Blog Articles

Boldly Going

Were you that kid? I mean, you just clicked on a post with that picture of Jupiter and Juno up there, and you and I –...

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Tractors, Cows, and the Internet of Things

As words go, it’s a pretty basic and ordinary one. About as basic and ordinary as, would you say, farming? I don’t know about you, but...

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Nice to Meet You (Again)!

I’m beyond excited to be writing these words: You’ll find us in the same place you always have at www.avistacom.com with our brand refreshed and a...

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Bringing the CSR Program to the People: Three Ways to Get the Message Out

In my last article on LinkedIn, I wrote about how we developed our Corporate Social Responsibility program at Avista and got it off the ground. Once you have...

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What’s the Story? The Expression of Company Culture

In the 2013 movie “42” about Jackie Robinson, easily one of the best-known ball players in history, there is a good scene just after Jackie (Chadwick...

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Navigating in an Ever-Changing Marketplace

There is an old saying that real men never ask for directions. That a guy would rather drive around aimlessly for hours than break down and...

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Have You Got Soul? The Essence of a Company is its Culture

Culture is to a business as the soul is to a body. In the time of Saint Augustine (354-430 C.E.), philosophy schools were deeply interested in...

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In Our Hands: Corporate Social Responsibility

You want to develop a corporate social responsibility program? That’s fantastic! That’s what I’m doing at Avista, and while I realize we’re not going to save...

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Good for Business: Employee Volunteer Programs

“It’s you! You’re back!” The child’s face lit up with glee as I walked through the classroom door with our team. “We are!” I smiled. “You...

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Exceptional Customer Experience IS Avista’s Culture

We all know what company culture is, right? Sure. But can we articulate it? At Avista, we have got our corporate programming manager, Amy Ariel to...

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