Small business reopening has been on everyone’s mind as the United States nears the second month of COVID-19 quarantine.
Some businesses have been weathering the quarantine with limited or no cash flow. They might have incurred debt or exhausted their savings. Some switched to remote operations, having to implement and learn new practices, such as business communications and ways to hire and interview remotely. Others had to make an instant change from brick-and-mortar to online. All had to go through some type of adjustment.
"Congratulations to Kurtis Barks, a member of IMS since 2012, for being named Business Person of the Year in 2017 by the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce! The business has also been involved with some charity work. "Here at Complete Auto Body & Repair, we work hard to volunteer and raise money for the Backstoppers of St Louis and Responder Rescue. Both charities work around the clock to provide support and assistance to our local fire fighters, paramedics, and police officers, as well as their families. Backstoppers works hard to provide support to the families of fallen policemen, firemen and EMTs throughout the St Louis area. backstoppersWhile Responder Rescue provides support to those first responders that have been injured in the line of duty and are unable to work. Thanks to the generous donations from local companies in the past, we have been able to raise a total of $150,000 over the past 13 years for these local charities. Through our efforts we raise awareness throughout our community to what these great charities do for our local first responders! We take pride in honoring and supporting those who protect and serve us each day!" We are happy to see this business doing so much for the community!"