Women’s History Month: One Woman’s Perspective

By Hillary Kelbick, President & CEO

With Women’s History Month upon us, I took some time to reflect on my journey with MKP, the company I started more than 27 years ago. I had no clue at the time I started the firm what it would be like to enter a business primarily dominated by men and to do so at a time where being an executive was not necessarily compatible with being an ambitious working mother.

Gender Pronouns at Work

By Phil Ziff, Project Manager

You may have noticed that more and more people have been adding gender pronouns to their professional email signatures. While this topic is relatively new in the business world, it is an important practice to consider in 2021.

A quick grammar lesson.

Love In the Time of the Pandemic – Employee Edition

The first thing we did back in March 2020 when the pandemic got serious was obvious: We closed our offices and carried on with our day-to-day business virtually. It went off without any hitches. We instituted a daily 30-minute “water cooler” call on which we connected, covering personal subjects (who cooked what, watched what, got engaged, went to the dentist, etc.) and business matters (work in progress, deliverables, etc.) The team continued to feel connected.

Is Cash Dead or Just Temporarily Ill?

By Melissa Chefec, Business Development Manager

You go to the deli to buy a sandwich, chips and a soda and it comes to $13.20. You give the guy $15 and he gives you back $1. You ask, “hey, what about the 80 cents?” to which he replies, “we don’t have change.”

You need quarters for the washing machine at the corner laundromat. You go to the nearest bank with ten bucks for a roll of quarters only to be turned away because you don’t have an account there and they are not giving change to non-customers.

Doing our part to curb the spread of Coronavirus

They come in all sorts of colors, shapes, sizes and fabrics. Some have vents and others have elastic bands to hold them. Some are disposable, and some are pricey and reusable. We’ve seen ones in black and plaid, with smiley faces and even with the famous Rolling Stones lick face image. In some walks, they have become a fashion accessory, selected to match a particular outfit. What are we talking about? Masks.

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