Category Archives: Networking
Posted in Communities | Employees | Landscape Architecture | Leadership | Networking | Professional Development | Stewardship by Administrator () on November 2, 2012
Steven Beattie, RLA, Senior Project Manager at LDG’s Selinsgrove office, recently sat down with the Central PA Chamber of Commerce to discuss why Central Pennsylvania is a great place to do business.
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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 |
Posted in Alternative Energy | Communities | Current Events | Economic Development | Education | Natural Gas | Networking | Site Design & Land Development | Transportation by Brad Breneisen (Graphic Design) on August 17, 2011
Recently, I had the opportunity to join members of the CNG Focus Group for a Tour of CATA’s (Centre Area Transportation Authority) facility in State College. I was able to get quite a few nice photos from this event and thought I would use this blog post as an opportunity to share the experience.No comments yet | Permalink |
Posted in Architecture | Communication | Innovative Solutions | Marcellus Shale | Marketing | Natural Gas | Networking by Brad Breneisen (Graphic Design) on May 17, 2011
This understated marketing piece shows that appropriateness is more important than a huge budget. A recent award from the SMPS National Marketing Communications Awards is proof.
“Well we’re going to be catching a flight in a few days to Dallas Texas for the Annual INGAA (Interstate Natural Gas Association of America) Conference to network with some folks from the Energy Industry and see what LDG can do for them. We’re only staying for the day so we’re traveling light. We need to get our message, service capabilities, and business cards into these people’s hands in way that makes them hang on to it and introduces them to our brand…”
Hmm, this sounds like a pretty typical marketing/graphic design assignment, I thought to myself, until Marty Muggleton, VP of Client Development finished his thought…
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“Most everything aside from business cards gets tossed in the trash at these things.”
Posted in Blogging | Communication | Information Technology | Networking | Social Media | Sustainable Design by Steve Muller (Manager of Client Development) on October 6, 2010
Image: © Dr. Granovetter & The American Journal of Sociology 1973, Volume 78, Issue 6
Have you ever wondered why social media has taken off the way it has? Why websites like Facebook and LinkedIn have gained tremendous popularity and now have tens of millions and even hundreds of millions of users? And if you’re engaged in social media, how could you make the most of it? Part of the answer can be found in a social network theory first proposed by Dr. Mark Granovetter in the 1970s. Understanding Granovetter’s work can be quite helpful in growing a network of contacts with some intentionality.
Dr. Granovetter researched economic sociology and developed a theory on the spread of information in social networks. That is the backbone of his paper “The Strength of Weak Ties” (1973), and helps shed light on why current social networks grow and spread so naturally.No comments yet | Permalink |