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Minute Men Staffing & HR ServicesJay Lucarelli shares his family pride through his work at Minute Men Staffing &...

When Jay Lucarelli became Minute Men’s president and CEO, he considered the many leadership lessons he got from his father.

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Ganley Auto GroupKenneth Ganley loves selling cars and shares his passion with the team at Ganley...

Kenneth Ganley has taken Ganley Auto Group, a company started by his father, and turned into one of the top dealerships in the U.S.

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Kenneth Ganley loves selling cars and shares his...

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2017 Family Business Achievement Awards

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) is pleased to return as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2017 Smart Business Family Business Conference. Check out what these great family businesses across Northeast Ohio have been able to achieve.

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2017 Family Business Achievement Awards

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Lubrizol Corp.Lubrizol uses chemistry to change the world. Eric R. Schnur wants to take that to...

Lubrizol had taken a big step forward in addressing its need to be more diverse. The next step would be to improve execution and accountability.

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Tax reform: Next steps for business owners under the new law

Business owners are trying to determine how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will affect them and their companies. But while Congress set an outline, the IRS hasn’t written the rules yet. Ciuni & Panichi's Jim Komos explains what’s clear so far about the tax law changes.

How to use document management to streamline onboarding for HR

When companies hire new employees, it usually involves a lot of paperwork and checklists. By digitizing this process, HR can put more of the onus on the employee and electronically track all pieces, says Nano Zegarra, chief technology officer at Blue Technologies.

How to navigate today’s commercial, industrial real estate markets

Commercial and industrial real estate activity has remained very strong with no real end in sight. It has been a landlord/seller market for a while, but now it’s time for tenants/buyers to do their homework and bid aggressively before an attractive opportunity is lost.

How a bank can be a manufacturer’s strategic and trusted partner

For area manufacturers to keep up with the fast-paced economy, create jobs and grow in a competitive market, they need to be current with the times and well-connected in their communities. Among the many methods available to manufacturers to generate sales opportunities is a deeper connection with their bank.

Lessons for parents about the risks their children face on social media

Students of all ages are getting into trouble with social media — at school and with the law. It’s media that’s meant to be fast. But what students fail to realize is that a quick post or response can have lasting consequences. Kristina W. Supler and Susan C. Stone have the details.