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SPRINGFIELD, Mass., December 29, 2020 — The Springfield Regional Chamber will host three virtual events on Wednesdays this January, each dedicated to helping business leaders across Western Massachusetts navigate the challenges, complexities and great hope that the COVID-19 vaccine now offers.

What to Expect with the COVID-19 Vaccine
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. EST

Dr. Mark Keroack, President and CEO of Baystate Health, will lead a conversation about the COVID-19 vaccine, what businesses can expect, how and when it may be distributed and more. During this virtual event, sponsored by Health New England, attendees will have the opportunity to have their questions answered by our region’s leading public health expert.

Navigating the Legal Complexities of the COVID-19 Vaccine in the Workplace
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. EST

Employment attorney Meghan Sullivan of Sullivan Hayes & Quinn will offer insights around navigating the HR complexities of the COVID-19 vaccine and the issues surrounding deployment to the business community. Held with the generous support of the Employers Association of the NorthEast, this event is designed to help the small businesses understand their rightsand responsibilities when rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine and beyond.

Effectively Communicating the COVID-19 Vaccine
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. EST

Justine Griffin from Rasky Partners will deliver an informative program on developing cross-cultural communications strategies, messaging, and more to gain buy-in on the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine for employees, business, and the entire community. The Employers Association of the NorthEast is sponsoring this event.

“The COVID-19 vaccine offers the hope of normality and recovery for businesses and our entire region,” said Nancy Creed, Springfield Regional Chamber President. “As we wait for widespread availability, now is the time to prepare, plan and learn new practices and legal guidelines. Our January event series is designed to help the business community do just that.”

Chamber members receive exclusive discounts.