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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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Apr 25, 2019

Imagine having your family involved in all your big decisions. That's the reality of middle market companies that are family owned and operated. We're talking to family business advisor John Messervey, an expert on keeping things civil--and making the right choices for the good of the business.

Apr 11, 2019

Rhythm Systems Business Growth Consultant and Culture Expert Cathy McCullough joins Thomas A. Stewart to talk about the need for leaders to balance culture with strategy, and giving employees the freedom to make decisions and grow. Listen in for four key areas leaders need to focus on for growth and success.  

Mar 28, 2019

Hear from one of the people with an ear to middle market CFOs around the country. Nick Araco of the CFO Alliance joins Tom Stewart to talk about the interesting year ahead and how to empower your company's leaders to make decisions that align across disciplines. 

Mar 13, 2019

The U.S. economy has grown for more than 116 straight months. But can it continue on that trajectory for much longer? Hear what Euler Hermes economist Dan North has to say on this episode of The Market That Moves America. 

Feb 28, 2019

As unemployment drops, middle market employers are fighting to fill job openings with right set of skills. NCMM's Tom Stewart talks with the Toledo Chamber of Commerce to learn how companies in Northwest Ohio are tackling the labor shortage. 

Feb 12, 2019

While disruption may be the new norm in business, it doesn't have to be associated with the fear that often comes with it. Our guest Jennifer Fondrevay talks to Tom Stewart about how to ease your company--and your talent--through big changes. 

Jan 17, 2019

The National Center for the Middle Market Executive Director Thomas A. Stewart welcomes Incept CEO Sam Falletta who shares the structure of what's driven Incept's strategy and driven growth.

Jan 3, 2019

The National Center for the Middle Market Executive Director Thomas A. Stewart sits down with The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Professor Leiblein to talk about the findings of the recently released Strategic Planning report from NCMM. 

Oct 30, 2018

What's it take to disrupt the commoditized world of shipping and logistics? Brad Hollister talks with NCMM's Thomas A. Stewart to get to the bottom of how SwanLeap has become the fastest growing company in America.

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.

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