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In good handsThe Whitestone Group seizes opportunities with a can-do attitude

With a simple idea 16 years ago, John D. Clark Sr. has turned The Whitestone Group Inc. into a multi-million dollar business with 1,400 employees, thanks to hard work, word of mouth and a strong reputation.

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Smart Women: Driving internal change through innovation

The Smart Women breakfast and awards will be Sept. 1. Check out the dynamic panelists who will discuss intrapreneurship, as well as the 19 award winners being honored for their achievements.

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No time to relaxRenier Construction stays vigilant to ensure customers become friends

Knowing how to treat people and cultivating long-term relationships are the keys to Renier Construction Co.’s evolution as a company — and a reflection of Bill Heifner as a business leader.

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The spirit withinCharley Shin develops the people at Charleys Philly Steaks, Bibibop

Charley Shin and his leadership team have stayed true to their beliefs for nearly 560 Charleys and nine Bibibop restaurants, over the test of time.

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Tax credits for R&D help those looking for it

In 2015, the R&D tax credit was made permanent, giving qualifying companies a chance to plan to take advantage of it. Unfortunately, not all that qualify take it, says Clarus Partners' Monika Diehl. Smart Business spoke with Diehl about the R&D tax credit and the qualifying activities it’s designed to encourage.

How organizations can become better prepared for open enrollment

Fall is upon us and that usually means it’s time for health insurance open enrollment for the coming year. This can be a confusing and stressful time for many employees. Is there anything organizations can do to make the process go more smoothly? Medical Mutual's Veronica Hawkins says yes.

Experiential marketing campaigns unleash creativity to engage consumers

Compared to traditional forms of advertising, experiential marketing has the potential to make a greater impact on consumer action toward a brand or product. Jeff Milgrom, president and CEO of Event Marketing Strategies, explains how to execute experiential marketing campaigns on a budget.

Why having the right classifications is so critical

CompManagement's Jarred Post, explains how manual classifications are assigned in Ohio and what an employer should be reporting regarding its payroll.

How organizations can spend less on high-cost specialty drugs

The cost of specialty drugs continues to rise. In fact, it almost doubled from 2003 to 2014. Amber Hulme of Medical Mutual talks about the importance of having programs in place to control spending on these expensive, specialty drugs, and what steps organizations can take that will make the biggest impact.