DES MOINES, Iowa – Small Business Week kicked off Monday, and many business owners across Des Moines are making it through the pandemic with the help of their community. Several federal and state programs helped many small businesses survive the turmoil of the past 18 months, but customers coming through the front door is the main way to help them thrive. Read more.
I could not be more thrilled to have Murder in the Family back on REELZ for a brand new season! Of course shooting the series during the COVID 19 pandemic has brought its own set of rules and challenges. On the set, we are following CDC guidelines for social distancing and wearing masks. My mask is only off when I am on camera and my film crew follows safe practices for sanitizing their equipment each time they set up. Read more.
The coronavirus pandemic has severely disrupted lives, overwhelmed healthcare systems and caused economic losses worldwide. In the United States, some regions are experiencing the effects of financial hardship even more than others. Experts report that Michigan will feel the brunt of the economic crisis longer and more acutely than many other states, as it relies heavily on auto manufacturing, which has been largely shuttered. Read more.
Dave Portnoy, the founder and president of Barstool Sports, has launched a fund to bail out small businesses that have been hurt by the pandemic and government shutdowns. Reaching into his own pockets, he wants to help small businesses stay afloat and he is challenging others to join him for the cause. He calls it the Barstool Fund and he is using his incredible social reach to spread the word. Read more.