In March of 2020 there was a moment of widespread panic – it wasn’t just about public health, it was also economic. Would our economy survive a prolonged pandemic? A few years in the answer is clear – it did survive and it was able to because of the spirit and the resolve of our people. Hard working mom and pops working overtime to implement new revenue streams for the businesses, artists and creators finding new ways to collaborate and share their art with their fans and folks from every neighborhood in the country finding ways to adapt and carry on. We wanted to honor those stories by creating a space to share those stories and you’ll find some of the below.
Like many fitness brands, JETSET had to completely close for several months during the initial stage. We signed our new flagship studio lease 10 days before the shut down was announced! I was initially paralyzed with fear. However, when we re opened, and that location in Sunset Harbor went live – we found ourselves with people from all over the country coming into our studio. They started to ask if we can please open it in their towns, as there was nothing like JETSET Pilates where they lived. Read more>>
Prior to covid, I was pretty much the one-stop shop for web and graphic design. Whatever you needed visually, I aimed to provide almost at whatever price you’d be willing to pay me. I’d take discounts with the promise to have more work in the future if things go well. Or, I’d take a lower payment so that my prospects would come to me in the future instead of Canva and Fiverr. As a speaker and author, I thought I had the game locked and a huge advantage because everything I needed to market myself.. I could basically design. At the time this wasn’t the main source of income as I had a 9 to 5. Read more>>
Advaith Subramanian, Shreya Vishwanath, Diyaa Shah, Row Dyer, and Zeynep Akdora
In the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic, our schools, workplaces, and communities were transitioned to a virtual world, where new apps, like “Zoom,” replaced in-person interactions. Our biggest concern was how we were going to continue Cracking the Wonder Code, our initiative to make STEAM education more accessible, since we had previously been concentrated on running in-person camps. At first, our team planned to delay our camps and “wait the pandemic out.” Read more>>