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Petitti Garden CentersAJ Petitti has Petitti Garden Centers poised for another big year

Spring has sprung and AJ Petitti can't wait to get going on another growing season in Northeast Ohio. Petitti Garden Centers is an iconic company built on the bonds of family and great customer service.

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Smart Culture AwardsGreat culture: The foundation of your success

Culture is arguably the biggest marketing tool for enticing candidates to join your business. It also happens to be fundamental to business success.

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Great culture: The foundation of your success

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PolyOne Corp.Robert M. Patterson has PolyOne poised for sustained success

The simple iPhone case, a product that has become ubiquitous in today’s hyper-connected, social media-obsessed society, is an illustration of how far PolyOne Corp. has come in the past decade.

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Step2 Discovery employees are empowered to dream and innovate

Tony Ciepiel has put very few boundaries on what Step2 Discovery can become in the years ahead.

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Insights

How to recognize, value and reduce your total cost of risk

Most small and mid-sized companies don’t have a dedicated person with expertise in risk management, says Zito Insurance Agency's Nate Bell.

Opportunity Zones leverage capital gains to offer investors, cities benefits

There is often misunderstanding regarding what qualifies as an investment and what has to happen to the investment property for it to be considered improved, says McCarthy Lebit's Michael D. Makofsky.

Tips for first-time commercial property investors

Many real estate practitioners watch lease expiration dates and will poach tenants when owners aren’t paying attention, says Cushman & Wakefield/CRESCO Real Estate's George J. Pofok.

Leases take a spot on the balance sheet with new accounting standards

Changes to the financial reporting of leases by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is a decision that is more than 10 years in the making, says Clark Schaefer Hackett's Eric J. Schnieber.

Developing a strong corporate culture through your attitudes and actions

Even when leaders achieve a comprehensive, objective view of their company’s culture, it’s far from simple to effect change when needed, says Dale Carnegie's Marilee MacAskill.