Yellowstone Park Foundation receives $1 million donation from Toyota

Toyota, the third-large automaker by unit sales in the U.S., has made a $1 million donation to Yellowstone National Park’s Yellowstone Park Foundation, which will be used to support the development of a more energy efficient Youth Campus.


This 1939 Dodge pickup has been reborn with a new electric heart (VIDEO)

Hmmm…what would happen if you take a 1939 Dodge pickup and convert into an electric daily driver? A whole lot of fun, according to Al Gajda, who after retiring from IBM finally electrified the truck that had been sitting in his garage for nearly 40 years. “I purchased the truck in New Hampshire in 1973 […]

Subject: Email Response Time

Before email came on the scene, in many ways we were restricted to communicating during business hours. No one wanted to bother someone with a call to their home phone unless it was a real emergency. Email transformed this notion by giving the sender the option to write at his or her leisure. The receiver

The Seven Ages of a Business

The seed stage

This is the very start of a business, when it’s no more than an idea that’s trying to gain marketplace acceptance.

At this stage a business needs to find its niche; this is a time when small amounts of money and time have to go a long way.

The business owner has to decide if [...]


Part 42: Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical (MEP)

(Introduction, Syllabus, 1.Prelims, 1-4Precon, 2. Excavation, 3.Foundation, 4.Framing, 5.Close-In, 6.Roofing, 7.MEP, 8.Finish) The objective of the Close-In Phase is to seal the house against the weather so that the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) can be installed. A sustainable shell The house wrap acts as a barrier against drafts and moisture, while insulated doors and […]

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3 Big Takeaways From Build Business 2016

Last week, I attended the Society Of Marketing Professional Services’s Build Business Conference here in Philadelphia. It’s the biggest conference related to marketing and business development in the construction industry. Here are my three biggest takeaways from the week. Forget Hamilton…Be Like Thomas Jefferson (Or Maybe Michelle Martin) Before the conference even started, ...


Learn the Ins and Outs of Terminations: WIPP GiveMe5 Webinar

Confused about terminations? On August 17, 2016, join Maria Panichelli for her webinar, “Federal Contracting Fundamentals: Learn the Ins and Outs of Terminations,” for Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP). This webinar is a part of WIPP”s “Give me 5” program designed to provide education and access to women in federal contracts. To register fo...

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