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Solid footingRocky Brands focuses on core business under Jason Brooks’ leadership

As the dust settles on the Rocky Brands corporate management shake-up, the company has renewed focus and a fourth-generation Brooks at the helm.

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A new perspectiveNancy Kramer embraces change as chief evangelist at IBM iX

Nancy Kramer sold Resource/Ammirati two years ago, but in turn, she’s gained a wider perspective as part of the new organization, IBM iX.

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Seasoned leaderCameron Mitchell fine-tunes his recipe for growth

After 37 years in the restaurant industry, Cameron Mitchell is moving toward a stewardship role. He shares how he and Cameron Mitchell Restaurants have adjusted their recipe for growth.

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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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How to limit the risk of identity theft for yourself and your business

The risk of personal identity theft is a fact of life, and business owners are no exception. However, criminals have more potential targets for fraud when someone owns a business. Jamie Kibler of Richwood Bank explains how they might be targeted and what they can do about it.

The benefits of outsourcing a CFO

A number of companies don’t have a CFO. They might not have the budget for it, don’t think they need one or think it’s enough to have a bookkeeper or controller. What gets lost in that reasoning, says Clarus Partners' Michael Stevenson, is the purpose of a CFO.

Ohio is becoming an attractive location for IT companies

While California’s Bay Area is the birthplace of many technological innovations, Ohio is home to considerable innovation as well, just without as much of the fanfare. Ted Griffith, managing director of information technology at JobsOhio, says with lower overall operating costs — as much as 70 percent lower than Silicon Valley — Ohio offers growing […]

Steps to take before an injury occurs in the workplace

CompManagement's Bruce Preston talks through the resources available to improve your overall workplace safety.

Be aware of changes to meal and entertainment tax deductions

The new tax law will change the way meals and entertainment are deducted for tax purposes. Maggie Gilmore of Clarus Partners explains the differences in the rules, so you won't be caught off guard.