November 27, 2013
If someone asked you to name the community you live in, how would you respond? While it may seem simple to define your community, there are more issues to be considered than most likely first come to mind.
What’s your Economic Outlook?
November 25, 2013
Jobs seem to be on the mind of many people today. For those who have a job, there is a real concern about keeping the job. For those who are looking for employment, it is a tough time to try and secure a decent paying job.
Is Strategic Planning Worth It?
November 18, 2013
There’s a lot of resistance to strategic planning: people often think of it as something to be endured that will have little value in the long run. They bemoan the time and energy it diverts from the ‘important work’ of the organization. But done right, strategic planning may be the most important work your organization can do.
Knowing How to Cook Your Local Food
November 14, 2013
Local food production and use is a many-faceted topic. One issue that is addressed less often is the fact that a growing number of people do not cook. Is it lack of time or lack of confidence or other factors that hinder use of local food in home kitchens?
How Good is Your Vision?
November 9, 2013
Last month in this space my colleague Bill Shuffstall outlined some factors leading to successful local economies and communities.
Let's explore these a little further.