Working remotely has become the new normal for many offices since the pandemic — and for some, it’s working so well that it may be a permanent change. But while working remotely can save your company costs on overhead and gives your employees more flexibility, you could end up losing thousands of dollars if you haven’t taken steps to ensure that your data is protected on the devices your employees are using. Here’s how to ensure your data remains safe and protected.

Winters in Western North Carolina are generally milder than places farther north, but that doesn’t mean we don’t get our share of snow, ice, and frigid temperatures. The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts that the Appalachian region, including Hendersonville and Asheville, will get snow and freezing temperatures through February and even into early March. Don’t let Old Man Winter catch you off guard — prepare now to keep safe and healthy this winter.

No one knows better than Old St. Nick how to keep packages safe around the holidays! Zipping around the entire world at warp speeds in just one night means that you have to be a pro at safely packing and delivering packages of every shape and size. Here are Santa’s best tips for making sure all your packages — both during the holidays and the rest of the year — stay safe and secure.

It’s almost time for Turkey Day! Despite the upheaval we’ve experienced in 2020, it’s important to remember that we still have much to be thankful for. When you gather together with your family and friends this year, remember to follow these important Thanksgiving safety guidelines so you can concentrate on enjoying the season.

November in Western North Carolina brings cool days and colder nights! It’s the perfect month for fire pit parties, s’mores bonfires, and lighting a fire in the fireplace to enjoy that warm, cozy glow. But having fires on your property means you’ll need to take extra precaution to ensure they’re well managed and are completely extinguished. If the unthinkable happens and your home catches fire, be sure you’re protecting your family by having a sound fire evacuation plan in place.

Halloween is going to look very different this year due to the pandemic — some families are opting to forgo trick-or-treating, while others are choosing to trick-or-treat but will take extra precautions. No matter how you plan to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve, there are plenty of ways you can keep your family safe while still having fun!

Our fur babies are beloved members of our families, so it’s just as important to look after their safety as we would our own. From keeping harmful household items out of reach to installing a security system that will alert authorities at the first sign of trouble, here are five tips for keeping your pet safe and comfortable.