The Ultimate COVID-19 #ConnectorsWhoCare Survival Kit - Eighth Edition

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On Saturday, I was having a great conversation with Jeff Hoffman – yep, the same person who created and now is the Chairman of the Board at Global Entrepreneurship Network! He is on a crusade with Pitbull to help small businesses by providing grants - how cool! Watch this amazing video on twitter that explains more! #BusinessForAll

It is only two weeks away from Memorial Day! It is going to be different this year, but never forget the sacrifices our wonderful service men and women have given us to make America the best country in the world! How will you celebrate this year? We would love to hear from you! Send us a snapshot of why you love America by May 22nd we will be sharing it with others in a video on Memorial Day. #WhyYouLoveAmerica2020 #WeWillGetThroughThisTogether #ThisIsNotTheNewNormal

Tip #1: Shop Local - Let's Help Keep Small Businesses Alive!

Philly’s food scene is among the best in the nation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Save Philly Eats project has been finding creative ways to promote local chefs while restaurants aren’t open to the public. We LOVE this! Check out more here. #savephillyeats

Please do not forget that you can buy your sneakers from our local friends at the Original Running Company. They are committed to the health of their running community and they are wonderful! #runtokeepsane #bikiniseasoncoming #toomuchsitting

Chadwick’s Restaurant & Bar in Norristown is open and looking for you! Order ahead for curbside delivery! Yum! #nothinglikeaburger

Meat shortage – say what? Well…don’t forget our friends at Rastelli’s has meat delivery! If you refer a friend you both get $20 off your next order. #wheresthebeef?

And of course...we can't forget the cookies! Our friends at The Famous 4th Street Cookie Company have amazing graduation cookie cakes! #cookies

Tip #2: Returning to Work

Returning to work…the phrase on every business owners mind right now! With Governor Wolf’s new guidance for PA businesses, the next batch of counties will move to the yellow phase of reopening on Friday, May 15th. The red phase stay-at-home extension does not mean that other counties will not move to the yellow phase in advance of June 4th. Read more here.

We have prepared a Return to Work Toolkit to help employers understand what they should be starting to think about before returning to the physical workplace once government permits this to occur. A key component to returning to work is assigning a COVID-19 Pandemic Safety Officer that can develop and implement a Return to Work plan for your organization. Contact us today to learn more about how we can safely get you and your team back in the office!

Tip #3: Friends of the Firm

If you know of any companies experiencing layoffs or know of anyone that is looking for individual or family health insurance on their own, our friend Abbe Klingerman can help! This tool can determine if you are eligible for a subsidy on the marketplace and what plans are available in your zip code (PA, NJ, NY).

Our friends at Business Development University have knocked it out of the park with providing resources for Sales Leaders. They continue to run free sales and sales leader zoom calls each week, and will begin a new series focused around different topics that would be typically touched on during their two day sales training.

One of the lovely women in our Executive Women’s Breakfast Series, Julie Palumbo, published a great article about getting through these trying times, mentally and physically: Staying Healthy and Sane During COVID-19. Reach out to her for 1:1 coaching or virtual workshops for your organization!

Tip #4: Airline Travel Updates

Airlines have started to announce new regulations regarding wearing a face covering when traveling. Corporate Traveler USA provided an update. This of course is an ongoing situation and travelers should check the airline’s website prior to travel.

Check out this awesome video that Southwest Airlines made for their customers!

Tip #5: Virtual Coffee & Connections For Those Who Are Laid Off

Now is the time to increase your networking and connections! Navigating the current job market is especially tricky, but we can help! We offer a monthly networking meeting to provide resources and help individuals make connections. Our next Coffee & Connections is on Tuesday, May 19th from 8-9:30 AM ET via Zoom. Register here!

Tip #6: The Best Ways To Use LinkedIn During The Pandemic

Check out this amazing article by LinkedIn Expert Wayne Breitbarth on the Best Ways to Use LinkedIn During the COVID-10 Pandemic. He hits on very actionable steps to take to prepare your LinkedIn strategy – great for individuals or organizations!

Tip #7: Facing Your Face Mask Duties - A List of Statewide Orders

Thank you to Littler Mendelson for this helpful list that identifies the jurisdictions where face coverings are recommended or required. With many businesses operating in different states in various stages, this is beneficial to all!

Tip #8: Fun Things To Do At Home

Bored no more! The New York Times has added an At Home section, which is full of ideas of what to watch, cook, pass the time, read and more!

Did you Know...

...that we offer Pandemic Safety Officers to help businesses reopen their physical locations? We have all of the tools necessary to make sure your office is complying with all of the necessary requirements!

Ask HR Office Hours

Join us every Thursday afternoon for Ask HR Office Hours! Our experts will be hosting a live Q&A to help answer all of your burning HR questions.

Use our Zoom Link to register!

Next session: Thursday, May 14 from 3-4 PM EST