As part of our Industry Insider Series, we will be sharing fun tips and the latest industry news.



We had a visit from our beloved pet executive, Daizy!
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We use our smartphones every day for a variety of tasks. This month we asked, what is your favorite app? 


Barb -  My favorite app is Audible. I love to read books but don't always have enough down time to read as many books as I would like. Audible allows me to listen to the books while I drive. I am in the car quite a bit and don't love driving so this makes it a bit more interesting and I can enjoy more great books.



Timmy -  Instagram, so I can follow the adventures of my children and their friends!




Lisa - My favorite app is the Tile app, because I am constantly misplacing things, especially my phone. So now I can just click on the tile that's on my keys to find my phone because the app allows it to ring, even on silent. And if I lose my keys, I can open up the app to find them too. If I lose both, I will be in trouble!

 

Dana -  My favorite apps are Instagram, which helps me stay connected with my friends all over the world, and our baby monitor, Yi Home, that I can view anywhere from my phone - I love being able to sneak a peek at my son's day when I'm at work.




Karen B -  Team Snap! It helps me keep multiple sports schedules and rosters organized for my kids.  

 


Karen E -  I love Waze, the traffic navigation app. I use it all the time - heading to a meeting, the beach or visiting our daughter in DC. It definitely saves me time and helps me avoid huge traffic jams. It earns a big thumbs up from me!




Sarah -  I have so many favorite apps! My top two are Amazon and SkyView. Amazon is a favorite for obvious reasons. Who doesn't love online shopping?! SkyView makes my top 2 for giving me the ability to turn my iPhone into a telescope and stargaze. 



Brittany - I like Facebook Messenger because I used it to talk to one of my best friends when she was in England and it's great for video chatting. Also Giphy -  I love being able to share how I'm feeling through pop culture references. 



Catie - My favorite App is Spotify, the music app.  It's convenient, easy to use and very affordable! 

 
 
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Happy Birthday!
 


We had a fun month celebrating
Karen B's and Brittany's July
 birthdays!

August 2018
From the Desk of Barb Clapp...   
It seems like this summer has flown by in a blink! I have no idea how it is the middle of August except that with our wet rainy spring and summer, I never really got that summer feeling. The last few months have been very busy with exciting projects and client successes. Our summer here at Clapp Communications has never slowed down but I'm ready to set the pace for an eventful fall and can't wait to see what it has in store for us. Between the amazing work we have for our existing clients, the award-winning work yet to come for our new clients, and everything happening this year in the news, it will be a wonderful time to accomplish great things. Plus, it's Ravens' time! As we turn the page to fall, let's work hard, have fun, grasp every opportunity, and make it the best season yet!
Barb

This month at Clapp Communications
We're pleased to announce Saft America, Inc. (Saft) and  Melbourne Athletic Club (MAC) as our newest clients!


Saft  is a global company providing advanced technology battery solutions to clients in  aerospace and defense, buildings and industries, medical, telecom and networks, oil and gas, transportation, and utilities.
 
MAC is a premier fitness center in Melbourne, Florida offering its members a community gathering space to work out with friends and family while using the most up to date equipment.



Capital Funding Group  facilitated the closing of six Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) mortgages totaling $64.5 million for skilled nursing facilities in Tennessee, Michigan, Indiana and Washington. Learn more in Seniors Housing Business and Skilled Nursing News.


Lauren Ziegler, associate attorney at Nemphos Braue LLC, has recently been named to the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC)'s Bridging the Gap Committee. GBC's Bridging the Gap initiative strives to advance Greater Baltimore's business culture by creating an atmosphere for minority and women-owned businesses to succeed. Read more in the The Daily RecordI95 Business Magazine, and Baltimore CityBiz List.

 
The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmaker's Baltimore Integration Partnership found that the city's anchor institutions have begun to make progress towards more inclusive hiring and procurement practices by partnering together and sharing ideas. The partnership has given them an opportunity to go beyond talking about the problems and finding ways to help the communities where they live and work. Read more in  The Daily Record.

 
Dale Henderson has been named senior vice president of branch administration, retail market, at CFG Community Bank, where she will be responsible for marketing and website content, serving as privacy officer and chairman of the pricing committee, and growth of the Baltimore and Anne Arundel county retail networks. Read more about Dale in  I95 Business Magazine The Daily Record and Baltimore CityBiz List.


BBB Wise Giving Alliance, the charity associated with the Better Business Bureau, has teamed up with the Federal Trade Commission, state attorney general and state charity regulators to advise the public on finding legitimate and trustworthy veteran's organizations. Read more about their findings in  I95 Business Magazine Washington DC CityBiz List , and  Baltimore CityBiz List .

  
Erik Howard, managing director of real estate finance at Capital Funding Group, recently discussed the company's successful year in deal volume due to the continued growth of its bridge-to-HUD lending program and a large portfolio deal involving the refinancing of several properties by a national owner and operator of skilled nursing facilities. Read more in Seniors Housing Business.

 
Carmel Roques, president and CE0 of Keswick, was featured on the cover of The Daily Record's Path to Excellence: A Woman's Guide to Business magazine. The article talks about the importance of taking care of the older generation and helping people stay in their home longer. Read more in The Daily Record print and online.

Jemicy School is pleased to announce Mamie Heard as the new head of Upper School. Heard joined Jemicy in 2017 as the director of special projects and has brought a wealth of experience to her position. Read more about Mamie in I95 Business Magazine, The Daily Record, and Baltimore CityBiz List.  

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