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ReimaginedCovestro takes ownership of its new name with a new culture

When Covestro LLC was announced as the new name for Bayer MaterialScience — after it spun off from the Bayer Group — it wasn’t met with enthusiasm. Jerry MacCleary and his team have worked hard to change that.

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Smart Women: Women leaders employ diversity and inclusion to build teams

Presenting the 2017 Central Ohio Smart Women Award winners and panelists who will be featured at this year's Smart Women Breakfast on Aug. 15.

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2017 Business Longevity Awards

This year’s Business Longevity Award honorees are proof that hard work and a commitment to excellence can pay off. These 44 companies were built on timeless values and principles that set the stage for generations of economic achievement.

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2017 Business Longevity Awards

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Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Northeast Ohio

An entrepreneur is someone who bounds into the unknown, creating the future. They are visionaries who launch and reimagine businesses, employ millions and endow their communities, leaving legacies of accomplishment and enrichment.

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Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Northeast Ohio

Insights

Buyers should use the due diligence period to confirm their expectations

Smart buyers and their brokers do their homework to understand as much as they can about their options before setting foot on a property. Walkthroughs offer a chance to inspect for any issues that could affect their occupancy and operating requirements, says Simon Caplan, SIOR, a principal at Cushman & Wakefield/CRESCO Real Estate.

Best practices for a more impactful nonprofit board

While there are no official “best practices” that can be applied universally to every nonprofit, organizations should consider a few basic steps to ensure they stay aligned with their mission and put themselves in a strong position for the future, says Barnes Wendling CPAs' Steven Dieringer.

A tighter hiring market means companies must up their game

There is and will be talent available in the market, says Donna Snyder, director of talent acquisition at Nesco Resource. However, Snyder says companies that are not differentiating themselves, either in how they market themselves or the position, may struggle to attract the right talent for the job.

Robots, internet of things and the coming cyber liability revolution

Cyber liability remains one of the most prevalent and hottest topics in insurance — and will continue to be so — especially with high profile cyberattacks against companies like Home Depot, Deloitte and, most recently, Equifax. The risk of a data breach can take many forms, including stolen credentials, malware/extortion, social engineering and even disgruntled employees.

Proposed tax code changes will require adjustments, eventually

Effective tax planning often requires a fair amount of lead time for implementation and last ditch efforts in close proximity to the end of December can present formidable challenges. So keep an eye on tax reform efforts, but don't wait to do what needs to be done, says Kreischer Miller's Michael Viens, CPA.