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  • Lancaster County Community Foundation | | Lancaster PA Blog
    we are going to see nonprofits evolving greater capacity as think tanks In a knowledge economy the collection and intelligent interpretation of information will become both possible and necessary to improve services and to achieve community goals People solving problems need information and good ideas Lancaster Investment in a Vibrant Economy L I V E 27 104 To help organizations implement environmentally preferable practices through The Green Facilities Partnership between LIVE Green the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Green Seal Inc Funding provided by the Lancaster Environmental Fund We re all interested to see to what degree businesses de prioritize greening their operations given the current economic climate Many are already putting short term survival over solving longer term problems Lancaster Symphony Orchestra 22 000 For the Music Discovery Experience in the City of Lancaster The program includes 3 performances at McCaskey High School 20 instrument petting zoos and the Symphony s instrument loan program in the fall Funding provided by the Sam Verda Taylor Fund for the Performing Arts I will be watching this program with interest When funds are limited for education and the arts I wonder what is a better approach a shotgun attempt to expose lots of kids in a shallow way or a highly focused attempt to give talented kids a huge boost e g sponsoring intense private lessons Fulton Opera House Foundation 11 600 Will support and expand the theatre s Audio Described American Sign Language ASL Interpreted and Spanish Interpreted performance programs Funding provided by the Sam Verda Taylor Fund for the Performing Arts One question is will this actually help people or just make Fulton patrons feel better about themselves SouthEast Lancaster Health Services 33 890 SELHS Healthy Start Program is designed to improve children s health from age 0 5 through a comprehensive approach including prenatal care parent child education and pediatric care Funding provided by the Better Lancaster Fund From everything I hear SELHS sounds like one of the best charitable operations going in the county MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS Demuth Foundation Museum 20 000 To implement new graphic and web identities to align the museum s public image with its mission and programs and generate local and national interest membership and sustainability It s unfortunate that while this museum is important it s not great It should be great I wonder if projected image enhancement is the best use of 20 000 Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse 20 000 To bring expert guidance to their current transformation from a program focused to a community and relationship focused organization I like the sound of that Lancaster Day Care Center 14 790 To hire a consultant to prepare a comprehensive Strategic Plan Critical issues to be addressed include a plan for succession facility improvements and fundraising analysis I d much rather see funds going to training women who already provide informal child care so they can run legitimate safe child care operations Southern End Community Association 20 000 To hire

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  • philanthropy | | Lancaster PA Blog
    are going to see nonprofits evolving greater capacity as think tanks In a knowledge economy the collection and intelligent interpretation of information will become both possible and necessary to improve services and to achieve community goals People solving problems need information and good ideas Lancaster Investment in a Vibrant Economy L I V E 27 104 To help organizations implement environmentally preferable practices through The Green Facilities Partnership between LIVE Green the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Green Seal Inc Funding provided by the Lancaster Environmental Fund We re all interested to see to what degree businesses de prioritize greening their operations given the current economic climate Many are already putting short term survival over solving longer term problems Lancaster Symphony Orchestra 22 000 For the Music Discovery Experience in the City of Lancaster The program includes 3 performances at McCaskey High School 20 instrument petting zoos and the Symphony s instrument loan program in the fall Funding provided by the Sam Verda Taylor Fund for the Performing Arts I will be watching this program with interest When funds are limited for education and the arts I wonder what is a better approach a shotgun attempt to expose lots of kids in a shallow way or a highly focused attempt to give talented kids a huge boost e g sponsoring intense private lessons Fulton Opera House Foundation 11 600 Will support and expand the theatre s Audio Described American Sign Language ASL Interpreted and Spanish Interpreted performance programs Funding provided by the Sam Verda Taylor Fund for the Performing Arts One question is will this actually help people or just make Fulton patrons feel better about themselves SouthEast Lancaster Health Services 33 890 SELHS Healthy Start Program is designed to improve children s health from age 0 5 through a comprehensive approach including prenatal care parent child education and pediatric care Funding provided by the Better Lancaster Fund From everything I hear SELHS sounds like one of the best charitable operations going in the county MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS Demuth Foundation Museum 20 000 To implement new graphic and web identities to align the museum s public image with its mission and programs and generate local and national interest membership and sustainability It s unfortunate that while this museum is important it s not great It should be great I wonder if projected image enhancement is the best use of 20 000 Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse 20 000 To bring expert guidance to their current transformation from a program focused to a community and relationship focused organization I like the sound of that Lancaster Day Care Center 14 790 To hire a consultant to prepare a comprehensive Strategic Plan Critical issues to be addressed include a plan for succession facility improvements and fundraising analysis I d much rather see funds going to training women who already provide informal child care so they can run legitimate safe child care operations Southern End Community Association 20 000 To hire a

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  • Today on WITF-FM: My Voice | Lancaster PA Blog
    m today But you don t have to time it you can just listen to our explanation of near user marketing right on WITF org And if you don t know about YDOP the Lancaster PA Internet marketing agency where I work the radio segment is a quick introduction After six years in business we just moved our office from Manheim to downtown Lancaster at 127 East Orange Street And we love it Duh Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related arrow back Newer Older arrow forward Lancaster County and the Cultural Creatives This is Lancaster city resident Daniel Klotz s blog about Lancaster County and what makes it an interesting place Primary topics are the arts civic life and news analysis Follow danielklotz Get Updates By Email Subscribe to LancasterPABlog com Enter your email address FourSquare Checkins Klotzy Hizzy YDOP Annie Bailey s Irish Pub Klotzy Hizzy SHEETZ Popular Posts Population Density and Geography in PA Mental Parity was the Bailout Bill s Silver Lining The Bailout Will Fail unless We Believe There s Such a

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  • 1.2 Million PA Trees Lopped Down for Christmas | Lancaster PA Blog
    the harvest Carbon Lycoming Schuylkill and our neighbor York 1 2 Million Christmas trees were cut down in PA in 2007 click photo to enlarge The upside Since nearly all harvested Christmas trees come from tree farms it s likely that as many evergreen trees were planted in Pennsylvania in 2008 Season s Greetings from your favorite local data providing blog Thanks for being a reader Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related Christmas Pennsylvania arrow back Newer Older arrow forward Lancaster County and the Cultural Creatives This is Lancaster city resident Daniel Klotz s blog about Lancaster County and what makes it an interesting place Primary topics are the arts civic life and news analysis Follow danielklotz Get Updates By Email Subscribe to LancasterPABlog com Enter your email address FourSquare Checkins Klotzy Hizzy YDOP Annie Bailey s Irish Pub Klotzy Hizzy SHEETZ Popular Posts Population Density and Geography in PA Mental Parity was the Bailout Bill s Silver Lining The Bailout Will Fail unless We Believe There s Such a Thing as Bad Debt The Meaning

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  • 11 Problems You Can Solve in 2009: Part V - Telecommuting | Lancaster PA Blog
    somewhere between having hour long commutes and telecommuting from India An individual telecommuting from India can t be at the important meeting in Baltimore tomorrow afternoon An individual with an hour long commute is still in the suburbs of a city with a high cost of living to say nothing of the 2 hours spent in transit each day Telecommuting required a new set of tools procedures and practices in order to become viable on a mass scale Telelocating telecommunitying proximity telecommuting will require the same Serious profits await the ones who develop those tools procedures and practices and bring them to scale Share this post on Twitter Read Part I Construction Read Part II Journalism Read Part III Continuing Ed Read Part IV Lending Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related 2009 Central PA commuting cost of living entrepreneurs Lancaster Pennsylvania proximity telecommuting telecommunitying telecommuting telelocating 6 thoughts on 11 Problems You Can Solve in 2009 Part V Telecommuting Harl Delos says December 28 2008 at 10 36 pm I think you and I need input from the folks at Mapquest They started here but moved to NYC Part of it is connectivity and although it s greatly improved since AOL bought them we still have a problem with that We don t even have good cellphone coverage especially in the southern part of the county where living costs are lowest and our broadband isn t the greatest I keep hearing that Verizon is going to bring FIOS here and yet they haven t I ve decided to stop holding my breath I suspect another problem is that there s not much of a high tech community here If you re a geek you want to associate with other geeks so you re more likely to accept a job in a community where there s an engineering school I m not saying that s the whole story The computer was invented at Penn and Philadelphia squandered that advantage letting Silicon Valley develop in California On the other hand I can t think of a single community that s seen their residents become more competitive internationally by building a stadium or a convention center Kyle says December 29 2008 at 2 02 pm Great post I think that the coworking movement is going to see an explosion over the coming year for those exact reasons more and more companies are looking to lessen their overhead and what better way than to let your employees work from home Lancaster is a prime location for telecommuters as well It has a great culture and more tech than one would expect Mapquest is actually still headquartered in Granite run plus there s a quickly growing tech community Good things to come i m sure Daniel Klotz says December 29 2008 at 2 14 pm Kyle thank you for reading and

