Beacon at Salisbury University

Beacon at Salisbury University The Business Economic and Community Outreach Network of Salisbury University offers business, economic, workforce, and community development research and consulting services to private, public, and non-profit sector organizations.

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BEACON February 2021 newsletter is out! Check out the link below.#AppliedResearch #BEACONatSU #ExperientialLearning
02/11/2021
BEACON Newsletter

BEACON February 2021 newsletter is out! Check out the link below.
#AppliedResearch #BEACONatSU #ExperientialLearning

Last fall, as we were reflecting on BEACON’s contributions to the region’s economy during the past 30 years, we realized that we were leaving out some key BEACON contributions that happened on our own campus.

The Winter2021 edition of the BEACON newsletter is out.#BEACONatSU #beaconis30 #memofrommemo #appliedresearch #experient...
01/14/2021
BEACON Newsletter

The Winter2021 edition of the BEACON newsletter is out.

#BEACONatSU #beaconis30 #memofrommemo #appliedresearch #experientiallearning

As we reflect back on 2020, we are certain that it is a year we will never forget! While there were many challenges along the way, there also was much to be thankful for. 

Happy New Year! BEACON Winter 2021 newsletter is out! Check out the link below.#AppliedResearch #BEACONatSU #Experientia...
01/13/2021
BEACON Newsletter

Happy New Year! BEACON Winter 2021 newsletter is out! Check out the link below.

#AppliedResearch #BEACONatSU #ExperientialLearning

As we reflect back on 2020, we are certain that it is a year we will never forget! While there were many challenges along the way, there also was much to be thankful for. 

01/05/2021

Visionaries are frequently told by many defenders of the "Status Quo" that their visions are unrealistic. Innovation is not the domain of such naysayers. History shows us that being realistic and being a visionary are not necessarily mutually exclusive. The need to be fully aware of WHAT IS can and should coexist with planning for WHAT YOU WISH IT TO BE.

#strategy #strategicthinking #strategicplanning #strategyexecution #strategydevelopment #strategytoexecution #strategicleadership #strategyconsulting #strategicforesight #memofrommemo #beaconatsu #beaconis30

Please join us in supporting our United Way....
12/29/2020

Please join us in supporting our United Way....

Looking to show your creative side? Enter the Holiday Mask-erade Contest and show us how you can take a basic disposable mask and make it fabulous! The first 10 to enter will receive $10 to Michaels.

To enter visit uwles.org/masks

#uwles #TogetherWeLIVEUNITED

12/19/2020
As 2020 is slowly coming to an end, I reflect on my BEACON team’s incredible accomplishments under unprecedented conditi...
12/11/2020

As 2020 is slowly coming to an end, I reflect on my BEACON team’s incredible accomplishments under unprecedented conditions. Their agility in adapting to a complex new environment, their sky-high productivity in this new normal, and their determination to maintain the cohesion of the team while working remotely is nothing short of amazing. When our graduate and undergraduate team members complete their BEACON tours of duty, they will be snatched quickly by top notch organizations, as their predecessors were. Their future is very bright! I cannot be more proud of these wonderful young professionals.

In 2018, BEACON partnered with Maryland Nonprofits to study the economic and community impacts of nonprofits on Maryland...
11/05/2020

In 2018, BEACON partnered with Maryland Nonprofits to study the economic and community impacts of nonprofits on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore.

The sponsors of this project were:
Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, Greater Salisbury Committee, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce / Salisbury, MD, Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, and Worcester County Economic Development.

The goal of this study was to explore and highlight the significant role nonprofits play in the region’s economy and in enhancing our quality of life.

Here are some of the key findings:

#AppliedResearch #ExperientialLearning #BEACONatSU

In 2018, BEACON partnered with Maryland Nonprofits to study the economic and community impacts of nonprofits on Maryland...
11/03/2020

In 2018, BEACON partnered with Maryland Nonprofits to study the economic and community impacts of nonprofits on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore.

The sponsors of this project were:

Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, Greater Salisbury Committee, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce / Salisbury, MD, Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, and Worcester County Economic Development.

The goal of this study was to explore and highlight the significant role nonprofits play in the region’s economy and in enhancing our quality of life.

Here are some of the key findings:

#AppliedResearch #ExperientialLearning #BEACONatSU

Did you know?#InformedDecisionMaking #BEACONatSU #BEACONisAppliedBusinessResearch
10/28/2020

Did you know?
#InformedDecisionMaking #BEACONatSU #BEACONisAppliedBusinessResearch

BEACON recently helped the Chesapeake Housing Mission with an important research project to demonstrate the impact of th...
10/21/2020

BEACON recently helped the Chesapeake Housing Mission with an important research project to demonstrate the impact of the work they do with their “Healthy Homes Initiative” throughout the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. In particular, the BEACON team provided guidance and helped them develop poverty level housing metrics for them to measure their impact. This was also an excellent experiential learning opportunity for our graduate assistants working on the project.

