Execs of the Palm Beaches continues to monitor the rapidly changing situation related to the spread of COVID-19. We understand that concerns for health, safety, and the impact of not meeting with colleagues and referral sources face-to-face -- among other issues -- are affecting members. 

As Execs members commit to maintaining all appropriate sanitary, health, and safety measures and encourage employees to follow guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, it is our goal to be supportive. 

Here are links to member presentations:

COVID-19 and Its Effect on Florida Workers’ Compensation
Conroy Simberg / Esther Zapata-Ruderman
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Understanding the Impact and Requirements to a Business Under the New Families First Coronavirus Response Act
PayMaster / Romeo Chico
Loren & Kean Law / Bruce Loren
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Relief Loan Programs for Small Business: What We Know
First Citizens Bank / Israel Gibbs

Market Update
South Florida Financial Services / Branden Schiralli
Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Real Estate in Today’s Day and Age:
Questions You Should Be Asking About Buying or Selling Real Estate During a Pandemic
The Sheehan Agency / Amine Aghzafi
Strategic Realty Services / Doug DeSantis
Here is a 3D Tour that Amine shared.
Here is a Video Tour that Amine shared.
Here is an E-Brochure that Amine shared.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Getting Creative with COVID
The M/S Factor / Valerie Staggs
Ever wonder what creative advertising folks do when they are stuck at home during a pandemic? They come up with really cool ideas! The MS Factor will share creative ideas from companies around the world who are launching innovative advertising campaigns to market their brands.Get your creative juices flowing and start thinking creatively for your company too!
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

COVID-19 Clean-Up
Mammoth Restoration / Nathan Smith
Cleaning of surfaces followed by disinfection is important for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in employment and community settings. Using the proper cleaning materials and techniques is important. An experienced team of Execs members will share best practices for protecting the people around you. Presenting will be Mammoth Restoration / Nathan Smith, At Your Service / Jim Azinhiera, South Florida Janitorial Supply / George Gross, Robert Gonzalez / GONZ Collision Center, Hill York / Mike Senecal. Lenny Pisciotto will be on hand to let us know of any updates regarding a possibility of insurance covering any of the related expenses.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Helping Your Employees Deal With Financial Uncertainty
Harrison Hine
There’s a lot of information coming at you these days—everything from the right way to wash your hands to how far to socially distance yourself from another breathing human. And in the middle of all the information overload is your money. Harrison Hine will help you give advice to your employees on what they should and shouldn’t be doing with their money in a crisis.  In addition he will provide some tips for business owners and senior managers on how to prioritize important decisions during the crisis.

Here is Harrison’s PowerPoint presentation
Here is a link to How to Manage Your Money (and Business finances) During a Crisis
Here is a link to Give Yourself a Raise

The CARES Act and Its Effect on Retirement Plans (IRA's, 401(k), Profit Sharing and Defined Benefit / Cash Balance Plans)
South Florida Financial Services / Angelo Schiralli
Coronavirus Relief
Attorney Brooke Cozort from The Pension Studio
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Workplace Readiness: Thermal Temperature Monitoring Solutions
CSI Palm Beach: Rick Seymour
Did you know that a business with about 50 employees could be spending about $1200.00 per month monitoring individual employee temperatures to prevent the spread of the virus to their workforce? CSI: Palm Beach has a better way. The Dahua Thermal Temperature Monitoring Solution combines the latest hybrid thermal network camera, a blackbody calibration device, and an NVR to monitor temperatures within large groups of people at a distance. The Dahua solution delivers contactless and continuous non-invasive detection of elevated skin temperatures. Accurate temperature monitoring can reduce false positives, minimizing the number of people sent to secondary inspection, reducing manpower requirements and improving personnel safety.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

