Protection Requires Preparation

Three good friends ended up in the hospital this weekend.  All unrelated, all unexpected. All crazy scary. All keen reminders that life can go awry at any moment. Are you prepared?  Can you put your finger on critical information, when needed?  Do you have the right contact numbers stored in your phone? Do you have…

Young Professionals Find New Ways to Give Back

As an organization dedicated to providing platforms for local small business, the OPRF Chamber of Commerce encourages subsets of local business people with similar challenges to form “affinity groups.” These teams create peer-led safe spaces for business people with similar experiences and concerns to gather and explore issues, educational topics, and opportunities.  Members learn from…

Performance Reviews, Our Team and Fruitcake

Year-end brings with it holiday cheer, family, warm feelings and an easy friendliness.  But those who run businesses know that year-end also means closing the financial books, preparing next year’s budget, sizing up unsold inventory and the dreaded annual employee performance reviews. Announcing to the team that it is time to schedule individual meetings for…