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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Transportation business in Maine still running on empty, months into pandemic

More than half a year since the pandemic brought U.S. travel to a grinding halt, a significant number of would-be passengers still are avoiding airline, bus and rail travel to and from Maine.

Passenger counts on air and rail connections to the state, even during the busy summer season, have remained dramatically lower than a year ago. Meanwhile, traffic on state roads has largely rebounded after cratering this spring.

That trend mirrors the national travel picture, said Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. Months after the pandemic first hit American shores, U.S. consumers still feel safer traveling by car and staying fairly close to home, rather than taking longer trips that require close contact with strangers.

“People say they are extremely comfortable driving – they are comfortable driving with their own family,” Dow said. “When it comes to air traffic, the confidence level is about 30

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Twitch accused of running ‘cheap ads’ on live stream, platform integrity in question

Recently, Twitch has gotten into quite a few problematic situations due to some questionable decisions. In August, the platform was criticized for not taking action against streamer MilquetoastQT, involved in some violent outbursts against fans. At the same time, other situations have seen Twitch end up banning people for far less.

The most prominent example of such treatment is Dr DisRespect, who was never told the precise reason for his ban. According to the official Twitch statement, the Doc had acted in violation of community guidelines/terms of service, but the now YouTube streamer claims he has not been told the specific reason till now.

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T-Mobile Business Customers Happiest in Wireless Four Years Running

What’s the news: For the fourth year in a row, T-Mobile topped the prestigious J.D. Power U.S. Business Wireless Satisfaction Study for businesses of all sizes — large enterprises, small/medium and very small businesses.

Why it matters: All business customers deserve to be as happy as T-Mobile’s business customers.

Who it’s for: Businesses of all sizes — from the 5-worker farm in rural America to the 100,000-employee multinational with people all over the country.

Not one, not two, not three, but FOUR years running. T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced for four years in a row, businesses of all sizes have ranked the Un-carrier #1 in wireless satisfaction in the annual J.D. Power U.S. Business Wireless Satisfaction Study. T-Mobile also achieved the highest score across large enterprise and small/medium size businesses in ALL six study factors: performance and reliability, customer service, sales representatives and account executives, offerings and promotions, cost of

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Here’s who is running for school board seats in Central Florida

A number of Central Florida counties have school board seats up for grabs and voters can decide who will fill the role when they cast their ballots in the general elections.

School boards decide on how to spend district funds, what will be served in school cafeterias, and in light of the coronavirus pandemic, have a huge say in the health and safety guidelines implemented at local schools.

See who is running for a school board seat by county below and learn a little more about the candidates.

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Lake County

School Board District 4 Seat

In August, Lake County voters narrowed down the choice for the District 4 seat to two candidates. Mollie B. Cunningham and Betsy Farner made the cut during the primaries, leaving Lake County voters to decide who will assume the role. Voters

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