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Writing is Still Writing

If We Want to be Effective When We Communicate, We Would Do Well to Remind Ourselves That the Old Rules of Rhetoric Still Apply.

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Bank on the Appeal

The Enchantment of a Quarry Provides a Major Opportunity.
By Thomas J. Roach

Do you remember the first time you saw a quarry? I was 17 or 18 when Jani Viscomb walked me a few blocks from a friend’s house to the abandoned Richard Street quarry in Joliet, Ill. We stepped off the side of the road onto a damp dirt path. We passed the trespassing signs, pushed through the weed trees and underbrush, and suddenly a vast clearing opened up. Like a scene from Journey to the Center of the Earth, limestone cliffs and tiered platforms loomed over a primordial lake.

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Benefitting from Workgroups

Sometimes the Team Approach Can be a Better Solution.

By Thomas J. Roach

One of the ways progressive companies make their business culture more participative and collegial is through the involvement of workgroups. These can be valuable to problem-solve in areas as diverse as how to approach a permitting issue to the best way to plan a community event.

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