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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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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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Insights

A look at best practices for managing your company’s 401(k) plan

Companies that offer employees a 401(k) plan must recognize their responsibility to act in the best interests of those employees, says David C. Barth, AIF, a financial consultant at AXA Advisors, LLC. He discusses best practices when it comes to managing your company’s 401(k) plan.

Steps for positioning your company for growth or succession

Turning your company into a $25 million business in the next three to five years requires a plan. Ross Vozar, of BDO USA, LLP, offers advice on positioning your company for growth or succession.

Avoiding unethical sales practices that could cost you dearly

TPI Efficiency's Roger Zona defines slamming, and explains how to recognize it and how affected companies can be made whole if it happens to them.

How to make your franchise dream a reality with SBA financing

With the rise in franchise opportunities, there’s an increase in financing to support the franchise concept, including through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Ridgestone Bank's Romona Davis discusses franchise financing and how SBA loans fit in.

The missing piece to building employee bench strength might be you

The talent management mistakes business owners make and how they can overcome those to strategically build bench strength. Insight from Stacy Feiner, business psychologist and anagement consultant at BDO USA, LLP.