May 4th, 2020

NAME: Patricia Thompson

JOB/ PROFESSION: Director, Human Resources

TELL THE WORLD ABOUT YOURSELF!I've been in the HR field for over 15 years primarily working in the hospitality industry and for a short period of time in Operations.   During my career I've had several roles ranging from HR Business Partner, Manager up to Director.  My experience encompasses all aspects of HR to include traditional HR responsibilities such as handling FMLA and Workman's Compensation…


April 8th, 2020

NAME: Kristin Shymoniak

JOB/ PROFESSION: Student Support Coordinator

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF!A native of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, Kristin Shymoniak is currently a Student Support Coordinator and Commissioner on the Mayor’s Commission on African American affairs. Kristin has dedicated her life to serving her community. Some of her community activism efforts include being a board member for Black Millennials 4 Flint, a grassroots civil-rights and environmental justice organization;…


March 30th, 2020

As most of the workforce moves to virtual and remote work during COVID-19, we’re getting a rude wake up call for just how much environment shapes productivity and energy.

According to the International WELL Building Institute, workplace design that considers air quality, lighting, views onto nature and the general layout of the interior can significantly impact on health, satisfaction, wellbeing and staff productivity.

Although many of us were thrown into this new, unfamiliar and…


December 23rd, 2019

What’s your vision for 2020?

You already set new year resolutions for your personal life, so why not do it for your professional life as well? Since the new year is rapidly approaching, it’s time to create a roadmap for 2020 and create goals that set you and your company up for success.

As a small business owner, here are a few areas to focus on as you set goals for the year ahead:

2) Consider your employees and office culture: Since you’re focused on the bigger picture, take…


October 3rd, 2019

Just like the first day of school, the first day at a new job can be exciting and a little nerve-racking. Maintaining your self-proclaimed “efficiency in Excel” or thinking about the commute is usually at the forefront of your mind, but what you wear is a key detail to successfully stepping into your new career. Here are some tips on what to wear on your first day at a new job:

The Basics
Wearing “Business Casual” attire is always your best bet when starting a new job. Even if the…