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Colorado restaurant group is the latest to add surcharges to bills to offset inflation

FRED TANNEAU/AFP/GettyImages More restaurants are adding fees and surcharges to customers' bills as the pandemic and supply chain crisis stretches on. To offset additional costs such as increasing wages and COVID protocols, restaurants are using fees to try and make ends meet. Choice Restaurant Concepts, a restaurant group in Colorado Springs, Colorado, blames inflation for having to add a new surcharge at its five area eating establishments. As the coronavirus pandemic stretches on, more...
Tags: Taxes, News, Colorado, New York City, US, Trends, Costs, Washington Dc, Tracy, Retail, Inflation, Restaurant Group, Kim, Dc, Fees, Dining


Seller’s market is here to stay — but with fewer luxury buyers in 2022

"There will be more luxury sellers in 2022 than in 2021, and while there will be fewer actual luxury buyers, it is still a seller's market," the president of Luxury Portfolio International predicts.
Tags: Taxes, Radio, Luxury, Stability, Select, Seller's Market, Pandemic, Luxury Portfolio International, Global Luxury, Luxury_lens, Luxury Trends, Affluent Consumers


More booster shots, testing and other measures coming in response to Omicron variant

President Biden laid out a COVID-19 response plan Thursday that will push more people to get vaccinated and attempt to keep businesses open.
Tags: White House, Regulations, Joe Biden, Radio, Biden, Variant, Select, News Brief, Pandemic, Omicron, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Coronavirus Pandemic, President Biden, Omicron Variant


Do the holidays have to be happy? The short answer: No

For the past few years, we've been told to look on the bright side. Especially as real estate agents, positivity often comes with the job. But can too much positivity turn toxic?
Tags: Opinion, Service, Mental Health, Depression, Positivity, Radio, Agent, Columns, Positive, Brokerage, Select, Pandemic, Teresa Boardman, COVID-19


The quiet violence of inaction — we need to do better on gender-based violence

The only long-term solution to ending violence against women and children lies in funded, broadscale, multi-tier and multi-dimensional social education and reform efforts The post The quiet violence of inaction — we need to do better on gender-based violence appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Openaccess, Pandemic, COVID-19, The Psychological Society of South Africa, Sexual And Gender-based Violence, Women’s Global Leadership Institute


Next year to be a ‘mixed bag’ for real estate: realtor.com report

Recent inventory shortages may ease somewhat in 2022, but demand will probably still exceed supply and affordability will be challenging.
Tags: Utah, Indianapolis, Radio, Maine, 2022, Portland, Salt Lake City, Rhode Island, Providence, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Realtor.com, Pandemic, George Ratiu, Danielle Hale


If You’re An Unvaccinated Small Business Owner, With Unvaccinated Employees, You’re Part of The Problem

New Post From The Franchise King® I’m a small business owner and an entrepreneur. What I’m not? A diplomat. Because I refuse to engage in “the dance.” The dance being the thing that often happens when one party wants to tell the other party how he or she feels about something…but dances around it for too many minutes. I can’t do […] The post If You’re An Unvaccinated Small Business Owner, With Unvaccinated Employees, You’re Part of The Problem appeared first on Find The Best Franchise To Buy | T...
Tags: Small Business, Op-ed, Sales, Pandemic, Small Business Owner, Business closures, COVID-19


As Omicron COVID variant spreads, real estate agents grin and bear it

Disease experts are racing to address the Omicron variant, but in the real estate industry, few expect the new threat to be a game changer.
Tags: Technology, Minnesota, Australia, Joe Biden, Chicago, Radio, Agent, Biden, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Boardman Realty, Markets & Economy, Select, Chris Drayer, Pandemic, Matthew Gardner, Jeff Tucker


‘We Are Doubling Down On Our Vaccination Efforts,’ Omnicron Variant Not Yet In California

