[Guest Blog] Happy Hour at Home

Posted on May 29, 2020 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Blog.

It’s no surprise that I’m all about cultivating relationships, especially with my team. And that hasn’t stopped because of a pandemic! Caitlin Propheter, our marketing intern, shares her thoughts on our first virtual team happy hour.  “Cheers!” Sandy said as we each took a sip of our local drink of choice. I can’t say I pictured myself …

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5 tips for hiring & managing interns – virtually

Posted on May 27, 2020 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Business Development.

Earlier this year, we planned on hiring a paid marketing intern for the summer. Then, COVID hit and the world changed almost overnight. Our team began working remotely from home. Our economic development clients became front-line responders and we worked alongside them to get information out to their communities as fast as possible. Amidst this …

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[Guest Blog] What It’s Like to Graduate in 2020

Posted on May 20, 2020 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Blog, Guest Blog, News.

Ever wondered what it’s like to graduate college in the middle of the pandemic? Today, our Marketing Intern Caitlin Propheter, 2020 Graduate of Virginia Tech, is sharing her personal perspective on graduating in the midst of COVID, as well as tips for graduates seeking their first post-college job or internship at this time. ***** Finishing …

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That awkward moment on Zoom when…

Posted on May 13, 2020 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Communications.

Let’s face it – when doing video calls from home all day, there are a lot of things that we can’t control.  None of us are used to doing so many video conferences. A few months ago, if you did one video call a month, it was a big deal. Now, we’ve got multiple calls …

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6 Promotion Tips for Travel & Tourism Week

Posted on May 1, 2020 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Advertising, Business Development.

National Travel and Tourism Week is coming up from May 3rd through May 9th. With travel and tourism so restricted, what can you do now to support your community’s tourism industry? As states slowly begin lifting restrictions, this is a time to plan, make adjustments, and help your community know what is available to experience …

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