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237: Adelman Travel’s Hiring Imperative | A Workplace Champions Episode

Join us when Andy McGraw, CEO, Adelman Travel Group, explains how driving growth in the Digital Age is requiring the 30-year-old firm to adopt new approaches for managing and developing talent. Learn how Adelman is making customer satisfaction its metric-of-choice when it comes to opening a new chapter of growth. Quick Hits: 60-Second insights Guest:…
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219: The Lean-Minded Company | Michael DeCata, CEO, Lawson Products

  Mike DeCata's sentences bear the flawless cadence of a seasoned General Electric manager without a word misplaced or deployed without purpose. While his direct and focused manner is one that many CEOs share, his career path to the middle-market C-suite was more uncommon. Still, it did include a familiar chapter in the private equity…
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202: The New Demand for Domains | Bruce Jaffe, CEO, Donuts, Inc.

For many of us, the phrase "domain registry" still harkens back to the dot-com days of yore when acquiring a dot-com domain was the only genuine ticket of entry to the online world. The early online gold rush made everyone marvel at the sensible business people who made money selling dot-com domains—the URL equivalent of…
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191: The Steel Fabricator’s Talent Solution | Tom Walsh, CFO, Art Iron

Join us when Tom Walsh, CFO for Toledo, OH-based steel fabrication business Art Iron, explains how the company's employee health care plan became a strategic lever to enforce the firm's values and retain talent. “Going forward, we’d like to step up our communication with employees and look for ways to be more effective with that communication as…
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182: Thicker Than Water | A Look Inside Family-Owned Businesses

"We are between $200 million and $500 million in revenue—squarely in the middle-market space. We have five operations around the United States, a custom operation in El Salvador, a product development and sourcing office and quality control office in Shanghai, China. Our product development leadership is in Morrisville, North Carolina. American Textile started in 1925.…
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171: Renovating the C-Suite: Enter the CFO

Featured on this podcast: Lynn Atchison, CFO, Spredfast, reveals how a mix of intuition, ambition, and networking savvy propelled her career forward by opening the door to a CFO role inside the social media realm. Marty Moore, CFO of C2 Education, illuminates how private equity has influenced his varied career path. Karen O'Byrne, CFO, Modernizing Medicine,…
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169: The Turnaround CEO | Bill Sandbrook, CEO, U.S. Concrete

  Ten years ago, U.S. Concrete's future was highly questionable. As stewards of a roll-up of ready-mix concrete businesses, the company's management had spent a decade buying up smaller businesses while explaining to Wall Street that it would someday soon be the largest publicly traded single-product-category company traded domestically. However, when the housing and construction markets…
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165: Injecting the Growth Gene | Rich Lerz, CEO, Nytec

Success comes in many flavors for business owners, and for several decades the founding partners of Nytec feasted on delivering innovative and satisfying client work. While business growth was always an objective, it was not always perhaps top of mind with the consulting firm's management. Enter Rich Lerz—who liked what Nytec was up to so…
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142: The Global Talent Equation | Phil Friedman, CEO, CGS

Guest: Phil Friedman, Founder, President & CEO Company: CGS Founded: 1984 Headquarters: New York, New York Contacts: www.cgsinc.com @CGSinc (Twitter)
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122: All Business Inside the Sunshine State

Join us when when three business leaders from the state of Florida share their views on what it takes to build a competitive middle market workforce inside today's business climate.  Featured Business Leaders Daniel Gold, CEO, Future Energy Solutions Join us when Future Energy Solutions CEO Daniel Gold shares his middle-market mind-set as he pulls back…
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