Posts Tagged ‘COVID-19’

Pressing Pause for Self-Care

May 17th, 2023

May’s Mental Health Awareness Month, observed in the United States since 1949, is significant to Ashley Becker, administrative office manager at Shore Tint and More in Seaford, Del. An advocate for self-care in the window film industry, Becker gardens and spends time with her loved ones to overcome her anxieties and pressures. Please Hold “Any […]

Small Business Rises out of Pandemic Lockdown

Jul 20th, 2022

Not many businesses opened during the COVID-19 pandemic. But it was the birth of a local automotive window-tinting business in San Jose. Click here to read more.

China Vows to Ease Supply Chain Woes in Foreign Chamber Meeting

Apr 20th, 2022

Chinese officials pledged in a meeting with foreign chambers to address supply chain concerns while reaffirming their commitment to the country’s Covid Zero strategy, according to participants. Click here to read more.

Ebb and Flow

Apr 13th, 2022

The past two years have delivered unchartered territory to all businesses, from global corporations to the sole proprietor. Even as consumers, we had to adjust to constant changes, which haven’t been easy. However, the challenges have been more complex for business owners. From shutdowns to employee shortages, supply-chain issues to inflation, how do you adapt […]

What’s Your Pain Point?

Feb 16th, 2022

This week’s lead story covers employee retention, but companies are also grappling with a labor shortage, reduced spending power, a stagnant supply chain and potential COVID-19 variants. What is your shop fighting most in these uncertain times? “The way the market is going, we’re trying to figure out whether or not we’re going to keep […]

Welcome to My Tech Talk

Jan 12th, 2022

The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Loop bridged the West Hall and North/Central/South Halls at the 2021 SEMA Show. Designed to transport more than 4,400 convention attendees per hour, the tunnels offer a glimpse into the future. Here are three forms of rising technology with possible industry implications. 1. Autonomous Vehicles A recent video from […]

U.S. Port Delays: Outcome of Holidays Will Determine if Supply Chain Crisis Extends Into 2023, Experts Say

Dec 29th, 2021

With the U.S. past the peak of consumer demand and the winter holidays nearly over, experts say the next couple of months will be critical to determine whether the supply chain crisis brought on by the pandemic will extend into 2023. Aaron Terrazas, director of economic research at Convoy Inc., a digital freight networking company, […]

Will There be Stimulus Checks Over the Holidays? For Certain States, Yes

Dec 22nd, 2021

Hopes of a fourth stimulus check from the federal government have been dashed, but certain states will still be offering their residents some cash ahead of the holidays. So far, there have been three rounds of stimulus checks: one in April 2020, another in December 2020 and one more in March 2021. . . . […]

The History of the Metal Box That’s Wrecking the Supply Chain

Dec 15th, 2021

Behold the simple shipping container. It’s a large, steel box that can carry tens of thousands of pounds of cargo. It’s also stackable and designed to fit on ocean freight ships, trains, and even trucks. These containers have been an unnoticed cog in the world’s highly complex manufacturing network for decades. But not anymore. Thanks […]

Stimulus Update: See What States are Sending Checks in December

Dec 1st, 2021

Millions of Americans are expected to receive stimulus payments around Christmastime by way of their local state governments. Some states issue their own stimulus checks, and others are even providing universal basic income payments. See if your state is sending a stimulus payment in December. California has been sending checks via its Golden State Stimulus […]