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BUSINESS OFF THE GROUND Do you dream of starting your own company? Here are seven tips to help you get your business off the ground.

1. Determine your target market

First and foremost, you need to properly define your target market. The best way to do this is to carry out thorough market research to determine consumers’ potential interest in your products and/or services.

2. Surround yourself with experts

Build a team of qualified professionals with different skillsets who will bring value to your business; for example, technicians, marketing specialists, salespeople, managers, lawyers, accountants, etc.

3. Don’t lose sight of your goal(s)

In order for your business to have growth potential, you need to pave the way for a prosperous future by setting immediate and long-term goals.

4. Consider your finances

Starting a business obviously requires money.

Consider different financing options in addition to bank loans, like private investors, venture capital funds, assistance funds or funding agencies.

5. Manage your time wisely

Allocate your time strategically by taking advantage of less busy periods to develop a networking plan on which to start building a client base.

6. Don’t dispense with formalities

To build a solid foundation for your company, you need to address all technicalities involved with owning a business. Make sure to get your ideas patented — or at least protected in some way.

7. Be forward-thinking with your business plan

Your business plan is an invaluable tool that will allow you to clearly present your ideas to potential investors. Make sure it’s concise and engaging!


Businesses large and small can benefit from drafting business plans before beginning operations. A business plan is a description of a business’ projected future, and this document will spell out exactly what a business owner plans to do and how he or she will put that plan in motion.

Forbes says that entrepreneurs can benefit from business plans because the process of developing them will help business owners understand which type of business he or she would like to create and the type and amount of funding and other resources that will be needed to get the business functioning. Although business plans may be optional, one instance in which they are often required is when entrepreneurs are seeking funding. That’s because lenders often require business plans to weigh the risks and benefits of investing in a potential business. Entrepreneurs can use templates to draft business plans and then fill in specific details. Here are some components to include in the plan.


This is a synopsis of the entire plan with all of the essentials briefly discussed. Include the reasons why the business will be successful.


In this section, entrepreneurs can provide a profile of the company. Information can include location, size, planned operations, and the target market.


Here business owners discuss the market in which the business will be competing, including how large the market is and whether or not there are any trends affecting this type of endeavor.

Business plans are helpful for entrepreneurs.


In this portion of the plan, owners mention the products or services being offered. Strategies for branding, marketing and how the product/services will be sold also are included.


The operations portion of the plan will detail the processes the business needs to address on a daily basis to be successful.


In the business plan, entrepreneurs should also identify the personnel who will be helping to run the company, including why these people are qualified for the job.



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1889 Somerset Trust Company begins serving our community. President Cleveland signs a bill to admit the Dakotas, Montana, and Washington state to the union Feb. 22; Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his “Navigable Balloon” March 14; The first golf course in the United States opens in Yonkers, N.Y. March 30; Built for the Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair), the Eiffel Tower officially opens March 31; The Oklahoma land rush officially started Apr. 22; The World’s Fair opened May 6; The South Fork Dam broke, causing the Johnstown Flood and killing over 2,200 people May 31; The Great Fire in Seattle destroyed 25 blocks June 6; Frederick Douglass was named Minister to Haiti July 1; The U.S. Mint at Carson City, Nev. reopens July 1; The Wall Street Journal begins publishing July 8; Dan Rylands patents the screw cap Aug. 10. Moulin Rouge opened in Paris Oct. 6. Barnard College is founded Oct. 10; North Dakota and South Dakota become the 39th and 40th states admitted to the union Nov. 2; Montana admitted as the 41st state Nov. 8; Washington admitted as the 42nd state Nov. 11; The first jukebox debuted in San Francisco Nov. 23

1900 Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home, Inc. established. The United States Census estimates the country’s population to be about 70 million people on Jan. 3; the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs is organized in Philadelphia with eight founding teams on Jan. 29; Dwight F. Davis creates the Davis Cup tennis tournament on Feb. 9;

the Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard on March 15; Hawaii becomes an official U.S. territory on April 30; the first zeppelin flight is carried out over Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany, on July 2; the first automobile show in the United States opens at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Nov. 3; Max Planck announces his discovery of the law of black body emission, marking the birth of quantum physics, on Dec. 7.

