Saint Viator Alumni Association Hosts Business Forum on Running a Business in a Pandemic World

The Saint Viator Alumni Association is hosting a free Loyal Hearts Business Forum event for Saint Viator and Sacred Heart of Mary graduates, and current and past parents, in which Saint Viator alumni will share ideas and techniques they’ve used to shift their work and adapt to the current pandemic environment. The event, “Pivoting in a Pandemic World,” will take place via Zoom on October 22 at 6 p.m. CT.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many businesses to close, temporarily or permanently, and others have been forced to find creative new ways to operate,” said Jim Platania, Jr., the Saint Viator Alumni Association board chairman. “We hope this event will help business owners and professionals learn from alumni who have found ways to pivot their business during these trying times.”

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

Speakers include Steve Zaleski (’04), real estate broker at Compass and restaurateur; Jerry Cataldo (’77), president and CEO of Hostmark

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Police accountability: Maryland Fraternal Order of Police hosts lawmakers for shoot-don’t-shoot training

The trainings are part of a major mobilization by the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police against new police accountability measures, possibly including the abolition of the powerful Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights.

A House work group is meeting Thursday afternoon and could vote on whether to propose repealing the bill of rights, which provides broad protections to police accused of wrongdoing.

“We’re just trying to take a proactive approach,” said Clyde Boatwright, president of the Maryland FOP, which is also considering print and television ads to sway opinions.

Boatwright said the police union is determined to not let “an incident that happened 2,000 miles away,” referring to the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, affect the way police in Maryland do their jobs and are disciplined.

“We’re in discussions about using every available resource to get this message out to the members of

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