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COVID-19 Student Interviews - Rodenbough, Kit

Deacon Experiences during COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic

 

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creator
Strackman, Braden
Rodenbough, Kit
date
2020-09-08T19:28:40Z
2020-09-08T19:28:40Z
2020-06-26
2020-09-08 (issued)
description
Kit Rodenbough is the owner of Design Archives, a local antique and vintage retail seller. She has owned the business for 20 years, which branches in Greensboro and Winston-Salem. In this interview, Rodenbough discusses the quick and unexpected shut down of her stores due to COVID-19 and the financial worries that her business experienced as a result. She shares how she quickly began filling out grant and loan applications, then how some of the money that she recieved was not organized well for retail organizations. Originally intending to retire within the next year, she expresses frustration, then excitement, about the pandemic causing her business to rely on online methods. Rodenbough explains how some of her vendors, such as those that sell souvenirs, have been affected more by closures and social distancing precautions than others and shares how she has felt supported by the retail community in Greensboro and her group of vendors and the city in Winston-Salem.
format
audio/mp3
Oral histories
Permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/96973
language
English
relation
Special Collections and Archives
Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Wake Forest University
Office of Civic and Community Engagement (RG22.6)
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subject
Coronavirus infections--History--Sources
COVID-19 (Disease)--History--Sources
Wake Forest University--History--Sources
COVID-19 Student Interviews
Office of Civic and Community Engagement
Small business--United States
Winston-Salem (N.C.)
Greensboro (NC)
Antiques
Vintage clothing
title
COVID-19 Student Interviews - Rodenbough, Kit
type
Sound

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