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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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KHM Travel GroupA human touch enables KHM Travel Group to thrive in a tech-dominated industry

Facing a competitor like Expedia has been daunting for travel agencies. But KHM Travel Group President and CEO Rick Zimmerman found a chink in the tech giant’s armor.

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RPM Inc.RPM’s Frank Sullivan builds on his father’s legacy with more than 100...

The most important dealmaking lessons Frank C. Sullivan has learned in his career have come from his father, Thomas, who was involved in more than 100 transactions during his career at RPM International Inc. Through all the years, dealmaking has been an integral part of the company’s growth strategy.

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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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Insights

How to develop a strategy to compete effectively for key employees

Gallagher's Rory Lough and Joe Roberts explore strategies to attract, retain and engage key personnel and set your organization as a destination employer.

Ohio’s health care industry benefits from the state’s many strengths

Ohio’s health care industry is fortunate to have excellent research arms associated with its nationally accredited medical centers. JobsOhio's Aaron Pitts discusses the advantages of Ohio’s strong health care and bioscience industry.

Financing is a central, but not exclusive function of a bank

Westfield's Matt Sprang talks about the benefits to entrepreneurs of having a relationship with their bank throughout the many iterations and stages of their businesses.

Maximize the efficiency of your technology with vendor management

As organizations grow, departments invest in technology and applications to support that growth. But without quality vendor management, Blue Technologies’ Ryan Coleman says you may have overlapped services or a less than ideal vendor.

How tax reform is expected to alter the mergers and acquisitions landscape

BDO USA LLP's Dave Godenswager takes a close look at tax reform and its impact on merger and acquisition deal structures.