Pandemic prompts small-business tweaks that may endure

From curbside pickup and senior shopping hours to dining in yurts and viewing menus via smart phones, small businesses and restaurants were forced to institute a wide range of customer safety and service steps in 2020. Business owners now are examining which of those experiments were so successful that they will stay around post-pandemic.

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Businesses step up for the arts

Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) brought a new sense of accessibility, creativity and purpose to its annual Business for the Arts Awards. As the state’s art industry grapples with the devastating effects of COVID-19, the virtual event celebrates the resiliency of the arts community and the businesses that continued to lift the community.

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How to retain workers and maintain quality care

Demand for healthcare workers, particularly nurses, skyrocketed in 2020 as hospitals and other facilities increased staff to keep pace with the pandemic. Beyond the pandemic, hospitals are still working their way through a backlog of surgeries and other procedures that were postponed because of the virus. Here’s a look at how hospitals can stay ahead of staffing trends and retain critical workers this year.

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Joe Goorman works hard and gives back

Since starting Commercial Concepts by American Furniture Warehouse five years ago, Goorman has built a successful portfolio of over $40 million in project sales and has won ColoradoBiz’s “Best of Colorado” office furniture dealer three years running. His dedication to community service is a result of his mission to give back.

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