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Leaders must be ready to try new things

August 27, 2014 Late last month while my wife, Carol, and I were staying in Asheville, N.C., we decided to visit the Biltmore Estate. Only a couple of miles southwest of town stood what could only be called a castle. more »»

Objective observer can help highlight improvement areas

August 20, 2014 Often I am asked to help coach a key employee in a work group. Usually the employee I am hired to coach is valued but demonstrates a behavior or behaviors that limit him or her. more »»

Hyde Brothers joins forces with Proforma

August 14, 2014 Hyde Brothers Printing, a long-standing Marietta commercial printer, has joined forces with Proforma to significantly expand its marketing and promotional capabilities. more »»

Local man honored as emeriti faculty at GSC

August 14, 2014 From local reports GLENVILLE, W.Va.—Michael Smith, of Marietta, was one of three Glenville State College professors recognized recently as an emeriti facult. more »»

Briefcase Aug. 14

August 14, 2014 Area native named young careerist rep Chantel (Whipkey) Daia, an owner of Two Minds Design of Concord, N.C. more »»

Leaders should allow for spontaneity when possible

August 13, 2014 Last week my wife, Carol, and I headed south on I-77 in transit to the Crooked Oak Mountain Inn in Asheville, N.C. The drive was pleasant and we arrived around 6 p.. more »»

Stonewall Group promotes Wise

July 31, 2014 Stonewall Group, a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency, recently promoted Katie Wise to the position of account manager. more »»

A person’s work ethic is not genetic, but learned

July 30, 2014 My dad was always thinking of odd jobs to keep his boys busy. I truly believe that he lay awake at night thinking up these ideas. more »»

Bohio Mexican Grill will open in Belpre

July 28, 2014 BELPRE — A new Mexican-themed eatery is expected to open in Belpre before the end of August. Bohio Mexican Grill will be located at 2500 Washington Blvd. more »»

WSCC class partners with local businesses

July 28, 2014 The Business Management classes at Washington State Community College over the course of the past year have worked with seven local businesses and Pamela Lankford at the Small Business Development... more »»

Local Peoples Bank helps raise more than $34K for food banks

July 28, 2014 Peoples Bank customers, vendors, and employees recently came together and raised more than $34,000 for local food banks in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. more »»

Briefcase published July 26

July 26, 2014 Arbors at Marietta completes survey Arbors at Marietta at 400 Seventh St., Marietta, has recently completed its standard survey and was found to be deficiency free. more »»

Leaders and followers are truly in it together

July 23, 2014 When I was a supervisor in the coal mine in 1979, I had one of my most difficult motivating tasks. more »»

Marietta Center awarded for quality care

July 22, 2014 KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. more »»

Offenberger & White will present workshops at expo

July 22, 2014 From local reports Offenberger & White, Inc. more »»

Five new hires at Career Center

July 18, 2014 From local reports Due to the retirement of four employees and the opening of an instructor job, the Washington County Career Center administration has been busy filling vacant position. more »»


July 18, 2014 New CFO named for credit union The board of directors of Riverview Credit Union announces the appointment of Douglas G. Ankrom as the new chief financial officer of Riverview Credit Union, Inc. more »»

Leaders should continually motivate

July 16, 2014 Motivation of employees must be a continual effort. In the course of a month or a year, if the organization is successful, employees succeed in a number of tasks. more »»

Examples of good leadership in historic battles

July 9, 2014 On July 7 my son and his family and I visited a significant Revolutionary War battlefield called Cowpens, fought on Jan. 17, 1781. more »»

Everyday leadership: Recognizing contributions a good motivator

July 2, 2014 In 1997, my brother and I toured Costa Rica. We traveled to the highlands of Central Costa Rica, the Northwestern border near Nicaragua, and the beaches of Quepos. more »»



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