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COVID-19 Coverage: Remote Work Trends

Elizabeth Hurst, business development manager with HR Advantage, says the pandemic inspired changes in the workplace. She says trends of remote and flex work were increasing before the pandemic, but …

Independent consultants Mary Overbey, Damion Trout and Lucas Walker say with the fluidity of many economic factors, now is the time to evaluate and make strategic plans. Make big decisions when …

Katherine Trombetta, spokesperson for the Missouri Job Center, says unemployment levels are comparable to pre-pandemic levels. Trombetta attributes this to the diverse industry market in the …

Aaron Schekorra, public health information specialist with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department clears up misconceptions they’ve heard from the public during the pandemic. Duration: …

Daniel Ogunyemi, learning, development and inclusion partner with Burrell Behavioral Health, says our brains require human interaction. He says being disconnected opens the door for mental illness. …

Rusty Worley, executive director of the Downtown Springfield Association, says supporting local businesses is critical this holiday season. He says business owners’ response to the pandemic has …

Aaron Schekorra, public health information specialist with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, discusses guidelines for small businesses to protect staff and customers while …

C.C. Guice, owner of A Wench in the Gear, says when the pandemic halted fashion orders, she fell back on an earlier product. Guice says adapting the masks she used to make for anime conventions …

Are you holding back on marketing because of the pandemic? Independent consultants Mary Overbey, Damion Trout and Lucas Walker say that might be a mistake, but consider your ROI first. Duration: …

Daniel Ogunyemi, learning, development and inclusion partner with Burrell Behavioral Health, says being mindful has helped him deal with isolation during the pandemic. Find coping mechanisms that …

Clay Goddard, director of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, says they’re very concerned with mental health factors related to the pandemic. Goddard says there are enhanced resources …

Jason, John and Jeremy Chapman, owners of The Acoustic Shoppe, say they have always sought ways to continue growth, first as a band, now as a business. Updating music lessons to include online access …

Chelsey Bode, President of Pearson Kelly Technology says low rural bandwidth has hampered remote work for some employees during the pandemic. She says a lighter workload on office equipment allowed …

Lynne Meyerkord, executive director of the AIDS Project of the Ozarks says the pandemic has forced them to make a lot of changes. She says their federal grant money is currently secure, but she’s …

Eddie Gumucio, organizer and founder of the Queen City Shout Music festival says his wife’s experience with poverty relief agencies helped expand the number of nonprofits they could help. He says …

Jason, John and Jeremy Chapman, owners of The Acoustic Shoppe, decided to look for opportunities when the pandemic forced them to temporarily close shop. They chose to focus on online sales and …

Andy Drennen, founder of Blend For That says working the tea business with his wife has strengthened their marriage. He says their talents complement each other to achieve shared goals. Drennen is a …

Brian Fogle, president of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks says being able to help others who are hurting is his motivation in the midst of disruption. He says the beauty of the outdoors brings …

Singer-songwriter Justin Larkin says moving to virtual performances is similar to his busking days. He says services like Venmo and Virtual Tip Jar provide some income, but fall short of paying …

Lucas Walker, says business today is the same game with new rules. Walker, with independent consultants Mary Overbey and Damion Trout says now is the time to be flexible, evaluate what works and …

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