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Middle-Market CEO Interview: Randy Thompson of ThompsonGas

Boonsboro, MD — When Randy Thompson joined the family business a little more than 15 years ago, ThompsonGas had just one store, three delivery trucks, and eight employees serving three states. Today, the firm has more than 51 branch locations and 350 employees serving 10 states. In this Middle-Market Executive interview, Thompson tells us where […]

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For Wajam, Hiring Remains Growth’s Greatest Blessing and Burden

Montreal — With 45 employees populating its Montreal, Quebec, headquarters, Wajam can safely weigh in as a middle-market firm — one seemingly a world apart from the 10-member start-up it was only a year ago. A lot has happened inside Wajam over the past year. As an up-and-coming player in the social search space, Wajam […]

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CKO Kickboxing Finds Path to Growth Advances Fitness, Not Fighting

Hoboken, New Jersey — When Lloyd Dobler, lead character of the 1989 movie Say Anything, proclaimed “Kickboxing — Sport of the Future,” he may not have had a gym franchising model in mind. Nevertheless, Joseph Andreula, CEO and founder of CKO Kickboxing, has clearly embraced Dobler’s proclamation as his network of franchised kickboxing gyms has […]

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Three Business Leaders Keep Their Edge Inside the Empire State

For Insurance Carrier, Middle America Spreads the Risks as it Deepens the Rewards White Plains, NY – Being only the fourth person in 70 years to lead Amalgamated Life  of White Plains, New York, David Walsh likes to characterize the company’s latest chapter as the end of the beginning. What lies ahead, according to Walsh, is an […]

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Merger-Minded Business Leaders in Short Supply Despite Growing Middle-Market Optimism

As we advance into the second half of 2013, there are growing indications that business sentiment is improving despite nagging unemployment numbers and a shortage of merger-minded CEOs. Cindy Crotty, middle-market business watcher and head of KeyBank’s commercial banking segment, once more shared with Middle-Market Executive the findings of a KeyBank’s middle-market business sentiment survey, which reveals […]

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Middle-Market Firm’s Right-Brain Thinking Attracts Well-Heeled Start-Ups

  New York, NY – Listen to Greg Slamowitz talk about his new book Flip the Pyramid, and you might imagine that he’s a leadership guru — that rarefied breed of business thinker tasked with articulating the type of transformational insight that boutique advisory firms often use as hood ornaments. Certainly, his high-minded organizational insights […]

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