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2018 Corporate College Smart 50 Awards

All of this year’s Smart 50 honorees have made a difference in their organizations and in the region. Their positive impact on employment has reinvented the Northeast Ohio landscape into one of the most up-and-coming business regions in the country.

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2018 Corporate College Smart 50 Awards

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2018 Central Ohio Smart 50 awards

This year’s Smart 50 class includes a lot of new faces — executives who are making a difference in their organizations and region. Meet the 2018 Central Ohio Smart 50 honorees.

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2018 Central Ohio Smart 50 awards

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KHM Travel GroupA human touch enables KHM Travel Group to thrive in a tech-dominated industry

Facing a competitor like Expedia has been daunting for travel agencies. But KHM Travel Group President and CEO Rick Zimmerman found a chink in the tech giant’s armor.

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American Textile Co. develops new products, grows to new heights

In its 92 years, American Textile Co. hasn’t made a single acquisition. The third generation of this family business, Lance and Blake Ruttenberg, explain how this organic growth has come through product development and innovation.

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Diet and nutrition have a hand in chronic health conditions

What and how much you eat and drink can ease or exacerbate your chronic health conditions. UPMC Health Plan's Karen DePasquale explains how diet connects to chronic health conditions, and why employers should use health coaches.

Could self-funding be the strategy for you?

Self-funding is not a new strategy, but while historically utilized for large employer groups, its availability for medium and small employers is new. Learn about the benefits of a self-funded plan from JRG Advisors' Domenic Pascucci.

How positioning your business for longevity can increase its value

Preparing your company for longevity maximizes the likelihood of a successful exit in terms of price and overall outcome, says Skoda Minotti's Sean Saari.

How banking locally benefits your business, the economy

A good banker should be familiar with not only your industry, but also your local economy.

Every organization should promote a culture of continuous improvement

It’s common to talk about quality and continuous improvement in the context of manufacturing. Methodologies such as ISO, lean and Lean Six Sigma are a means to improve business efficiency and effectiveness. When done well, the end result is a better experience for customers and employees, and bottom-line benefits to the organization. But continuous improvement […]