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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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How the new tax law could impact donors’ philanthropic strategies

Home Savings Bank's Karen S. Cohen, CPA, explores how the new Tax Act is expected to impact charitable giving.

How a long-term relationship with a banker facilitates business longevity

Westfield Bank's Matthew Berthold talks about the keys to business longevity and the benefits of a long-term relationship with a banker.

How to ensure HR and benefits technology work together

Gallagher’s Joe Roberts and Rhonda Marcucci explore how to blend HR and technology.

Ohio supports food and agribusinesses working to meet consumer demands

The food industry is in a period of disruption, but Ohio has created a system that marries local economic development with regional- and state-level programs, says JobsOhio's Joe Needham.

Ohio is becoming an attractive location for IT companies

While California’s Bay Area is the birthplace of many technological innovations, Ohio is home to considerable innovation as well, just without as much of the fanfare. Ted Griffith, managing director of information technology at JobsOhio, says with lower overall operating costs — as much as 70 percent lower than Silicon Valley — Ohio offers growing […]