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Big plan, baby stepsPoint Park University embarks on a new vision that challenges assumptions

Paul Hennigan shares how Point Park University made its transformational leap from sleepy, commuter school to one of the largest footprints in the Golden Triangle.

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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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Insights

Early challenges with the switch to EMV is no reason to avoid it

Right now, only some 25 to 30 percent of U.S. merchants are EMV capable, says Huntington Bank's Jim Altman. That’s created an issue that for some merchants is adding up to a double-digit increase in their volume chargebacks. Here's an update on the transition to EMV and how merchants can make it go smoothly.

A hosted workspace might be the technology answer you’re looking for

A hosted workspace service can help businesses and their employees become more flexible and efficient, cut capital expenditures and ensure the security of their data. Additionally, they can be uniquely customized to suit your particular business. Stephan J. Cico of All Covered Pittsburgh talks about whether hosted workspaces are right for your company.

How to cover foreign risk — before it hits your company bank account

Most businesses have some type of foreign risk exposure. That’s why you need to understand your risk exposures and then transfer that risk to an appropriate insurance program, so that you are not unknowingly self-insuring or even over-insuring, says Marilyn Salley of Arthur J. Gallagher.

What you need to know about proposed updates to Form 5500

ERISA imposes an annual reporting obligation on welfare and retirement benefit plans. In general this reporting requirement is met by annually filing a Form 5500. Find out how Form 5500s work and the proposed revisions that were recently announced from Frances Horn of JRG Advisors.

How the DOL fiduciary rule transforms retirement management

This past spring, the Department of Labor released a rule to address conflicts of interest when it comes to retirement advice, which will have far-reaching effects on the fiduciary landscape. Fragasso Financial Advisors' Daniel J. Dingus discusses the rule and the impact it will have on investors.