If “COVID-19” and “Adapt” are the buzzwords for 2020, what would you like to see trending for 2021… and why?

December 7, 2020

If “COVID-19” and “Adapt” are the buzzwords for 2020, what would you like to see trending for 2021… and why?


Jeff Guberman, CEO, McVeigh Global Meetings and Events:

“I’d say ‘rejuvenation’. It’s a time for optimism. Time for us to come back to life and embrace returning to a world of live events. Even outside of the meeting and events world, we need to embrace coming back together in so many different ways.”


James Paolino, Esq., CEO, Res/Title:

“I’m going with ‘adaptation’. Nine months ago COVID-19 forced companies to go remote. Now we’re good at remote. People have better balances in life – they call it the family harmony between business and family. And I think the pandemic forced us to be better at what we do. So don’t let it end when the vaccine comes out. Always now adapt to a better way of life, and harmony, and balance with everything. We got that out of the pandemic with being able to work at home or in the office and being just as efficient. But I still would like to see this pandemic end!”


Suzanne Dale Estey, Executive Director, Washington Economic Development Association:

“Today, with this divided nation, I would like to see ‘stability’ and ‘unity’ somehow become the drivers of our institutions again.”


Adam Maxwell, Owner, inTech RV:

“I would say ‘return to normal’. For us, for production and just life in general, I think seeing the return to normal would be healthier for people. Having that, when running a business, you’ll be able to see the future. Have a decent, more clear vision of what’s going to happen tomorrow. There are lots of changes right now and I think it would be good for everyone. I don’t want it to be the ‘new normal’,  just a return to normal.”


Meredith Tomczyk, Township Manager, Mount Laurel, New Jersey:

“For me it would be ‘health’ and ‘success’. We look forward to COVID-19 ending and getting back to a normal and safe way of doing business. We can’t wait until restaurants can open to 100 percent; for our corporate businesses to have employees back in the offices instead of working from home, so they’re here to enjoy their lunch breaks – whether it’s shopping or eating. So trending for 2020, we’re looking for success for our businesses, but health and safety for our employees and our residents.”

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