Legal & Insurance Services
What's Next? Successful Succession Planning is No Accident
The most successful businesses often have solid business plans. However, even those businesses can overlook making the long-range plans necessary to protect their assets, keep the business afloat during crisis and ensure a clean transition to the next owner.
The Right Fit: A Look at Common Business Structures
Because businesses can change over time, they should regularly review their ownership structure. Business Matters breaks down some of the differences of the most common structures.
Collaborative Law: Approach Attempts to Find Mutually Beneficial Outcome
Personal and business disputes can cost a lot of time and money when they get into the legal system — not to mention they can ruin relationships and publicize personal information. So what if there were an approach that could lessen, or even eliminate, some of the drawbacks of the litigation process?
3-D Printers Raise Concerns About Intellectual Property Infringement
Three-dimensional printing and scanning are opening up new ways to make and re-create products. However, anyone with design software and a couple thousand dollars to spend on a desktop 3-D printer can turn a computer design, whether it's theirs or not, into a tangible object in a matter of hours or even minutes.
America's Most Unwanted: Some Lawyers Gravitate Toward High-Profile Cases of Unpopular Figures
Criminal defense lawyers already have a challenging job, considering the role they play in people’s lives. But what is that work like when there is a high-profile case, especially one with public opinion staunchly against their client?
Labor Law: Updates on Cases that May Have Wide Impact
Because societal and work force issues constantly change, labor and employment laws do, too. Business Matters highlights several cases that could impact how employers manage employees.
Touting Tort Reform: Long-term Care Industry Advocate Says Facilities Need Relief from Predatory Lawsuits
Dr. Stuart Shapiro, CEO of the Pennsylvania Health Care Association, speaks to Business Matters about the long-term care industry's fight to reform the state's tort system.
Planning for the Worst: Pension Protection Act of 2006 Impacts Employer-Owned Life Insurance Contracts
T. J. McCance, director of insurance at Hefren-Tillotson Inc., writes about how legislation passed in 2006 could impact employer-owned life insurance contracts.
On the Job
'Chair-man' for a Day: No Sitting Down on the Job for General Rental Center
Business Matters reporter David Means goes on the job with General Rental Center to set up 5,000 chairs for Grove City College's graduation.
Crystal Clear: Getting a Close-Up View of Operations at Fish Window Cleaning
Business Matters reporter David Means spends a day in the life of a window washer with Fish Window Cleaning of Butler.
On T.R.A.C.K.: Programs Help Teens, Young Adults Acquire Career Skills
Career T.R.A.C.K. in Butler, in collaboration with employers, offers two programs designed to help teenagers and young adults develop and achieve the academic and career skills needed to become successful.
Seeing is Believing: Cygnus Provides Hands-On Manufacturing Visit for Youngsters
Cygnus Manufacturing Co. this spring put together its own take on Take Your Child to Work Day, and in the process showcased manufacturing careers and created a bonding experience.
Power of 32: Coalition Forms Loan Fund to Spur Development in Region
A group of private investors and foundations recently teamed up to establish a $49 million fund to help spur economic development in the greater Pittsburgh region.
Doubling Up: Synergy Health Celebrates Expansion of Sterilization Facility
Synergy Health recently celebrated the completion of a multimillion dollar expansion to its sterilization facility in the Victory Road Business Park in Clinton Township.
The Butler County Chamber of Commerce hosted its 59th annual golf outing June 11 at Lake Arthur Golf Club in Franklin Township. Dozens of local businesses sponsored the event.
The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, held June 12 to 14 at Cooper's Lake Campground, was the biggest event yet since starting in 2011. The Jeep Invasion parade June 12 in downtown Butler also likely set a Guinness World Record.