Community Relations: No Candy-Coating for Wal-Mart

Larry Kamer, founder of Kamer Consulting Group, has plenty of experience in community relations. Several years ago, he was part of a team helping to introduce Wal-Mart to the
small Northern California town of San Liandro. Wal-Mart was set to take over a strip mall location deserted by Kmart, but the community began grumbling almost instantly about the
threat to mom-and-pop businesses in the area.