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In good handsThe Whitestone Group seizes opportunities with a can-do attitude

With a simple idea 16 years ago, John D. Clark Sr. has turned The Whitestone Group Inc. into a multi-million dollar business with 1,400 employees, thanks to hard work, word of mouth and a strong reputation.

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Smart Women: Driving internal change through innovation

The Smart Women breakfast and awards will be Sept. 1. Check out the dynamic panelists who will discuss intrapreneurship, as well as the 19 award winners being honored for their achievements.

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No time to relaxRenier Construction stays vigilant to ensure customers become friends

Knowing how to treat people and cultivating long-term relationships are the keys to Renier Construction Co.’s evolution as a company — and a reflection of Bill Heifner as a business leader.

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The spirit withinCharley Shin develops the people at Charleys Philly Steaks, Bibibop

Charley Shin and his leadership team have stayed true to their beliefs for nearly 560 Charleys and nine Bibibop restaurants, over the test of time.

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Address safety in your workplace with a safety committee

Doug Newman, senior risk services consultant at CompManagement, explains some of the key components of a safety committee.

How to survive sales and use tax audits

Any growing company can expect to hit the department of revenue’s radar at some point. Since it may be inevitable, it’s important to be prepared for sales and use tax audits. Cheryl A. Fields, sales and use tax manager at Clarus Partners, gives tips for surviving a sales and use tax audit.

Spreadsheets, departmental databases make way for a new technology trend

Case management might not sound like a technology buzzword, but the all-inclusive system brings together bundles of information relating to a single case — a client, project, etc. — rather than working with individual documents or files in silos. Blue Technologies' Heather Stump shares how to ensure business scalability through case management solutions.

How to identify the indicators in your industry that signal change

Looking back before the onset of the Great Recession, Sequent CEO William F. Hutter says there were signs that problems were coming. He explains how companies can use their HR departments to get ahead of trends affecting their business.

How to build a culture that delivers empathy and compassion

Each organization has to understand what its consumers need — staying laser focused on that while building a culture around those values. Quantum Health's Shannon Skaggs gives his lessons in what it takes to build a strong company culture.