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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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Lubrizol uses chemistry to change the world. Eric R....

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2017 Business Longevity Awards

This year’s Business Longevity Award honorees are proof that hard work and a commitment to excellence can pay off. These 44 companies were built on timeless values and principles that set the stage for generations of economic achievement.

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2017 Business Longevity Awards

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Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Northeast Ohio

An entrepreneur is someone who bounds into the unknown, creating the future. They are visionaries who launch and reimagine businesses, employ millions and endow their communities, leaving legacies of accomplishment and enrichment.

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Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Northeast Ohio

Insights

The transportation and logistics industry sees increased demand

The demand for truck drivers continues to rise. The reported national shortage of 175,000 CDL drivers expected by 2024 has been brought on by two factors. Ian Wilson, director of transportation center at Cuyahoga Community College, has the details.

How to grow your agency in a changing insurance market

The health care benefits marketplace is a hot topic these days, and for good reason. There have been a lot of industry changes in recent years, and more are on the way. For insurance agents and brokers, this has meant much more than simply needing to learn about new plans and strategies.

How culture affects performance in an increasingly competitive market

Culture is the base upon which everything else in a company is built. And like a building’s foundation or a tree’s roots, Westfield Bank's Jon Park says it needs to be strong to support all that’s built and grown on top of it.

Proposal impacts real estate industry

Ohio legislation has been proposed to close the “LLC Loophole” to make real estate transfer taxes also apply to indirect transfers. Tony Constantine, tax partner at Ciuni & Panichi, Inc., discusses what the bill could mean.

Ohio’s financial sector is the state’s quiet giant

From an outside perspective, there is little awareness of the size and strength of Ohio’s financial sector. However, once a conversation begins regarding the organizations that have chosen to headquarter here, Terry Gore, director of financial services at JobsOhio, says people are surprised.