1905 Wojcik Jewelers opens its doors. World’s largest diamond, the 3,106 carat Cullinan, is found on Jan. 26; Rotary Club International formed by four men in Chicago on Feb. 23; Las Vegas, Nev., founded on May 15; Ty Cobb’s mother kills her husband after mistaking him for a burglar on Aug. 9; Intercollegiate Athletic Association of U.S. founded — becomes NCAA in 1910 — on Dec. 28.

1924 C & J Falchini, Inc. opens for business. Upon the death of Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin immediately begins to purge his rivals to clear the way for his leadership on Jan. 21; IBM is founded in New York State on Feb. 14; Calvin Coolidge becomes the first president of the United States to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House on Feb. 22; the American media company Metro Goldwyn Mayer is founded in Los Angeles, Calif., on April 16; J. Edgar Hoover is appointed head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on May 10; President Calvin Coolidge

signs the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States on June 2; Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected as the first woman governor in the United States on Nov. 4; the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held in New York City on Nov. 27.

1928 Ron Davidson Chevrolet, Buick, GMC established. The first U.S. air-conditioned building opens in San Antonio on Jan. 1; the first fully automatic photographic film developing machine is patented on Jan. 17; Scotch tape is first marketed by the 3M Company on Jan. 31; Paul Whiteman & Orchestra record “Ol’ Man River” for Victor Records on March 1; “Amos & Andy” debuts on radio on March 19; Mickey Mouse made his first appearance in “Plane Crazy” on May 15; Velveeta Cheese is created by Kraft on June 2; Ty Cobb, 41, steals home for the 50th and final time on June 15; Amelia Earhart becomes the first female to fly across the Atlantic Ocean on June 18; sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Mo., on July 7; Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin on Sept. 15; Republican Herbert Hoover is elected president on Nov. 7; Boston Garden officially opens on Nov. 17; the first issue of “Time” magazine is published with Japanese Emperor Hirohito on the cover on Nov. 19.

1935 Scanlan Chiropractic Clinic opens. The first Sugar Bowl and first Orange Bowl are on Jan. 1; the Bruno R. Hauptmann trial begins

for the kidnap-murder of the Lindbergh baby on Jan. 2; Coopers, Inc. sells the world’s first briefs on Jan. 19; “Monopoly” board game goes on sale for the first time on Feb. 6; the New York Yankees release Babe Ruth, and he signs with Boston Braves, on Feb. 26; Persia is officially renamed Iran on March 21; Boulder Dam is completed on May 1; Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player on June 2; U.S. Congress accepts FDR’s “New Deal” on June 16; first automatic parking meter in the United States is installed in Oklahoma City on July 16; the first Penguin book is published, starting the paperback revolution, on July 30; Social Security Act becomes law on Aug. 14; millionaire Howard Hughes flies his own designed plane at 352.45 mph on Sept. 12; Detroit Lions win NFL championship on Dec. 15.

1938 Watters Drug Store starts serving the local community. Book publisher Simon and Schuster was founded Jan. 2; March of Dimes was established Jan. 3; Frances Moulton was the first woman president of a U.S.


national bank Jan. 11; The Church of England accepts the theory of evolution Jan. 13; Benny Goodman held the first jazz concert at Carnegie Hall Jan. 16; Joseph Kennedy becomes U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Jan. 17; General Motors begins mass production of disel engines Jan. 19; Joe Louis KO’s Nathan Mann for heavyweight boxing title Feb. 23; The first passenger ship equipped with radar debuts Feb. 26; Nazi Germany invades Austria March 12; Toronto Maple Leafs score 8 goals in 5 minutes March 19; Nescafe introduces its flagship brand in Switzerland; Roy J. Plunkett invents Teflon April 6; U.S. House of Representatives’ Comittee on un-American Activites forms May 26; Baseball helmets first worn by batters June 1; Japan delclares war on China June 17; Babe Ruth is signed as a Dodgers coach for the rest of the season June 18; A 500 ton meteorite lands near Pittsburgh June 24; Superman first appears in DC Comics’ Action Comics Series issue #1 June 30; President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield July 3; Howard Hughes flies around the world in 91 hours July 10; Comic strip “Dennis the Menace” first appears July 29; Lou Gehrig hits record 23rd and last grand slam Aug. 20; Baseball inventor Alexander Cartwright is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame



