Though Michael Sturdivant only worked at Courtyard Canton for seven months before his job became a Covid-19 casualty, he learned something valuable during his tenure: Business travelers and tourists are always on the lookout for under-the-radar local places to explore and enjoy.
“About two months before I lost my job, I’d been discussing some ideas with [Five Arrows Technology founder] John Weston on how to better support and promote local businesses,” says Sturdivant. “Being laid off enabled me to go from idea mode into action.”
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Written by JumpStart.
Originally published June 14, 2021.