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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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A look at M&A from leaders who have seen it all

The passion to broker a deal and create a new opportunity for business growth is what drives dealmakers. Pittsburgh's M&A community shares what makes a deal successful before the ASPIRE 2018 event on March 8.

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A look at M&A from leaders who have seen it all

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Seasoned leaderCameron Mitchell fine-tunes his recipe for growth

After 37 years in the restaurant industry, Cameron Mitchell is moving toward a stewardship role. He shares how he and Cameron Mitchell Restaurants have adjusted their recipe for growth.

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Cameron Mitchell fine-tunes his recipe for growth

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Buehler’s Fresh FoodsGrowth is the focus of employee-owned Buehler’s

There were plenty of suitors for the well-regarded Buehler’s grocery business, but only one buyer gave the family owners the confidence that the company would keep it’s local presence and not cut jobs: its employees.

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Growth is the focus of employee-owned Buehler’s

Insights

How to leverage data to predict the 5 percent who drive the most health cost

High-cost cases happen to high-risk individuals — those with multiple conditions who often deal with family and work issues. This comes at a price to their health and their employer’s bottom line. HCMS Group's Justin Schaneman and Rene Sims explain how data can help identify these individuals.

Companies must identify, quantify risk to brace for turbulent future

Globalization has led to new and different risks, which could affect income and operating statements through volatility in currencies and commodities. And interest rate increases only add to the worry. Huntington Bank's Jim Altman talks about areas of increasing risk and forming a strategy to address them.

What benefits approach makes a positive impact for your business?

Employers need to break tradition and work with an employee benefits broker who can negotiate, innovate and leverage technology to support their plan’s enrollment, communications, data and reporting. Ron Smuch of JRG Advisors discusses areas to consider when selecting an insurance broker.

Diving into the tax reform, from an individual perspective

Tax reform, commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, significantly revised the individual tax code for tax years starting in 2018. But the changes may keep coming, even for tax year 2017, says Tax Managing Director Doug Klein of BDO USA, LLP.

Benchmarks to help you attract top talent and compete

Gallagher's Joe Roberts and Keith Friede discusshow employers can move in front of their competitors as a destination for talent.