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  • When the Dog Bites, When the Bee Stings

    Before Oprah went off the air to spend more time with her invisible boyfriend, Stedman, the talk-show queen had an annual “Favorite Things” segment. During this holiday special, Oprah channeled her inner Maria von Trapp and presented audience members with her favorite goodies from the past 12 months, as well as trendy items for the coming year. Here at units Magazine, we don’t have the budget to...
  • Superstorm Sandy: What We Learned

    My previous blog focused on what happened in New Jersey as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The event was devastating, and served as a reminder to the entire industry about the importance of having an Emergency Preparedness plan in place in the event that such a disaster strikes your area. Following are a few “lessons” we learned during this recovery process: Make sure your communication network...
  • Tis’ the Season to Be Inappropriate

    A holiday party is a hot mess. Whether it’s a gathering with friends or family, such celebrations seem to involve more beer than cheer; more inappropriate passes than clinked glasses. The single guys and gals become painfully aware of just how alone they truly are—and, if you’re me, search the premises for a sprig of mistletoe, the likes of which apparently only exists in Sandra Bullock movies...
  • Superstorm Sandy: What Happens When It Happens to You?

    What if you weren’t simply a voyeur to a tragedy, but instead were living it first-hand? What if you were a field general and you weren’t afforded any weapons? How would you react when Armageddon actually happened? What would you do? This is what happened to us in New Jersey recently as a result Sandy. Like many of you in this industry I am a take-charge guy. But what if there is nothing to take...

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