Vicky Winkler

Vicky is the producer at MyDowntown Mobile and likes to have a hand in a little bit of everything at the parent organization, Gruskin Group. As a trained developer with an eye for design, being immersed in the design field has been very fulfilling for her and valuable to clients. Vicky has a beautiful family, which is made up of her husband and 3 kids: 1 boy and twin girls. She is mildly obsessed with planning and organizing and loves to move through yoga.

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What can an app do for my town that a website can’t?

If you’re asking this question, you’re not alone! The short answer? It’s easier to use and will ultimately result in increased engagement, leading to better community participation and vibrancy. But if you’d like a little more detail, I understand, read on. It’s not necessary to explain how much people are on their phones these days. …

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The Right Questions to Ask When Considering a Mobile App Developer for your Town App

When considering a mobile app developer for your town app, it’s helpful to have a clear process to make sure you get the best team for your project. Anyone can become a Mobile App designer or developer, so how do you make sure you’re working with the right people? Not all designers and developers are …

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Go from crazed to in control.

The ‘Do Not’ List For Time Management – 6 Things You Can Change Now

Municipality employees and BID/SID managers finding yourself in a constant time crunch? Time is one of our few non-renewable assets so it’s critical to set rules for time management to be able to experience more of what you love and less of what you don’t. Here are six easy to implement time saving strategies to …

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Mobile Apps: Keeping Downtowns Open and Communities Connected

Having a sense of place and community is more important now than ever. But the pandemic has increased our digital footprint with online shopping, at-home deliveries, and curbside pick-up—not to mention streaming services, social media, and more.  The Googles and Amazons of the internet do not know or respect communities’ borders.  These platforms provide information …

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Paycheck Protection Program

Act Fast: Paycheck Protection Program – Small business Special application window Closes March 10

Very small businesses have a small window, from February 24 through March 10, in which the PPP will be open for the businesses of 20 employees or less only.   These businesses can apply for a 1st time PPP loan, or a 2nd time PPP loan, in certain cases. For more details, visit the SBA website: …

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