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Archive for July, 2010

Mobile Press-Register: Pittsburgh offers lessons for Mobile leaders

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Click here to read my op-ed in the Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register about regional promotion and how communities across the Gulf region can turn the BP oil spill crisis into new economic opportunity.

Bannon Communications President and CEO to Speak at 2011 Northwest Chamber Leaders Conference

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Just agreed to speak at the 2011 Northwest Chamber Leaders Conference next March in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho.  Northwest Chamber Leaders is a group of chamber executives, staff and private-sector leaders from across Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.  I’ve been asked to talk about how regions market themselves for economic development in […]

Regional Reinvention — My Cover Story for the Summer Edition of Chamber Executive Magazine

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Thanks to the good folks at the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, who gave me the opportunity to write the cover story for the summer edition of Chamber Executive magazine.  The article takes a look at how communities across the country are working to brand and promote themselves for economic development, talent attraction and tourism in difficult […]

Crisis May Hold the Key to Gulf Region’s Economic Future

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

As oil continues to pour from BP’s ruptured pipeline into the Gulf of Mexico, beaches, wetlands and wildlife are under siege.  Industry – from tourism to commercial fishing – is taking a beating.  The anger and frustration this crisis has caused are understandable; the pain is real.  But suggestions that this catastrophe underscores a need […]