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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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Sheetz Inc.Joe Sheetz steps in to lead Sheetz, where the line between family and employees...

Since he took over as president and CEO last year from his cousin, Joe Sheetz is doing his best to follow in the footsteps of the company’s three former CEOs who are all still part of the family ownership group.

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84 Lumber84 Lumber, Nemacolin founder Joe Hardy stays curious, engaged and always puts people...

Joseph “Joe” Hardy, founder of 84 Lumber and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, isn’t a fan of slowing down at age 91, although his daughter holds the reins now.

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ExOneS. Kent Rockwell positions ExOne for growth by focusing on the greatest...

As S. Kent Rockwell has invested, he's learned what makes businesses grow — and fail. And in a few cases, Rockwell believed enough to become involved in the operations — like with ExOne.

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Insights

Self-funded insurance: As the benefits become evident, more companies choose local control

Today’s business climate calls for unique and cutting-edge employee benefits solutions. Pre-packaged medical plans do not always offer the greatest value. Employers of all sizes are looking to customize their plans around the requirements of their business, which has led to an increased interest in self-funding.

How to attract and develop a skilled workforce for today’s labor market

With the economy gaining momentum, businesses are facing a different problem — developing a sustainable and skilled workforce.

Is your office design helping or hurting productivity?

Over the past 20 years, companies of all shapes and sizes have started to adopt new standards when it comes to the way their employees work. Here's how a modern office environment can help facilitate greater productivity.

How to leave a legacy for your heirs beyond the financial

Eighty percent of high net worth individuals today didn’t grow up with wealth. They can’t follow the example set by their parents and grandparents, and they may not know the right questions to ask financial advisers. But using tools like a charitable trust or family foundation, people are able to support their core values while teaching their heirs how to manage money and give back to society.

How to manage problem employees and performance issues

Dealing with performance issues in the workplace can be difficult for employers, but it’s important to look at these issues from two angles. First, is the employer doing everything he or she can to facilitate the employee’s success? And secondly, is the employee doing what is requested of him or her relative to the employer’s stated expectations?

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