Community Relations

"We rise by lifting others." - Robert G. Ingersoll

A successful organization must continuously establish understanding and support for its products, services and positions from its surrounding communities. As an experienced leader in developing community relations strategies, we can help your organization become a neighbor of choice by committing to being a good community partner, being responsive to community concerns and sharing two-way communication with your community stakeholders.

Effective community relations is now a serious, strategic aspect of business in today's environment and competitive business and social pressures are forcing a redefinition of the relationship between company and community. In fact, companies will achieve an increasing competitive advantage through social responsibility.

When a company makes a commitment to the community part of its core business strategy, it not only helps attract and retain top employees, but it also positions itself positively among customers and, increasingly, improves its position in the market. Positive, proactive connections to the community can translate into a boost to the bottom line.

Advocacy and Government Relations

"Every battle is won or lost before it's ever fought." - Sun Tzu

Today, organizations must stay one step ahead of emerging federal, state, and local regulatory and legislative developments that may impact their operations. With over 20 years of experience in government relations, public policy and public-private partnerships, we are ideally positioned to help both businesses and governments navigate complex political issues.

We build upon our existing relationships to effectively communicate your organization's positions to key officials in state, city and municipal governments. Advocating on your behalf, we articulate your position to legislators so as to clarify the issue and stress the importance of certain key outcomes. We educate business and industry leaders about the governmental process and how it can affect your industry. At the same time, we educate governmental leaders about the potential consequences that legislation can have on a company's operations or an entire industry.

By acting as a liaison between businesses, communities and governments, we can ensure your organization is best positioned for success through informed decision-making and established, beneficial relationships.

Leadership and Business Development

"Be the change that you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

In today’s fast-paced climate, preparation is a fundamental and vital function of corporate success and organizational leadership. To be a leader in your industry, it is important to be prepared as opportunities present themselves. We can help you capitalize on opportunities through knowledge, research and preparation: knowing your audiences, having the right information and employing effective strategies.

Our experience with business and government negotiations, both international and domestic, will serve to enable your organization to achieve its growth goals in an expedient and efficient manner. Our objective will be to navigate around obstacles, enabling you to create long-term value for your organization.