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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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Family business: When business is personal

Regional family business leaders share their career experiences, understanding of the unique dynamics of a family business and what it takes to develop up-and-coming family members.

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Family business: When business is personal

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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.

Get the word out about EAPs, which traditionally are underused

Employee Assistance Programs have a history of success, but remain an underused resource. This can be frustrating for employers. Here are ways to make employees more aware of EAPs, says James Kinville, senior director of LifeSolutions, an EAP that is part of the UPMC Insurance Services Division.

How business owners benefit from using a private bank

Private bank clients tend to have unusual or sophisticated financial needs, which means they can benefit from a consultative approach. Huntington Bank's Ted Gouza discusses who should use private banks and what they can offer.

Your office spring cleaning should include employee benefits files

As spring approaches, many of us get the itch for a little “spring cleaning.” It’s also the perfect time for employers to pull out benefits records for review, confirmation and updating, says Chuck Whitford, consultant at JRG Advisors.

How to find the total cost of risk — and do something about it

Most employers regularly manage their insurance premiums and program structure, but four other cost drivers tend to slide under the radar. Gallagher's Marshall Wunderlich shares how to add the necessary checkups on all risk cost drivers to build a comprehensive risk management program.