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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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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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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.

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.