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These 28 Northeast Ohio Smart Culture honorees have the sustainable advantage of cultures that deliver results that impact their bottom line.

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Out on the EdgeCleveland Technology Awards 2017

Introducing the inaugural class of Cleveland Technology Award honorees. These scrappy startups, established technology firm leaders and implementers of technology demonstrate the new horizon.

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The 2017 Evolution of Manufacturing Award honorees exemplify the energy and focus it takes to conquer all fronts in these emerging risks. The revolution has already begun; the evolution is up to us. 

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A look at the men and women poised to shape the Northeast Ohio region in 2017 and beyond.

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Insights

Stronger relationships are often the pathway to better customer service

Employees who approach their work with confidence are more likely to bring the same positive energy to their interactions with customers, says Kurt Kappa, Senior Vice President, Market Leader, Cuyahoga County, at Westfield Bank.

How companies should handle media attention amid criminal allegations

When companies become tied to a criminal investigation, whether or not it or its employees have actually committed a crime, it can be on trial in both the criminal court and the court of public opinion. Even if a company that becomes embroiled in a criminal case is eventually cleared of any wrongdoing, it can still lose in the court of public opinion and be driven out of business, says McCarthy Lebit's Rob Glickman.

Buyers should use the due diligence period to confirm their expectations

Smart buyers and their brokers do their homework to understand as much as they can about their options before setting foot on a property. Walkthroughs offer a chance to inspect for any issues that could affect their occupancy and operating requirements, says Simon Caplan, SIOR, a principal at Cushman & Wakefield/CRESCO Real Estate.

Best practices for a more impactful nonprofit board

While there are no official “best practices” that can be applied universally to every nonprofit, organizations should consider a few basic steps to ensure they stay aligned with their mission and put themselves in a strong position for the future, says Barnes Wendling CPAs' Steven Dieringer.

A tighter hiring market means companies must up their game

There is and will be talent available in the market, says Donna Snyder, director of talent acquisition at Nesco Resource. However, Snyder says companies that are not differentiating themselves, either in how they market themselves or the position, may struggle to attract the right talent for the job.