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A Phone Call Can Mean Everything

by Soraya Herbert | Oct 24, 2020
Since most people reserved phone calls for more serious issues, it’s clear that a phone call can easily mean everything. Come along as we explore ten scenarios where a phone call could mean everything.
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Halloween isn’t Dead

by Brianne Magott | Oct 19, 2020
Halloween hasn't ghosted us, but it should come as no surprise that trick-or-treating and Halloween celebrations might look different this year due to our current “new normal”. We've compiled a list of safe and socially distanced activities that will still allow you and your family to get your spook on!
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How To Protect Against Doorstep Scams

by Soraya Herbert | Oct 17, 2020
A doorstep scam or fraud is someone tricking you out of your money or sensitive information when you answer your door. While you can easily escape other forms of scams, such as phone, postal, and online scams, doorstep scams can sometimes be more challenging.
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Back to School Basic Tips for Your Smart Home Security Solutions

by Soraya Herbert | Oct 10, 2020
Every parent wants to help their child be the best version of themselves. A study of successful entrepreneurs found 93 percent of them admitting that their childhood experiences played a vital role in their lives. Most of them were encouraged by their parents and other family members to act as entrepreneurs at an early age.
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6 Reasons Why You Should Get a Home Security System for Seniors

by Soraya Herbert | Oct 03, 2020
Seniors today live longer than ever. In 1985, older adults accounted for 11 percent of the U.S. population. By 2010, they totaled 13 percent and are expected to reach 20 percent by 2030. Even though this is a remarkable feat of public health and modern medicine, it presents a new challenge. That challenge is one of risk management for the 27 percent of adults aged 60 and above who live alone. So, how can you handle intruders, domestic hazards, and health emergencies? How can they live their day-to-day lives without your family worrying about them? The answer is home security systems. A home security system is an investment towards your safety and well-being. It also proves to your loved ones that you care. If you let us, we will show you six situations where a home security system would come handy.
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Round Up for Change Drive

by Brianne Magott | Oct 01, 2020
This year we are dedicating the month of October to our Round Up for Change program with our very first Round Up for Change drive. Our goal is to have as many new members enrolling as possible by the end of October to help with our largest project of the year, The GVTC Foundation Thanksgiving Giveback.
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How Smart Security Systems Can Help during COVID-19 Crisis

by Soraya Herbert | Sep 26, 2020
Millions—if not billions—of people have gone through rapid changes in their work and personal lives since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, this change means that they had to transition to a work-from-home situation quickly.
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7 Tech Tools to Help You Excel at Work

by Paula Novodvorschi | Sep 12, 2020
Excelling at work is one thing everyone strives for, whether you're an employee or the CEO of your company. At least - that’s our hope. Several factors could affect your productivity levels at the office. It could be meetings running longer than they should or not knowing how to manage your tasks.
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Tips to Boost Team Morale While WFH

by Paula Novodvorschi | Sep 05, 2020
There are pros and cons to both remote and in-office work, however, as it stands many employers are having to learn ways to keep the spirit of their companies alive through this unprecedented time. The most crucial thing is to focus on the goal and vision of the company and also keep your team morale high. That said, here are some useful tips to boost team morale while working from home.
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How Can I Spot a Fraudulent Website?

by Soraya Herbert | Sep 04, 2020
The internet is full of websites that are either fake, fraudulent, or a scam. It’s a sad fact of life. You see, the evolution of the internet has brought with it a number of extremely convenient advances in the way we shop, bank, and interact with the world around us.
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Beware of Work-From-Home Scams

by Soraya Herbert | Sep 04, 2020
It can sometimes be tricky to spot work-from-home scams since they often appear alongside legitimate opportunities on popular job-search websites. But it's important to educate yourself to avoid losing money instead of gaining a job.
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Ways Kids Can Successfully Learn from Home

by Paula Novodvorschi | Aug 29, 2020
Every parent wants to help their child be the best version of themselves. A study of successful entrepreneurs found 93 percent of them admitting that their childhood experiences played a vital role in their lives. Most of them were encouraged by their parents and other family members to act as entrepreneurs at an early age.
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7 Best Apps for To-Do Lists in 2020

by Paula Novodvorschi | Aug 22, 2020
Most professionals would agree that keeping tabs on daily tasks requires a certain level of precision and discretion for success. What better way to stay organized and fly through your tasks than utilizing a handy to-do app? There are several of these types of apps out there that promise to make life easier and convenient today.
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Top Tips for Successful Distance Learning

by Paula Novodvorschi | Aug 15, 2020
A big part of getting back to normal involves going to regularly scheduled events as best we can - like school. In just a few weeks, kids will start a new school year, and as a part of their “new normal,” many will opt for distance learning instead of attending in person.
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GVTC WiFi Score: Find Out What Speeds Fit Your Needs

by Paula Novodvorschi | Aug 11, 2020
Here’s something that may blow your mind- imagine how many devices you have in your home right now. We mean all devices connected to the Internet, including smart TVs, mobile phones, thermostats, wearables, laptops, smart refrigerators, and maybe even your vacuum cleaner. 
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6 Time Management Tips and 5 To-Do Apps to Stay Focused

by Paula Novodvorschi | Aug 08, 2020
Morning routines can set the tone for the entire day, making the difference between a productive day and a whole lot of procrastination. However, if your previous habits aren’t cutting it anymore, and you can’t stay focused on work, you might need a new plan. Now we have to work on finding ways to remedy the situation and offer useful tips to help stay focused.
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Round Up for Change: Every Donation Matched

by Paula Novodvorschi | Aug 03, 2020
The Round Up for Change program was created to help fund community efforts of The GVTC Foundation, GVTC’s philanthropic arm. It allows customers to donate a small amount each month through their billing statements to the Foundation. But wait, there’s more....
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GVTC Announcements in Lieu of 2020 Annual Meeting

by Paula Novodvorschi | Aug 03, 2020
Despite postponing its 2020 Annual Meeting, GVTC continued its tradition of welcoming newly elected and returning members to its board of directors, honoring its 2020 President’s Award recipients, and announcing an increase in Capital Credits for GVTC members.
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Quick Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Your Devices

by Paula Novodvorschi | Aug 01, 2020
When was the last time you cleaned your devices? And I don’t mean randomly wiping down the surfaces with a shirt to remove a smudge or dust particle. I mean really scrubbing away those fossilized fingerprints off your keyboard and screens, clearing caches, cookies, logs, and browser histories to speed up your processing power.
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Everything You Need to Know About HBO Max™

by Paula Novodvorschi | Jul 25, 2020
If you haven’t heard about HBO’s new streaming service, it’s time to come into the fold. We’re talking about the new kid on the block this month: HBO Max™. It’s part HBO, part Warner Brothers, part Cartoon Network. Really, it has at least one big hit for everyone in the family, and it’s making waves in the streaming world.
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