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The Market That Moves America

A thought-provoking podcast that covers middle market trends, challenges and opportunities. With the help of industry experts and company leaders, the National Center for the Middle Market offers insights about a critical but often overlooked segment of the US economy – the middle market. Each episode, we explore the most relevant issues for these companies, and share recent research and best practices to help leaders in the middle market grow their businesses.
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Sep 13, 2018

Thomas A. Stewart and Catapult Growth Partners' CEO Doug Johnson talk professional services, what it takes to build a brand and what's important when attracting and retaining customers. Tip: Start with knowing what you're good at. 

Aug 9, 2018

Signature Consultants has been growing at three times the industry rate and has doubled in size since 2010. Learn their secrets to growth and what drives their culture as EVP Geoff Gray and CCO Mark Nussbaum talk with National Center for the Middle Market Executive Director Thomas A. Stewart.

Jun 21, 2018

Sarah Sladek is a best-selling author and CEO of XYZ University. An expert in how to drive stronger engagement with younger generations, Sladek joins Executive Director Thomas A. Stewart to talk about the difference age makes (or doesn't make) in today's workplace. 

Jun 5, 2018

National Center for the Middle Market Managing Director Doug Farren sits down with BrewDog USA CEO Tanisha Robinson to talk about how BrewDog has found rapid success in the United States and how others might follow.

May 10, 2018

National Center for the Middle Market Executive Director Tom Stewart joins Dr. Ian Sheldon, The Ohio State University Professor and Andersons Chair of Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Policy to talk about how trade and tariffs affect agriculture in Ohio and the United States.

Apr 5, 2018

Tom Stewart, Executive Director of the National Center for the Middle Market, sits down with Ed Kleinguetl, partner at Grant Thornton, to talk about the importance of cultural synergy when dealing with M&A.

Mar 22, 2018

Doug Farren, Managing Director of the National Center for the Middle Market, sits down with Bob Grote of The Grote Company to talk about experiences with M&A, and some tips for beginning the process.

Mar 8, 2018

Tom Stewart, Executive Director of the National Center for the Middle Market, and Doug Farren, Managing Director of the Center, sit down with Dan North of Euler Hermes, a leading economist. They discuss current economic trends and outlooks and how those might affect the market. 

Feb 22, 2018

NCMM's Tom Stewart talks M&A with Joe Feldman, an M&A consultant of 'Joseph Feldman Associates' about surprises during the M&A process.

Feb 8, 2018

NCMM Executive Director Tom Stewart and special guest Phil Renaud from the Risk Institute discuss how the middle market can navigate and avoid risk.

Jan 11, 2018

The NCMM discusses M&A in the middle market with special guest George Calfo, Managing Director at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

Dec 28, 2017

The National Center for the Middle Market looks back on 2017 and shares their forecasts for the middle market in 2018.

Dec 14, 2017

Orangetheory Fitness is changing the way people think about exercise and well-being. NCMM Managing Director Doug Farren speaks with Founder Ellen Latham on how this middle market company is changing the fitness world.

Nov 30, 2017

How can middle market companies use digital tools to transform ways they connect with customers and beat their competition? The NCMM examines its latest research report on digitizing the customer experience with Jeff Sharritts, Senior Vice President of Cisco's U.S. Commercial Sales.

Nov 9, 2017

A better interview process can eliminate the shortage of talent that middle market companies report. NCMM Executive Director Tom Stewart interviews Kathleen Quinn Votaw, Founder and CEO of TalenTrust on how to middle market companies can improve this process.

Oct 26, 2017

Learn how Lodge Cast Iron is cooking up innovation and growth after 100+ years of business. NCMM Managing Director Doug Farren has a conversation with Mark Kelly, PR and Ad Manager at Lodge.

Oct 12, 2017

How anxious are your employees about their financial well-being? NCMM Executive Director Tom Stewart examines how financial anxiety can impact business. Includes special guest, Brian Nelson Ford, Financial Well-Being Executive at SunTrust Bank.

Oct 2, 2017

NCMM Executive Director Tom Stewart kicks off Manufacturing Week with a profile on Overhead Door. Special guests include Overhead Door's CMO Joe Dachowicz, CFO John Wilson, and Jeff French, Head of Manufacturing at Grant Thornton.

Sep 28, 2017

NCMM Executive Director Tom Stewart goes behind the globalization story of Highlights with CEO Kent Johnson.

Sep 14, 2017

How can diversity improve middle market company performance? NCMM Executive Director Tom Stewart learns this and more from Managing Director of Out Leadership, Stephanie Sandberg.

Aug 17, 2017

Whether you're selling a business, scaling it up, or looking for a successor, every executive has to deal with transition. NCMM executive director Tom Stewart discusses leadership transition with Allie Taylor of Orange Kiwi.

Aug 3, 2017

American businesses struggle to find the talent they need - especially in the Middle Market, where growth is the strongest. Listen as NCMM's Tom Stewart discusses the middle market's workforce challenges with Marek Gootman and Martha Ross, fellows of the Brookings Institution.

Jul 20, 2017

The retail industry is changing, but one middle market specialty apparel company continues to grow. NCMM Managing Director Doug Farren gets the story from HOMAGE.

Jun 22, 2017

Live from the 2017 Greater Cleveland Partnership Middle Market Forum. NCMM Executive Director Tom Stewart and Managing Director Doug Farren sit down with Boxed.com CEO Chieh Huang about how he is disrupting the wholesale industry.

Jun 8, 2017

New research from the NCMM shows that the best middle market suppliers tend to be the largest and fastest-growing middle market companies. These suppliers focus on fewer rather than more customers. As a result, they develop deep, collaborative customer relationships. NCMM Managing Director Doug Farren discusses these findings with contributing researcher Thomas Goldsby, Professor of Logistics at the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

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