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July 2013



We are into the dog days of summer in the East. I’m not sure why they are so named as I can assure you my dog doesn’t like them either. So what’s a girl to do but leave her panting puppy and head west to more temperate weather? Thus, I have spent the past few days basking in the downright cool climate of San Francisco. My sister and I told our nephew that we would take him anywhere in the continental United States he wanted to go if he made the ninth-grade honor roll. So when he proceeded to do so, we thought he’d choose Cooperstown; instead he chose San… Read More »

A Familiar Ring

Okay, okay, it’s happened to you. I know it has. And you will soon nod with recognition because you know it too. It’s been a light week news-wise and I’ve been saving this YouTube clip for you for awhile now. You will clearly recognize the “sound of business” as you watch it tell me what you think. Happy viewing! How about you? Got any business pet peeves? I’d love to hear them. Let me know and have a good week. Regards, Deb

Denver Sprint

Just as every parent is sure their baby is the most beautiful in the world, most suppliers would say the products they debut are “new and revolutionary.” And just as beauty remains in the eye of the beholder, so, too, does uniqueness and originality. Some services and products (i.e. low-E glass) truly are revolutionary; others are variations on a theme or evolution of an existing product.  New products–brand spanking new products–are a welcome rarity. One of the reasons that I look forward to the annual American Institute of Architects (AIA) Annual Convention is because it’s all there: the truly new products, the next-generation variations and the fine-tuned permutations all find… Read More »

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