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Northeast Ohio’s Smart 50 Awards celebrate area’s top executives

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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Taking the long viewChris Donahue bets big on the future of Federated Investors with acquisition

Federated’s Chris Donahue marks the ending of an era with Hermes acquisition, which sets the company up for the future of investing.

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Going beyondDave Kaufman steers Motorists into new fields, both in and out of business

Dave Kaufman makes his mark on Motorists and the community that surrounds it, as the company doubles in size.

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Bounce Innovation HubDoug Weintraub looks to rev up Akron’s newest entrepreneurial engine

Sitting in the driver’s seat of Akron’s newest economic development vehicle, it’s up to CEO Doug Weintraub to steer Bounce Innovation Hub to success.

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What businesses should know about the federal wage and hour changes

Brouse McDowell's Christopher J. Carney looks into the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rule changes and what businesses need to know to stay in compliance.

The importance of an entrepreneurial culture in established companies

Westfield Bank's Bill Schumacher breaks down entrepreneurship in business: what it looks like, how it’s nurtured and what role banks play in helping entrepreneurial companies get their financial footing.

Untangling tax reform for domestic corporations with foreign subsidiaries

BDO USA LLP's Joseph Calianno looks into the tax environment for domestic corporations with foreign subsidiaries.

In the struggle with health care costs, diligence and ingenuity count

Gallagher's Joe Roberts talks about health care cost-management tactics that help organizations as they grapple with providing health care access while limiting cost hikes.

Use the right tools to increase available cash flow

Companies that adopt the latest treasury management tools can positively affect profits, liquidity profile, and customer and employee satisfaction. Huntington Bank's Jim Altman discusses how.