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Tricky navigation aheadPeter Stephaich leads Campbell Transportation away from a shrinking market

Peter Stephaich took steps to diversify Campbell Transportation's business lines, assets and employees away from the coal industry. And it was almost like creating a startup within a mature company.

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Wising upJack Ouellette shares leadership lessons from the military and American Textile

When Jack Ouellette, chairman of American Textile, looks back to his days in the military, he sees a few leadership lessons that were true then, and even more so now that he’s seen them applied again and again in business.

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Strengthening the regionPresenting the leaders of the smartest companies in Pittsburgh for 2015

Congratulations to Pittsburgh’s Smart 50 for strengthening the region, contributing to its economic success

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Work smarterBill Tomko III lets growth come to him, as W.G. Tomko diversifies into new areas

If you’d asked Bill Tomko III his No. 1 business priority 10 years ago, he’d have said growth. Today, he wants W.G. Tomko to be as profitable and as good as it can be.

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How to keep your business safe from the threat of ransomware

If recent events are any indication, there’s a hefty ransom coming for many corporations — specifically, for IT professionals and their networks. And not paying could result in the loss of valuable files and data. The reason? A rising form of malware called ransomware, says All Covered Pittsburgh's Stephan J. Cico.

How a new point of view can help you be an employer of choice

Have you ever squeezed a balloon and watched the air bulge out the other side? This metaphor explains how many companies manage employee benefit risks, says Gus Georgiadis of Arthur J. Gallagher. But a new approach can help your organization be a more attractive place to work.

How alternate funding and tools can help control small group health plans

Today’s health care environment is riddled with complex plan designs and rigorous government regulations, leaving many employers to feel as though their hands are tied. JRG Advisors' Amy Broadbent talks about an emerging concept that enables small employees to identify current and future risk, influence behavior and control cost.

How to find the right-sized law firm for your business needs

Eric C. Springer, of Sherrard, German & Kelly, P.C., discusses the unique legal needs of midsize businesses and what businesses should consider as they choose a law firm.

Five things CEOs should know about the latest health care technology

As in so many areas of business, technology is radically transforming health care and health plans. But there’s good technology and there’s bad technology. Kismet Toksu of eBenefits Solutions says the key is to find the right technology.