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A case for commercializationThe Ohio State University builds bridges from research to industry

The Ohio State University is a tremendous resource in terms of research and thought leaders that help businesses grow and thrive. The challenge, however, can be getting that research into the hands of companies.

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Fresh eyesOtterbein University realizes its potential by reaffirming core values

Kathy A. Krendl hasn’t been afraid to step in and lead Otterbein University in new directions, to help it stay relevant for higher education and recommit to its core values.

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The Columbus Metropolitan Library turns the page to better serve customers

The Columbus Metropolitan Library and Patrick Losinski shifted focus to create more value and better serve the community.

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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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Insights

Tax credits for R&D help those looking for it

In 2015, the R&D tax credit was made permanent, giving qualifying companies a chance to plan to take advantage of it. Unfortunately, not all that qualify take it, says Clarus Partners' Monika Diehl. Smart Business spoke with Diehl about the R&D tax credit and the qualifying activities it’s designed to encourage.

How organizations can become better prepared for open enrollment

Fall is upon us and that usually means it’s time for health insurance open enrollment for the coming year. This can be a confusing and stressful time for many employees. Is there anything organizations can do to make the process go more smoothly? Medical Mutual's Veronica Hawkins says yes.

Experiential marketing campaigns unleash creativity to engage consumers

Compared to traditional forms of advertising, experiential marketing has the potential to make a greater impact on consumer action toward a brand or product. Jeff Milgrom, president and CEO of Event Marketing Strategies, explains how to execute experiential marketing campaigns on a budget.

Why having the right classifications is so critical

CompManagement's Jarred Post, explains how manual classifications are assigned in Ohio and what an employer should be reporting regarding its payroll.

How organizations can spend less on high-cost specialty drugs

The cost of specialty drugs continues to rise. In fact, it almost doubled from 2003 to 2014. Amber Hulme of Medical Mutual talks about the importance of having programs in place to control spending on these expensive, specialty drugs, and what steps organizations can take that will make the biggest impact.