July 2016

The Time for Women Leaders Has Come

Larry Grypp, President of the Goering Center

It’s one of the oldest family businesses in the world. More than 600 years old. Led by only men all that time. But times have changed. 

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What Should You Do If You Received a Marketplace Notice From HHS

Lyndsey R. Barnett, Graydon Head

We have received multiple calls from panicked clients in the past few weeks due to the clients receiving Health Insurance Marketplace Notices from the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”). If you received one of these notices, please don’t panic quite yet.   

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What Innovation Means to Small and Family Owned Business

Ken Maisch, TechSolve

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
- Steve Jobs

Lately, innovation has become a buzz word.  While most of us associate it with new technology breakthroughs such as self-driving cars, what happens to businesses with more modest and practical services? Can a small, family owned business find ways to innovate without a billion dollar research and design budget?

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Culture Shaping: Hiring Employees Who Can Shift Organizational Culture

Michele Plessinger, Gilman Partners

Hiring individuals who align with your company’s core values, ethics, and culture can be critical to their success as well as that of your organization. However, successful and thriving companies continue to evolve their culture in order to maintain their competitive advantage. Cultivating organizational culture, or culture shaping as it’s often known, continues to be a hot topic within management conversations. Culture shaping is done with purpose and starts at the top.

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