December 16, 2017

Summer Read for Gilbert Residents

Hi there Gilbert, AZ  friends. Are you feeling the summer heat a bit too too much? A good way to to deal with it is to find a cool relaxing spot, grab a cold drink and read a great book set in a cooler clime! - Time for a shameless plug, my sister Veronica Platzer is an author, she is an excellent … [Read more...]

Beating the Heat at Work – Water and More Water

Water is essential for keeping your cool during hot weather. Water keeps your body cool and should be drunk even if you don't feel thirsty. It's okay to also drink commercial waters (such as Vitamin Water) or energy drinks such as Powerade or Gatorade but they're usually not necessary unless you're … [Read more...]

What Drives You Crazy in the Office?

I would say my number one beef would be too many meetings! I hate meetings especially when they run too long. Then I would say people in meetings who leave their audible alerts on on smart phones, all that pinging and buzzing very distracting. Actually, this drives me crazy in social situations as … [Read more...]

HSA Information for Small Employers

Are you a small business employer here in Gilbert, AZ? If so you might be interested to know about the: Small Employer Deductible Limit Repeal The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) initially limited deductibles to $2,000 for self-only coverage and $4,000 for family coverage for … [Read more...]

Why is Blogging Good for Business

A couple times a month, someone contacts us to ask about blogging, how to get found, how much time it takes, what do you write…. Many people think it is easy, but unless you love to write, or have the time, it is a lot harder than you think. We know that blogging can be one of your top sources of … [Read more...]

Why Do You Need Plants in the Office?

Studies have shown that live plants in the work space aid employee productivity, aid in concentration, and increase staff well being and morale by up to 47%. (Source TNO Quality of Life Study) Real Plants in a classroom can boost the learning potential for students, according to the … [Read more...]

What Do You Know About Gilbert, AZ?

I just love my office here at Islands Executive Suites in Gilbert with the lake view and easy access to everything I need.  Staring at the lake the other day from my office I wondered about other lake views around the area and I realized I did not know much about Gilbert itself so I went to good old … [Read more...]

Working in a Coffee Shop or Co-working

I was in a Gilbert, AZ coffee shops the other day waiting for my latte and noticed a lot of people on their lap tops, mobile devices etc. working away. Despite the distractions crying babies, energetic toddlers and yappy customer these people were trying to work. The coffee and free WiFi were not … [Read more...]

Discover the Islands Community

The Islands Community is a lush. Lake community built on a foundation of social and business relationships, welcoming residents and business owners as good neighbors and friends.   The Islands Community provides beautifully landscaped common areas and an onsite management staff. There are … [Read more...]

Small Town Gilbert Arizona Churns Out Reality TV Talent

Gilbert woman among top 12 contestants in 'America's Next Top Model' contest  Gilbert resident Brittany Brown, 18, is vying to win the "America's Next Top Model" contest, a CW network TV show with an online component that requires supporters to vote for their favorite participant only on the days … [Read more...]