The importance of embracing virtual communications

Posted on September 18, 2020 by Sandy Sponaugle 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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Why we need more Black business owners (3 ways to help)

Posted on July 15, 2020 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Business Development, Communications, Economic Development.

Today’s blog is a collaboration between PPR CEO Sandy Sponaugle and our Economic Inclusivity Coordinator, Jay Mason. Jay is a community leader in Frederick, a member of the school board, and a commercial real estate agent. He also brings his perspective as a Black business owner with a passion for creating more economic inclusion in …

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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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How to communicate your expectations

Posted on March 3, 2020 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Business Development, Communications, Strategic Communication.

Have you ever encountered a problem inside the workplace where you and another person had complete opposite expectations of the project at hand? This can be a frustrating and challenging situation. We all have different workplace habits, ways of communicating, and expectations. One employee might be accustomed to sending text messages, while another might value …

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Is your marketing inclusive?

Posted on February 5, 2020 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Communications, Marketing Collateral, Strategic Communication.

February has arrived… and so has Black History Month! This month is about celebrating the contributions African-Americans have made to America and the world. It’s also a time to bring more awareness to the necessity of inclusivity, equity, and diversity in the workplace… And to marketing! As Economic Developers, we play a key role in …

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