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These weekly blogs will provide resources to Chamber members to help them run their businesses more efficiently and successfully.
Monday, February 15, 2021
What Employers Can Do If Workers Refuse a COVID-19 Vaccination

As COVID-19 vaccines become available, many employers are asking if they can require employees to get vaccinated, and what they can do if workers refuse.

Heather Woomer

Monday, February 1, 2021
How to Maintain Team Synergy While Social Distancing

Mangers have a tough enough time as it is creating synergy among their team members. But, throwing in social distancing and remote work creates a whole new set of challenges. Here are a few ways you can keep your team engaged with one another.

Heather Woomer

Monday, January 25, 2021
How to Build Rapport While Wearing a Face Mask

Nonverbal communication in the workplace is extremely important. Whether you're trying to sell a car, pitch a project to your boss or nail a job interview, what you convey beyond words can determine the difference between success and failure. This makes communication in the age of Covid-19 more challenging for the obvious reason that masks, a necessary component of fighting the pandemic, hide the parts of our faces that display facial expressions—particularly those micro expressions that we use without

Heather Woomer

Monday, January 18, 2021
Once you've been hit, your business is never the same

Being hit with a ransomware attack damages an organization in many ways – from stopping it being able to fully operate for weeks, to angry customers and potential reputational damage. However, a ransomware attack also has a human cost, affecting the confidence of IT and information security teams – and potentially for a long time after the initial attack.

Heather Woomer

Monday, January 4, 2021
OSHA May Issue COVID-19 Standards Under Biden Administration

Employers can expect increased enforcement by OSHA under the Biden administration and possibly emergency temporary standards to combat COVID-19. The hiring of more OSHA inspectors also is likely. "The Biden campaign has stated publicly that the development of an emergency temporary standard is a priority for the new administration," said Eric Hobbs, an attorney with Ogletree Deakins in Milwaukee. "What it will look like is much more difficult to say."

Heather Woomer

Monday, December 21, 2020
How Leaders Can Build A Business For Profit And Social Good

As influencers, business leaders possess a rare ability—and perhaps even a responsibility—to impact society outside of their professional sphere positively. No business thrives without profitability. But as more organizations explore supporting social causes, they’re realizing that doing good and turning a profit can go hand-in-hand.

Heather Woomer

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