Columbus CEO Archives

February 2013 Edition

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Workforce Trends

Interpersonal and other soft skills are at the top of employers' wish lists. Technical degrees such as accounting, IT and engineering are in demand as well.

The Value of Volunteering

For some nonprofits, donations of time are just as important-if not more so-than financial contributions.

The New Ice Age

When they began researching a new emergency document management concept last year, two Central Ohio financial planners were pleasantly surprised to find that nobody else had beat them to the punch.

Retail Design

As the Internet and social media have shaped shoppers' interests, merchants are finding new ways to engage their senses and create niche offerings.

OSHA Compliance

There are myriad regulations to keep workers safe on the job. For construction companies, the rulebook is even thicker.

Job Training Efforts

Job training and development can cover a lot of ground, whether programs are designed to enhance the skills of current employees, retrain displaced workers or boost new college graduates' work readiness.

Family Legacies

Whether they work with spouses, siblings or grandparents, leaders of these six businesses hope their success carries to another generation of ownership.

Counters to Couches

It took an unusual product line for Distinctive Marble and Granite (DMG) to expand from countertops into home furnishings. But now the Powell-based company, founded in 2001 by Cleveland native Chris Schnetzler, has become the only retailer of Pacific Green sustainable (and trademarked) Palmwood furnishings in the Midwest.

A Growing Epidemic | Oncology

Gastrointestinal cancer diagnoses are climbing, fueled by bad lifestyle choices. Cures are possible if the disease is caught early.

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