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2018 Pittsburgh Smart 50 honorees

This year’s Smart 50 class includes many new faces — executives who are making a difference in their organizations and region. Meet the 2018 Pittsburgh Smart 50 honorees.

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2018 Pittsburgh Smart 50 honorees

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Setting the standardTim Dunlap invests in the employees at CentiMark for a big payoff

As your company grows, you need to leave room for your people to grow along with it. CentiMark’s Tim Dunlap shares how to help your employees be leaders.

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Challenge acceptedBryan Putt picks up the gauntlet as Aires invests in technology

When the market changed, Aires put a renewed focus on innovation and technology. CEO Bryan Putt shares how the relocation company disrupted the disruptors.

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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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Are you an applicable large employer?

Accurately calculating and knowing your company’s ALE status is crucial to ACA compliance and helping your company avoid a costly penalty, says JRG Advisors' Judy Griffith.

A primer on SAFEs and their use in early-stage financing

A Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE) can be used in lieu of a convertible note as an early-stage investment vehicle. Babst Calland’s Christian A. Farmakis discusses both.

Develop these habits to improve your health at work

Practicing healthy habits can seem like a lot to handle. UPMC Health Plan’s Amanda Budzowski recommends starting small and adding a few things at a time.

How to include cost predictability without the risk in your health plan

Thanks to level-funded health plans, self-funding is a viable option for small employers. Craig Pritts of JRG Advisors explains more about this hybrid plan.

How U.S. construction is impacted by tariffs, and what to do about it

Steel and aluminum tariffs — and the resulting price increases — have hurt U.S. construction. Gallagher’s Charlie Salazar shares risk mitigation strategies.