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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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The importance of cost transparency in medical care

Consumers want cost transparency in medical care, but there’s still a disconnect that keeps some from putting it into practice, says Veronica Hawkins of Medical Mutual. Here's why cost transparency is so important, how cost comparison tools generally work and how much difference they can make.

New option now available for employers operating in other states

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is now authorized to offer workers’ compensation coverage in other states to eligible Ohio businesses. CompManagement's Kelly Lowry explains how it works for businesses with exposure outside of Ohio.

How organizations can benefit from self-funding employee health plans

Self-funding was only considered for large organizations due to the potential risk involved, but that’s changing. Medical Mutual's Amber Hulme shares the basics of self-funded health plans, how organizations might benefit and what to consider before making a switch.

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.