Moments Matter

Purposeful Stuff #7: Monica Wolf 2020 CLOY

February 4, 2021 by Abigail Spong Coordinator, Communications

From Patsy’s hard-to-beat camp set-up and Andrew’s initiation of the Polar Plunge Challenge, to a deep dive into our Councils of Excellence and a blast from the past during our childhood photos game – Camp Community Life 2021 was nothing short of memorable. However, recognizing some pretty inspiring colleagues was the cherry on top of the three-day affair.  The Community Lifer of the Year (CLOY) Award recognizes a teammate that exemplifies DMB…

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Purposeful Stuff: Installment #6

November 16, 2020 by Abigail Spong Coordinator, Communications

Amidst juggling a pandemic in our own homes and in the communities in which we work, we believe it’s important to take note of our daily triumphs, big or small. This installment of Purposeful Stuff gathers some notable moments that have made an impact on our company and in our communities within these past few…

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Purposeful Stuff: Installment #5

August 20, 2020 by Jennifer A. Barefoot Chief Culture & Brand Officer

Co-creation of community – it is what we do. Whether we are helping a neighbor navigate design review or hosting a community-wide tradition and anything in between, this is how we approach community building. We do this because we know that we can achieve more together, in partnership with our residents, than we can on…

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Purposeful Stuff: Installment #4

July 2, 2020 by Jennifer A. Barefoot Chief Culture & Brand Officer

Our people. They rock. And they roll. It’s a job requirement in our line of business. That’s because community is fun AND messy. Community also happens at any given moment – it doesn’t check in between 9 to 5. As our team has picked up speed, adjusting to real-time requirements, we have become adept at…

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Purposeful Stuff: Installment #3

May 13, 2020 by Jennifer A. Barefoot Chief Culture & Brand Officer

It’s a great question: What do you plan to take with you – or to leave behind – from this shared stay-at-home experience? This installment of Purposeful Stuff notes six of the simple pleasures some of our team members are holding tight to when in-person-contact and in-office-working is permitted again.      One: “I will continue to reach…

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Purposeful Stuff: Installment #2

April 16, 2020 by Jennifer A. Barefoot Chief Culture & Brand Officer

To a “t” our team members are “students of life,” soaking up opportunities for learning and growth in all its forms. A lot of that learning come from reading, viewing, and listening. As we all adjust to full-time #WFH, our team has been reading, viewing, and listening. A lot. Even more so than usual. This…

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Purposeful Stuff: Installment #1

March 11, 2020 by Jennifer A. Barefoot Chief Culture & Brand Officer

Our team receives and shares a lot of good and purposeful stuff. A recent email from our dear friend Greg Fuson inspired us to consider curating these goodies to share more broadly. If our team and our partners dig it, maybe others would too. So here it is. The first installment of Purposeful Stuff where…

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Gratitude

October 31, 2018 by Jennifer A. Barefoot Chief Culture & Brand Officer

After the tragic events of September 11, 2001, I began my gratitude journey. Today it’s a deliberate and daily practice that I continue to refine. Since having children, I’m even more inspired. For me, gratitude helps put things in perspective – to accept and appreciate my life as it is right now. I now start…

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Passion & Possibility

October 10, 2018 by Suzanne Walden-Wells CEO

I have to confess…I think a lot about passion. What is passion? What do I have passion for? And how the heck do I make time for it? In its simplicity, passion is energy. When we are passionate about something, we become energized, motivated, all a-twitter about it. Passion propels us forward. It is the…

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