy to slow transmission rates, including trying to replicate some of the successes of other Bay Area counties.

The initiative surfaced Monday as Sonoma County leaders braced for the release of another disappointing set of statistics Tuesday expected to show the county has again fallen short of state metrics to further ease restrictions on local business activity.

The county is expected to remain in the purple zone, the most restrictive of the state’s four-tier reopening process. Saddled by a growing number of new coronavirus cases, the county continues to be the only county in the Bay Area that has not advanced to a less restrictive stage.

Details of the county’s new plan are still taking shape. Dr. Sundari Mase, the county’s health officer, said the new strategies range from

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Woodbury kicks off development in new area with Kindeva headquarters

Woodbury has taken the first step in developing a new area of the city — with a new headquarters for a 3M spin-off company.



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Kindeva Drug Delivery plans to build a 136,000-square-foot facility northeast of Settlers Ridge Parkway and Hudson Road. It will be the first development in the city’s Northeast Area, a 400-acre site along Interstate 94.

The building, on 9.5 acres, would house offices, a warehouse, and a light-industrial facility.

“We are all very excited to do this, especially in these trying times,” said John Price, Kindeva’s Global Marketing Communications manager.

Kindeva makes skin patches, inhalers and other products that help patients take medicine.

In May, 3M sold its drug-delivery business for $650 million to Altaris Capital Partners, which named the company Kindeva.

Kindeva’s headquarters currently are in St. Paul. The company employs 900 at facilities in St.

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Wrench Group Acquires Collins Comfort Masters in Phoenix Area

Wrench Group, LLC (“Wrench”), a national leader in home repair, replacement and maintenance services specializing in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, water and electrical services, announced today the acquisition of Collins Comfort Masters in Gilbert, Ariz. This is the rapidly growing firm’s sixth acquisition in 2020.

Collins Comfort Masters has been providing cooling, heating, plumbing and drain cleaning services to customers in the Phoenix metropolitan area since 1985. Wrench Group already has an established footprint in Phoenix with its flagship location Parker and Sons and newly acquired All About Water. This acquisition furthers Wrench’s efforts to provide industry-leading home services to consumers and businesses in the Phoenix Valley.

“It is an incredible time at Wrench as we continue to expand our footprint in the Phoenix market,” said Paul Smith, Wrench Group Chief Operating Officer. “We are committed to partnering with the best companies in the home services business, and Collins

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