OneZone is excited to announce that The Brookfield Group as our OneZone Large Business of the Year Award Winner.
Our Large Business of the Year Award is presented to a business that demonstrates success in growth and stability, commitment to quality, creative and unique solutions to challenges, entrepreneurial spirit, and overall contribution to the community.
The Brookfield Group, a full-service managed technology company dedicated to providing innovative solutions and support to business. For over 30 years they have offered cloud computing, disaster recovery, business continuity, voice, and networking services as well as a wide variety of services customizable to fit a company’s size and objectives. Most recently, they have added app development, human resource management and digital marketing to the menu of services.
While we will not be in person this year, we are excited to highlight The Brookfield Group and all our award winners, virtually, in the month of May . Keep a look out for details.
Pinheads Entertainment Center names OneZone Small Business of the Year
OneZone is excited to announce that Pinheads Entertainment Center is our OneZone Small Business of the Year Award Winner.
Our Small Business of the Year Award is presented to a business that demonstrates success in growth and stability, commitment to quality, creative and unique solutions to challenges, entrepreneurial spirit, and overall contribution to the community.
Pinheads Entertainment Center was founded in 2009. Pinheads specializes in family entertainment including bowling, arcade, sand volleyball and a full restaurant. In 2020 they increased their employee count by 50%. In addition to growth, Pinheads also works with many charities in the area.
What does your return to office plan look like?
Here are some key things to reflect on as you build it:
First step: Determine your needs and health screening requirements. We found the resources listed below helpful in determining our needs.
Second Step: Find useful devices/ resources that will streamline your health screening process. We utilize a no-touch product that performs our daily health screening procedures. This process requires each employee and/or guest to check-in, take their temperature, answer our screening questions, and sign our Blackink IT pledge to practice social distancing and wear a mask while at the office. The product helps with overall compliance and allows you to easily track individuals in the case you need to do contact tracing.
Third Step: Create a Return-to-Work Plan that will show your new policies and procedures for employees. This should also include your plan for office set-up, capacity limitations, social distancing policies, and mask requirements.
For Blackink IT, we created signage and sanitation stations for the office. Each employee had to attend a safety training meeting before returning to the office. Access to our new COVID policies and procedures is easily accessible. We encourage social distancing by placing employees at every other desk and utilize shield guards. We limited the capacity of our common areas and allowed one person per bathroom. Masks are required by all individuals in the office with a few exceptions.
Here are a few resources that helped Blackink IT quickly evaluate and develop processes to return to the office:
· CDC Resources Specific to Industry
· Are your cleaning supplies EPA certified to kill COVID?
· Indiana Guidelines and Regulations
· OSHA’s Employer Responsibilities and Recommended Practices during COVID.
· Running short on PPE? Reach out to the state health department for help.
We want to help you as it was a daunting process to establish protocol for returning to work. Therefore, if you are interested in implementing a product to keep track of employee data, or help with workstation set-up, reach out to discuss the different possibilities. We are in this together!
Reach out to Cat Edmonds at firstname.lastname@example.org, to dive deeper into your plan.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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Why Should I Plan for Retirement?
Andre M. Logan, Financial Advisor
So why is it important for one to plan for retirement? Wait, I know what you’re thinking. Not another boring lecture about why I need to make better financial decisions. Not quite. In this blog post, I simply want to point out a few reasons why having a good plan in place for retirement is so vitally important.
When many people think of planning for retirement, they sometimes say to themselves, "retirement is 20 or 30 years down the line. I still have time. I’ll get around to that stuff later". Well, I’m here to tell you, time goes by much faster than you think. Before you know it, 10 years have gone by and you still haven’t started a plan. Sound familiar? Don’t feel bad, as many people have been in this situation.
In this blog I want to give you a few reasons why you don’t want to put off creating a plan for retirement another second. There are three questions that I want you to ask yourself. The first one is:
“Will I have enough income to live off of in retirement?"
It’s no secret that it might be difficult for one to live off of social security alone in retirement and pensions are becoming more obsolete for many people. Additionally, having enough income will also be largely dependent on one’s expenses in retirement, which could more than likely include healthcare costs in addition to everyday living expenses such as shelter, food, utilities, etc. Whether or not you will have enough income in retirement or if the money you’ve been able to save up to that point will last long enough to outlive you, are the questions at hand. Preparation is key. The next question you may want to ask yourself is:
“What does my ideal retirement lifestyle look like?"
Now the answer to this question may look different for all of us. You may be someone who imagines yourself traveling, filling your time with your favorite hobbies, doing more volunteer work in your local community, or spending more of your time with family and friends. No matter how you envision your golden years, having a plan in place can help you get there. The third question you may want to ask yourself is:
“Will I be able to leave a financial legacy to the next generation?"
Now this may not be important to some, but for many people this is extremely important. You may aspire to leave a financial legacy to your kids, grandkids, or to charities or organizations about which you are passionate. With the proper planning in place, you may be able to accomplish this goal.
So, if your answer to any of these questions was “I don’t know”, then you may benefit from a retirement plan that is created specifically for your needs, your goals, and with your family in mind.
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Patrick Broccolo has been named Chair of OneZone’s 2021 Board of Directors.
Joining Broccolo on the executive committee are:
Kathy Krusie, Community Health Network – Past Chair
Ranjit Puthran, All State Insurance – Chair-Elect
Ryan Mooney, First Merchants Bank – Treasurer
Deborah Wintner, Stanley Security - Secretary
Sam Mishelow, Meyer Najem
Doug True, FORUM Credit Union
Our new 2021 board members are Ted Baker with IBM, Justin Furr with Crew Carwash, Keriann Rich, with IMX Marketing, and Ann O’Hara with the Law Office of Ann M. O'Hara PC.
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