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By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC To Pivot: When used as a verb it means “to turn on a point” but when used in business it has a much broader definition; “A pivot usually occurs when a company makes a fundamental change to their business after determining (usually through market research) that their product isn’t meeting the needs of…

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By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC There is no doubt that COVID-19 has irrevocably changed the way businesses will compete over the next decade.  How will you survive as a business much less compete in the coming months?  Let’s put this in perspective.  Events like COVID-19 are called “Black Swan Events” and are…

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By Marlyn Kissner, Executive Director, CCEDC It’s enjoyable and relaxing for many of us to meet up and hang out with friends after work or on the weekends. We find comfort in sharing stories, laughing and joking or discussing serious and sensitive matters among friends and family. There is a climate of trust that we…

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By Marlyn Kissner, CCEDC Executive Director The holidays seem to remind us of the great people in our lives. We take special time to celebrate with family and friends, co-workers and colleagues. I love giving gifts and hand written cards with a big heartfelt “thank you”… to remind our members, sponsors, volunteers and partners of…

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By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development It’s September already!  Where did the year go?  We usually ask ourselves that question around this time of year and look back to see how were we so busy that another year has slipped away from us, where has the time gone and more importantly what have we…

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By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development What is Economic Development?  I recently asked that question of high school students and was not at all surprised to get blank stares and crickets.   People have many different ideas of what economic development is and some have no idea at all. Jeff Finkle, President and CEO of…

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