Category: Morning Buzz

5 Easy Steps to Building a Great Partnership with Your Local Chamber

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Chris Keefer, owner of K2 Communications of SC, LLC in Blythewood, SC. She loves to write about (and for!) local government, small businesses, and the arboriculture and residential construction industries. Connect with Chris on LinkedIn or Facebook. What I’m reading: Circe by Madeline Miller (this month’s book … Continued

Filling the Content Gap with the Unexpected

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Adam Gaub, Communications Director for Gaston County, NC. Connect with him on  Threads and on Twitter/X. What I’m reading: Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving and Finding the Church, by Rachel Held Evans What I’m watching: Going through Season 3 of Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime (though still in withdrawal after … Continued

Onboarding that Increases Employee Engagement and Retention

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Bill Brantley, Chief Learning Officer for BAS2A (instructional design and talent development consultancy) in College Park, Md. Connect with Bill Brantley on LinkedIn.  What I’m reading: “Causal Artificial Intelligence: The Next Step in Effective Business AI” by Judith S. Hurwitz and John K. Thompson. What I’m watching: … Continued

Creating a Customer Service Culture

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Melissa Cantarero Weiss, Deputy City Administrator at the City of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Find her on LinkedIn.  What I’m listening to: The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling – this podcast is really well done and I highly recommend it.  What I’m eating: An oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bar. … Continued

I Wanna Be a Bison

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Jackie Wehmeyer, Senior Director of Strategy and Intergovernmental Affairs for the City of Parkland, Florida. Parkland was named one of the Best Places to Work in Local Government in 2021 by ELGL and a Top Workplace in 2022. Connect with Jackie on LinkedIn.   What I’m reading: Greedy Bastards: One City’s … Continued

How Governments Use Data To Win Grants

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Angelica Wedell, Communications Director at Polco. Connect with Angelica on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook. This Buzz was written by Jen Aceto, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Polco, and edited by Angelica Wedell. What I’m listening to: Stuff You Should Know Podcast What I’m watching: Only Murders in … Continued

I Promise That You’ll Never Find Another Like Me

Today’s Buzz is by Meredith Reynolds, Deputy City Manager for the City of Long Beach. Follow Meredith on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  What I’m working on: Being on vacation! What I’m looking forward to: Going to the Life is Beautiful festival with my best friend in Las Vegas in September to see The Killers What I’m … Continued

Getting to Yes… or No: How to Make a Decision

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Greg LeBlanc – Assistant Town Manager, Town of Snowmass Village, Colo. Connect with me on LinkedIn. What I’m watching: Monk A hobby I enjoy: Sewing What I’m reading: The Weekender Effect   When I was in City Manager School (aka, the MPA program at the University of Colorado), the coursework … Continued

Never Say Never

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Dr. Sarah Story. Find her on LinkedIn, Medium, or Instagram.  What I’m reading: Demon Copperhead. After a few pure-entertainment books, I am back in the Pulitzer Prize saddle. Although I am always one step behind on popular books (because I vowed this year to use our digital … Continued

The Network Outcomes

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Cassie Johnson, Police Operational Support Director for the Scottsdale Police Department. Follow Cassie on LinkedIn and Twitter. What I’m eating: Sour Patch Kids, a delightful afternoon treat  What I’m watching: The latest video in our department Foundational Behaviors – check them out on our socials @ScottsdalePD What I’m listening to: … Continued

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