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2018 Smart Culture Awards

Culture is the essence and lifeblood of an organization. Culture establishes the energy within an organization and heavily influences the happiness, success and connection employees experience.

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2018 Smart Culture Awards

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John J. Engel doubled down on WESCO’s customers in a market slowdown

During a downturn, WESCO looks to super-serve its customers — take a larger share even if they spend less. John J. Engel also used the slowdown to right size and drive productivity.

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Wild RepublicRelationships play key role in Wild Republic’s international growth

Wild Republic continues to bootstrap itself into novel lines of business, growing across the globe through relationships.

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A new perspectiveNancy Kramer embraces change as chief evangelist at IBM iX

Nancy Kramer sold Resource/Ammirati two years ago, but in turn, she’s gained a wider perspective as part of the new organization, IBM iX.

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New Pennsylvania law puts more of a burden on Pennsylvania companies

Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia, LLC's Charles W. Ormsby, Jr. looks into Pennsylvania's new tax law, how it will impact companies’ administrative burden and the risks costs associated with the provision.

How to execute a successful internal business transition

Kreischer Miller's Stephen Christian talks about factors that can impact a successful business transition that he has observed during his years of advising privately held, middle-market companies.

Proposal impacts real estate industry

Ohio legislation has been proposed to close the “LLC Loophole” to make real estate transfer taxes also apply to indirect transfers. Tony Constantine, tax partner at Ciuni & Panichi, Inc., discusses what the bill could mean.

Factors to consider when choosing a business entity

Choosing a business entity is a big decision. The choice affects how owners conduct business, how financial statements are presented, what income is taxable and how cash comes out of the business. Kirk Trowbridge, director at Clarus Partners, discusses what to consider when determining the structure that’s best for your business.

How to make the exponential benefits of philanthropy work for you

Philanthropy not builds stronger communities where we live, work and play, it can also benefit your business. Chad Hoffman, president and CEO of Richwood Bank, discusses the intersection of philanthropy and business.