One simple step to bridging the age gap in connections

Posted on August 3, 2021 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, Communications, Content Creation, Digital Marketing, Diversity & Inclusion, Hiring, Marketing, Relationship Building.

Last week, we talked about the importance of dropping our preconceptions about people in generations different from us, and instead, getting curious about how we can learn from them. Often, we spend time trying to understand and figure out Generation Z. We see that they’re into TikTok and Snapchat and that’s all we really know …

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What “Grace and Frankie” Taught Me About the Need for Age Diversity

Posted on July 27, 2021 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Blog, Business Development, Communications, Diversity & Inclusion.

Have you ever watched Grace and Frankie on Netflix? Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin play women in their mid-seventies who become unlikely friends and in the process, redefine what it looks like to be in your later years. In one episode, Grace and Frankie are starting a new business and going to the bank to …

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Why we need more Black business owners (3 ways to help)

Posted on July 15, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Economic Development.

Today’s blog is a collaboration between PPR CEO Sandy Dubay 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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3 steps towards creating more diversity and inclusion

Posted on June 17, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, Diversity & Inclusion.

Earlier this year, I was a speaker at Interise 2020, a 3-day event where we explored sustainable solutions for closing the wealth gap and ending systemic inequality. Attending the event was an amazing learning experience for me and very eye-opening. Today, I’m sharing 3 takeaways from the conference which we can all apply while working …

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Is your marketing inclusive?

Posted on February 5, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Communications, Digital Marketing, Diversity & Inclusion, Economic Development.

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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