Faking it From the Waist Up: Communicating in the Midst of a Pandemic 101

With the onset of the global pandemic, one of the world’s most popular video conferencing services, Zoom, has seen a nearly 2,000% increase since last December. This means that those of us who can work from home and need to “meet” are likely using conference calls for audio only or video technology when we need […]

Micro Case Study: Working with City Governance to Create A Win-Win-Win

In my role as Chair of the Board of the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce, I approached challenges in the same way as I do here at SMPA: Connect the right people to create a win-win-win. Take this micro case study of drinking establishments in Oxnard as an example. In 2019, many of them, like craft […]