#AppliedResearch #ExperientialLearning #InformedDecisionMaking

Check out BEACON's October Newsletter below!#AppliedResearch #BEACONatSU #ExperientialLearning
10/14/2020
BEACON Newsletter

Check out BEACON's October Newsletter below!

#AppliedResearch #BEACONatSU #ExperientialLearning

Fall has always been a busy time for BEACON and this year is no exception! We would typically be seeing you all in person at a variety of events in the coming months all around the Eastern Shore. We still hope to see you, just in a different format this year. The BEACON team is preparing for a numbe...

Congratulations to our Director Dr. Memo Diriker who was recently recognized by the Network of International Business Sc...
09/30/2020

Congratulations to our Director Dr. Memo Diriker who was recently recognized by the Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) for his 27-years of service as a Board Member and as Vice-President.

#ExperientialLearning #InformedDecisionMaking

Today is SU Giving Day!If you choose BEACON as the beneficiary of your giving today, Dr. Memo Diriker, Director of BEACO...
09/29/2020
Salisbury University Giving Day

Today is SU Giving Day!

If you choose BEACON as the beneficiary of your giving today, Dr. Memo Diriker, Director of BEACON, will match your donation up to a grand total of $500 dollars. Click on the link below!

#BEACONatSU #ExperientialLearning #InformedDecisionMaking

Check out BEACON's September Newsletter below!#AppliedResearch #BEACONatSU #ExperientialLearning
09/22/2020
BEACON Newsletter

Check out BEACON's September Newsletter below!

#AppliedResearch #BEACONatSU #ExperientialLearning

In BEACON‘s 30 year history, we have never faced a new academic year with this much uncertainty. To date, the year 2020 has been a mixed bag. Our project volume is significantly higher than previous years, but the offices and cubicles in the BEACON suite have been empty since late March. Members o...

Read about Beacon at Salisbury University’s longitudinal analysis of the economic impact of the National Folk Festival i...
09/17/2020
National Folk Festival will bounce back from COVID-19 delay, but artists feel the impact

Read about Beacon at Salisbury University’s longitudinal analysis of the economic impact of the National Folk Festival in Salisbury, MD. In the first two years of the festival, BEACON teams conducted field interviews at different hours of each day of the weekend, gathering data on where festival-goers were coming from, how much they were spending, how much they posted on social media, their likelihood of coming back, etc.

#BEACONatSU #ExperientialLearning #AppliedResearch

National Folk Festival 2020 in Salisbury, Md., moved online, leaving artists and vendors feeling the pinch. What the 2021 return could bring

Two weeks into the semester and we finally got a group photo of our new BEACONites. Our project volume is significantly ...
09/16/2020

Two weeks into the semester and we finally got a group photo of our new BEACONites. Our project volume is significantly higher than previous years but the members of our team have been doing an exceptional job and practicing social distancing at the same time.
#BEACONatSU #ExperientialLearning #AppliedResearch

We are always very proud of our Graduate Research Assistants and our Undergraduate Project Assistants. They may graduate...
06/16/2020

We are always very proud of our Graduate Research Assistants and our Undergraduate Project Assistants. They may graduate and move away to bigger and better adventures but they will always be members of the BEACON family.

We are proud to present these Leadership Maryland podcasts in partnership with BFG Financial Advisors. #beaconis30. #mem...
06/13/2020

We are proud to present these Leadership Maryland podcasts in partnership with BFG Financial Advisors.

#beaconis30. #memofrommemo

In our most recent eNews, we announced that we're launching a podcast! Production is now in the works on the first episodes of Engaging Leaders: A Leadership Maryland podcast, brought to you by Beacon at Salisbury University and BFG Financial Advisors. There’s more to come later this summer, stay tuned!

Check out BEACON's May Newsletter below!#AppliedResearch #BEACONatSU #ExperientialLearning
05/26/2020
BEACON Newsletter

Check out BEACON's May Newsletter below!

#AppliedResearch #BEACONatSU #ExperientialLearning

COVID-19 might have forced us to telework, but it has not slowed our team at all. I am very proud of all BEACONites who pivoted, literally overnight, to a new mode of doing business. Since the start of teleworking, we have actually maintained or improved almost all of our metrics. Our current projec...

BEACON’s April Newsletter is live. Click the link below to learn how BEACON has pivoted to operate in the “Cloud” due to...
04/28/2020
BEACON Newsletter

BEACON’s April Newsletter is live. Click the link below to learn how BEACON has pivoted to operate in the “Cloud” due to COVID-19. We also discuss a few of our recent projects with the Wicomico County Health Department and Somerset County Health Department and the Maryland Nursery, Landscape and Greenhouse Association. The student spotlight features our senior research assistant, Gabby Winsky, who shares a few of her favorite aspects about working for BEACON, as well as, her future endeavors after she graduates from SU’s MBA program this semester.

Leave a comment below to let us know what you think!

