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Community Members Band Together To Help Business Owners Impacted By Devastating Floral Park Fire

FLORAL PARK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The day after a devastating fire ripped through a row of stores on Long Island the neighborhood started coming together.

Residents and business owners were brainstorming ways to rebuild, CBS2’s Christina Fan reported Monday.

They say bad news travels fast. But in Floral Park, restaurant owner Paul Capoziello is finding out that kindness travels further.

“After a devastation or a tragedy like this, you really see how important you are to people when you don’t realize it,” Capoziello said.

MORE: Restaurants Among 5 Businesses Badly Damaged By Fire In Floral Park

For 12 years, Capoziello’s restaurant, Capo, has faithfully served families, supported fundraisers, and most recently fed COVID-19 first responders.

His restaurant along with 10 other damaged or destroyed storefronts make up the popular and extremely beloved hub on Covert Avenue.

Nancy Millus, who has memories patronizing each one like so many other

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4 Reasons Why Focusing On Community Is Your Best Marketing Strategy

Digital communities are quickly becoming the lifeblood of organizations as more companies turn digital and remote. A recent article by the Wall Street Journal found that adults in the U.S. are now spending up to 16 hours a day on digital media. With so many options, the one commonality that many people are looking for is genuine connections with people and brands that share their interests and values. 

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The concept of a community is not always tangible. Communities can come in the shape of forums, social media pages, private groups or, in some cases, a mix of each. For brands that really get community right, this phenomenon could be fragmented and simply come down to offering a service that people genuinely love to associate with. The best communities are built organically over time and can act as a powerful and genuine marketing channel. 


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The New Home Company Wins “Master-Planned Community of the Year” and “Attached Community of the Year” at Prestigious Northern California Homebuilding Awards Show

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Continuing its success of building California’s most awarded communities, The New Home Company (NEW HOME, NYSE: NWHM) earned “Master-Planned Community of the Year” and “Attached Community of the Year” honors at the 2020 Northern California MAME Awards. NEW HOME has now won 27 Community of the Year awards since the company was formed in 2009, establishing it as California’s most awarded builder of the last 10-plus years.

The MAME Awards, presented by the North State Building Industry Association, recognize the homebuilding industry’s best in design, marketing and professional achievement for the greater Sacramento region.

NEW HOME won “Master-Planned Community of the Year” for Russell Ranch in Folsom and “Attached Community of the Year” for NUVO Artisan Square in North Natomas.

“Leading design is one of the core pillars that defines our company and how we approach the planning of our communities and every home we

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How Teachers Can Foster Community in Online Classrooms

The school year is difficult for both teachers and students, to say the least. Some districts are using a hybrid of remote and in-person learning, while others are on Zoom entirely. And that means teachers are stretched thin and unable to build community with their students, and classmates are unable to get to know their peers well. But there are some choices you can make to combat that.

Melanie Gottdenger, a New York-based seventh-grade teacher in a selective middle school, said that “studies show that strong communities produce more holistically successful people—rather than students who can ace a test or become a doctor, education professionals are starting to understand that the humanity in us all is what makes our world better, and proves our “success” as teachers. These tools can be used in a variety of places, with your class, business, or community.

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Some educators have

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Daraz seller community grows to 70,000 as businesses move online

The seller community at Daraz, the country’s leading online marketplace, has grown to host 70,000 sellers nationwide over the past two months. By focusing on providing sellers free-of-cost education and tools through which they can scale their online ventures, Daraz empowers its seller community to reach millions of customers across Pakistan and grow the assortment on their Daraz shops.

Over the past few months, the COVID19 pandemic and social distancing practices have accelerated the rate of digital adoption in Pakistan and businesses have increasingly sought to shift their operations online.

In May, Daraz launched the Humqadam program to facilitate this transition for small-and-medium enterprises that have operated on traditional models of retail for generations. By waiving the commission for two months and offering SME owners dedicated one-on-one support while they set up their Daraz shops, the platform empowered more then 5,500 businesses across the country and, as the program closed

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New Master-Plan 1,000 home community set for Northlake

Taylor Morrison has announced The Ridge at Northlake, a new master-planned community located near Northlake in Denton County with homes from the $300s.

