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Jelly Belly Candy Co.Bob Simpson ensures Jelly Belly always does right by its product line

The Jelly Belly Candy Co.’s roots go back to Gustav Goelitz opening a candy business in 1869 in Belleville, Illinois — but the introduction of the company’s namesake candy in 1976 was what really put the business on the map. Today the beans represent 85 percent of sales, according to President and COO Bob Simpson.

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Howard Hanna Real Estate ServicesCustomer-centric / ‘Hoby’ Hanna looks for core values when Howard Hanna Real...

When Howard Hanna Real Estate Services acquired Realty One in 2008 it was a deal that made Howard Hanna the fourth largest real estate company in the nation — and it also presented some daunting tasks.

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Gogo Inc.Michael Small is focused on making Gogo the name you know for in-flight connectivity

The first day as a publicly owned company was a rough one for Michael Small and Gogo Inc. See how Small kept his cool and positioned Gogo for success.

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Jet Edge InternationalBill Papariella is finding a new groove as he pilots Jet Edge International to lead...

Bill Papariella faced the end of one dream, but it only gave him more energy for the pursuit of his next venture. See how it has propelled the growth of Jet Edge International.

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Insights

How to make working capital a priority for your business

The financial landscape has changed enormously since the latest economic recession. As easy access to large amounts of affordable credit vanished, businesses quickly realized that they needed to focus their attention on building and maintaining an optimal level of working capital if they were to survive and thrive in the evolving world.

How new state and federal laws will impact cancer drug costs

The cost of drugs used to treat cancer has doubled in the past decade — from an average of $5,000 to more than $10,000 per month, according to reports. Organizations will soon see two key pieces of legislation intended to help control how much patients pay for cancer treatment and prevention.

How to make time for wellness, no matter the obstacles

The goal of wellness is considered desirable for many. Wellness — pursuing the goal of emotional and physical health — however, is often elusive, including for business leaders.

Donating appreciated securities offers more lasting benefits to you, charity

Securities can be much more tax-beneficial than donating cash and can be processed as quickly and easily if given to the right charity.

How to detect corporate fraud and protect your business

No matter your industry or company size, you’re susceptible to corporate fraud from your partners, other owners, employees, vendors, suppliers, customers, third-party companies or individuals.