Author Archives: Eric Berger

Designed to perform: Andrea Robertson’s company outfits athletes across country

Triflare, Andrea Robertson

In 2009 and 2010, Andrea Robertson won the Mrs. America competition wearing a sparkling gold dress and qualified for the USA Triathlon National Championships in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. For the three-part triathlon competitions, which include swimming, bicycling and running, she wore a men’s one-piece triathlon suit. (The top for such suits runs over the shoulders; the bottom is similar to bike ...

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Cooking by the hour: Kitchen-commissary supports food startups


About five years ago, Joe Henderson and his brother Jeff were competing on the barbeque circuit when they were approached by someone who had tasted their meats and wanted them to cater an event. That inspired the brothers to try and start a catering business. While they had previously just operated out of their own kitchens and backyards, Joe Henderson ...

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‘Your thoughts have power’


Virtual reality venture StoryUP creates immersive experiences that reduce stress and improve mental health. In 2012, after spending more than two decades as a reporter and anchor at radio and television stations around Missouri, Sarah Hill had become unsettled by all of the trauma she was witnessing. “Rapes, murders, homicides, having to interview people who have lost children,” said Hill, ...

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