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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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How organizations can benefit from self-funding employee health plans

Self-funding was only considered for large organizations due to the potential risk involved, but that’s changing. Medical Mutual's Amber Hulme shares the basics of self-funded health plans, how organizations might benefit and what to consider before making a switch.

How to provide ongoing protection for your IT security plan

Potential attacks from hackers and malicious organizations are everywhere and all it takes is one vulnerability in the network to become the next Target or Adobe data breach, says Stephan J. Cico of All Covered Pittsburgh. Here's what you need to know about ongoing IT security protection, including how the cloud can fit into that.

Inkjet vs. laser: Are you using the right printers to reduce business inefficiencies?

Do you know how many printers your company owns? Do you know if they are inkjets or laser printers? Do you know the difference between the two? If you can’t answer yes or don’t know, it’s time to take action, says Matt White of Blue Technologies.

Technology provides new insights for employer claims advocacy

Business owners don’t have the time or skills to investigate questionable workers’ compensation or general liability claims. They need to focus on their business. You need someone to fight on your behalf, says Kerry Stafford of Arthur J. Gallagher. Find out more about claims advocacy, including how technology provides new opportunities to find the truth.

What foreign companies should consider before setting up in the US

There are many foreign companies that would like to establish a presence in the U.S. But before doing so, there’s a lot to consider. That's why it’s important to think through your decisions and processes early, in order to function well in the marketplace, says Sequent's William F. Hutter.