Category Archives: Magazine Articles

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Renovating the Beaufort MCX retail location ahead of schedule

With more than 17,000 active-duty military members and their families living near Beaufort, South Carolina, it is as much an island town as it is a military town. Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort—nicknamed “Fightertown East”—is not only a centerpiece of …

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3 keys to successfully renovating retail centers

The ease and convenience of online retail purchasing, coupled with revitalized downtown city centers offering a walkable boutique shopping experience, has made the traditional shopping mall virtually obsolete. Many city and suburban landscapes are dotted with vacant malls surrounded by …

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Hotels plan on making their comeback

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, some hotels pivoted to housing frontline healthcare workers, in a gesture of compassion that epitomized the hospitality business. But as the first wave of the virus ebbed, a stark reality emerged. Now, the …

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The Barberitos Way: Food. Community. People.

In 2000, Downing Barber was searching for a purpose. We have all been there. With a unique set of talents and background, which included a master’s degree in international business and skills as a trained chef, his thinking quickly jumped …

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ASSA ABLOY’s Jan McKenzie on our changing industry

Global security market leader ASSA ABLOY is no stranger to designing doors. And Jan McKenzie is no stranger to connecting its customers with the opening solutions, trusted identities, entrance automation and service they need. For a person who never dreamt …

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How Seed to Flower is helping grow the cannabis landscape

Lynn Young recently became a UC Master Gardener. Since then, along with conducting workshops, creating content and garden designs, she has used the experience as some much needed downtime during these pandemic-stricken days. It has also helped her with her …

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See how Removery is transforming the tattoo game

“Spring 1999.” When you headed into the tattoo parlor to get those words inscribed across your back, it seemed like a good idea at the time. But times change. Now, thanks to all of those people who want to remove …

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Conversation with Carolyn Shames, Shames Construction

It takes vision, commitment and heart to build a successful firm in a traditionally male-dominated industry. And if you ask Carolyn Shames, who has successfully managed this task a few times over, it also takes intelligence and confidence.

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How Solara Hospitality is the elevating its customer service game

For Clancy Cipkala and Andy Briggs, the formula is pretty straight forward: Create a hospitality atmosphere of light and warmth and take care of the associates who are on the front lines of delivering your brand’s mission to the people. …

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The US Army Corps of Engineers steps up during pandemic

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) surprised everyone, especially our nation’s hospital systems. Hospitals throughout the United States, especially in the state of New York, were overwhelmed with patients with coronavirus symptoms and could not provide them beds. During the stretch run …

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