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Jun 23 , 2014

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Sharing the Road with Big Rigs

The warm summer weather usually means more time spent on the road to get to your favorite vacation spot. All this additional driving means that you will probably end up sharing the road with big rigs. Knowing how to safely share the road with them can help keep everyone on the road safe. Follow these safety tips to ensure that you get to your vacation destination safe and sound. Give the truck driver a break. Driving a semi-truck in even the perfect conditions on an open road is not an easy job. Now imaging having to do it in not so great conditions, such as high winds or with hundreds of Read Full Post

Jun 20 , 2014

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Emergency Preparedness

Disasters can strike at any time, even during the relaxing summer months, which is why it is vital to make sure you have the right emergency kit. Being prepared in the event of any type of disaster can make sure you can live as comfortable as possible while things are getting back to normal. Keeping these essentials stocked can help make sure that you are prepared for anything. Fuel. Make sure to store all different types of fuel, from gas for your car, to gas for cooking and heating. No more than 25 gallons of gasoline should be stored at once. Never store gas near heat or ignition Read Full Post

Jun 16 , 2014

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Business Insurance for Small Businesses

Being a small business owner can come with a lot of stress. There are many things to worry about when you own a small business, most of which are not small issues. Having the proper business insurance can help alleviate some of that stress and protect you from any unfortunate events. Out of the 28 million small business owners in America, 50 percent predict that they will grow in 2014. These small businesses not only add to the economy of the United States, but they also employ one-third of the entire population. There are five main issues that small business owners have to deal with on a Read Full Post

Jun 11 , 2014

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Preparing Your Home for Summer

With summer fast approaching, it is the best time to make sure your home is ready for the warm weather. Following these tips can ensure that your home is ready for all that summer has to offer this year. Bring summer inside. Allow the warm summer nights into your home. Make sure to repair any window screens or screen doors so that pesky summer bugs cannot come inside. Lubricate door hinges, especially wooden doors which can warp in the changing temperatures. Check the sprinklers. Make sure your landscaping stays at its best this year by making sure that you sprinklers are working properly. Read Full Post

Toyota is Texas Bound

Big news for Texas! Toyota is relocating its headquarters to Plano. Toyota's headquarters have been in California for over fifty years. This fall, Toyota will start moving the company to its new home. The move is expected to be completed by 2017.  Toyota's decision to relocate was largely due to cost savings. Toyota will save on taxes and real estate while employees are sure to save on real estate costs as well as the cost of living.  This relocation is expected to affect about 4,000 employees in all. Those willing to relocate are all invited, though Toyota does not expect all of Read Full Post

Going Boating? Don’t Forget These Essential Items!

With summer just around the corner, you'll probably be taking your boat out before long. When you're going to be out on the water for an entire day, there are obviously some essentials that you'll need to make 100 percent certain that you pack or have on-board. Here are 10 things to make sure you don't forget: Ensure your boat registration is up-to-date. Have a waterproof camera on-board so you don't miss those memorable moments. Ensure you have a properly working marine radio or cell phone. Don't forget a well-stocked first-aid kit in case anyone gets hurt or sick! Grab your high SPF Read Full Post

Plano, Texas Offers Outdoor Activities For Every Age!

No matter whether you were raised in the Plano area, recently relocated here, or are considering a move here in the near future, it is easy to see that there is a wealth of exciting outdoor activities for all ages in this area. Here is just a small sampling to get you started on a summer of outdoor fun!  Outdoor Museums The Interurban Railway Station Museum - Sure to be a hit with all the train lovers in your family, it showcases the Texas Electric Railway that once provided transportation from Waco to Denison.  Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary - 289 acres of Read Full Post

Trampolines: A Backyard Menace

Trampolines and their inherent safety issues are cause for concern for families all across the country. Because they are considered an attractive nuisance and are dangerous even with the most advanced safety features, injuries from trampolines continue to cause great concern in the medical community. It’s well understood that trampolines are fun, but the fun many times comes at a high price. Perhaps it’s the fun of jumping high with very little effort and feeling the exhilaration that comes with it. Or, maybe it’s the carefree feeling while seemingly floating in the air. Read Full Post

Strategies For A Successful Relocation

Moving can be a stressful time, in any circumstance. However, when the move comes as part of an employer's relocation strategy, such as the one just announced by Toyota that will effect three thousand workers and their families, it can be even more stressful.  Success Strategies For Relocating Families Fortunately, Toyota's relocation to Plano was announced well in advance of the move, giving the employees time to adjust. These strategies will help them prepare for the move, and allow them to settle in quickly, once they reach their new home.  Strategy #1 - Don't Read Full Post

How Does a New TV Sound?

If a new TV sounds like something you could definitely get on board with--read below to find out about C.A.R.S. (our customer appreciation referral service) and how you can take home a new TV! For every successful referral you give us, we'll return the favor by giving you three lottery scratch-off tickets.  In addition, you'll be entered into a cash prize drawing for $25.00. Finally, each referral qualifies you for the grand prize: a flat screen HD TV! We receive referrals from our customers every day and this opportunity is our way of saying thank you!  This is really a Read Full Post