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Steven Alschuler in Pittsburgh Business Times

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“Businesses need new voice to educate public”

By Steven Alschuler on Jan 2, 2015, 6:00

Article Source – Pittsburgh Business Times

What do the August Wilson Center for African American Culture and the financial collapse of 2008 have in common?

Both received significant media, government and public attention — the August Wilson Center locally, the financial collapse globally. Both were the subject of high-profile commentary by elected officials, civic leaders and a range of community advocates, most of whom were playing exactly the role they were supposed to play, advocating for the people and interests they represent.

But neither included an effective campaign to educate the public about the sometimes complex business and financial issues at play.

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AC works with the state of Louisiana

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Alschuler Communications worked with the State of Louisiana and consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal on communications and stakeholder engagement strategies in connection with a major government efficiency initiative.

See story:

http://www.theadvertiser.com/story/news/local/louisiana/2014/12/08/jindal-administration-savings-track/20113137/

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AC client New York Foundling at the forefront of Evidence Based Practices

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“Evaluation Must Join Innovation When Using Evidence-Based Practices”

For those of us who have been at the forefront of the adoption of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for treating at-risk youth and families, the debate among professionals in this field has taken an interesting turn. With EBPs yielding excellent results in a variety of environments and across cultural settings, it now seems as if the composition of the model itself has become the focal point of debate.

Why not treat EBPs as a base, some argue, and adapt it to account for community, cultural or other population differences? “We know our population,” the argument seems to go, “and shouldn’t view EBPs as a one-size-fits-all solution.” While that argument sounds reasonable, it actually presents a number of issues and has the potential to undermine the credibility of the EBP movement through subjectivity, opacity and inconsistency.

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TechCity Properties retains AC to generate visibility for International Commerce Park

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TechCity International Commerce Center and Center of Agricultural Business Innovation

Original article – Business Wire

KINGSTON, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TechCity, an international commerce center located in New York’s Hudson Valley region, offers unique benefits for global businesses and educational institutions seeking access to a major U.S. agricultural region that is already home to numerous innovators in the use of new and sustainable technologies for the production, processing, distribution and marketing of food and agricultural products.

“With worldwide food demand growing rapidly and countries including China experiencing population moves from rural to urban areas – it is crucial that companies and institutions in this field focus on education and innovation that stresses international partnerships,” said TechCity Chairman Alan Ginsberg. “Companies and academic institutions in China, with its rapidly growing economy and evolving demographic trends, should be particularly interested in the attributes of this region and this property.”

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