Advice & More from Blackhawk Bank | August 2018
Celebrating Labor Day

In observance of Labor Day, all Blackhawk Bank locations will be closed on Monday, September 3rd. We wish you a very happy holiday!

Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events.

Dry Up Your Wet Basement for Good!
A wet basement is anything but enjoyable. Whether your basement includes a finished living space or is simply used for storage, the effects of any kind of water damage can be overwhelming, costly, and time-consuming.  A great number of wet basements can be fixed or prevented by taking a few simple and inexpensive steps.

Why Are Vacations So Important?

Research shows Americans work more than anyone in the industrialized world. They also take less vacations, work longer days and retire later. However, a number of studies have shown that taking time away from the job can have physical and psychological health benefits. People who take vacations have lower stress, less risk of heart disease, a better outlook on life, and more motivation to achieve goals.

The Security Awareness Newsletter 
What are Smart Home Devices?
Traditionally, only a few of your devices at home could connect to the Internet, such as your laptop, smartphone, or gaming console. However, today
there are more and more devices connecting to the Internet, from your light bulbs and speakers to your TV, door locks, and even your car. These 'smart home devices' bring a great deal of convenience, but they also bring unique dangers.

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