Sept. 13; Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears play a penalty free NFL game Oct. 9; A radio broadcast of H.G. Wells’ “The War of the Worlds,” narrarated by Orson Welles, allegedly causes a mass panic Oct. 30; Crystal Bird Fauset of Philadelphia is the first African American woman legislator Nov. 8; Kristallnacht begins, the first large-scale act of anti-Jewish violence Nov. 9; Groundbreaking begins for the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. Dec. 15

1945 McCall Motors and Murtha Flooring are established. Kentucky begins its 130 home basketball game win streak Jan. 2; Pepe LePew debuts in Warner Bros. cartoon “Odor-able Kitty” Jan. 5; U.S. soldiers led by Gen. Douglas MacArthur invade Phillippines Jan. 9; Franklin Roosevelt is sworn in for an unprecedented 4th term as U.S. President Jan 20; Soviet troops liberate Auschwitz and Birkenau

concentration camps in Poland Jan. 27; Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Josef Stalin meet at Yalta to discuss the final phase of the war Feb. 4; U.S. Marines raise the flag on Iwo Jima Feb. 23; George Nissen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, receives a patent for the first modern trampoline March 6; USSR returns Transylvania to Romania March 12; Movie star Jimmy Stewart is promoted to full colonel; NFL requires players to wear long stockings April 9; Adolf Hitler commits suicide with his new wife Eva Braun in the Fuhrerbunker in Berlin as the Red Army captures the city April 30; World War II ends in Europe after Germany signs an unconditional surrender May 8; Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima by the US B-29 Superfortress “Enola Gay” Aug. 6; US drops 2nd atomic bomb on Nagasaki Aug. 9; Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WWII Aug. 14; Korea is divided into North and South Korea along the 38th parallel Aug. 17; Dodgers’ Tommy Brown, 17, is the youngest player to hit a home run; Mike the Headless Chicken is decapitated in Fruita Colo., and survives for another 18 months before choking to death Sept. 10; Microwave oven patented Oct. 8. U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Geoffrey Lawrence opens the Nuremburg Nazi war crime trials Oct. 20; First ballpoint pen goes on sale Oct. 29; Congress officially recognizes “Plege of Allegiance” Dec. 28.

1954 Ebensburg Bedding Shoppe opens. Rose and Cotton Bowls are first sports colorcasts on Jan. 1; soap opera “The Brighter Day” premieres on Jan. 4; groundbreakingfor Disneyland begins on Jan. 26; first mass inoculation with Salk vaccine occurs in Pittsburgh on Feb. 23; “CBS Morning Show” premieres with Walter Cronkite and Jack Paar on March 15; first shopping mall opened in Southfield, Mich., on March 22; WQED TV channel 13 (PBS) in Pittsburgh begins broadcasting on April 1; the TV Dinner was first put on sale by Swanson & Sons on April 6; NBA adopts 24second shot clock and six-team-foul rule on April 22; Stan Musial hits five home runs in a doubleheader on May 2; “Sports Illustrated” maga-

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zine begins publishing on Aug. 16; Census Bureau forms on Aug. 31; first Miss America TV broadcast on Sept. 11; school integration begins in Washington, DC, and Baltimore, Md., public schools on Sept. 27; “Father Knows Best” premieres on Oct. 3; Humane Society forms on Nov. 2; Air Force One, first U.S. presidential airplane, is christened on Nov. 24; the first Burger King is opened in Miami, Fla., on Dec. 4.

