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84 Lumber84 Lumber, Nemacolin founder Joe Hardy stays curious, engaged and always puts people...

Joseph “Joe” Hardy, founder of 84 Lumber and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, isn’t a fan of slowing down at age 91, although his daughter holds the reins now.

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Jelly Belly Candy Co.Bob Simpson ensures Jelly Belly always does right by its product line

The Jelly Belly Candy Co.’s roots go back to Gustav Goelitz opening a candy business in 1869 in Belleville, Illinois — but the introduction of the company’s namesake candy in 1976 was what really put the business on the map. Today the beans represent 85 percent of sales, according to President and COO Bob Simpson.

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Howard Hanna Real Estate ServicesCustomer-centric / ‘Hoby’ Hanna looks for core values when Howard Hanna Real...

When Howard Hanna Real Estate Services acquired Realty One in 2008 it was a deal that made Howard Hanna the fourth largest real estate company in the nation — and it also presented some daunting tasks.

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Gogo Inc.Michael Small is focused on making Gogo the name you know for in-flight connectivity

The first day as a publicly owned company was a rough one for Michael Small and Gogo Inc. See how Small kept his cool and positioned Gogo for success.

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How to leverage your IP attorney for the analysis of intellectual property

As businesses invest in new products or services, the importance of identifying and protecting their intellectual property (IP) may not be at the forefront of their thinking. However, if you want to recoup your investment you have to be able to protect it, and IP is one way to do that.

How to overcome the barriers to a European presence for your business

Once your company grows to the extent that a global presence is being considered, crossing that threshold often takes some level-headed thinking. And if it is going to be successful, the first step is a strategic one.

How to educate employees on emergency department use

Using an emergency department (ED) for routine treatment is generally seen as a waste of health care resources and a contributor to rising health care costs. But any employer hoping to be able to educate his or her employees about judicious use of the ED has to understand this is no easy task.

Benchmark your employee benefit plan by comparing survey trends

Employees have become savvier about what they expect from benefit plans. See how your employee benefits stack up with this 2013 survey of 401(k) plans and other benefit plan trends.

How to streamline and automate HR’s workload with document management

The vast array of documentation around a single employee would surprise most people, but not those in human resources. Here's how document management can assist in better managing employee records.