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Ep:74 Before Social Media, there was the BBB

Remember the days of reviewing a business before social media? The Better Business Bureau has been facilitating ethical exchanges between consumers and businesses for decades, and we’re joined by director of operations, Edwin Hubbard, Jr., to discuss how local businesses can leverage accreditation with the BBB. Also, Edwin shares how he manages an impressive volunteer …

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Ep73: Establishing an Employee Advisory Council

Does your company have an employee advisory council? Do your employees have an anonymous avenue to discuss concerns, changes, or positive comments to the leadership team? Chuck & Brittany are joined by AGP’s Tiffany Trent and Bethany Dria to discuss why the firm established an employee advisory council and why it’s to the benefit of …

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Ep72: Understanding the Employee FICA Deferment

Hot off the press! We have a special episode this week with the latest news on the employee FICA deferment. Taylor Lorenz from AGP’s COVID-19 Response Team joined Chuck and Brittany just yesterday (9/8/20) to discuss the latest developments from the Presidential order, what employers need to do, what employees should know, and more. Taylor …

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Ep71: From the Courtroom to Coaching

Julie Sumner was a labor attorney for 12 years when she decided to flip the script and help companies differently. Julie founded her company, Monarch Endeavors LLC, to transform professional development through a unique approach. Monarch Endeavors provides executive coaching for professionals, with the added benefit of Julie’s expertise in labor law. Julie shares her …

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Ep70: Crisis Communication in the Year 2020

It’s not if your company will have a crisis, it’s when. It’s the year 2020 – companies are facing concerns with COVID-19 (“What if an employee/customer/vendor/volunteer gets the virus?”), along with the liability that employees can be caught on camera at all hours displaying concerning behaviors that are not part of the company’s mission and …

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Ep66: Supporting Akron Businesses

Steve Millard, Chairman of the Greater Akron Chamber (GAC), joins Chuck & Brittany (virtually, of course), to discuss how the GAC adjusted all plans to become “All COVID, all the time” when the chaos disrupted Akron-area businesses. Steve shares resources available to GAC business members and how local business owners can get back on track …

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Ep65: Quick Development of COVID Decontamination

When the words “coronavirus” and “COVID” may have been unknown to most in February of this year, for David Charlton and his team, they were already investigating how to develop decontamination services for this unknown virus. David led his team from Rice Oil Sucks to think outside the box and quickly mobilized to establish decontamination …

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