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Big plan, baby stepsPoint Park University embarks on a new vision that challenges assumptions

Paul Hennigan shares how Point Park University made its transformational leap from sleepy, commuter school to one of the largest footprints in the Golden Triangle.

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Tricky navigation aheadPeter Stephaich leads Campbell Transportation away from a shrinking market

Peter Stephaich took steps to diversify Campbell Transportation's business lines, assets and employees away from the coal industry. And it was almost like creating a startup within a mature company.

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Wising upJack Ouellette shares leadership lessons from the military and American Textile

When Jack Ouellette, chairman of American Textile, looks back to his days in the military, he sees a few leadership lessons that were true then, and even more so now that he’s seen them applied again and again in business.

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Strengthening the regionPresenting the leaders of the smartest companies in Pittsburgh for 2015

Congratulations to Pittsburgh’s Smart 50 for strengthening the region, contributing to its economic success

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Fixed all-in contracts for energy have proven costly to large consumers

The energy buying strategy most manufacturers and large energy consumers use to save money, ironically, can be more expensive. TPI Efficiency Consulting's Karl Shaw discusses advanced energy purchasing strategies and the impact they can have for large energy users.

How to improve company performance by integrating health and safety

In order to develop a true ‘culture of health,’ your company must integrate employee safety and employee health” says Dr. Michael Parkinson of UPMC Health Plan and UPMC WorkPartners. Here's how.

How to set up your cafeteria plan for pretax employee benefits

Many employers permit employees to pay for their premium share of contributions on a pretax basis through cafeteria plans. Frances Horn of JRG Advisors discusses the rules that govern these plans.

Cost containment strategies that can control your health care costs

Despite the distractions the Affordable Care Act has caused, employers of all sizes haven’t lost sight of the fact that rising health care costs remain a significant issue that needs to be constantly addressed. Craig Pritts, senior sales executive at JRG Advisors, discusses a variety of available solutions.

How to size up the metallics — bronze, silver, gold and platinum health plans

“The terms bronze, silver, gold and platinum are part of a new era of health insurance comparison shopping,” says Adam Pittler, director of Product Development of UPMC Health Plan. Here's what you need to know.