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Tech 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: […]

Employee Spotlight — Erik Dahl

Erik 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.

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 […]

Tech Tip — 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 […]

June 2017 Events

4th Annual Golf Classic 6/14/2017, 1:30 – 7:00 pm Tee Off in the Fight for the Health, Education, and Financial Stability of all in Kitsap County. Proceeds from our 4th Annual Golf Classic will support our work with our Kitsap Strong partners. Presented by United Way of Kitsap. Port Orchard Concerts by the Bay 6/15/2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pm Free live music weekly. Presented by Fathom’s O’ Fun and Port Orchard Community. Pop-Up Art & Craft Fair 6/17 – 6/18/2017, […]