Koch Hazard featured in the Chamber News

Stories of positive persistence in the face of a pandemic

Koch Hazard Architects was 1-of-13 businesses featured in the May 2020 publication of the Chamber News, The Bright Side of Business.

Koch Hazard Architects has implemented several innovative strategies to adapt our business and culture during the COVID-19 pandemic. All of these adjustments are allowing us to fulfill our mission in collaborating with great clients to achieve their goals through innovative design.

While providing great client service remotely is working well, feeling connected to one another is more of a challenge. Over the Easter weekend, Koch Hazard Architects’ leadership hopped in their individual cars to play pizza delivery person. A fresh take-and-bake pizza, prepared by the Sioux Falls Food Co-op, was delivered to each households’ doorstep. This small gesture allowed us to check-in on employees and their families (from a safe distance), give thanks for their continued efforts during this stressful time and support another local, small business.

As this new way of working together settles in, we’ll continue finding meaningful touch-points to keep us all on the same track.

Original content written by the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce: “There is not a corner of our community, or even the world, that hasn’t been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The harsh reality is that much of that impact is negative and difficult. Businesses are navigating financial strain and regulatory uncertainty, leaders are facing tough decisions with no good options, and individuals are struggling with health concerns and job security. As in most storms though, there is still light. In the following pages, Chamber members share their stories of how their businesses are adjusting to a new way of operating in the midst of COVID-19. This special feature section, created by Chamber members for Chambers members, is positive and inspiring. There are lessons learned, challenges overcome, employees who go out of their way to create positive interactions with coworkers and customers – the list goes on. The stories below offer an uplifting reminder that we live in a community of people that embrace the idea that we are better and stronger together.”

To read what other businesses in our community are doing, click here for the complete story.