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Small Business Saturday is November 25th

Small Business Sat 11/25/17

Small Business Saturday, aka SBS, was first celebrated in 2010 in response to Black Friday, which focuses on national chains and Cyber Monday, which promotes e-commerce.  SBS encourages shoppers to patronize small local businesses – the “Mom & Pops” – that once lined every town’s Main Street. Small businesses have a huge impact on the…

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Celebrate Recycling! America Recycles Day 2017

This year is the 20th  anniversary of America Recycles Day.  “ARD” is the only nationally recognized event that promotes recycling in the US.  “America Recycles Day is a call-to-action to motivate individuals to actively pursue a #BeRecycled lifestyle 365 days a year,” said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling, Keep America Beautiful which manages the program. …

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Equifax Data Breach: How Scary Is It?

Equifax Data Breach

Ghosts, goblins and ghouls – October is a scary time of year!  So just how scary is the Equifax data breach? Very! If you have established any type of credit, be it a credit card, car loan or mortgage, there is a credit report on you. This means there is a good chance you could…

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Manufacturing & Recycling Opportunities Created By China’s National Sword Policy

Manufacturing

  Manufacturing Day 2017 and The National Sword Today is Manufacturing Day (http://www.mfgday.com/) an annual event celebrated the first Friday of October to raise public awareness the importance of manufacturing in the Twenty-First Century.  Foreign competition is no longer the most pressing challenge, though it remains an issue.  The shortage of skilled workers plagues today’s manufacturers as…

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How to Increase Your Data Destruction Confidence Level

Data theft, ransomware, identity theft are ever present in this digital age. So how do you protect yourself when disposing of your old equipment? Just because you buy some wiping program off the Internet or attack your tablet with a hammer, doesn’t mean personal information (think client credit card information, medical history, and other sensitive…

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Will You Get Caught Green-Handed?

In preparation for Earth Day (April 22), what better way to promote a green mentality than a friendly recycling competition among co-workers? “Get Caught Green-Handed” is an activity adapted from RecycleMania, a program administered by Keep America Beautiful for universities across the country. Programs like “Get Caught Green-Handed” teach individuals to be green-minded and help…

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Vangel Inc.’s Spring 2017 Community Shred Days

Pick your date! Protect your identity and support these local community organizations. Check out our Upcoming Community Shred Days: Saturday, April 8, 2017 9am – 12pm Hosted by: St. John’s Sweet Air Location: 3911 Sweet Air Rd. Phoenix, MD 21131 Cost: FREE Friday, April 21, 2017 11am – 1pm Hosted by: 100.7 The Bay Location: 100.7 The Bay Executive…

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Does Your Information Destruction Policy Rely on Luck?

Is your company prepared for a potential data breach? Without a protocol and procedure in place, you’re leaving your company’s and your clients’ data, as well as your reputation, vulnerable to attack. Every high-profile data breach is a reminder of the importance of the need for information protection. An organization’s information is one of it’s…

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