Auburn081814FBSO_AUBURSS00001 Customer-Intensive Office Solutions Prosource: Growth Through Customer Obsession   For most companies, a growth plan is built around marketing, sales and acquisitions. Prosource, an office equipment and technology solutions provider, is expanding in a unique way: It’s growing a culture. …Read More


Auburn081814FBSO_AUBURSS00001 Past, Present Fuel Telecommunications Future at Powernet   Often, the shortest distance between a company and the customer is a voice or data connection — any form of communication that takes place online or over the phone. For a growing number of companies, Powernet provides that connection. This Cincinnati-based telecommunications …Read More

ScrogginsGrear, Consultants and CPAs

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ScrogginsGrear, Consultants and CPAs

  Business owners want to focus on their core operations, not the back-office particulars. Robert Scroggins and Terry Grear, principals of ScrogginsGrear, a management consulting and CPA firm in Cincinnati, say that’s why they make sure none of their client business owners have to worry about such concerns. “That’s what we do,” says Grear.  “We are a part of their team.” …Read More

American Business Solutions Inc.

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American Business Solutions Inc. Delivers Partnership, Ingenuity and Dependability

  Rajeev Dubey, president and CEO of American Business Solutions Inc. (ABSI), knows that in the rapidly changing world of technology, exceptional service and collaboration are just as important as staying on the cutting edge to help clients compete in a global economy. …Read More

James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA

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James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA

  When a limited liability company dissolved, one of the former members sued the two principals for $8 million, claiming they had breached their fiduciary duties and had charged excessive management fees. Convinced they had done nothing wrong, the defendants turned to the law firm of James E. Arnold & Associates for help. …Read More

Third Federal Savings & Loan

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Third Federal Savings & Loan

  The banking industry has taken a beating in recent years, and so have consumers, largely because of bad loans. With frightened depositors fleeing troubled institutions in droves in 2008, many sought greater security with Ohio-based Third Federal Savings & Loan. The company actually gained deposits during the recent recession. …Read More

Stand Energy Corporation

Pioneering Energy Provider Puts Customers’ Needs First Interestingly, just as Stand Energy Corporation celebrates its 30th year in operation, its customers have just endured the coldest winter in decades. With such high demand for natural gas and the accompanying spike in heating costs across much of the industry, Stand’s customers and competitors have seen exactly what the company is made of.  Indeed, Stand shines brightest in challenging times like these, offering energy consumers peace of mind and vindicating founder Judith Phillips’ customer-centric vision. Visionary Leader Raises the Industry Bar Phillips spent the first 11 years of her career in administrative positions with the Columbia Gas System as secretary to the president of three Columbia Gas companies. There she learned the ins and outs of the business and, in the midst of a male-dominated field, Phillips spent the next 11 years as coordinator of propane supply and distribution for the seven-state Columbia marketing area. She was recognized by both the governor of Ohio and the Columbia Gas System for her diligence in delivering propane supplies during the 1970s energy crisis. …Read More

Vistage International

Keeping It Real Vistage’s Jean Lauterbach Fosters Honest Exchange Among Top Executives Sometimes the cliché is true. It is lonely at the top, especially when you’re the boss. It can be tough for high-ranking executives to find professional and personal confidants. That’s why Vistage International creates private peer-to-peer advisory boards where CEOs can discuss everyday issues without fear of judgment, manipulation or backlash. These carefully crafted small groups, limited to about 15-16 people each, are designed to promote growth through confidential, specially facilitated discussions for the world’s top-performing executives. …Read More

Tax & Financial Group

  Exceptional Intellectual Capital Sets This Firm Apart Sometimes even smart people make poor financial decisions. The prosperous business owner whose ill-advised succession plan could lead to the demise of his company in a generation or two. The savvy investor tempted by a too-good-to-be-true investment scheme or tax strategy. Tax & Financial Group associates have seen it happen – and have helped prevent it from happening – time and again. …Read More

Centric Consulting

  Creating Magic, One Moment at a Time Centric Consulting – Business & Technology Solutions For Centric Consulting, a commitment to clients means more than doing good work. It means doing the unexpected. The company’s core purpose, according to Centric President Larry English, is to create unmatched experiences, “moments of magic,” that take service a step beyond. “The best moments of magic we’ve had with clients have not been planned,” said English. “Whether it’s leveraging our network to find our client a qualified employee free of charge, providing needed scope to a project without increasing cost, or assisting a client with deliverables to help hit a deadline, it’s about doing the right thing when the situation presents itself.” …Read More