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2018 Smart Business Evolution of Manufacturing

This year’s Evolution of Manufacturing winners have made their mark on manufacturing and have specifically chosen Northeast Ohio as their place to make the magic happen. Check out this year's honorees.

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2018 Smart Business Evolution of Manufacturing

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In safe handsPam Petrow and Vector Security adapt to new technology

Technology has created a new dynamic in many businesses, and Vector Security is no exception. Pam Petrow shares how the company has adapted.

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Pam Petrow and Vector Security adapt to new technology

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Eagle Family Foods Group LLCPaul Smucker Wagstaff spreads his wings with Eagle Foods

Paul Smucker Wagstaff spent most of his career with The J.M. Smucker Co., working his way up the hierarchical ladder, on his way to one day lead the multi-billion dollar international food company. Then he quit.

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Power brokerAlex Shumate thrives by working with others to help Columbus grow

Whether he’s leading the Squire Patton Boggs’ Columbus office or The Ohio State University's board of trustees, Alex Shumate strives for action, growth and innovation. And he is eager to get others involved in his work.

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How new Department of Labor guidelines will affect unpaid internships

Joseph Fluehr, an attorney at Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia, LLC talks about about the new Fair Labor Standards Act guidelines and how they affect unpaid internships.

How a cost segregation study can focus your fixed asset strategy

Unless you’re in the business of owning real estate, you may not be aware of the benefits of a cost segregation study, says Tony Constantine, a tax partner at Ciuni & Panichi, Inc. In fact, some accountants don’t understand how these studies can provide savings.

Data analytics and AI are the future of internal audit and fraud investigation

Kirstie Tiernan, data analytics managing director for BDO, Chicago at BDO USA, LLP, explores data analytics, especially as it relates to internal audits and why artificial intelligence (AI) adds even more value.

Strong customer relationships lead to healthier businesses

Business growth is dependent upon adding new clients, while keeping and expanding relationships with existing customers. Heather Wirtz, chief development officer at Richwood Bank, shares how to leverage your relationships into financial success.

Careful due diligence is needed when seeking incentives

Financial incentives provide a competitive advantage to businesses, both new and existing. Graham Allison, president of Graham A. Allison & Associates LLC , an affiliate of Clarus Partners, discusses available incentives, when they can be used and what to consider before pursuing them.