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How a bench diary could change your life

There I was, sitting in a quiet library cubicle. Books piled on the table. There to get away from the craziness ...

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The one word reason that Business Improvement Areas work

We can write an academic study on the many reasons that Business Improvement Districts are effective. We can pen essays ...

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Hostile meetings: You will have them! Five tips to survive them

If you are starting a Business Improvement District, renewing one, or seeking any form of public approval, you are likely ...

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Kicking butt once and for all!

Imagine this: 100 people are walking on your street. They’re carrying coffee cups, burger wrappers and household waste. Now picture ...

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Wow factor

The local bookstore and its viral video

The Internet has proven to be a big challenge to local booksellers. But one bookstore in Chilliwack, BC, Canada, has turned ...

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flash mob

Flash mobs – The 10 best from city centres around the world

When we help bring life to our public spaces, we accomplish great things. Most importantly, we build connectivity and break ...

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Food fight

What we can learn from the world’s largest food fight

Every year, as many as 20,000 people travel from around the world and descend on a small town in Spain. ...

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Main Street

Main Street will defeat Big Box in David vs. Goliath battle

I’ve heard that big box stores will kill off my favourite local shops. I’ve been told that shopping giants, like ...

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