Vermont’s Town Meeting Day Tradition

March 4, 2019 | Uncategorized

I’m just going to say it. I love Town Meeting Day (TMD). Like, really love it. The sense of community. The potluck lunch (arguably one of the best meals all year). Listening to your neighbors disagree vehemently about whether the town should splash out on a new road grader. TMD can feel like the epitome […]

After Deregulation, Airbnb Regulation Goes Statewide

February 13, 2019 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Company Over the last several years, the Airbnb mobile app and website has exploded in popularity, challenging the dominance of hotels and creating an entirely new front in the sharing economy by allowing individuals to monetize their apartments or empty rooms around the globe. Though known by many names, these types […]

What the Confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial Tells Us About Ourselves and Today’s Media

January 25, 2019 | Leonine, Public Relations

First the anti-Trump contingency howled. Images of young white males in Make America Great Again hats asserting their superiority and dominance over an elderly native American veteran flooded social media feeds. Outrage instantly ensued. Media outlets jumped on the story. Talking heads opined on the outrageous behavior of the racist males in the images. The […]

Minimum Wage Increases Take Effect, More Fights to Come

January 14, 2019 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, A Leonine Business   Following 2008’s Great Recession, the national economy has slowly recovered by nearly every benchmark – state budgets have crawled their way back from massive cuts, unemployment has reached all-time lows, while markets have reached all-time highs. Wages, however, have not kept pace with overall economic growth since the recession, […]

Data Security at the Forefront in 2019

December 17, 2018 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business   In what has become a recurring nightmare for anyone who uses the internet these days, the global hotel chain Marriott recently announced that their online booking system was subject to a major data breach, resulting in the personal information of nearly 500 million guests being compromised. The full details […]