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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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Dec 3, 2020

Leaning on her deep understanding of companies in transition, Jennifer Fondrevay joins Doug Farren and the National Center for the Middle Market to share what business leaders have done to lead their organizations through the the uncertainty of 2020 and how these lessons can help others grow.

Oct 1, 2020

Now more than six months into the pandemic, NCMM welcomes AchieveNext CEO, Nick Araco, to share what he's seeing from CEOs and CHROs and how they're planning to lead their companies forward into 3Q 2020 and beyond, plus what those with a strong "immune system" in managing through the pandemic have in common. 

Sep 17, 2020

Pivoting throughout the life of a company can mean the difference between growth and shuttering your doors. Hear how one company has been able to focus on its core strengths while adjusting to changes in market demands. 

Aug 13, 2020

Larry Inks, Clinical Associate Professor in Management and Human Resources at The Ohio State University joins Thomas A. Stewart to discuss how the future of the workplace changes and stays the same as the pandemic continues and companies weigh the return to the physical office space. 

Jun 11, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light not only challenges but opportunities for middle market business owners. Hear from our guest guest John H. Brown, founder of Business Enterprise Institute, Inc. to find out what you can do right now to grow and protect your business.

May 21, 2020

The National Center for the Middle Market's Thomas A. Stewart welcomes ApartmentData.com's Rudy Mui and John Severance to share how they've used the power of data and digital transformation have changed their industry and bring in new efficiencies and opportunities. 

Apr 23, 2020

As much of the country moves to a work-from-home setting, middle market companies mustn't overlook the risks of malevolent opportunists targeting the new home office. We welcome Ohio State Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Emre Koksal who shares how you can protect your company from incoming threats.

Apr 8, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic crisis sweeps the nation, companies are looking for ways to cut costs and free up cash flow during uncertainty. Tom Stewart of the National Center for the Middle Market welcomes Expense Reduction Analysts Principal Consultant Paul Zaleski to talk about the oft forgotten 20% of spending or "tail spend." 

Mar 17, 2020

It's a new normal for companies across the world. Now that COVID-19 has pushed so many employees home, how can middle market companies make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible while managing everything else going on? We welcome Jessica Lipnack to the podcast to share decades of expertise studying virtual teams and collaboration you can put to use immediately to help your team thrive. 

Mar 12, 2020

When firms have big-company problems without the big-time budgets, where do they go to get support? The National Center for the Middle Market's Thomas A. Stewart and Doug Farren welcome Jack Lavin, President and CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce to hear how his organization works to help mid-sized companies in the region.

Feb 13, 2020

 Jeff Eldersveld from the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey team joins NCMM Managing Director Doug Farren to talk about an often forgotten player in the middle market: professional sports teams. And just like many other middle market companies, they're working to bring data analytics into the business to create the ultimate game-day experience.

Jan 30, 2020

In what's become an annual tradition at NCMM, Dan North, Euler Hermes' chief economist for North America, joins Thomas A. Stewart and Doug Farren to talk about what middle market executives can expect in the year to come.

Jan 16, 2020

NCMM Executive Director Thomas A. Stewart welcomes George Calfo and Russell Sanders to talk about our latest research and how middle market executives can prepare for coming business transitions. 

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