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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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Sheetz Inc.Joe Sheetz steps in to lead Sheetz, where the line between family and employees...

Since he took over as president and CEO last year from his cousin, Joe Sheetz is doing his best to follow in the footsteps of the company’s three former CEOs who are all still part of the family ownership group.

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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.

Health care reform audits: Summary plan descriptions vs. summary of benefits and coverage

With the goal of enforcing compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the federal government has started regular audits of group health plans. These audits extend into compliance of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Improving overall employee health starts with good dental hygiene

Good overall health and good dental health are generally considered separately and mutually exclusive. What people do not always realize is the two are related and one impacts the other.

A new wave of options gives employees choices in coverage with voluntary benefits

Although voluntary benefits are not a new concept, they have increased in popularity as the landscape of health care continues to change and evolve with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

How to increase workplace productivity with a broad focus on employee health

The goal of occupational medicine is largely straightforward — keep a company’s employees healthy, treat injuries effectively and reduce a company’s number of lost work days. But by using a total health management approach, you can go beyond that narrow focus of workplace health to concentrate more on overall prevention and wellness.