COVID-19 case numbers are spiking and new restrictions are being imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Many businesses find themselves—again—in a fight for survival with major sources of revenue shut off for the foreseeable future. Seattle residents—again—find themselves with a profound sense of isolation.
Where can we find hope that this next round of challenges can be overcome?
Episode 6 of the Seattle Growth Podcast, Season 7, shares stories of coping and adapting during the pandemic (recorded prior to new restrictions imposed on businesses and social gatherings in mid-November).
Dhruv Agarwal, owner of a variety of businesses including True Brands, Landmark Events & Catering, Flexe and a commercial real estate portfolio, offers his perspectives on the challenges created by COVID-19 and how he has worked to overcome them.
Ann Davison, a Seattle mom, attorney and former candidate for lieutenant governor who once worked in basketball operations for the Seattle Supersonics, shares how she is coping with the pandemic and how COVID-19 has shifted the campaign to bring NBA basketball back to Seattle—as well as her hopes for the future of Seattle.Subscribe with iTunes
The Seattle Growth Podcast is hosted and produced by Jeff Shulman, the Marion B. Ingersoll Professor of Marketing at the UW Foster School of Business.