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August 2018 - Wyoming-Kentwood Chamber of Commerce
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Chamber Newsletter
August, 2018
Building Better Communities by Building Better Businesses
Welcome New Members

SC Custom Display
Michigan Commercial Properties
Oh Hello Co.
Brick by Brick Homes
Hastings City Bank
Grand Rapids Baptist Church
Wyoming Moose Lodge
Strengths Unlimited



 
Renewal Members in July

Rivertown Assembly of God
River Town Painting Company Inc.
Wood Creek Apartments
Samaritas
Sonrise Clippers, LLC
US Army
Wyoming Community Foundation
Dan Pfeiffer Lincoln Mercury, Inc.
Chase Bank
Novo Chiropractic
B Quick Instant Printing
Senior Sing Along 
Comfort Suites
Grace Christian University
Daily Deals Food Outlet
Precision Insurance Agency



 
Volunteer of the 2nd Quarter 
Kathey Batey, Spirited Presentations
Committee of the 2nd Quarter 
Government Matters


Karen McCarthy- Consumers Energy
Lillian VanderVeen - Lenger Travel
Dave DeBruyn - Greenridge Reality
Scotty Kehoe - DTE Energy
Kathey Batey - Spirted Presentation
Jessica Ann Tyson - JA PR Group
Lance Werner - KDL
Shane Myas - Edward Jones
Harold Mast - Harold Mast Consulting, LLC
Go to https://www.southkent.org/education/ for more information
 
Member Benefit  
Seal and Authorize Certificate of Origins for our Chamber Members

Hungerford Nicholas CPAs + Advisors
Open House and Ribbon Cutting
"IT MINUTE BROUGHT TO YOU BY TEAM LOGIC IT"

Protecting Your Home Network

Whether you live in a secluded neighborhood or an active apartment complex, protecting your home WiFi network is just as important as keeping your front door locked. The out-of-the box configurations for wireless routers include easy-to-hack settings that need to be changed immediately. We can better protect ourselves by following a few basic procedures that require minimal computer skills.
 
Here is a great step-by-step list provided by the FCC as a guideline to personal network security.
There are a few advanced, more technical options that will provide an extra layer of security. You could install a VPN (Virtual Private Network) client on your mobile devices. You could consider not broadcasting (hiding) your WiFI network name (SSID). You should consider using a password manager to keep track of and update your passwords!
 
A Security Policy for the Whole Family
Have you ever thought about creating a family security policy? Enforcing a simple policy will help keep everyone responsible and worry-free; have everyone sign! Below are some suggestions that you could add to your family’s security policy.
Keep your devices up to date.
Routinely check for software and firmware upgrades so you’re always on the latest (and thus most secure) version.
 
Trust but verify.
  • Never give out the password to your WiFi network to anyone except trusted friends and family.
  • For occasional visitors, you should set up a guest network that is separate from your personal network.
  • Most gaming consoles and media devices can download and install apps, movies, and games.
  • Never download anything that doesn’t come from a verified source.
It’s also a good idea to use a prepaid debit or game network card to make purchases rather than using a credit card. Should a breach occur, you won’t have to worry about your credit card data getting leaked.
 
Create different accounts on shared devices.
  • Your kids shouldn’t have access to the Admin account.
  • Create yourself a ‘User’ account for non-Admin functions.
Under your Admin account, you can block websites per user, monitor activity, and make sure the quick-clicking kiddos don’t delete important system files!
 
Have a master backup, and backup to it regularly.
Nothing is worse than losing years of photographs or family videos thanks to a hardware failure. Designate a pair of drives to back up your data for redundancy and use an automated backup program every day. Use a cloud backup service for added redundancy and accessibility.  Experts suggest a primary ‘local’ backup and the Cloud as a third. In case your local back up and main machine are both affected by a disaster, you can still recover your data.
 
 
Blessings abound,
Max@TeamLogicIT
 
Max Gibbard, Owner
TeamLogic IT
5180 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Suite D
Kentwood, Michigan
+1 616 727 0107 – Office
mgibbard@TeamLogicIT.com
www.TeamLogicIT.com/SEGrandRapidsMI         
 
To schedule time with
@TeamLogicMax click here.
 

 

Multi Chamber After Hours

14th Annual 28th Street Metro Cruise 
August 24th & 25th
 

Now Accepting Volunteer Applications https://28thstreetmetrocruise.com/volunteer/
Triune Financial Ribbon Cutting

UPCOMING EVENTS

August
  • August 2 - Kentwood Summer Concert Series
  • August 8 - Community Job Fair
  • August 11 - Celebrate Kentwood
  • August 13 - Government Matters @ City Hall
  • August 17 - 3rd Fridays Networking Luncheon
  • August 24 - 28th Street Metro Cruise
  • August 25 - 28th Street Metro Cruise
  • August 28 - Wyoming Business Leaders
Visit www.southkent.org for more information or to register for an event.
3rd Fridays Networking Lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings
Congratulations to HealthBridge Post-Acute Rehabilitation on passing the Federal Certification Testing.
Save the Date 
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Southkent Business Expo

More Details to Come
Chamber Partners
2018 Board of Directors

Executive Committee:
Bob O'Callaghan - President/CEO
Michelle Born-Fischer - Bratschie & Born P.C., Board Chair
Anna Kruse - Anna Kruse Travel, Marketing Chair
Todd Duncan - Consumers Energy, Vice Chair
Keith Morgan - All Clean Again, Senior Vice Chair
Jennifer Eddy
- SpringHill Suites Grand Rapids North, Vice Chair
Terry Merriman - PCO Associates, LLC, Past Chair
Rick Chrisman - Hungerford, Nichols CPA's & Associates, Finance Chair

Community Relations Directors:
Jerry DeGood - Auto Finance
Lillian VanderVeen - Lenger Travel
Rich Wadsworth - Edward Jones

Member Relations Directors:
Amelia Seymour - Chase Bank
Kathey Batey - Spirited Presentations
Valerie Cook - Samaritas
Jonathan Mast - Valorous Circle
Elliot Talen 
LEADS GROUP
 
Bob O'Callaghan - Wyoming-Kentwood Chamber
Kate Pyles - Massey Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.
Ken Chesterman - Primerica Financial
Lisa O'Callaghan - Cumulus Media
Cindy Vader - Consumers Credit Union
Manny Rosa - Gordon Water
Kristie Wackerle - Novo Chiropractic
Joseff VanHorn - YoChef Catering Co.
Ken Depault - Keller Williams Grand Rapids East
 
RISE LEADS GROUP

Tony Marino - Liberty Mutual
Shane Myas - Edward Jones
John Fitzgerald - Michigan First Mortgage CU
Dorris Flockhart - Nutrition N More, LLC
Brad Lininger - Primerica
Victoria Mauro - Berkshire Hathaway
Rich Mate - Grand River Signs
Bobby Brewer - Brews Creation in Floral
Shawn Cash - PNC Bank
Betsy Simpson - Strenghs Unlimited
Rick Irvine - West Michigan Tech Services


The RISE Leads Group could use members in the following categories if you have an interest, please contact bob@southkent.org.

CPA/Tax Professional
Estate Attorney
HVAC
Hair Stylist
Auto: Sales
Auto: Repair
Personal Banker
Chiropractor
Need More Sales?
Join a Leads Group
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