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2020 Smart Culture AwardsMatching talent with top opportunity starts with great culture

Today’s competitive recruitment environment makes culture more important than ever to attract and retain top talent. It’s arguably the biggest marketing tool for enticing candidates to join your business. 

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Lorain County Community CollegeMarcia Ballinger embraces LCCC’s role as an economic driver for the region

Lorain County County Community College is working with NEO business leaders to develop curriculum that fits the needs of tomorrow's workforce.

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CrossCountry Mortgage LLCCrossCountry Mortgage is poised for greatness in the 2020s

Ronald J. Leonhardt Jr. brings a competitive spirit to his work at CrossCountry Mortgage, much of which stems from his time playing football at Baldwin Wallace University.

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2019 Pillar Award for Community ServiceUnited for our communities

The Pillar Award for Community Service was developed by Smart Business and Medical Mutual to honor businesses and individuals dedicated to making Northeast Ohio a better place to live.

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Insights

Four reasons to bring production printing in-house

Consider bringing your marketing and sales printing in-house to provide control, reduce waste, allow on-demand printing and enable more targeted or customized marketing campaigns, says Lauren Hanna of Blue Technologies.

Cash management services should be a factor when selecting a bank

Businesses typically don’t jump arbitrarily from one bank to another. There’s usually a pain point, or a triggering event that causes them to look around, says ERIEBANK's Wesley Gillespie.

Don’t stick your head in the sand. Transfer your risk.

Transferring risk through the use of indemnity or hold harmless clauses in a contract is common for large corporations with attorneys on staff, but owners of small and midsize businesses need to spend time on this, too, says Zito Insurance Agency Inc.'s Chris Zito.

4 reasons why your technology isn’t working — and what to do about it

Business executives understand technology is critical for daily operations like communication and processing orders, which is why IT spending keeps growing. But many of those same executives don’t realize a meaningful return on their technology investment, say Clark Schaefer Hackett's Glenn Plunkett and Mat Jackson.

Capitalize on the tight real estate market before conditions change

Given the strength of the Northeast Ohio real estate market right now, there are compelling opportunities for landlords, says Cushman & Wakefield | CRESCO Real Estate's Eliot Kijewski.

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