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A sustained effortJames Spencer finds the right business mix with EverPower Wind

James Spencer caught the entrepreneur bug in 2002, but starting a renewable energy business was harder than expected. Learn how EverPower Wind became the nation’s 20th largest wind power company.

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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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How office design enhances workforce health, productivity

In recent years, the topic of workplace design has garnered attention as a way to enhance a workforce’s productivity. Open spaces, common areas, lighting, acoustics and thermal comfort are all intended to enhance worker satisfaction with their environment and improve interactions to increase productivity, employees safety and health.

How to protect your financial portfolio from yourself

When it comes to investing, people tend to chase performance — looking at what worked last year at precisely the wrong moment.

Part 2: The Defined Contribution model and how it can help you

The concept of Defined Contribution is not a new one, but it is newer for small and midsized businesses. Defined Contribution models have helped large businesses control their costs and provide more choices for their employees.

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.