Blog Tag: virtual

Not Your Typical Hop

Business After Hours – May Hop

Not Your Typical Hop

May 12, 2021 the Kawartha Chamber hosted our first ever Virtual Hop! Although we are not able to visit businesses in-person, we wanted to make the most of our virtual format and ‘visit’ businesses we wouldn’t usually get to! The Zoom platform allowed us to ‘visit’ more locations and let us to see behind the scenes of some great businesses. Participants also got the opportunity to network and connect with businesses in our community. Our 2021/22 Networking events, including this event are sponsored by Herod Financial Services. Read more to learn about this exciting event!

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Networking During A Pandemic

Networking is an essential part of our professional development. A quick coffee chat could lead to you building connections that will open new opportunities for you in the future. But how can you network when COVID-19 has temporarily closed all your favourite coffee shops and limited your opportunity to meet new people? Here are 4 quick tips for networking during a pandemic!

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Taking a New (Virtual) Path

Choose Local! Guest Blog written by Karis Regamey, Marketing Consultant for Lang Pioneer Village Museum

These uncertain times have forced many of us to stop, change direction and start off again on an entirely new path from where we thought we were heading. Vacation plans were cancelled, holidays and weddings were limited to family units or small groups of close contacts, even funerals were limited in number and became virtual affairs. With increased regulations, it is not surprising that education also had to change course. In the last year, parents have become educators, educators have become virtual teachers and school buildings have been temporarily closed. At Lang Pioneer Village Museum, our Christmas and spring school programs have always been a popular choice for educators and homeschoolers looking to break out of their traditional learning environment for a day of educational fun. However, with such instability, we knew that traditional field trips were not on the horizon so we needed to bring Lang’s 19th-century experience into a 21st century-format. 

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