The Connector: Edition Eight

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Stay Connected Through The Holidays!

Resiliency...Our word to summarize 2020. What a year it's been challenging ourselves and our communities to stay connected, stay grateful, stick together, and do the right thing always. We are proud of our employees, clients, friends, and supporters for going above and beyond for others through uncertainty this year. We are here for YOU and we thank you for being there for US, too!

Cheers to brighter skies and a happy and healthy 2021! ❤️

From Your Friends At The OConnor Group (1)-2



1. Now Available: Higher Accuracy, Rapid Result COVID-19 Tests

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2. Uncommon Gifts For A Uncommon Year

Helping others is a GREAT way to get in the Holiday spirit with your family this year! These ideas for uncommon gifts such as helping with food insecurity, supporting frontline workers, or loving a neighbor are great reminders of the people around us who need the extra support during the Holiday season. Read the full article here!



3. Virtual Happy Hours With Di Bruno Bros.

Are you wondering how to have a fun virtual happy hour with your colleagues? Di Bruno Bros. has the solution for you! These events which are meant to educate and impress are a perfect way to engage employees while having fun, and tasting some yummy cheese. Check out their website to learn more about their creative virtual private events!



4. New Holiday Cookies Recipes? Yes, Please!

These aren't your average chocolate chip cookies. Dive into this article where it shares recipes you may not have heard of before that you can try this Holiday season! Marcona Almond, Pistachio Pinwheels, Bulla, and Fudge are all new cookies you can add to your list that will have everyone asking for more! Check out the WSJ favorite Holiday cookies here!



5. Holiday Spirit Corner

Looking to participate in some fun family traditions? Well, you're in luck! Check out the Macy's Center City Christmas Light Show that will truly bring your family joy!

Did you know "O Little Town of Bethlehem" was written right here in Philadelphia? Check out this video of the song being performed right where it was written. How beautiful!

Sometimes, a simple reminder to help others is all we need during the Holiday season. In this video, Edgar needs a little help to find his passion again. See how small gestures can make a big impact!



6. Quarantine Close Contact Rule Changes

Our friend, Christina Reger shared an amazing article about the CDC updating their recommendations for employers regarding quarantine times, and what is considered close contact. If an employee has been exposed to Covid-19 they can return to work after 10 days or after 7 days with a negative test result. This new change regarding the 7 days with a negative test can help employees get back to work sooner if they are feeling healthy enough. Check out her website here and subscribe to her blog here!



7. Let's Go Local!

There is nothing we love more than supporting small businesses. Check out some of our favorites right now!

What is more beautiful than Longwood Gardens over the holiday? There is still time to catch "A Longwood Christmas" - it's running through January 10th! Don't forget that you will need to reserve your timed admission tickets in advance. Watch your family's eyes sparkle at all the wonderous sights!

If you go over to Peddlers Village to see the beautiful lights, stop by Free Will Brewing Company to test our their delicious craft beers! Located right in the heart of it all, it is a great place to grab a drink and enjoy all the magic of Peddlers Village!

The best tacos in town are located in the heart of Manayunk at Taqueria Amor. A delicious Mexican style restaurant that has lots of great dishes to offer. Enjoy their great outside seating or call and order pick up!




Don't Forget The Magic!

During these stressful and uncertain times, it's easy to forget about the magic of the Holiday's. Check out this wonderful video that reminds us to take a step back, and remember our childhood magic during the Holiday. Warm wishes to you and yours and Cheers to 2021!