COVID 19 Updates
Weekly Roundup - February 26, 2021
Will Burns on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 12:00:00 am
#ChamberStrong Initiatives & Ideas
- Second chance hiring advocate and friend of ACCE Jeffrey Korzenik, chief investment strategist for Fifth Third Bank, recently spoke to NC Chamber about the benefits and best practices for business leaders considering second chance hiring strategies.
- The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama is moving forward with plans to open the West Alabama Workforce and Community Development Center, a one-of-a-kind facility in Alabama that will house the chamber and West Alabama Works, along with numerous partner workforce and community development organizations.
- The Southwest Indiana Chamber is merging with two other economic development agencies to form the Evansville Regional Economic Partnership. The merger will take effect April 1.
- In a recent op-ed Williamson Inc. president and CEO Matt Largen called on the community to rally around its nonprofits, as their service to friends, families and neighbors is more vital than ever.
- The Denver Metro Chamber had a simple message for Colorado lawmakers in a recent op-ed: "If legislation doesn’t get vaccines into arms, kids into schools or Coloradans back to work and back on their feet, legislators should hold it until next session."
- Even in the midst of COVID, the Birmingham Business Alliance’s (BBA) Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) team visited more companies than ever in 2020.
- The Joplin Chamber and local partners unveiled a new collaboration called the Launchpad project, which is designed to improve the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Joplin.
- The Michigan West Coast Chamber recently asked Cultural Intelligence Consultant, CJ Kingdom-Grier, CEO of Kingdom Grier Consulting, to share advice on how businesses can promote workplace inclusivity in an authentic way.
- The Torrance Chamber teamed up with PPE Unite to launch a mobile PPE-Up event for small businesses this weekend
- Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Equity and Inclusion Assessment found that a quarter of Northeast Ohio workforce are Black, indigenous and people of color.
What We're Reading
- McKinsey & Company: The Future of Work After COVID-19
- Deloitte: Governing workforce strategies
- Associations Now: Wellness Initiative Helps Staff Destress and Better Cope Amid Pandemic
- NYT: Maryland Approves Country’s First Tax on Big Tech’s Ad Revenue
- Washington Post: Why some state and local governments are desperate for more stimulus aid
- Bloomberg: Post-Covid, Transit Agencies Must Look Beyond Ridership
- Vistage: 5-point action plan for building a more inclusive workplace
- Successful Meetings: How to Integrate Sponsorships Into Virtual Events