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IntegraCare Corp.Rick Irwin and Loriann Putzier work to get the extraordinary out of the ordinary

As leaders of a pure service business, Rick Irwin and Loriann Putzier share what they’ve learned about what it takes to get an extraordinary effort in tough industry at IntegraCare.

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A. Stucki Co. and Bill Kiefer grow its family of companies under one goal

A. Stucki Co. strategically bought suppliers and other businesses to increase its offerings in the rail industry. President and CEO Bill Kiefer discusses the exciting, grueling acquisition binge.

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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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Insights

How office design enhances workforce health, productivity

In recent years, the topic of workplace design has garnered attention as a way to enhance a workforce’s productivity. Open spaces, common areas, lighting, acoustics and thermal comfort are all intended to enhance worker satisfaction with their environment and improve interactions to increase productivity, employees safety and health.

How to protect your financial portfolio from yourself

When it comes to investing, people tend to chase performance — looking at what worked last year at precisely the wrong moment.

Part 2: The Defined Contribution model and how it can help you

The concept of Defined Contribution is not a new one, but it is newer for small and midsized businesses. Defined Contribution models have helped large businesses control their costs and provide more choices for their employees.

How to help your employees and managers better manage stress

Successfully managing stress has numerous benefits — fewer health problems, increased productivity and greater job satisfaction. Find out how mindfulness can be taught to help employees and managers better manage stress.

Part 1: The consumer driven health care approach — HSAs, FSAs and HRAs

The three main types of accounts used with a consumer driven health plan, designed to get employees more involved with heath care decisions, are a Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Savings Account (FSA) and Health Reimbursement Account (HRA). Here's what you need to know about these creative funding strategies.