Thinking of hiring summer interns?

Posted on April 27, 2021 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, Economic Development, Giving Back, Hiring, Relationship Building, Travel & Tourism.

As summer is getting closer, are you considering hiring interns? We know a lot about hiring interns here at Platinum PR… We’ve had over 30 interns! This has been one of my best investments in my business. Hiring interns is a great way to invest in someone’s future and your company’s progress. During their internship, …

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How creating your budget proposal is different in 2021

Posted on January 19, 2021 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Annual Report, Budgets, Business Development.

It’s that time of year again… Time to work on budget proposals for the upcoming July 1 fiscal year! However, in 2021, making the budgetary “ask” needs be done a little differently. COVID isn’t finished yet, and neither are the impacts of it. It’s imperative to think both long-term and short-term about budget needs as …

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

Posted on September 30, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Annual Report, Business Development, COVID Pivoting, Economic Development, Storytelling.

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 COVID Pivoting, Digital Marketing, Economic Development, Webinars & Video Conference, Zoom.

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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3 Tips for Writing a Strong Grant Proposal

Posted on August 26, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, COVID Pivoting, Economic Development.

At Platinum PR, we’re happy to be collaborating with Nichola Ostrander of Ostrander’s Consulting to provide grant writing support for our clients. We’ve invited Nichola to share a few tips with you today about how to write a strong grant proposal. Here’s Nichola: Right now, there are so many opportunities to get funding for communities. …

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Feeling overwhelmed? Let’s talk.

Posted on July 29, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, COVID Pivoting, Economic Development, Virtual Event Planning.

If you’re an economic developer, you’ve truly been a frontline responder during the COVID crisis. As many businesses in your community have struggled to stay afloat, you’ve had your hands full supporting them. You may be creating grant programs or unique funding solutions for businesses, which come with a huge influx of work to respond …

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