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August 23, 2012
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Throwback Thursdays- A White beard full of wisdom

When asked about the future of diversification in relation to small mom and pop stores in1983, Stanley Marcus replied, "I’m very bullish about the independent merchant. Someday the department store will wake up and say: Where’s our business gone? There going to find that large segments of it have moved to small independent specialty stores."

August 13, 2012
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Fresh New Fun Colorful Retail. Make Meaning

Where do you find fresh new retail concepts? What would bring more foot traffic to your lifestyle center without being just another fashion or restaurant concept? How can bricks and mortar compete with the dreaded online retailers? Well, here is a new colorful and fun example of just how it can be done. Make Meaning…

August 7, 2012
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The Next Generation Conference

The annual Next Generation Conference, held at the W Atlanta Midtown from July 29th to the 31st, brought together those new to the industry and those looking to mentor the younger generation of shopping center professionals for education, mentoring and networking opportunities. The conference began on Sunday, July 29th with a day chock full of…

August 7, 2012
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New Next Generation Associate

We are very pleased to share with you that Michelle Silsbe will be the new Next Generation Associate at ICSC. Michelle will be working closely with Urayoán Martinez, Chief of Staff, and Randi Glass, Director of Membership and Volunteer Development, to ensure a smooth transition. Michelle has been with ICSC for over a year in…

August 2, 2012
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Throwback Thursdays- On the Go

Out spoken and trendy with his poka-dot tie and pin strip blazer, Howard Green speaks at a 1983 ICSC conference on the importance of an on site presence. Green says, "It’s the job of the institutes to train the managerial people so well that they can educate the owner’s rather then vice-versa."  

August 1, 2012
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Dr. Michael Durnil Speaks on Simon Youth Foundation

(ICSC Interns: Chris Brandt, Nicole Gonzalez, Ashante Patterson, Christina Grafstein, Lauren Stefani,  Icy Chen, Kay Olivia Keren, Lindsey Drabczyk, Eliana Gerson) As an ICSC Summer Fellow working with the student membership program and ICSC Foundation, I have come to learn a lot about the world of philanthropy within the retail realestate industry. I have spent…