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Hard WorkingThe DeArment family keeps Channellock competitive with continuous improvement

With more than 130 years in business, Channellock knows a thing or two about staying competitive. Bill and Jon DeArment talk about what it takes.

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Hoddy Hanna’s rules for acquisitions has Howard Hanna making bold moves

Howard Hanna wins the hearts and minds of an acquired company before making changes. This is just one of the M&A lessons the company — and Hoddy Hanna — has learned.

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American Textile Co. develops new products, grows to new heights

In its 92 years, American Textile Co. hasn’t made a single acquisition. The third generation of this family business, Lance and Blake Ruttenberg, explain how this organic growth has come through product development and innovation.

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Leroy M. Ball steers Koppers in a new direction with transparency

Over three years of Leroy M. Ball’s leadership, Koppers went from questions about whether the company would survive to its most profitable year yet. Learn what it took to engineer this turnaround.

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How to integrate leave of absence and employee assistance programs

Depression and other conditions may be amplified when employees are on leave caring for family members. However, an employee assistance program may be able to help, says UPMC’s Jim Kinville and Linda Croushore.

HIPAA laws: What employers don’t know can hurt them

HIPAA can create confusion and frustration. JRG Advisors’ Keith Kartman explains what employers need to know regarding privacy laws and health benefits.

Do you know the value of positive psychology?

The field of positive psychology has many resources to help us increase positivity in our daily lives, including at work, says Dennis Daley, Ph.D., senior clinical director of Substance Use Services at UPMC Health Plan.

Benefits open enrollment 2019: What you need to know

Open enrollment will be more complicated than usual with these legal changes to the design and administration of benefits, says Aaron Ochs of JRG Advisors.

How to make sure your contractors are truly backed by insurance

At the end of the day, a certificate of insurance doesn’t legally mean anything. Gallagher's Dereck Malzi and Josh Daly talk about how businesses need to be handling this piece of your insurance.