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  • Maintenance Training: Feelings…

    Were you at this year’s NAA Education Conference in San Francisco? (If you weren’t there I would highly recommend you consider venturing to the right side of the map in 2017.) During this year’s conference I rekindled relationships with people that I haven’t seen in a while. I even saw a prior student or two that has continued to progress in their maintenance career. Made me feel good… At this...
  • Making Good Choices

    It is July which means beach time and boat drinks, summer camps, lots of seared proteins and of course the 2016 Presidential Nominating Conventions. That last one was on your list, right? Maybe that is just for inside-the-beltway nerds like yours truly. Though with all of the media coverage of Donald Trump these past 12 months, one would think it was on everyone’s mind. The networks might even...
  • The End of an Era of Oversharing

    In 8th grade I quoted some very dramatic ‘Closing Time’ lyrics in a friend’s yearbook. Poignant stuff about every new beginning coming from some other beginning’s end—and, also, keep in touch and have a great summer. It was a loose interpretation of Semisonic.  Unfortunately copyright infringement would put a real damper on the summer, so I’ll skip that this time around and use my own words. ...
  • My RPM Story – Mike Markus

    When I began working in residential property management (RPM), I was mowing lawns. Now, as a maintenance director for BRG Realty Group, I oversee more than 7,000 apartment homes.Thanks to eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps, I have the skills and determination to grow and thrive in RPM. I served in the 4th Marine Corps Recruiting Command, where I managed eight recruiting stations and 850...

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