Toronto Communicator: NIMBY Wars Worth It

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April 2011 — International Association of Business Communicators/Toronto Communicator Magazine — A review of the book NIMBY Wars – The Politics of Land Use by P. Michael Saint, Robert J. Flavell and Patrick F. Fox.  “Can communicators learn from this book? Absolutely! But be warned. The authors of NIMBY Wars don’t mince words. They scoff at what most IABC members … Read More

Christopher Hopkins Elected to American Coal Council Board of Directors

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Christopher Hopkins, senior vice president for mining and aggregates at The Saint Consulting Group, has been elected to the American Coal Council Board of Directors. The Washington, D.C-based council represents the collective interests of the American coal industry in advocating for coal as an economic, abundant and environmentally sound fuel source. Its members represent major coal suppliers, consumers, energy traders, … Read More

Association of Management Consulting Firms Elects Mike Saint to Board of Directors

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NEW YORK — The Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF) has elected Mike Saint, chairman and CEO of The Saint Consulting Group, to its Board of Directors. AMCF is the premier international association of firms engaged in the practice of consulting to management. Headquartered in New York, it represents leading management consulting firms worldwide. Members of the AMCF Board of Directors are … Read More

Saint Consulting Group Announces New Strategic Practice

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NEWS RELEASE Saint Strategies Delivers Comprehensive, Long-Range Solutions The Saint Consulting Group announces establishment of a new practice specializing in custom-designed strategic programs focused on helping large corporate clients grow and protect market share. “Over the past thirty years we have seen a distinct change in the nature of our client engagements.  Rather than simply being retained to win individual … Read More

Firms Battle Dangers of Overseas Markets

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June 13, 2012 — Women’s Wear Daily — By SHARON EDELSON — Breaking into foreign countries is forcing companies to adapt on the go, raising legal issues and gray areas at almost every turn — and causing them to worry about running afoul of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Proof of this came Tuesday when lawyers for Wal-Mart Stores … Read More

Clash of the Titans: Regional Mall REITs Fight for Limited Outlet Development Opportunities

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May 9, 2012 — National Real Estate Investor — In retail markets saturated with fortress malls and lifestyle centers, outlet centers represent one of the last opportunities for ground-up construction. While some rival regional mall REITS compete ferociously for limited space, others are partnering to build a joint development rather than spending money fighting each other, the National Real Estate … Read More

Transportation: Winning Support For Rail Projects

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May 2012 — American Infrastructure — First, California voters approved a $10 billion high-speed rail link between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Then, the state found no buyers for the newly authorized rail bonds, thanks to the credit crunch. Now Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY) and environmental forces that oppose wind farm transmission lines are moving to block 200-mph … Read More

The Promise and Problems of West Oakland

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West Oakland is the first exit eastbound off the Bay Bridge from San Francisco. Its legacy of poverty, crime and high unemployment is making room for high expectations as a grand development plan takes shape to revamp West Oakland and to attract retail, light industry and new homes. Together with a $1 billion expansion of on-dock rail at the nearby … Read More

Special Report: Step By Step

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March 2012 — Airport World — Winning the support of local communities should be the first vital step in guaranteeing the success of airport capital development projects. Saint Senior Vice President Jesse McKnight explains how it’s done in the Special Planning & Design edition of the magazine published by London-based Airports Council International. Read the Article Download PDF