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Lewis, Hooper & Dick, LLC Announces New Associate

August 15 2017

Lewis, Hooper & Dick, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Gage Kepple to their professional team. As an associate, Kepple’s responsibilities will include a variety of tax, audit, bookkeeping and payroll assignments. “I am pleased to welcome Gage to our firm!” said Theresa Dasenbrock, CPA, CGMA, CFE, Managing Member/Owner of Lewis, Hooper &…

Americans are Saying Agriculture is Sustainable

August 10 2017

According to a recent poll, most Americans think agriculture and farming are among the nation’s most sustainable sectors. In an article from the High Plains/Midwest Agricultural Journal author Mace Thornton writes, “Almost everyone supports sustainability, by one definition or another. And, while the background noise around this discussion might sometimes suggest otherwise, many Americans think…

The Difference Between Marketing and Advertising

August 03 2017

Successful companies have strategic plans for both marketing and advertising. While both marketing and advertising are similar, they require separation. How can your company differentiate the two to pave the way for success? In an article from Inc. author Laurel Mintz writes, “Being able to differentiate between the two will help you create a more…

Getting Your Team to Collaborate Effectively

July 26 2017

Collaboration is essential for any team that is looking for success. How can your team navigate through challenges to allow for growth and proactive discussion? It starts with being an effective team. In an article from Entrepreneur author Brian Anderson writes, “Leaders who strike the right collaborative balance improve how work gets done. It’s not…

Lewis, Hooper & Dick, LLC Welcomes New Team Members

July 25 2017

Lewis, Hooper & Dick, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Shane Harper, Tyler Wooldridge and Esmeralda Quintanar to their professional team. As associates, Harper and Wooldridge will complete a wide variety of diversified accounting and tax assignments. Quintanar joins the team as an administrative assistant and will primarily be attending the office’s front…

U.S. Corn Sales Drop to a 3-Year Low

July 20 2017

Competition from Brazil and Argentina has caused U.S. corn export sales to fall to more than a three-year low, according to U.S. government data released last week. Although corn prices are falling, the number of sales is still declining. In an article from The Times of India author Karl Plume writes, “The sales slump came…

Tip: Be a Leader, Not a Boss

July 14 2017

At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be a great difference between the definitions of a boss and that of a leader. However, if you’ve ever worked for a boss who lacked leadership skills, you won’t need to be convinced that the differences are significant. To the fortunate few, leadership skills come naturally, but if…

Tip: The GOP’s Healthcare Reform and Small Businesses

July 14 2017

After a serious setback in March, the GOP finally passed a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (often dubbed Obamacare). The bill passed in the House after last-minute changes were made to convince ultra conservatives to support the proposed legislation. The new bill now faces significant scrutiny from the Senate. What does…

Technology: What Does WannaCry Teach Us?

July 14 2017

The global ransomware attack dubbed WannaCry marked an unwelcome precedent in the dark world of cybercrime. It is the first cyberattack that combined ransomware with the self-propagating power of a “worm” to generate a wide-ranging, global attack, affecting some 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries with the toll still rising. The hackers behind the…

Ideas to Mitigate the Biggest Threats to Retirement Income

July 14 2017

The LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute estimates that the average healthy person will live through their mid-90s. If you retire at the traditional age during your 60s, this could mean needing enough retirement income for 30 years or more. That is no small trick once you’ve stopped earning a paycheck. As if saving that much money…