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#1 Cochran evolves to customer expectations, pushing others to follow suit

#1 Cochran, considered the automotive retail leader in Western Pennsylvania, stays true to its culture of innovation as the industry changes.

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Commit to growthParagon Foods invests in its people for the well-being of all

Paragon Food's Elaine Bellin has invested in her people. It was her greatest challenge and also her greatest opportunity to encourage Paragon’s growth.

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A creative business solution guides Knichel Logistics to success

Running a family business like Knichel Logistics presents a unique set of challenges, but the ability to be creative and flexible can be beneficial.

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Building on StrengthPittsburgh’s proud history in manufacturing paves the way for future success

With continued innovation and investment, Pittsburgh is well positioned to build on its past success to become a manufacturing leader. But it isn't without its risks.

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SBA loans can be a smart alternative for a new, growing business

When you’re a small business owner looking for a loan, you may have questions about where to start. If this is the first time trying to secure a loan for your business, you may want to consider going after a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan for your business, says Northwest Bank's William Dickson Jr.

Energizing employees about their health benefits

Getting your employees more involved in open enrollment and other benefits administration activities can pay big dividends in reducing the negative experience of health benefits selection. Jo Hartoyo of eBenefits Solutions, an affiliate of the UPMC Insurance Services Division, explains how.

What to consider before selling, exiting your company

Exiting a business requires seeking advice from those with different points of view on the best strategy, rather than relying on emotions to guide the decision — a fault of many in the position. Huntington Bank's Jim Altman discusses options available to owners once a liquidity event occurs and is complete.

Emerging cyber risks reshape the market in the internet-of-things era

A new cyber risk is developing — bodily injury or property damage as a result of a cyber breach. Employers and risk managers need to consider the worst-case scenarios of a cyber breach of these systems. Arthur J. Gallagher's Patrick Zedreck gives tips for mitigating coverage gaps.

How to achieve a successful employee benefits strategy

With today's employee benefits, employers need to evaluate the level and expertise of service when it comes to risk management, creative solutions, consulting and compliance. Michael Galardini, of JRG Advisors, shares how organizations need to take a strategic approach to employee benefits.