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The Medical Mutual 2016 Pillar Award for Community Service

The Pillar Award for Community Service was developed to honor businesses and individuals dedicated to making Central Ohio a better place to live. Meet the 2016 honorees.

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Reframing the perceptionThe Strait & Lamp Group educates to find the right personnel

Strait & Lamp Group President Steven Arnold says it’s not hard to fill positions at the building materials company, but it is hard to find people who want to stick around.

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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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Inkjet vs. laser: Are you using the right printers to reduce business inefficiencies?

Do you know how many printers your company owns? Do you know if they are inkjets or laser printers? Do you know the difference between the two? If you can’t answer yes or don’t know, it’s time to take action, says Matt White of Blue Technologies.

What foreign companies should consider before setting up in the US

There are many foreign companies that would like to establish a presence in the U.S. But before doing so, there’s a lot to consider. That's why it’s important to think through your decisions and processes early, in order to function well in the marketplace, says Sequent's William F. Hutter.

Clearing up misconceptions surrounding the WOTC

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit incentivizes employers to hire people from target groups who face barriers to employment. Still, companies balk because they’re concerned about being accused of discrimination, the administrative requirements or the credit's renewal. Terracina Maxwell of Clarus Solutions discusses why employers should give it a second look.

A look at best practices for managing your company’s 401(k) plan

Companies that offer employees a 401(k) plan must recognize their responsibility to act in the best interests of those employees, says David C. Barth, AIF, a financial consultant at AXA Advisors, LLC. He discusses best practices when it comes to managing your company’s 401(k) plan.

Contests, sweepstakes provide fun opportunities for customer engagement

Contests and sweepstakes can boost customer engagement, but there are important details to consider before the games begin. Kegler Brown's Christy A. Prince shares how to engage customers and build momentum with contests, sweepstakes and social media promotions that are in compliance with laws and regulations.