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Northeast Ohio’s 2016 Smart 50 Awards celebrate area’s top executives

For the third year, Corporate College and Cuyahoga Community College announces its Smart 50 Awards, presented by Smart Business. This year's field is exceptional.

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Brown and CaldwellCraig Goehring has helped Brown and Caldwell find success in the virtual realm

Craig Goehring is a professional engineer and a student of leadership. Both skills have been put to the test in recent years as he has steadily changed the organizational structure of Brown and Caldwell.

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Always about the peopleJohn Stanik uses experience to help changes go down at Ampco-Pittsburgh

New chapter, similar story: that’s how you might describe CEO John Stanik’s first year leading Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp. Here’s how Stanik has helped better position Ampco for today and tomorrow.

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The best of bothPost-sale, WP Glimcher and Michael Glimcher put the pieces together

But once the deal between Glimcher Realty Trust and Washington Prime Group Inc. went through, the hard work began — the integration of these two companies.

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A look at what you need to think about when considering an ESOP

Work with a professional that possesses the expertise to lead a company through the ESOP adoption process, as well as the share sale process.

A look inside the elements of an effective audit committee

The primary purpose of an audit committee is to monitor an entity’s risk and to provide oversight of the entity’s financial reporting, the audit process, the system of internal controls and compliance with laws and regulations, says Maxine G. Romano, CPA, Director of Audit & Accounting at Kreischer Miller.

Consider putting a general power of attorney in place

Semanoff, Ormsby, Greenberg & Torchia, LLC.'s John T. Ort explains general power of attorney, how it should be structured and when it becomes effective.

Avoiding unethical sales practices that could cost you dearly

TPI Efficiency's Roger Zona defines slamming, and explains how to recognize it and how affected companies can be made whole if it happens to them.

How to make your franchise dream a reality with SBA financing

With the rise in franchise opportunities, there’s an increase in financing to support the franchise concept, including through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Ridgestone Bank's Romona Davis discusses franchise financing and how SBA loans fit in.