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Introducing Ray Strobel: Director of the Waterfront

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We’re thrilled to announce the promotion of Ray Strobel to the role of Public Safety Director at the Waterfront in Pittsburgh’s Steel Valley! Ray brings with him a wealth of experience and a unique perspective from his extensive background in law enforcement and service to our country. We sat down with Ray for a fun interview to get to know him better and learn about his journey with Chesley Brown and beyond.

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Employee Spotlight: Isabella Mazza

Isabella Mazza - Business Development Analyst

We’re thrilled to introduce Isabella Mazza, the newest rockstar on our team at Chesley Brown International. Ready for some real talk and a sneak peek into Isabella’s world? Well, you’re in for a treat! Isabella spills the beans on her journey in the security industry, spills some secrets about her favorite adventures, and gives us…

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The Economic Benefits of Private Security: Enhancing Commercial Property Values

how security enhances Commercial Property Values

As the world becomes increasingly unpredictable, it’s no surprise that businesses are focused on protecting their assets. While public security initiatives have long been at the forefront of ensuring public safety, private security has emerged as a popular and effective tool for safeguarding commercial properties. Not only does private security provide peace of mind for…

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The Hazards of EV Charging Stations

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Written by: Andy Marsh Fire and Life Safety Manager Chesley Brown International Technological advances have been the driving force behind the way we communicate, the way we work, and possibly even the way we get to work. Despite all of that, it is still up for debate on whether it has enhanced our convenience or…

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How to Foster a Culture of Risk Awareness and Responsibility

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In a world where new threats seem to emerge every single day, how can businesses protect themselves from the next danger hiding around the corner?  Technology can help. So can guidance from trained security experts. But one of the most powerful defenses is a workplace culture that values risk awareness. When the entire organization is…

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Secure Your Business: The Top Business Security Systems for Property Managers

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As a property manager, you are responsible for the security of your business premises and the assets that are within it. With criminal activities on the rise, ensuring maximum safety for your property is crucial to maintain a secure environment for both employees and customers. To achieve this, investing in top-notch business security systems is…

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Brand Protection: How Businesses Can Identify and Stop Intellectual Property Theft

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Adam Shipley was furious. He spent years building up his company’s brand of elite fishing gear, and now someone was selling counterfeits — even using lookalike packaging — through a half-dozen online marketplaces. At half price! The copycats were cheap knockoffs that broke easily. Shipley knew that because hundreds of hoodwinked customers were deluging his…

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Dell Spry Promoted to Vice President Emeritus

Dell Spry being promoted to Vice President Emeritus

Dell Spry is an attorney by education a investigator by passion. He has been in law enforcement for over 30 years. In that time he served in the FBI as a Supervisory Special Agent and was lead investigator on some of the most high-profile cases in the country, including the infamous Aldrich AmesCIA Spy case.Through…

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Why your business may need an asset search

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Written By: James Hart Linda Daly didn’t know exactly what was wrong, but something was off about her latest business deal.  A month earlier, Daly – the owner of a midsize retail chain in the upper Midwest — had been excited about investing in an up-and-coming manufacturer that lined up perfectly with her own mission. …

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How to Secure Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets

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Anything that has value is at risk of being stolen, and unfortunately, that includes your company’s ideas and information. After all, intellectual property generates tremendous value in today’s economy. In 2019, American industries that rely on IP generated more than $7.8 trillion in gross domestic product, according to the US Patent and Trademark Office. Those…

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How to Respond to a Whistleblower’s Report

a consultant discusses How to Respond to a Whistleblower’s Report

In theory, it should be a good thing when employees come forward with a whistleblower report.  They’ve spotted a threat to your organization and are giving you the insight you need to address the problem before it becomes even more serious.  Unfortunately, even in the best-case scenario, whistleblower complaints can still be stressful for employees,…

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The First Steps for Conducting Internal Investigations

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Written by: James Hart When the call finally came, Raquel Henderson lunged for the phone on her desk.  Henderson was less than three months into her job as the HR director for a midsize family business in a rural part of the state. The company was the community’s largest employer and a point of pride…

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Theft of Trade Secrets: How to Prevent the Loss of Key Intellectual Property

theft of trade secrets: A business man with his head in his hands dispairingnover the loss of his trade secrets. Theft of trade secrets is big problem for businesses.

Written by: James Hart The names have been changed, but the following story is a compilation of real situations faced by real businesses. Doug Medford had never considered himself paranoid. But there were too many coincidences to merely be coincidental.  Medford, the CEO of a small Midwestern manufacturer, learned that an up-and-coming competitor from China…

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How to Prepare for a Cyberattack

Written by: Dell Spry At Chesley Brown, nothing is more sacrosanct than the safety and security of our clients. It is our intention to keep you educated, updated, and informed as world events continue to unfold and keep you aware of what the potential consequences of those events to your company might be. We are…

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How the Events of September 11th Have Impacted National Security

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How Has National Security Evolved Since September 11th, 2001? Written by: Dell Spry As I sit and write this paper, Afghanistan is collapsing.  It is not my intention to point the finger at anyone and make politics a central theme of this paper, but it would be hypocritically pointless to not involve politics in a…

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