Don’t forget about the future

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The world we’re currently operating in makes it difficult to look past the end of the week. Our businesses have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. New issues and concerns arise almost daily.We’ve all had to make sacrifices – whether it’s canceling an event, reducing hours, or closing up shop and hoping for a return. Right now, our main goal is just to make it through. But what happens when we get to the end of this? Will you be prepared for the future?Leadership guru Dan Rockwell has some good insights from a recent conversation with strategic innovation consultant and author Mark Johnson, where the two discussed how “volatility makes long-term thinking more important.”The approach Johnson takes to execute on vision is using “future-back” thinking. This way of thinking is used to develop strategy, while “present-forward” thinking is used to execute. Here are a few examples of the differences between the two ways of thinking:last_img read more

Water Street Brewing Co. supports small businesses while feeding the front lines

first_imgIt’s been an especially difficult time for bars and restaurants who depend on dine-in services. “Sales are down but we’re trying to accommodate to our customers’ needs. We’re providing free delivery of our full menu and beer and online ordering, which is new to us. So we’re trying to adjust to the times to try and stay in the business during what is a difficult time for our industry,” said head brewer Nick Hall. “We saw a need for both local businesses and healthcare workers, providing people with means, really providing both industries in one,” said Hall. “It’s been really nice to see the overwhelming support we’ve received from both businesses and individuals so far.” Meals have also been delivered to other places with front line workers. For more on the coronavirus click here. It started a GoFundMe page accepting donations from the public to buy meals from other restaurants. “The goal is to provide at least a small boost in revenue during a difficult time to small businesses to keep them afloat until this whole thing is over or until there is some more government assistance. And hope to provide at least enough to keep some service industry jobs going during the crisis,” said Hall. “The people who work in nursing homes are really protecting our most vulnerable. The first place we delivered to in terms of a nursing home was Susquehanna which has positive covid-19 there so we thought that was a great place to donate some food to, show them that the community has their support,” said Hall. Helping two industries through one initiative, and all made possible by the generosity of the community. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The coronavirus has forced many businesses to close their doors in recent weeks. If you would like to contribute to the GoFundMe page, click here. The meals purchased are being delivered to healthcare workers in our area including staff at Lourdes, Binghamton General, UHS Wilson, along with EMS crews. Water Street Brewing Co. in downtown Binghamton is one of many places that has had to adapt to restrictions and guidelines. Thus far, meals have been donated by Water Street Brewing Co., Hacienda Mexican Restaurant, Parlor City Vegan, Alexander’s Cafe, Nezuntoz, Garage Taco, and The Shop. Despite being a tough time, Water Street Brewing Co. is using its resources to help the community.last_img read more