When freezing temperatures occur and the white stuff starts falling, commercial property owners face many challenges. Keeping a commercial property safe is a job many commercial property managers dread this time of year.
Experienced property managers understand the need to implement risk-management in order to avoid costly law suits and to protect their tenants. It is wise to assess property needs and repairs well before winter arrives.
Snow and ice present some serious hazards that can be mitigated when properly handled. Not only will it protect your tenants and visitors, but it will protect your property. Preventing caustic substances from entering your building will protect flooring and lessen the chances of slips and falls.
Harvey Hanna and Associates, a Delaware Commercial Development Company, creates plans for all of its commercial properties in order to provide safety and comfort to its building’s tenants and visitor. Check out our winter safety tips below.
8 Winter Safety Tips:
1. Monitor Your Space Heaters– Portable space heaters are a safety hazard. Be sure to educate employees about safe space heater practices, such as keeping space heaters out of high traffic areas and to avoid sharing the outlet withy other electrical devices.
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Last week we listed ‘Five Top Reasons to do Business in Delaware’ which makes a great case for ‘start ups’ to open their business in the state of Delaware. Well here’s even more incentive, Delaware has the fastest Internet Speeds (16.2 mbps) in the nation which gives Delaware business an edge, making them more competitive than those businesses based in neighboring states!
According to the Akamai [‘State of the Internet’ (SOTI) Report – 2nd Quarter, 2014], the Internet is over twice as fast in Delaware than in Arkansas.
“In terms of absolute speeds, Delaware had the fastest Internet speeds at 16.2 mbps, followed by just over 14 in Virginia; Washington. D.C. was next with speeds just below 14 mbps. The Internet was slowest in Arkansas, where average speeds were 7.5 mbps.” — Chokshi , Niraj. “These maps show the Internet is getting faster in (almost) every state.” The Washington Post., 30 Sep. 2014.
Not only does a faster internet speed make e-commerce sites more competitive, it makes businesses of all industries more productive, giving them faster access to shared project files allowing for more efficient collaboration.
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If you think your business should be recognized as a rising star, why not apply for the 2014 Superstars in Business Award. This award has been given annually since 1998 in honor of and named after, Marvin S. Gilman, a small business leader in Delaware. He was president of the much respected Gilman Development Company and was inducted into the ‘National Housing Hall of Fame’.
‘The Superstars in Business award honors businesses and non-profit organizations for their outstanding achievements and model approaches to business and management.’ – DSCC
To be eligible your business must be a member of Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, have 150 employees or fewer, and been in business for at least three consecutive years. Applications are due by 12 pm on August 21, 2014.
Winners will be honored at a luncheon on November 12, 2014 in the Gold Ballroom of the Hotel DuPont.
Click Here for more Details on How to Apply and to see past recipients.
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Harvey Hanna President Joins University of Delaware’s Alumni Wall of Fame!
We are excited to share that HHA President, E. Thomas Harvey, III, will join an exclusive list of Wall of Fame inductees ranging from Revolutionary War heroes, signers of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, as well as physicians, engineers and authors.
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Mr. Harvey has been selected to join the 246 alumni that have been inducted into the Alumni Wall of Fame in recognition of their professional and public service excellence since its’ inception in 1984. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 7 at Gore Recital Hall in the Roselle Center for the Arts on the University of Delaware campus.
Previous notable inductees include:
- U.S. Vice-President, Joseph Biden
- U.S. Senator (DE) Thomas Carper,
- Robert Gore (scientist, inventor and businessman of W.L.Gore & Associates)
- Tubby Raymond (legendary UofD football coach)
- Thomas McKean (American lawyer and politician)
E. Thomas Harvey, III serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Harvey of Hanna & Associates,
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