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Michael Baker InternationalKurt Bergman builds a new level of engagement at Michael Baker International

By reorganizing, encouraging a sense of community and increasing communication, CEO Kurt Bergman has Michael Baker International hitting a new stride.

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The Pittsburgh Smart 50 help spark the region’s business success and strength

Smart Business presents the Chase Smart 50 Awards to celebrate and recognize Pittsburgh’s top executives for their ability to effectively build and lead innovative and “smart” organizations.

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A recipe for expansionBill Sarris manages growth at Sarris Candies with a dollop of old-fashioned values

For more than 50 years with various additions, Sarris Candies has grown from Founder Frank Sarris’ basement into a $45 million company with 500 employees, during peak season.

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CATALYST FOR CHANGEThe Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Kevin McMahon stay nimble to stretch resources

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and J. Kevin McMahon are in the business of doing things — but unlike other arts and cultural organizations, it goes far beyond booking shows, creating events or opening galleries.

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Affordable Care Act penalties to take effect on first of the year

While the recent focus often has been on how a company calculates full-time equivalent employees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there are many more federal reporting requirements created for employers and health plans.

How to set goals that increase your business’s value before you exit

It’s estimated that 3 million small business owners in the U.S. will sell in the next five years. Yet one-third of those owners don’t have a business or retirement plan to prepare for the transition.

How executive concierge health care ensures top leaders get needed care

Companies cannot afford to take the health of their leadership teams for granted, but the challenge is how to help executives — who face a heavy work commitment — find time to take care of their health. This has led to the development of a new set of services, executive concierge health care.

Economic outlook: 2015 will likely bring jobs and clarity to Pennsylvania with steady growth

The Keystone State’s economy is poised to enjoy strong growth in 2015. Find out more about Pennsylvania’s economic health and what the future will bring.

How to start along the right track to retire with the lifestyle you expect

When it comes to saving for retirement, people can be their own worst enemy. Worldwide, 82 percent of people worry about how they will fare financially during retirement, but they don’t adequately plan, spending more time planning vacations than preparing for retirement.

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