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ShurTech BrandsJohn Kahl finds the formula of product, people and partners adheres to success for...

There has to be a reason why you'll drive past one location to go to another for a product. John Kahl, CEO of ShurTech Brands tries to create those differences on behalf of his customers who buy Duck® brand products and it's working.

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ProformaIt was the real deal that counted as Greg Muzzillo set out to franchise Proforma

Greg Muzzillo had put time and energy in launching franchises for his promotional items and business supply company Proforma — and the efforts were showing results.

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Third Federal Savings & LoanMarc Stefanski’s message of culture and values at Third Federal never grows old

Marc Stefanski's biggest challenge at Third Federal Savings & Loan? It’s making sure employees absorb the corporate culture and values.

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Vitamix Corp.Guiding principles / Jodi Berg blends passion, inspiration and the desire to make a...

Judging by the growth achieved by the manufacturer of the iconic Vitamix blender, it seems evident that President and CEO Jodi Berg makes sure that happens.

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How game-playing techniques motivate employee productivity

One of the newer methods companies use to motivate employees capitalizes on game-playing techniques — bringing out the competitive nature in employees. Called gamification, the program applies game-design philosophies to non-game applications so workers have fun while meeting performance goals. “Maybe some employees thought they couldn’t achieve a certain performance level, but if it’s fun […]

New IRS regulations detail standards on how to categorize property repairs

New regulations from the IRS and Treasury Department went into effect Jan. 1 relating to the deduction and capitalization of expenditures for tangible property. The regulations affect businesses of all types and sizes. “These new rules set more guidelines on what can be done and what you have to analyze to get into the proper […]

ACA means health care entities need help meeting increased demand

The health care industry, for years, has been dealing with a shortage of health care professionals in medical centers, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, hospice and home health care. That issue isn’t expected to go away anytime soon as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has expanded health insurance coverage to millions of uncovered Americans who […]

New Cleveland Clinic Cancer Institute opens potential for development

The recent Cleveland Clinic groundbreaking for a $276 million Cancer Institute, scheduled for completion in early 2017, invites myriad real estate possibilities. The institute will be located at East 105th Street and Carnegie Avenue. “Whether it is janitorial supply companies, pharmaceutical companies, construction jobs, property maintenance, parking and food service, there will be many trickle-down […]

How to lower costs, create efficiency, gain control with production printing

It might be time to examine in-house production printing, which offers companies more control, consistency, cost savings and efficiency than can be realized by utilizing an outsourced partner.