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CEO Message
// September 1, 2022

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I’m excited to announce that we will be running the October Together — Stronger Together initiative benefiting Breastcancer.org again this year, which aims to bring all of us together, both near and far, for a great cause. Since 2000, Breastcancer.org has been a source of strength, courage and knowledge for those impacted by a breast…

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Professional
// September 1, 2022

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In recent years, the economy’s small business sector has seen unprecedented growth, and U.S. Census Bureau data indicates this growth remains significantly accelerated since 2019. More recently, the COVID-19 pandemic, social changes and changes in the technological landscape have led to an increased demand for many services offered by small businesses. Some sectors that have…

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Commercial
// September 1, 2022

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Beards have been making a comeback. According to the New York Times, pandemic lockdowns contributed to an increase in men growing and maintaining beards. Not coincidentally, North America has now emerged as the largest market for the men’s personal care industry — an industry showing no signs of slowing down. Globally, it is expected to…

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Personal
// September 1, 2022

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Landlords have many responsibilities: finding the right rental and location, conducting maintenance and ensuring consistent occupancy to maximize the return on investment, to name a few. One responsibility that often gets overlooked, however, is reminding tenants of the importance of purchasing renters insurance. According to a recent survey conducted by Nationwide, 59% of adults between…

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Services
// September 1, 2022

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Have you reflected recently on how your salespeople are doing? It’s important to invest in them and encourage a culture of getting better to establish confidence and trust so you see results. We understand training your people can take a lot of time and money, so that’s why we developed our School of Sales within…

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Commercial
// September 1, 2022

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Home has always been a special place, but how we view our homes has changed substantially over the past few years. No longer our main place to eat and rest, our homes have turned into workplaces, classrooms, fitness centers and places of entertainment. As a result of spending more time at home, many individuals no…

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Nonprofit
// September 1, 2022

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During this time of year, the focus shifts from engaging children and young adults in outdoor activities to academic and extracurricular activities. Funding reductions and budget cuts have profoundly impacted nonprofits nationwide, and academic organizations are no exception. As arts, music and sports programs face potential elimination, parents have found ways to support these programs…

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Hospitality and Liquor
// September 1, 2022

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According to the Wedding Report, an estimated 2.5 million weddings will take place this year, the largest number since 1984. The Wedding Report further estimates spending levels will rise to just under $25,000 per wedding. Other life events, such as birthday parties, graduations, showers and bar/bat mitzvahs are also on the rise. This surge in…

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DPSI
// September 1, 2022

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Despite the U.S. freight economy having its ups and downs, the trucking industry is poised for a big comeback in 2023. The American Trucking Association’s (ATA) U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2023 shows the U.S. freight economy is projected to grow significantly in the years ahead. The total freight tonnage is expected to grow by…

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DPSI
// September 1, 2022

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The U.S. economy has seen better times. Record-high gas prices and 40-year-high inflation have been impacting American families and businesses for months. In July, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released that the gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 0.9%. This is the second consecutive quarter of negative GDP growth, which means the U.S. economy…

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