Top productivity tools for 2017

Tech tools to start 2017 off right

It’s a new year, so the season for dreaming, goal setting and planning is upon us. As productivity geeks, we love charting out a vision, identifying tasks and ultimately, checking them off the list. Of course, many of the memorable successes in any given year come from the people we surround ourselves with, the opportunities […]

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#Flood2016 showed the best of Cedar Rapids

When faced with a flood, Cedar Rapids banded together It’s not often that you get to fight Mother Nature and win. But that’s what happened in Cedar Rapids in the last week of September. As floodwaters approached a near-historic crest, the entire city mobilized to protect homes and businesses. It truly showed the best of […]

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CRM 101: Setting yourself up for success with contact relationship management

It’s easy to get drawn in by the siren songs of CRM (contact relationship management) tools. They promise greater efficiency, better data, and best of all, more sales – who doesn’t want that? But many startups and small businesses stumble when getting started with a CRM. Analysis paralysis can prevent them from getting started, or […]

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Reflecting on a summer interning at Vault

Working with the next generation can be a win-win For the past two years, McNary Marketing and Design has been able to work with high school students as summer interns through Kirkwood Community College’s Workplace Learning Connection program. (Other areas might have similar programs – check your local community college.) This year we were lucky […]

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