John Hicks

Don’t Let It All Go Up in Smoke: Fireplace Care

Don’t Let It All Go Up in Smoke: Fireplace Care

When the temperatures finally begin to drop again, you can know your fireplace is ready to go, whether it be a gas insert or a traditional fireplace, with these tips on annual maintenance. Considering the risks involved when heating systems are neglected – and the benefits of having them properly maintained – it is wise […]

Workplace Communication Styles for Small Businesses

Workplace Communication Styles for Small Businesses

To say that good communication in the workplace affects the financial bottom line is a serious understatement. In a recent survey of 400 companies with 100,000+ employees, the average estimated loss per company from poor internal communications was $62.4 million.1 The communication challenges facing small businesses with smaller teams may not be as complex or costly […]

Prevent Care Theft with These Tips

Prevent Care Theft with These Tips

Vehicle Theft Prevention Motor vehicles are the primary mode of transportation for most of us, and often an indispensable part of our lives. But what would happen if your vehicle suddenly disappeared? Over 770,000 drivers fall victim to this costly crime each year.  Reducing Motor Vehicle Theft In 2017, more than three-quarters of a million […]

Be Prepared: National Preparedness Month

Be Prepared: National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. Is your family prepared? Make A Plan Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area.  Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar […]

Labor Day Travel Tips

Labor Day Travel Tips

For many Americans, the Labor Day holiday evokes thoughts of barbeque, beaches and the last hurrahs of summer. It’s always one of the busiest holiday travel periods of the year, and this year it may be even more hectic than usual. Thanks to lower fares, Airlines for America expects 15.6 million passengers to travel from Aug. […]

Tips for Safe Social Networking for Teens

Tips for Safe Social Networking for Teens

These tips, based on the latest research, will help teens’ socializing stay fun and safe. Be your own person. Don’t let friends or strangers pressure you to be someone you aren’t. And know your limits. You may be internet savvy, but people and relationships change, and unexpected stuff can happen on the internet. Be nice […]

Hiring qualified drivers is priority #1

Hiring qualified drivers is priority #1

Does Your Business Have Qualified Drivers? If your business has employees that operate company-owned vehicles – or even use their own vehicles for work purposes – you’ll need a process to qualify each driver to ensure maximum safety on the job. Follow along to learn best practices for creating a list of qualified, authorized drivers […]