IN THE NEWS: New methods needed to win grass-roots support for pipelines, Posted on by fivecorners

The best way to win support for large pipeline projects is to develop grass-roots support along the routes, Kallanish Energy learns. That may require going door to door to answer questions from pipeline neighbors and to win them over to your side, said Tom Ahern of Massachusetts-based Five Corners Strategy. He was part of a panel discussion on dealing with …

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Amplify Your Stakeholder Engagement With Online/Social Media Communications, Posted on by Terry Lee

Still not sold on digital and social communications as an integral tool in your stakeholder and community engagement strategy? Here are eight ways digital/social media communications can dramatically  improve your engagement results: Align measurable objectives with communications Identify and segment your audience Build your brand Send messages that get read Increase channels, increase engagement Engage, then reengage Befriend automation Analyze, rinse, …

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Community Engagement Is Not A Field of Dreams, Posted on by Terry Lee

The success of your project depends largely on how well you are able to engage your community. Community/stakeholder input can help you shape your project vision, ensure you are responding to local needs, and help you to build support for your development ideas.

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IN THE NEWS: Five Corners Strategies Opens New Office in Denver, Posted on by Janderson

The national firm, Five Corners Strategies, answering the strong demand for high quality grassroots political and public affairs services in Colorado, today announced that it’s expanding into Denver. The Denver office, located at 1410 Grant Street, Suite C-310, will join the firm’s existing locations in Washington D.C., Boston, San Francisco, St. Louis and Harrisburg, PA.

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Renewable Energy Projects & Community Consensus: A New Game Plan?, Posted on by Terry Lee

How can communities share in the benefits of development activity before a project becomes operational? Could local communities partner in the process of actually getting a site consented, rather than just being offered the prospect of sharing in the ownership in it (should it ever get built)?

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A conversation with Five Corners Strategies Partner, Tom Ahern!, Posted on by fivecorners

It’s time to catch up with another one of our Five Corners Strategies Partners. This time we’ll be talking to the Boston Partner and recently named CEO of Five Corners, Tom Ahern. Q: You’ve been in this game for more than 20 years now. How did you get your start? Tom: I’ve really had three career points that brought me …

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A Conversation With Five Corners Strategies Partner, Ben Kelahan., Posted on by fivecorners

Back in October, we spoke with Partner Frank Rizzo about Five Corners Strategies’ recent expansion into California and his own move to Sacramento. This time we’re catching up to Ben Kelahan, the firms Washington D.C. based Partner. Q: Five Corners Strategies has been around for 5 years. What about the firm makes you the most proud? Ben: “It’s really the caliber …

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Grassroots Support Key in Beating Back New Taxes on Natural Gas, Posted on by Thomas Ahern

When Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf put forth his tax increase agenda with his spending plan for fiscal year 2015/2016, part of the plan was to impose a new severance tax on Pennsylvania-produced natural gas. He also proposed an increase in personal income tax and sales tax increases. As can be imagined, taxpayers, local businesses, and energy companies and their local …

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An Interview with Five Corners Strategies Founding Partner, Frank Rizzo, Posted on by Janderson

Five Corners Strategies, one of the nation’s leading grassroots public affairs firms, has expanded its California office. With established offices in Boston, Washington DC, Harrisburg, PA and Saint Louis, the firm’s increased activity in California made the Bay Area an easy choice for expansion – and as we found out, having Frank Rizzo lead the charge makes even more sense. We …

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Leveraging New Ad Tech Trends, Posted on by fivecorners

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This article originally appeared on Campaigns and Elections By: Lauren deLisa Coleman Campaigns have often been slow adopters of digital innovations. Now, that’s starting to change. There’s a growing interest in new, goal-driven advertising methodology among strategists and candidates. Those looking for true innovative are watching the bleeding edge of hot commercial sector strategies. Few have incorporated these consumer ad …

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Join Us at ICSC RECon in Las Vegas!, Posted on by fivecorners

Attending the ICSC RECon in Las Vegas? Join the Five Corners team for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the beautiful Wynn-Encore Eastside Lounge!

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Five Corners Adds D.C. Mayor’s Former Campaign Manager To Their Team, Posted on by fivecorners

(WASHINGTON, D.C. / JAN. 13, 2015) Five Corners Strategies has hired Bo Shuff as a new Campaign Director. Prior to joining Five Corners Strategies, Shuff worked as the successful Campaign Manager for Washington, D.C. Mayor, Muriel Bowser, both during her primary against former incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray and the general election race with former Council member David Catania. “Bringing someone …

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Big Win for Unite DC and Five Corners!, Posted on by fivecorners

Congratulations to our client and friends at D.C. United on the approval for the new stadium in Washington, D.C.. We are proud to have successfully worked on such an important project for the District of Columbia and look forward to continuing our support of the team with the Unite DC Coalition.

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Holiday Greetings to All, Posted on by fivecorners

The Holiday Season is in full swing and we are all starting to look ahead to 2015. But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, we always like to look back at some highlights from 2014, a successful year for Five Corners Strategies and our clients.

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Expanding and Opening New Offices, Posted on by fivecorners

With success comes growth and we’ve been incredibly fortunate that 2014has brought us both. As our public affairs team has grown across the county, we’ve moved to larger office spaces in Boston, Washington D.C.and in the San Francisco Bay area.  Our expanding land use, energy and legislative advocacy engagements in the Mid Atlantic states also led to the opening of …

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Five Corners voted into The Advocacy Group (TAG) as exclusive grassroots firm, Posted on by fivecorners

We are excited about new services and support we’ll be able to offer our clients through our work with the TAG. We are also looking forward to helping the TAG membership provide winning grassroots campaigns for their clients.

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Millennials consider leaving Washington as the city becomes more costly, Posted on by fivecorners

Amid the talk of young newcomers and their fondness for social leagues andartisanal-coffee shops, another reality exists: Many are struggling to keep pace with the city’s rising cost of housing. And as new millennials move into the District, older members of that generation — loosely defined as ranging from 18 to 34 years old — are heading out.

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The Dirty Dozen, Posted on by fivecorners

Published in May issue of North American Wind Power Is it just me or does there seem to be a rash of North American wind projects that have been delayed – or worse yet, canceled – due to poorly devised community engagement strategies? While communities and municipalities have thwarted project development plans in the past, the number of rejections seems to …

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PRESS RELEASE: Five Corners Strategies named as The Advocacy Group’s National Grassroots Member., Posted on by fivecorners

At their June 16, 2014 meeting, The Advocacy Group’s (TAG) Board of Directors voted to admit Five Corners Strategies to their exclusive circle. TAG is recognized as one of the premier municipal, state, federal and international government and public affairs organizations in the world and the recent membership is a huge vote of confidence in the grassroots work performed by Five Corners Strategies across the United States.

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When it comes to community engagement – not all whiskeys are bourbons., Posted on by fivecorners

By Frank Rizzo The saying goes that not all whiskeys are bourbons but all bourbons are whiskey. The same goes for community engagement for waste companies. Not all public relation campaigns are community engagement but all good community engagements efforts are great PR. Landfill and waste facility development are often controversial and involve long, drawn-out processes for permitting and more …

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MPR NEWS: GMO labeling faces growing food industry opposition in Congress, Posted on by fivecorners

Congress is getting involved, but not the way Clark wants. A bill introduced in the U.S. House this month by Kansas Republican Mike Pompeo would block the federal government and states from requiring labels for genetically modified foods.

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