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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.

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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.

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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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How to use document management to streamline onboarding for HR

When companies hire new employees, it usually involves a lot of paperwork and checklists. By digitizing this process, HR can put more of the onus on the employee and electronically track all pieces, says Nano Zegarra, chief technology officer at Blue Technologies.

Strong customer relationships lead to healthier businesses

Business growth is dependent upon adding new clients, while keeping and expanding relationships with existing customers. Heather Wirtz, chief development officer at Richwood Bank, shares how to leverage your relationships into financial success.

Careful due diligence is needed when seeking incentives

Financial incentives provide a competitive advantage to businesses, both new and existing. Graham Allison, president of Graham A. Allison & Associates LLC , an affiliate of Clarus Partners, discusses available incentives, when they can be used and what to consider before pursuing them.

Accountants can help family business owners protect assets after a divorce

When the assets of one or both spouses include a family business, divorce proceedings get complicated. Robert Evans, a senior manager at Clarus Partners, shares his thoughts on divorce, business valuations and how accountants can help.

Understand your cyber vulnerabilities, and what you can do about them

A greater reliance on technology comes with concerns about security and hacking — especially for those that can’t monitor their systems to know if they’re being attacked. Paul Sems, general manager at Blue Technologies Smart Solutions, talks cyber vulnerabilities.