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A Grateful Scouter with a Big Silvery Beaver-Like Smile Blog,Giving News

I was informed late last night that I am to be recognized for my contributions to Scouting with a Silver Beaver Award on behalf of Pathway to Adventure Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The Silver Beaver Award recognizes “registered Scouters of exceptional character who have provided distinguished service within a council.” I am honored to be recognized for my work on behalf of the Scouts, but this award is as much about you, the readers of this newsletter, and my creative and persistent use of the goodwill that you have showered on me for my work here. I…

MarketsWiki Hits 100 Million Page View Mark Blog,Commentary

MarketsWiki crossed the 100 million page view mark yesterday. 100,000,000! Talk about big data! MarketsWiki is what transformed John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. into a real company with employees, culture and ambition. Before it launched, JJLCO was just me and a deal with Jim Kharouf on the Environmental Markets Newsletter. From the idea I shared at the FIA Boca Conference in 2007 sprung the platform that would allow JJLCO to utilize the goodwill it had built up and turn that into cash to build MarketsWiki, which now has more than 22,000 pages. Jon Matte was the first hire and…

A Journey to Excellence Commentary

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Ryan Lothian is leaving John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. and John Lothian News.  After five years of helping us build our social media infrastructure and news organization, he is moving on to the next chapter in his career, a job managing digital projects with the Cook County Forest Preserve. One can’t understate the influence that Ryan has had on the growth and development of our enterprise since 2009.  His skill in designing websites, graphic design and technical integration has helped give John Lothian News and John Lothian Productions a reputation of excellence.  His logical, thoughtful and artful work has…