Pandemic brings out the best in local firms as they fight disease and help peers through tumultuous times.
As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues apace and the predicted peak in Wisconsin of the viral storm remains a month — or more — into the future, it’s no longer a matter of will Madison-area businesses adjust to this new reality but how they’re adjusting.
That includes local businesses that are helping their peers out during this challenging time.
As more organizations find their way amid the COVID-19 upheaval, In Business is endeavoring to share some of their stories as a reminder that we’re all in this together.
The Wisconsin Technology Council, the Madison-based science and technology advisor to the governor and the Legislature, has altered its monthly newsletter to a daily version, chronicling the latest in the local impact, news, and resources, according to Laura Kaiser, conference and social media director.
Aaron Hager, president of Harbour Investments Inc., says the Madison-based investment firm has operated at 100 percent while shifting more and more employees to work from home over the past month. “We have been using Webex for larger meetings and starting to use Microsoft Teams for smaller meetings and project collaboration. Communication has been the key to our success. We were also lucky as we have a great tech partner in Applied Tech. They have been working with us over the last few years, not only helping us migrate our local applications and databases to the cloud but also helping us better utilize laptops with docking stations to make the transition to home office much easier.”