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — As of Sunday, the new COVID-19 variant, Omnicron, has still not made its way to California. In fact, there are currently no cases in the United States. Nevertheless, based on previous varieties, Omicron’s detection in the United States is simply a matter of time. As long as there are huge populations of unvaccinated people, new varieties will emerge. However, officials are doubling down on vaccination and booster shot efforts in anticipation of its arrival. The California De...
Tags: News, California, Local, Syndicated Local, California News, Sacramento, United States, South Africa, California Department of Public Health CDPH, CDPH, Pandemic, Omnicron, COVID-19, COVID, Coronanvirus, CBSN Sacramento Feed


‘We Are Doubling Down On Our Vaccination Efforts,’ Omicron Variant Not Yet In California

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Tags: News, California, Local, Syndicated Local, California News, Sacramento, United States, South Africa, California Department of Public Health CDPH, CDPH, Pandemic, COVID-19, COVID, Coronanvirus, CBSN Sacramento Feed, Omicron Variant


How Bad Managers Can Become Good Managers

The pandemic has the ability to create good managers out of bad ones Image Credit: CafeCredit.com So would you say that you are a good manager or a bad manager? If, somewhat oddly, you answered that you are a bad manager, I may have some good news for you. As we are all very much aware, the past year has been completely upside down. However, despite creating a great deal of uncertainty about what everyone should be doing and making the job of being a manager that much harder, it may ...
Tags: Careers, Management, NEED, Manager, Results, Expectations, Cost, Control, Active Listening, Jim Anderson, Pandemic, Impose, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building, CafeCredit


A Thanksgiving Post – Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Thanksgiving evokes different emotions in people. For some, it’s their favorite holiday. A time to get together with friends and family and celebrate all that life has to offer. For others, it’s not as sweet. It can serve as a bitter reminder of all that has been lost in the past year, perhaps a job that ended or a beloved family member that has passed. This year is no different in many ways.  We’ve been through a lot in the last year and we seem headed for yet another wave here in Connecticut ...
Tags: Health, Florida, Thanksgiving, Workplace, Law, Cdc, Disney, Turkey, Connecticut, Testing, Vaccine, Pay Range, Fifth Circuit, ETS, Standard, OSHA


'Get him off TV': Rep. Kevin McCarthy told Trump his daily COVID-19 briefings were backfiring: book

President Donald Trump speaks during a press briefing on the coronavirus outbreak from the White House on March 16, 2020. Evan Vucci/AP Rep. Kevin McCarthy wanted Trump to stop his daily COVID-19 briefings, according to a new book. "We've got to get him off TV," McCarthy told Republican leaders in April 2020. The conversation comes in a new book by ABC News' Jonathan Karl. Many people in then-President Donald Trump's orbit believed that his appearances at daily live COVID-19 pr...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, China, Trends, Gop, Republican, Donald Trump, Abc News, Mccarthy, Trump, Karl, Kevin McCarthy, Evan Vucci, Steve Scalise, House Republican


Tips for Local Businesses to Take Advantage of Pent-up Demand from the Pandemic

The pandemic has upended life for almost everybody all over the world. Over 5 million people all over the world died of COVID-19 between January 2020 and November 2021. As… Read more » The post Tips for Local Businesses to Take Advantage of Pent-up Demand from the Pandemic appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Business, Small Business, Tips, Pandemic


FDA expands recall of Ellume at-home COVID-19 tests to 2.2 million units over false positive results

Ellume The FDA recalled 2 million Ellume at-home COVID-19 tests, about fives times more units that were in the company's original recall from October. The tests can give people false-positive results for the coronavirus. So far there have been 35 recorded false-positive tests sent to the FDA and no recorded deaths. The Food and Drug Administration has vastly expanded the recall of Ellume at home COVID-19 testing kits over false postive results, now classifying it as its most serious ...
Tags: Home, Trends, Recall, Recalls, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Cvs, Positive, The Food and Drug Administration, Pandemic, Negative, Tech Insider, Emily Walsh, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Seasonality is back, iBuying is alive, and other big earnings takeaways

