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How to be a Morning Person

Woman stretching and getting out of bed early in the morning

May 11, 2016 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Have you been staring at your New Year’s resolution to start running, but feel there aren’t enough hours in the day between rushing the children to school and working? …Why not start your days earlier? Run in the early mornings before anyone wakes up. It will put you one step ahead… Continue reading

Setting Priorities Starts with a Good Business Plan

May 5, 2016 Guest Blog by Howard Shore, Founder Activate Group The trademarks of a great operation are how well its leader and team use time and set priorities. Too often people confuse activity with productivity. Setting priorities starts with a plan. A good plan creates focus, sets goals, creates alignment throughout an organization, and provides a means for accountability.… Continue reading

The Significance of Thank You After Networking

April 29, 2016 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC In a previous blog post, we covered five simple tips to become a networking expert. And, while it should go without saying, the unmentioned, sixth tip – follow up – must always be applied as well. Without it, you just have a pile of business cards, belonging to people who may… Continue reading

Common Interview Mistakes

March 28, 2016 Guest Blog By: David Romano, Benchmarkinc Twenty-nine percent of candidates declined a job offer because of the interview process. Yes, that means that at least 29 percent of the time interviewers make such a poor impression that qualified candidates would rather stay unemployed than work for them. We’re all busy, so finding the time to prepare to… Continue reading

Survey says: Conducting effective employee reviews

March 22, 2016 Guest Blog by David Romano, Benchmarkinc Founder In a recent study published in Forbes magazine, 57% of CEOs/company owners believe their staffs are “regularly recognized” for their hard work and contributions. Employees who agree? Nine percent. While 61% of employees say they would welcome immediate, on-the-spot feedback from bosses and peers about how they’re doing, only 24%… Continue reading

Prepare for Tornado Season

Tornado season infographic

March 16, 2016 By: Chelsea Verissimo, DKI Ventures, LLC March generally begins tornado season, yet this varies by region, as shown in the graphic above, which also shows which states are most affected by tornadoes. Are you prepared? Tornadoes can strike quickly with little to no warning. Always be prepared before it’s too late. Put together an emergency kit. Form a… Continue reading

Doug Lynn Joins DKI as New Director of Business Development

Dough Lynn headshot

March 15, 2016 – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, today announced its most recent hire, Director of Business Development Doug Lynn. Lynn is a franchise development professional with a solid 22 years of experience in the franchise industry and multiple sales organizations. For 13 of those years, he was a senior director of franchise development at GMAC… Continue reading

Tuckey Restoration Hosts Microbial Risk Course

DKI Presentation about Microbial Risk Course in Tuckey Restoration

March 15, 2016 – Tuckey Restoration, a member company of DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, hosted a Microbial Risk Management course on March 1, 2016 at its corporate headquarters at 170 Stover Drive. The CEC approved course was open to those involved in the structural restoration industry, and included over 25 property and casualty insurance agents, environmental… Continue reading

Spring Forward with a Safety Check: Daylight Saving Time, Sunday March 13

March 8, 2016 By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC Daylight Saving Time is this Sunday, March 13. Use this time to not only set your clocks forward one hour, but to check your smoke detectors and emergency supplies. Check the batteries in your smoke detectors. This should be done twice a year, so as a good reminder, each time you… Continue reading

The DKI Commercial Solutions Team is Growing

March 7, 2016 – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, today announced its newest addition, National Account Director (NAD) David Holland to its Commercial Solutions division. David comes to DKI with over 22 years of disaster restoration business development experience at the executive level. As a former national account manager with ServiceMaster Corporate for 14 years, he handled… Continue reading