Congress is sending $350 billion in small-business aid through banks. The idea, says the head of Philly's biggest bank, is to convince small business owners to avoid layoffs and keep investing until the lockdowns are over.
Chris McNabb, CEO of 1,300-worker, Berwyn-based Dell Boomi, for 10 years has hooked employers up with cloud and remote communications data services so people can work from home or the field. He says clients who bought cloud services early have been able to transition more smoothly.
As the rest of Philadelphia raced around stocking up on toilet paper, food, and liquor in preparation to self isolate, Shalena “Diva” Broaster and Odell Johnson faced each other and pledged to love each other through whatever comes.
After 9/11, we rallied together in parks and squares to hold vigils for the victims, hugging strangers as a way of expressing solidarity. This time, there are no warm embraces. We can only demonstrate our social connectedness by coming together in the same place, six feet apart.