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Let the Trends do the Driving

Congratulations!! You and your Iowa colleagues have completed over 1,373 Synchronist visits with businesses throughout the state. The BEST workshops will feature your peers sharing how they have implemented information trends into their economic development programs, project assistance and workforce efforts. The community colleges will give an update on Iowa’s Advance Manufacturing Consortium and Director Durham will share her vision with an IEDA update....

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Do You Have a Brownfield in Your Community?

Do you have a brownfield in your community? Brownfields are defined as sites where redevelopment and reuse interest has been hindered by known, or suspected, environmental issues. ...

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Smarter Email Subject Lines

One of the most common frustrations many of my readers and program attendees mention are poor e-mail subject lines. The most mentioned "pet peeves" are e-mail subjects that are too vague and/or give you a false sense of timeliness (for example -- you have no idea there is something urgent burning inside of the e-mail due to the casual subject line.)...

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Randy Dean's Top 10 Time Savers/Productivity Enhancers

As a time management, productivity, and e-mail efficiency expert, I'm always looking for ways to find a few seconds here and there in things I'm already doing anyway, and e-mail is something I'm doing every day! ...

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Configuring Your Smart Phone/Tablet for True Mobile Productivity

This month, I would like to share with you some of the key aspects in my very popular new program on Smart Phone Success & Terrific Tablets....

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