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It’s a New Year, Become a New You

It’s a brand new year and of course, we all have at least one resolution – or goal – to improve something about ourselves. A new career, new adventure, new life all sound like great things for which to strive. But, how many times have you resolved to change at the start of the new year, only to fall short and neglect the promise you … Continue reading It’s a New Year, Become a New You

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What’s Wrong with a Little Workplace Romance?

Posted by Dawn Maslar Bobby and Sherri have been married for seven years. They didn’t meet online, at a bar, or on a blind date – they met on the job. In fact, Bobby was Sherri’s supervisor. Today, the couple run their own husband and wife business and their company is flourishing. Most people would consider this the ideal romantic situation: two individuals who understand … Continue reading What’s Wrong with a Little Workplace Romance?

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Ready, Set, Compete: American Express OPEN Forum Shares Tips on Doing Business with the Federal Government

A new year often brings resolutions that are triggered by the desire to improve oneself. Businesses are not immune to the resolve to improve, expand, and grow, including going after government contracting opportunities. However, companies are often stifled in their pursuits because they don’t have an effective strategy to scope out federal government contracting prospects and conduct the prep work that goes along with applying … Continue reading Ready, Set, Compete: American Express OPEN Forum Shares Tips on Doing Business with the Federal Government

A Dream Deferred, but Not Unfulfilled

When I opened my inbox this morning, there was a shocking story. Not a doom-and-gloom article about the things that tend to keep us on edge these days. This was a shockingly wonderful story about a 91-year-old Thai woman, who after ten years of study, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human and Family Development from Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University this week. Because of … Continue reading A Dream Deferred, but Not Unfulfilled

Fess up, sometimes you’ve got horrible body language

We are all guilty of displaying improper and off-putting body language at some point in our careers. Whether avoiding eye contact during an interview, or impatiently tapping our fingers on the table during a management meeting, our nonverbal communication conveys a distinct impression – no matter your intended message. This week, the Business Insider published an article calling out nine nonverbal behaviors that generally turn … Continue reading Fess up, sometimes you’ve got horrible body language

Congresswoman Edwards’ 7th Annual College & Career Fair Provides Insight, Youth Resources

For the seventh year, Maryland Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards hosted her annual College and Career Fair for students in Maryland. The event, held at Annapolis High School in Anne Arundel County, MD on Saturday, October 10th, drew more than 1,500 high school, middle school, and college students and their parents. Representatives more than 100 schools, companies, nonprofit organizations shared resources with students to provide college resources and … Continue reading Congresswoman Edwards’ 7th Annual College & Career Fair Provides Insight, Youth Resources