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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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Work smarterBill Tomko III lets growth come to him, as W.G. Tomko diversifies into new areas

If you’d asked Bill Tomko III his No. 1 business priority 10 years ago, he’d have said growth. Today, he wants W.G. Tomko to be as profitable and as good as it can be.

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Insights

Simple, visible moves help in achieving a culture of wellness

Small changes, big results — that’s not always how things work, especially when it comes to health and wellness. But, in terms of the workplace, small changes can often do the most to encourage a culture of wellness, says Dr. Michael Parkinson of UPMC Health Plan.

What’s in store for your commercial insurance renewal in 2016?

With political uncertainty and stock market declines, CEOs and CFOs are wondering how these factors will affect their risk management costs and ability to secure competitive insurance options. Marshall Wunderlich of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. discusses trends in the property and casualty markets.

Are you ready for DOL health and welfare plan audits?

Health and welfare plan audits are on the upswing, with the Department of Labor expressing its goal to audit all employee benefit plans. So, like it or not, they’re coming, says Frances Horn of JRG Advisors. Here's what you need to know about audits today, including how to prepare.

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.

Illuminating best practices when seeking energy efficiency solutions

Tips from TPI Efficiency Consulting's Roger Zona on understanding and negotiating operating expenses.