December 2017

New Jersey’s Largest Convention Center

New Jersey’s Largest Convention Center

Atlantic City Convention Center

Boardwalk Hall was formerly known as the Atlantic City Convention Hall and was the city’s first convention center. Built in 1929, it is the home of the Miss America Pageant and is an iconic landmark in Atlantic City that draws tourists to the area. The Atlantic City Convention Center was built in 1997 and is now the largest convention center in New Jersey. Both are managed by Spectra Venue Management. Formerly known as Global Spectrum, Spectra Venue Management has been in business since 2000, managing convention centers, arenas and stadiums around the country.
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The private management company Spectra Venue Management has contracts with the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to manage venues on its behalf. The CRDA is the owner of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall for which Spectra is responsible for overall management including promotion administration, maintenance of the building, accounting, risk management, the daily management of food and beverage and all other operations associated with the venues.

Agriculture Reimagined

Agriculture Reimagined

Midwestern BioAg

Midwestern BioAg is a well-renowned manufacturer and distributor of specialty fertilizers. The company was built upon the knowledge and research of one of its founders, Gary Zimmer, whose books have affirmed him as a respected authority on the subject of biological farming. The second edition of The Biological Farmer was co-published in 2016 with Leilani Zimmer-Durand, who also co-wrote Advancing Biological Farming with Zimmer in 2011.
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Biological farming works together with nature to create ideal growing conditions. Whether it is the soil composition, the chemistry or biology, animal and crop nutrition, or in ways to make crops more resilient and lessen the reliance on chemicals, it is a balanced approach to farming that produces exceptional results.

Committed to Customer Success

Committed to Customer Success

Pacific Rim Engineered Products

Pacific Rim Engineered Products (PREP) is an engineered solutions provider in Surrey, British Columbia. This Canadian firm specializes in creating innovative products for the resource industries including oil, gas, and mining as well as marine.
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The current company was established in 1987 as an industrial gear distributor. It was initially structured as a distribution company but began to add physical shop services as it grew and established itself in the market. In the early nineties, it became apparent to leadership that the model was unsustainable and it began to shift its focus toward made-to-order industrial power-train products. The company saw the growth in this sector, adapted to work within it, and has maintained this course over the last twenty years.

Working Hard for Their Communities

Working Hard for Their Communities

Economic Development Partnership

The Economic Development Partnership is a public-private, non-profit organization in South Carolina. Its purpose is to promote the communities of Aiken, Edgefield, Saluda and McCormick to new businesses while serving the needs of existing businesses in the area.
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The Economic Development Partnership represents four counties on the western side of the state of South Carolina. “We’re in charge with bringing in new capital investment and job opportunities in manufacturing either through recruiting new companies into our region or fostering expansions with the existing industry that we already have,” says Economic Development Partnership President and Chief Executive Officer Will Williams.

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

The Right Approach to Crisis Management

It’s something all of us could do without in our lives. Unfortunately, this crippling beast decides to rear its ugly head when and how it chooses. There is no individual, society, or country immune to its devastating presence. Neither are organizations, most of which have or most likely will have, to stare this beast in the face. Its name is ‘Crisis’ from the Greek word ‘Krisis’, meaning ‘decisive moment.’
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A crisis can be pernicious in its impact across all strata of an organization. It has to be acknowledged, identified, assessed and monitored through each phase of its unraveling. There is no time for hesitancy or complacency in addressing a crisis situation. It requires immediate organizational action and a crisis management plan that is not only timely and effective but is the right thing to do in everyone’s opinion. But how? The solution may be found in the intellectual disciplined process of critical thinking.

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