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  • Capitol Update: The 114th Congress: What Lies Ahead?

    By the time you read this, all of the midterm elections will have been decided and the playing field will be set for the 114th Congress. When members return in January, the GOP will be in firm control of both the House and Senate. Last month I looked back at some of the key factors that contributed to the Republican victory. Now it’s time to look forward to what the new management in Congress...
  • In Which I Give Thanks for Taylor Swift

    As I sit here at my desk eating a doughnut and stretching my stomach for the impending Thanksgiving feast, I know I have a lot to be thankful for. 1. Dancing With The Stars. Aside from host Tom Bergeron being an absolute delight, I am currently obsessed with dancing partners Val Chmerkovskiy and Janel Parrish—or, as we in the seedy underbelly of competitive ballroom like to call them, Janelskiy....
  • Four Ways to Keep Residents Coming Back for More

    When potential residents make the effort to call, email, and spend time at searching for a place to call home, most apartment community staffs are on their best behavior, trying to make the positive first impression in hopes to “woo” the prospect into a  lease signing, rent paying member of the community. Mutual trust is built, the future looks bright, and hopes are high for a wonderful...
  • You Better Listen to Oprah

    I don’t like making small talk. I mean, I think I pull it off fairly well, but as I’m outwardly saying, “Yes, it was crazy cold last Tuesday,” inside I’m all, “WHEN WILL THIS END? MAKE THIS MADNESS END!” Unfortunately (for me), it’s all about who you know—and who they know. And if you must know, I know someone who guest starred on The Good Wife. So really, no need to network any further! But the...

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