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Career Corner: Making Lemonade
Columns

Career Corner: Making Lemonade

By Angela Copeland As the pandemic continues to rage on in the United States, many of us have felt locked indoors. We’ve felt isolated. It’s been lonely. It’s scary. This is especially true for anyone who is living away from their loved ones. It can be hard to get help with things when you need…

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Deadline Extended
Business

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Deadline Extended

This week, California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), part of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), announced that the deadline for the first round of applications for the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program will be extended until Jan. 13, 2021. The program, which officially opened Dec. 30, experienced high…

SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Reopening, New Guidance Issued
Business

SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Reopening, New Guidance Issued

Originally posted Jan. 8 at 8:15 a.m. / Updated Jan. 8 at 9:20 a.m. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of Jan. 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only…

Plugging Along with EV Tech
Business

Plugging Along with EV Tech

By Brenda J. Trainor Have you noticed that the buses that drive around in Duarte don’t belch out black clouds of crud, and that you don’t have to roll up your windows when driving behind them to avoid the stinky smell? That’s because those Foothill Transit vehicles are part of a fleet of zero-emission electric…

Jean D. Koehler Receives 2021 Five Star Wealth Manager Award
Business

Jean D. Koehler Receives 2021 Five Star Wealth Manager Award

Jean D Koehler, CRP, CKA, CLTC, RICP, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Arcadia, Calif. has been named a recipient of the 2021 Five Star Wealth Manager award by Five Star Professional. The award goes to less than 7% of the wealth managers in the region based on research administered by Five Star Professional,…

Career Corner: New Year’s Dreams
Columns

Career Corner: New Year’s Dreams

By Angela Copeland The New Year is finally here. We’ve been waiting for 2021 since Friday, March 13, 2020. That was the day that it became apparent that a pandemic was going to be a big part of 2020. Since then, we’ve felt that if we can just hang on until January, things will go…

Career Corner: The Burnout Badge
Columns

Career Corner: The Burnout Badge

By Angela Copeland Burnout is not a badge. Yet somehow, we wear it every day as if we may get a prize. Grinding yourself down is not a contest. I wish we could all agree on this. Productivity at work is the highest when we are rested and when we are taking care of ourselves….

The Battle Over Outdoor Dining Continues
Business, News

The Battle Over Outdoor Dining Continues

By Terry Miller Remember outdoor dining? It was the closest thing to pre-epidemic normal for the 10 million residents of Los Angeles County — until recently. Then, a huge surge in hospitalizations and cases of the coronavirus forced the county’s health department to ban outdoor dining again in late November. Beacon Media has been closely…

Career Corner: 2021 Workplace Trends
Business, Columns

Career Corner: 2021 Workplace Trends

By Angela Copeland Have you had enough of 2020? Let’s look to what you can expect in your 2021 workplace. The 2020 pandemic has been a historic year. We’ve experienced unexpected change and, interestingly, some of that change may be here to stay. Recently, Glassdoor’s chief economist, Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, shared his five predictions on…

L.A. County Residents and Business Owners Affected by Bobcat and Lake Wildfires Have Until Tuesday to Apply for Disaster Loans
Business

L.A. County Residents and Business Owners Affected by Bobcat and Lake Wildfires Have Until Tuesday to Apply for Disaster Loans

Disaster recovery loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (S.B.A.) are still available to Los Angeles County residents and businesses who suffered damage as a result of the Lake Fire and Bobcat Fire. The deadline to apply for disaster recovery loans from the S.B.A. is Dec. 15. Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may…

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