This week saw a flood of real estate company earnings reports. Overall, they indicate the market is well-positioned and maybe returning to some semblance of normalcy.
Tags: Technology, Ipo, Radio, Earnings, Stocks, Compass, Stock Market, Zillow, Redfin, Blend, Seasonality, Keller Williams, EXP, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Select


COVID-19 and the Rise Of Intermediate-Term Business and Marketing Planning in 2020

Photo by  John Gibbons  on  Unsplash Phrases like "medium-term" and "intermediate-term" have been lost from our business lexicon, it seems. According to Google Trends, searches for these keyphrases have declined 50% or more in the past 15 years. But 2020 is going to be the year intermediate-term planning becomes necessary. Now is an excellent time to consider what that may mean for preparing and managing your business for the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.Back when I went to school, we...
Tags: Google, Cdc, Marketing, US, Business Planning, Seo, Gartner, Nba, John Gibbons, Augie Ray, Pandemic, COVID-19, Johns Hopkins Covid, Worldometer


Laurie Garrett predicts that the pandemic will continue for 36 months as the "best case scenario"

She also predicts in the worst case scenario, it will become a permanent part of our lives "for generations to come." [Author: The Film Doctor ]
Tags: Movies, Laurie Garrett, Pandemic, The Film Doctor, Coronavirus


Keller Williams sees transactions dip, volume rise in Q3 — but no word on IPO

The company's latest earnings report reveals that the coronavirus pandemic is still impacting the housing market.
Tags: Radio, Earnings Report, Earnings, Agent, Compass, Keller Williams, Realogy, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Select, Pandemic, Jason Abrams, Marc King, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Only 28% of New York City workers have returned to the office, according to a new survey

Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Gary Hershorn/Getty Images Only 28% of Manhattan office workers are in the office during the week, according to a new survey by the Partnership for New York City. The city's employers expect that 49% of workers will be in the office on an average weekday by the end of January. It will take years before the city reaches pre-pandemic levels of office work, Kathryn Wylde, president and CEO of the Partnership for New York City, told Insider. Only 28% of ...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, News, Office, New York City, Trends, Remote Work, Working From Home, Manhattan, Office Space, Wylde, Midtown Manhattan, Remote workers, Pandemic, Realestate, Partnership for New York City


United will stop flying to 11 US cities indefinitely - see the full list

United Express aircraft William Howard/Shutterstock United Airlines is dropping 11 routes to small cities from its hubs in Houston, Denver, and Chicago. The small communities are getting cut "due to changes in the long-term sustainability," according to United. Delta and American have also stopped service to a handful of small, low-demand markets since the pandemic. United Airlines is dropping 11 small US cities from its network as regional routes continue to feel the lingering impact of t...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Minneapolis, Abc, Washington, US, Trends, Atlanta, Chicago, Idaho, South Dakota, Delta, Salt Lake City, Houston, Detroit


The Importance of Crisis Planning for 2022

After the last 20 months, most organizations believe they are prepared for anything. We have experienced firsthand how a crisis can significantly and quickly impact business operations. Many businesses, however, don’t realize they are unprepared until it’s too late. Companies can prepare by evaluating the crisis process, team, tools and resources they have in place. Effective planning ensures organizations are prepared to respond to a crisis in a timely and responsible manner to mitigate risk an...
Tags: Crisis Management, Pr, 2022, Thought Leadership, Zemke, APR, Pandemic, Ayme Zemke, Crisis Planning


The air route between Singapore and Malaysia - one of the world's busiest air routes - is set to resume quarantine-free travel

Singapore Airlines Airbus A380. Vytautas Kielaitis/Shutterstock Quarantine-free air travel between Singapore and Malaysia for the fully vaccinated is slated to resume on November 29. The program is slated to start with six designated services between Singapore and Malaysia each day. Before the pandemic, the one-hour flight was one of the busiest international air routes in the world. The air route between Singapore and Malaysia - one of the world's busiest air routes - is slated to ope...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Planes, Trends, Malaysia, Tourism, Kuala Lumpur, Aviation, Brooklyn Bridge, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Changi Airport, Taipei Taiwan, Johor


