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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 
 
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Butler County Business Matters
P.O Box 271
Butler, PA 16003

Reporter: David Means
Phone: 724.431.2209 Ext. 280
Fax: 724.431.2244
E-mail: dmeans@butlereagle.com

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July 2014 — Legal and Insurance: Is Your Business Prepared?

Main Articles

Delicate Situation: Dealing with Employee Injuries Can Have Many Ramifications
Injuries, regardless of whether they occur at work, carry plenty of legal and insurance ramifications for businesses.

Healthy Alternative: Some Employers Find Self-Funding Insurance to be Cost-Saving Option
So far, one of the major outcomes of the ongoing implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been employers’ exploration of different health insurance options. One of the trends gaining traction is for employers to self-fund their health insurance, and some take that a bit further by joining “group captive” insurance companies.

Code Breakers: More Detailed Medical Coding Standard to be Implemented
An upcoming deadline gone unnoticed by many outside the health care industry will have a profound impact. Luckily, medical providers have been preparing for years.

Her Honor: Judge Horan Recognized for Work, Impact
Recognizing Judge Marilyn Horan’s trailblazing career, the Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession has selected her as the Anne X. Alpern Award winner. The award is presented annually to a woman who demonstrates excellence in the legal profession and makes a significant impact on women in the law.

Red Tape Delay: Owner of Harmony Inn Says State Holding Up Reopening
One of the most frustrating things for any business owner are obstacles that are beyond his control, and Bob McCafferty, new owner of the historic Harmony Inn, has been running into a bureaucratic dead end since last fall.

ON THE JOB
Not Just Peanuts and Cracker Jack: BlueSox Staff Works Hard to Keep the Game Entertaining

Business Matters reporter David Means goes behind the scenes with the Butler BlueSox to experience the business and presentation side of baseball.

ALSO FEATURED
Making Their Mark: Mecco Marking Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Mecco Marking & Traceability on May 22 celebrated its 125th year in business by hosting an open house and barbecue for friends, family and customers at its Cranberry Township office. The company manufactures marking machines and develops ways to help companies track parts and components.

Next Tech: Symposium Shows How to Put New Ideas to Good Use
The second Emerging Technology Symposium at Butler County Community College showcased ways to integrate new ideas into organizational operations.

HR Happenings: Managing Employee Leave Issues Can be ‘Mad Science’
The Butler Human Resources Association on June 6 presented its annual forum to provide insight and assistance with some of today’s pressing personnel issues in the workplace, including employee leave, talent recruitment and worker retention.

Scouts Honor Shale Coalition Leader, Brayman Construction
The Moraine Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America celebrated 104 years of scouting June 11 while recognizing Dave Spigelmyer of the Marcellus Shale Coalition and Brayman Construction as its distinguished citizen and company of the year.

LEARNING TO LEAD
Keith Frndak: Concordia Leader Builds Career by Finding Way to ‘Make it Work’

Keith Frndak, president and CEO of Concordia Lutheran Ministries, talks to Business Matters about how his career and leadership role developed along with the organization’s prolific growth.

PHOTO FEATURES
The Butler County Chamber of Commerce hosted its 58th annual golf outing June 12 at Lake Arthur Country Club in Franklin Township.

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Frank Cicco Custom Tailor
Gary Stirling Painting
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Grand Rental
Grove City Medical Center
Hagan Business Machines
Holly Pointe
Hunter Truck Sales
Jaffe & Kecskemethy
Kennihan Plumbing
Krigger & Company
Life Enrichment Fund
Lindsay Law Firm
Lynch Weis
Mars National Bank
Mecco Marking & Traceability
Meridian Off Road Center
Metal Fence Supply
MSA Corporate Center
Murrin Taylor Flach
Nextier Bank
Northwest Savings
Northwestern Mutual
P&W Construction, Inc.
Parkers Appliances
Penn United
Power Up Equipment
PSG Staffing
Quality Life Service
Randy and Bobs Autobody
Rick Fennell Rustproofing
Ridge Insurance
RP Musko & Associates
Snebold Family Business
Slippery Rock University
Specialized Staffing
State Farm Insurance
Stepanian & Menchyk
Stock & Patterson, Attorney
Tanglewood Center
Texas Roadhouse
Thompson Miller Funeral
Tri Rivers Surgical
Turner Insurance
UPMC
Wayne Sell Trucking
WK Thomas and Associates

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