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Solid footingRocky Brands focuses on core business under Jason Brooks’ leadership

As the dust settles on the Rocky Brands corporate management shake-up, the company has renewed focus and a fourth-generation Brooks at the helm.

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A new perspectiveNancy Kramer embraces change as chief evangelist at IBM iX

Nancy Kramer sold Resource/Ammirati two years ago, but in turn, she’s gained a wider perspective as part of the new organization, IBM iX.

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Seasoned leaderCameron Mitchell fine-tunes his recipe for growth

After 37 years in the restaurant industry, Cameron Mitchell is moving toward a stewardship role. He shares how he and Cameron Mitchell Restaurants have adjusted their recipe for growth.

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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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Your accountant is more than a number cruncher

Your accountant is really a business partner, so make sure they’re clued in to your plans so they can be more responsive to your needs. Clarus Partners' Cheryl A. Fields shares how business owners can get the most out of their accountants.

Maximize the efficiency of your technology with vendor management

As organizations grow, departments invest in technology and applications to support that growth. But without quality vendor management, Blue Technologies’ Ryan Coleman says you may have overlapped services or a less than ideal vendor.

Monetizing workers’ compensation managed care services in Ohio

Quinn Guist, president of CompManagement Health Systems, talks about factors Ohio businesses should consider when choosing an managed care organization (MCO).

Shale formations generate billions in investment with much still untapped

The first Ohio shale well in the Utica and Marcellus Shale formations was drilled in February 2011, and the formations have attracted some $64 billion in private sector investment since. Those looking to invest in Ohio’s shale opportunity have confidence in the state and the business environment it fosters, says Dana A. Saucier Jr., Senior Managing Director for Energy and Chemicals and Food & Agribusiness at JobsOhio.

Factors to consider when choosing a business entity

Choosing a business entity is a big decision. The choice affects how owners conduct business, how financial statements are presented, what income is taxable and how cash comes out of the business. Kirk Trowbridge, director at Clarus Partners, discusses what to consider when determining the structure that’s best for your business.