Break out and re-engage

Claudia Williams, founder of The Human Zone LLC, shares key insights on employee engagement at TEDxPSU

University Park, PA – Penn State’s locally organized, student- run TEDxPSU conference saturated the State College community with inspiration and motivation once again this year, featuring speakers that not only highlighted important ideas on the current cultural climate but also showcased important research designed to educate and empower the audience. One speaker, Claudia Williams, had a particularly compelling topic that […]

9th Annual Powerful Women Paving the Way conference returns to Penn State

University Park, PA – Penn State’s Women in Business along with the Smeal College of Business will hold the 9th Annual Women Paving the Way conference at the Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel on April 20-21. This year’s two day event boasts an impressive lineup of keynote speakers, networking opportunities and breakout sessions. Speaking Thursday night will be Susan […]

Seven sure-fire ways to catch a (corporate) thief

Kevin and Nicole both worked for the same small company. Their friendship grew over one devious bond: they both resented their boss’s wealth. After indulging their envy of his luxury cars and multi-million-dollar vacation home in Aspen, they decided the boss was rich enough. With Nicole working in payroll, they colluded to change their pay rates. As a Certified Fraud […]

It takes a village

ACRES Project continues to grow with community support

State College, PA – From a very young age, Bellamarie Bregar knew that she wanted to help people in need. Growing up in Skaneateles, N.Y., she had a classmate named David who was always picked on and singled out for his disability. Bregar quickly became his friend, playing with him after school and helping him be a part of the […]

Using tenacity and charm to build your business network

Networking in business is a must. If you want to continue to grow your connections and continue to have new clients you must always be networking. If you want to be effective in networking, you have to be prepared. Have a condensed elevator speech or sales pitch to get your point across as quickly as possible. It needs to be […]

Mangata, LLC. Founder and CEO Mary Tiffin on chasing health, finding success

Lewisburg, PA – Most everyone in today’s society has been taught that exercise is a necessity for good physical health. But for one individual, exercise was also the necessity that catapulted her professional success. Mary Tiffin, the founder and CEO of Mangata, LLC, thought up the idea for her business during one of her nightly runs. As a single mother […]

Why it’s so hard for women to break into the C-suite

(AP) – With the first U.S. presidential election featuring a major party female nominee in the rear-view mirror and her male rival about to take the presidential oath, now is a good time to examine the progress women have made toward gender equality. First, the good news: While Clinton lost the election, she still won the popular vote – by […]

Deals and data: Cybersecurity merger and acquisition due diligence

Cybersecurity due diligence is quickly becoming part of standard best practices in merger and acquisition (M&A) deals. Traditionally, the primary goal of due diligence is to investigate the target of a merger or acquisition in order to gain an accurate understanding of the target’s financial condition, policies, contracts, assets and liabilities. With the rise of “big data,” and the attendant […]

Veteran business owner to highlight 4th annual Women in Business Conference

Bedford, PA – The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce has announced it will hold its fourth Annual Women in Business Conference on May 19th at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The networking event drew 150 attendees last year and already looks to sell out this year once again. Designed to inspire and empower professional […]

Parkinson’s Disease: Options for Improved Quality of Life

According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, nearly one million people in the U.S. are living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), a chronic and progressive movement disorder with symptoms that worsen over time. The cause is unknown, and although there is currently no cure, there are treatment options available to manage its symptoms. Although symptoms vary from person to person, the primary […]