Bringing People Back For Work

Set the Stage for Success with a Great Return-to-Work Program

By Phillip M. Perry


Working from home is over. Partly, anyhow. And after weeks of telephone conferencing and video chatting, many workers are doubtless eager to return to their offices. In managing this reverse migration, though, businesses must coordinate a patchwork of safety procedures and work area modifications while communicating effectively with employees.

ABMA Reports Passing of Susan O’Connor Erickson

The ABMA website has reported on the death of Susan M. “Sue” (O’Connor) Erickson from Lanoco Specialty Wire Products. She was 48 and passed away unexpectedly on Friday April 10, 2020.

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and raised in Millbury, Sue was one of two daughters born to loving parents, Thomas and Mary Ellen (Bradley) O’Connor. She was a 1989 graduate of Holy Name High School, from which she went on to attend Springfield College, graduating in 1993 with a degree in Physical Education. Several years later, Sue received her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Clark University.

ABMA 2020 Golf Scramble Winners

The ABMA Convention Golf Scramble was held at the Vinoy Golf Club in St Petersburg, Fla., on Thursday March 5, 2020. The winners are as follows:

First place team: Bob Goralski, Bruce Gale, Kevin Lannon, Kevin White
Second place team: Matthew DeSantis, Keith Walz, Chip Preston, Andrew McIlroy

ABMA Creates COVID-19 Resource Page

ABMA has initiated a resource page for COVID-19 with variety of resources available and ties into the National Association of Manufacturers resource page which has a very comprehensive listing. The ABMA plans to add to the page as more resources become available.


The ABMA has new improved versions for contacting government officials to ask for “essential” business classification. Check out the resources here:


The ABMA also announced today that it will be facilitating a member round table discussion of COVID-19. Meeting details:

ABMA Foundation: Kathy Parr Scholarships for 2020

The ABMA Foundation held its Board Meeting on March 19, 2020 and at that meeting awarded two Kathy K. Parr Scholarships totaling $5,000 to the following recipients: