Keeping a Business Safe without a Mask Mandate Requires a Nuanced Approach

Keeping a Business Safe without a Mask Mandate Requires a Nuanced Approach

All remaining US states with COVID-related public mask requirements have recently lifted them, and in mid-April, a district judge in Florida ended a federal mask mandate on trains, planes, buses or other public transport. For the first time in about two years, consumers can shop, exercise, travel, work and lounge in public spaces without wearing … Read more

Hard Rock executive, entrepreneur share advice for success | News

WISE – The economic look north of the Bristol Casino may be “Viva Southwest Virginia” based on comments from panelists at Wednesday’s SWVA Economic Forum at UVA Wise. Virginia Economic Development Partnership CEO Jason El Koubi and a panel including Hard Rock Casino and Hotel Bristol CEO Allie Evangelista gave their takes on the region’s … Read more

Winston-Salem listed in Forward Cities initiative for Black entrepreneurs | Local

Winston-Salem will be one of five North Carolina participants in the Forward Cities initiative being funded in part by a $ 400,000 grant from the Truist Foundation. Forward Cities, a nonprofit based in Durham, plans to launch a version of the Black Wall Street Forward program, an initiative to grow and sustain Black businesses. The … Read more

CASEY: Charming tale of book sale lives long in Patrick Henry High alum’s memory | Local News

As you might know, the Roanoke Valley chapter of the American Association of University Women put on a whale of a used book sale at Tanglewood Mall over the weekend. The group’s long-running lease there is up, and they needed to unload their books so they can get out of their space by June 9. … Read more

Nampa district’s book ban to affect AP English classes, along with school libraries | Local News

When the Nampa School Board ordered 22 books banned from its school libraries “forever” earlier this month out of concerns about “pornography,” three of them were options on the recommended reading list for AP English classes in the Nampa School District. They won’t be any more. The three: “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood, “Extremely … Read more

At the Westerly Library & Wilcox Park: Books to help you navigate real life | Guest Columns

I know I’m not alone in saying – despite my father’s insistence that I would be incapable of holding down a job without it – I have not used trigonometry once in my adult life. There are plenty of people for whom this is NOT true, but in my line of work it simply hasn’t … Read more

Tom Purcell: Let’s unleash the entrepreneur | Columnists

I started my first business in the fifth grade when I convinced a neighbor to allow me to cut her grass with her electric lawn mower. That project ended in immediate failure. The mower was powered by a long extension cord – a cord I ran over and sliced ​​in two shortly after I began … Read more

6 Enid area businesses awarded $ 444,000 from state | Business

ENID, Okla. – Six Enid area businesses together received nearly half a million dollars in state money for manufacturing and job expansion plans. Enid businesses Wako LLC, Parrish Enterprises Ltd. and No Man’s Land Foods LLC, along with Broce Manufacturing Co. of Fairview, Sidwell Seed of the Kremlin, and ViaCore Nutrition of Kingfisher were awarded … Read more

Ask Doug & Polly: How to differentiate your small business in a new market | Local Business News

BY DOUG AND POLLY WHITE Special correspondents QUESTION: My company has just entered a new market with limited competition. Should I focus on differentiating my offering from the old way of doing things, or should I focus on the handful of businesses working to establish the market? ANSWER: As with many issues in business, the … Read more

Read all about it: Cape Cod has the book stores you’re looking for | News

As summer draws near, many will flock to the shores of Cape Cod for some much needed R&R. There is no better way to spend a summer afternoon than enjoying a cool, ocean breeze and a great book. Everyone knows Cape Cod has miles of coastal beauty to offer for the beach lover, but many … Read more