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ReimaginedCovestro takes ownership of its new name with a new culture

When Covestro LLC was announced as the new name for Bayer MaterialScience — after it spun off from the Bayer Group — it wasn’t met with enthusiasm. Jerry MacCleary and his team have worked hard to change that.

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Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Celebrate the dynamic entrepreneurs who are propelling us forward toward a brighter future, including these winners and finalists from Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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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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Insights

Rethink the need for D&O

Spending a little more premium to package directors and officers liability insurance onto your employment practices liability coverage could turn out to be one the most important assets for your organization. Arthur J. Gallagher's Dereck M. Malzi discusses the importance of D&O.

Reduce employer expense, increase take-home pay with FSA, HRA or HSA

You should carefully consider your employee contribution strategy in your health plan because employees rate their contribution (payroll deduction) more importantly than the benefit level and often more than the network providers. Ron Carmassi of JRG Advisors discusses some options, including FSA, HRA and HSA.

How population health management can save you big money

Poor health costs the U.S. economy nearly $600 billion per year, with a significant chunk of that cost coming from lost productivity. But employers are fighting back. One way is by incorporating population health management into a benefits package. Marion McGowan of the UPMC Insurance Services Division explains how.

Lease or buy? Factors to consider before buying new equipment

One of the most significant decisions a business owner can make is whether to lease or buy the equipment that keeps the operation running, says Jim Altman, middle market Pennsylvania Regional Executive at Huntington Bank. Here are the key factors to consider before buying new equipment.

The importance of a prompt response to construction claims

No construction project is perfect. Therefore, proper planning in the contracting process and how parties respond to claims is important. Sherrard, German & Kelly, P.C.'s John M. Tedder discusses construction project claims and how to mitigate them from the outset.