Publisher’s Message: August 2022

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This month’s issue has a focus on the retail and hospitality sectors. Once again, our industry has proven its resiliency when faced with unexpected roadblocks, coming up with new ways to adapt and evolve.

In her article on page 11, Danae Tinsley of JCJ Architecture explores creative solutions for addressing supply chain delays and increasing costs. Not only are companies finding creative ways to overcome these issues, but Tinsley says these challenges can actually be a catalyst for opportunity and innovation.

Anastasia Barnes

In the following pages, you’ll learn how retailers and the e-commerce community are succeeding through collaboration, and how retailers are expanding space to offer better in-store return capabilities. According to a report published by the NAIOP Research Foundation (pg. 13), obsolete shopping malls are now considered “attractive targets for conversion to distribution space given their size and location,” yet another innovative way to repurpose existing space and reduce our carbon footprint.

I’m excited to announce that we’ll be highlighting AGC Vermont in next month’s issue! The organization was recently honored with the Small Chapter of the Year award from AGC National for initiating pandemic recovery/re-start programing; making a major expansion of its Training and Education Career Program; and initiating government affairs innovations in the legislative arena which positively impacted the Vermont business community and the construction industry (among the organization’s many other accomplishments). I’m looking forward to highlighting AGC Vermont and its members!

I want to draw attention to something that has been included in every issue of High-Profile for over two decades: our events calendar. The calendar is a great way to keep up on industry events and discover new opportunities for networking. I encourage you to visit or turn to page 46 of this issue to check out the goings-on in our industry.

Next month is our big issue featuring educational facilities, from kindergarten through higher education, public or private. You name it.  We’re covering it!  August 25 is the deadline. This is always a big issue. Be sure to reserve your space early.

Enjoy the read!

Anastasia Barnes

Read HP’s August 2022 issue now!