“Learning Through This Crisis”

If you believe in the mantra of never letting a good crisis go to waste, then this is the best time in history to improve your standing in the business world. We are fortunate as a society that even while being apart, we have robust technology available at our fingertips which allows for uninterrupted communications and incredible opportunities for distance learning. The moment we find ourselves in today is one for which companies and employees are expanding their understanding of how to achieve success in a world where COVID-19 is reshaping our lives by the minute. Here at the Chamber, we have been striving to provide our members with multiple channels for which to learn about how this pandemic is changing business as we know it.

Along with our steady stream of resource sharing, the Chamber team has also been working with our members to produce valuable webinars and other learning tools which can help businesses navigate these times and plan for the future. The full collection of those offerings is available at www.talchamber.com/covid19webinars . To date, our various Chamber webinars have been viewed by over 1,000 people. With that strong of a response, we will certainly be producing more.

In addition to the webinars we are producing with members, we are also allowing members and partner organizations to post their own webinars to our site. Each week new programs are added and our webinar page continues to see additional traffic from those looking to learn how to advance their business or career during the pandemic.

Consistent with our priority focus areas of Growing Business, Advocating for Business, and Bridging the Talent Gap, those visiting our webinar page will find programs that touch on subjects including but not limited to the federal stimulus, tax strategies, human resources, insurance claims, and even talent retention. If you or your business is interested in hosting a webinar with our team or even adding your own webinar to our site, please contact Dana Noles at dnoles@talchamber.com.

Even though these times are difficult for nearly every business in the world, there is still important work to be done. Most importantly, we must all strive to find creative ways to get our businesses back on track. Among the many strategies currently being considered for getting our economy moving forward again, we are particularly attracted to the “Four R’s” being promoted by our friends at the Florida Chamber of Commerce and many other business organizations across the country. By placing a priority on Relief, Restart, Recover, and Re-imagine, we can all start to build the framework for bringing our business community back to its full strength. There are many unknowns in the business world today, but we do know things will continue to be different for some time and that means we must keep learning as we press ahead. Our aim will be to facilitate that in every way possible. Together, we will get through this and emerge stronger than ever before.

Jay Revell
Vice President, Advocacy and Public Policy