Our newest board member, Nick Hamati
I had high hopes for 2020: I purchased a small company in January and was excited to start and grow my own business. Then Covid hit two months later, and quickly dashed those hopes as travel slowed and hotels dropped to single-digit occupancy.
Fast forward to the end of summer, and, well, it’s still a roller coaster. From a business standpoint, I’ve certainly had to be flexible and creative to keep the business going. Fortunately, most of my clients have stuck with me, and I’ve even picked up a couple of new accounts along the way. Still, I find myself concerned about how long this will last, and when the industry will recover. However, I have been trying to take advantage of this newfound free time to enjoy and develop hobbies, such as reading, cooking, gaming, and exercising. Who knows what the next few months will bring, but we and our industry will continue finding ways to adapt!