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10 Tips While Working (or Not) from Home

BY: CLAIRE SIERRA We’re in a brave new world now, aren’t we? Usually I’m writing you around now, while collating and sharing events at the Balch and around the region. But something different emerged today. As I wrote, I encountered 10 tips. Each day seems like its own month. The ups and downs are remarkable. …

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We’ve Got Your Back Here

BY: CLAIRE SIERRA Oh dear, dear, dear~ In these uncertain and worrisome times, we wanted to reach out to you about what we’re doing here at the Balch to support you and your travel plans. As the situation around Corona Virus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we are committed to being responsive, doing everything we can …

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Spring Fling? Ideas for Apres Winter Revival

BY: CLAIRE SIERRA When Everything Old is New — Again As human animals few things get our energy flowing like sunshine and spring shoots. This winter we’ve had more sun than recent memory and just today we’re seeing flowers poking up. This is awesome for loads of reasons. We’ve been working like crazy putting together …

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