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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Prince George’s County – No Excuses – Any Resident Can Create Video Content To Promote Prince George’s County To The World Through Live Streaming



Subject: Prince George’s County – No Excuses – Any Resident Can Create Video Content To Promote Prince George’s County To The World Through Live Streaming

Prince George’s County is in the midst of re-branding itself. The County government ha s launched a re-branding campaign on TV and radio called “Experience Prince George’s County.” I think it is well done and will hopefully attract businesses to setup shop and relocate to our great county.




Chapter 1 - Pre Show - Ustream Fundamentals of Live Streaming

Individual Prince George’s County residents can do their part in promoting travel and tourism by telling the world all the great things to see, do, eat, drink, and experience in Prince George’s County. Residents can tell the world things that are in the planning stages and will come to fruition in the future that will be of interest to businesses and the travel and tourism market. All this can be done with several pieces of equipment, an Internet connection, and live streaming software from companies like U Stream, Live Stream, etc. It’s the same live streaming process many local churches now use to allow members to get the word even if they can’t physically make it to the church.
Please watch the tutorial video series above and go to U Stream’s You Tube Channel to watch the whole tutorial series to learn what equipment is needed, how to set it up, and how to configure the software to send out a clean live stream.


***News Flash***




Stream via Twitter with Periscope



Stream via Twitter using MeerKat

What action are you going take?

What Volunteer Tech Nation member are you going to collaborate with?

Name: Larry Hentz
Title: Business Development Specialist
Organization: Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
How He Can Help: Ally for residents that want to recruit businesses to expand, locate, or re-locate in the economic powerhouse of the region; Prince George’s County
Office Phone: 301-583-4650
Office e-mail: lhentz@pgcedc.com

Prince George’s County – Creative Ideas And Strategies For Recycling Malls And Other Large Retail Spaces That Are In Decay



Subject: Prince George’s County – Creative Ideas And Strategies For Recycling Malls And Other Large Retail Spaces That Are In Decay

Link to Show: http://onpoint.wbur.org/2015/03/12/mall-business-design-new-urbanism-suburbs

This edition of NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook is self explanatory. It deals with things that are talked about around Prince George’s County a lot…development, sprawl, transit oriented development, and walkable communities. I thought Prince Georgians should have a chance to listen to this show and hear what experts, developers, and people in other places are doing about dying malls and other large retail space.




The Death – And Life – Of The American Mall

What action are you going take?

What Volunteer Tech Nation member are you going to collaborate with?

Name: Larry Hentz
Title: Business Development Specialist
Organization: Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
How He Can Help: Ally for residents that want to recruit businesses to expand, locate, or re-locate in the economic powerhouse of the region; Prince George’s County
Office Phone: 301-583-4650
Office e-mail: lhentz@pgcedc.com

Prince George’s County – Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships



Subject: Prince George’s County – Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships

Link to Jack Kent Cooke Foundation: http://www.jkcf.org/

For students that need scholarship money and seek to be the best in their education career, there are scholarships offered by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Cooke was the beloved prior owner of the Washington Football Team. The program makes scholarships available for 7th and 12th graders as well as community college graduates who want to complete a 4 year degree.



About the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

What action are you going take?

What Volunteer Tech Nation member are you going to collaborate with?

Name: Larry Hentz
Title: Business Development Specialist
Organization: Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
How He Can Help: Ally for residents that want to recruit businesses to expand, locate, or re-locate in the economic powerhouse of the region; Prince George’s County
Office Phone: 301-583-4650
Office e-mail: lhentz@pgcedc.com

Prince George’s County – Zappo’s Holacracy; Can Prince George’s County Businesses and Government Benefit From This Self Directed Organizational Concept?



Subject: Prince George’s County – Zappo’s Holacracy; Can Prince George’s County Businesses and Government Benefit From This Self Directed Organizational Concept?




Holacracy Introduction Webinar 2012-10-0

Zappo’s has grown because its focus on company culture. Tony Hsieh says that if Zappo’s focuses on building a great company culture, things like great customer service and products will follow. It’s obvious there’s merit to this strategy because Zappo’s has grown to $3B in yearly revenues all after being acquired by Amazon in 2009 and maintaining autonomy.




Keynote - Tony Hsieh: The City as a Startup - SXSW V2V 2013

It’s about the culture guided by core values.




Holacracy at Zappos – The First Year of Adoption 

It’s about your passion and what would you do even if you weren’t paid.




What is Holacracy? 

It’s about being selective and choosing those that truly fit your core values.




The Zappos HR Department!


What action are you going take?

What Volunteer Tech Nation member are you going to collaborate with?

Name: Larry Hentz
Title: Business Development Specialist
Organization: Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
How He Can Help: Ally for residents that want to recruit businesses to expand, locate, or re-locate in the economic powerhouse of the region; Prince George’s County
Office Phone: 301-583-4650
Office e-mail: lhentz@pgcedc.com

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Prince George's County - Deadline Alert! Alert! Alert! - Chefs Needed ASAP For Food Competitions



Subject: ATTN: Deadline – Important Chef Competitions for Prince George’s County

Purpose of E-mail: (2) Chef Competitions for Prince George’s County Chefs

Benefits: Advertising and Marketing which leads to an increase in customers for your restaurant or catering business and bringing the awards home to Prince George’s County
Urgency: Deadlines for both Chef Competitions are April and May

Competition 1: Mason Dixon Master Chef
Application Deadline: April 15th
Point of Contact: Karen or Erik
Contact Number: 443-277-2950
__Professionally trained chefs of brick and mortar restaurants, foodtrucks, and caterering companies over the age of 18 are all welcome to apply as long as you are the owner or representative chef from that business and/or have the owners' support to compete 
__Big kick-off event is on April 21st
__We can connect you with the President of the Prince George’s County Farm Bureau to coordinate a supplier of fresh vegetables, fruits, and locally raised meats

Competition 2: Governors Cookout
Application Deadline: May 8 by 5 pm
Point of Contact: Karen Fedor
Contact Number: 410-841-5773
__Chef MUST partner with Prince George’s County Local farm or Urban farm for ingredients
__We can connect you with the President of the Prince George’s County Farm Bureau to coordinate a supplier of ingredients a supplier of fresh vegetables, fruits, and locally raised meats
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