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#BEACONatSU #BEACONis30 #ExperientialLearning

04/21/2020
Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore

Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore

Join us on Thursday 4/23 at 11:30 for another webinar in the nonprofit post pandemic economic recovery series by Beacon at Salisbury University. This week's focus is fundraising and revenue generation. Presenters include Veronique Lance Diriker and Maureen Heisse McNeill, both Certified Fundraising Executives.

Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
04/14/2020

Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore

Join Beacon at Salisbury University, Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, and United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore for a post pandemic strategic thinking webinar for Nonprofits Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT. Register by clicking the link below! https://conta.cc/3cmwduP

03/11/2020
Salisbury University on the Air with BEACON and the Perdue School of Business

Recently, Salisbury University was on the air with BEACON and the Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University.

For 30 years, BEACON has provided valuable economic analysis and resources to the local and state regions and beyond while giving students intensive hands-on experience in the field.

Drs. Memo Diriker, BEACON Founding Director, and Christy Weer, Dean of the Perdue School, discuss our organization’s history, programs, and great opportunities that are offered to our BEACONites.

Click the link below to watch and please let us know your thoughts!

#BEACONis30 #BEACONatSU #ExperientialLearning

Last Thursday, February 13, all of us at Beacon at Salisbury University were delighted to once again be a sponsor at the...
02/19/2020

Last Thursday, February 13, all of us at Beacon at Salisbury University were delighted to once again be a sponsor at the annual Taste of the Eastern Shore (TOTES) event. This was our 18th year here and we cannot be more pleased with the outcome. Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland always puts on an incredible showcase of our beloved Shore. Thank you so much to all who were involved! #BEACONis30 #TCCLES

By some estimates, over $15 billion will be spent on politics this year. Come to Salisbury University at 5:30 p.m. this ...
02/05/2020

By some estimates, over $15 billion will be spent on politics this year. Come to Salisbury University at 5:30 p.m. this coming Monday to find out why and what happens to this money. #AppliedResearch #ExperientialLearning #BEACONatSU

United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore
12/13/2019

United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore

Today students from Salisbury University's Computer Science program begin the process to bring us a website for our Wellness Made Easy health literacy collaboration with Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Beacon at Salisbury University and Wicomico Public Libraries!

#uwles75 #WellnessMadeEasy #LIVEUNITED

Today we are presenting with the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce / Salisbury, MD the 2020 Southern Delmarva Economic ...
12/06/2019

Today we are presenting with the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce / Salisbury, MD the 2020 Southern Delmarva Economic Forecast. This marks the 32nd year that the event is being held. The 2020 keynote speaker is Salisbury University's own Dr. Dustin Chambers.

Stay tuned next week for photos and more about the content of the event. We would also like to thank the CEO level sponsor The Maryland and Delaware Group of Long and Foster -Eastern Shore and our Media Partner WBOC TV 16 Delmarva's News Leader.

#BEACONatSU #AppliedResearch #InformedDecisionMaking #BEACONis30

On November 21st, the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce / Salisbury, MD and Beacon at Salisbury University hosted a Gen...
12/02/2019

On November 21st, the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce / Salisbury, MD and Beacon at Salisbury University hosted a General Membership Luncheon. It featured a panel discussion about how area businesses can partner with the Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University for Applied Research, Consulting, Knowledge and Technology Transfer, Entrepreneurship, Continuing Education, and Internships.

The panel included:

• Dr. Christy Harris Weer, Dean of the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business

• Dr. Memo Diriker, Director of BEACON at Salisbury University

• John N Hickman, Regional Director, Eastern Region, Maryland Small Business Development Center

• William Burke, Director of Salisbury University Shore Hatchery and Executive Director of Economic Development

Dave Ryan, Executive Director of Salisbury- Wicomico Economic Development was the moderator of the event.

#BEACONatSU #AppliedResearch #ExperientialLearning

Beacon at Salisbury University would like to wish everyone a happy Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 18-24), as wel...
11/19/2019

Beacon at Salisbury University would like to wish everyone a happy Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 18-24), as well as National Entrepreneur Day today!

For more information, click the link below
https://www.genglobal.org/gew

#BEACONatSU #ExperientialLearning #GEW2019

Dr. Sarah Guy, Beacon at Salisbury University's associate director, along with 23 other leaders from around the Eastern ...
11/15/2019

Dr. Sarah Guy, Beacon at Salisbury University's associate director, along with 23 other leaders from around the Eastern Shore have been attending monthly sessions with Shore Leadership since April of this year. The program focuses on leadership issues and challenges facing our region. September's program "Legacy and The Environment" took place at the stunning Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. For more information about Beacon at Salisbury University, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and stay tuned for our new monthly releases of the Salisbury University BEACON Newsletter.

#BEACONatSU #ExperientialLearning #BEACONis30

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BEACON at a Glance

BEACON, The Business Economic and Community Outreach Network of the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University, offers business, economic, workforce, and community development research and consulting services. BEACON clients include private, public, and non-profit sector organizations. BEACON has a dual mission of:

Providing Perdue School students with a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities;

Providing decision makers with the research, know-how, and consulting services they need.

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