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December 21, 2020 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Blog: How to Enjoy the Holiday Season During the Covid-19 Pandemic

With the holiday season in full swing during the continued Covid-19 pandemic, it can be a challenging time for both children and adults. Here are some tips for making the most of this holiday season, along with a video explaining things in more detail from a talking dog who illustrates these strategies based on her […]

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December 21, 2020 | Bola and Mack Audena

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Blog: Game-Changing Habits for Personal Success in 2021

As we close out the year 2020, one thing for sure is we are all looking forward to some improvements in 2021. Much like we collectively sang the tune of “2020 – the year of Perfect Vision” at the end of 2019, so are we anticipating a reset of 2021. 2020 presented us with turmoil […]

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December 17, 2020 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Blog: Working Remotely Could Affect Your Taxes

When COVID-19 struck last March, employers quickly switched to a work-from-home model for their employees, many of whom began working in a state other than the one in which their office was located. While some workers have returned to their offices, many have not. If you’re working remotely from a location in a different state […]

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December 17, 2020 | Wendy Taylor

BLOG: Student Data in the Time of Covid

The sudden switch to virtual learning last spring threw us all for a loop. Students were perplexed, parents were stressed, teachers were overwhelmed, and schools were ill-prepared to roll out an entirely new structure for online learning. However, as time passed, we’ve become somewhat more accustomed to our new normal. Virtual learning is not as […]

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December 14, 2020 | Bola and Mack Audena

Blog: Visioning as a Practice for Business Success

The year is coming to an end – thank goodness! It’s been a wild ride through 2020, and we’re all ready to say goodbye. But for the leaders of businesses and other organizations, now is not the time to get complacent! The end of the year is prime time for strategic planning and setting your […]

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December 14, 2020 | Christen Milstead

Blog: Ingleside Named a ‘Great Place to Work’

Ingleside, a premier, charitable not-for-profit provider of comprehensive older adult opportunities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, announces a consecutive year of being certified as a Great Place to Work. The certification process considered more than 660 employee surveys from across the organization’s life plan communities and affiliates. The Great Place to Work Institute is […]

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December 10, 2020 | Wendy Taylor

Blog: Making Connections and Building Engagement

Whether students are going to school 100% virtually or participating in a hybrid model, one thing is for certain—the need for building community, making personal connections, and boosting engagement are more important than ever before. Education certainly looks different right now, and many teachers would argue that distance learning is just not cutting it academically […]

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December 8, 2020 | Bola and Mack Audena

Blog: Positivity – The Fuel for Success

Positivity is the fuel for success. Positive thinking is the habit of focusing on the good in every situation, even when things go awry. How many times have we had our mood ruined by the most random events, like getting one’s car stolen the day before you are set to go on vacation, or you […]

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December 7, 2020 | Laura Rowles

BLOG: Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber 2021 Board of Directors Inducted

It’s been 71 years since the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) came into being, and it’s safe to say that this year has been the most unusual of years on record. This year has not gone the way any of us envisioned it would. Keeping with unusual, the GGCC held their annual gala digitally the […]

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December 7, 2020 | Laura Rowles

Blog: Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Names its Young Professional of the Year

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber (GGCC) awarded Eric Ashmont, a financial advisor at Edward Jones, as the recipient of the 8th Annual Young Professional of the Year Award (YPG) at the Chamber’s first-ever virtual gala. The award was presented by Laura Volovski of Adventist HealthCare. Adventist HealthCare was the sponsor of this year’s Young Professional of the […]

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