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July 2024 CEO’s Report

Independence Day: A Blueprint for Business Success Frank Talarico, PNWPGA CEO Every July 4th, Americans celebrate Independence Day, a commemoration of the country’s declaration of freedom from colonial rule. Beyond the fireworks, parades, barbecues, and golf, Independence Day embodies principles that are not only foundational to the nation but also resonate deeply with what is … Read more

June 2024 CEO’s Report

The Uncompromising Advantage: Why Holding Firm Pays Off Frank Talarico, PNWPGA CEO As we enter our “busy season” here in the Pacific Northwest, things move a lot faster for us all. Under increasing pressure, there’s often temptation to compromise—to lower standards, cut corners, or bend principles in pursuit of short-term gains. However, there’s a compelling case … Read more

May 2024 CEO’s Report

Beware: Stress Kills In our high-paced business, stress is often seen as an unavoidable companion. It’s considered a byproduct of ambition and drive, something to be powered through in pursuit of success. However, this perspective overlooks a crucial aspect of human functioning: mental health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and began in 1949 by Mental … Read more

April 2024 CEO’s Report

Keep it Brief: The Competitive Advantage of Conciseness In the fast-paced and information-saturated landscape of modern business, the ability to communicate concisely has become a crucial competitive advantage. You will likely notice that my column this month is a fraction of its usual length.  Marlena told me to “keep it short,” since there is so … Read more

March 2024 CEO’s Report

Elevating Employee Appreciation: Best Practices for Workplace Success The calendar now turns to March and, some may be aware, the first Friday of March is designated as “Employee Appreciation Day.” We can agree that at the heart of every thriving company are its people—the talented individuals who dedicate their time, skills, and passion to propel … Read more

January 2024 CEO’s Report

Mastering the New Year: A Blueprint for Business and Professional Success As we stand on the threshold of a new year, it’s only natural to reflect on the journey that brought us here and contemplate the path that lies ahead. For PGA Professionals and other business leaders, the turning of the calendar signifies more than … Read more

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