Covid-19 has had a devastating impact around the world and in the United States. According to the New York Times, the United States has over 9.3 million confirmed cases, and over 230,000 deaths from the COVID-19 virus. Montgomery County, Maryland makes up over 31,600 of those confirmed cases and 893 deaths, according to the Montgomery County Government’s COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard.
Most of us are working hard to get through this global pandemic together, by being compassionate, lifting up those around us, and taking precocious steps as we navigate our lives and new business norms. In this 5-part series of MoCo Pride, Phillip Alexander Downie will explore experiences and challenges industries and small businesses are facing due to the pandemic. In this episode, he sits down with event industry professionals to explore how their venues and industries have changed.
Lauren Peirce, the Marketing Director at Sandy Spring Museum, shares how she has taken and transformed the once, very robust, in-person event calendar, to virtual programs and socially-distant events. In the second half of the program Phillip is joined by Lisa Kim from the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg, Lois Sarfo-Mensah, Principal of 3 Pillars Conferences & Events, and Lee Callicut from Visit Montgomery, Montgomery County’s hospitality and tourism bureau.