Category: Community

Bettering Communication, Bettering Everyone

What we say matters. Do our actions and words align? Extending lessons from a VBSR webinar to individually evaluating our communication in these reflective times.

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How Can I Help?

How can I help? Or in some cases, how can WE help? As a small professional services firm in the commercial real estate industry, that’s a question we often find…

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Frustrated with VT’s cost of living? Eat a creemee.

Every single Vermonter is in the business of economic development. If you live, work, eat, sleep, play in this state, you are contributing to VT’s ability to sustain and you…

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How to Harness the Power of Your PTO Policies

Work-life balance can be key to higher personal satisfaction and higher job performance. One aspect of this is how time off is viewed. My first job out of college was in Denmark…

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Flyin Ryan’s Core Principles: Simple, Wise Words to Live (and Work) By

Many Vermonters are familiar with the story of Flyin Ryan Hawks. For those who aren’t, Ryan Hawks was an avid, full of life adventurer who grew up skiing the Green…

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Why VT as Gen Y?

One commonly hears about younger generations of the workforce fleeing Vermont as soon as they need to find employment. It is less common to hear about the ones (like me)…

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Lessons from Downtown St. Albans Revitalization

The City of St. Albans has been in the news quite a bit lately for its successfully completed downtown revitalization projects. And rightly so – they have a newly completed…

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Developing Good

When I had my own practice in Boston, I learned about the valuable difference between good development and developing good. The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) in the City of…

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Burlington’s Generator Maker Space: A viable use for Vermont downtowns

The 5,000 square foot Generator maker space located in the lower level of historic Memorial Auditorium will turn one year old in March. The not-for-profit Generator provides a creative environment,…

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