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Thank You For Being a Pocket Friend

Welcome, dear pocket friends. Today’s Morning Buzz is by Jessica VanderKolk, Communications Manager for the City of Battle Creek in Southwest Michigan. Hit me up on Twitter and LinkedIn. What I’m watching: Trying to squeeze in as much Offspring as possible. I got there late, and it’s about to get the boot off Netflix. What … Continued

Life in Your Community, 1 Second at a Time

You are buzzing today with Jessica VanderKolk, Communications Manager for the City of Battle Creek, Michigan. Connect with me on Twitter and LinkedIn! What I’m watching: Won’t You Be My Neighbor (I love Mister Rogers.) What I’m reading: Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life (Why yes, I DID just finish S4 … Continued

Flex of the Year: Uninvite Yourself

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Jessica VanderKolk, Communications Manager for the City of Battle Creek, in Southwest Michigan. Connect with me on LinkedIn, and chat with me on Twitter! What I’m reading: The President’s Daughter by James Patterson What I’m watching: The Crown As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and we’re all as busy as ever, … Continued

Local Gov’s Hottest Network is ELGL – This Place Has Everything!

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Jessica VanderKolk. I’m the Communications Manager for the City of Battle Creek, Michigan. Come talk to me about bling booties and home spa items on Twitter and connect on LinkedIn. What I’m reading: Blue Nights by Joan Didion and Going There by Katie Couric What I’m watching: Grey’s Anatomy in … Continued

Keep Your Wheels Rolling: #ELGL21 Inspiration

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Jessica VanderKolk, Communications Manager for the City of Battle Creek, Michigan. Connect with me on Twitter and LinkedIn! What I’m reading: Fires, Floods, and Taxicabs by Jeffrey Roth What I’m watching: Nailed It on Netflix – absolutely hilarious What I’m listening to: That sweet, sweet #ELGL Spotify playlist   I … Continued

Better Together During a Crisis, and Every Day

I am Jessica VanderKolk, Communications Manager buzzing with you from the City of Battle Creek, Michigan. Connect with me on Twitter and LinkedIn. What I’m reading: Out of Orange by Cleary Wolters What I’m watching: Grey’s Anatomy (I’m binging on Netflix and I’m on Season 9… no spoilers!) I felt inspired to write today’s Morning … Continued

If You LOVE Recycling: A Communications Plan

Today’s Buzz is by Jessica VanderKolk, Communications Manager in the City of Battle Creek, Michigan. Find me on Twitter and LinkedIn. What I’m reading: I’ve started a handful of books and am making slooow progress. Two are Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America by Leslie Knope; and Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey What I’m watching: Gilmore … Continued

Share Your Team on Video

You are buzzing today with Jessica VanderKolk, Communications Manager with the City of Battle Creek, Michigan! Please connect with me on Twitter and LinkedIn! (And today is my #ELGLTakeoverTuesday, so follow me on Instagram @ELGL50!) What I’m reading: Just started Crisis Ready by Melissa Agnes. What I’m watching: Life Below Zero on Disney+ … fascinating … Continued

Taking Fire Prevention Week Virtual

You’re Buzzing today with Jessica VanderKolk, Communications Manager for the City of Battle Creek. Find me on Twitter and LinkedIn. What I’m reading: Shadows of the Workhouse by Jennifer Worth (Call the Midwife, book 2). I watched the series on Netflix before I realized it was based on books. They’re both excellent. What I’m watching: … Continued

Call on Your People When you Need a Boost

Happy Monday, everyone! I’m Jessica VanderKolk, and I hope you’ll connect with me on Twitter and LinkedIn. What I’m (re)watching: Parks & Rec. It’s my favorite show when I need to keep it light. What I’m listening to: The Nice White Parents podcast from Serial and The New York Times. It’s fascinating and maddening so … Continued

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