Delayed D.C. Sports Betting Launch May Affect SW Businesses

By Southwester Staff  The DC Lottery has pushed back the launch of on-site sports betting in retail locations to summer 2021. In a June 3 budget hearing, DC Lottery Executive Director Beth Bresnahan said the pandemic “has prevented field technicians” from visiting stores to upgrade equipment and delayed shipments of necessary equipment from overseas. Previously, […]

Local Businesses Expand Services During Phase Two

As strict social distancing measures are eased, many local businesses and their employees continue to feel the economic strain. During this unprecedented time, most businesses and restaurants are still offering limited services, but with the lifting of some restrictions, others have gone back to regular working hours or have opened for dine-in services. All restaurants […]

The Press Expands its PPE Production

By Matt Koehler Last month, I spoke to Dianne Lee at The Press about their community initiative of making face shields and two kinds of face masks, and giving them away for free. Since speaking with the part owner and spokesperson, The Press has increased their efforts to produce even more masks and face shields […]

Washington Nationals Work to Get Shift Done

By Southwester Staff In late April, Washington Nationals Philanthropies and the Greater Washington Community Foundation announced a new partnership with Get Shift Done to launch the Get Shift Done DMV initiative to coordinate, schedule, and pay adversely affected hourly workers in the hospitality industry to work shifts for local food access providers. Get Shift Done […]