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Public Meetings Next Week: Durham-Orange Light Rail Project

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TTA_Postcard_6_5x11_2013_FINAL_Page_1Today, I received email notification about a series of public meetings on the proposed light rail project from Durham County to Orange County. Had I not been scheduled for meetings in Mexico City next week, I would definitely be in attendance.

I encourage everyone passionate about mass transit, traffic congestion, air quality, jobs, gentrification, small business, and public affairs to attend! A recent survey conducted by Rockefeller Foundation found investments in mass transit are key to economic growth and job creation.

I am in full support of SMART economic growth in the area. From my experience working on Portland, Oregon’s Yellow Line, a vision and a plan, combined with  a strong community affairs team that incorporates public art and supports local business are key to gaining public buy-in. After all, the public is the transit systems greatest stakeholder.

Public Information Meetings about the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit

Nov. 12, 4:30 – 7:00 PM     Durham Armory, 220 Foster Street, Durham

Nov. 13, 4:30 – 7:00 PM     Eno Unified Unitarian Fellowship, 4907 Garrett Road, Durham

Nov. 14, 4:30 – 7:00 PM     The William and Ida Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill

Here’s a question for you: If light rail is approved and plans to build are underway, is the Triangle’s workforce ready for implementation?


Written by Leah Denise Wyatt

November 7, 2013 at 2:10 am

Leah D. Gordon to Appear as Guest Presenter at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s SE Region Innovation Exchange

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Leah D. Gordon has been invited to share her knowledge of how small businesses are using social media at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s Southeast Region Innovation Exchange on Thursday, October 6.

The innovation exchange brings together the region’s top 50 producers for two days at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, North Carolina to share their skills in financial advising.

“A discussion on social media and small business is appropriate for a meeting focused on innovation,” says Gordon “I applaud Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s desire to learn about how their clients are promoting themselves in a tough economy.”

Studies show that 70% percent of small businesses promote themselves on Facebook.

Gordon advises clients on how to use social media to increase their web presence and build customer relationships.

You can follow Leah D. Gordon on Twitter (@simpleelovlee) or visit for social media and small business news.

Leah D. Gordon Selected as Social Media Summit Panelist, October 22, 2011

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Leah D. Gordon is a public relations consultant and knowledge management specialist, who provides training in communication strategy, image development, building and managing online communities of practice.

I am honored to have been selected as a panelist for the 3rd All Women’s Social Media Summit to be held at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh, North Carolina on October 22nd, 2011.

I will appear along side women who have demonstrated expertise in various aspects of navigating social media to build business and strengthen relationships.

Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@simpleelovlee) for updates and live tweets from the conference. I am looking forward to connect and engaging with women invested in making their mark in the social media landscape!

Written by Leah Denise Wyatt

June 24, 2011 at 5:49 pm