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John J. Engel doubled down on WESCO’s customers in a market slowdown

During a downturn, WESCO looks to super-serve its customers — take a larger share even if they spend less. John J. Engel also used the slowdown to right size and drive productivity.

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Wild RepublicRelationships play key role in Wild Republic’s international growth

Wild Republic continues to bootstrap itself into novel lines of business, growing across the globe through relationships.

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A new perspectiveNancy Kramer embraces change as chief evangelist at IBM iX

Nancy Kramer sold Resource/Ammirati two years ago, but in turn, she’s gained a wider perspective as part of the new organization, IBM iX.

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JumpStart Inc.JumpStart drives Cleveland’s innovation economy to new heights

It was 2000, and Ray Leach had built an impressive resume — starting two companies, which he sold, then creating two more companies, all in the technology space. He was 34 years old and he was at a crossroads. Things were about to change in a big way.

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How tax reform is expected to alter the mergers and acquisitions landscape

BDO USA LLP's Dave Godenswager takes a close look at tax reform and its impact on merger and acquisition deal structures.

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).

The loan you think you need may not be what you need

Home Savings Bank's Rick Hull explores the difference between assumptions and reality in lending.

How to increase employee engagement with alternative benefits offerings

Benefits are confusing and stressful, and many employees make decisions without understanding whether a plan is suited for their needs. JRG Advisors’ Ron Carmassi explains how alternative benefits can help alleviate dissatisfaction.

Keep safety front and center in the wake of the construction labor shortage

Due to a labor shortage in the construction industry, some contractors are being forced to hire inexperienced workers just to keep up with project demand. Gallagher's Charlie Salazar shares how some have responded to the labor shortages and increased safety risk.