Law schools benefit from renewed interest in judicial activism

Judicial activism has created a call to action on issues such as immigration, civil rights, voting rights, environmental issues and first amendment protections, which has led to a “bump” in the number of students taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), according to the Kaplan Test Prep e-survey conducted in Feb. 2018 with over 500 pre-law students. After five years […]

Business is on the rise for law firms in the region

Corporate clients are migrating from big-city law firms to smaller rural practices

Before the Great Recession, law firms enjoyed more than a decade of sustained prosperity, with steady growth in demand, revenues and profits. After the crash of ’08, however, demand for most legal services fell off sharply and remained flat for seven years in most practice areas including general litigation. General litigation alone accounts for about 30 percent of all practice […]

Best year on record for Fortis Energy Services

Company’s core values and dedicated staff are key to success

Fortis Energy Services, an oil and gas well service company, is getting into the habit of having very good years. In 2017, the company won the Pro Patria Award for its superior support of employees in the National Guard and Reserves, reflected in the Fortis4Vets program that honors men and women who serve our country. Fortis also took the New […]

Indiana County welcomes URBN Development

Spotlight on Indiana County

Since mid-October, construction has been in full swing in White Township on the $30 million, 880,000-square-foot Urban Outfitters Fulfillment Center. The Pennsylvania-based Urban (URBN) family includes the internationally recognized brands Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, BHLDN, Terrain and Vetri. The agreement between Indiana County and URBN was first announced in Sept. 2018 from the office of Rep. Dave Reed (R-Indiana). […]

Easy tips to stay healthy during the holidays

The holiday season is a wonderful time of the year, full of love, laughter, fun and joy. But of course, this warmth and coziness comes with a flip side. The community and family festivities of the holidays also bring the harsh realities of added stress, temptation toward over-indulgence and restrictions on free time for exercise. Together, these holiday side effects […]

Winning self-care during the most stressful time of year

Trying to practice self care during the holidays is a little like trying to go gluten-free in a boulangerie, or lactose free at a creamery, but here we are, smack dab in the middle of December struggling to remember why it’s called the most wonderful time of the year – so let’s give this a try. The good thing is, […]

Finding wabi-sabi in your work-life balance

I didn’t set out to homeschool five children while running my own business, chucking banana bread into the oven while on a conference call, spinning plates like an old-timey vaudeville performer. Like all the best things in my life, it just happened. It all started when I brought my first baby home, all Rod Stewart hair and sleepiness. I sat […]



Three reasons why women look to careers in small business

When conjuring visions of a successful career, many people think of people in formal suits making decisions from boardrooms on the ninetieth floor. Fair enough, considering how much social pressure has accumulated over time encouraging women to focus their careers on status and appearance rather than building a holistically successful working life. While there’s no harm in enjoying the prestige […]