There’s Nothing “Trendy” about the Green Building Trend

By Jim Rice, LEED AP BD+C, CxA – “Green.” “Sustainable.” “Eco-friendly.” These words have become a part of the modern lexicon, applied to everything from the cars we drive to the food we eat. Sometimes they’re used so often it can be hard to remember that they actually are more than just...

The Value of Hiring a Green Event Planner

What does “green event planning” mean? It means that event organizers should take initiatives to avoid depletion and degradation of the earth’s natural resources. Waste generated from parties and social events are often taken for granted.  Statistically speaking, each event produces major waste and...

The Value of Having a Personal CFO

By Ben Simiskey, CFP®, CPA – As the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of your company, you work hard every day to lead your organization and fulfill the aspirations outlined in your mission statement. At home, you do much the same as the CEO (or co-CEO, if you’re married) of your family. The Chief...

Why You Need A Project Manager

By Jim Rice, LEED AP BD+C, CxA – Starting a construction project, whether it be a new build, renovation or expansion, can be very exciting. However, it’s probably not the only thing on your to-do list. You have a business to run, and while your staff is great, can they manage a design/construction...

Leveraging “HR” for a Strategic Advantage

By Michael J. Dobert, S.P.H.R. SHRM-SCP – Human Resources, “HR,” plays many critical roles in an organization including from a compliance perspective, although “HR” also has an opportunity to build further as a strategic partner. HR must be in alignment with an organization’s strategic...