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How to Use Public Wi-Fi Safely

15August,2019
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Stay Safe When Using Wi-Fi in Public Spaces With airports, hotels, restaurants, theatres, coffee shops, and dentist surgeries now offering free Wi-Fi access to visitors, using your tech to stay connected while on the go is easier than ever. While it is convenient, there is one thing you need to keep in mind while using these open networks: Read More

HBC Summer Blood Drive

13August,2019
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We are hosting a community blood drive on Monday, August 26th, 2019 from 9am to 3pm at our office in Sherman Oaks. Please see the flyer above for more info! Read More

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FCC Warn About “One Ring” Robocall Scam

8August,2019
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The FCC Warns to Avoid Calling Back Phone Numbers That Only Ring Once  People across the nation have been receiving mysterious “one ring” robocalls. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has warned against calling these numbers back. The calls have tended to be targeting specific area codes and have been known to call several times in the Read More

Long-Term Care Insurance – who needs it!

8August,2019
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Most people look forward to living a long, healthy life. They plan and invest throughout their working years with the goal of creating a financially secure retirement when they can enjoy doing the things they love most. Often overlooked in the planning is the risk of a long-term illness and the impact it has on the family and finances. The costs Read More

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HBC Honors August Anniversaries Of Teammates!

1August,2019
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How Safe is Your Workplace? Top OSHA Violations

How to Prevent the Top OSHA Violations  Safety is the first priority for any company that seeks to protect employees and customers. Knowing the hazards that exist in workplace offices, equipment, and machinery is the first step to preventing accidents and injuries. Today, we’re going to look at the top Occupational Safety and Health Organization Read More

Penny Lane Center Volunteer Opportunity

23July,2019
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I wanted to share with you the opportunity that Grace, Sharon, Adriana and myself took part in on Saturday.  Penny Lane Center, just a few blocks away in North Hills, works with kids from group homes, and families that may not have the resources needed to purchase Back to School supplies. We worked alongside many other volunteers, not only donating Read More

HBC Serves

22July,2019
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As part of our HBC Serves philosophy, several Hoffman Brown teammates volunteered at Guide Dogs Of America (GDA) in Sylmar, CA in June. We helped this wonderful organization with their annual physical inventory of store merchandise.  GDA does not receive any government funding.  They are funded entirely by donations and grants, so volunteers are Read More

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Avoid Using an Airport USB Charging Station Without This Device

Travel Tech to Keep Your Valuables Safe Summer is travel season! Whether you’re heading to a different state to explore a new city or going on a foreign adventure abroad, it’s likely that you’ll take a plane to get there. While many travelers protect their belongings from theft at the airport, what about cyber theft? In this ever-growing digital Read More

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Grease Fires – What to Do When They Happen and How to Prevent Them

How to Handle a Grease Fire in the Home You’ve started to warm up the olive oil to sauté some delicious vegetables when you suddenly get distracted by your phone, kids or a knock at the door. The oil in the pan heats up, starts to smoke, and before you know it, it catches on fire. What you do to put out the grease fire can either work for you or Read More