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September 2017 Events

Washington State Fair September 1 – 24 The Washington State Fair is the largest single attraction held annually in the state of Washington. The Fair continually ranks as one of the largest fairs in the world. The Washington State Fair hosts two annual events, the 20-day Washington State Fair every September, and the four-day Spring Fair in Puyallup every April.   Keyport Fest 2017 9/16/2017, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Town of Keyport’s annual festival, celebrating life on a smaller […]

Extended Tip — Google Search Punctuation Tips

We love Google Search for its ease of use – no need to worry about spelling, grammar, or punctuation. But if you want to take your search skills to the next level, punctuation marks and symbols can improve your results. Quotation marks: When searching for a specific phrase or saying, use quotation marks to search for those exact words. This helps filter out less relevant results by giving you only pages that include those exact words in that order. Hyphen: […]

Erik Dahl Blog SpotlightErik has been working with Help Desk Cavalry since March of 2017 and has brought his 34 years of technical experience to the table, helping us improve our client’s networks and experience. As a senior at Central Kitsap High School in 1983, Erik found his passion for working with computers while working on his, now archaic, Atari 800 desktop computer. He then went on to Washington State University, graduating in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Business. A very motivated person, Erik enjoys a good challenge and learning new things. Erik’s professional career focused on Networking and VoIP telephony systems, where he was a Sales Engineer for several different companies before coming to Help Desk Cavalry. Erik now works as a Senior Project Engineer, assisting our Project team in building networks and designing infrastructure for our clients.

In his off time, Erik loves to spend time with his family, his wife Amy of 21 years and his children: Nathan, Madison, and Paige. Erik is also very active as a sound engineer for GracePoint Church and has found his passion for acting in their Christmas Desert theatre productions. Erik spends the remainder of his active time as an assistant coach for Olympic High School varsity volleyball in the Fall and head coach for the OHS jv softball team in the spring. Erik is a firm believer that every day is a new day, and should be embraced as such with a positive attitude and a great mindset that anything is possible.

August 2017 Events

Obliteride 8/11 – 8/13/2017 Obliteride is more than a bike ride. It’s a movement to obliterate cancer. Half of all men and a third of all women in the U.S. will develop cancer during their lifetimes. Together as a community we are fighting back, aggressively raising money for cancer research. Presented by Fred Hutchinson Silverdale Chamber of Commerce Chamber 101 8/15/2017, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Join us and learn how to make the most of your membership and to learn about […]

July 2017 Events

Bainbridge Island Concerts in the Park 7/12/2017, 7:00– 8:00pm Wednesday Evening Concerts at Battle Point Park Silverdale Chamber of Commerce — Education Committee Meeting 7/14/2017, 12:30 – 1:30pm Providing a valuable vehicle for membership involvement in Central Kitsap schools, this committee serves as a liaison between business, education, and youth career choices. Committee members are involved with the selection of vocational education scholarship recipients as well as recognizing outstanding area educators. Port Orchard Art & Antique Fair 7/14 – 7/15/2017, 10:00 am – 6:00 […]

Partner Spotlight — Jeramey Probert

Edward Jones is an investment firm working with businesses and sole proprietors across the nation. While the company provides a multitude of ways for people to invest, Jeramey Probert looks to prepare individuals for their future retirement. We at HDCav are excited to partner with Jeramey to provide all our employees with retirement plans and excellent benefits. Jeramey Probert began working at Edward Jones in May of 2012 down in Tempe where he managed branches across the country. After one […]

Client Spotlight — Steyer

As of March 2017, Kate Walton, the CEO of Steyer, became the company’s new owner. A content agency with headquarters on Bainbridge Island, the business was founded in 1995 by Marty Steyer and focuses on delivering content (e.g. technical documentation, instructional materials, marketing collateral, and multimedia projects) to a wide range of clients, including  Microsoft, HBO, Tesla, and Juniper. With Steyer’s back-office team distributed among Bainbridge, the Eastside of Seattle, and California—and consultants working on client projects from multiple markets—strong […]

Featured Product — OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business is a great place to store, share, and sync your work or school files. As a part of your organization’s Office 365 subscription, or SharePoint Server, your can save your files in OneDrive and then work with them from any device. But, on a phone or tablet, you’ll get the best experience with the OneDrive app which is available for Android, iOS, and Windows phones. You can add, manage, and share files from the app, and with […]

Featured Partner — Toomey and Associates

Toomey and Associates provides healthcare benefit solutions for the Northwest. They are a brokerage firm committed to helping their clients find solutions in a complex and changing health insurance market. We were pleased to partner with Toomey and Associates to provide healthcare for the technicians and staff you know and love here at HDCav. Julie Toomey, broker and co-owner of Toomey and Associates, LLC., told us a bit about the history of her business. Her husband Andrew Toomey previously worked […]

Technology Focus — How Not To Choose A Password

There is a ton of information out there about how to create that perfect password.  As long as you follow the rules, your password should be strong and un-crackable.  Or at the very least, your password should be strong enough to outlast a few rounds of brute force attacks – giving you enough time to change your login credentials. But what people so often fail to account for, are all of those password no-no’s.  You see, even if you are […]