Phase I will include the first 267 homesites and a four-plus-acre amenity center with a lagoon-style pool and splash park. Model homes are open for top builders Coventry Homes, Highland Homes, Meritage Homes and Taylor Morrison.
“When planning The Ridge, we knew we wanted to push the notion of what an active neighborhood could mean for families,” said Ryan Huey, Vice President, Corporate Land Investment for Taylor Morrison and managing partner for The Ridge. “We wanted to create a place where you and your family could thrive, laugh and play together whether you are young or young at heart.”

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At completion, The Ridge at Northlake will consist of approximately 1,000 single-family homes situated on lot sizes of 50-, 60- and 70-feet.
Taylor Morrison calls the

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New economic recovery plan for Bay County aims to make the community stronger

BAY CITY, MI – A group of area leaders gathered online this week to present a plan to address economic recovery in Bay County following the coronavirus pandemic.

Bay Future, Inc. hosted its 2020 annual meeting on Wednesday, Sept 23. Members of the Bay Future Economic Recovery Task Force presented information about the ‘Bay Future: Drive. Forward. Strategic Action Plan’ which aims to set a roadmap for recovery of the Bay County economy in the next two years.

The original Bay Future plan was launched in 2019 as a five-year, $2.5 million campaign in hopes of adding jobs and investment to the Bay County area. The original plan focuses on the areas of helping existing businesses and entrepreneur development, new business recruitment and job growth, workforce development, marketing available “shovel ready” locations and sites, and promoting local and regional communication and collaboration.

But times have changed as the economic situation

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Downtown Dayton Partnership says local business are struggling: community can help

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – It goes without saying that many businesses have found themselves struggling since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. In Dayton, local officials and business owners said small businesses are facing the same reality, adding just a bit of help from area residents could keep them afloat.

“Anything we can do to support our local businesses, we’re working to do,” said President of the Downtown Dayton Partnership, Sandy Gudorf.

She said with COVID-19 resulting in unexpected and in some cases unfortunate changes, many business owners weren’t prepared to combat the losses many of them experienced recently, making the future appear cloudy.

“These small businesses, they don’t have the deep pockets of some of the chain businesses and such,” Gudorf explained. “They’ve put everything into their businesses to get them open and keep them going. So it’s harder for these very small businesses to sustain longer-term during this

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Small Business Week ‘more important than ever’ this year | Community Alert

The New Braunfels business spirit still thrives despite COVID-19, and this year’s Small Business Week observance will promote the way forward.

“I think we’re seeing the light at the end of the tunnel,” said Terry Muckenfuss, one of many small business owners who are leading their venues back after closures resulting from the pandemic. “We didn’t make it through unscathed, but we’re going to survive it.”

Next week’s Small Business Week will be more of a celebration of moving ahead instead of looking back.

“This year’s observance is important now more than ever — we owe that to all of our small businesses and need to support them any way we can,” said Stephen Brockman, Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce’s vice president of leadership and small business programs.

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Customers eat lunch on the patio at Muck & Fuss Craft Beer and Burger Bar on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. MIKALA

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What the Intelligence Community Doesn’t Know Is Hurting the United States

The U.S. intelligence community (IC) is made up of 17 different intelligence agencies and subordinate organizations that work both separately and together to conduct intelligence activities to support U.S. foreign policy and national security. Altogether, the IC is a $81.5 billion enterprise. Yet, unlike Fortune 500 companies a fraction of its size, the IC does not focus on understanding or measuring the value of what it produces. As the IC confronts the transformational moment of the post-9/11 era, it will need better insights about itself to inform how it adapts. The IC can get those insights by leveraging business analytics—already widely used in the corporate world—to transform the way it performs its mission.

Today’s IC lacks foundational mechanisms and data to effectively meet the needs of its customers. Despite what the IC may know about other things, it tracks almost no data about those who consume intelligence, including the president

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