Takeaways from Zoomtopia

Posted on October 21, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Event, Video conference.

Recently, I attended Zoomtopia, the 2-day virtual Zoom conference. This free conference offered the opportunity for people all over the world to learn more about how to use Zoom to run successful virtual offerings. The conference agenda included international Zoom users and subject matter experts, deep dive technical sessions, product updates, demos with Zoom experts, …

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Next week is Economic Development Week in Maryland

Posted on October 14, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Economic Development, Event.

Next week, Maryland will honor Economic Development Week. This is Maryland’s 10th annual celebration, and it’s an excellent opportunity for all of us to tell the story of what economic development is, why it’s so important, and the value it brings to the state. This year’s Economic Development Week is unique in that it’s going to continue …

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How will you support local businesses over the holiday season?

Posted on October 8, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, Economic Development.

As we get closer to the holiday season, it’s important to think about how we can support our local shops, restaurants, and other retailers in the community. Last year, we might have just given local businesses specialized attention on days like Small Business Saturday. This year requires more strategic and purposeful planning about how to …

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Now’s the time to strengthen your “bragging” muscle

Posted on September 30, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, Economic Development.

Today we’re talking about the importance of sharing your story – and why it’s more important now than ever. Once COVID hit, EDOs and tourism organizations had to scramble to keep up with all of the new, pressing demands. You’ve had to create, promote, and execute on brand new funding programs, requiring extensive staff time and …

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7 tips to feel more confident on Zoom

Posted on September 24, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, Communications, Video.

When you first had to move your in-person meetings to Zoom, were you ready for it, or did it overwhelm you? Initially, you might have had to adjust to Zoom in some of the following ways: Figuring out the technology to set up and schedule calls Getting comfortable with the webcam (and figuring out how …

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The importance of embracing virtual communications

Posted on September 18, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, Communications, Strategic Communication.

Remember when it seemed like lockdown would last about a month or two? Here we are, nearly 7 months later. During this time, the terms “pivot” and “new normal” became an everyday part of our language as businesses and organizations have had to figure out how to keep going under new restraints and circumstances. As …

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