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Challenge acceptedBryan Putt picks up the gauntlet as Aires invests in technology

When the market changed, Aires put a renewed focus on innovation and technology. CEO Bryan Putt shares how the relocation company disrupted the disruptors.

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Hard WorkingThe DeArment family keeps Channellock competitive with continuous improvement

With more than 130 years in business, Channellock knows a thing or two about staying competitive. Bill and Jon DeArment talk about what it takes.

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Hoddy Hanna’s rules for acquisitions has Howard Hanna making bold moves

Howard Hanna wins the hearts and minds of an acquired company before making changes. This is just one of the M&A lessons the company — and Hoddy Hanna — has learned.

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American Textile Co. develops new products, grows to new heights

In its 92 years, American Textile Co. hasn’t made a single acquisition. The third generation of this family business, Lance and Blake Ruttenberg, explain how this organic growth has come through product development and innovation.

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New health plan option for small businesses

A new rule gives small businesses the ability to purchase health insurance more effectively. JRG Advisors’ Ron Smuch shares how AHPs could work for your organization.

Data analytics are making their mark on commercial insurance

Employers should expect more out of their insurance brokers in the future. Gallagher’s Patrick Zedreck explains how data analytics affect the way insurance policies are designed and priced.

How companies can protect themselves against cyberthreats

Organizations still struggle to protect themselves from cyber attacks, either not doing enough because they believe it won’t happen to them, or not recognizing gaps in their protections, says Huntington's Jim Altman.

Payer-provider integration is key to nationwide health care reform

It's been hard to find solutions to improve the quality and reduce the cost of health care. Dr. William H. Shrank, UPMC Health Plan’s chief medical officer, discusses the integrated delivery and finance system pioneered in Pittsburgh, which could serve as a model.

Technology tools drive efficient cash flow management

Payments modernization is underway, thanks to emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, real-time payments and data mining. Huntington Bank's Jim Altman warns how falling behind the financial technology curve can affect cash flow management.