1967 Sherry Appliance opens for business. Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys is indicted for draft evasion Jan. 3; “Milton Berle Show” airs it final show on ABC-TV Jan. 6; NFL New Orleans’ football franchise adopts the name “Saints” Jan. 9; PBS begins as a 70 station network Jan. 10; Sonny & Cher release “Beat Goes On” Jan. 14; The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I Jan. 15; Mario Andretti wins the 9th Daytona 500 Feb. 26; Wilt

Chamberlain sinks NBA record 35th consecutive field goal Feb. 28; Teamster president Jimmy Hoffa begins 8-year jail sentence for defrauding the union and jury tampering March 7; John F. Kennedy’s body was moved from a temporary grave to a permanent memoral March 14; The cover picture of the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s” album is photographed March 30; Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar for the first time in London March 31; U.S. Surveyor 3 lands on the Moon April 20; Muhammad Ali refuses induction into the army and is stripped of boxing title April 28; “Respect” was released by Aretha Franklin and later became Billboard’s Song of the Year 1967 April 29; Rolling Stones members Keith Richards, Brian Jones, and Mick Jagger are arrested on drug charges May 10; New York Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career 500th home run May 14; Evel Knievel jumps 16 automobiles on his motorcycle May 30; Robert Henry Lawrence Jr. named first black astronaut June 30; “Bonnie and Clyde”, starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, is released Aug. 13; U.S. Senate confirms Thurgood Marshall as first African American Supreme Court Justice Aug. 30; Sweden switches to driving on the right-hand side of the road Sept. 3;


Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Mainline Newspapers Billie Jean King beats Ann Jones at the 81st U.S. Women’s National Championship Sept. 10; Guerrilla leader Che Guevara is captured in Bolivia Oct. 8; A purported bigfoot is filmed at Bluff Creek by Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin in Northern California Oct. 20; President Lyndon B. Johnson signs a bill establishing the Corporation for Public Brodcasting Nov. 7; First human heart transplant performed in South Africa by Dr. Christiaan Barnard Dec. 3; DNA was created in a test tube Dec. 14

1972 Cambria County Child Development Corporation starts serving the community. NASA announces development of space shuttle on Jan. 5; first scientific handheld calculator, the HP-35, introduced at the price of $395 on Feb. 1; U.S. airlines begin mandatory inspection of passengers and baggage on Feb. 5; first flight of the Goodyear blimp on March 8; first electric power plant fueled by garbage begins operating on April 4; Hurricane Agnes kills 117 on June 14; U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz becomes first athlete to win seven Olympic gold medals on Sept. 4; “M*A*S*H” premieres on NBC on Sept. 17; Franco Harris’ “Immaculate Reception” turns a 7-6 Steelers’ defeat into a miraculous last-second 13-7 victory over the Raiders on Dec. 23.


Homewood at Martinsburg is established. Nixon refuses to hand over tapes subpoenaed by Watergate Committee on Jan. 4; Loch Ness Monster photographed on Jan. 8; chimpanzee Nim Chimsky signs his first word at two and a half months on Feb. 4; Patricia Hearst, 19, is kidnapped by Symbionese Liberation Army on Feb. 4; John Murtha becomes the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the Congress of the United States on Feb. 5; former Vice President Spiro Agnew is disbarred on May 2; the Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the “Journal of Emergency Medicine” on June 1; Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to West on June 30; President Richard M. Nixon announces he’ll resign his office 12 p.m. the next day on Aug. 8.

1977 Stevens Carpet One opens for business. Snow falls in Miami, Fla. — the only time in the history of the city that snowfall has occurred— and in the Bahamas on Jan. 19; President Carter pardons most Vietnam War draft evaders (10,000) on Jan. 27; Bank of America adopts the name VISA for their credit cards on March 1; Patty Hearst let out of jail on May 9; original “Star Wars” movie released on May 25; Janet Guthrie becomes first woman to drive in Indy 500 on May 29; Trans Alaska oil pipeline completed on May 31; 5-4 Supreme Court decision allows lawyers to advertise on June 27; flash flood hits Johnstown, killing 80 and causing $350 million damage, on July 20; President Carter establishes Department of Energy on Aug. 4; space shuttle Enterprise makes first atmospheric flight on Aug. 12; General Motors introduces first U.S. diesel auto (Oldsmobile 88) on Sept. 13; Supersonic Concorde jet’s first landing in New York City on Oct. 19; Ted Bundy escapes from jail in Colorado on Dec. 31.


