It’s World Telecommunication Day!

Each year on May 17th, our industry celebrates the evolution of communication — from telegraphs and telephones to video chats and social media. We’re honored to play such a crucial role in people’s lives around the world, and we look forward to the development of new technologies in the years ahead.

How Facebook Decides Which Ads to Show You

Are you sometimes puzzled by the ads in your Facebook News Feed and wonder why you’re seeing them? To see why Facebook is showing you a particular ad: 1. Click ••• in the top right corner of the ad. 2. Click “Why am I seeing this ad?” and you’ll see different reasons. For example, “You visited the advertiser’s website.” 3. If available, click > next to the reason …

National Gardening Day

April 14th is National Gardening Day, a time to plan the outdoor space of your dreams. To celebrate, you could sign up for a gardening course or check out the many gardening resources online. You could also visit your local garden center for beautiful inspiration.   If your gardening plans include new bushes or trees, be sure to call 811 …

Celebrate National Ag Week!

As you sit down to eat this week, we encourage you to think about the farmers and ranchers who helped make that meal possible. National Ag Week is organized by the Agriculture Council of America, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the public’s awareness of agriculture’s role in modern society.

On This Day in History

Today is the anniversary of the day in 1876 when Alexander Graham Bell transmitted his first phone call to Thomas Watson. By doing so, Bell rang in a whole new chapter in communications history. Imagine what life was like before the phone was invented and how thrilled early users must have been to hear the voices of faraway loved ones. …

Help Fight Fraud

Been contacted by an impersonator of a government agency or business? Lost money from a suspicious job opportunity? Experienced annoying phone calls? The FTC urges you to fill out the form at reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/assistant. This helps the FTC and its law enforcement partners investigate and bring cases against the perpetrators of these illegal or unethical activities. The FTC also uses reports to spot trends, …

National Chili Day!

When it’s chilly outside, there’s nothing quite like warming up with a big bowl of chili. Thursday, February 25 is National Chili Day, so prepare accordingly. Want some trivia to go with your chili? A green chili pod has as much vitamin C as six oranges. Hot chili peppers burn calories by triggering a thermodynamic burn in the body, which …

Clean Out Your Computer Day!

While Clean Out Your Computer Day doesn’t exactly merit a party, it’s a good reminder to do computer maintenance tasks you may be putting off. Over time, unused files and programs take up precious memory and can slow down your computer. What should you do? Clear off your desktop by deleting or archiving files you no longer need there. Organize your …

February is National Bird Feeding Month

Mid-winter is a tough time for birds, since snow often covers their natural food sources. That’s why February was chosen as National Bird Feeding Month. About one third of U.S. adults currently feed birds. If you’re not among them, now’s a great time to start. The best foods for birds include sunflower seeds, thistle, nuts, suet, and millet. Don’t feed …

Thank you to our team!

We’re fortunate to have such talented and resourceful employees, who successfully navigated through the changes required in 2020 — from switching work locations to following safety precautions. We admire their dedication and thank them for continuing to deliver excellent customer service despite these hurdles. Whatever 2021 brings, we know our employees will keep making us proud!