By Mary Scalco, DLI CEO
I’m sure like me you are a wishing someone would pinch you and you would wake up a find that the past few months were a nightmare. If someone would have told us in December that we’d be living through a pandemic and that the global economy would nosedive off a steep cliff, we would have laughed.
What we have all experienced and are still experiencing is no laughing matter. What we all thought would be short-lived has been months-long so far and we are still not back to 100%. If there is a bright spot, it is we are resilient and we will fight to get back to where we were and to come out of this better. As an industry we may look a little different. We may have to step out of our comfort zone and try new things to position ourselves better in a changing marketplace but I believe we will rise to that challenge.
I hope you have found the information we provided over the past months useful. We strive to share the best information we can gather. Sometimes this changes due to the ever-evolving situation. Our pledge to you is that we will continue to provide relevant information as we all move forward. All I ask is that, if you have suggestions or a need that we can help with, please reach out to us by phone at (800) 638-2627, via email at Techline@DLIonline.org, or online chat at DLIonline.org.
I think one of the positives that came out of all of this is the strong desire to help one another. I have been blown away by the willingness of each of you to share information, provide advice, and sometimes just commiserate with each other on the weekly member calls. When we asked members of the industry to share their expertise on a DLI Live program, they did not hesitate for a moment to answer “Yes!”
I know that although we as an industry still have challenges ahead of us, DLI will continue to be here to help. So thank you from your DLI Staff for your membership and support. We literally could not do what we do without you.