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Three Resolutions for the Business Owner

January 13, 2017

Three Resolutions for the Business Owner January is often the time of year when you look back on your successes and failures and look forward to growth and improvement in the coming months. When we do this in our personal life, we say that we’re making New Year’s Resolutions. More often than not, however, we […]

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On-boarding New Hires – All Aboard!

October 7, 2016

On-boarding – All Aboard! Does your on-boarding process work for new hires? New employees…they bring energy, new ideas and complications. Will they assimilate? Can they add to the bottom line? How quickly will they add value to your organization? Even more questions come to mind, thinking about on-boarding. When will you know what they’ve bought […]

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Horiike v. Coldwell Banker Residential – CRE Impact

September 6, 2016

How a California Residential Real Estate Case Could Impact National Commercial Real Estate The case of Horiike (Hiroshi) v. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Company is scheduled for oral arguments in front of the California Supreme Court on September 7. The issue is “when the buyer and the seller in a residential real estate transaction are […]

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10 things mistakes I wish I’d stop making…

August 30, 2016

10 things I wish I’d stop losing sight of… Fairly often, in my personal blog, I make a list of things I’ve learned or want to remember. That way, I do not have to learn them again. I haven’t done the same in my work blog. However, I have recently been struck by how many […]

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What I Learned While I Was In Prison

August 25, 2016

What I Learned In Prison As I stood at the glass exit of the Allegheny County Prison this afternoon, it was hard to feel anything but hope. Nevertheless, waiting for the Corrections Officer (CO) to buzz me back into the world always brings a moment of anxiety. I think of the prisoners who only know […]

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Unity On The Go – Pokemon Go! Unites

August 2, 2016

Pokémon Go! Unites This picture does not depict the reality of the Pokémon Go craze.  Nor soes it reveal just how easy it is to see our community join together in even the smallest way. However, let me try to explain. My 11-year-old son, Zane and I recently took a day trip to Erie, Pennsylvania […]

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How values can drive a company

July 28, 2016

  How values drive a company Corporate values keep popping up on my newsfeed lately. I recently stumbled upon an interview that featured two partners who started a niche business together. They previously worked at a larger company. However, they were frustrated that the focus was a race to the lowest price. As a result, […]

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Team player? What does it mean?

June 30, 2016

Part of a Team I talk about it all the time – team, part of the team, team player – the words flow out of my mouth like I invented them. Yesterday though, one of our team members asked what I meant when I said something about being part of the same team. I don’t […]

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The Commercial Real Estate Market Surrounding the Cracker Plant

June 20, 2016

The Commercial Real Estate Market Surrounding the Cracker As mentioned before, Shell’s Ethane Cracker Plant in Beaver County has the potential to greatly impact the area. As we discussed with employment, the ripple effect from the plant will help lead to an uptick in manufacturers, industrial companies, oil and gas, logistics and supply chain. General […]

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