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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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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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First Romeo’s Pizza, now Pizzafire. Sean Brauser and...

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The 2015 Pillar Awards: a continuing community commitment

“Improving the communities we serve,” is a common theme for all of the Pillar Award recipients over the past 18 years and, once again, Medical Mutual of Ohio is honored to be in such outstanding company.

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University of AkronScott L. Scarborough is confident tough times will soon be a distant memory at the...

Scott Scarborough did not expect to get the job as the next president of the University of Akron. But life doesn't always go as you think it will. And when he was hired, he put all his experience to use to try to make UA the best it could be.

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Give employees the tools to help your customers learn about new technology

Employees play a vital role in helping your customers understand and get comfortable with new technology, says Aaron M. Barnhart, Senior Vice President and Retail Sales Leader at Westfield Bank. “When your employees demonstrate confidence as they use and answer questions about new products and services, they empower customers with the same self-assurance,” Barnhart says. […]

How to use the SBA for business acquisition financing

The flexible collateralization standards associated with SBA loans is just one reason why a business owner should consider an SBA loan for a change of ownership or business acquisition, over a conventional loan. Ridgestone Bank's Romona Davis shares more reasons here.

Give your employees the right tools for remote technology access

If your company doesn’t have a mobility solution, your employees — who now have mobile devices on them at all times — will be less productive. And if it’s a hassle for staff to remotely access documents and processes, delays can transfer to waiting customers. Blue Technologies' Heather Stump talks about business mobility needs and how employers can find the best-fit technology

Consultants augment staff, transcend politics to achieve results

Some companies struggle to effectively reach their performance, project or critical initiative goals after a staff reduction, says Sequent's Beth Thomas. That’s where consultants come in. They offer a point-in-time solution to a problem, often transcending office politics, without adding to overhead.

Maximize an M&A transaction’s value by scrutinizing operating expense

Understanding operating costs and the underlying agreements can often make or break a deal. TPI Efficiency's Roger Zona offers tips on negotiating operating expenses as part of an M&A event.