Cover Story

John Ammendola disrupts the status quo to transform Grange Insurance

When John Ammendola became president and CEO of Grange Insurance in the beginning of 2015, he knew it was time for disruption. He had to set the tone and show the way forward.

Read Full Article
John Ammendola disrupts the status quo to transform...

Cover Story

Mike Townsley talks future growth at Bob Evans Farms after split

Now that the restaurant and food businesses have been separated, it’s easier to tell the long-term growth story of Bob Evans Farms Inc.

Read Full Article
Mike Townsley talks future growth at Bob Evans Farms...

Cover Story

Class of 2017Central Ohio’s Smart 50 Awards celebrate area’s top executives

This year’s Smart 50 class is a diverse group of executives leading a wide range of organizations, but they all share one common trait: passion. Meet the 2017 Smart 50 honorees.

Read Full Article
Central Ohio’s Smart 50 Awards celebrate area’s...

Cover Story

Smart Women: Women leaders employ diversity and inclusion to build teams

Presenting the 2017 Central Ohio Smart Women Award winners and panelists who will be featured at this year's Smart Women Breakfast on Aug. 15.

Read Full Article
Smart Women: Women leaders employ diversity and...

Insights

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.

How to make the exponential benefits of philanthropy work for you

Philanthropy not only builds stronger communities where we live, work and play, it can also benefit your business. Chad Hoffman, president and CEO of Richwood Bank, discusses the intersection of philanthropy and business.

Ohio’s financial sector is the state’s quiet giant

From an outside perspective, there is little awareness of the size and strength of Ohio’s financial sector. However, once a conversation begins regarding the organizations that have chosen to headquarter here, Terry Gore, director of financial services at JobsOhio, says people are surprised.

How a better relationship with your MCO contributes to financial success

Every state-funded employer in Ohio utilizes the services of a managed care organization. But what can they do for companies? Lance Watkins, vice president of client services at CompManagement Health Systems, has the answers.