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25 Central Ohio organizations demonstrate the keys to longevity

25 Central Ohio organizations share how to adapt changing times and how culture factors into their business longevity.

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Central Ohio Transit AuthorityCOTA and W. Curtis Stitt power on by creating efficiencies, working smarter

At COTA, W. Curtis Stitt and his staff are never done trying to improve. Because if COTA can operate more efficiently, it will be able to push more service out onto the street.

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Central Ohio’s Smart 50 Awards celebrate area’s top executives

The men and women who comprise this year’s Smart 50 class may be different, but they all share one common trait: passion. Meet them here.

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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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Insights

What fiduciaries should look for during annual benefit plan reviews

Employee benefit plan sponsors and fiduciaries must realize how important plan compliance and their fiduciary responsibilities are to their companies, employees and plan participants. Sean Pierce of Clarus Partners shares what you need to know about benefit plan reviews and the responsibilities of plan fiduciaries.

How organizations can benefit from healthier employees

It’s important to keep your employees happy and healthy, and a workplace wellness program is an excellent way to help accomplish both of those goals. Medical Mutual's Veronica Hawkins discusses workplace wellness programs and the many benefits organizations can enjoy if they choose to make the investment.

USDA lending can provide a boost to your rural project

Many employers don’t realize the U.S. Department of Agriculture offers a guarantee loan program for rural projects. Learn more about the USDA Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program from Romona Davis, of Ridgestone Bank (soon to be Byline Bank).

How stop-loss insurance can reduce the risk involved in self-funding

As more businesses look at self-funding as a way to control their health care costs, it’s not uncommon for stop-loss insurance to be part of the discussion. Medical Mutual's Amber Hulme explains why stop-loss insurance could be a valuable tool and what types of contract decisions could make a big difference in the long term.

How to conduct a year-end review of your business technology performance

As you plan for 2017, and your upcoming technology needs, you should conduct an end-of-year review of your current business technology performance, says Paul Sems of Blue Technologies. This provides context, so you won’t feel so unsure when developing your future technology road map.