Kosta’s Restaurant opens. President Jimmy Carter announces U.S. boycott of Olympics in Moscow on Jan. 20; Superbowl XIV — Pittsburgh Steelers beat LA Rams, 31-19 — played in Pasadena on Jan. 20; “Post It Notes” introduced on April 6; U.S. military operation to save 52 hostages in Iran fails, and eight die on April 24; Dallas’ “Who Shot JR?” episode gets a 53.3 rating on Nov. 21; Iran requests $24 billion in U.S. guarantees to free hostages on Dec. 19.

1989 Alternative Community Resource Program opens its doors. George H.W. Bush inaugurated as 41st president and Dan Quayle becomes 44th vice president on Jan. 20; Pete Rozelle announces retirement as NFL commissioner after 29 years on March 22; worst U.S. oil spill, Exxon’s Valdez, spills 11.3 million gallons off Alaska on March 24; Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling on Aug. 24; the Rev. Jim Bakker is sentenced to 50 years for fraud on Oct. 24; the longest-running American sitcom, “The Simpsons,” had its debut on Dec. 17; U.S. troops invade Panama and oust Manuel Noriega (but don’t catch him) on Dec. 20.


Moriconi Funeral Home, Inc. and Gold Rush Diamond & Boutique are established. Operation Desert Storm begins with U.S.led allies vs. Iraq on Jan. 17; “Seinfeld” debuts on NBC-TV on Jan. 23; Exxon pays $1 billion in fines and cleanup of Valdez oil spill on March 13; four LA police are charged with beating Rodney King on March 15; Sen. John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others are killed when a helicopter collides with their plane over an elementary school in Merion, Pa., on April 4; Robert M. Gates becomes head of CIA on May 14; NBC announces Jay Leno will replace Johnny Carson on May 25, 1992, on June 6; USSR declares last day of existence on Dec. 31.

1999 Dr. Mary Petrunyak and Worklink Staffing open to serve the local community. The Mars Polar Lander was launched on Jan. 3; a jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man on March 26; Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School located in Jefferson County, Colo., on April 20; “All My Children” star Susan Lucci finally wins a Daytime Emmy after being nominated 19 times, the longest period of unsuccessful nominations in television history on May 21; John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. The Piper Saratoga aircraft was piloted by Kennedy on July 16; last upside down date until Jan. 1, 6000 on Nov. 11.


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2002 Advanced Shipping Technologies, Inc. established. President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act on Jan. 8; K-Mart Corp. becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Jan. 22; Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty on May 24; Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon on July 2; nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pa., are rescued after 77 hours underground on July 28; police arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks, in the area around Washington, DC, on Oct. 24.

2003 McCloskey Tire and Muffler Shop opens. The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation Jan. 24; U.S. troops capture Baghdad, Saddam Hussein’s regime falls two days later April 7; The Human Genome Project is completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99% April 14; New Hampshire’s famous Old Man of the Mountain collapses May 3; “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” the fifth book of the series by J.K. Rowling is published June 21; Barry Bonds becomes the first player in MLB history to have 500 career home runs and 500 career steals June 23; Crime drama

“NCIS” premieres on CBS Sept. 23; Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy is attacked by one of the show’s tigers, canceling their shows for good Oct. 3; After a recall election, Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes governor of California Oct. 7; “Wicked” premieres on Brodway at the Gershwin Theatre Oct. 30; Former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein is captured near his hometown of Tikrit during Operation Red Dawn by U.S. forces Dec. 13

2007 Ebensburg Tennis Center opens for business. Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPhone on Jan. 9; former White House aide I. Lewis Libby Jr. is found guilty on four of five counts of perjury and obstruction of justice trial on March 6; the Virginia Tech massacre — the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history — occurs when the gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, shoots 32 people to death and injures 23 others before committing suicide on April 16; the tomb of Herod the Great is discovered on May 7; “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the final book in the bestselling Harry Potter series, is released on July 21; the Mitchell Report is publicly released, listing the names of 89 Major League Baseball players that have presumably used anabolic steroids and human growth hormones, including notable players Roger Clemens and Miguel Tejada on Dec. 13.

