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Athena Awards 2013
Forest City Enterprises’ Geri Presti strikes the right notes in her work, civic endeavors and as an advocate for other women.
Dianne Newman has crafted a successful law practice while helping to shape nonprofits such as the Women’s Endowment Fund and the Akron Art Museum.
Case Western Reserve University’s Diana Bilimoria advocates a shift in thinking she hopes will attract more women to STEM fields.
Summit County Children Services’ Katerina Papas helps improve the lives of abused and neglected children while supporting causes that strengthen girls and women.
Nancy Tinsley helps keep University Hospitals fit by focusing on efficiencies and problem solving.
Austen BioInnovation Institute’s Janine Janosky blends a statistician’s love of research with a knack for connecting people to help create a healthier community.
Dr. Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew has spent time working in underserved countries for years. But her latest initiative is to build long-lasting sustainable care in a place that desperately needs it, while teaching new doctors to see health care from a different angle.
With a focus on patient advocacy, Roxia Boykin works to promote and protect quality medical care for greater Akron’s most vulnerable population.
University Hospitals’ Heidi Gartland works with lawmakers, health care professionals and the community as an advocate for women and children.
A teacher, mentor and skilled fundraiser, Suzanne Allen is working to help charitable organizations soar.
Cortney Kilbury’s approachability, empathy and creativity have fueled her work in the community and made an impact on the lives of others.
Kristin Oswick brought her long-held passions to her job, and now actively encourages others to find the spark within that could change their lives.
Manny Awards 2013
Paul Edmiston was experimenting with explosive-detecting glass when he created what became Obsorb, a product that cleans organic compounds from water and offers a way to fight pollution.
Tom Lix has reinvented bourbon by turning the traditional 10-year production process into one that spans just six months.
The company has reduced workplace injuries with one safety initiative after another, from safer knives to team huddles.
The steel maker's intensive wish-granting program for kids unites its many locations around one goal.
Twelve years ago, PartsSource offered a solution to an inefficiency hospitals dealt with every day. Now more than half of the nation’s hospitals use its site and vendor rankings.
A promising new pipe-cladding technology is igniting interest from gas and oil companies and business media.
The company's new cooling collar buys crucial time for emergency patients.
Advanced Lighting Technologies
Ever since its founding 30 years ago, international business has driven Advanced Lighting Technologies’ growth.
From its plant-filled roof to its use of natural light, Nordson’s new Westlake headquarters is designed to conserve energy.
The company's stimulator and locator helps surgeons protect patient’s nerves during operations.
The firm remanufactures corporate jets, installing updated avionics and new engines. But in order to reach CEO Kenneth Ricci’s goal of producing 48 planes a year, the company had to take a close look at the efficiency of the way it worked.
The Cleveland Convention Center is the less-talked-about portion of the new $465 million project downtown, but it holds the promise of attracting thousands of new visitors to the city.
Entrepreneur Charles Stack has set his sights on startups with his newest business venture.
Tom Nolan’s app puts customizable maps at your fingertips.
The image that’ll represent your brand is a big decision. Here’s how six companies approached the task when it was time to revamp.
Eaton’s new Beachwood headquarters focuses on energy and productivity.
Three Questions with Sue Cook
Vice president of strategic facilities planning, Eaton Corp.
Practice Made Perfect
Two software engineers and a University Hospitals doctor are the brains behind Surgical Theater, a new technology that offers surgeons a way to simulate their next procedure using a virtual model of their patient’s body.
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If Washington had spent as much time market-testing the Affordable Care Act as McDonald’s does its products, business owners would be much more confident about what the changes will ultimately mean for their organization.
Your mobile phone is a great piece of technology, but it shouldn’t rule your life. Here’s why tying yourself to texting and Twitter can distract from the professional skills you really need.
An important part of Solon’s ongoing economic development efforts, restaurants represent positive changes in the city’s retail mix.
Technology's Growing Role
King Hill combines computer technology and time-tested marketing principles.
A 27-year-old Fairlawn firm is helping Fortune 500 companies compete globally.
Revenues from businesses operated by Goodwill Industries of Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky Counties make its mission possible.
The Year of the Dollar
Cleveland’s Asian population is having a quantifiable economic impact on the city.