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Think Twice Before Hiring or Promoting “Brilliant Jerks”

April 3, 2024 / Comments Off on Think Twice Before Hiring or Promoting “Brilliant Jerks”

Arianna Huffington, the co-founder of The Huffington Post, famously criticized the practice of valuing employees solely based on their brilliance. She coined the term “brilliant jerks” for those who excel in their job but have a negative impact on the workplace. While it can be tempting to ignore interpersonal flaws for talent’s sake, promoting or hiring such individuals…

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April 2024- Mutual Aid EMS

April 1, 2024 / Comments Off on April 2024- Mutual Aid EMS
Mutual Aid EMS

Mutual Aid EMS Named Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce’s Non-Profit of the Month. On behalf of the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce, we are thrilled to announce Mutual Aid Ambulance Service as the recipient of our prestigious “Non-Profit of the Month” award for April. Mutual Aid is a cornerstone of our community, providing essential emergency…

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April 2024- Solutionist aka Dan the Swag Man

April 1, 2024 / Comments Off on April 2024- Solutionist aka Dan the Swag Man
Dan the Swag Man

Celebrating April’s Chamber Champion: Dan Galbraith – Solutionist Wearables & Advertising Giveaways   The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce is delighted to recognize Dan Galbraith, affectionately known as “Dan the Swag Man,” as our Chamber Champion for the month of April. Dan serves as the President and Owner of Solutionist Wearables & Advertising Giveaways, a…

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Empowering the Future: Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce Launches Young Professional Group

April 1, 2024 / Comments Off on Empowering the Future: Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce Launches Young Professional Group
Young Professionals Group

The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce proudly announces the establishment of its inaugural Young Professional group, marking a pivotal moment in the region’s efforts to cultivate the next generation of business leaders. With a steadfast commitment to collaboration, innovation, and amplifying the collective voice of emerging professionals, this initiative stands as a beacon of opportunity…

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How to Verify the Accuracy of an Applicant’s Resume

March 27, 2024 / Comments Off on How to Verify the Accuracy of an Applicant’s Resume

In today’s job market, it’s quite common for applicants to exaggerate on their resumes. A surprising find by CareerBuilder shows that 75% of hiring managers have spotted lies on resumes. This highlights a big problem in hiring – how can employers trust what’s on a resume? With the honesty of candidate qualifications on the line, it’s important…

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Navigating the Marketing Maze: A Small Business Guide to Maximizing A Small Marketing Budget

March 19, 2024 / Comments Off on Navigating the Marketing Maze: A Small Business Guide to Maximizing A Small Marketing Budget

Small business owners face marketing challenges with limited resources. But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn to play the game, and it starts with making the most of your budget. When you focus on knowing your numbers, strengths, and connecting with customers, you can make smarter decisions with your marketing dollars. Read on to discover…

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The Significance of Boosting Mental Health Coverage in Employee Benefits

March 13, 2024 / Comments Off on The Significance of Boosting Mental Health Coverage in Employee Benefits
mental health

In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the importance of employee health and well-being in the workplace. While physical health has traditionally been the focus of employee health insurance, mental health has emerged as an equally vital aspect of overall well-being. In this article, we will discuss the relevance of mental health…

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Navigating the Digital Waters: Guarding Against Phishing in the Business Ocean

March 11, 2024 / Comments Off on Navigating the Digital Waters: Guarding Against Phishing in the Business Ocean
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The  Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce remains committed to safeguarding your interests and ensuring the security of your valuable information. Recently, we’ve become aware of a concerning issue affecting some of our members – phishing attempts aimed at extracting sensitive data. The Threat at Hand It has come to our attention that certain members have…

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5 Key Connections Every Leader Must Have in Their Professional Network

March 7, 2024 / Comments Off on 5 Key Connections Every Leader Must Have in Their Professional Network
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The path to successful leadership often depends on your network. Your connections shape who you are and who you’ll become. Cultivating connections is strategic, like building a chessboard where each piece is vital. To be an effective leader, surround yourself with those who expand your horizons, challenge you, and support your growth. Each leadership role…

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WIN – Women’s Interactive Network

March 1, 2024 / Comments Off on WIN – Women’s Interactive Network
WIN

In this month’s edition, we shine a spotlight on WIN, the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce’s chosen non-profit. Established in 2006 as a networking organization for professional women in the Greater Pittsburgh Area, WIN underwent reorganization in June 2011 to enhance its community support under the founder and leadership of Dawn Pomaybo. Evolving into a…

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