Moving Forward Full Throttle

Moving Forward Full Throttle

Clients, Marketing
[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_video admin_label="Video" src="https://vimeo.com/168987242" src_webm="https://vimeo.com/168987242" image_src="http://micklecommunications.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Screen-Shot-2016-06-28-at-12.18.35-PM.png"] [/et_pb_video][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] You’ve probably heard a lot about Q2030 lately. It’s a massive undertaking by the Quad Cities Chamber. Experts are working tirelessly to grow our region. I believe the key to our future success lies in the past. John Deere World Headquarters calls the Quad Cities home. How did that happen? In 1837, John Deere, blacksmith and inventor, had little more than a blacksmith shop, a piece of discarded polished steel, and an idea that would help farmers, changing the face of agriculture for all time. Mr. Deere built 10 plows in 1839, 75 in 1841, and 100 in 1842. He knew that was just the beginning. Today, it’s one of the most well-respected and well-known…
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Dying on Facebook

Dying on Facebook

Social Media
The Glenn Kass Story by Gwen Tombergs [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="http://micklecommunications.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Gwen-1.mp4"][/video]   “I don’t know whether to hug you or kick your ass,” I said as I entered the hospital room in early April 2015. “Why didn’t you call me?” My friend Glenn laid there looking tired and miserable. He just shrugged his shoulders. “I just found out yesterday its cancer, Gwen,” he whispered. Glenn had lost his voice in the last few months and whispering was a struggle. “It’s bad.” Glenn had stage 4 esophageal cancer. Glenn was always a jovial, lovable guy. We met in 1993 in Richmond, Virginia, at the Richmond Renegades hockey team. He had been working for the owner’s baseball team on the west coast and had been asked to come help with their new…
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Sometimes You Have to Force The Conversation

Sometimes You Have to Force The Conversation

Documentaries
[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_video admin_label="Video" src="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5CyknLpga0" src_webm="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5CyknLpga0" image_src="http://dev.micklecommunications.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/IfYouOnlyKnew.png"] [/et_pb_video][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] When something is described as an epidemic, it should have the spotlight shone on it. If that epidemic is affecting children in our community and beyond, we need to shout it from the rooftops. No one enjoys talking about suicide. Perhaps that’s why many of our neighbors suffer in silence. Maybe that’s why more of our children are taking drastic measures to escape the pain and darkness that envelopes them. Most definitely, it’s a reason to force the conversation. Tackling the issue of teen depression and suicide isn’t easy. Nothing worthwhile normally is. I remember getting the call from a local school, asking if we could help spread the word about the prevalence of depression…
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