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Universal Stainless and Dennis Oates invest for the future

Universal Stainless Alloy & Products is diversifying to produce more specialized products for a stronger future. But just as the company started to transition its new plant into an operating entity, a destocking cycle hit.

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A sustained effortJames Spencer finds the right business mix with EverPower Wind

James Spencer caught the entrepreneur bug in 2002, but starting a renewable energy business was harder than expected. Learn how EverPower Wind became the nation’s 20th largest wind power company.

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Michael Baker InternationalKurt Bergman builds a new level of engagement at Michael Baker International

By reorganizing, encouraging a sense of community and increasing communication, CEO Kurt Bergman has Michael Baker International hitting a new stride.

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The Pittsburgh Smart 50 help spark the region’s business success and strength

Smart Business presents the Chase Smart 50 Awards to celebrate and recognize Pittsburgh’s top executives for their ability to effectively build and lead innovative and “smart” organizations.

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Value-based insurance: Don’t let your consumer-driven health plan be a barrier to necessary care

Consumer-driven health plans have been increasing in popularity because they appear to be custom-made for this era of health insurance reform. Evidence shows, however, that essential medical services often will be curtailed if individuals have to pay an increasing amount of their own money. That's where value-based insurance can help.

How to estate plan, beyond just creating a basic will

People get caught up in the investment rate of returns and the stock market — none of that means anything if you lose half your money to the government because you died without a will or didn’t plan well and your family suffers.

Health care reform signifies new obligations for companies

Of the many components to the Affordable Care Act, one of the more complex and confusing is just around the corner: new reporting requirements under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 and 6056.

Health care reform audits: Summary plan descriptions vs. summary of benefits and coverage

With the goal of enforcing compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the federal government has started regular audits of group health plans. These audits extend into compliance of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Improving overall employee health starts with good dental hygiene

Good overall health and good dental health are generally considered separately and mutually exclusive. What people do not always realize is the two are related and one impacts the other.