Patrick Antos
Technology News

Trust Can Lead to Employee Retention

Patrick Antos |

Most organizations focus on salary as a major reason people stay or leave their companies. In most cases, it’s not even in the top five reasons for an employee leaving the organization. According to a study done by Deloitte, one third of employees will look for a new job as the economy continues to improve. Even more unsettling, 48% of the reason people say the reason for the move is the lack of trust in their employers.

Brad Nellis
Technology News

2015 Best of Tech Awards: Nominations are Now Open!

Brad Nellis |

We launched the Best of Tech Awards waaaaay back in 2007 to recognize cool companies with innovative products, inspiring leadership and impressive accomplishments. And since then we’ve recognized some incredible companies, like Hyland Software, Sherwin-Williams, Eaton, Brandmuscle, Urbancode, SparkBase and many others.

Josette Burns
Technology News

House Bill 5 Municipal Tax Reform Passes Ohio House and Senate

Josette Burns |

COSE supported HB 5 and joined the Ohio Municipal Tax Reform Coalition based on the initiative’s ability to simplify and create uniformity to the current system, allowing businesses to more easily comply and focus their time and money on what really matters - running a successful business. On December 9, the Ohio House passed HB 5 by a 60-32 margin.

Brad Nellis
Technology News

National Tech Survey (and the Midwest too)

Brad Nellis |

NEOSA has a long, proud affiliation with the Technology Councils of North America (aka TecNA); it’s an association of tech organizations across the US and Canada.

Among other things, we participate in their surveys and studies, by encouraging our members to share their data. Most recently, a few months ago, TecNA commissioned its third annual National Survey of Technology, Policy and Strategic Issues. More than 1,500 technology businesses participated, including nearly 350 from the Midwest.


Josette Burns
Technology News

State Rep. Anielski Tours Family-Owned Business Larsen Lumber & Supply

Josette Burns |

Larsen Lumber was founded by Don Larsen’s father, Harry Larsen, and their current location on Mill Road was formally home to a mill that produced oats and flour. As the area transitioned from a farming community to more of a residential and business area, Harry Larsen turned Brecksville Milling Company into Larsen Lumber, providing lumber and building materials to their customers.

Patrick Antos
Technology News

Tips and Strategies to Retain Employees

Patrick Antos |

It’s one thing to attract the employee to your company and then hire them. It’s another to then keep that employee for the long-term if you don’t have retention strategies in place to keep them.

Brad Nellis
Technology News

NEOSA: Strategic Plan Update

Brad Nellis |

Last year, we worked with the NEOSA board to develop a strategic plan, one that enables us to better serve our members and the tech community. Throughout 2014, we’ve been working to deploy elements of the plan, and we provided an update back in June. We thought it was a good time to provide another update on our progress.