Volunteer experience means professional development opportunities

How volunteering got me a ride in a C-17 military aircraft!

Posted on January 24, 2017 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Blog, Uncategorized.

Last summer I had the opportunity to ride in a C17 military aircraft. It was absolutely amazing! To fly around the region — a hundred mile loop — and ride in a military aircraft was pretty incredible. I got this opportunity as part of an event hosted by the Employer Support of the Guard and …

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Google AdWords helping economic developers boost community image

Google Ads Words for Economic Developers

Posted on January 18, 2017 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Blog, Economic Development.

With so many distractions and destinations on the internet, how do you get your community to rank with the best of them? We know search engine optimization is part of a healthy online presence plan, but Google AdWords, a paid advertising tool, can ramp up these efforts. Google AdWords help economic developers boost community image.  It …

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30daychallenge

Need some New Year’s motivation? Do this with me – for 30 days!

Posted on January 16, 2017 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Blog.

Happy New Year! With the new year, we often have personal New Year’s Resolutions like losing weight, exercising more, or saving for that dream vacation. But… what about work resolutions? We spend a lot of time at our jobs — at least 40+ hours each week! So, how can we make our time at work …

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Valued intern experience yields organizational growth

How to Utilize Interns to Grow Your Organization

Posted on January 12, 2017 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Blog, Business Development, Uncategorized.

Over the course of my business, we’ve had over 30 interns! This has been one of the best investments in my business. While interns usually work for free as long (as they’re getting college credit), they’re a great way to invest in someone’s future and your company’s progress. During their internship, it’s a great opportunity …

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Press releases can increase economic development prospects

Writing a Press Release for Economic Development

Posted on December 20, 2016 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Blog, Economic Development, Public Relations.

Don’t miss a single chance to raise awareness and elevate the importance of your community. Understanding how to write an effective press release only increases your odds of gaining coverage by the media, therefore increasing your prospects. What’s a Press Release? A press release is an official document/correspondence of information that is sent to the …

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