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2018 Corporate College Smart 50 Awards

All of this year’s Smart 50 honorees have made a difference in their organizations and in the region. Their positive impact on employment has reinvented the Northeast Ohio landscape into one of the most up-and-coming business regions in the country.

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2018 Corporate College Smart 50 Awards

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Hoddy Hanna’s rules for acquisitions has Howard Hanna making bold moves

Howard Hanna wins the hearts and minds of an acquired company before making changes. This is just one of the M&A lessons the company — and Hoddy Hanna — has learned.

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Building connectionsRelationships are the center of Jim Wyland, WealthStone’s success

Who you partner with will lead to your biggest successes and largest failures. Jim Wyland of WealthStone knows the value of slowing down to invest in due diligence.

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Relationships are the center of Jim Wyland,...

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2018 Central Ohio Smart 50 awards

This year’s Smart 50 class includes a lot of new faces — executives who are making a difference in their organizations and region. Meet the 2018 Central Ohio Smart 50 honorees.

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2018 Central Ohio Smart 50 awards

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Be aware of changes to meal and entertainment tax deductions

The new tax law will change the way meals and entertainment are deducted for tax purposes. Maggie Gilmore of Clarus Partners explains the differences in the rules, so you won't be caught off guard.

Target your customers where it counts with variable data printing

Customized marketing cuts through the noise and creates one-on-one conversations. Lauren Hanna of Blue Technologies explains how variable data printing and its related software can help your company achieve this.

Five mistakes nonprofits should avoid in their next RFP

Many nonprofits follow the request for proposals process when choosing their service providers, but missteps along the way can derail the system. Beware of these common errors in the RFP process, says Gallagher’s Ryan Brandt.

The Bermuda Triangle of HR law: What employers need to know

Some employee absence events may trigger not just one law, but the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and state workers’ compensation laws. Linda Croushore and Jeffrey Swaney of WorkPartners share what employers can do about this overlap.

The advantages of taking work breaks to boost productivity

We’re all guilty of not taking enough breaks at work — or any at all — which drains our mental capacity and lowers productivity. Doug Fleisner of JRG Advisors discusses the benefits of stepping away from your computer.