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  • 11 Problems You Can Solve in 2009: Part I - Construction | Lancaster PA Blog
    follow soon No 1 Construction Problem Construction is expected to grind to a halt Assets Lots of skilled workers and lots of tools and equipment Photo by Flickr user robertpogorzelski Financing for new construction projects has dried up and few people are ready to take the risk of initiating those projects Unfortunately that is going to lead to a lot of skilled workers without work There will also be a lot of tools and equipment sitting unused One obvious opportunity involves investments in public infrastructure To get a slice of the money President elect Obama is promising we ll need to show that we have shovel ready projects where the plans and approvals are in place and people can be quickly put to work doing the actual building Locally the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Industry disclosure yes that s my employer is already working to coordinate the efforts of state and federal legislators and other officials and back them with broad local support Aside from getting ahold of federal money to put construction workers and equipment to work what opportunities do you see in this convergence of problem with assets Read Part II Journalism Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related 2009 Central PA construction economy entrepreneurs investments Lancaster Obama opportunities 2 thoughts on 11 Problems You Can Solve in 2009 Part I Construction Pingback 11 Problems You Can Solve in 2009 Part III Continuing Ed Lancaster PA Blog Pingback 11 Problems You Can Solve in 2009 Part II Journalism Lancaster PA Blog Comments are closed arrow back Newer Older arrow forward Lancaster County and the Cultural Creatives This is Lancaster city resident Daniel Klotz s blog

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  • 11 Problems You Can Solve in 2009: Part II - Journalism | Lancaster PA Blog
    Jessica Bair a reporter Scott Detrow reporter for WITF FM Janet Pickel online editor for the Patriot News and Tom Murse of the Lancaster New Era David DeKok of the Patriot News has also blogged on the subject In other words there is no shortage of ideas or enthusiasm What are needed though is an entrepreneur who can assess the current cultural and economic situation and develop a breakthrough way to match the assets with the problem Will that entrepreneur be you or someone you know Read Part I Construction Read Part III Continuing Ed Read Part IV Lending Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related 2009 ABC 27 Central PA Central Penn Business Journal Daniel Victor entrepreneurs Financial Times Harrisburg Lancaster Lancaster Newspapers LNP media P N Patriot News Scott Detrow WITF 6 thoughts on 11 Problems You Can Solve in 2009 Part II Journalism bydanielvictor says December 12 2008 at 1 24 pm I think we re going to see an explosion of entrepreneurial journalism in 2009 The Knight News Challenge was overwhelmed with applications My favorite to come out of last year s challenge was Spot us which is a fascinating concept even if I m skeptical that it ll work on a large scale But I do think you re going to see more and more journalists leave news organizations to try to start up a new model on their own I don t think we ll see it in central Pennsylvania just yet but you re right Since newspapers have taken their sweet time the future business model is there for the taking No journalism experience necessary JeffRumm says December 12 2008 at 3 29 pm TypePad is offering an interesting solution to the closing newspapers and it looks like they are getting a great response The downside is journalists are still relying on advertisers and it takes time to build up a readership I would like to see regional journalists band together and create a central website to aggregate their feeds in one location Something similar to All Top which would send readers out to each writers blog This could give them the power of sharing readers and centralizing the ad revenue and in many ways shield them from angering advertisers Kae Wagner says December 13 2008 at 9 04 am Daniel this is an interesting time for all of journalism From shrinking staffs at local newspapers to the same decrease in reporters at the national level Have you noticed that news coverage now is about opinion and expertise compared to when I studied journalism where we were taught to be unbiased objective get all of the facts and stay neutral Certainly if the local papers face their demise the entrepreneurial spirit of America will find alternate ways to share the news It s human nature to want to be in

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  • 11 Problems You Can Solve in 2009: Part III - Continuing Ed | Lancaster PA Blog
    solve in 2009 for fun and profit No 3 Continuing Education Problem People have less time Assets Meeting space is more affordable desire to learn is up Web technologies are abundant Online universities are thriving in the current environment as people want to go back to school but have limited resources of time and money to spend There s a strong market out there for other entrepreneurs to reach Supplement online learning with face to face meetups in physical classrooms and take low residency education local Photo by Flickr user Cherice under a Creative Commons license I personally see the greatest potential not in webinars online courses how to blogs or Web based professional networks but rather in combining those media and technologies with face to face interaction Take low residency local Low residency is a popular way of offering master s degrees I can get an MFA from Seattle Pacific University without moving to Washington state I simply fly out there a few times over the course of a couple years and do the rest of the work from home I think the situation is ripe for local low residency offerings and not just from traditional higher ed institutions Every time I need to leave where I am like home or work and go somewhere out of my way the educational experience becomes a degree more high residency High residency equals inconvenient At the same time people are hungering for something more than discrete mini workshops Find a way to offer a series of face to face mini workshops especially with a networking element added in where participants can continue learning online between meetups and you ll have a very marketable product Spread hours of instruction over several weeks by chunking it out and conducting at least half of

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