A chilly start to the new year here in the sunny (but 17-degree) South. Glad we're busy enough to have a good excuse to stay inside!

We have an urgent need for graduates from the FastTrac entrepreneurial training program. We're revising the instructional materials and creating some web content, and would like to include insights and advice from past participants. If you know someone who completed any of the FastTrac programs, but especially New Venture, please drop me a line ASAP. Thanks!

Claire is looking for development trends and representative projects in Jackson, MS, for Architect magazine's Local Market feature. To consider a project, she needs the following: project name, size (sf, units, acres), use, completion date (must be completed since 2007 or currentlly under construction),cost and unique architectural elements; architect name and location. Please email information directly to her.

What else are we up to this week? Read on:

● Steve and I continue to do foundational work on the FastTrac/Kauffman project. I'm wrapping up interviews this week, and he's building wireframes for the online learning portion.

● Carolyn and I are starting to plan for a series of rabies and tetanus education events in the spring. Steve and I are designing a web presence for them.

● I'm working on a research profile for the Kenan-Flagler Business School's alumni magazine, and an article on gossip for Monster.com.

● Steve and I are pulling together a pitch bank for Match.com, and a session proposal for a national careers seminar.

Here's hoping 2010 is off to a great start for you, and is filled with health, happiness and prosperity!