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Lubrizol Corp.Lubrizol uses chemistry to change the world. Eric R. Schnur wants to take that to...

Lubrizol had taken a big step forward in addressing its need to be more diverse. The next step would be to improve execution and accountability.

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2017 Business Longevity Awards

This year’s Business Longevity Award honorees are proof that hard work and a commitment to excellence can pay off. These 44 companies were built on timeless values and principles that set the stage for generations of economic achievement.

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2017 Business Longevity Awards

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Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Northeast Ohio

An entrepreneur is someone who bounds into the unknown, creating the future. They are visionaries who launch and reimagine businesses, employ millions and endow their communities, leaving legacies of accomplishment and enrichment.

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Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Northeast Ohio

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Northeast Ohio’s 2017 Smart 50 Awards celebrate area’s top executives

This year’s 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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Insights

Address safety in your workplace with a safety committee

Doug Newman, senior risk services consultant at CompManagement, explains some of the key components of a safety committee.

Relationships are critical to companies that rely on staffing firms

Employers that have struggled to build a strong relationship with companies in the staffing industry should analyze the net promoter scores (NPS) of the firms they have used, says James Krouse, Director of Marketing and Communication at Nesco Resource.

Steps employers can take to bridge the work-skills gap

The work-skills gap is the difference between the skills employers need from a workforce and the skills the available workforce has. Jason Abbott, director of workforce development at Cuyahoga Community College’s Workforce Economic Development Division at the Advanced Technology Training Center, says that gap is stunting economic growth in industry sectors and the overall economy because companies aren’t operating at full potential.

Reduce costs and realize tax benefits through a captive insurance program

A "captive” is an insurance company that has some common ownership or management with each of its insured companies, meaning that it only insures the risks of its affiliated companies. Its specific form is dictated by the risks, needs and goals of the companies that it insures, says Imprise Financial's Derek Thomas.

SBA loans can be a valuable tool for companies struggling to get funding

When a small business needs to borrow, it should consider all options of financing. One alternative worth reviewing is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan. An SBA loan can be a valuable financing choice in situations where a bank considers the request to carry additional risk, says Northwest Bank's Gary Miles.