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(StatePoint) The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed how business gets done. And when it comes to midsized and small businesses, the importance of investing in new technology, facilitating remote work and maintaining a tech-savvy workforce has never been so clear, according to a new survey.

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(StatePoint) Amid the historic coronavirus pandemic, businesses are adapting by making major changes to their operations, including increased use of technology, according to the latest PNC semi-annual survey of small and mid-size business owners and executives, which concluded Sept. 8.

(BPT) - A stylish and inviting atmosphere plays an important role in the overall mood and productivity of a company’s employees. It also gives you a chance to tell your brand’s story and connect with your customers while in your store. Meaning a well-designed space can actually impact your b…

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(BPT) - Whether it's the first day of middle school or the first day away at college, students of all ages are preparing for a new school year. Students might be learning at home, in the classroom or a combination of both, so now is the time to get organized and prepared to help you tackle t…

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(BPT) - It’s not always easy to be at home with kids day after day, but with a little creativity, you can beat cabin fever. Whether you're in your own backyard or venturing out, there are plenty of things you can do to have fun together. Make sure to choose activities that are age-appropriat…

(StatePoint) As advocates continue to put gender equity under a microscope and some progress has been made, there’s still a long way to go. The income gap between men and women has yet to be closed, and while employers have a huge role to play in creating a level playing field, many women co…

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Lowrie opened his Jasper State Farm Agency on Nov. 1, 2006. His success is reflected in the many honors he has received as an agent; among them, Chairman’s Circle qualifier, Bronze Tablet qualifier, Ambassador Travel qualifier, Senior Vice-President’s Club and Targets of Excellence.

The Lakota Cove 2013 Artist Party featured nearly 30 artists at the Feb. 9 event. The Jasper furniture gallery was filled with artists showing their works while guests mingled and live music played. The annual event showcases painters, sculptors, jewelry makers, photographers and craftsmen f…