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Extreme Ownership: How Leaders Can Transform Business Culture with Radical Responsibility

April 24, 2024 / Comments Off on Extreme Ownership: How Leaders Can Transform Business Culture with Radical Responsibility

Extreme Ownership: How Leaders Can Transform Business Culture with Radical Responsibility Jocko Willink explains that extreme ownership is more than a strategy; it’s a mindset shift that changes how we see leadership. Willink, a highly decorated former Navy SEAL officer and bestselling author of Extreme Ownership, recounts a harrowing incident from Ramadi, Iraq, in his 2017 TedTalk.…

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Understanding the Complex Role of HR in Today’s Workplace

April 16, 2024 / Comments Off on Understanding the Complex Role of HR in Today’s Workplace

Understanding the Complex Role of HR in Today’s Workplace The HR Paradox: Balancing Unity and Division Many people think HR is just there to enforce management’s rules without question. But the reality is more complex. A successful company depends on HR’s skill in balancing what the bosses want with taking care of employees’ needs. In…

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AI is a Tool, Not an Employee

April 10, 2024 / Comments Off on AI is a Tool, Not an Employee

AI is a Tool, Not an Employee Submitted by Mark Whittaker, Whitmark Digital Have you been paying attention to the artificial intelligence revolution? I have, and many of us in digital marketing find it hard to talk about anything else these days. It’s hard to summarize “AI” in just a few paragraphs, and new AI…

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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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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
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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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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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Expanding Horizons: Governor Shapiro’s Transit Funding Proposal and Its Impact on Westmoreland County

March 1, 2024 / Comments Off on Expanding Horizons: Governor Shapiro’s Transit Funding Proposal and Its Impact on Westmoreland County

The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce recently took part in a momentous event, hosting a joint press conference with Secretary of Transportation, Mike Carroll. This gathering was convened to delve into a groundbreaking development that has the potential to redefine the public transit landscape in Pennsylvania. Governor Josh Shapiro’s 2024-25 budget proposal stands out as…

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