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Petitti Garden CentersAJ Petitti has Petitti Garden Centers poised for another big year

Spring has sprung and AJ Petitti can't wait to get going on another growing season in Northeast Ohio. Petitti Garden Centers is an iconic company built on the bonds of family and great customer service.

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Smart Culture AwardsGreat culture: The foundation of your success

Culture is arguably the biggest marketing tool for enticing candidates to join your business. It also happens to be fundamental to business success.

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Great culture: The foundation of your success

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PolyOne Corp.Robert M. Patterson has PolyOne poised for sustained success

The simple iPhone case, a product that has become ubiquitous in today’s hyper-connected, social media-obsessed society, is an illustration of how far PolyOne Corp. has come in the past decade.

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Step2 Discovery employees are empowered to dream and innovate

Tony Ciepiel has put very few boundaries on what Step2 Discovery can become in the years ahead.

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Insights

An ounce of safety management may be worth a pound of litigation

Companies need strong safety programs that can help identify the root cause of a workplace injuries, says Zito Insurance Agency's Chas Lowe.

Make engagement a daily priority, with the right training to back it up

It’s rare to find an executive who says employee engagement is not a priority. Yet most recent studies show the average level of engagement is essentially unchanged, say Dale Carnegie's Marilee MacAskill and John Glaneman.

What you need to implement a data analytics program

Businesses that do not integrate data analytics into their decision-making process are in danger of being at a competitive disadvantage within their industries, says Clark Schaefer Hackett's Jonathan Poeder.

Technology and its impact on commercial real estate searches

Most people only buy or lease property a few times during their professional lives. It’s to a tenant’s or buyer’s advantage to have the right team on their side, says Joseph V. Barna, a principal at Cushman & Wakefield/CRESCO Real Estate.

As boomers age, it is important to be aware of age bias

Age discrimination is any adverse employment action taken against an employee that’s motivated by the person’s age. It’s far more prevalent than most employers realize. And it’s also illegal, explains McCarthy Lebit's Ann-Marie Ahern.