BPW hosts Develop Tioga speaker

Kristin Hamilton (left), executive director for Develop Tioga, was guest speaker for Wellsboro Business & Professional Women for their November meeting. She was introduced by member Colleen Hanson (right), executive director for Visit Potter-Tioga.

During Wellsboro BPW’s meeting on Nov. 9, Kristin Hamilton described Develop Tioga’s transition from primarily supporting businesses through development stages to supporting businesses and nonprofits through COVID crisis survival.

Her work quickly required helping businesses to navigate the confusing and frequently changing rules and recommendations coming from the state and federal levels. She and her staff are helping the businesses to complete applications for grants and loans as well as to understand and implement the safety recommendations.

She listed some of the challenges: mask wearing compliance, the dramatically rising exposure risk, and the added complications when employees test positive.

The next meeting of the Wellsboro BPW will be held via Zoom on Feb. 8, 2021. Ann Dunham Rawson will be guest speaker on the topic of “Women in Business.”

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