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Discovery Digital NetworksThe world is changing and Colin Decker is loving it

How Discovery Digital Networks uses youthful passion to create dynamic content

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A. Stucki Co. and Bill Kiefer grow its family of companies under one goal

A. Stucki Co. strategically bought suppliers and other businesses to increase its offerings in the rail industry. President and CEO Bill Kiefer discusses the exciting, grueling acquisition binge.

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Ernst & Young LLPJulie Boland and Ed Eliopoulos keep the EY legacy alive in Northeast Ohio

How Julie Boland and Ed Eliopoulos protect, preserve and proliferate EY in Northeast Ohio

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Jim Merkel pushes Rockbridge upward from a strong foundation

Rockbridge's success stems from balancing an ability to look forward while keeping the skills sharp that allowed the firm to grow. CEO Jim Merkel shares insights into the firm’s method of looking at a lot, doing a little.

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How finding the right manager, keeping in touch can bring results

Getting the most out of a property management service starts with finding a good fit between the property owner and manager — and running a proper background check can lead to a greater chance of success. “Look at the credentials and qualifications of property managers,” says Ira Krumholz, president of NAI Daus property management. “Do […]

Why your talent is leaving and what you can do to keep it

Your business is losing employees. It’s nothing to worry about. You can just replace them, right? “Of course businesses can replace employees who choose to leave, but understand that it takes time to hire and train new people. Even an experienced employee can take a year or more to get acclimated,” says Robin Doerschuk, director […]

Workers’ compensation plays a major role in M&A deals, though few realize it

There are many factors that go into determining the value of a company. Many buyers and sellers don’t realize, however, that an M&A deal’s value changes based on existing workers’ compensation claims, coverage history and program status. “Successors must look closely at the company they’re acquiring,” says Nathan Kenney, COO at Spooner, Inc. “When you […]

Why you should review employee benefit plans throughout the year

Employee benefits become a lot easier for business leaders to manage when a process is developed that takes the element of surprise out of the equation. “When you don’t have control over your benefits, there’s going to come a time when you have an unwanted surprise waiting for you,” says P.J. Insana, partner at Britton […]