Friday, July 31, 2009

Power IT Down Day - August 27, 2009

Our friend Joyce Bosc of Boscobel Marketing Communications, Inc. forwarded the information below. We're participating - we hope you will too!


This is both important and time critical. Please take a minute today to go to the Power IT Down Day Web site and sign up today!

Power IT Down Day is the grassroots effort of a few companies and thousands of people like you and me who are dedicated to making a difference through one simple action -- turning off our computers and printers at the end of the work day on Thursday, August 27.

It's so easy to help. All we are asking is that you commit to saving energy on Thursday, August 27 by shutting down your computer and printer at the end of the work day. That's it!

To demonstrate the cost-savings of the effort, Citrix, HP, Microsoft and Intel will donate a minimum of $20,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit that helps seriously wounded soldiers returning from war and their families. It's an amazing charity, and they really need our help.

After you sign up this weekend, I am asking you to also send this to 10 people you know and ask them to sign up next week! Please engage all your networks!

Every person makes a difference.

Thank you for your help!

Power IT Down Day -- please pass it on!


Friday, July 10, 2009

Interview in Rebuilding America's Infrastructure Magazine

Diana Dibble Kurcfeld was recently interviewed by Rebuilding America's Infrastructure Magazine, a quarterly print magazine and companion to, "the premier website supporting the engineers and transportation professionals who solidify this country's indispensable network of bridges and roads." RAI is a valuable resource, especially since America's infrastructure is crumbling in some places and needs attention; and also because a lot of the Government Stimulus money will be going to shovel-ready firms. D2DInc appreciates our new relationship with RAI since we have clients in the architectural, engineering, construction management and transportation industries.

The article titled "Methods to the madness - The business of finding funding for projects, and the strategies for winning them" offers good insight to those trying to secure traditional and alternative methods of funding. It also talks about building partnerships and maintaining relationships. Diana offers information on government contracting -- everything from responding to solicitations to getting paid. This information is particularly helpful for firms looking to enter the government arena to take advantage of Stimulus funds.

The article is available on the RAI website: