Adventurous CEO?

How Adventurous is your CEO? The Death of Steve Appleton and its Effect on Other Companies Legally, CEO’s are not obligated to disclose hobbies to their company’s board of directors. However, with the recent death of Micron’s CEO, Steve Appleton, board members are becoming more concerned about being left in the dark. Appleton perished when…

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Tornado Preparedness

Tornado Preparedness Checklist  A tornado is arguably one of the most destructive types of storms imaginable.  Unlike a hurricane or tropical storm, a tornado may develop almost without warning, appearing within minutes and leaving little time to react accordingly.  Winds can get up to and exceed 200mph causing enormous damage in its path.  Therefore, the…

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ER vs. Urgent Care

   Every day, many people visit emergency rooms (ERs) who could have been better candidates for treatment at an urgent care facility.   ERs and urgent care centers both offer after-hours care for unexpected medical situations that need immediate attention, and determining which of these facilities is appropriate to your immediate medical needs can save…

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Facing Grief & Loss

In a business forms of grief and loss often affect our employees.  Whether it be an employee or family member passing, or even a divorce or change in job status. Understanding grief and loss is difficult, but if we are to get through these inevitable periods in life, some understanding of their situational dynamics can…

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New Producer in Fort Worth

David Roberts joins Roach Howard Smith & Barton  He will join the sales team in the Fort Worth office for commercial insurance and risk management.  David has 10 years’ experience in property and casualty sales.  During that time, David has developed an expertise in the automotive and transportation industries as well as the areas of…

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Business Continuity

Creating A Business Continuity Plan in 5 Steps   By Bob Brody and Marc Schmittlein    44% of small businesses are operating without any type of business continuity plan, and  56% of business owners reported spending less than 10% of their time identifying and  preventing operational risks.  Quoted from Risk Management Magazine, January/February 2012 Issue, page 14  …

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Waterproof your Device

Liquipel is a revolutionary process that applies a waterproof Nano coating to your electronic devices to protect them in the event of accidental exposure to liquids. It is not visible to the human eye, virtually undetectable and Liquipel will not compromise the look, feel, and performance of your electronics. Liquipel penetrates the entire device as a…

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Go RED Feb 3rd

Roach Howard Smith & Barton will be supporting the American Heart Association next week January 30 thru Feb 3rd.  Employees will donate $5 per day to have a casual day.  RHSB encourages everyone to wear RED on Friday February 3, 2012.  We will end the week with a Heart Healthy potluck luncheon and share recipes.  

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Stretch Healthcare Dollars

10 Ways to Stretch your Healthcare Dollars You’ve no doubt noticed that each year, your health care costs go up. This continuing trend can dramatically impact your budget. While it’s difficult to control all the factors that contribute to rising health care costs, stretching your health care dollars is easier than you think – below…

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Prevent Frozen Pipes

Winter weather has arrived and it is time to take  precaution by protecting your pipes from freezing and bursting.   Frozen pipes can be prevented by following a few basic steps. Remove garden hoses from faucets. Cover exterior faucets with insulation. Cover exposed exterior pipes with foam rubber or fiberglass insulation and secure with tape. Leave…

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