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Anthem Blue Cross Blue ShieldSmart Women 2016: Redefining success every step of the way

Success doesn’t just show up at the door. That’s why one of our strongest commitments is giving women the tools they need to go get it.

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Step2 Co.Christopher Quinn restored trust and unleashed creativity to drive Step2 Co. to...

When Christopher Quinn arrived as president and CEO at Step2 Co. in January 2015, he could feel the tension. This proud company had seen near constant turnover in recent years and Quinn sensed that employees didn't believe he would last any longer than the previous CEOs. So he set out to earn their trust.

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The 2016 Evolution of Manufacturing Awards

These 2016 honorees exemplify the energy and focus it takes to conquer all fronts in the war for talent. They never stop working for their business or their employees and recognize that there’s room for everyone to evolve together.

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The 2016 Evolution of Manufacturing Awards

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PizzafireFirst Romeo’s Pizza, now Pizzafire. Sean Brauser and Ryan Rose share their passion...

The pride Sean Brauser and Ryan Rose have for Romeo's PIzza and the brand-new Pizzafire comes through in every pie that comes out of the oven. These guys love pizza and they want their customers to enjoy it just as much.

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How to improve your business cash flow with an SBA loan

When you compare an SBA loan to a conventional loan, you’re going to find more attractive terms with an SBA loan. SBA financing can benefit your organization’s cash flow equation by allowing for debt consolidation and refinance as well as financing working capital, says Romona Davis of Ridgestone Bank. Here's how.

A look at what to consider before you sign your next building lease

Brouse McDowell's Daniel K. Wright II outlines things to consider when relocating your leased office or industrial facility.

Self-insured short-term disability policies quicken recovery, lower costs

Spooner, Inc. President Cindy Artino talks self-insured short-term disability policies, when they’re a good idea and how to choose a provider.

How to stay ahead of disaster using flood insurance and these safety tips

With spring showers and summer thunderstorms that can result in an excess of surface water, it is important to talk safety and insurance coverage. In fact, flooding is the most frequently occurring natural disaster in Ohio, according to the Ohio Emergency Management Agency.

Fixed all-in contracts for energy have proven costly to large consumers

The energy buying strategy most manufacturers and large energy consumers use to save money, ironically, can be more expensive. TPI Efficiency Consulting's Karl Shaw discusses advanced energy purchasing strategies and the impact they can have for large energy users.