Saint Viator Alumni Association Hosts Business Forum on Running a Business in a Pandemic World

The Saint Viator Alumni Association is hosting a free Loyal Hearts Business Forum event for Saint Viator and Sacred Heart of Mary graduates, and current and past parents, in which Saint Viator alumni will share ideas and techniques they’ve used to shift their work and adapt to the current pandemic environment. The event, “Pivoting in a Pandemic World,” will take place via Zoom on October 22 at 6 p.m. CT.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many businesses to close, temporarily or permanently, and others have been forced to find creative new ways to operate,” said Jim Platania, Jr., the Saint Viator Alumni Association board chairman. “We hope this event will help business owners and professionals learn from alumni who have found ways to pivot their business during these trying times.”



Speakers include Steve Zaleski (’04), real estate broker at Compass and restaurateur; Jerry Cataldo (’77), president and CEO of Hostmark Hospitality; and Anthony Navarro (’99), creative director and owner of Liven It Up Events. The event will be moderated by Jen Culhane (’00), senior client relationship specialist at Charles Schwab.

“The school and alumni association have worked hard to create a community that alumni can rely on for advice and support,” said Krystal Harris, the Alumni Relations manager at Saint Viator High School. “Our Loyal Hearts Business Forum events are one of the many ways we bring our alumni together to share ideas and offer advice to other alumni.”

Space is limited on Zoom for the “Pivoting in a Pandemic World” event and attendees must RSVP by Oct. 19. Prior to the event, attendees will receive the Zoom link for the forum. Reserve your spot for the event at

Saint Viator High School is a Catholic, college-preparatory school committed to providing religious formation and an academic program of excellence to young men and women. Led by the Clerics of Saint Viator, teachers and staff are dedicated to the intellectual, physical, spiritual, and emotional growth of each student. In recent years, Saint Viator High School has twice been selected as a National Blue Ribbon School, the highest national award a school can receive. Saint Viator High School has also been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School from 2015 through 2022 for its ongoing commitment to innovation and use of technology to enhance student learning and was named a Top STEM High School by Newsweek.


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