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Power brokerAlex Shumate thrives by working with others to help Columbus grow

Whether he’s leading the Squire Patton Boggs’ Columbus office or The Ohio State University's board of trustees, Alex Shumate strives for action, growth and innovation. And he is eager to get others involved in his work.

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The 2018 Medical Mutual Central Ohio Pillar Award for Community Service

For nearly a decade, we have honored many great companies and organizations whose employees have gone above and beyond to invest their time and resources in supporting our community.

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O-H-I-ODr. Michael V. Drake drives future success at The Ohio State University

Ohio State's shared governance might seem foreign to those used to the command control of for-profit business. But Dr. Drake is building consensus to get OSU ready for what's next.

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John Ammendola disrupts the status quo to transform Grange Insurance

When John Ammendola became president and CEO of Grange Insurance in the beginning of 2015, he knew it was time for disruption. He had to set the tone and show the way forward.

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Strong customer relationships lead to healthier businesses

Business growth is dependent upon adding new clients, while keeping and expanding relationships with existing customers. Heather Wirtz, chief development officer at Richwood Bank, shares how to leverage your relationships into financial success.

Careful due diligence is needed when seeking incentives

Financial incentives provide a competitive advantage to businesses, both new and existing. Graham Allison, president of Graham A. Allison & Associates LLC , an affiliate of Clarus Partners, discusses available incentives, when they can be used and what to consider before pursuing them.

Accountants can help family business owners protect assets after a divorce

When the assets of one or both spouses include a family business, divorce proceedings get complicated. Robert Evans, a senior manager at Clarus Partners, shares his thoughts on divorce, business valuations and how accountants can help.

Understand your cyber vulnerabilities, and what you can do about them

A greater reliance on technology comes with concerns about security and hacking — especially for those that can’t monitor their systems to know if they’re being attacked. Paul Sems, general manager at Blue Technologies Smart Solutions, talks cyber vulnerabilities.

This year, grow your business by resolving energy efficiency

TPI Efficiency Consulting's Karl Shaw explores the ways in which an energy efficiency program can help your business thrive in the new year.