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2018 Central Ohio Smart 50 awards

This year’s Smart 50 class includes a lot of new faces — executives who are making a difference in their organizations and region. Meet the 2018 Central Ohio Smart 50 honorees.

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2018 Central Ohio Smart 50 awards

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Solid footingRocky Brands focuses on core business under Jason Brooks’ leadership

As the dust settles on the Rocky Brands corporate management shake-up, the company has renewed focus and a fourth-generation Brooks at the helm.

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Rocky Brands focuses on core business under Jason...

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A new perspectiveNancy Kramer embraces change as chief evangelist at IBM iX

Nancy Kramer sold Resource/Ammirati two years ago, but in turn, she’s gained a wider perspective as part of the new organization, IBM iX.

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Seasoned leaderCameron Mitchell fine-tunes his recipe for growth

After 37 years in the restaurant industry, Cameron Mitchell is moving toward a stewardship role. He shares how he and Cameron Mitchell Restaurants have adjusted their recipe for growth.

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Cameron Mitchell fine-tunes his recipe for growth

Insights

How to configure key performance indicators around a business strategy

Strategy is a struggle for every company, but it’s critical for success. Richwood Bank President and CEO Chad Hoffman shares advice for setting up a strategic plan with the right key performance indicators.

Ohio’s health care industry benefits from the state’s many strengths

Ohio’s health care industry is fortunate to have excellent research arms associated with its nationally accredited medical centers. JobsOhio's Aaron Pitts discusses the advantages of Ohio’s strong health care and bioscience industry.

When to get a business valuation or a calculation of value

Business owners who've had their businesses value may remember providing a lot of information for a long and expensive report containing only a few pages of relevant information. Bob Evans of Clarus Partners discusses business valuations and calculations of value.

Your accountant is more than a number cruncher

Your accountant is really a business partner, so make sure they’re clued in to your plans so they can be more responsive to your needs. Clarus Partners' Cheryl A. Fields shares how business owners can get the most out of their accountants.

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.