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Netclient Portal

We recently sent out a survey to our clients asking about their use of our Secure Client Portal. We weren’t surprised by the results, so we wanted to provide you some additional information regarding it. Our intent is that more clients will start to utilize this feature. Gardiner Thomsen understands how important security is to...

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Cooperatives – What we’ve seen in 2016

With the firm’s 100+ cooperative client base, we like to reflect back in the first edition of each year’s newsletter on what we have seen over the past year. There is obviously exceptions, outliers that performed much better than our overall characterization of the past year. Sadly, there are those that performed much worse. That...

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PCI Compliance: Protect Customer Information

The explosion in the use of debit and credit cards is not without a downside. As more and more credit cards are provided to merchants, the potential that the information will be stolen also increases. Consumers expect their card information will be handled by merchants in a secure manner. When card data is stolen, consumers feel...

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Year-End Reminder: Don’t Forget FSAs

The holidays can be a joyous — but hectic — time of year. While you’re juggling shopping for gifts, decorating your home and planning get-togethers with friends and family, it’s easy to forget to spend any remaining funds in your Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) before New Year’s Day. However, if you fail to observe the “use-it-or-lose-it...

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Survey Reveals Most Drug, Alcohol Abusers Work Full-Time

Most illegal drug users and abusers of alcohol hold full-time jobs. That is the finding of a study released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a public health agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The study involved collecting data over a two-year period from 128,000 full-time employed individuals, ages...

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Grab Hold of Potential Opportunity at Trade Shows

For company sales representatives, being on a trade show floor can be uncomfortable: You’re surrounded on all sides by competitors and judged by browsing shoppers. But it’s also a prime sales and marketing tool for those who know how to grab hold of every potential opportunity. After all, the average trade show features 573 exhibiting companies where more...

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