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Three Ways to Shake Up Your Week

We just experienced an Independence Day without a fireworks show. It follows a Memorial Day without a ceremony. We’re halfway through the year and, so far, haven’t marked any occasions with our favorite festivals, parades, or concerts. It’s a real bummer. Limiting...

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Getting Practical on Masks

Yesterday, the City of Beaufort adopted an emergency ordinance requiring that everyone wear a face covering inside publicly accessible buildings to help control the spread of COVID-19. The mandate is enforceable with a $50 fine. Not surprisingly, public response has...

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The Duties of Citizenship

Last week we announced that the 18th annual Civitas Awards will be presented later in June. Without a big celebratory event, this year’s awards will look and feel a little different. What about 2020 hasn’t been a little different, right? Keep your eyes peeled for more...

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Make the Safe Commitment

Make the Safe Commitment

Last week’s message focused on confidence and recommended steps to boost confidence for employees and consumers returning to your business. This week’s message is simpler: visit www.bftsafe.com and make the Safe Commitment. With leadership from the Beaufort Area...

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City of Beaufort Adopts Business Support Package

At their council meeting this Tuesday, the City of Beaufort approved a set of pragmatic policy changes to support local businesses strained by COVID-19 closure. Dubbed “Together Beaufort,” the package includes: Restaurants whose property is contiguous to City-owned...

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Boost Confidence in 3 Steps

Back in February, you didn’t think twice about popping into a sandwich shop for lunch or stopping by the grocery story on the way home. Now I bet you at least pause for a second. Every day each of us make subliminal calculations about risk based on what we believe to...

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COVID-19 Business Impact Survey Findings

COVID-19 Business Impact Survey Findings

KEY FINDINGS 89% of respondents report revenue impact, 80% report operational impact.Decrease in customers/orders is the most cited impact.Roughly half of respondents have reduced staffing capacity.The majority of respondents are confident that their business will...

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