Deb’s Blog

Don’t get “Fooled”! ›

Each year the FBI releases the “Internet Crime Report”.  While the 2021 report has yet to be released, the 2020 report included 791,790 complaints of suspected internet crime, an increase of more than 300,000 complaints from 2019 and reported losses exceeding $4.2 billion.  According to the report, the top three crimes reported by victims were…

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You can make your own luck! ›

There is an interview that I think about often.  It was a sportscaster interviewing a football player who was sitting on the sidelines for a very long time and got called up from the bench to play.  I don’t remember the specifics but I remember the circumstances that led him to play were described as…

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How to hold on to the employees you love! ›

No doubt you have heard about the “Great Resignation” of 2021 where large numbers of employees  voluntarily left their jobs.  The reasons for this economic trend, also known as the “Big Quit” are varied but the pandemic has certainly played a significant role in how, where and for whom we want to work. The pandemic…

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Mission: Find a phonebook (make a friend) ›

This is a story about one woman in Maine in search of one thing:  a phone book. It was a Thursday afternoon at the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce when the phone rang.   “Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, this is Deb, how can I help you?” A quiet female voice on the end of the…

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