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John Hook

John Hook is the president of The Hook Group, a local management consulting firm, and active in several nonprofit organizations. Previously John spent 25 years in executive, management and marketing positions with regional and national firms. John lives in Ferguson Township with his wife Jackie and their two children.

Articles by John Hook

Getting Older in Happy Valley
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Getting Older in Happy Valley
183 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
Retirement. Having these conversations got me to thinking how that concept applies in our beautiful Happy Valley, because the conversations about it that I have with people who live and work outside of our favorite hometown are decidedly different from the conversations I have with fellow Valley fol [Read More]
The Happiness Tax
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The Happiness Tax
185 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
Every desirable place to live comes with its own extra financial cost. In Happy Valley and other places, it is local income tax. [Read More]
Is the Tide Turning at Last for Soccer in the U.S.?
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Is the Tide Turning at Last for Soccer in the U.S.?
187 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
Around our house lately a good bit of soccer has been viewed on the television, and a similar scenario is playing out in many households all around the world. [Read More]
Parenting on the Edge of the Bell Curve
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Parenting on the Edge of the Bell Curve
189 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
Following the road less traveled in raising two children has made a night alone very rare occasion. [Read More]
For Owners, Business Is Better By Being There
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For Owners, Business Is Better By Being There
191 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
My local shopping regularly reminds me there is one crucial element of retail that virtually guarantees a good customer experience – an ownership presence in the day-to-day operations of the business. [Read More]
Remembering the Chicken Cosmo -- And Its Unappealing Predecessor
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Remembering the Chicken Cosmo -- And Its Unappealing Predecessor
193 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
It’s all about the presentation. I was reminded of this when the eighth anniversary of the demise of the famed "chicken cosmo" came and went last month – April 4, to be exact. [Read More]
Return of the Big Blue Boxes
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Return of the Big Blue Boxes
195 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
With so many parks and recreation spaces in the Centre Region, it's easy to enjoy nature as the weather gets warmer. Fortunately, Centre Region Parks and Rec also makes it a little bit easier when nature calls. [Read More]
The Happy Valley Music Scene Thrives Through the Years
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The Happy Valley Music Scene Thrives Through the Years
197 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
The announcement of a tour stop for KISS at the Bryce Jordan Center this summer stirs State College musical memories and an appreciation for the bevy of live music options in the area. [Read More]
A Small-Town Image Belies a Retail Chain's Success
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A Small-Town Image Belies a Retail Chain's Success
199 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
Columnist John Hook has long-associated a discount retail chain with small, rural towns. So it came as a surprise to find it's a rapidly growing business doing well against online merchants. [Read More]
On 'Yinz' and the Value of Being 'Blue-Collar'
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On 'Yinz' and the Value of Being 'Blue-Collar'
201 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
"Yinz" transcends the Pittsburgh area, and its connotation of blue-collar communities is something to be embraced, writes columnist John Hook [Read More]
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