Hurricane Season at the Beach: What to Know and Where to Go

The Atlantic Hurricane Season is from June through November. The Town of Ocean City closely monitors all tropical storms and stays in touch with the National Weather Service during any pending storms. Hurricane Watches and Hurricane Warnings are issued by the National Hurricane Center in Miami. A WATCH is issued for an area that could…

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Addressing Small Business Talent Challenges

Employers of all sizes continue to face attraction and retention challenges. Successful efforts to win over workers can require significant time and carry high costs, but failing to attract talent or losing existing employees is particularly costly for small businesses. Unfortunately, small businesses often don’t have the excess resources to invest in attraction and retention…

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Water Damage Response Guide for Businesses

Water damage—whether from burst pipes, flooding or roof leaks—can lead to extensive structural damage and harm to valuable equipment, inventory and personal belongings. In fact, it’s one of the most common and frequent causes of property damage. A prevention plan helps mitigate these risks, reducing the likelihood of costly repairs or replacements. This 24-page water…

Hurricane Preparation and Safety Tips for Businesses

According to the Congressional Budget Office, hurricane and tropical storm damages account for approximately $9 billion in losses to commercial businesses each year. Research scientists at Colorado State University recently updated their projections, and are now expecting “above average” tropical cyclone activity during the Atlantic Hurricane Season (June 1 – Nov. 30.) Before a Hurricane…

Avoiding Winter Slips and Falls

Winter months present additional hazards that employees don’t typically encounter during warmer weather. Specifically, you may risk experiencing major slips or falls amid snowy and icy conditions, which could lead to serious injuries. Consider the following recommendations to prevent slip and fall incidents this winter: Wear shoes that provide traction on snow and ice; footwear…

6 Steps to Better Cybersecurity

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. During this annual event, government and industry leaders come together to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. This year’s theme, “See Yourself in Cyber,” was selected to demonstrate that while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people. It’s crucial for businesses to…