Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Certification requires members to obtain recertification credits.  On February 28th, Don Boyken spoke to a group of certified members on the Change Order process.  Speaking from his project management experience where he represented Owners and Contractors, Mr. Boyken shared...

In our June 2012 newsletter, we began advising readers that the commercial construction recovery was on its way.  November 2012 was the second consecutive month of commercial construction growth and December numbers to continue the trend.  Some clients are feeling the improvement, and depending on...

Over the last 30 plus years I have observed a number of economic recoveries and have discovered patterns that repeat themselves each time.  These early economic indicators foretell the economic trends and future events.  Over the last 4 months, a clear indication has surfaced as to where the...

The Dunwoody Business Community is one of the largest concentrations of business in the Southeast.  Colliers International statistics indicate that Dunwoody has over 8.0 Million square feet of prime office space and 4.3 Million square feet of retail space.  Dunwoody is the third largest business...

Ever go to a doctor because you felt bad only to be told that you are on the road to recovery – yet you don’t feel that way.  Our economy could be experiencing the same condition. Leading indicator points to a recovery.Our March newsletter highlighted...

News about the economy reminds me of the story where a shoe company sent two salesmen to Africa.  The first salesman wrote back “this is a terrible market, no one wears shoes.”  The second salesman offered “what a fantastic market – everyone needs shoes!”The media coverage focuses on the unemployment...

As leaders of our organizations, we are constantly challenged to anticipate opportunities for development and determine how our company can capitalize on those opportunities.  It has been our experience that economic cycles have a pattern and based on these patterns, we can anticipate new development...

By By Bobby Tedder btedder@neighbornewspapers.comFor Don Boyken, all paths lead to the next level. As the new Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce chairman, Boyken is set to continue his very visible role in the early chapters of the city’s history.Guided by a philosophy based on empowering others for...