Tag: Sound

Guest column: Sound planning is the backbone of responsible redevelopment at Brunswick Landing

A lot has happened at the former base, now called Brunswick Landing, Maine’s Center for Innovation, following the U.S. government’s decision to close Naval Air Station Brunswick in 2005 and its subsequent closure in 2011.

Well before the NASB disestablishment ceremony took place in May 2011, the Brunswick Local Redevelopment Authority (BLRA); a group of area citizens, local and state leaders, including members of the State Legislature and Brunswick Town Council, collaborated on what is known as the NASB Reuse Master Plan, which is implemented by MRRA. The development of the Plan was an intensive eighteen-month process, incorporating a substantial public engagement element, which included significant involvement by area citizens, civilian base employees and students from Brunswick, Mt. Ararat and Morse High schools. Adopted in 2007, the Reuse Master Plan serves as the foundation for the redevelopment effort for the former base. Its vision  called for:

  • A science and technology
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Majority of business leaders agree the federal wage subsidy is a sound investment in Canada’s economic recovery: KPMG in Canada poll

While leaders split on who should receive the temporary subsidy, digital investments seen as priority in adjusting to pandemic realities

TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2020 /CNW/ – A majority of Canadian business leaders surveyed (76 per cent) believe the recently redesigned Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) is a good investment to get Canadians back to work and help the economy rebound, finds a new client poll by KPMG in Canada. 

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“Our clients have told us that the federal wage subsidy program is helping them not only to retain their employees, but also to cope with pandemic-related costs and rehire workers who have been laid off,” says Lucy Iacovelli, Canadian Managing Partner of KPMG’s national Tax practice. “While there has been an upturn in the economy, many Canadian business leaders are still uncertain about what the coming months will bring, and welcome continuing support

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Fire Gase Now? It May Sound Good To Fans, But That’s Not How The New York Jets Have Done Business

Two games, two disasters for the New York Jets. Some observations, including from a monetary angle, on what is going wrong and on what can and cannot (and what most likely will not) be done to try to fix what already seems like a lost season before the calendar even has flipped to October. 

Fire Gase? Don’t count on it. It sounds nice and it makes for good headlines and memes, but it’s doubtful that Gase is going anywhere unless the carcass starts to stink so much that acting owner Christopher Johnson no longer can avoid the stench. Remember, he hired Gase in January 2019, despite Gase’s flameout in Miami, because of a glowing recommendation from All-World quarterback and All-World pitchman Peyton Manning, and just last week

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3 Reasons Every Business Should Hire A CSO (Chief Sound Officer)

Three primary areas in which any future-facing business could benefit by hiring a Chief Sound Officer are:

  1. Customer Satisfaction and Wellbeing
  2. Employee Health and Productivity 
  3. Market Relevance and ROI 

While one article cannot possibly cover all the applications of sound, offer the abundance of research validation, nor touch upon every market sector, I hope to provide you with a little context and a few examples of how the value and impact of business can be amplified through the power of sound. 

The Decade of Sound

In his keynote address to the Audio Collaborative last November, HARMAN’s President of Consumer Audio Division Carsten Olesen announced that we were entering a sound-first era – one that HARMAN called the “Decade of Sound”. 

Coming from one of the world’s largest consumer audio groups (including AKG, Crown, Harmon Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Studer, Ban & Olufson, Lexicon, and more), this could sound like little

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