2008 B&S Beverage opens. Fidel Castro retires as the presi-

dent of Cuba after nearly 50 years on Feb. 24; Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300, becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race, on April 20; Thomas Beatie, the world’s first pregnant man, gives birth to a daughter on June 29; Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States on Nov. 4; Bernard Madoff arrested and charged with securities fraud in $50 billion Ponzi scheme on Dec. 11.

2016 Moriconi Cremation Solutions starts serving the local community. Colombo’s Gemology Institute certifies the world’s largest blue star sapphire at 1,404.49 carats, found in a Sri Lankan mine Jan. 4; Record Powerball lottery, at $1.6 billion, was shared by three winners Jan. 13; Winter storm conditions strand 500 motorists for 24 hours on the New Jersey turnpike in Pennsylvania Jan. 22; The oldest known land fossil, at 440 million years old, was revealed by British scientists in Gotland Sweden March 2; Barack Obama becomes the first U.S. President to visit Cuba since 1928 March 20; San Francisco becomes the first U.S. city to mandate paid parental leave April 5; Indian fertility clinic announces that a 70 year old woman has successfully given birth to a baby boy May 10; Harambe, a gorilla from the Cincinnati Zoo, is shot after dragging a 3-year-old boy who fell into its enclosure May 28; “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”, a play written by Jack Thorne with J.K. Rowling, premeres in London June 7; “Hamilton” wins 11 Tony Awards June 12; The Pittsburgh Penguins win the Stanley Cup after defeating the San Jose Sharks June 12; The United Kingdom votes to leave the

Mainline Newspapers - Thursday, February 22, 2018 European Union in their “Brexit” Bolt races his last race, coming in referendum June 23; South African third in the 100m at the IAAF athlete Oscar Pistorius in sentenced World Championships in London to 6 years in jail for the murder of Aug. 5; A 100-year-old fruit cake his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in by Huntley & Palmers is deemed 2013 July 6; Pokemon Go, the real- “almost edible” after being discovworld mobile game is released July ered in a hut used by Captain 6; Swimmer Katie Ledecky Scott’s expedition in Antarctica becomes the most decorated U.S. Aug. 10; A total solar eclipse was female athlete at one Olympics visible from North America Aug. Aug. 12. Swimmer Michael Phelps 21; Hurricane Maria makes landfall wins his 23rd gold medal as the on Puerto Rico as a category 4 hurworld’s most decorated Olympian ricane knocking out power and Aug. 13; Mother Teresa is canon- killing 25 Sept. 20; Fifty-eight peoized by Pope Francis I Sept. 4; Bob ple were killed and 489 were Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize injured by a mass shooter at a confor Literature Oct. 13; The Chicago cert in Las Vegas, the deadliest Cubs defeat the Cleveland Indians mass shooting in American history in game 7 to win the MLB World Oct. 1; The New York Times pubSeries, marking the first series win lishes investigation into sexual for the Cubs in 108 years Nov. 2 harassment behavior by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein Oct. 5; Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce their engagement Nov. 27; The Cleveland Browns become only the 2nd team in history to finish a NFL season without a win Dec. 31


Servello Orthodontics is established. Jay-Z becomes the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame Feb. 22; A mass grave of 800 children and infants confirmed at a former Catholic care home in Tuam, Ireland, March 3; World’s largest dinosaur footprint at 1.7 meters was found in Kimberley, Western Australia March 28; a suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena, England, kills 22 and injures 59 May 22; The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Musem opens in Springfield, Mass. June 3; Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Nashville Predators 2-0 to win the Stanley Cup and the first defending champions for nearly 20 years June 11; New record set for the price of a parking lot in Hong Kong $664,000 June 15; Mattel releases 15 new body types for their Ken doll June 20; Tesla Motors produces its first mass-market car, the Model 3 July 7; Great Britain announces it will ban gasoline and diesel cars by 2040 July 26; Usain

