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Special Announcement 10.09.2020

Special Announcement 10.09.2020

SMG Launches M The Media Project SMGraves Associates is pleased to announce the start of The Media Project.  Some time ago I wanted to take part in solving the issues created by the gradual dissolution of local journalism outlets.  A free and vigorous press is not...

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SMG’s Destination Business Series I

SMG’s Destination Business Series I

What Is a Destination Business?What is a destination store We define the concept of the destination business as a retail outlet that chooses to focus on creating a  unique set of products and product experiences for its clients.  This business usually places a premium...

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On Peace July 5, 2020

On Peace July 5, 2020

On Peace, An EssayOur city will not last another 2 years of the status quo.  Nor will the United States.  Not without our hearts open wide, to both the pain and joy of our neighbors.   Ellie Wesiel said, ‘When language fails then violence becomes language.   I’m...

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The Great Re-Set: A New Way to Build Communities

The Great Re-Set: A New Way to Build Communities

The Great Re-Set: A New Way to Build CommunitiesWe have an opportunity.  It’s time.  It’s OUR time.    https://youtu.be/mgt9jVLjCg8  The period in which we are now living is history in the flesh at every moment.  In times like these we would be missing a...

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A Post Pandemic Pattern of Urban Development

A Post Pandemic Pattern of Urban Development

A Post Pandemic Pattern of Urban DevelopmentTo continue to promote an out-dated method of development is to demote the value of local business, local culture and local empowerment. As I write this, two businesses have closed down in as many days in the downtown...

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Why Us? Why Here? Why Now?

Why Us? Why Here? Why Now?

Why Us? Why Here? why now?“This curious world in which we inhabit is more wonderful than convenient; more beautiful than it is useful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used.” -Henry David Thoreau  There is a disease infecting thousands of cities and towns in...

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