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    • Nonprofit of the Month — New City Kids

      April 24, 2019 - 11:11 AM

      The Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Foundation recognizes the contributions of nonprofit organizations in the communities we serve. Each month, we’ll honor one of those organizations as our Nonprofit of the Month.

      After school ends every day, many kids head to a community program, where they can play or do homework...Full story

    • What Every Business Needs To Survive

      April 19, 2019 - 8:55 AM

      Jennifer Harughty of Texas was having fun at a Houston Astros baseball game last summer. At least until, she claims, the T-shirt cannon fired by the Astros’ mascot seriously injured her finger. She’s had surgery and is now suing the team to recover her expenses. If the Astros have to...Full story

    • Marketing Minute: Stabilizing Your Video (video)

      April 18, 2019 - 3:50 PM

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    • Marketing Minute: Introduction (video)

      April 18, 2019 - 3:48 PM

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    • What Your Co-Workers Want From You

      April 10, 2019 - 3:09 PM

      They’re called “soft skills:” the abilities used when interacting with other people. They’re not as easy to teach or even measure as more traditional skills like math or reading are. But they may be even more important in the workplace — no matter what kind of work you do. Soft skills...Full story

    • Protect Your Plumbing Now With 1 Simple Conversation

      April 3, 2019 - 1:32 PM

      There’s more to plumbing than swapping out leaky pipes. When fixtures are corroded or worn, and the shower, the sink, or the toilet needs replacing, a plumber is expected to know the best quality products to use for a replacement. And they need to be protected if something goes wrong:...Full story
    • Nonprofit of the Month — KeyStone Place

      March 28, 2019 - 4:15 PM

      The Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Foundation recognizes the contributions of nonprofit organizations in the communities we serve. Each month, we’ll honor one of those organizations as our Nonprofit of the Month.

      On a single night in 2018, more than 550,000 people — single people, families including children, and veterans —...Full story

    • Two Secrets To Sell Anything

      March 20, 2019 - 4:05 PM

      Here’s a challenge for every insurance agent, whether they’re a 40-year veteran or just starting their first week: Offering a product that isn’t a product. A product is something a customer can hold — shoes or books, for example. A service is something that a customer can use — house...Full story

    • Fireproof Your Home Without Spending Any Money

      March 13, 2019 - 2:38 PM

      Imagine: it’s Sunday evening, about 6 p.m., and you’re getting ready for the work week. Dinner is over; maybe it’s time to watch TV or make the kids’ school lunches. According to the National Fire Protection Association, it’s also the most likely time for a fire to start in your...Full story
    • Four Ways to Stop Identity Theft

      March 7, 2019 - 2:35 PM

      “We demand convenience over security,” said Eva Velasquez, CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center, a nonprofit that helps people dealing with ID fraud. Few people would disagree; how many times have you had to slow down and hunt for a password to get somewhere online? But making it easier...Full story