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Linda Dobel

Linda Dobel

Linda Dobel is managing editor of Trade & Industry Development magazine, published by Due North Media.  She has served in an editorial capacity for all of Due North Media trade magazines over the course of six years, including Sports Destination Management and Contact Professional magazine. Previously, she was executive editorial director and vice president for a publishing firm in the contact center industry for more than two decades and has authored many trade-related articles for print and web.


Article | February 28, 2010
2010 CiCi Awards Introduction   

By: Linda Dobel

Defying commentators’ 2009 year-end overviews that generally brushed a picture of gloom and economic hemorrhaging, the 30 Corporate Investment and...more >>


Article | December 31, 2009
Community Progress Report   

By: Linda Dobel

In the world of sales, it is commonly acknowledged that it costs five to 10 times more to gain a new customer than it does to retain an existing...more >>


Article | October 31, 2009
Ports: Helping to Percolate Economic Prosperity   

By: Linda Dobel

Even in recessionary times, trillions of dollars are generated by ports, be they seaports, river ports or ports of the Great Lakes. That’s not much...more >>


Article | August 31, 2009
Still Made in the USA   

By: Linda Dobel

Despite many blows, the manufacturing industry, the “heart and soul of the economy,” is still fighting its valiant fight for strength and...more >>


Article | June 30, 2009
Cleaning Up Our Act   

By: Linda Dobel

North America has finally begun to seriously heed the admonition to "clean up our act" and pour our efforts into adopting clean/green industry and...more >>


Article | February 29, 2008
Third Annual CiCi Awards 2008: Introduction   

By: Kevin M. Mayer,Linda Dobel

Although economists feel anxious basing generalizations on anything but the most copious data sets, even they will sometimes agree with the...more >>


Article | February 28, 2007
2007 CiCi Awards - Community Impact Top 15   

By: Kevin M. Mayer,Linda Dobel

* Boeing C-17 Program — Long Beach, California* If an industrial operation scheduled for termination is sufficiently large, even a brief reprieve...more >>


Article | February 28, 2007
2007 CiCi Awards - Corporate Investment Top 15   

By: Kevin M. Mayer,Linda Dobel

Ford Motor Company — Southeastern Michigan. Facing intense global competition, decreased market share, rising operating costs, and excess U.S....more >>


Article | June 30, 2006
Florida: Much More than Fun and Sun   

By: Linda Dobel

For many Americans, the state of Florida is viewed purely as a destination of desire to relax, kick off your shoes,forget about your suits and, for...more >>


Case study | April 30, 2006
Tillsonburg, Canada: A Hub for the Automotive-Assembly Industry   

By: Linda Dobel

The town of Tillisonburg, Canada, population 100,000, is located just south of Ontario's main corridor for transportation – Highway 401, with...more >>


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