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February 20, 2020
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Stories from the Street
Doug Baruchin and Bill Bernstein are the partners behind ITS Environmental Services, which disinfects properties and handles difficult clean-up jobs involving crime scenes and bloodborne pathogens. With a focus on discretion and compassion, Bernstein says traditional tactics such as face-to-face meetings help fuel the company's growth.
Full Story: WCBS-TV/WLNY-TV (New York City) (2/19) 
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Caring for Customers
Repurposing high-performing blog content is one way to build the visibility of a business, writes Jeilan Devanesan of Venngage. Devanesan explains how to turn existing content into infographics, webinars and videos.
Full Story: Business 2 Community (2/19) 
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Keeping Shop
Strained relationships in the workplace can be damaging for people and organizations, but following certain steps can repair them.
Full Story: Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (2/14) 
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Open-plan offices have raised privacy and noise concerns among workers, and some companies have responded by creating private spaces, such as huddle or focus areas and phone booths where people can get reprieve or work quietly.
Full Story: The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (2/18) 
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Managing the Money
Explaining both the reasons behind why a small-business owner would consider refinancing a business loan and how the process works, columnist Ashley Sweren puts together everything you need to know. Guidelines for qualifying are provided, along with steps to ensure a successful business loan refinance.
Full Story: Nav Small Business Blog (2/19) 
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Tips & Tools
All communication during organizational change should address employee concerns about what it means for them and what actions they need to take, writes David Grossman. He outlines five steps leaders can use to create their plan, execute it and evaluate its effectiveness.
Full Story: LeaderCommunicator Blog (2/17) 
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Why hiring the formerly incarcerated makes good sense
Employers that hire people with criminal backgrounds gain quality employees, potentially increase profit and help reduce recidivism, writes Margie Lee-Johnson, vice president of people at Checkr. "By acknowledging the unfair playing field and giving all applicants an equal chance -- especially through diversity and belonging initiatives -- employers have a chance to right a systemic wrong," Lee-Johnson notes.
Full Story: Fast Company online (2/13) 
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News You Can Use
Federal lawmakers have proposed a ban of some plastic bags, utensils and containers in restaurants. The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020 was introduced by four Democrats with no Republican co-sponsors, meaning that it could face a difficult path ahead in the Senate.
Full Story: Nation's Restaurant News (free registration) (2/18) 
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It's actually very rewarding to do what we do; we get to help people through probably the most difficult time in their life.
Doug Baruchin, founder of ITS Environmental Services, as quoted by WCBS-TV/WLNY-TV (New York City)
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