by Courtney Walker-Pope & Erik Anderson

It’s that time of year. The flowers are blooming, the temperatures are rising, the smell of summer is oh-so-close, but we have certainly been missing something amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic: in-person social interaction. Local professional group, Home Artisans of Indiana realized isolation and withdrawal was not the answer during this unprecedented time. Now more than ever, the group members need design and construction support and the sense of community. Within one week of the shelter-in-place order, Home Artisans made the necessary changes to help their members, from a healthy distance.

 Shifted their 40+ person face-to-face meetings to multiple, smaller Zoom meetings

 Created a Microsoft Yammer Page for sharing info and documents in real time

 Members like Paul Carroll, Chris Mills and Michael Luebcke have been invaluable at this time keeping members informed on rapidly changing legal, personnel, and financial matters:

Home Artisans member and owner of Green Image Landscape, Dan Weingart, explains his perspective on the pivotal changes for the group, “Being able to meet weekly with Zoom meetings has been a highlight of my week during this time because I get to talk with other business owners who are going through the same things I am going through. During one of our first meetings Jason Ells shared something that they do with their company that sparked an idea for me to do within our company that I believe has developed better trust and loyalty from our employees.”

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