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June 27, 2014
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The ICSC Foundation Diversity Reception at RECon

This year’s Diversity Reception was a great success at RECon! There were over 300 people who enjoyed the reception with drinks and hors d'oeuvre while mingling with new and old contacts that could share their experiences and views regarding diversity in the real estate and retail communities.  You can find pictures of the event here:…

June 25, 2014
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Check Out Retailer Doughnuttery

It is no question that doughnuts are a classic American dessert. While you can find full sized doughnuts almost anywhere, mini doughnuts are becoming an increasingly popular new trend. Miniature, handmade, artisan-crafted doughnuts are exactly what you will find at Doughnuttery, located in the Chelsea Market. Though the doughnuts are miniscule in size, they are…

June 24, 2014
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Using Effective Communication to Help Retain Tenants

By: Daniel Wagstaff, Last week we sat down with Daniel Wagstaff, a communications industry executive, for a short Q&A session about the importance of effective communication in the landlord-tenant relationship that Shopping Center operators and property managers know so well. His answers provide some insight into what operators and managers are currently doing to…

June 23, 2014
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Professionalism & Success: Executive Women at ICSC share Wisdom with Summer Interns

By: Sara Marron This week at ICSC, eight fresh faces mixed with some of the top female executives for a casual luncheon to discuss professionalism in the corporate world and tips for building a successful career. All of the interns for the summer 2014 were invited, and we agreed it was informative, and inspiring. I…

June 18, 2014
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Learn More About Expanding Retailer Toasted

This week’s featured retailer of the week is Toasted: Crafted Grilled Cheese & Burgers. Located in Winter Park, Florida, Toasted is a fast casual restaurant that has set itself apart from the crowd thanks to its “clever, not cheesy” concept. Specializing in grilled cheese sandwiches and burgers, Toasted has amassed a loyal following since its…

June 6, 2014
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Albert Sussman International Community Support Award winner

The ICSC Foundation recently named the most #MindfulMall for 2014. Congratulations to the Albert Sussman International Community Support Award winner, Arabian Centres, who launched the “Fighting Breast Cancer” campaign across all twelve of their shopping centers in Saudi Arabia. The goal was to raise awareness of the importance of early detection, to provide education, support…

June 4, 2014
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Understanding Today’s Mass Notification Systems: Why You Need One

By: Daniel Wagstaff, The odds are that your head of security can’t nail Detroit Rock City on Guitar Hero. And the odds are even greater that your Shopping Center will never experience a terrorist takeover. But it still begs the question, what if Paul Blart (you remember Paul from 2009’s comedy Mall Cop) had…

June 3, 2014
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Industry Snapshot – June 3

The ICSC Industry Snapshot is a bi-weekly report presented as an info-graphic; produced by ICSC’s Communications department. This dashboard presents an overview of key industry metrics in an easy to follow and visually pleasing format, so that the user can quickly navigate it and take away a high-level view of industry performance. Furthermore, the dashboard…

June 3, 2014
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Q&A With MOCIAL Speaker Erik Qualman

Tell us about yourself…. Called a Digital Dale Carnegie, Erik Qualman is the author of Socialnomics. Socialnomics made Amazon's #1 Best Selling List for the US, Japan, UK, Canada, Portugal, Italy, China, Korea and Germany. His book Digital Leader helped him be voted the 2nd “Most Likeable Author in the World” behind Harry Potter author…