From the Editor – June 2020

June 1, 2020
From the editor typed on a piece of paper on a desk with a laptop and a person with a pen and paper writing.

Welcome to June! As each passing Covid-19 week becomes a memory, it’s heartening to see people stepping up and embracing proactive rather than reactive responses. Every day, our inboxes are filled with media releases sharing positive news of how the world is adapting and innovating. These turbulent times have become a wakeup call for change, for a shift of attitudes, and empowering teams and individuals to put their ideas forward.

Re-opening comes with a unique set of challenges for every person in every community, company, industry, and government. Nothing is off the table when it comes to visioning and positioning for the future. As you’ll discover in this issue of Business View, that table hosts a virtual buffet of ideas and opportunities for transition and, yes, growth. Our cover story on Hospitality America is a prime example. With Travel and Tourism being among the hardest hit sectors during the pandemic, Hospitality America is focused on resiliency and the power of past experience to help its major hotel clients (Hilton and Marriott) navigate the path to recovery.

As the global reliance on communication reaches the critical point, companies in the Tech sector have earned essential services status. We reached out to the experts at InVision Communications and iconectiv for their insights into the evolving industry and the solutions their companies are implementing to ensure the safety and security of communication channels and platforms.

On the Aviation front, we profile the Business Aviation Center of the Midwest – the Spirit of St. Louis Airport – a general aviation facility named after the famous aircraft that Charles Lindbergh flew on the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight, way back in 1927. We are also pleased to present the story of a fourth-generation family biz in Texas – Alloy Products Corp. – an industry leader in the manufacturing of pressure tank vessels, whose President is a savvy woman we could all learn a thing or two from.

If you’re an investor interested in an Energy and Mining portfolio, look no further than Element 25. On track to becoming Western Australia’s next manganese producer at their Butcherbird Manganese Project, the company is proud to be a key player in producing materials which advance battery technology, wind and solar power generation, and associated grid electrical storage systems. All while maintaining a key focus on responsible and effective minimisation and management of environmental impact.

The Caribbean region is no stranger to trial and tribulation, usually during hurricane season, which is just beginning now for 2020. But, as they’ve proven time and again, the Island nations are masters at taking care of themselves. Case in point: During the novel coronavirus pandemic, the OECS (Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States) rum distillers, all members of the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA), have modified their production lines and are now producing alcohol and hand sanitizer and making donations of sanitation products to their various countries. Across the Eastern Caribbean, contributions have been made to governments, institutions, and frontline healthcare workers and to support local communities impacted by the virus.

Meanwhile, bubbling away in the midst of it all is the natural need for R & R. Our location of choice for your future getaway is the amazing South Island of New Zealand. Whether you’re looking for peace and tranquility, or excitement and adventure, the Buller District has it all – topped off by an enviable climate, laid-back lifestyle, and the most gorgeous vistas imaginable.

We hope you enjoy reading this month’s edition of Business View. Kudos to all. Stay safe, keep the innovation wheels turning, and above all, be kind to each other.

 

Lorie Lee Steiner

Associate Editor

Business View Magazine

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