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Smart 50Celebrating the area’s top executives

Congratulations to Pittsburgh’s Smart 50, as the top executives in the class of 2016 strengthen the region and contribute to its economic success.

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Celebrating the area’s top executives

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Change the boxEat’n Park catches guests’ attention with a shinier, more convenient package

Eat’n Park noticed some dips in its sales numbers about five years ago. It wasn’t dramatic, but it was noticeable, says President and CEO Jeff Broadhurst. Learn how the 67-year-old brand stays relevant.

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Authentic leadershipAccion Labs demystifies its culture with transparency

Accion Labs has grown quickly, but in a service-based business, the ability to maintain quality is critical. It all comes down to maintaining the right work culture.

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Accion Labs demystifies its culture with transparency

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NEP Group expands across the globe, building a worldwide network

Over three years, NEP Group Inc. has more than doubled in size, with greater than 50 percent of its business now outside the U.S. It hasn’t always been easy, but NEP stuck to an aggressive growth path to become a global business.

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Industry changes mean the right captive manager is even more critical

Single parent captives continue to be a viable risk management option, even though a pending court case may impose new rules for how they can be set up and run. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.'s Robert Zedreck discusses what’s going on with captives and how some companies are successfully using them.

Self-funding is a viable strategy for more and more employers

Because of the effects of the Affordable Care Act and ever-escalating costs, employers need to focus on where their medical dollars are being spent. That's why it's time to consider self-funded health plans, says Domenic Pascucci of JRG Advisors. Self-insurance is now a viable option for employers as small as 25 employees or less.

Settle disputes before they happen by drafting effective governing documents

There are misconceptions that people have at the outset of a business relationship that, over time, can present difficulties for the entity they create. That's why Christopher Passodelis, Jr. of Sherrard, German & Kelly, P.C. encourages partners to create governing documents that set the rules that guide the actions of a company from the start.

More employers look to outsource leave management services

Managing employee leaves of absence is becoming more complex for employers of all sizes. That’s why more employers, large and small, are looking to outsource leave management services. Linda Croushore of UPMC WorkPartners shares how to navigate the challenging proposition of managing absence.

Take your trade show booth from bland to bold

While some might enjoy trade shows, chances are you dread them and may even avoid them altogether. Maggie Ellison, of Event Marketing Strategies, shares how experiential marketing can improve a company’s effectiveness at B2B trade shows.