Knowing when and how to pivot is essential to the longevity of any business, but is crucial to survival for local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. At Biz 417’s Virtual B-School presented by OTC Center for Workforce Development, hear firsthand from several local leaders who have creatively adapted to keep their business afloat and provide essential services to the community. Don’t miss the inspiration, community connection and valuable advice the local business community has to offer on June 11. B-School is additionally sponsored by American National.
June B-School Panelists
MICHAEL CHO Co-owner, Craft Sushi
Big Pivot: Increased Craft Sushi's presence in Mercy Hospital's cafeteria to counteract a 70% revenue loss.
Education Director, Discovery Center of Springfield
Big Pivot: Turned their (shut down) business into a temporary childcare facility for health workers.
Innovation Strategist, Missouri State Libraries' Innovation Lab
Big Pivot: Used equipment at his disposal to 3D print masks for first responders in need.
President and CEO, Community Foundation of the Ozarks
Big Pivot: Helped secure donations to support the local nonprofit industry during disruption.
Chief Executive Officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield
Big Pivot: Provided meals, virtual learning and programming to continue serving members and families.
President, Polyfab Plastics
Big Pivot: Manufactured thousands of aerosol boxes and face shields for the local health community.
Founder and CEO, Dynamic DNA Laboratories
Big Pivot: Partnered with local health institutions to administer quick-turnaround COVID-19 tests.
Win a $50 Gift Card!
Snap a selfie during the webinar and tweet it out using the hashtag #BIZBSCHOOL for a chance to win one of four $50 gift cards to Farmers Gastropub from American National.