PPP Loan Forgiveness
PayMaster / Romeo Chicco
If you have received the SBA PPP loan, then you do not want to miss this presentation on how to achieve 100% forgiveness of the debt. The rules seem to change almost daily and there is a lot of bad or outdated information circulating on the web.  Romeo Chicco will cover what is known and the tips to spend the funds properly and achieve loan forgiveness.  This is not a high level presentation and he will go into details.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Business Interruption Lawsuits after COVID-19 / Plaintiff's Claims in 2020
William Price, P.A. / Bill Price
As any business owner will say, the only certainty about re-opening is uncertainty. And in addition to the normal business risks, now business owners face the risk that companies might face lawsuits if customers or others invited to be on your property contract the virus, and claim the virus came from your business. Join William Price, P.A. attorneys Bill Price and Dan Britto for an informative presentation about what goes into investigating and prosecuting wrongful death claims.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Making the New Normal Work
HGI Technologies / Robbie Siemon
Our friends and colleagues at HGI Technologies offer opinions on how the office will change over time and the technologies that will enable those changes and maximize productivity. This will not be a selling presentation! Instead, it will be strictly informational from what the team at HGI Technologies has learned and what they are preparing for.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Smartphone Savvy
Save substantial time each and every day by learning critical, little-known tips that will reduce stress, increase efficiency, and avoid technical issues. If you’ve got a smartphone, then you need to attend this session. Turner Efficiency Coaching provides practical, hands-on implementation strategies with personalized efficiency training for clients around the globe. Karen’s a long-time Execs member. As an added bonus, Karen shared a few tips about cleaning up our out-of-control e-mails, too. Click here to read more.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Travel and Tourism During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Travel by Dee / Dee Egizio
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought travel and tourism to a near standstill. Borders have closed. Airplanes have been on the ground. People have stayed home. What has this done to the industry as a whole? How is the travel and tourism industry adjusting? And what does it all mean to you, as a traveler? Dee will share what she knows.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Preparing to Win the Upcoming Talent Race Using Human Analytics, Strategic Reductions / Organizational Moves
Culture Index / Adam Larkin
Adam will share an overview of human analytics and review results of attendee’s culture index survey results. He’ll address how companies make decisions on employees who have been furloughed or laid off, while sharing general post-COVID re-structuring strategies to employ with the talent explosion expected in coming months.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Re-Thinking, Re-Opening, Adjusting to the New Normal
Execs’ member businesses, our client and customer needs, and considerations and accommodations related to our employees’ health and safety vary greatly. Join us as we hear how two members responded to new demands being placed upon their businesses, and developed and implemented re-opening plans. Bobby from Barrington Terrace (a residential community for members of our area’s highest-risk population), and Dr. David from Cano & Manning (trusted medical professionals who have made changes to examine patients safely and in surgical procedures) will share.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Mortgage Refinancing during COVID-19 and another PPP Loan Forgiveness Update
Mortgage Resources / Ray Premuroso and Paymaster / Romeo Chicco
As COVID-19 continues to roll across the United States, Mortgage Resources’ Ray Premuroso will share key points relating to residential lending both purchasing and refinancing, and valuations in the housing market. He hopes to help answer and provide resources on the common questions in these challenging times. Additionally  you may know someone you know is looking for mortgage payment relief (forbearance)or considering refinancing with current historical low rates to help with cash flow. Ray will bring you put to date on how loan underwriting guidelines are being impacted for borrowers seeking a residential loan as a result of COVID 19. 

