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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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How to start along the right track to retire with the lifestyle you expect

When it comes to saving for retirement, people can be their own worst enemy. Worldwide, 82 percent of people worry about how they will fare financially during retirement, but they don’t adequately plan, spending more time planning vacations than preparing for retirement.

How your insurance score affects your rates and what you can do about it

When it comes to borrowing money, you most likely are aware that your credit score is a major factor for what a lender offers. An insurance score, however, is a term that isn’t so well known.

How a move consultant can reduce the burden of your office relocation

Relocation can be a challenge, but careful planning can be the difference between a move that’s difficult and one that’s smooth.

How to engage your staff and create a more productive workforce

An important part of the supervisor’s role is motivating employees, and it is a major concern for seasoned and new supervisors alike. What many supervisors may not realize is that there are skills managers can learn to help motivate employees and create greater employee engagement in the workplace.

Alternative fee arrangements provide insight to manage your legal costs

Managing expectations is a critical part of the relationship between law firms and their clients. Here are a few different approaches companies can take in managing their legal needs.