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R&D DrivenRich Lunak and Innovation Works continue to change the startup world

Innovation Works' Rich Lunak shares how AlphaLab Gear got started and what's happening in product development today.

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Executives adapt with changing times to ensure business longevity

Companies that have been around for more than 50 years have learned a thing or two about adapting to the marketplace. Regional business leaders share their experiences pivoting their business for long-term success.

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2017 Pittsburgh Smart 50Top executives strengthen the region, contribute to its economic success

This year’s Smart 50 class leads a wide range of organizations, but the executives all share a common trait: passion. Meet the 2017 Smart 50 honorees.

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The Peoples bossMorgan O’Brien’s vision wins over his employees at Peoples Natural Gas

Peoples exists to make its customers’ lives better. Morgan O'Brien truly believes that and he's worked to make his employees believers, too.

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How to leverage data to predict the 5 percent who drive the most health cost

High-cost cases happen to high-risk individuals — those with multiple conditions who often deal with family and work issues. This comes at a price to their health and their employer’s bottom line. HCMS Group's Justin Schaneman and Rene Sims explain how data can help identify these individuals.

Companies must identify, quantify risk to brace for turbulent future

Globalization has led to new and different risks, which could affect income and operating statements through volatility in currencies and commodities. And interest rate increases only add to the worry. Huntington Bank's Jim Altman talks about areas of increasing risk and forming a strategy to address them.

What benefits approach makes a positive impact for your business?

Employers need to break tradition and work with an employee benefits broker who can negotiate, innovate and leverage technology to support their plan’s enrollment, communications, data and reporting. Ron Smuch of JRG Advisors discusses areas to consider when selecting an insurance broker.

How rounding is helping hospitals reduce patient readmissions

David Chimento, Client Services Manager at Sentact, discusses hospital readmissions and what hospitals are doing to keep readmission rates down.

How CPAs can help tip the balance toward success in your family business

In family-run businesses, the employees and family members wear many hats, and usually one of these is an accountant’s visor. Mark A. Ulishney, partner at Case | Sabatini, discusses family businesses’ accounting struggles and where a CPA can provide assistance.