Slice of Life: A moment of serendipity

‘Just when I was at my lowest — sprawled on my couch four months ago — I was pulled back to my feet by the past’ The post Slice of Life: A moment of serendipity appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Fashion, National, Convoy, Openaccess, Styling, Slice of Life, Pandemic, COVID-19, Amu Godi


Why business owners are turning to 'gratitude robots' to show their appreciation for employees during the labor shortage

A Handwrytten robot pictured. Handwrytten Companies are hiring robots to write thank-you letters to their hardworking employees. The idea is to show appreciation to workers amid labor shortages and pandemic pressures. Gift cards are also increasingly being sent in place of other items, to avoid supply chain issues. An ongoing labor shortage plaguing the US has left existing employees under strain at many companies.Accordingly, business owners are making an extra effort to thank their empl...
Tags: US, Trends, Supply Chain, Tech, Employees, Robots, Retail, PHOENIX Arizona, Pandemic, Scott Price, Tech Insider, Wachs, Labor Shortage, Weekend BI UK, Grace Kay, Zahra Tayeb


How We Can Best Handle a World That Feels Like Too Much

Is the world still feeling uncertain to you? Did you, like me, think we’d be back to “normal” by now – when COVID numbers began to decline, once we had a vaccine for the virus, as churches and businesses began to open up again? Years ago, Patsy Clairmont wrote Normal is Just a Setting on Your Dryer, and that sentiment is as spot on as ever. Everything’s fine when I’m with family or friends, but if I scroll social media or read the news, I find myself wondering how we’ve lost our way so badly. ...
Tags: Hope, Inspiration, Peace, Jesus, Gospel, Peter, Encouragement, Pandemic, Patsy Clairmont, Peter His


Encryption, inequality and ‘Zero DOM’: 6 pocket listing takeaways

Inman took a deep dive into pocket listings, which continue to polarize the real estate industry long after many thought the practice would disappear.
Tags: Facebook, Listings, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Whatsapp, Radio, Mls, Agent, Market, Redfin, Nerdwallet, NAR, Inman, Jonathan Miller, National Association of Realtors, Markets & Economy


Shake Shack wants to open over a dozen restaurants, but limited construction supplies might make it impossible until next year

NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images Shake Shack may not be able to open any more locations until next year because of the supply chain. Shortages in construction materials are delaying some locations from opening until 2022, according to its latest earnings call. The company originally hoped to open 12 to 15 new Shake Shack locations in the fourth quarter. Shake Shack may not be able to open any more locations until later next year because of supply chain disruptions.Shortages in constru...
Tags: News, Trends, Supply Chain, Retail, Construction, Shortages, Shake Shack, Randy Garutti, Pandemic, Setbacks, Garutti, Construction Equipment, NICOLAS ASFOURI, Emily Walsh, Labor Shortage, COVID-19


Shake Shake wants to open over a dozen restaurants, but limited construction supplies might make it impossible until next year

NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images Shake Shack may not be able to open any more locations until next year because of the supply chain. Shortages in construction materials are delaying some locations from opening until 2022, according to its latest earnings call. The company originally hoped to open 12 to 15 new Shake Shack locations in the fourth quarter. Shake Shack may not be able to open any more locations until later next year because of supply chain disruptions.Shortages in constru...
Tags: News, Trends, Supply Chain, Retail, Construction, Shortages, Shake Shack, Randy Garutti, Pandemic, Setbacks, Shake Shake, Garutti, Construction Equipment, NICOLAS ASFOURI, Emily Walsh, Labor Shortage


‘It is Time to Taper,’ Fed Reveals Economic Plan

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) met this weekend to approve plans to scale back its asset purchases amid improving economic activity and employment outlooks. As a result, Fed officials announced on Nov. 3 that it would begin “tapering” its pandemic-induced $120-billion-a-month asset-purchase program by $15 billion each in November and December. What does this mean? The FOMC is a committee under the Federal Reserve System, or “The Fed,” which oversees all monetary policy in the United St...
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