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ASPIRE 2017 – Steven J. Demetriou

Over the years, Steven J. Demetriou has spent time in a wide range of industries, but he’s always approached leadership with the same philosophy.

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ASPIRE 2017 – Edward F. Crawford

Edward F. Crawford was a young man working his way through school in the early 1960s when he first put his entrepreneurial skills to the test.

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ASPIRE 2017 – William E. Conway

Relationships are a key component in any line of work, but perhaps even more so when you’re the head of a business, says William E. Conway.

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Smart Women: How women leaders are setting the pace in business

Presenting the 2017 Northeast Ohio Smart Women Award winners and panelists who will be featured at this year's Smart Women Breakfast on April 20.

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Insights

Maximize the efficiency of your technology with vendor management

As organizations grow, departments invest in technology and applications to support that growth. But without quality vendor management, Blue Technologies’ Ryan Coleman says you may have overlapped services or a less than ideal vendor.

Monetizing workers’ compensation managed care services in Ohio

Quinn Guist, president of CompManagement Health Systems, talks about factors Ohio businesses should consider when choosing an managed care organization (MCO).

Shale formations generate billions in investment with much still untapped

The first Ohio shale well in the Utica and Marcellus Shale formations was drilled in February 2011, and the formations have attracted some $64 billion in private sector investment since. Those looking to invest in Ohio’s shale opportunity have confidence in the state and the business environment it fosters, says Dana A. Saucier Jr., Senior Managing Director for Energy and Chemicals and Food & Agribusiness at JobsOhio.

How the strength of a business plays into succession planning

A business is often the owner’s largest single asset of his or her net worth, which creates a strong correlation between how well an owner plans for succession and the value of the underlying asset. “The better you plan for succeeding the business, the higher the value,” says Michael Pappas, CPA, director of the accounting and assurance services department at Barnes Wendling CPAs.

What you should know about insurance before your next M&A deal

When companies merge or when one company is acquired by another, it is imperative that both parties review and update their insurance coverages, says Chris Zito, president of Zito Insurance Agency, Inc.