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In safe handsPam Petrow and Vector Security adapt to new technology

Technology has created a new dynamic in many businesses, and Vector Security is no exception. Pam Petrow shares how the company has adapted.

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Eagle Family Foods Group LLCPaul Smucker Wagstaff spreads his wings with Eagle Foods

Paul Smucker Wagstaff spent most of his career with The J.M. Smucker Co., working his way up the hierarchical ladder, on his way to one day lead the multi-billion dollar international food company. Then he quit.

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Power brokerAlex Shumate thrives by working with others to help Columbus grow

Whether he’s leading the Squire Patton Boggs’ Columbus office or The Ohio State University's board of trustees, Alex Shumate strives for action, growth and innovation. And he is eager to get others involved in his work.

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Invacare Corp.Matthew E. Monaghan is pushing the envelope of what’s possible at Invacare

The act of walking up to a door and pulling it open is something most people do many times every day without even thinking about it. For those in a wheelchair, however, it’s considerably more difficult.

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What your employees really want in their benefits package

When salaries fall short, many employers to get creative to recruit and retain top-notch talent. JRG Advisors’ Rob Higginbotham discusses key areas to pay attention to in your employee benefits.

How to keep sickness away from your vacation

It’s important to take time off work, but it’s no fun spending your vacation sick. Melinda L. Schriver, of Telehealth Strategic Solutions at UPMC Health Plan, gives tips for staying healthy.

How your products are delivered is a reflection upon you

Third-party logistics (3PL) companies have to deliver freight to their customers on time and undamaged. Finding a logistics company that is capable of consistently executing and safely warehousing products requires due diligence.

How to get predictable tax results from your captive insurance program

How a captive insurance company is structured and, therefore, how it is taxed, is based on many factors. Factors include the company’s risk perspective, the goals of the program — building liquidity, filling a hole in a risk management program, building a war chest of insurance funds to combat long-term contingent liability — where the captive is based, its size and more.

Understand a broker’s goal before investing with one

No single statute requires brokers to disclose a conflict of interest, so brokers may put their own or their firm’s interests ahead of their clients’ interests. Investment advisers, on the other hand, operate under a statute that establishes them as fiduciaries.