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Rising to the topHow local business executives lead their organizations to success

Top leaders who have recently been inducted into the Central Ohio Business of Fame or won awards through Smart 50 and Smart Women share lessons about leadership.

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Central Ohio’s Smart 50 share renewed commitment toward future success

The Smart 50 Awards, now in its second year in town, brings together like-minded leaders that share the common drive toward sustainability and growth for our region.

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Success Redefined: Smart Women breakfast and awards

The first Smart Women breakfast and awards will be Oct. 2. Check out the dynamic panelists who will discuss redefining success, as well as the 20 finalists being honored for their achievements.

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A dose of disciplineKara Trott and Quantum Health juggle high growth with a strategic approach

Big business step-ups in a compressed period of time aren’t unusual at Quantum Health. In fact, it’s more usual than not.

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Insights

Why HSAs have become a valuable tool in retirement planning

HSAs are a great way to supplement retirement savings, but the concept is still new for some employees, says Amber Hulme of Medical Mutual. That’s why it’s important for employees to understand how HSAs works, so they can take full advantage.

Give your employees the right tools for remote technology access

If your company doesn’t have a mobility solution, your employees — who now have mobile devices on them at all times — will be less productive. And if it’s a hassle for staff to remotely access documents and processes, delays can transfer to waiting customers. Blue Technologies' Heather Stump talks about business mobility needs and how employers can find the best-fit technology

Consultants augment staff, transcend politics to achieve results

Some companies struggle to effectively reach their performance, project or critical initiative goals after a staff reduction, says Sequent's Beth Thomas. That’s where consultants come in. They offer a point-in-time solution to a problem, often transcending office politics, without adding to overhead.

Why you need to take caution when using independent contractors

As independent contractors continue to become a bigger part of the American workforce, the Department of Labor (DOL) is investing more time and energy to make sure companies follow the law when it comes to classifying these workers. Timothy J. Gallagher, of Kegler Brown, shares what companies should know before utilizing independent contractors.

Monetizing managed care in Ohio workers’ compensation

Service is an obvious factor when considering a managed care organization, but the financial impact of the MCO should drive the decision. Quinn Guist, president of CompManagement Health Systems, explains.