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Government Outreach -July 12, 2023

July 12, 2023 / Comments Off on Government Outreach -July 12, 2023
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Government Affairs & General UpdatesJuly 12, 2023   1.  10 things you need to know about PA’s budget impasse – Pennsylvania’s state budget is currently stuck in legislative limbo as the result of an impasse between the politically divided state legislature and the state’s Democratic governor – with no clear sign of the gridlock breaking…

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July 2023 Newsletter

July 1, 2023 / Comments Off on July 2023 Newsletter

July 2023 (ed. 7) In this edition: Feature Article: Best Practices for a Healthy Team From the Desk of Dan DeBone: Child Care Crisis & House Bill 1259 Non-Profit of the Month: Union Mission Chamber Champion of the Month: Redstone Presbyterian Seniorcare Financial Wellness & News Upcoming Events Chamber Rewind Member Milestones Welcome New Members…

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Which Numbers Matter the Most?

June 28, 2023 / Comments Off on Which Numbers Matter the Most?

Which Numbers Matter the Most? We talk a lot about tracking data points, but how do you know which numbers matter the most? Of course, every small business owner should know where they stand financially at any given moment. After all, you need to know you can cover operating expenses or an unexpected bill.    …

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Level Up Your Goals

June 21, 2023 / Comments Off on Level Up Your Goals
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Level Up Your Goals We’ve talked a lot about planning and goal setting. Recently, your business has achieved one of those strategic goals. Congratulations! Take a moment to celebrate. But then, get ready to level up your goals. Experts say you should set goals that scare you. You need to smash through your comfort zone…

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How to Do Good While Doing Well

June 14, 2023 / Comments Off on How to Do Good While Doing Well
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How to Do Good While Doing Well It feels good to do something nice for others, right? Especially when we have a lot of contact with the people benefitting from our good deeds. Small businesses have a longstanding tradition of charitable giving within their communities. In fact, small businesses give 250% more than larger businesses,…

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Trailing and Leading Indicators

June 7, 2023 / Comments Off on Trailing and Leading Indicators
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Trailing and Leading Indicators When you’re running a business or building its strategies, you have to measure how well you’re doing against your goals. Leaders use key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure progress on where they’ve been and where they want to go. They’ll use both trailing and leading indicators to monitor their success. Trailing…

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June 2023 Newsletter

June 1, 2023 / Comments Off on June 2023 Newsletter
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June 2023 (ed. 6) In this edition: Feature Article: How Do You Measure Success? From the Desk of Dan DeBone: Economic Diversity Through Diversity & Inclusion Non-Profit of the Month: FAVOR Western Pennsylvania Chamber Champion of the Month: Westmoreland County Community College Financial Wellness & News Upcoming Events Chamber Rewind Member Milestones Welcome New Members…

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Why Am I Doing This?

May 24, 2023 / Comments Off on Why Am I Doing This?
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Why Am I Doing This? You have big goals, but willpower will only get you so far towards achieving them. If you want to see traction on those goals, you have to break them up into manageable bite-sized pieces. This keeps you engaged with the bigger vision. We recommend taking some time out to ask…

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Work Smarter Not Harder

May 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Work Smarter Not Harder
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What a dad thing to say, right? Many of us grew up hearing that sort of advice for mowing the lawn or moving heavy furniture. It turns out, the same principles apply to business and it has nothing to do with higher ed degrees. Here, we review a few ways to trim the stress from…

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Intentionally Engage Employees

May 10, 2023 / Comments Off on Intentionally Engage Employees
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Ever get the sense your employees don’t care and just go through the motions? They show up on time and put in their hours, but your productivity’s flat and morale feels kind of blah. Assuming you’ve hired people competent for their roles and given them the tools to succeed, what gives? If you want your…

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