Author Archives: Sarah Lichtner

Sarah Lichtner

Director Sarah Lichtner outlines Nexight Group’s response to the call for input on an update to the 21st Century Cures Act. Continue reading

Sarah Lichtner

Manufacturing is at the center of all of the products we use every day and is the foundation of a strong U.S. economy. That’s why the interagency Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), headquartered in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), launched Manufacturing USA—a network of 14 institutes focused

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Nexight Skills Are Life Skills
Sarah LichtnerApril 8, 2016

At Nexight, we regularly apply our diverse technical expertise and tested facilitation, strategic planning, and communication techniques to help our clients solve their most challenging problems. These skills are so effective at developing actionable solutions that I’ve used them to improve how I handle complex situations in my own life

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Nexight Goes Mobile – And You Should, Too
Sarah LichtnerAugust 7, 2015

In our increasingly mobile society, 48 percent of search traffic is now from mobile devices according to Internet marketing firm Portent. Yet, many websites, including those of large internet retailers and government agencies, haven’t been designed with mobile devices in mind. For many smaller businesses, building a mobile-friendly site may

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At Nexight Group, we develop communication materials for our clients that make their target audiences take notice. Web content is no different. Search engine optimization, often referred to as SEO, is the process of increasing your website’s visibility in user internet searches. Search engines crawl and index site content, so

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Four Key Components of Business Continuity
Sarah LichtnerMarch 24, 2015

I was recently ill with a stomach virus that prevented me from attending an important client meeting. Luckily, I had planned ahead and developed PowerPoint slides and other essential materials two days prior to the meeting, just hours before falling ill. While not ideal, one of my coworkers was able

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Discussion and anxiety about Ebola is rampant, particularly with the more recent diagnosis of Nina Pham and Amber Vinson, nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who treated the now-deceased Thomas Duncan, the only U.S. Ebola fatality. The current Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest in history; alongside the thousands

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Go for the Gold, LEED-certified Gold
Sarah LichtnerSeptember 9, 2014

We just received LEED Gold certification! Well, the complex where our office is located, a 17-floor building with nearly 700,000 square feet operated by Brookfield Office Properties. LEED certification, which stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a designation from the U.S. Green Building Council awarded to energy-efficient

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There are several different ways to gather information. Last month, Vicky provided tips for conducting successful interviews. But another option we often employ at Nexight is conducting surveys. While getting people on the phone or talking to them in person allows the opportunity for follow-up questions and potentially more candid

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At Nexight, we believe that effective collaboration is critical to problem solving. We engage stakeholders with different backgrounds and expertise in every part of the roadmapping and strategic planning process—from workshop planning and participation through report development and implementation. While consolidating all of this input into one document assures that

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