2018 Kennedy-Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services opens. California becomes the largest state to legalize cannabis for recreational use Jan. 1; “Bomb Cyclone” hits U.S. Northeast prompting flooding and snow Jan. 4; Amazon’s Jeff Bezos becomes the second man worth over $100 billion Jan. 10; Former U.S. Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar found guilty of molesting over 150 girls is sentenced up to 175 years in prison Jan. 24; The Philadelphia Eagles win their first Super Bowl victory after defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII Feb. 4; SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket Feb. 6; The 23rd Olympic Winter Games opens in PyeongChang, South Korea Feb. 9

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How to protect your confidential information Despite a move toward a more digital and mobile workplace, a recent survey by Shred-it shows paper is here to stay, with most businesses reporting hard copies of documents will either increase or remain the same. As a result, it is critical that businesses protect their information in all forms while ensuring they have the correct policies in place. Three common practices routinely put businesses at risk of a security breach, so it’s imperative to avoid these common pitfalls. An awareness of these bad habits can help businesses protect themselves and their sensitive information.

1. Recycling paper in blue bins: Although the documents are ultimately recycled and destroyed, they are exposed while in the blue bin. A fraudster can easily remove assets from the bin and use the information for their own purposes. To keep your information secure, use locked secure consoles. These will keep the information irretrievable and keep it secure until it is ready to be destroyed. 2. Leaving things on desks: Documents left on desks are not always secure, as anyone can easily come by and see confidential information. This exposes the information and puts

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you at risk of a security breach. It is wise to implement a clean desk policy that requires everyone to ensure that their desk is clear when they are away from it.

3. Only shredding documents that have clearly confidential information: This might be enough, but it is best to shred all documents if you want to guarantee that no information is compromised in any way. Shred-it suggests that you implement a Shred-it-All policy, which takes the guesswork out of what to shred and ensures your confidential information stays private.




Many working professionals aspire to be as productive as possible. In working environments where employees are forced to wear many hats, efficiency can help workers meet their deadlines and get tasks accomplished. Organization can help professionals keep track of their work assignments and stay on schedule. Staying organized does not come naturally to everyone, and those finding it difficult to juggle various assignments at once can try the following strategies to stay organized and increase their productivity.

STOP MULTITASKING While it can seem counterintuitive for people with a lot on their plates to stop multitasking, researchers at the University of Utah found that performance suffers when people try to do more than one thing at a time. While researchers discovered that a small percentage of people they dubbed “supertaskers� were capable of multitasking without adversely affecting their per-

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formance, the vast majority of people should avoid trying to tackle more than one task at a time. Professionals can work on different projects throughout the day, but allot time for each project rather than trying to work on several at once. SCHEDULE EACH DAY Establishing a schedule and making it as accessible as possible is another way to stay organized and increase productivity. Professionals can make use of scheduling apps on their tablets or smartphones, even setting alerts so they do not forget about projects or meetings. Routinely check the schedule throughout the day, marking off tasks as they’re completed. CUT BACK ON TIME SPENT IN MEETINGS A 2014 survey from AtTask conducted by Harris Poll reported that American workers at companies with 1,000 employees or more spend just 45 percent of their workdays tending to their primary job duties.

Survey participants reported spending 40 percent of their time in meetings, tending to administrative tasks and dealing with interruptions. In lieu of in-person meetings, professionals can discuss projects via mass emails, which can be a much more efficient means to organizing and discussing a project than sitting in a room several times per

TAKE BREAKS THROUGHOUT THE WORKDAY Busy professionals may feel as though they don’t have time for breaks during a typical workday. But such breaks can benefit workers in ways they might be unaware. For example, the Association for Psychological Science notes that research has shown that building breaks into a workday helps professionals stay sharp and productive. And when workers take their breaks matters, too. Researchers at Baylor University discovered that mid-morning breaks were more beneficial than late afternoon breaks.

Staying organized and increasing productivity at work go hand in hand. Professionals tasked with juggling multiple responsibilities can employ various strategies to be better organized and get more done in less time.



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