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Senate Rejects Efforts to Repeal the ACA

Overview In the early morning hours of July 28, 2017, members of the U.S. Senate voted 49-51 to reject a “skinny” version of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), called the Health Care Freedom Act (HCFA). This was the final vote of the Senate’s 20…

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Winning Students Meet STEM Challenge

SMC Business Councils Announces Winners of Williams Fluid Power Challenge for Pennsylvania Small Business Education Fund 2017 PITTSBURGH, March 31, 2017 – Six teams from five middle schools were awarded with top awards from among 130 middle school students from 17 local schools who participated in the Williams Fluid Power…

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Heartland Payment Systems

Heartland Payment Systems Case Study

Tom Donofrio, Relationship Manager at Heartland Payment Systems in North Huntington, PA, joined SMC more than two years ago with a clear goal: to establish new relationships with business owners who needed more secure payment systems and better technology to process credit card payments and billing. As one of the…

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