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    Sunbelt Bakery® IRONMAN® 70.3 Chattanooga

    McKee Foods Corporation, a Tennessee-based, family-run bakery, is best known for such brands as Sunbelt Bakery® and Little Debbie®. Each year, McKee Foods serves as a title sponsor for the IRONMAN® 70.3 Chattanooga, one of the most popular IRONMAN® races in North America. Through years of success, LEO continues to provide support for McKee Foods’ sponsorship activation at the annual event.

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    Reopening Safely: Solutions for Public Spaces

    As we’ve seen the world take a pause over the past few months, our sole mission remains the same – to provide our clients with the best and safest solutions moving forward. We have worked with you to postpone and modify programs affected during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are now ready to get back to work for you. Because, as they say, the show must go on. As cities and states begin phases of reopening, there are new guidelines required for employers, venues, restaurants, etc., and LEO is here to provide support and guidance as you put these guidelines into practice. Below you will find five key categories that put safety guidelines into simple perspective:

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    Unmasking The Future of Food & Beverage Services

    When the coronavirus hit, the hospitality industry found itself having to innovate and adapt to a new normal. Recent weeks have served as a case study for how this industry is reinventing the path for future gatherings, as we’ve seen companies expand safety precautions and redefine business as usual. While we all wait for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and government to outline exactly what the new guidelines and directives will be moving forward, LEO Events and industry partners have all agreed on a few likely outcomes as follows:

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    Standing ready while we're apart

    In the events business, we’re accustomed to abrupt change. In crisis, we stay calm. We adjust. We revise. Sometimes, all we can do is wait. COVID-19 has interrupted life as we know it, and while we may be staying home, none of us are standing still.

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    Local Chattanooga companies step it up during pandemic

    When there’s a need, Chattanoogans—and its companies—rise. Especially now, when so many residents are in self-isolation, and supplies and services are in demand, local businesses are pivoting to help fellow residents during this pandemic.

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    Virtual tip jar launched

    It’s 5 o’clock somewhere...virtual tip jar platform allows Memphians to directly support furloughed hospitality workers citywide.

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    The South’s Grand Hotel offers a change of scenery, safe place to stay

    The Peabody Hotel, voted the 2020 “Best Historic Hotel” by Southern Living, just won another vote from us with its two offers to provide respite during COVID-19.

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    Social media’s breakout star of quarantine

    Remember Beverley Leslie on Will & Grace? He’s a Chattanooga native and now, a breakout star on Instagram—everyone’s newest best friend. Find his same sense of funny and connect during self-isolation with his stories at thelesliejordan.

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    Old Dominick Distillery shifts to hand sanitizer production

    From whiskey to wellness, Old Dominick packs more than 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.

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    A new way to ‘site’ see in Chattanooga

    Even when we can’t be together in Chattanooga, we make it feel like we’re together. Thanks to Visit Chattanooga and #Connect Chatt, sightseers can now get an up-close, immersive travel experience through the Scenic City from the personal perch of your couch while safely quarantining during COVID-19 shelter-at-home orders.