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Amazon HQ2 Losers: We Feel You

To all of the cities around North America that failed to land Amazon’s “HQ2,” we feel you. After virtually every metropolitan area tried to woo Amazon’s “second headquarters,” buried under the Midterm Election news is word the company is just going to expand its major bases of operations in New York City and suburban Washington, … Continued

Business Crunch Time Means More Now Than Ever

It’s the first day of the fourth quarter. For many businesses, particularly in professional services, that means it’s time to face the reality that has emerged since The Great Recession. You work in a seasonal business and now is crunch time. We do too. When I tell fellow business people I know that the roughly … Continued

Business Sustainability – The Secret’s in the Sauce

Over the past five years the Metro Detroit business community has grown at a degree not seen in literally decades, led in large part by a resurgent city center downtown where, with a nod to Dan Gilbert’s Quicken, more and more people are coming to live, work and play.  Yet, is it sustainable? On Wednesday … Continued

Before Sears Disappears, Catalog Your PR

News this past week that Sears may have trouble staying in business beyond the immediate future shouldn’t make you think of just retail. It should also get you thinking about your business. If when you heard the news about Sears you thought “Sears? Are they still around?,” you weren’t alone. And if you have anything … Continued

Think Differently When Bad News Hits A Nonprofit

Generally speaking, those who don’t work in PR or media aren’t particularly interested in what we do, with one notable exception. When something goes wrong, they become very curious. It’s always interesting to take questions when speaking about crisis communications, whether it’s to a college class, an Optimist Club, a PR conference or a business … Continued