PPP loan forgiveness has been a moving target and PayMaster's Romeo Chicco will go over the most recent rule changes.  75%, 60%, 8-weeks, 24-weeks, owner salary caps, FFCRA wages, the EZ application or the long form, and as much important information he can pack into the presentation will be covered.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Helpful Advice for Business Valuation during COVID-19
Murphy Business & Financial Services / Russell Cohen
A business valuation today will likely yield a dramatically different value versus a December 31, 2019 valuation date. The uncertainty brought by COVID-19 along with the more profound systematic and unsystematic risks are impacting valuations. While the current coronavirus crisis is unlike any time in recent history, still, valuation experts can glean some insights from those who have experienced an environment of uncertainty and turbulence. Fortunately, business valuation history is right at your fingertips with expert advice from Murphy Business’ Russell Cohen. He’ll share helpful advice for business owners during this online presentation.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Market Update 
South Florida Financial Services / Branden Schiralli
To make the most of the stock market in today’s world, you need the latest market news and information. South Florida Financial Services’ Branden Schiralli will be giving us the latest update.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The History of Air Filtration and Some of Today’s Most Advanced Options
The time has come to recognize airborne transmission of the virus SARS-CoV-2, which results in the disease COVID-19. Concern now revolves around the likely possibility that the virus can also be circulated throughout a building, or distributed in the air delivered by its HVAC system. What does this mean to owners looking to proactively safeguard critical environments and immediately help protect building occupants from the possibility of airborne infection? The presentation by Hill York’s Ray Perez will revolve around the documented information surrounding the technologies readily available. It will help address concerns such as, how-and-what we (as an industry) should be doing to protect ourselves and others within the built environment. Chuck and the team at Climate Control Services will share an update about UV and how it works to accomplish the same goal inside residential buildings.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Contactless Credit Cards, PCI Compliance 
Elite Payment Processing / Bryan Facterman
In other parts of the world, tap-and-go transactions are already part of the new normal. In Australia, 75 percent of retail transactions are contactless, and in the U.K. 63 percent. According to Visa, 31 million Americans tapped a Visa contactless card or digital wallet at the point of sale in March 2020, up from 25 million in November 2019. If 191 million have a card and 31 million used it for contactless payments, that’s just 16 percent of Americans using contactless payments. Why? Join us for this informative presentation about how contactless cards will impact your transactions as a consumer.

Payment card industry (PCI) compliance represents the operational and technical standards businesses must follow to protect credit card holder data. It’s required for all business that accept credit cards, no matter how small the business. Elite Payment Processing’s Bryan Facterman will teach us more – and help you know if your business is in compliance.

Cloud Computing and Online Security
Geeks Uneek / Mansa Smith
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Dry cleaning in the age of COVID-19
Radiant Leather Care / Steven Jennings
The dry cleaning industry generated $9.2 billion in revenue across roughly 32,380 businesses in 2020, according to an IBIS World's industry report published in February 2020. At the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, most dry cleaners were down 83 – 92% in sales, according to Peter Blake, executive vice president of the Northeast Fabricare Association. "You're looking at an industry that was decimated," he said. "In the Northeast, businesses shut down during the busy season. Execs new member Radiant Leather Care, Inc.’s Steven Jennings will tell us how the pandemic has impacted South Florida’s finest dry cleaning operation.  

Picking up laundry,  garment tagging, garment inspection, stain pretreatment, machine dry cleaning, post spotting and finishing – all have been affected. Events where people get dressed up have declined. Steven will also share how his long history in the industry has not been limited to running a dry cleaning operation, and how that experience provides a solid, supportive experience base to carry his team through this challenging time. How can you get the best results from your dry cleaner? Steven will share tips. Don’t miss this first presentation by a new member.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

A Thank You Extravaganza
It’s been so long since we’ve been able to make time to really say thank you for those great referrals that haven’t stopped during the pandemic. So let’s devote the whole morning to doing so!
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

 

 

Here are links to other relevant articles:

All of Your Coronavirus Travel Questions Answered

Coronavirus, Employment Law and You

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Practical Answers for Small Businesses

Five Things Florida Workplaces Should be Doing Now

Getting Bored? Here's A List Of Free Things That Weren't Free Before Coronavirus

How to Work from Home More Productively

Interactive Sick Map

Relief for Small Businesses Affected by Coronavirus

South Florida employers should brace for the potential impact of Covid-19

Zoom’s Commitment to User Support & Business Continuity During the Coronavirus Outbreak

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