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5 Safety Tips to Prepare Your School for Winter Weather

Winter Weather Safety Tips
 

Summer is quickly winding down which is the official sign that winter weather is impending. For school boards and administrators this means getting their schools ready for cold air, icy walkways and all of the other issues that come with the onset of winter. Start getting your schools ready now, before that temperature starts getting dangerously close to freezing.

 

HVAC Maintenance - Top 5 Winter Weather Safety Tips for Your School

1. HVAC Maintenance

Don't wait for the boiler to break down in January, schedule an appointment with your HVAC company now. A broken heater in January can shut your school down for a week. The HVAC tech will look over the entire heating system, change any filters and make sure that it is ready to handle the coming cold and keep the kids in school.

 

Bus Fleet - Top 5 Winter Weather Safety Tips for Your School

2. Check Your Bus Fleet

Whether your district has its own fleet of buses or you contract the service out, it is your responsibility to make sure that the kids are getting to and from school safely. In the winter this means checking that each bus has been recently maintained, the tires are in shape to handle icy and snowy roads, and that the heat works.

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DialMyCalls How To: Wedding Planner Sends Out Mass Notifications via Automated Invitations

Wedding Planners Send Automated Invitations
 

DialMyCalls offers a beneficial SMS and voice broadcasting tool for wedding planners as they attempt to invite both the bride to be and groom's entire list of friends and family.

A wedding planner probably has one of the hardest jobs on Earth, making sure the bride and groom are all happy on what is arguably the most important days of their lives. On top of seating arrangements, catering, decorations, proper venue, music, cake and let's not forget the bride's dress, the wedding planner has to also invite all of the couples friends and family. Tradition has it that a formal R.S.V.P. invitation will be sent out via mail and the wedding planner will then arrange the seating / food based on the responses. 

All of these tasks can be stressful and overwhelming at times. Planning a wedding requires being organized so everything stays on track and runs smoothly. Planning a wedding can also be very time consuming when you are having to oversee every last detail. Using a service such as DialMyCalls can save you a lot of time and take some of the stress off of your shoulders, by offering a much more effective system with our automated wedding invitations. How does it work you might ask?

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Church Growth Tips: Building a Bigger Congregation By Being Involved In The Community

Top 3 Church Growth Tips
 

The quality of the message being given cannot be measured by the amount of people in the pews, but the sense of community that the church is offering can. It makes no difference what type of social interactions are being offered on the internet, people need others in order to thrive and your church is the perfect venue to nurture that growth. Take the time to grow your congregation and you will be helping them as well as your church.

 

First Impression - Top 3 Church Growth Tips

1) Make a Great First Impression

Nobody likes that new kid in the class feeling. Assign the task to a regular member of your church to look out for newcomers at the door and make them feel welcome. A warm smile and handshake from a stranger will work wonders at making the new member feel at home. Have your welcome wagon set up to get the new members name and contact information and hand out a special package that is especially for newcomers. Include important church information inside the gift plus something unexpected like a mug with your church's name printed on the side.

As the pastor, you should be positioned at the exit at the close of each service. Here it is up to you to also offer a warm welcome, ask them about themselves and invite them to the next service.

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Useful Ideas for Starting a Neighborhood Crime Watch Program

Top 5 Neighborhood Crime Watch Tips
 

Communities all over the United States have formed their own protection brigades against crime. These Neighborhood Watch Programs are designed to cut down on crime by having members of the community patrolling the streets. Fully supported by the National Sheriffs' Association, Neighborhood Watch Programs have been protecting our streets for over four decades.

Communities that are experiencing a sudden surge of crime will often band together to form a Neighborhood Watch program. If you are considering starting a neighborhood watch program in your community, here are a few tips to help get it off the ground:

 

Plan First Meeting - Top 5 Neighborhood Crime Watch Tips

1. Plan Your First Meeting

This is important to ascertain the level of interest in a Neighborhood Watch program from other community members. Include as many community members as possible, including renters, teenagers and local businesses. Successful Neighborhood Watch programs rely on members from all parts of the community.

 

Pick Captain - Top 5 Neighborhood Crime Watch Tips

2. Pick a Captain

This should be a respected community member who is willing to be in charge of the neighborhood watch program. Look for someone who is a self-starter and able to delegate assignments and tasks.

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Tips For Successfully Running Your Waste Management Company

Waste Management Tips
 

It is not easy to oversee the daily operations of any company, especially service companies that are heavily relied on. In the waste management industry, you are handling an extreme amount of responsibility, from keeping residents happy to meeting government mandated guidelines for your business. If you are looking for ways to delegate, without your business suffering, we have come up with a list of solutions that you should find helpful:

1. Residential Service

This is the core of your business and where a large amount of your time is spent. Take a look at the routes you have in place and make sure that they are sensible to your business. Are your trucks passing by neighborhoods that have not yet had a pick-up? Consider the money and time you are wasting by not planning routes that flow smoothly from one residential area to the next. You could cut down on man hours, and subsequently your hours, by mapping out more effective routes.

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How Efficient is Your Water Company Running?

Water Company Tips
 

As a service provider for such an important element of daily living, managing a community’s water company is a complex responsibility. With considerations as important as water quality and delivery, along with development, you must have strong systems in place to manage your business efficiently and effectively. There are a number of ways to streamline your responsibilities that will give you the opportunity to focus your attention to building a stronger company.

At the Source

You may have a large office building to work out of, but the heart of your business is at the source of your water supply. Take a look at the on-site operations for areas of improvement. Quality control is the focus here, and you have standards in place that ensure quality but have you considered preventive measures?

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