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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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Accela Inc.How Maury Blackman built Accela to reconnect the people with their government

Maury Blackman wants to restore the trust that people have in government at all levels, from the local municipalities all the way up to the federal government in Washington, D.C. It’s an ambitious goal, one that many would consider to be an impossible task. But Blackman doesn’t see it that way.

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City of ClevelandA CITY RESURGENT — Mayor Frank G. Jackson ensures that economic development...

Cleveland today is poised to be one of America’s next great comeback cities. Mayor Frank G. Jackson feels the timing couldn’t be better.

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University of AkronScott L. Scarborough is confident tough times will soon be a distant memory at the...

Scott Scarborough did not expect to get the job as the next president of the University of Akron. But life doesn't always go as you think it will. And when he was hired, he put all his experience to use to try to make UA the best it could be.

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Key structural considerations for companies seeking early-stage funding

The dollar figure of the investment is important, but so is the structure, says Mark A. Thompson of Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter. Entrepreneurs should always ask: What am I really giving up in exchange for the money?

How to improve company performance by integrating health and safety

In order to develop a true ‘culture of health,’ your company must integrate employee safety and employee health” says Dr. Michael Parkinson of UPMC Health Plan and UPMC WorkPartners. Here's how.

How to set up your cafeteria plan for pretax employee benefits

Many employers permit employees to pay for their premium share of contributions on a pretax basis through cafeteria plans. Frances Horn of JRG Advisors discusses the rules that govern these plans.

Trust and employee fraud

Trust, combined with a poor internal control environment and a lack of segregation of duties, can be a recipe for employee fraud, says Kreischer Miller's John J. Helmuth, Jr.

Hard vs. soft skills

Many employers struggle to find candidates with the right skills and experience for the job. Cultural fit has become a key attribute of good hires.