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Seal the dealM&A activity remains strong, as dealmakers watch the markets closely

The M&A market remains strong, despite the slowdown that could be on the horizon. Pittsburgh dealmakers share what they saw in 2018 and what they anticipate next.

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Alliance Data kicks into high gear under Melisa Miller’s leadership

With eight years of leadership from President Melisa Miller, Alliance Data’s card services has experienced eight years of high growth. Get to know the brand behind the brands that employs 4,500 Ohioans.

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Gervasi VineyardFrom family getaway to resort destination, Gervasi Vineyard grows by listening

Growing from a family retreat to a resort destination that hosts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually happened by listening to, and acting on, the suggestions of others.

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PolyOne Corp.Robert M. Patterson has PolyOne poised for sustained success

The simple iPhone case, a product that has become ubiquitous in today’s hyper-connected, social media-obsessed society, is an illustration of how far PolyOne Corp. has come in the past decade.

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How port authorities can finance development projects

Brouse McDowell's Daniel L. Silfani explores how closely held private businesses can harness the financing capabilities of port authorities.

What you need to implement a data analytics program

Businesses that do not integrate data analytics into their decision-making process are in danger of being at a competitive disadvantage within their industries, says Clark Schaefer Hackett's Jonathan Poeder.

Technology and its impact on commercial real estate searches

Most people only buy or lease property a few times during their professional lives. It’s to a tenant’s or buyer’s advantage to have the right team on their side, says Joseph V. Barna, a principal at Cushman & Wakefield/CRESCO Real Estate.

As boomers age, it is important to be aware of age bias

Age discrimination is any adverse employment action taken against an employee that’s motivated by the person’s age. It’s far more prevalent than most employers realize. And it’s also illegal, explains McCarthy Lebit's Ann-Marie Ahern.

Independent agents are partners in growth for logistics providers

Agents can be productive partners if logistics providers work with them in identifying the right industries and markets for growth. Two-way partnerships with the right agent are worth their weight in gold, says Amware's Kevin McLaughlin.