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CrossCountry Mortgage LLCCrossCountry Mortgage is poised for greatness in the 2020s

Ronald J. Leonhardt Jr. brings a competitive spirit to his work at CrossCountry Mortgage, much of which stems from his time playing football at Baldwin Wallace University.

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United for our communities2020 Pillar Award for Community Service

Central Ohio is home to extraordinary organizations that uplift the region, building a stronger, healthier and more vibrant community. Here are their stories.

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Up to the challengeNish Vartanian steps up to lead MSA Safety to further success

After becoming the new leader in 2018, Nish Vartanian is helping position MSA to work smarter, just like his predecessor at the safety company.

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2019 Pillar Award for Community ServiceUnited for our communities

The Pillar Award for Community Service was developed by Smart Business and Medical Mutual to honor businesses and individuals dedicated to making Northeast Ohio a better place to live.

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Lack of awareness creates demand for biomedical engineering techs

When people hear the phrase “biomedical engineering” or “biomedical technology,” the tendency is to think of people doing grant work, researching a new prosthesis or developing new gene-editing techniques. That misunderstanding is contributing to a gap between those who would fill those roles and the employers who need them, says Tri-C's Dan Pack.

How technology helps you ride out regulatory and business changes

Staying legally compliant is an ongoing challenge for business owners, especially when disruptive regulations like California’s Assembly Bill 5, or gig worker bill, pass swiftly with little time for feedback, says EOX Vantage's Sudhir Achar.

Steps you can take to improve, grow your business in 2020

Companies and owners that put together a plan, execute that plan and find ways to work successfully with partners should be able to leverage favorable market conditions to grow their business, says Kurt Kappa, Chief Lending Officer at First Federal Lakewood.

Is your organization up to date on its HR compliance and training?

Human resources has never been more complicated. HR professionals are responsible for dealing with constant changes from the Department of Labor (DOL) or other regulatory agencies, while finding new talent and retaining employees in an operating environment of heightened awareness about harassment, says Rea & Associates' Renee West, SHRM-SCP.

What to consider when bringing on outside capital to fund a business

When businesses take a more expedient approach to solving their funding issues, it can be problematic, says Wesley Gillespie, ERIEBANK's regional president, Northeast Ohio. What works to solve only today’s problem misses the bigger picture and can put the company in a tough situation later on.