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DLZ Corp. focuses in the right direction under consistent leadership

Chairman and CEO Vikram “Raj” Rajadhyaksha’s attitude toward risk has changed since he cashed in his retirement to buy the company, but he’s ensured DLZ Corp. remains unwavering in its approach to the work, the employees and more.

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The chief ingredientsWhite Castle balances seasoned success with fresh ideas

Beef consumption is declining. So, what does that mean for White Castle System Inc., the king of the slider? Find out from new CEO Lisa Ingram.

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It all adds upHuntington Bank grows stronger with FirstMerit folded into its operations

Steve Steinour has been involved in more than 30 mergers and acquisitions over the course of his career. But Huntington Bank’s acquisition of FirstMerit Corp. last year for $3.4 billion was the largest in the bank’s history.

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A strong workforce sets Central Ohio manufacturers up for success

Whether you’re a small or large manufacturer, your workforce is critical. From finding talent to building a culture of collaboration, people are a differentiator.

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How to survive sales and use tax audits

Any growing company can expect to hit the department of revenue’s radar at some point. Since it may be inevitable, it’s important to be prepared for sales and use tax audits. Cheryl A. Fields, sales and use tax manager at Clarus Partners, gives tips for surviving a sales and use tax audit.

Spreadsheets, departmental databases make way for a new technology trend

Case management might not sound like a technology buzzword, but the all-inclusive system brings together bundles of information relating to a single case — a client, project, etc. — rather than working with individual documents or files in silos. Blue Technologies' Heather Stump shares how to ensure business scalability through case management solutions.

How to identify the indicators in your industry that signal change

Looking back before the onset of the Great Recession, Sequent CEO William F. Hutter says there were signs that problems were coming. He explains how companies can use their HR departments to get ahead of trends affecting their business.

How to build a culture that delivers empathy and compassion

Each organization has to understand what its consumers need — staying laser focused on that while building a culture around those values. Quantum Health's Shannon Skaggs gives his lessons in what it takes to build a strong company culture.

Too many companies miss out on common cost-saving tax credits

Many businesses fail to take advantage of cost-saving tax credits made available by state and local governments. Don't be one of them. Monika Diehl, tax director at Clarus Partners, talks how businesses can identify and take advantage of available tax credits to offset expenses.