Nov 7, 2018

This Veterans Day, Thank a Veteran

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On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany to end the Great War, also known as World War I. In 1938, November 11 became the federal holiday of Armistice Day though it had been

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Oct 31, 2018

Halloween Lesson: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

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Many of us like to stay within our comfort zone and we convince ourselves that we have everything we need within the zone and do not need to stray from there. Once we take the chance and move beyond our fears of failure, being the center of attention and other issues, and venture outside the

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Oct 17, 2018

Blessed with a Fiercely Awesome Boss

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Patricia Bays Haroski registered “National Boss’ Day” with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1958. She was working as a secretary for State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, IL, at the time and chose October 16, her boss who is also her father’s birthday. Her goal was to show appreciation for her bosses and to

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Oct 10, 2018

Life lessons from football

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Autumn is in the air, and in the northeast, this is evident by cooler days, deciduous trees with red and orange leaves, pumpkin spice everything and football. Whether you are a fan of the gridiron, fantasy football or Lucy’s pulling the football away from Charlie Brown as part of what binds them together; football offers

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Jun 6, 2018

Lessons from 2018 Big-Name Commencement Speakers

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In February we have the Super Bowl, in March, NCAA March Madness and in May, I follow the Commencement Speaker roundup. Every year a multitude of actors, athletes, musicians, entrepreneurs, and politicians are invited to be commencement speakers at university and high school graduations to impart word of wisdom that I can use in my

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Jul 19, 2017

Four Summer Beach Reads to Enhance Your Professional Life

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It’s SUMMER! First off, can we get an AMEN? To all who “Amen-ed” us, thank you. Team NRPR is beyond excited to dive into these next few summer months. For one, that means we get to go to Disneyland! It’s our summer tradition at NRPR Group (but you can read more about that here). Besides

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Nov 9, 2016

The Importance of Thought Leadership

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If you’re looking for a way to help establish yourself as a great professional in your industry, we cannot stress enough the importance of thought leadership. Whether you’re writing for a personal blog, a company blog, or even a third party outlet, contributing thought leadership pieces is one of the most important things you can

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Jan 13, 2016

Leading Leaders: Sharpen Your Skills

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NRPR Group’s fierce and fearless leader Nicole Rodrigues recently contributed a phenomenal piece to Spin Sucks on, what else, leadership! With more than 15 years of experience in the media relations industry, Nicole has some amazing advice to lend on not only becoming a fantastic leader, but how to train and raise other leaders in

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