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2018 Corporate College Smart 50 Awards

All of this year’s Smart 50 honorees have made a difference in their organizations and in the region. Their positive impact on employment has reinvented the Northeast Ohio landscape into one of the most up-and-coming business regions in the country.

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2018 Corporate College Smart 50 Awards

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RPM Inc.RPM’s Frank Sullivan builds on his father’s legacy with more than 100...

The most important dealmaking lessons Frank C. Sullivan has learned in his career have come from his father, Thomas, who was involved in more than 100 transactions during his career at RPM International Inc. Through all the years, dealmaking has been an integral part of the company’s growth strategy.

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RPM’s Frank Sullivan builds on his father’s legacy...

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2018 Smart Culture Awards

Culture is the essence and lifeblood of an organization. Culture establishes the energy within an organization and heavily influences the happiness, success and connection employees experience.

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2018 Smart Culture Awards

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JumpStart Inc.JumpStart drives Cleveland’s innovation economy to new heights

It was 2000, and Ray Leach had built an impressive resume — starting two companies, which he sold, then creating two more companies, all in the technology space. He was 34 years old and he was at a crossroads. Things were about to change in a big way.

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Ohio’s health care industry benefits from the state’s many strengths

Ohio’s health care industry is fortunate to have excellent research arms associated with its nationally accredited medical centers. JobsOhio's Aaron Pitts discusses the advantages of Ohio’s strong health care and bioscience industry.

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.

Cryptocurrency, blockchain will have a major impact on businesses

Cryptocurrency has the potential to be as disruptive to society as the creation of the internet, affecting the way we transact with family, friends, colleagues, banks and customers. And bitcoin, the most recognizable cryptocurrency, put blockchain on the map, which has created a massive use case for the technology.