Thursday, May 7, 2020

Small step, big help as governor opens doors for business

Boston Business Journal
This week, Gov. Charlie Baker took action to ease the strict shutdown measures Massachusetts businesses have been living with for weeks when he agreed to allow non-essential businesses to bring in a few employees to their stores and warehouses to fill online and phone orders.

That he did so ahead of his previously mentioned May 18 reopening date was a timely step in the right direction. Retailers who have been urging Baker for the past couple weeks for the change — relatively minor in terms of the number of workers it affects statewide — appreciate the compromise in time for Mother's Day, one of the biggest days of the year for online ordering and Main Street businesses. . . . more