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Jan 18, 2017 1:00 AM

Business Briefs-Jan. 18

Davey Tree eyes golf course land The Davey Tree Expert Co. is looking to expand and has its sights set on the eastern portion of Oak Knolls Golf Club on Route 43 at the northern edge of Kent.

Jan 16, 2017 6:46 PM

On Marketing: Five essential habits of a professional

I often joke that the difference between being an amateur and being a professional is that professionals have success on purpose. Okay, I’m only half joking. The truth is, everyone has a job.

By Josh Gordon
Jan 11, 2017 1:00 AM

Business Briefs-Jan. 11

Harman business eyes new location Harman Home Designs, a flooring and remodeling company located at 1023 N. Aurora Road, Aurora, will move 1632 Enterprise Parkway Suite A, Twinsburg.

Dec 28, 2016 4:11 PM

On Marketing: Time for a new business resolution

Woohoo, it’s (almost) 2017! We (almost) made it through 2016!Have you made your resolution(s) yet? Have you dusted off the treadmill? (I’m recovering from back surgery at the moment… so that’s my excuse!

By Josh Gordon
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Dec 28, 2016 1:00 AM

Business Briefs-Dec. 28

Wal-mart touted for commitment Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities recently recognized 18 Wal-mart stores, including the one at the Marketplace at Four Corners in Bainbridge Township as Committed to Opportunity Award recipients.

Dec 23, 2016 5:47 PM

Five essential 2017 marketing predictions

Sure seems like this year flew by, didn’t it?We have covered a lot of territory this year in “On Marketing.” As we enter the final couple of weeks in 2016, let’s shift our focus more on the future and plan our efforts for 2017.

By Josh Gordon
Dec 21, 2016 12:01 PM

Real estate company hits $1 million milestone in donations

Total donations made by associates of the Cleveland‐based brokerage RE/MAX Crossroads Properties recently surpassed $1 million in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, according to a press release from RE/MAX.

Business Spotlight: Rentals for special events offered
Dec 21, 2016 1:00 AM

Business Spotlight: Rentals for special events offered

Aurora resident Jacklyn Benson opened Pop Up Event Rentals as of Dec. 1 at 186 Forestview Place. The business, which boasts three employees, provides rental of items such as a photo booth and mobile vintage camper bar for special events.

Dec 6, 2016 2:35 PM

On Marketing: How to recognize good customer service

It may not surprise you that I like to read. In fact, I have more desire to read than I have time to read. My reading list is long, and ever growing. I am fortunate to have a wonderful group of friends and colleagues who routinely recommend books to me.

By Josh Gordon
Nov 29, 2016 10:31 AM

On Marketing: Black Friday lessons for every business

How was your Black Fri­day shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence?Be­ing the mar­ket­ing nerd that I am, I can’t re­sist the urge to visit a few stores on Black Fri­day.

By Josh Gordon
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Nov 23, 2016 1:26 PM

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad CEO Tallman retiring at end of year

Peninsula — The cry of “All Aboard!” will continue in the valley but with a new conductor. Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad President and CEO Craig B.

By Laura Freeman | Hudson Hub-times Reporter
Nov 23, 2016 1:00 AM

Business Brief-Nov. 23

Kent's Pufferbelly will close Jan. 1 Kent's Pufferbelly Ltd., one of the longest-standing restaurants in the city, will close heading into the new year. The Franklin Avenue restaurant opened in 1981 and its lease is up.

Nov 9, 2016 1:00 AM

Business Briefs-Nov. 9

Free haircuts set For the fourth straight year, to commemorate Veterans Day, Great Clips of Wooster in Barrington Town Square will show appreciation to those serving in the military by offering free haircuts Nov. 11.

Nov 1, 2016 6:30 PM

On Marketing: Essential habits of effective homepages

Last week we talked about the basics of a quality website.Today we confront a fundamental truth about all websites that often goes missed.Your website is the essential marketing material for your business.

By Josh Gordon
Oct 26, 2016 1:00 AM

Business Briefs-Oct. 26

Outlets eye donationsto fight breast cancerAurora Farms Premium Outlets is starting a national engagement with Susan G. Komen°, pledging to donate $1 million each year for the next two years to support the fight against breast cancer.

Oct 25, 2016 6:14 PM

On Marketing: What do you expect out of your website

Today’s column is the first in a series I’m doing specifically on websites. Why websites?Despite the fact that technology is advancing rapidly, the website remains the single most important marketing material you have.

By Josh Gordon
Oct 19, 2016 12:33 PM

On Marketing: How to lead your industry

You love your team. You love your products. Your customers have great things to say about you. But, it’s been almost a decade since the company has experienced meaningful growth. What gives?

By Josh Gordon
New Aurora business features fancy vinegar, olive oil
Oct 19, 2016 1:00 AM

New Aurora business features fancy vinegar, olive oil

by Bob Gaetjens | Reporter Aurora -- Vinegar and olive oil have become a huge part of resident Jen Smith's life since she opened Buckeye Blends in June.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
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Oct 12, 2016 1:00 AM

Business Briefs-Oct. 5

Mill website a winnerWRIS Web Services of Cleveland has earned a Standard of Excellence Award in the Web Marketing Association's WebAward competition for developing Aurora's Mill Distributors site.

Oct 11, 2016 9:58 AM

On Marketing: Is your marketing an investment or an expense?

If you see your marketing as an expense, it’s just a line item on your budget. That’s about it. You know you need to do marketing, so you pay for some.

By Josh Gordon