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How do employees and candidates experience your company? I hope your answer is “through our values,” because that’s the only way to ensure that your people and culture are aligned and on a secure path to success. Most companies proudly post their values on their website, but for many that’s about as far as it goes. Too often, when it comes to taking action on behalf of employees or customers, values take a back seat to profits. If you interview and hire based on your core values, it will come naturally to your employees to live them. By Kathleen Quinn Votaw

The murky law of fair use
One of the surest ways of getting into an intellectual property dispute (aside from illegally downloading movies using BitTorrent) is to make reference to, mention or otherwise utilize someone else’s intellectual property. While this may seem obvious, it can creep up in the business context in unexpected ways. Generally speaking, business will cite that they are allowed to do their activities under the doctrine of “Fair Use.” By Peter Lemire
Graebel has its eyes on the prize; and the prize is the whole wide world. With its headquarters in Aurora, Graebel is the only privately owned company that serves as a single-source solution for relocation logistics, thus offering operational efficiency, accurate, timely and streamlined communications with its Fortune 500 clientele scattered around the globe. By Gigi Sukin

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When Lloyd Lewis goes to work as president and CEO of arc Thrift Stores, he is inspired every day by his son, Kennedy, who was born in 2003 with Down Syndrome. “A lot of parents go through a grieving or a disappointment process; some get angry; some get depressed,” Lewis said. “But I fell in love with him from the beginning.” By Lynn Bronikowski
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A movie-themed celebration benefiting Jewish Family Service
Monday, December 2, 2013/The Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Starring our Honorees:
Norman Brownstein/Kal Zeff Business Leader of the Year
Rabbi Steven and the Honorable State Senator Joyce Foster/Jack Shapiro Community Service Award


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