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CEO Message
// December 3, 2020

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As we reflect on 2020, it’s important that we look inward. This year has been filled with challenges, but it’s also been filled with opportunities to reach out and take care of each other. As we close the year and look forward to 2021, I encourage you to reflect on whether you’ve been taking care…

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Personal
// December 3, 2020

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With interest rates historically low, now might be a great time for some investors to add a condo to their portfolios. Typically, condos require less maintenance and upkeep than traditional single-family homes, making them attractive to those who want a hands-off investment. The condo construction industry has seen an influx of new condos being built…

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Commercial
// December 3, 2020

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The U.S. economy has been through a lot in 2020. Between social unrest and a deadly virus forcing citizens to stay at home, people’s lives have been changed forever. Some small businesses have been forced to close their doors while others haven’t felt the same impact. Everyday activities, like going to the gym, eating out…

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Services
// December 3, 2020

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Being in the insurance industry, we know that buying and selling a policy is only the first step in creating a relationship with an insured. Insureds may choose to shop their policies year after year, or they may forget that they need to be proactive in protecting their businesses, so how can you, as an…

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Commercial
// December 3, 2020

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According to many HVAC professionals, the biggest concern for vacant buildings during the winter season is frozen pipes. Frozen and ruptured pipes usually lead to water damage, which can be extensive if undiscovered for even a short period of time. However, that’s not the only concern vacant building owners need to have during the winter…

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Hospitality and Liquor
// December 3, 2020

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Get out your cocktail shakers because holiday season is upon us, and we are still at home. Happy hours, holiday parties and large family gatherings may be replaced with virtual get-togethers or smaller parties, or they may be postponed until we are able to safely gather the way we would like. The change in our…

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Professional
// December 3, 2020

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Do you need another room for a home office? Are you worried about contracting COVID-19 in a highly populated city? During the pandemic, nearly 16 million people have moved to accommodate for new needs and lifestyles. Some people are desperate for more space, and with current mortgage rates dropping below 3%, the real estate market…

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Nonprofit
// December 3, 2020

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As we approach the beginning of a new year and reflect upon lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, the religious sector has shown that our willingness to adapt during times of crisis is crucial for success. The Associated Press reports that small houses of worship have increased their membership and giving during the pandemic by…

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DPSI
// December 3, 2020

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Even with the growth from bullish markets over the past few years, manufacturers have faced unique challenges that jeopardize their financial stability and long-term sustainability. The emerging effects of COVID-19 have accelerated and exacerbated these obstacles. A recent COVID-19 impact survey conducted by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) reported: 78.3% of manufacturers anticipate a…

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DPSI
// December 3, 2020

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This year has brought unforeseeable challenges to many business owners.  Across the country, businesses are slowly reopening, but it could be some time before things return to normal. Some businesses might progress better than others. Experts predict that the construction industry could emerge from the pandemic even stronger than before. According to Associated Builders and…

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