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Wednesday Wisdom Worth Repeating with Adam Ross

'"Over bloody marys at a Sunday brunch, it just hit me: Something like this absolutely needs to exist! It seemed so obvious at that moment - people need, and deserve, a much better option than what currently exists in the market, so I thought, 'I'll be the person to change this.' " -Adam Ross, Founder and CEO of Heyday skincare what's your Eureka moment? ...
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Gratitude…

amidst the chaos of this year, please remember that we all have much to be thankful for! Gratitude Changes Everything ...
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Come Visit Us @ ICSC NYC

Come visit the Salamander Reservoir team at the ICSC show December 6 and 7 @ the Javits Center New York ...
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PropTech's Golden Age

Proptech’s Golden Age (2 of 4)

...but don't continue to take our word for it, hear from an expert: it isn't just office tenants who have raised their expectations for Smart Buildings and Property Technology (PropTech): "Renters [including multifamily renters] are looking at a building’s environmental impact and energy use, as well as app-controlled smart home technology in the building and individual units” from Commercial Investment Real Estate Magazine (Spring, 2022). https://www.ccim.com/cire-magazine/articles/2022/spring/proptech-s-golden-age/ And isn't it about time that Property Managers got on board with PropTech to make their maintenance programs more efficient and streamlined as well? ...
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PropTech's Golden Age

Proptech’s Golden Age (1/4)

...but don't continue to take our word for it, hear from an expert: "Smart buildings can also automate functions such as room booking, hot desking, employee location, and office mapping, all of which can be personalized to occupants. “[H]aving my environment be smart about what I want and anticipate my needs [is important],” D’Angelo says. “I can set preferences and go from one location to another, and it will remember my preferences. I think we’re going to see more of that.” John D’Angelo, real estate solutions leader for Deloitte from Commercial Investment Real Estate Magazine (Spring, 2022). https://www.ccim.com/cire-magazine/articles/2022/spring/proptech-s-golden-age/ ...
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StartUp Lehigh Valley Pitch Competition 2022 is Tonight!

TONIGHT From 6:30-8PM! Be sure to tune in to the 2022 StartUp Lehigh Valley Pitch Competition presented by Lehigh Valley Launchbox for entrepreneurs designed to showcase innovation happening in our community and support the next generation of local business leaders. This will be broadcast live on WFMZ-TV 69News from Factory LLC. The three top winners take home a slice of up to $33,000 in prizes awarded! All participants get connected with Lehigh Valley LaunchBox’s resources for startup businesses, including legal advice, marketing resources, mentors, grant funding opportunities, and more! You’ll be pitching your company in front of local business leaders, investors, and community leaders and will have the opportunity to network before and after the main event ...
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Green State …of Mind?

Vermont translates to Green Mountain in French and was the 14th state added to the union. So, we wanted to wish the Green Mountain State a happy & safe winter ahead. You're definitely in the geography to get hit by pipe freeze, so make sure you're connected and protected with a Salamander Reservoir today! ...
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Innovation Funding Opportunities (webinar)

In case you didn't know, Penn State University offers many opportunities for collaboration with the business community for funding opportunities! Get Connected: Partnering with Penn State University for Innovation Funding Opportunities (webinar) This webinar will highlight three of those opportunities, presenting the first steps for businesses who are seeking out funding for innovative products to engage with the university, including: * SBIR/STTR * Manufacturing PA Innovation program * Ben Franklin Technology Partners * PennTAP For more information and to register, please visit: penntap.psu.edu/events/get-connected-partnering-with-penn-state-university-for-innovation-funding-opportunities/ JTJ Tech, LLC is a Penn State Lehigh Valley LaunchBox Portfolio Company. However, we are not affiliated with the program above  ...
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Wednesday Wisdom Worth Repeating from Scott Galloway

"The secret to my success is… rejection. Specifically, my willingness to endure it. Everybody knows failure, everyone will experience tragedy. You will get fired, make bad investments, and fall in love with someone who doesn’t love you back. Worst of all, someone you love, and who loves you a great deal, will get sick and die. A core competence of successful people is the ability to mourn, and move on." - Scott Galloway https://www.profgalloway.com/high-school-cnn/ ...
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Thoughts on IoT Implementation

paraphrased from #Propmodo: Benefits of IoT Tech in Real Estate - Data Collection - Ability to control systems remotely - Automation Let the Salamander Control System's AI enable the resources when they're needed. This provides reliability while lowering occupancy costs and energy consumption. full article @ propmodo.com/commercial-property-managers-guide-to-iot-implementation ...
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Pivot or Persevere?

According to "The Lean Startup" by Eric Ries, "the fundamental activity of a startup is to turn ideas into products, measure how customers respond, and then learn whether to pivot or persevere. All successful startup processes should be geared to accelerate that feedback loop." Sounds like how JTJ Tech started - and continues to grow. What was your last decision about pivot or persevere? the book is available @ amazon.com/Lean-Startup-Entrepreneurs-Continuous-Innovation/dp/0307887898 ...
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