Friday, October 08, 2021

Remarks from the 2021 Annual Meeting

On September 23, Beech Brook hosted the 169th Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors. Due to COVID safety concerns, the gathering was limited to board members only. Here are Tom's remarks from the meeting... I’d like to say that this is an annual meeting unlike any other during the past... Continue Reading

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

When we talk about investing in infrastructure, good parenting should top the list.

On August 10, 2021, the U.S. Senate passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The proposed legislation was sent to the House of Representatives. A second $3.5 trillion proposal is also in play. These bills together are supposed to shore up America’s foundation.... Continue Reading

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Social connectedness: More important than ever for all of us

Many of us struggled during Ohio’s initial COVID-19 “lockdown.” Personally, I struggled with the isolation, feeling both agitated and unmotivated. I couldn’t concentrate on anything. It was difficult to maintain social distancing, despite knowing that it was dangerous and irresponsible. Most people were (and are) concerned about COVID, becoming... Continue Reading

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Returning to "normal" presents new and unexpected challenges

By July 4, nearly 70% of American adults will have at least one vaccination shot. Children 12 years of age and older are beginning to get vaccinated at a pretty good clip, and now we are hearing those vaccinations may soon be available for children as young as two years... Continue Reading

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

As we emerge from the pandemic, so also may the crush of unseen mental health issues

According to CNN, US lawmakers are now calling for research into the coronavirus pandemic's impact on mental health. A Covid-19 Mental Health Research Act could be introduced soon. The legislation would direct $100 million annually for five years to the National Institute of Mental Health to fund research on the... Continue Reading

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