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Cleveland CavaliersAn NBA title has only strengthened the Cavs platform to do great things

Len Komoroski has worked in a number of cities throughout his career in the professional sports and entertainment world. But he says Cleveland is tops when it comes to its commitment to philanthropy.

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Medical Mutual of Ohio2016 Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service

For nearly two decades, the Pillar Awards have recognized companies and their employees who have gone above and beyond to invest time and resources to strengthen the relationship between for-profits and nonprofits.

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2016 Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service

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25 organizations that embody the spirit of world-class customer service

In good times and bad, your customer service experience is every bit as important as price points and merchandise quality.

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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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Reduce costs and realize tax benefits through a captive insurance program

A "captive” is an insurance company that has some common ownership or management with each of its insured companies, meaning that it only insures the risks of its affiliated companies. Its specific form is dictated by the risks, needs and goals of the companies that it insures, says Imprise Financial's Derek Thomas.

SBA loans can be a valuable tool for companies struggling to get funding

When a small business needs to borrow, it should consider all options of financing. One alternative worth reviewing is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan. An SBA loan can be a valuable financing choice in situations where a bank considers the request to carry additional risk, says Northwest Bank's Gary Miles.

Taking action to create a more positive company culture

Company alignment and employee appreciation go hand in hand. Internal events are held in part to thank employees for their hard work, but there is a selfish reason to make sure the team is happy, says Rock The House Audio Visual's Matt Radicelli.

Defending your business reputation that is under attack

Businesses have access to many forms of legal restitution when false statements are made that damage their reputation, says Defamation Attorney Christian R. Patno, a Principal at McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman.

Companies that welcome the digital transformation see results

The digital transformation — the integration of technology into an organization to increase its competitiveness, core capabilities, profitability and productivity — is well underway. Organizations that have welcomed the wave of changes have found ways to wisely and effectively use it to improve business outcomes, says Skoda Minotti's David Mustin.