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Plant Construction Co. LPChris Rivielle has taken a different approach to employee development at Plant...

Rivielle liked a lot of what he saw when he became CEO at Plant Construction, but felt there were still some areas to improve. He wanted to create a culture where employees would have a deeper understanding of how things work in the business.

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A case for commercializationThe Ohio State University builds bridges from research to industry

The Ohio State University is a tremendous resource in terms of research and thought leaders that help businesses grow and thrive. The challenge, however, can be getting that research into the hands of companies.

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue ShieldSmart Women 2016: Redefining success every step of the way

Success doesn’t just show up at the door. That’s why one of our strongest commitments is giving women the tools they need to go get it.

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A new dayThe Allegheny County Airport Authority ignites under Cassotis’ leadership

CEO Christina Cassotis' enthusiasm and drive has pumped new life into the Allegheny County Airport Authority. Here’s how she has shed new light on the future.

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Estate planning 101: Stop and think about the pieces

Many people don’t understand that when it comes to transferring property after death a will does not cover all assets. When designing someone’s estate plan, it’s critical to look at the different types of property so the decedent’s intentions will be carried out correctly. Mary Jo ‘MJ’ Baum, an attorney at Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia, LLC, explains.

With contracts, know what you’re agreeing to before you sign

Typically there’s conflict between obtaining business (sales) and managing risk. Instead, of having your sales force promising anything and everything to get a deal, Arthur J. Gallagher's Alan Pepoy shares how to minimize contract risk before it significantly affects your bottom line.

Friend or foe? Employers struggle to find the FMLA answer

The Family and Medical Leave Act took effect to help balance workplace demands with the medical needs of employees and their families, but many employers feel powerless to stop FMLA abuse. Douglas Fleisner of JRG Advisors discusses solutions for the concerns employers have about the FMLA.

Weighing the potential of wearable fitness technology

Devices that measure physical activity, heart rate, caloric expenditure and other biometric measures — wearable fitness technology — hold the promise of dramatically changing the face of the health care industry, says Stephen T. Doyle of UPMC Health Plan. But this innovation is not without risks.

How to secure your retirement plan in a volatile market

When the market is volatile, it makes investors nervous. This is especially true with those close to retirement, who face pressures to pay for their children's college or take care of elderly parents. Michael Fertig of Fragasso Financial Advisors discusses retirement security during volatile markets.