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A recipe for expansionBill Sarris manages growth at Sarris Candies with a dollop of old-fashioned values

For more than 50 years with various additions, Sarris Candies has grown from Founder Frank Sarris’ basement into a $45 million company with 500 employees, during peak season.

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CATALYST FOR CHANGEThe Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Kevin McMahon stay nimble to stretch resources

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and J. Kevin McMahon are in the business of doing things — but unlike other arts and cultural organizations, it goes far beyond booking shows, creating events or opening galleries.

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Sheetz Inc.Joe Sheetz steps in to lead Sheetz, where the line between family and employees...

Since he took over as president and CEO last year from his cousin, Joe Sheetz is doing his best to follow in the footsteps of the company’s three former CEOs who are all still part of the family ownership group.

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84 Lumber84 Lumber, Nemacolin founder Joe Hardy stays curious, engaged and always puts people...

Joseph “Joe” Hardy, founder of 84 Lumber and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, isn’t a fan of slowing down at age 91, although his daughter holds the reins now.

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How lifestyle medicine gets to the root of disease to improve health

Significant and growing scientific evidence shows that the primary determinant of health or disease is not genetics, but lifestyle. In recognition of this connection, a relatively new style of treatment, known as lifestyle medicine, is increasingly being seen as an alternative to traditional treatments used on chronic diseases.

How to build, and be a part of, a powerful nonprofit board of directors

The Pittsburgh region is nonprofit rich, which helps make the area a special place to live and raise a family. But it also makes it incredibly competitive for funding, which means nonprofits need to build powerful boards of directors who can help advance the mission of the organization and ensure its perpetuity.

Weighing the available options for business succession planning

It’s never too early to start thinking about your ownership-transition strategy, regardless of where your business is in its life cycle. Here's an overview of some of the choices, in order to help you consider all the options you can pursue.

What employers need to consider as 2015 arrives on the work scene

Many of the key reforms of the Affordable Care Act became effective in 2014, including health plan design changes, increased wellness program incentives and reinsurance fees. Additional reforms become effective in 2015 like the Shared Responsibility Penalty for applicable large employers. Here's how to review these upcoming requirements and develop a compliance strategy for 2015.

Affordable Care Act penalties to take effect on first of the year

While the recent focus often has been on how a company calculates full-time equivalent employees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there are many more federal reporting requirements created for employers and health plans.