It has been a while since we have done anything with the Inovatia Blog - the result of pandemic fatigue and starting a new laboratory (more on that in a future post). Having good information is always a good reason to post, right? That is the case here - please take a look at the site, The Garden Dreamer, if you are interested in home gardening peppered with information on the practices of other cultures. As well, the site provides a forum for you to share your own experiences so others can learn from you. The site is authored by our good friend and PhD agronomist, Eric Lorenz. He would love to hear from you on the site. Here is the link:
COVID-19 UPDATE – April 6, 2020
Open During State-Wide Stay-at-Home Order
Inovatia has updated its facility access policies. Please see the attached image for guidance on how to make entry into the laboratory. We appreciate the support, understanding, and cooperation of our employees, customers, and valued service providers during this strange and unprecedented time.
We apologize – here is one more COVID-19 notice – it is brief because we are certain your inbox is being flooded with information.
Inovatia Laboratories is committed to maintaining service to its customers during any crisis – natural or human-made. We want everyone to know the lab is open and ready to serve. There are no specific restrictions, currently, but we do have some suggested modifications to interactions with us, if circumstances require it.
Inovatia will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 in order to observe the Labor Day holiday. Please call, email, fax, write, smoke signal, or other our customer service team to make arrangements for this modified schedule. We will deal with any issue that may arise.
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Unless you are a member of a flat Earth society (not the band) you will agree that the Northern Hemisphere - that half of the Earth that is north of the Equator - is, at this moment (21 Jan 2019), moving toward the mid-point of the winter season. Thus, there is no better time than the present to present (See what I did there?) some information about those noggin and sit-bone-saving granules of metallic salts known as ice melt.
Recently, I shared the Kindle Edition of the book "Stone Soup" with members of our team (Stone Soup on Amazon). This children's book tells the story of how some savvy travelers were are able to bring a community of people together to make something out of nothing. It is a cute fable that demonstrates some simple truths (of course, that has not stopped some 'wanna be' business gurus from overstating and over-analyzing it - stay away from this, if at all possible). I have read through this book several times as an adult (it only takes a few minutes) and always enjoy it. I will not break it down (a.k.a., deformulate it) any further, in case you would like to read it yourself. However, I would like to share what moved me at this recent itteration - that is, reflecting upon the people I have encountered along my journey as an entrepreneur/business owner.
Many of us use the holiday season to reflect upon the activities of the past year. Personally, I enjoy doing this while contemplating what the future may hold for me, my family, my friends, and my company. The Thanksgiving holiday, in particular, is a great reminder to take into account all of life's blessings as part of that process.