One of the benefits of working for a local business or organization is the workplace culture and environment. Rather than just another number in a large corporate machine, each employee is acknowledged and treated with care. Often being part of a local business feels almost like an extension of your family and many business owners are proud to have curated a positive work environment that results in happy, loyal and hardworking employees. Although working from home has been a difficult adjustment for many during the COVID-19 pandemic, learning how to maintain this positive work environment virtually can be even more daunting. The Kawartha Chamber wants to help! We have identified 3 key elements that help translate your work environment into a virtual setting!
Blog Tag: Tips
Celebrating Women’s History Month & International Women’s Day!
The Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism recently elected their new Board of Directors. Of the fifteen directors and one non-voting position, ten of them are women. In recognition of International Women’s Day, we share some words of wisdom from these successful and empowering changemakers.
Choose Local! Guest Blog written by Heather Watson, Creative Director of acorn30
The COVID-19 pandemic has made all business owners re-think how they do business. Whether it’s shifting production lines to manufacture PPE and Hand Sanitizer or creating an eCommerce store to sell products online – it’s been shapeshifting for many.
As we’ve been working to find ways to adapt to doing business in a safe manner, one area that still needs to be figured out are Trade Shows. In 2020, numerous trade shows and conferences were postponed or cancelled for the year. Plans had been too far along for many show organizers to be able to shift from in-person to online events; these things take one to two years to plan and it’s difficult to turn on a dime. Show organizers with a bit more run up time were able to shift to online events.
Guest Blog by Jillian Harrington, Clearview Cottage Resort & Kawartha Chamber Board Vice President
With the pandemic, there have been many changes and adaptations for everyone in the past year, but a major change that holds a great deal of stress and anxiety is a work-life balance when stuck at home or “locked down.”
Having chosen this life many years ago and being raised in it myself, I figured I might be able to share some tips that have helped us over the years.
This year has been a little more difficult to figure out new year’s resolutions. Part of that is because we’re all still reeling from the “lessons” we learned in 2020. Even the best prepared businesses lacked preparation for a global pandemic. Still, the new year is a great time to reexamine what you’ve been doing and how it can get better. Here are a few ideas:
4 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business
The following ideas are a good start and in case you are one of the “words” people when it comes to year themes, we’ve worked those in as well.