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2018 Smart Business Evolution of Manufacturing

This year’s Evolution of Manufacturing winners have made their mark on manufacturing and have specifically chosen Northeast Ohio as their place to make the magic happen. Check out this year's honorees.

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2018 Smart Business Evolution of Manufacturing

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Invacare Corp.Matthew E. Monaghan is pushing the envelope of what’s possible at Invacare

The act of walking up to a door and pulling it open is something most people do many times every day without even thinking about it. For those in a wheelchair, however, it’s considerably more difficult.

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The Fedeli GroupServant leader: Umberto P. Fedeli finds value in every relationship

It doesn’t matter if he’s functioning as president and CEO at The Fedeli Group, as a board member at the Cleveland Clinic or as a trusted confidant who has been asked by a friend for help. Umberto P. Fedeli plays to win.

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Servant leader: Umberto P. Fedeli finds value in every...

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2017 Pillar Award for Community Service

For two decades, we have honored many great companies and organizations whose employees have gone above and beyond to invest their time and resources in supporting our community.

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2017 Pillar Award for Community Service

Insights

How a cost segregation study can focus your fixed asset strategy

Unless you’re in the business of owning real estate, you may not be aware of the benefits of a cost segregation study, says Tony Constantine, a tax partner at Ciuni & Panichi, Inc. In fact, some accountants don’t understand how these studies can provide savings.

Get outside help to investigate workplace sexual harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace has recently gotten a lot of attention. Companies caught in a scandal risk public embarrassment if their knowledge of sexual harassment behavior was handled inappropriately. A company can’t be willfully blind to sexual harassment accusations made by employees, says Ann-Marie Ahern, a principal and head of the employment law practice at McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA.

Don’t let mediocrity be the norm when choosing an AV provider

A good AV team listens to the customer’s needs to determine the best approach and build an AV solution that suits that need. They respond quickly to inquiries because they know it can be frustrating to wait, especially when time is short, says Matt Radicelli, founder and CEO of Rock The House Audio Visual.

Reduce your exposure to fraud with positive pay

Technological advances have made it easier for businesses to manage their operations and improve their bottom line. However, as technology becomes more sophisticated, businesses must be more diligent to prevent fraudulent transactions from occurring. Many businesses turn to their banks to help mitigate the likelihood of fraud, says Marianne O’Connor, cash management advisor at Northwest Bank.

How a company can make optimal use of its captive insurance program

There are underutilized aspects of a captive program that if actualized, could provide much more than risk mitigation. To fully unlock the potential of a captive program, all of its options must be understood, says Andrew Seger, general counsel at Imprise Financial.