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A case for commercializationThe Ohio State University builds bridges from research to industry

The Ohio State University is a tremendous resource in terms of research and thought leaders that help businesses grow and thrive. The challenge, however, can be getting that research into the hands of companies.

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Fresh eyesOtterbein University realizes its potential by reaffirming core values

Kathy A. Krendl hasn’t been afraid to step in and lead Otterbein University in new directions, to help it stay relevant for higher education and recommit to its core values.

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The Columbus Metropolitan Library turns the page to better serve customers

The Columbus Metropolitan Library and Patrick Losinski shifted focus to create more value and better serve the community.

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The Medical Mutual 2016 Pillar Award for Community Service

The Pillar Award for Community Service was developed to honor businesses and individuals dedicated to making Central Ohio a better place to live. Meet the 2016 honorees.

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Insights

Using historical data, benchmarking to develop a financial forecast

Michael Stevenson, managing partner at Clarus Partners, shares tips for creating financial forecasts, including what information to include and what not to do.

Why HSAs have become a valuable tool in retirement planning

HSAs are a great way to supplement retirement savings, but the concept is still new for some employees, says Amber Hulme of Medical Mutual. That’s why it’s important for employees to understand how HSAs works, so they can take full advantage.

Give your employees the right tools for remote technology access

If your company doesn’t have a mobility solution, your employees — who now have mobile devices on them at all times — will be less productive. And if it’s a hassle for staff to remotely access documents and processes, delays can transfer to waiting customers. Blue Technologies' Heather Stump talks about business mobility needs and how employers can find the best-fit technology

Consultants augment staff, transcend politics to achieve results

Some companies struggle to effectively reach their performance, project or critical initiative goals after a staff reduction, says Sequent's Beth Thomas. That’s where consultants come in. They offer a point-in-time solution to a problem, often transcending office politics, without adding to overhead.

Why you need to take caution when using independent contractors

As independent contractors continue to become a bigger part of the American workforce, the Department of Labor (DOL) is investing more time and energy to make sure companies follow the law when it comes to classifying these workers. Timothy J. Gallagher, of Kegler Brown, shares what companies should know before utilizing independent contractors.