Posted in Codes & Regulations | Communities | Current Events | Economic Development | Education | Initiatives | Networking | Site Design & Land Development | Sustainable Design | Urban Development by Keith Kuzio (CEO) on October 9, 2013
On October 2, 2013, we engaged our community to consider what it means and what it might entail to become a Strong Town. Charles “Chuck” Marohn presented his Curbside Chat in Williamsport, PA on the campus of Lycoming College. This candid presentation on the future of America’s cities, towns, and neighborhoods was well attended by state and local government officials, business owners, faculty and students of the college, and concerned citizens.
If you were unable to join us, we’ve posted the video of the day’s presentation for you to view. I’m sure you’ll agree that Chuck brings timely topics for our consideration as we endeavor to make our communities stronger. We welcome your comments.Comments (1) | Permalink |
Posted in Communities | Current Events | Economic Development | Initiatives | Leadership | Politics | Site Design & Land Development | Urban Development by Keith Kuzio (CEO) on September 11, 2013
We see it in the news all the time – cities and towns in decline or distress. Whether it’s Detroit being discussed on Nightly News, or Scranton, Reading, and Harrisburg closer to home here in Pennsylvania, it’s clear that it’s not easy being a small, medium, or even large city these days. So the question is – why?
Think tanks are studying this question and offering theories every day. Just yesterday, I received an email from McKinsey and Company announcing a new report titled “How to Make A City Great”. The study can be found at:No comments yet | Permalink |
Posted in Employees | Initiatives | Leadership by Keith Kuzio (CEO) on October 10, 2012
Keith Kuzio (left) and Ken Larson, founder of Larson Design Group, pose around the time of LDG’s transition of ownership in 2001.
I recently had the opportunity to present a case study on Larson Design Group’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) experience to a group of interested people at the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Employee Ownership Forum. Our ESOP was formed in 2001 to assist in the transition of ownership from our first to second generation. This ownership model provided an excellent means of connecting all LDG employees to the mission, vision, values, and growth strategy that LDG has maintained during its entire history of local ownership, from 1993 to this day. The ESOP also gives all LDG employees the opportunity to benefit from the increased value of our company stock as the firm continues to grow and achieve top quartile industry performance results.No comments yet | Permalink |
Posted in Communities | Current Events | Employees by Keith Kuzio (CEO) on December 15, 2011 No comments yet | Permalink |
Posted in Economic Development | Education | Leadership | Networking | Professional Development by Keith Kuzio (CEO) on November 15, 2011
I’m authoring today on a return trip from San Francisco. I’m feeling refreshed after taking my daughter on several prospective college visits and from a business retreat with my closest engineering colleagues from the ACEC Senior Executive Institute (SEI) Class IV. It’s been rewarding to spend focused time with Olivia as she sorts through the college selection process. I also greatly appreciate the annual SEI senior leader gathering, with its opportunity for critical assessment of our firms, round table discussions, lively socializing, and the inherent opportunity to share our journeys toward fulfillment of personal and professional purpose.
During the trip, I spent time at Stanford University, at the U Cal San Francisco (UCSF) Parnassus Medical Campus, and in downtown San Francisco. It’s clear that the high tech industry, venture capital start-ups, and healthcare organizations are fueling economic recovery in the region. Growth is being catalyzed by the region’s cultural diversity, excellent institutions of higher learning, and through progressive community stewards that recognize the importance of embracing wide ranging perspectives, intellectually stimulating dialog, and a risk taking, entrepreneurial spirit. All these factors are contributing to the creativity, innovation, and growth that are occurring in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley.Comments (1) | Permalink |