Featured Story – June 2020

How to Navigate the New Summer Vacation Last June, airports were chock-full of travelers, resorts boasted limited vacancy, and millions of Americans embarked on road trips to their favorite summer destinations. This year looks quite different, however, as COVID-19 has redefined the quintessential summer vacation. Not only have executive orders shut down beaches and community … Continue reading Featured Story – June 2020

Tip of the Month – June 2020

Greet a Grower It’s picking season! Farmers across the country have opened their cornfields, berry patches, and market stands to bucket-clad visitors. Support local farmers by loading your car with boxes full of fresh strawberries, blackberries and blueberries, or pre-assembled summer vegetable medleys. Shopping for produce from outdoor markets is a great alternative for those … Continue reading Tip of the Month – June 2020

Something Different – June 2020

Celebrate Great Outdoors Month June is Great Outdoors Month, paying homage to the remarkable trails, beaches, and mountains found throughout our national and state parks. Exploring nature not only boosts emotional health, but the U.S. economy as well. According to the Outdoor Industry Association, outdoor recreation grosses nearly $890 billion in consumer spending annually. Looking … Continue reading Something Different – June 2020

Tip of the Month – May 2020

Save Now, Spend Later Furloughs, lay-offs and pay cuts create a daunting financial landscape, but adopting smart saving habits can alleviate stress. Reevaluate your budget and properly allocate funds to necessities like groceries, gas and bills. Place the remainder of your earnings into savings, or invest in low-risk money markets, bonds and stocks to earn … Continue reading Tip of the Month – May 2020

#TrendingNow – May 2020

Trouble at the Altar Love is in the air, but unfortunately, so is #COVID19. Thousands of engaged couples have postponed or even cancelled ceremonies due to social distancing protocols. As a result, wedding vendors now face unemployment, loss of revenue, and gaping holes in their typically busy spring season. While the $54 billion industry is … Continue reading #TrendingNow – May 2020

Something Different – May 2020

Ways to Keep the Mind Sharp Just like biceps and quadriceps, the brain is a muscle that requires regular exercise. It is especially important to train and stimulate the mind in situations like today’s mandated isolation. A healthy brain allows for better communication, faster problem solving, greater attention to detail, and an improved emotional state. … Continue reading Something Different – May 2020