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Director's Corner: Steve Bargiacchi

Published on April 24, 2017

For Steve Bargiacchi, owning his own business was not a matter of if but when. 

“Growing up I was either cutting yards or painting house and having my friends help,” Bargiacchi says, “Whatever was going on, I usually had some business opportunity in the works.” 

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Customer Spotlight: Billy Hardwick's All Star Lanes

Published on April 17, 2017

Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes takes great pride in having been a family-owned-and-operated business for 35 years. And this sense of family throughout the culture of Billy Hardwick's All Star Lanes is consistently evident when Rebecca Hardwick, widow of the late Billy Hardwick, and her daughter, Kelly Frasure, talk about their bowling center and its history.

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5 Common Mistakes on Tax Returns

Published on March 28, 2017

Rushing to file your tax return increases the chances of error, which can delay your refund, trigger an audit or cause you to have to pay more later. Here are some of the most common tax mistakes to avoid.

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Often-Missed Tax Deductions

Published on March 28, 2017

The tax landscape can be difficult to navigate. Nevertheless, figuring out which tax write-offs you qualify for could prove lucrative. To put you on the right path, consider whether these little-known deductions could save you thousands of dollars down the line.

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4 Ways to Support the Next Generation of Women in Small Business

Published on March 15, 2017

Women’s History Month dates back to the 1980s, when it was first a weeklong celebration before being extended by a Congressional resolution. Celebrations during the month of March typically include mentions of notable women throughout history. Some of them are women from the business world, from Madame C.J. Walker to Sheryl Sandberg.

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Preventing Tax Return Fraud

Published on March 01, 2017

Identity theft continues to be a booming business: In 2014, 17.6 million Americans fell victim, and cybercriminals made off with $15.4 billion. And tax refund theft remains a lucrative piece of that business, despite the IRS' efforts to stamp it out.

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