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Curt Mercadante
Works at Gravina Online Strategies, LLC
Attended University of Iowa
Lives in Charleston, SC
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"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
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Stop sucking the productive and personal lives out of your team members. Allow them to telecommute.

Are you for or against telecommuting? What have been your experiences with working virtually?
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"Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat." -- Malcolm S. Forbes
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I am on day 6 of the flu. About to go out of my mind from sitting inside. 
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Inside of focusing on breaking your bad habits, focus on creating new, better habits. This takes time and commitment, but may not be as daunting as you think.
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My, the College of Charleston has a beautiful baseball facility! 
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"Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible." - Frank Zappa
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Sometimes, to increase your freedom, you need to place some common sense constraints.   #Productivity   #TimeManagement  
Putting common sense constraints on your work day can increase, rather than constrain, your productive freedom. Yes, you read that right.
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From a poor youth in Austria -- to a champion bodybuilder, multi-millionaire businessman, Hollywood star and California Governor ...

Arnold shares his rules for success...
Like him or hate him -- Arnold Schwarzenegger's rags-to-riches story of business, movie and political success holds some valuable lessons for any entrepreneur.
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Have an impending deadline that's stressing you out?
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Looking for some stress relief? Try a dose of 'minimalism'. 
Here are four ways you can unleash the "minimalist" in you ...
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Last shot of the Rav in 2014. #CHS #Charleston 
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Principal and founder of Merc Strategy Group, LLC and Gravina Online Strategies, LLC
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  • Gravina Online Strategies, LLC
    Principal, present
  • Merc Strategy Group, LLC
    Principal, 2005 - present
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Charleston, SC
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Chicagoland
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Husband, father, entrepreneur, White Sox/Notre Dame/Nationals fan.
Introduction
Curt Mercadante is a veteran communications strategiest and serial entrepreneur who has founded three successful companies in the midst of an economic downturn: Merc Strategy Group, LLC; Gravina Online Strategies, LLC; and, Gadsden Media Group, LLC.

Merc Strategy Group is an integrated communications firm; Gravina Online Strategies is a digital public relations and advertising firm; Gadsden Media Group is an online publishing company.

He also publishes a self-titled blog — CurtMercadante.com — that focuses on entrepreneurship, productivity and technology.

Mercadante previously served as director of political and state affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), one of the nation's largest business advocacy organizations. At ILR, Mercadante helped direct public and voter education campaigns in targeted states throughout the country. 

Mercadante served on Capitol Hill, working as communications director for two members of Congress. He also directed strategic communications for the Corn Refiners Association, a major Washington, DC-based agribusiness association. 

Mercadante also worked as an executive with L.C. Williams and Associates, a leading Chicago public affairs firm, where he worked on a number of clients in the energy, financial services and government sectors. His team directed the communications program that supported the City of Chicago's $200 million "Revive Wacker Drive" reconstruction project. Their efforts garnered numerous awards, including the Platinum Award and Golden Trumpet Award (Publicity Club of Chicago); the Silver Quill Award (International Association of Business Communicators); and, the Skyline Award (Public Relations Society of America/Chicago chapter). 

Mercadante has also worked on a number of political campaigns at the local, state and national levels. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Iowa.
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  • University of Iowa
    1997
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