Moments Matter

Book Discussion: Power of Moments

May 5, 2021 by Jennifer A. Barefoot Chief Culture & Brand Officer

The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath is a must read for our team. We believe that moments matter. Big and small, they matter. This mantra drives us. We all strive to find the “moment within the moment” (aka, the “popsicle moment”) that has the potential to elevate, shift, and maybe even change…

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Book Discussion: Upstream

February 8, 2021 by Suzanne Walden-Wells CEO

I love books. I love the way they smell and the sound they make when you open them for the first time. I love the satisfaction I feel when I finish a chapter or – better yet – when I finish the entire thing. Then I get to decide whether to pass it on to…

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DMB Community Life Commitment to Education Recognized with ASPRA*tions Award

November 19, 2020 by Abigail Spong Coordinator, Communications

DMB Community Life is honored to accept the 2020 ASPRA*tions Award, courtesy of the Arizona School Public Relations Association, in the category of Individual, Business, Foundation, Civic/Community Contributions to Public Education. It’s no secret that with strong communities comes strong schools, and DMB Community Life is dedicated to creating impactful experiences that transcend our physical…

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Grace in uncertainty

April 7, 2020 by Jennifer A. Barefoot Chief Culture & Brand Officer

These are unsteady times. For all of us. Life is anything but normal. And the uncertainty is challenging. For all of us. Everyone right now is trying to find our way forward, caring for ourselves, our families, our friends, and our communities. At DMB Community Life, we care deeply about the communities we manage. We…

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Play. It Matters.

September 20, 2019 by Jennifer A. Barefoot Chief Culture & Brand Officer

The science is out there. Play is more than just fun (Check out play research pioneer, Dr. Brown’s TED Talk). It’s important for our development as children, and for our longevity as adults. It makes us happier, and smarter. Play inspires you to think out of the box, inviting creativity and collaboration. It helps build…

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Annual Traditions Build Community

September 11, 2019 by Jennifer A. Barefoot Chief Culture & Brand Officer

Traditions. Done right, they bring individuals together to create shared experiences. Done right, they help shape the rhythm and culture of a community. Done right, these highly anticipated annual gatherings create lasting memories Yep, we’re big on annual celebrations that uniquely define a community. The sort of “can’t-be-missed-celebrations” that neighbors not only look forward to,…

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Four Principles for Great Communities

July 29, 2019 by Jennifer A. Barefoot Chief Culture & Brand Officer

Great communities don’t happen by accident. They require a shared vision and purpose, and a defined set of values. Great communities apply proven community-building principles, creating a true sense of place through quality and character that elevates daily life and people want to be. The best, great communities engage their residents to actively help to realize…

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Civic Engagement: Builds Community AND Business

January 16, 2019 by Jennifer A. Barefoot Chief Culture & Brand Officer

DMB Community Life has a rich history – 20+ years – distinguishing the communities we serve. Beginning in 1997, as part of DMB Associates drive to create a unique approach to creating vibrant community life in their real estate development communities, DMB Community Life was realized. Throughout the journey, DMB Community Life has partnered with…

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