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2018 Pillar Awards for Community Service

This year's Pillar honorees have built a culture where service is ingrained in their values and employees are empowered to support their communities.

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2018 Pillar Awards for Community Service

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Blockland ClevelandCleveland’s brightest minds want to make NEO the home of blockchain

Their goal is to make Cleveland ground zero for this young, still emerging technology with potential that is yet to be fully understood.

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First Interstate PropertiesIt’s more than just a development project for Mitchell Schneider

It’s the ability to make things happen and make his community a better place for everyone that drives and motivates him.

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Squire Patton BoggsFred Nance has built a career on resolving conflict

Fred Nance grew up in Cleveland during a time of great social unrest. It was the late 1960s and riots raged against the slow pace of civil rights development. Nance watched and then made a plan to do what he could to make the world a better place.

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Fred Nance has built a career on resolving conflict

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Business entertainment tax deductions are gone: What you need to know

After the federal tax overhaul, business meals remain generally 50 percent deductible; entertainment does not. Melissa Knisely of Ciuni & Panichi, Inc. explains what taxpayers need to consider with the revised deduction, including interim guidance from the IRS.

Budgeting, forecasting for a business and how it impacts personal finances

The personal lives of business owners, especially those with smaller companies, are intertwined with their business as long as it’s in existence, says Skoda Minotti's Michael Van Himbergen.

You’ve been named executor of your family’s estate. Now what?

While it’s an honor for someone to entrust you with carrying out their final wishes, if you’re a business owner who has been named executor of an estate, you may want to first consider whether you’re up to the task.

How Ohio is set up to benefit logistics and distribution operations

JobsOhio's Ted Griffith explore the many ways that Ohio supports logistics and distribution companies.

Drug use and substance abuse must be addressed by employers

There can be an element of “don’t ask, don’t tell” to employee drug and alcohol use, but this is no time to bury your head in the sand, says Hylant's Stephen Ligus.