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LeafFilterNorth Inc.Matt Kaulig is developing strong leaders at LeafFilter North Inc.

Culture is a critical factor in any company’s success and Matt Kaulig has taken steps to give employees at LeafFilter a great place to work, no matter where their office is located.

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Matt Kaulig is developing strong leaders at LeafFilter...

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Cascade Capital Corporation 2016 BUSINESS GROWTH AWARDS

Smart Business proudly presents this year's class of honorees for the Cascade Capital Corp. Business Growth Awards, recognizing companies in the Akron-Canton region that have established an enduring standard of excellence.

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The 2016 Family Business Achievement Awards

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) and Smart Business present the 2016 Smart Business Family Business Conference, honoring achievement as a family business.

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The 2016 Family Business Achievement Awards

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How Jim Ruhlin has The Ruhlin Co. poised for another 100 years of construction...

Jim Ruhlin Sr. didn’t grow up with a plan to one day become the president and CEO at The Ruhlin Co., a business started by his grandfather, John G. Ruhlin, back in 1915.

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Insights

How working with your bank can bring you closer to your goals

Michael Benson, Vice President/Akron Metro Manager at Consumers National Bank, discusses how companies can build a stronger partnership with their bank.

How the restaurant industry’s sales are stacking up

Adam Berebitsky, tax partner and co-leader of the National Restaurant Practice at BDO USA, LLP, discusses trends in the restaurant industry based on operating results of publicly traded restaurant companies.

If you’re purchasing your company’s property, consider SBA financing

While most banks offer conventional financing, the SBA provides an excellent opportunity for owner-occupied commercial real estate financing. Learn more from Byline Bank's Romona Davis.

Energy-efficient resolutions for the New Year

TPI's Karl Shaw outlines energy initiatives and purchasing strategies that can help your business thrive in the New Year.

Both parties need to be upfront when it comes to financial strategies

Brad Dickman of Stonebridge Wealth Strategies offers keys to building a better relationship with your financial professional.