9 Ways to Find Local Artists: Supporting & Collecting From New Talent

Word of mouth is the most powerful tool we have to promote and nurture our local art communities. If you know artists, small business owners, gallery or exhibition space owners, or anyone else who could benefit from being referred to others in the local art scene- speak up! Referrals and networking are effective ways of creating momentum and discovering new ways of bringing local art to our communities.

The Importance of Visitor Management in a Post-COVID Workplace

Now more than ever, as the workplace reopens and the rollout of a vaccine slowly allows for more flexible guidelines, it is essential for us all to do our part in assisting the world with its post-pandemic recovery. Investing in the safety of your employees protects not only your staff and your workplace, but also the essential visitors and outside personnel that bring value to your business. Safeter offers a streamlined, user friendly, reliable visitor management solution to help you do exactly that.

Reopening Safely with Health Check

Covid-19 has dominated most of 2020. It has changed the way we live, work and socialize. It is hard to think of an aspect of life that has gone untouched by the pandemic. For a long time, normal felt like a faraway dream. Now, as vaccines are being prepared to ship across the country as early as next week, something close to normalcy may not be so out of reach. Pfizer, in collaboration with BioNTech, has requested emergency authorization from the F.D.A. and the panel is expected to give the vaccine, BNT162B2, a greenlight sometime this weekend. Once approved, the first round of the vaccine will be administered to healthcare workers as the first to receive it. Moderna Therapeutics, with a vaccine in its third phase of clinical trials, is expected to follow suit before the end of the year.

Angelo Negro's 2019 Unfiltered Roero Arneis

This bottle comes to us from niche importer, The Piedmont Guy. How I haven't known about him until now is a tragedy. Bringing organic wines from family-owned vineyards in Piedmont, Weston Hoard just became my new favorite person in the world of wine. Arneis, a white grape grown in the heart of red wine country, has long been overlooked in the world of fine wine. Recently, this variety (dubbed "little rascal" for it's fussy nature and difficulty to grow) has started to gain some well deserved recognition,

Poverty in Ukraine: The Effect of Covid-19

From 2015 to 2020, The World Bank and The United Nations Development Programme delivered US$260 million of crucial supplies to Ukraine. On April 27th of this year, The World Bank provided an additional US$135 million in funding toward the Serving People, Improving Health Project. The funding will be used to support Ukraine's Covid response. The funds will be used to increase disease surveillance, upgrade Ukraine’s hospital system and train Ukrainian doctors. The project also provides start-up grants for small businesses. Ukraine has faced its fair share of turmoil, long before the global crisis brought on by Covid-19. In the years leading up to 2020, the country showed slow but promising improvement in its fight against poverty. Covid-19 has proven itself a worldwide challenge, testing nations in every way imaginable. With the help of the EU’s conditionary funding and the Serving People, Improving Health Project, it seems Ukraine will have the tools necessary to continue on the road to healing in 2021.