RAEDC Hosts Legal, Business, & Leadership Webinars to Support Regional Businesses

Since March the RAEDC has been a reliable source of information relating to keeping protocols updated for manufacturers, retail establishments, and other essential workplaces through webinars and online methods. This has continued as the situation has evolved and changed due to progress made to flatten the curve and the responsibilities employers have with the passing of the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program.

In conjunction with Rockford University, Hinshaw & Culbertson, and HolmstromKennedy we have partnered to provide regional businesses with valuable resources to understand the impact of COVID-19 on their employees, businesses, and the responsibilities associated with these new revenue sources.

These webinars support the mission of the organization to increase the economic well-being of our region by attracting and retaining businesses. Retaining companies by providing multileveled support helps everyone in the region.

“Dedicating time to participate in a webinar as companies are also trying to pivot to fill new customer needs and opportunities to expand into different industries is difficult. We strive to ensure any time spent with us during a webinar results in applicable and quick-to-incorporate solutions that make running a business in these uncertain times less tricky,” states Jerry Sagona, VP of Business Development.

Some of the items covered in the legal webinars include:

  • Payroll Protection Program
  • Insolvent customers/vendors
  • Long term planning
  • Potential cash flow conservation ideas
  • Back to Work Considerations
  • Lease Considerations

While the topics covered by the ED Talks include:

  • Reengineering Your Workplace
  • Crises Leadership
  • Situational Leadership

The ED Talks (Economic Development Talks) cover topics related to business leadership and how leaders can navigate challenges and uncertainty while ensuring the business remains sustainable.

“Partnering with Rockford University, Puri School of Business, our ED Talks provide business owners and community leaders with access to very current and relevant information that will help an organization grow and adapt to the changing economy and marketplace. It is exciting to share forward thinking business strategies from some of the brightest minds in academia,” says Jarid Funderburg, VP of Business & Investor Relations.

We are grateful to our partners for developing the content and presentations for the webinars we have been hosting.

These webinar-based presentations along with question and answer sessions are available at RockfordIL.com/reopening-resources.