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20121105-NEWS--1-NAT-CCI-CL_-- 11/2/2012 3:01 PM Page 1 $2.00/NOVEMBER 5 - 11, 2012 Metro nearing end of CEO search INSIDE New leader will face budget challenge, must carry out outpatient plan The region’s AgBio industry cluster has a new leader, and he’ll push the group’s most promising ideas. PAGE 11 By TIMOTHY MAGAW The MetroHealth System is down to the final four candidates in its quest to find the next CEO to steer the hard-pressed health system that is subsidized by Cuyahoga County. “We’ve been working with a Biz travel becoming a more costly proposition Creativity, agencies help minimize spending couple of those (candidates) a little more intensely than the others,” said MetroHealth board chairman Ronald Fountain, though he wouldn’t share details about the candidates or say whether any were current MetroHealth employees. “If things work the way we hope and expect them to, we should have a candidate for consideration by the board before the end of the year,” Dr. Fountain said. MetroHealth’s current CEO, Mark Moran, announced nearly a year ago that he would step down from the post once his successor was named. Mr. Moran, whose contract expired last March, joined INSIDE: Southwestern Cuyahoga County is a focus in the region’s competitive health care market. Page 3 MetroHealth on an interim basis in 2008 and expected to stay on board for two years at the most. “He’s been great,” Dr. Fountain said about Mr. Moran. “We didn’t have somebody as quickly as he A boost for local agriculture, bioscience ALSO: ■ Legal experts say new breach of contract statute makes Ohio more attractive to business. PAGE 4 See METRO Page 18 BROWNS, HASLAM SEE BUSINESS DOWNSTATE New owner looks to Columbus as battleground to woo more customers Full story by JOEL HAMMOND ■ PAGE 7 By GINGER CHRIST Soaring airfares are bringing out the creativity in business travelers, while providing travel agencies with an opportunity to gain clients eager to hold down their costs. Marc Insul is among the business travelers struggling to find affordable flights — a problem exacerbated by fewer flights. The president and chief INSIDE: Shutoperating officer tle operators, of Commercial hoteliers balk Asset Preservaat latest city tion, a provider of proposal to property mainteincrease pernance and buildtrip fees to ing preservation airport. Page 3 services, spends 20% of his time away from his Cleveland office as he travels for conferences and sales calls and conducts business at his company’s headquarters in Salt Lake City. So, Mr. Insul is adjusting. He recently was going to stop at the corporate office on his way to a meeting in Southern California, but rescheduled the visit to Utah as a separate trip later because the revised arrangements saved roughly $500. NEWSCOM/ STEVE BENNETT ILLUSTRATION 43 See TRAVEL Page 17 0 NEWSPAPER 74470 83781 7 SPECIAL SECTION FINANCE Banks more frequently entering schools to teach financial literacy ■ Page 13 PLUS: CAMPUS EXCLUSIVITY ■ ADVISER ■ & MORE Entire contents © 2012 by Crain Communications Inc. Vol. 33, No. 43

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