Distinguished Blog - Restaurants

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Good News for Restaurants

According to the National Restaurant Association, over 17% of restaurants closed permanently or long-term in 2020, leaving millions of food service workers out of a job and the industry in tatters. After a year of chaos and uncertainty, the light at the end of the tunnel is finally in sight. Vaccines are being distributed across…

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What the Vaccine Means for Restaurants

Since the early months of the pandemic, restaurant employees have been deemed “essential.” While most Americans were working from home, those in the foodservice industry have clocked into work, as usual, interacting with countless strangers and risking exposing themselves to coronavirus. Despite volunteering their safety for the sake of economic and cultural preservation, the rollout…

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Safety Guide: Holiday Travel during Covid

This holiday season, travel safety comes with a long list of pandemic-related restrictions, advisories, and recommendations by airlines and states as COVID-19 cases continue to surge. Before making plans – whether you’re getting on a plane or in a car to see family and friends or taking a vacation – be sure you are well…

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Beating Burnout: Strategies for Prevention and Recovery

Even the best of us can burnout, especially now as we are bombarded day after day with emails, phone conferences, video calls that leave us feeling overwhelmed and depleted. Burnout not only affects an individual’s performance and wellbeing, but it has also been linked to many negative physical health outcomes, such as heart disease, hypertension,…

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10 Book to get your mind off work, insurance, and COVID

Let’s face it: we are living in stressful times. From the pandemic itself to its economic and social repercussions, there are countless reasons why we may be feeling anxious or melancholy. Finding a healthy way to take our mind off of our work and escape from the stress of reality is a crucial part of…

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Networking Remotely From Home

It is widely accepted that professional success cannot be achieved alone. Not only is networking essential, investing in your professional and personal relationships pays you back in dividends throughout the course of your career. The benefits of networking are endless, from expanding your skillset to improving your knowledge to helping you find and secure new…

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Top Ted Talks

While gaining industry-specific knowledge and skills is helpful, personal development is equally, if not more, important when it comes to growing your business and being a respected leader. Who you are — your interests, motivations, goals, experiences, etc. — plays a large role in how you interact with others, both clients and employees. The better…

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Fall and Winter Global Pandemic Predictions

Since early in the pandemic, infectious-disease experts have predicted a “second wave” of infections and deaths. Based on the patterns of other viruses, they hypothesized that COVID-19 would surge once more around autumn and winter.

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Finding Focus in the Digital Age

According to a study by McKinsey Global Institute, only 39% of an employee’s time is spent on role-specific tasks. With distractions such as emails to catch up on, instant messenger notifications from colleagues, and way too many tabs open on your computer, the inability to find focus in our digital age is understandable. On top…

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What Will Covid-19 Halloween Look Like?

As the holiday season approaches, many people are wondering what fall and winter holiday celebrations will look like. The coronavirus pandemic has taken lives, jobs, and normalcy from people across the country — will it take Halloween as well?

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Preventing the Top Insurance Claim: Slips, Trips, and Falls

Year after year, slips, trips, and falls remain the number-one insurance claim for property owners. More than three million people visit the emergency room each year because of falls, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The average hospital visit costs $30,000 to $50,000. Add in factors like ongoing medical bills and…

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