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Businesses have two weeks left to apply for Sandy Disaster Loans

New Jersey residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy have until January 30 to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA). It is also the deadline for individuals to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).Those who apply by January 30 could avoid a possible shortfall in rebuilding money should they find out later that the insurance policy does not cover all damages. When it comes to ...

Utah Department of Health faces second data breach in one year

Data and security breaches can be detrimental to many businesses. Not only is the company at risk to lose customers, any organization that exposes sensitive information could face heavy fines for not taking proper precautions.Even if a stolen or lost device is not used for criminal purposes, a business experiences a breach in security the moment an item is no longer in its possession. While no company owner can predict when something like this might happen, ensuring ...

Vermont fish hatchery finishing up final repairs after Tropical Storm Irene

When Tropical Storm Irene slammed the East Coast in August 2011, many businesses were brought face-to-face with Mother Nature's wrath. For the national fish hatchery in Bethel, Vermont, the road to recovery has been a long one and the journey is just now finally ending.According to the Associated Press, the White River overflowed from excessive rains during Irene. Communities and major roadways were flooded. The fish hatchery had extreme damages, with floodwaters sweeping into ...

Mandalay Bay undergoing first major renovations in 14 years

Las Vegas is well-known for its extravagant entertainment options. However, MGM Resorts International decided to undergo a massive renovation of it's 3,000-room resort in Mandalay Bay. This is the first makeover since 1999 and is set to be completed by summer of this year. Mandalay Bay President Chuck Bowling recently spoke with Vegas Inc. to discuss the changes happening to his hotels and venues and why they're going to continue to keep the businesses competitive.According ...

Minnesota DNR employee accessed private records, 5,000 individuals notified

Minnesota is the latest state to suffer from a massive security breach. However, instead of an outsider hacking sensitive data, a company employee allegedly accessed the information of 5,000 individuals.According to the Associated Press, the Department of Natural Resources had a data breach when an employee retrieved driving and motor vehicle records. Journalists, attorneys, government employees and possibly state legislatures are all on the list of individuals who had their information read.DNR spokesman Chris ...

Dunkin' Donuts set to infiltrate the West Coast

Dunkin' Donuts, the popular alternative to Starbucks, is making a move to the West Coast. On Wednesday, the Canton, Massachusetts-based company announced that it had plans to return to the Southern California market by opening 150 stores in two years. Eventually, the goal is to have 1,000 locations statewide.The Los Angeles Times reported that while analysts believe there are many obstacles for the coffee company to overcome, it could easily establish itself in the ...

East Coast animal shelters still recovering from Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc along the Eastern Seaboard months ago, but many residents and local businesses are still feeling the pain of rebuilding and recovery. Natural disasters are not only unpredictable, but they can be extremely expensive when it comes to repairing sustained damages. New Jersey and New York residents are still recovering from the superstorm. According to the Associated Press, Toms River - a New Jersey town - had just 60 of 2,600 homes ...

Workers compensation is a necessary protection for businesses

Business owners understand that there are numerous situations they need to prepare for. Everything from natural disasters to slow economic growth could have negative effects on the daily operations of an organization. However, company decision makers must keep themselves protected from unforeseen legal issues as well. For example, a workers compensation policy is a wise investment, as it will guarantee financial protection and prevent legal liability for businesses should an employee injure themselves on the ...

Omnicell data breach affects thousands more than originally believed

No company wants to be liable for its customers or employees having personal information exposed. With technology evolving at an increasingly fast pace, many businesses are working to keep their systems as up-to-date as possible. Organizations across all industries would be wise to partner with commercial insurance specialists to guarantee that their technology insurance accounts for the possibility of a data breach. An incident involving hospital management vendor Omnicell is a recent example of security ...

Nevada business insurance necessary asset for new buildings

When businesses are looking to expand their organizations and build more locations, it's important for company decision-makers to take the proper precautions in the process. Not only is it necessary to have a comprehensive commercial insurance policy in place for when the firm is up-and-running, it's important to keep employees protected throughout the expansion process as well. For example, builder's risk insurance will cover an organization's insurable interest in materials, fixtures and/or equipment being used ...

 

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