By Elaine Dumler Look out your office window, and you may notice many of the cars in the parking lot sporting a “Support the Troops” yellow ribbon magnet. Your HR department asks about military service on job applications. You may even recall the donations canister in the break room for a few months before Christmas. […]

California-based fitness equipment company Expresso Fitness ( will release its first interactive exercise bike and best mountain bikes under 1000, the S2r Exercise Bike, in April. The S2r is the first bike of its type to offer web-based exer-gaming features like the company’s signature road tours and off-road games on a 19-inch screen. The handles […]

Playgrounds are not exclusively for kids anymore and are becoming increasingly popular because the concept has been revolutionized to cater to senior citizens. From my knowledge the emerging trend first appeared in the UK as community project in Manchester. The whole idea of a seniors’ playground is absolutely brilliant! Not only is the community brought […]

Get more returns from your employees for fewer dollars By John Schaefer The only good thing about today’s challenging economy is that many established recognition and performance programs are open for review that might not hit the radar in healthier economic times. Everyone is looking for ways to make sure they’re getting the most benefit […]

Great article to get into the hands of your residents from When it makes sense to rent In 2004, Tim Jones bought a little piece of the American dream: a modest three-bedroom home in Bend, Ore., that went for $218,000. Three years later he married and was ready for phase two of the dream: […]

Want customers to find you when they Google? First things first: Make certain that Google is indexing your site. It’s easy to check. And free. Go to Google’s Webmaster Tools, sign up for a free Google account, and add your Web site’s address to your account.  Right away it will tell you if Google can […]

What keywords are your competitors using in their online advertising campaigns?  Interested in learning their top  organic keywords, daily ad budget or average cost per click? can tell you this and more at no charge.  Just enter a Web site address and SpyFu provides its online advertising stats.  It’s an easy way to keep […]

By John Helm MyNewPlace CEO This White paper contains an in-depth analysis on how leading owners and managers are now analyzing their spending to make better advertising decisions, the white paper outlines five basic steps owners/managers can take to evaluate which lead sources are the most cost-effective. “The typical apartment community spends $50,000 annually advertising […]

By Valerie M. Sargent Recently — when the contract for my call dropping, battery dwindling, no-coverage-at-home cell phone finally expired — I made the decision to jump on the bandwagon of addicts everywhere. That’s right, it was time for me to (gasping inwardly) become a BlackBerry owner. What would become of me with so much […]