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National Preparedness Month is more relevant than ever Email
Tuesday, September 08, 2020 03:00 AM

Disaster Preparedness MonthSeptember is National Preparedness Month, and several government agencies have partnered to present a disaster preparedness webinar for small business owners. The webinar, “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make your Plan Today,” takes place Wednesday, September 16 at noon. Registration is now open for this free webinar.

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Small Business Week goes virtual in rescheduled event Email
Tuesday, September 08, 2020 02:00 AM

Virtual meetingThe US Small Business Association has announced its annual National Small Business Week (NSBW), rescheduled from its original May date. “Recovery, Adaptation, and Innovation” is the theme of what has now become a virtual conference scheduled for September 22-24, 2020.

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Landscape contractors invited to Colorado Springs Utilities meeting Email
Tuesday, September 08, 2020 01:00 AM

Colorado Springs UtilitiesColorado Springs Utilities will host its Fall State of Utilities Business Customer Meeting on Thursday, September 24 at 8:00 AM. The virtual meeting will be hosted by CEO Aram Benyamin and the office team of Springs Utilities. They will discuss issues that impact area businesses and the community.

The meeting will cover Springs Utilities’ sustainable energy plan and implementation of their integrated resource plan, the 2021 budget and rates, and other major projects planned. Business leaders should RSVP online to receive a link to attend the Microsoft Teams meeting and to submit questions in advance of the meeting.

 
Welby flower trials continued in 2020--with adjustments Email
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 05:00 AM

MirageTM Rose Bicolor Salvia greggii by Darwin Perennials Despite the cancelation of their annual event due to COVID-19 concerns, Welby Gardens continued with their 2020 summer flower trials. A total of 584 plant varieties were grown for evaluation, and voting was done over the course of a week by visitors to the facility. It was an unusual year in every aspect, and voting resulted in numerous ties.

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Cyber crimes are a real threat--is your company prepared? Email
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 04:00 AM

cyber attackThe importance of securing your company's IT system and data have never been more important. With staff working remotely during the pandemic, new vulnerabilities arise. Business owners can help close up security gaps by stressing cyber safety as they do physical safety at work. 

In late July, the city of Lafayette suffered a cyber attack that took down their computer network. The small city paid a $45,000 ransom to the attackers in order to regain access to their files. Similar attacks have happened in small and large towns across the US, as well as at public libraries and medical centers. Taking the time to set up proper security protocols in your company can help prevent you from becoming the next victim.

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