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Small Business Focus: McKinley Marketing Partners Hires CMO

 Small Business Focus: McKinley Marketing Partners Hires CMO

With this week’s America’s Small Business Summit organized by the US Chamber of Commerce and last week’s National Small Business Week led by the Small Business Administration, both held in Washington, DC, many area small businesses are celebrating their successes. Among them is McKinley Marketing Partners, which just hired Mike Savage as its new Chief Marketing Officer.

With more than 15 years experience in leadership roles for Fortune 500 companies including vice president of customer marketing at Vocus and senior vice president of marketing at Merkle Inc., Savage is looking forward to growing McKinley Marketing Partners as he did these firms.

3 Memorial Day Weekend Destinations You Can Drive To On The Cheap

Despite some of the most expensive gas in years, D.C. residents are still traveling for Memorial Day weekend, travel website TripAdvisor is reporting.

According to their report, 36% of D.C. residents are planning to travel for Memorial Day weekend and 27% said that their plans have been affected by gas prices. 

With the increase in fuel costs, many locals are searching for get-aways that won’t burn holes in their wallets.  Introducing the top three Memorial Day Weekend “Gas Tank Getaway” destinations for the D.C. area, according to TripAdvisor:

1. Chincoteague Island, Virginia (Approx. 1 ½ Hours Away)

2. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Approx. 1 Hour Away)

3. Annapolis, Maryland (Approx. 30 Minutes Away)

Thirteen Montgomery County Public School Seniors Receive Scholarships Totaling $250,000

Thirteen Montgomery County high school seniors have been awarded Broad Prize college scholarships worth a total of $250,000. The scholarships, given by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, recognize graduating seniors with financial need whose grades have improved substantially over the course of their high school career.

Thirteen MCPS Seniors Receive Broad Scholarships Totaling $250,000

Thirteen Montgomery County  high school seniors have been awarded Broad Prize college scholarships worth a total of $250,000. The scholarships, given by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, recognize graduating seniors with financial need whose grades have improved substantially over the course of their high school career.

Mr. Mitchell and Me

Mr. Mitchell and Me

If you’ve lived in the D.C. area for a while, you’ve probably heard of DeMatha, the Catholic boys’ school in Hyattsville, Maryland. And if you have heard of DeMatha, odds are that it’s because of the school’s nationally renowned athletics program, which has boasted such names as legendary basketball coach Morgan Wootten, basketball Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley, NFL Pro Bowler Brian Westbrook, and NFL broadcaster James Brown, to name just a few. To most with a passing familiarity with the school, DeMatha is synonymous with sports. When I told people that I attended DeMatha, I was frequently asked “What sport do you play?” My response of “I don’t play a sport,” was always met by befuddlement and a perfunctory “Then why do you go to DeMatha?”

Let me tell you.

Finding Benefits or Seeing Faults

    After listening to Tal Ben-Shahar lecture on Benefit Finders and Fault Finders, I am more aware of the impact this perspective has on our lives. I’ve noticed in myself, my clients, friends, family, and business associates an inclination to view others in terms of finding either faults or benefits. Do we see stumbling blocks or stepping stones? These are choices we all make every day.

     Do we look at the stars each night or take them for granted? Do we appreciate our family, our work, and our every day? Do we take people, our health, and life for granted or do we celebrate all of these incredible gifts? Are we embracing life or living by avoiding?

     Benefit Finders focus on the positive. When you focus on the positive, the good appreciates. When our focus strays to the negative, the good depreciates while the negative is accentuated. 

FREE Linkedin & SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Workshop for Mortals! May 24th 12 (noon) & 6:00 pm

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