Five pro tips for employee productivity and wellness in the workplace

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Many employees are migrating back to corporate offices and cubicles they haven’t seen in months, or for some, more than a year. Remote work took multitasking to a new level and allowed many employees to regain a healthy balance in their lives. Working from home allowed more time for frequent […]

Free events help corporate leaders navigate post-pandemic return to office

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky What is the ‘next normal’ for office spaces? It’s a big question the corporate leaders need to answer as they plan a post-pandemic return. Louisville-based architecture firm Luckett & Farley is launching a free virtual event series to help. “Now is a perfect time to rethink how offices can support the priorities […]

Is your office post-pandemic ready? Five questions to ask about function and design

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky From added health requirements to new employee expectations and flex work models, navigating when and how to fully reopen is no simple process. “When workers do return, they’ll expect more,” said Luckett & Farley’s Luke Kinne, who has helped numerous Kentucky businesses redesign their office environments. “Companies should take a deep […]

Kentucky announces new COVID-19 vaccination plan

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Four new regional COVID-19 vaccination sites opened across the state on Feb. 4 in partnership with Kroger Health. The Kentucky Horse Park in Fayette County was the first site to open on Tuesday, Feb. 2. There are now regional sites in Lexington, Paducah, Danville, Covington, Bowling Green, Murray and Glasgow. […]

Tired of crowded video chats? New ways to engage with coworkers and friends virtually

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky Replicating in-person interactions is a recurring challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. From office culture to interpersonal relationships, the inability to chat and engage with others in an organic way is tricky when you’re far apart. By now, most people have been on a video call with way too many people […]

How Kentuckians can celebrate Thanksgiving safely

Kentuckians are urged to make smart choices this Thanksgiving to curb the spread of COVID-19. Making sacrifices to protect family and friends is necessary as the virus continues to impact all parts of the Commonwealth and country. Gov. Andy Beshear and the Dept. of Public Health released guidance to encourage Kentuckians to be safe this […]

Kentucky cities and businesses promote mask wearing

Gov. Andy Beshear isn’t the only one calling for Kentucky to “Mask Up.” Cities, businesses and influencers across the Commonwealth are backing up the state’s request through heartfelt and creative campaigns to support wearing masks and other face coverings in public to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In Lexington, locals are urged to “Wear to Show […]

Looking ahead to 2021 and learning from an unpredictable 2020

Some witty folks say that 2020 should be measured in dog years rather than months. With all the adversity, discord and division we’ve endured, the past nine months have aged us more and passed slower than ever before. It’s tempting to rip the last three months off the wall calendar and flip to January 2021 […]

How Kentuckians can have a safe and happy Halloween

Kentuckians are making the best of a difficult year by finding creative ways to be safe and celebrate holidays. Gov. Andy Beshear released suggestions for Halloween activities to curb the spread of COVID-19 and participate in fun, but lower-risk, events and celebrations. Guidelines were released Oct. 1 and may change if threats of the pandemic grow in […]

Best practices for virtual engagement and online outreach

Making valuable interactions is key to continuing to engage your clients, customers, staff and communities during COVID-19. During a recent webinar, C2 Strategic Communications strategists shared their best practices for virtual engagement and their favorite tools for continuing important internal and external outreach. “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should,” said C2 Strategic’s Andrea Brady. “Set […]

Virtual events from Yelp Louisville include demos and tours with new businesses

Want to check out new local businesses from home? Yelp Louisville is launching an event series called Yelp’s Hot & New in Lou filled with behind-the-scenes tours, interactive cooking demonstrations and event planning tips — all available online. Many owners, entrepreneurs and creators featured have opened their businesses since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual […]

Kentucky tourism says “Stay Close. Go Far.” encouraging fall staycations

Itching to get out of the house after many months of staying #HealthyatHome? The Kentucky Dept. of Tourism says “Stay Close. Go Far.” A new campaign is encouraging Kentuckians to enjoy their own hometowns and nearby Kentucky attractions this fall and winter. Safe and responsible travel is possible within a short driving distance while taking […]

Learn virtual communications and public outreach tips from experts

Need professional help tackling your virtual meeting and online engagement strategy during the COVID-era? Louisville-based C2 Strategic Communications is offering a webinar led by expert strategists to boost your public outreach strategies Thursday, Sept. 10 from 10 to 11 a.m. (EST). Sign up for the webinar today!  REGISTER NOW Over the past few months, the C2 Strategic team […]

Derby at Home: Celebrating a September Kentucky Derby in a pandemic

It’s not exactly Christmas in July, but the first Saturday of May will be in September this year. Derby is normally a day when my social media feed is filled with photos of people at the track and my living room is filled with enthusiastic friends pretending to know anything about horse racing. There’s a […]

Kentucky: Here’s How To Vote By Mail in the 2020 Election

Governor Andy Beshear and Secretary of State Michael Adams reached a non-partisan agreement to give Kentuckians concerned with the threat of COVID-19 expanded options to exercise their right to vote this November. Kentucky voters can visit to request a mail-in ballot, find a ballot drop-box, find early voting locations, and access additional information about the upcoming […]