There is no shortage of news in 2020. Most of the time it’s not always the positive news we are hoping to hear. However, every once in a while, we read reports about individuals and businesses stepping up and making a difference during these unprecedented times. And while as a country we don’t agree on everything, I’m sure we can all agree that we would much rather hear good news like this.
Several of our very own Bytes.co clients are the very businesses rising to the occasion. Businesses including Skida, Downs Rachlin Martin (DRM), the University of Vermont, and J Skis have all switched gears to help others amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Your local, U.S. made winter headwear and accessories manufacturer has recently become your local mask manufacturer. Skida is known for its high quality products, trendy patterns, and comfortable materials all over the country. However, since the pandemic began, Skida has begun to focus its attention on the demand for masks by selling them to the public.
Since masks are a new product for Skida, they reached out to the professionals (the staff at UVM Medical Center) to find out what makes a good mask in their opinion, then took a leap of faith from there. So far, Skida has sold out their masks in just minutes after making them available to purchase online both each they have launched the product.
Skida has also instituted a mask donation initiative. Since their masks aren’t medical grade, Skida donating a large number of masks to non-medical organizations who are playing an intricate roles in the community and they need your help in finding these organizations. If you know of a non-medical organization in need of masks, fill out this form for Skida.
In addition, Skida has developed a new product known as The Helper Headband. This headband was designed with buttons on the sides to relieve ear pain caused by the masks. Rather than strapping the bands around the ears, the bands can be strapped around the buttons. Skida is selling these headbands to healthcare professionals at a much lower cost but they are also available for all consumers.
Downs Rachlin Martin
DRM is a business-focused law firm with offices located in Vermont and New Hampshire. As a business-focused law firm, DRM has been dedicated to its clients during the COVID-19 pandemic, offering updates surrounding Vermont law as it pertains to business orders. You can view their latest reports here.
Salaam is well known for their stylish patterns and locally made tops, dresses, and bottoms. These days, however, Salaam is focusing on a different article of clothing. Their new masks are not only comfortable, but they embody the fun-natured patterns that makes Salaam so unique and loved. Click here to check out Salaam’s new masks.
The University of Vermont Medical Center
The University of Vermont Medical Center has kicked it into high gear since the beginning of the pandemic. We are so thankful to all the healthcare workers who have conducted research in an effort to flatten the curve, treat patients with Covid, and much more. Click here to learn more about what UVM is doing amidst the crisis.
In addition to their commitment to Covid research and treatment, UVM has done a phenomenal job taking care of the community’s medical needs outside of virus to the best of their ability. The UVM Medical Center has executed new policies such as telephone visits, requiring masks to be worn by all employees, and much more to ensure the safety of the community. View UVM’s commitment to the community here.
Last but certainly not least, the owner of J Skis, Jason Levinthal, a long time digital marketing client of Bytes.co, has set his eyes on another prize since the pandemic. While J Skis typically spends its winter months manufacturing ski gear, this winter has played out a bit differently than most with the season being cut much shorter than any other year.
With the demand for ski gear decreasing rapidly amidst the pandemic, Jason decided it was time to refocus his energy on something that would benefit the community. With the help of his good friends from White Room Custom Skis, he created a website, Maker Exchange, that matches safety equipment manufacturers with businesses, like hospitals, in need of their products.
We are so proud of Jason as well as all of our other clients who have reworked their products, services, and strategies during the pandemic and focused their efforts on aiding the community through these uncertain times.