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RPM Inc.RPM’s Frank Sullivan builds on his father’s legacy with more than 100...

The most important dealmaking lessons Frank C. Sullivan has learned in his career have come from his father, Thomas, who was involved in more than 100 transactions during his career at RPM International Inc. Through all the years, dealmaking has been an integral part of the company’s growth strategy.

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Solid footingRocky Brands focuses on core business under Jason Brooks’ leadership

As the dust settles on the Rocky Brands corporate management shake-up, the company has renewed focus and a fourth-generation Brooks at the helm.

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Leroy M. Ball steers Koppers in a new direction with transparency

Over three years of Leroy M. Ball’s leadership, Koppers went from questions about whether the company would survive to its most profitable year yet. Learn what it took to engineer this turnaround.

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2018 Smart Culture Awards

Culture is the essence and lifeblood of an organization. Culture establishes the energy within an organization and heavily influences the happiness, success and connection employees experience.

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Insights

How your products are delivered is a reflection upon you

Finding a logistics company that is capable of consistently executing and safely warehousing products requires due diligence.

Identify your intellectual property or risk losing it

Intellectual property (IP) protection is a critical task that enables companies to safeguard the hard work, expertise and ingenuity of their employees, says Kristen M. Hoover, a patent attorney at McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman. But, to be effective, a plan must be crafted to fit the way an organization functions.

The critical success factor within every company’s control

Mario O. Vicari, CPA, director at Kreischer Miller, talks about the differences between top-performing and underperforming companies.

Don’t overlook the need for subcontractor agreements

It’s alarming how often subcontractor agreements are disregarded by companies that subcontract work to vendors, says Zito Insurance Agency's Nate Bell.

Four stages to entrepreneurial success

Research of privately held family businesses has revealed four phases of an entrepreneur’s business life cycle, says Barnes Wendling CPA's Jeffrey Neuman.