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Lorain County Community CollegeHow Roy Church transformed LCCC for generations to come

It was music to his ears when Roy A. Church, Ed.D., heard that a community college in Ohio wanted a president — particularly one who could help make the institution more dynamic and more embedded in the fiber of the community.

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How Roy Church transformed LCCC for generations to...

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The 2016 Family Business Achievement Awards

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) and Smart Business present the 2016 Smart Business Family Business Conference, honoring achievement as a family business.

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The 2016 Family Business Achievement Awards

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The 2016 Business Longevity Awards

Reaching a milestone event, such as celebrating 50 years in operation, signifies you’ve accomplished something few others have. Hitting 75, 100 or even 150 years? That’s even more impressive. That’s why Smart Business has launched the inaugural Business Longevity Awards

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The 2016 Business Longevity Awards

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Northeast Ohio 2016 Entrepreneur Of The Year®

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® salutes the visionaries who launch and reimagine businesses. Here are the 2016 winners for Northeast Ohio.

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Northeast Ohio 2016 Entrepreneur Of The Year®

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Inbound marketing techniques offer manufacturers an advantage

Chris Peer, owner and CEO of SyncShow, outlines global competition’s effect on manufacturing and how effective marketing is helping some companies get ahead.

Compliance issues as you near the 50-person mark, other growth stages

Colleen Bement, vice president of Business Development at PayBridge, talks about about how to be prepared for the compliance that your growth may trigger — whether it’s 50 employees or another threshold.

Why a real estate broker is such a valuable asset

Real estate professionals provide clients with indispensable knowledge, tools and techniques that allow them to make a more informed decision when looking to buy, sell or lease a property, says Simon Caplan, SIOR, a partner at Cushman & Wakefield/CRESCO Real Estate.

Some of the best-kept secrets for an effective leadership transition

If you build a great business, transitioning it is easy. The problem is many entrepreneurs get caught up thinking about transitioning their business with one dimension in mind. One-dimensional thinking can lead you down the wrong path because you are too fixated on one direction. If that direction fails, you are forced to start over again.

Navigating divorce by using a business mindset

Divorce, like a business dissolution, is a process to terminate a relationship and divide assets, liabilities and wealth, says Kaitlyn D. Arthurs, an Attorney at McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman. Unfortunately, this process can be complicated by emotion.