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IIB Newsletter - April 2019

IIB Newsletter - April 2019

Keywords: April Newsletter

Matt Coughlin April 18, 2003 Upcoming Events & Dates
16 Years of Service
4/1 - April Fool’s Day
Debbie Crall April 5, 2004 4/15 - Tax Day
15 Years of Service 4/19 - Good Friday - IIB Closed
4/21 - Easter Sunday
Bruce Luria April 1, 2005 4/22 - Oklahoma Day
14 Years of Service 4/22 - Earth Day

Kathy Conner April 08

Chris Orr April 10

Sarah Gamble April 21

David Holden April 22

We Are A SERVICE Organization

Etiquette Tip of the Week: Are You Aware?

By Callista Gould, Author and Certified Etiquette Instructor

If you are in line at the grocery store with a cart full of groceries and the person behind you has a single
gallon of milk, would you let that person in line ahead of you?

It's not required, but it's a thoughtful gesture.

Thoughtful gestures can seem inconvenient. Like holding an elevator door open for someone way down
the hallway but obviously headed towards the elevator. Or giving up our seat on public transportation or
any seating area, to someone less able-bodied or
visibly exhausted.

All these have one thing in common: an awareness
of others.

You can't yield to others on a sidewalk, while walk-
ing and talking with friends, if you aren't aware of
the people walking towards you or coming up be-
hind you.

We live in a world with so many digital distractions.
(How many of you were thinking about my initial grocery store question, "Who goes to the grocery store

Sometimes we just don't see each other.

How often do we find ourselves before a meeting in a conference room, where everyone is looking at their
cellphone, rather than engaging each other in conversation?

Wouldn't a little face-to-face conversation be nice?

When we make an effort to see others around us, that's when we have an opportunity for thoughtful ges-
tures. Like holding the door for someone – even though they may be thirty feet behind us. Or pushing an
elevator button for one who has their hands full.

A lot of little thoughtful gestures increase your stock in the eyes of others. Sometimes, they're a thankless

I am a firm believer that when you do good things for others, good things come back to you. There is a
great deal of self-satisfaction in that – whether others notice or not.

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The PEOPLE Are IIB’s Most Valuable Resource


Mardi Gras & Birthday Celebration

The PEOPLE Are IIB’s Most Valuable Resource

Farm Bureau: Flooding-Related Ag Losses in Nebraska Nearing $1B March20th

The Nebraska Farm Bureau president says farm and ranch losses to the
devastating flooding could reach $1 billion in the state.

President Steve Nelson estimates $400 million on crop losses because
of crops that will be planted late, if at all. He also estimates up to $500
million in livestock losses as the state struggles with swollen rivers and
breached or overtopped levees following heavy rain and snowmelt.
He told the Omaha World-Herald, “That gets us close to a billion dollars.
I would not be surprised to see the lost agriculture numbers go over a billion dollars.”

Agriculture amounts to 20 percent of the state’s gross domestic product and provides one of every four
jobs. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency says the current public impact of flooding in Ne-
braska is $205.5 million and the private impact is $59.7 million.

Norsk Hydro Using Backup Servers to Restore Systems
After Ransomware Attack March20th

Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s largest aluminum producers, has made
some progress restoring operations but is not yet back to normal after it
was hit by a ransomware cyber attack, the company said on Wednesday.

After the attack late on Monday, the company had to shut several plants
that transform aluminum ingots into components for car makers, builders and other industries, while its
smelters in Norway were largely operating on a manual basis.
The Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM), the state agency in charge of cyber security, said the
attack used a virus known as LockerGoga, a relatively new strain of so-called ransomware, which en-
crypts computer files and demands payment to unlock them.

The LockerGoga malware is not widely used by cyber crime groups, cyber security researchers said, but
has been linked to an attack on French engineering consultancy Altran Technologies in January.

Hydro said on Tuesday it did not plan to pay the hackers to restore files and would instead seek to re-
store its systems from backup servers.

There were no signs of similar attacks on other Norwegian companies or public institutions, according to
NorCERT, a unit of the NSM handling cyber attacks. The attack began in the United States on Monday
evening and escalated into Tuesday, hitting IT systems across most of the company’s activities and forc-
ing staff to issue updates via social media.
Companies and governments have become increasingly concerned about the damage hackers can
cause to industrial systems and critical national infrastructure following a number of high-
profile cyber attacks.

The PEOPLE Are IIB’s Most Valuable Resource

Successful Win!

Chris Orr
successfully expanded
LandPlan Consultants
to include the P&C
effective 17 March

10 Delicious Ways to Turn an Avocado into Lunch

What was once relegated to 1. Add it to a bean salad.
the making of guacamole — 2. Bake an egg in it.
fabulous in its own right — 3. Top a green salad with it.
avocados are now taking the 4. Fill it with your favorite salad.
lunch table by storm. Smooth 5. Blend it into your smoothie.
and buttery and loaded with 6. Tuck it into a grilled cheese.
healthy fat and a good dose of 7. Make it into a pasta sauce.
vitamins and minerals, the avo- 8. Turn it into a dip.
cado offers a cornucopia of 9. Make breakfast pizza for lunch.
choices as to how to serve it. 10. Make avocado toast, of course!

TRUST Is An Essential Element Of Our Industry


Integrity ~ Respect ~ Leadership ~ Excellence ~ Teamwork

The Color Run 5K Tulsa

Let your love shine at the happiest run under the sun!
On The Color Run Love Tour, good vibes are the only kind of vibes
allowed. Join us as we celebrate what we love about ourselves, each

other, and the planet we all share.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 9 AM – 1 PM River West Festival Park 2100 S Jackson Ave, Tulsa, OK.
For more information contact Ryan Howell at [email protected] or 918-596-2008

 The agent told him, "Yes, your policy does cover you falling off
the roof, but it doesn't cover your hitting the ground."

 I have a group life insurance policy that pays off if I die in a

 I have extensive earthquake and fire policies on my home.
I call them my Shake 'n' Bake policies.

 I used to sell life insurance. But life insurance is a really weird concept. You really don't get anything
for it. It works like this: You pay me money. And when you die, I'll pay you money.

 I just saved a bunch of money on auto insurance by switching my car into reverse and driving away
from the accident.

 A life insurance agent was completing an application and got to the part on health history. He asked
his client how his grandfather died. This was his client´s startling answer. "I want to die in my sleep like
my grandfather...Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car."

INSPIRATIONAL “ We become what we think about.” - Earl Nightingale



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