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June 28, 2012
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Throwback Thursdays- Redevelopment

Tanenbaum speaks on redevelopment circa 1974. Interviewed by ICSC, sporting thick rim glasses Tanenbaum advises:  "You can’t have redevelopment of an existing center if you don’t have an existing center."  He also stated , "Redevelopment will be the direction developers are heading to in the next decade." Do you agree?

June 21, 2012
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Throwback Thursdays-Member development outlook circa 1975

A lot has changed in the development of shopping centers in the past 40 years but the advice from M. G. Herring, President of Paul Broadhead & Associates is always useful. Trending in a plaid sports coat he states, “Downtowns are like theme centers. They're not all successes. It takes an unusual situation and a…

June 20, 2012
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ICSC Interns Gets Social

Members of Generation Y or Gen Y are the new players in the workforce known for their tech savvy ways and social media know-how. My expectation is that employers value the Gen Y Facebook and Twitter expert who has a personal blog and can manage five social networks, while simultaneously downloading an app. These young…

June 14, 2012
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Throwback Thursday- Monkey Business

Grabbing your attention 1974 style. Trade mall promotion done with a humorous twist at the 1974 ICSC convention. The above chimp was used by Kokomo Jr. as part of the promotion at the event. Anything and everything goes when it come to ICSC live animal attractions.

June 13, 2012
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ICSC Wins Several Hermes Awards!

ICSC was awarded with four Hermes Creative Awards by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. ICSC won a Platinum award for our Social Media & Technology Video as well as three gold awards for our 2012 ICSC World Summit Brochure, Facebook Page and Social Media Pavilion. Additionally, we were also awarded an Honorable Mention…

June 12, 2012
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RECon News From Around the Web

RECon had everyone talking and here is what they were saying. More Than 30,000 Attending RECon - GlobeSt.com ReCon Panelists: Social Media Key to Driving Retail Concepts - GlobeSt.com RECon More Upbeat Than Recent Past - GlobeSt.com The US Retail Sector On Pace to Absorb 12.4MSF in 2012 - GlobeSt.com Optimism for Growth at ICSC…

June 8, 2012
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Congrats to Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation!

Congratulations to the winner of our Why I Love Bricks & Mortar Video Contest, Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation. We had a lot of great submissions, be sure to check out our honorable mentions: Matthew Abnet, Linear Retail, and Forest City. Thanks to all who participated. Check out the winning video and honorable mentions above.

June 5, 2012
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SLB’s Make a Comeback

Sale Leasebacks are making a big comeback in the single tenant net lease space. Jones Lang LaSalle's Guy Ponticiello discusses why corporations are considering this real estate play as a viable, and profitable option.