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Class During COVID: Your Questions Answered

NBC10 Boston's weekly webinar series seeks to answer questions around the reopening of schools this fall

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Throughout the coronavirus crisis, NBC10 Boston has offered a weekly small business webinar series to answer questions from small business owners and employees affected by the pandemic.

Now, as elementary schools, high schools and colleges across the region are preparing to reopen this fall, we're pivoting our weekly webinar series toward education, hoping to answer some the questions that parents, teachers and students are all grappling with right now.

"Class During COVID,: Your Questions Answered," hosted by Brian Shactman, will be live on NBC10 Boston's Facebook page on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. You'll also be able to find past editions of the school series and our small business webinars "on demand" right here on our website.

Our guest on Tuesday, Aug. 11 will be Ned Parsons, the head of school at The Rivers School, an independent preparatory school in Weston, Massachusetts, for students in grades 6 through 12.

You can submit your questions live on Facebook or by emailing us ahead of time at web@necn.com with "Class During COVID" in the subject line.

Aug. 4: Lasell University President Michael Alexander

How are colleges and universities preparing for the return of students? At Lasell University in Newton, MA, students have three options for the fall semester. One is quite unique as we hear from President Michael Alexander.

July 28: Restaurants and the Struggle to Survive

Nia Grace, Owner of Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen and Founder of The Boston Black Hospitality Coalition, talks about what it’s like to run a restaurant during the Covid crisis. Plus, you’ll hear the story behind the launch of Black Restaurant Month. It starts August first.

July 21: Movie Theaters

Will there be a hollywood ending for the coolidge corner theatre in brookline? Executive Director and CEO Katherine Tallman describes how they are pivoting.

July 14: The Brewery Business

Kevin and Tammy Merritt, the owners and founders of Crue Brew Brewery in Raynham share their story. Plus, hear their insights into what has it been like to be one of just a very few Black owned breweries in Massachusetts.

June 30: How Gyms Are Reopening

Mark Harrington, the president of Healthworks Fitness and Republic Fitness says they’ve changed everything about the club in the name of cleanliness.

June 23: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Wedding Industry

MA Wedding Vendors Coalition founder Nelly Saraiva – a wedding photographer and hee husband Chris—a D.J. share their experiences and answer some of the questions they are getting from brides and grooms as well as their colleagues in the business.

June 16: Tourism & Hospitality

Greater Boston’s tourism and hospitality industry is taking a massive hit because of COVID-19. Martha Sheridan, president and CEO of The Greater Boston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau talks about the impact and shares details about what you can and cannot do at the moment.

June 9: Restaurant Reopening

What can you do to help keep restaurants up and running? Lots to digest in this episode of Small Business and the COVID-19 Crisis, with Massachusetts Restaurant association president and CEO Bob Buz.

June 2: Reopening Cape Cod

Cape Cod: what’s open? What’s not? And what can you expect from a cape escape this week and later this summer?

May 26: Small Business and COVID Crisis Loans

It’s not too late to apply for a small business loan to help save your company. That’s just one key takeaway from our conversation with Quincy Miller. He is Vice Chair and President of Eastern Bank. And he has been on the frontlines of the efforts to help small businesses stay afloat by accessing federal loan program. Check out his conversation with NBC10’s Brian Shactman.

May 19: Reopening Retail in Massachusetts

Why are retailers in Massachusetts facing greater challenges than their counterparts in the other New England states? And how concerned are they about surviving? We have an engaging conversation with Jon Hurst, the President of the Retailers Association of Massachusetts.

May 12: Nonprofits

What’s the best way to be charitable during the Covid-19 crisis? And how is the pandemic impacting nonprofits? Phil Buchanan, President of the Center for Effective Philanthropy and author of “Giving Done Right” has some suggestions that could impact how you think about your donations.

May 5: Restaurants -- The Future of the Industry

Jeff Gates, Partner in the Aquitaine Group and Chairman of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association does not mince words when it comes to the needs, challenges and complications of life in the restaurant industry.

April 28: Stimulus Money 1: How Do I Get It?

NBC 10’s Brian Shactman shares your questions with Chris Carlozzi, Massachusetts Director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Viewers share concerns about the new round of Paycheck Protection Program loans, how recipients can use the money.

April 21: Small Business Live

Jade Watts, Executive Director of MediaHub Boston joins NBC 10’s Brian Shactman to answer your questions about how to make the most of social media—without spending any money. You’ll learn about small steps you can take to make a big difference in the effort to keep your company afloat.
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