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

This year’s Smart 50 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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TalentLaunchM&A will play key role in Aaron Grossman’s drive to $1B at TalentLaunch

Aaron Grossman is on an ambitious quest at TalentLaunch. He's using his considerable entrepreneurial and dealmaking skills to use to help his company achieve its full potential.

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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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How to be successful in the era of artificial intelligence

For organizations that see AI as vital to their success, the value of having employees who are willing to embrace the technology, as well as their changing roles, can’t be overstated, says Dale Carnegie's John Glaneman.

How narrow networks can help contain health care costs

The only way to fund health care for the betterment of the employer and employee is to get creative. Narrow networks are one way to do that, says Zito Insurance Agency's Michele Hanzak.

How a recent decision affects coverages and exclusions during construction

When dealing with insurance, it’s never clear how a court will rule in a specific case, says McCarthy Lebit's Nicholas R. Oleski.

Don’t let HR departments labor over employee paperwork

Enterprise content management software can help HR be more efficient and reduce errors by optimizing the hiring process. Ben Simms of Blue Technologies explains how.

The definition of business longevity is based on ownership’s goals

Business longevity doesn’t necessarily mean working to ensure a company exists beyond first-generation ownership. Rather, the meaning of longevity depends on the goals of ownership, says Westfield Bank's Joseph Bilinovich.