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Northeast Ohio’s Smart 50 play a large part in region’s rebirth

This year's honorees for the Smart 50 Award have reinvented the Northeast Ohio landscape into one of the most up-and-coming business regions in the country.

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Make the right movesEsmark and Jim Bouchard manage through the difficult times

Commodities like oil and steel are down, so Jim Bouchard is using all available tools to stay profitable and be ready for better days.

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Epcon Communities ramps up for the housing recovery

The home building market is finally turning around. In the midst of their most vigorous ramp-up, Epcon Communities Franchising Founders Ed Bacome and Phil Fankhauser draw on over 30 years of experience to plan for the future.

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Epcon Communities ramps up for the housing recovery

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McCarthy Building Cos. Inc.Rich Henry helped McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. get back on track with employee...

See how he makes sure his team feels part of everything that happens at McCarthy.

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How to help your employees and managers better manage stress

Successfully managing stress has numerous benefits — fewer health problems, increased productivity and greater job satisfaction. Find out how mindfulness can be taught to help employees and managers better manage stress.

How ESOPs align shareholder and employee interest

As baby boomer business owners age, there is a pressing need to select their business exit strategy. One option is an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), where the business owner sells the company — up to 100 percent of the stock — to the employees.

How to make sure your employees’ health information stays private

Insurance carriers assume much of the responsibility for personal health information, but many organizations are just as responsible. The financial penalties for revealing personal health information might be surprising, so it’s important to know where you stand.

The legal risks that come with using social media as a hiring tool

When you turn to Facebook and Twitter to learn more about an individual you are considering for a job, you open yourself up to substantial legal risk.