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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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Maximize the efficiency of your technology with vendor management

As organizations grow, departments invest in technology and applications to support that growth. But without quality vendor management, Blue Technologies’ Ryan Coleman says you may have overlapped services or a less than ideal vendor.

Monetizing workers’ compensation managed care services in Ohio

Quinn Guist, president of CompManagement Health Systems, talks about factors Ohio businesses should consider when choosing an managed care organization (MCO).

Shale formations generate billions in investment with much still untapped

The first Ohio shale well in the Utica and Marcellus Shale formations was drilled in February 2011, and the formations have attracted some $64 billion in private sector investment since. Those looking to invest in Ohio’s shale opportunity have confidence in the state and the business environment it fosters, says Dana A. Saucier Jr., Senior Managing Director for Energy and Chemicals and Food & Agribusiness at JobsOhio.

Factors to consider when choosing a business entity

Choosing a business entity is a big decision. The choice affects how owners conduct business, how financial statements are presented, what income is taxable and how cash comes out of the business. Kirk Trowbridge, director at Clarus Partners, discusses what to consider when determining the structure that’s best for your business.

How to make the exponential benefits of philanthropy work for you

Philanthropy not only builds stronger communities where we live, work and play, it can also benefit your business. Chad Hoffman, president and CEO of Richwood Bank, discusses the intersection of philanthropy and business.